You and your partner have picked out your wedding venue, the vendors, the food, the decorations, and so much more. You’re almost at the finish line. Hooray! In just a short time you will be married and relaxing after you’ve seen your plans come to fruition, but you’re not quite there yet! Where do you go to have your rehearsal for your big day? Whether you plan to have a true rehearsal to walk your wedding party through the itinerary or opt for a more casual sit-down dinner, we’ve got just the place for you. Keep reading below to see our top picks for rehearsal dinner locations around the Twin Cities.
Green Mill St. Paul
Green Mill is a well-known (some may even say legendary) establishment in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. It’s likely that your guests will know of Green Mill and their award-winning pizza! Although they’re known for their pizza, they also have creative pastas, cold beer, and delicious wings. Their menu also offers a great variety for catering plated dinners, buffets, or passed hors d’oeuvres for special events.
The St. Paul Green Mill located off Grand Avenue and Hamline Avenue, has a private space called The Hamline Room that is another great spot for you to host your rehearsal dinner. The space can comfortably accommodate up to 45 guests for a more intimate affair. The space is newly remodeled with modern colors and décor, comfortable seating, an HDTV, and floor to ceiling windows that pull in lots of natural light. With the private space being inside the restaurant, this is truly a one-stop shop that is convenient for you and one that your guests will thoroughly enjoy!
Contact the St. Paul Green Mill to learn more about the Hamline Room is perfect for your rehearsal dinner.
Aster Café is a Minneapolis restaurant that also specializes in private events. Located in the St. Anthony Main neighborhood in Minneapolis, this spot boasts stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline and the Mississippi River right outside the front door.
Their private space, The River Room, seats between 40 – 130 guests and has beautiful and eclectic décor throughout so you don’t have to worry about decorations. Aster Café offers a curated menu for special events that you can view right on their website.
Check out their website to see if Aster Café is the right spot for your rehearsal dinner.
Spoon and Stable
Spoon and Stable is a stunning restaurant located in the heart of the North Loop neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN. Led by James Beard award-winning chef, Gavin Kaysen, this space and menu are sure to impress all your guests. There are two spaces available for private dining. The St. Anthony Parlour is perfect for intimate gatherings and will seat up to 12 guests comfortably. The Hennepin Salon is the larger of the two spaces and can seat up to 24 guests for dinner. Spoon and Stable is the perfect spot for your rehearsal dinner if you’re looking for beautifully plated dishes that will satisfy your palate.
Learn more about hosting your rehearsal dinner with Spoon and Stable.
Urban Eatery is an event venue at the historic Beach Club located in Uptown Minneapolis. Not only is this location convenient but it’s stunning since it overlooks the beautiful Lake Bde Maka Ska. With fresh and locally sourced ingredients, the food is a definite highlight. The menu offers a mix of types of food while being approachable so all your guests can enjoy their unique meals. Their space can comfortably seat up to 150 guests and can host up to 200 guests for a cocktail style event.
Contact Urban Eatery to learn more about hosting your rehearsal dinner
Union is located downtown Minneapolis making it extra convenient for your geusts to access and would make for a unique and trendy spot to host your rehearsal dinner. Union has Minnesota’s only year-round retractable glass enclosed rooftop! Have your rehearsal dinner in the open air in the summertime or enclosed during the winter, looking out to the Minneapolis skyline. The whole rooftop is available for rent to host your private event. The menu boasts scratch American cooking and craft cocktails. Your guests will be able to enjoy a unique atmosphere with a stunning view while they enjoy dinner.
Check out their website for more information on private dining at Union.
When you book your wedding at FIVE Event Center, we can also host your rehearsal! Included in the ceremony fee, you will receive a 1-hour rehearsal timeslot. Availability can vary depending on the demand of events but we will work with you to get you and your party booked the week of your wedding. This will give you time for you and your wedding party to tour our space, rehearse the walk down the aisle, meet our venue manager, and get comfortable before the big day.
After your rehearsal walk-through at FIVE Event Center, head to one of our recommended spots for a nice dinner to properly greet and thank your wedding party. Your guests will love seeing a preview of FIVE Event Center and will enjoy their experience at any of our recommended rehearsal dinner spots!