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World-Class Weddings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The MIA opens its doors to brides and grooms.

The $50 million Target Wing expansion and renovation of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2006 was a major win for the Twin Cities’ cultural scene. But even with 40 percent more exhibition space, the overhaul left audiences wanting more—more private-event opportunities, that is. In response to an overwhelming number of requests, the museum recently opened its elegant surroundings to weddings, parties and other special events exclusively catered by Minneapolis-based D’Amico Catering.

Couples who love the arts and appreciate a sophisticated ambiance will be delighted to find four unique, versatile spaces to choose from. “Reception areas and meeting spaces are located within or adjacent to the museum’s renowned galleries, so guests feel immersed in the world-renowned collections,” says event sales manager Jessa Barron.

The pièce de résistance of the museum’s Target Wing, the Michael Graves-designed reception hall, is the most spacious setting, showcasing a barrel-vaulted ceiling, maple paneling and a serene palette, perfect for dinner receptions. The Regis Fountain Court & Bruce B. Dayton Rotunda is a majestic marble hall with soaring ceilings and enchanting balconies, while the Villa Rosa Room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful treetop views of Target Park. Last but not least, the Wells Fargo Community Room is a versatile, light-filled room ideal for more intimate wedding receptions and includes a patio opening onto Target Park.

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