Vendor Spotlight


August 2, 2023


Nestled amidst the picturesque Mississippi River in the heart of Minneapolis, Nicollet Island Pavilion stands as a true testament to timeless elegance and unforgettable moments. This historic wedding venue has been enchanting couples and guests alike for years, offering a perfect blend of rich history, modern amenities, and breathtaking views.

Originally constructed in 1893 an having entered this world as William Brothers Boiler Works, Nicollet Island Pavilion has undergone a fascinating transformation over the decades. Its historic charm and iconic early Mini-Apple industrial architecture have been meticulously preserved, giving couples a unique opportunity to exchange vows in a setting that effortlessly blends the historic charm with contemporary luxury. The pavilion has witnessed generations of love stories, making it a cherished landmark within the Minneapolis community since 1976 when it was adopted by the Minneapolis Park Board.

Boasting over 6,000 square feet of event space, Nicollet Island Pavilion can comfortably accommodate weddings of varying sizes. Its versatile layout allows for intimate gatherings as well as grand celebrations, with a capacity ranging from over 500 guests in the main room with round table seating to over 5,000 guests up and mingling. The venue’s expansive windows provide an abundance of natural light during the day and offer breathtaking views of the Minneapolis skyline as the sun sets.

Nicollet Island Pavilion offers an array of amenities designed to create a seamless and unforgettable wedding experience. The outdoor courtyard, with its lush greenery and views of the Mississippi River, provides an idyllic backdrop for romantic ceremonies and cocktail hours. Inside, the elegantly designed main hall sets the stage for lavish receptions, complete with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and customizable lighting. Even its proximity to the spacious bridal suite adorned with vintage charm for pre-ceremony preparations at the Nicollet Island Inn makes this venue and amazing choice for a iconic Minneapolis wedding.

Nicollet Island Pavilion is not just a wedding venue; it’s a cherished piece of Minneapolis history that provides couples with an exquisite canvas to paint their love stories upon. With its rich heritage, versatile event spaces, and commitment to creating unforgettable moments, this venue is a true gem that continues to shine brightly in the heart of the city. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, Nicollet Island Pavilion stands ready to make your wedding day dreams come true. Learn more online, and be sure to follow on Instagram for more Minneapolis wedding inspiration!

Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer (and handcrafter and designer on the side). She serves elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullestSee more about the KLP Wedding Experience!

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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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