Vendor Spotlight


November 6, 2019


In Minnesota, there are a ton of unique venues. There are refurbished buildings, barns old and new, and natural wonders, just to name a few. Any and all wedding tastes can be satisfied by what the Minnesota wedding market has to offer.

One organization that is certain to provide a one-of-a-kind wedding is the Minnesota Historical Society.

MNHS is not just for elementary school field trips. When it comes to weddings, they provide unique spaces that can be utilized to make any dream wedding come to life. The Minnesota History Center in St. Paul has an abundant seventeen spaces that can be used, depending on the reception plan. This center also works hand-in-hand with D’Amico Catering, an awarding-winning outfit with over twenty-five years of culinary expertise. Its location its convenient with easy access to Interstate 35 and many lodging options.

What is wonderful about MNHS is that they don’t just have the center for weddings; they have actual live sites, too, for those couples looking to start their story amongst history. One of those sites is the Mill City Museum. Located on the shores of the Mississippi, this space is created within and around the remnants of the Washburn A Flour Mill. A renovation in the early 2000s brought this 120-year-old building into the twenty-first century, and created a modern facility within the weather rock. It’s awesome, and can accommodate any wedding, from ten to 500 guests.

So…what about the other live sites, like Split Rock Light House? Weddings at those locations are often left to the discretion of the site staff. They know best their ability to host a wedding and will make that call on their own. While site one might be okay, another might have other requirements (such as during off-times, which might mean no Saturdays). 

Minnesota’s history is all our histories…how cool to start the next chapter of your story amongst the tales of time? If that tingles your spine like it does mine, consider the Minnesota Historical Society sites for your big day. Visit their website to learn more!

Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer. She provides services to elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullest!

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At home on the road. Forever-focused on authenticity and the thrilling art of creation; always found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

After fourteen years as a high school educator, I stepped back through a door I thought was closed. Journalism came back into my life. Armed with a Masters of Arts in Communication, I was again challenged and prepared to tell the stories that would become history, but with a twist: It is now your legacy of love that I document. The tension I seek is that from every tear, smile, laugh, and moment of love on your wedding day. 


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