Walker Art Center

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Extraordinary events. Unforgettable experiences.

The Walker Art Center’s indoor and outdoor private rentals offer unique settings for artful celebrations, refined receptions, unforgettable weddings, and state-of-the-art corporate meetings and events. The iconic building features flexible venues and high-tech amenities for nearly any size gathering. Conveniently located on the edge of downtown Minneapolis where 394 and 94 meet Hennepin and Lyndale, its shimmering facade and spectacular skyline views, as well as convenient underground parking, seamlessly integrate form and function. Discover one of the most unique venues in the Twin Cities.

The Walker’s art-filled site is perfectly complemented by its exclusive caterer — Modern Events by D’Amico, featuring its distinctive service and Walker-specific menus.

We are excited about the new project at the Walker Art Center, which expands and enhances the current campus, and are happy to report that none of the interior spaces will be affected throughout the entire construction process (September 2015–Fall 2016). The guest entrance at Vineland Place is the only area that may change slightly. The majority if not all guests typically enter through the P1 Parking Garage Level/Bazinet Garden Lobby, which will remain as the Walker entrance. Precautionary measures have been taken to ensure events occur smoothly. If there is any aesthetic disruption (which is not anticipated until spring 2016), the Walker Art Center design team will ensure that areas are secured in a visually-appealing manner.

Weddings & Celebrations More

Whether you’re looking for a romantic, contemporary, quirky, or classic wedding, the Walker has the space for you. From engagement parties and rehearsal dinners in Gather, to unforgettable outdoor ceremonies on our terraces overlooking downtown Minneapolis, to unique receptions in the famous Skyline Room, our team has ideas about ways to make your special day spectacular.

Corporate Meetings & Events More

If you need a conference room, an auditorium, or a place to celebrate, the Walker has the perfect meeting spot for your corporate events. Our auditoriums—the Walker Cinema and McGuire Theater—fit hundreds and are outfitted with high-tech presentation equipment and amazing acoustics. Gather is the perfect fine-dining spot to host holiday and retirement parties.

Creative Retreats More

Energize your creativity with corporate retreats at the Walker. Be inspired by the modern and contemporary art around you, go on a private tour with your team, and get to work in our conference rooms. Looking for a team-building exercise? Head to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for a round of Artist-Designed Mini Golf, or laugh together at the British Arrows Awards. We can help you plan an inspirational, untraditional, and unique experience for your group.

Parties & Celebrations More

Celebrate the milestones in life—anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays, graduations, retirement celebrations, and more—in a setting as unforgettable as the occasion. Private dining, distinctive catering, and artful event spaces are as unique as the friends and family you are celebrating.