THE VAN DUSEN MANSION
1900 LaSalle Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Rising from a pedestal of the earth in downtown Minneapolis is the most magical wedding venue - the Van Dusen Mansion. An absolutely breathtaking and enchanting property that is steeped in rich history, grand design, and absolute splendor, this venue is perfect for your wedding.
The stunning historic castle-like mansion was built in 1892 for George Washington Van Dusen and his wife, Nancy, as their primary residence. And although it remained in their family for decades, it was eventually abandoned and faced demolition. In a true fairytale-like manner, a heroic investor swept in and bought the property only TWO weeks before the demolition.
Bringing to life the true purpose for its being, to become the most enchanting, unique fairytale wedding venue in Minnesota.
Key Features: Ceremony, Reception, Exclusive Catering, Getting Ready Suites, On-site Parking, Outdoor Areas
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If your dream is to have a wedding that will mesmerize your guests by enveloping them with an unexpected, interactive experience, you have come to the right place. With each setting more outstanding than the last, we are sure that your wedding guests will be impressed with its grandeur and be captivated throughout the day. This historic venue has an expansive 12,000 square foot mansion perfect for any prince or princess. It is decorated with stained glass windows, rich woodwork, Persian rugs, and glistening chandeliers.
Our unique space, mixed together with our team of professional wedding planners, you are sure to have a wonderful wedding day can come to life. Choose from the luxury ballroom adorned with a vintage flair, the Carriage House perfect for a swanky club-like vibe, the courtyard covered in luscious greenery, or the Mansion itself. Your guests will be blown away by this lovely, romantic wedding venue.
VAN DUSEN COLLECTIONS
Which collection is right for you?
PETITE - Couples seeking a cost-effective and intimate ceremony with a light celebration to follow! A 3-hour rental for 25-50 guests
ESSENTIALS - Couples who want to eliminate many of the tedious choices to make planning as simple as possible! A 12-hour rental for 75-125 guests
CUSTOM - Couples looking to build out every element and detail of their wedding, while working with a talented team of venue experts.
CORPORATE - Clients seeking a space for an upcoming meeting, gala, fundraiser, etc. with an unforgettable experience customized to your brand.
THE ENTRANCE: Guests will begin the event by stepping into the historic Van Dusen Mansion. This one of kind property will delight your guests with the beautifully restored period rooms. Upon first impression, your guests will know that this will be a unique and wonderful event.
CEREMONY & SOCIAL: Your ceremony may take place in the romantic Courtyard, adorned by charming cafe lights- Guests will feel they have entered a hidden garden. Following your ceremony the social hour will take place inside the Mansion and on the front lawn area with gazebo, fountain and garden furniture.
DINNER & PARTY: Guests will journey next to the Modern Ballroom and dine under the sparkling chandeliers. As dinner concludes, guests venture through the Courtyard to the beautiful Carriage House where they will enjoy music and dance the night away!
The Van Dusen Mansion offers romantic and unique spaces both in and around the venue to capture moments as a newlywed couple, or moments with your friends and family as you celebrate your new beginnings.
Capture moments outside of the mansion, either in front with the greenery and picturesque mansion as a backdrop, or in the courtyard for romantic and secluded moments.
Move indoors and find secret spaces to capture intimate moments in the historic mansion. Not to mention, our unique and captivating spaces within the suites and ballroom!