Looking for a sleek venue with a contemporary vibe and historic past? The Glass House at the edge of downtown Minneapolis might fit the bill. Repurposed from an old window factory, the Glass House was purchased, renovated and moved into the 30,000-square-foot industrial warehouse by Hennepin Made owner Jackson Schwartz, who envisioned a space that would welcome people to gather comfortably for a variety of events. The pristine, airy space lends itself beautifully to a surfeit of décor. Lists are available with preferred vendors for flowers, catering, décor, photography and planning.
The Glass House has three unique spaces: the Holden Room, the Glenwood Lounge and the Courtyard can cater to almost any occasion.
• The Holden Room, with a capacity for 250 seated or 400 standing for cocktail hour, features custom 8-foot mobile walls, live plants and trees, a large garage door opening up to the courtyard, and hand-crafted light fixtures.
• The cozy Glenwood Lounge is perfect for rehearsal dinners (seats 50; cocktail space for 125) and other more intimate gatherings.
• Just outside the Holden Room is the Courtyard, which features a lush grass lawn, landscaping and plants. It can accommodate as many as 350 for a cocktail hour.
A private parking lot has 60 spaces, but more parking is available at the adjacent Minneapolis Farmers Market.
One surprising feature of the Glass House is an actual glassblowing studio right behind the main reception space, and a glassblowing experience can be added to any event. Further, all the lighting throughout the space was designed and produced onsite by Hennepin Made.