Be the Host with the Most at These 5 Fabulous Twin Cities Event Venues

June 13, 2016

Venues_Twin_Cities.jpgThe comfortable clubhouses at our Springs Twin Cities communities are perfect for small gatherings, but what if you need something larger or more formal? You don't have to go far to find some truly special venues that accommodate meetings and events of all types and sizes.

We asked our leasing staff for their top recommendations. One of these is sure to be your perfect site.

1. Gale Mansion
2115 Stevens Ave S

Few venues are as rich in ambiance and tradition as the Gale Mansion. This breathtaking home, with its circular drive, columned terrace and full-story arched windows, dates back to 1912, and in 1977 it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Gale Mansion accommodates all types of celebrations, from weddings and showers to birthdays and proms. If you're hosting a business function, WiFi and A/V equipment are available.

2. Marquette Hotel
710 Marquette Ave

With 24 available rooms, the largest of which is just over 4,000 square feet, the Marquette in downtown's iconic IDS Center can host business functions ranging from group meetings to large-scale conferences. The staff of the fully-equipped A/V Center can assist with all your visual and audio needs, whether it's a low-tech flip chart or a high-tech LCD projector. WINDOWS on Minnesota, with its panoramic views from the 50th floor of the IDS Center, is the Marquette's signature venue for private and business events.

3. James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul

Steeped in history, the James J. Hill Center is a true Twin Cities landmark. Its dramatic Beaux Arts design, featuring pink Tennessee marble and Kettle River sandstone, makes the Center a stunning example of classic architecture. Available rooms can accommodate groups from eight people in the casual Helen Starr Room to 250 people in the Reading Room, with its soaring ceiling and beautiful pillars. The wedding space provides an intimate setting for up to 325 guests.

4. Wabasha Street Caves
215 Wabasha St S
Saint Paul

Want to host a meeting or event that people will be talking about long after it's over? You won't find many venues more unusual than Wabasha Street Caves. This historic underground venue offers plenty of atmosphere, both mysterious and romantic. The 12,000 square-foot space is highlighted by brick walls and stucco ceilings capped off with a stage, dance floor and 60-foot bar. Add some unique entertainment with one of their interactive murder mysteries or improv shows.

5. Magnolia Blossom Cruises
2500 Crosby Farm Rd
Saint Paul

Is there any rule that says your event has to be on solid ground? Magnolia Blossom Cruises along the Mississippi are available exclusively for private events, so you alone decide the start time, length and route. The staff arranges everything from start to finish based on your wishes and requirements. Weddings can be performed onboard or at a picturesque location like Pike Island or Hidden Falls.

Is there another venue that belongs on this list? Tell us in the comments!

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