The Van Dusen Mansion | Old Money Wedding Style

I have to share how breathtaking this luxury Minnesota wedding venue is. Upon entering the mansion, I immediately sensed the rich history of the building. The venue features plenty of hallways and rooms to explore, and there’s a grand staircase that’s perfect for capturing beautiful wedding photos. The exterior gives a castle-like vibe, adding a fairytale touch to your wedding day. Choosing The Van Dusen Mansion for your wedding is an incredible decision. It provides numerous photo opportunities and is conveniently located close to the heart of Minneapolis.


Built-in 1892 for George Washington Van Dusen and his wife, founders of Minnesota’s first and most prosperous grain firm, the Van Dusen Mansion has a rich history. In the 1940s, someone sold the estate outside the family, leading to its transition to commercial use. Finally, in 1994, facing demolition, an investor stepped in to purchase and restore the building to its original beauty.

The mansion has everything elegant you can think of—gorgeous woodwork, Persian rugs, stained glass windows, and charming chandeliers. It offers five main areas for weddings and events: the groom club room, the jade bridal suite, a ballroom accommodating up to 250 guests, the carriage house for your dream wedding dance party, and, of course, a courtyard for your intimate garden ceremony.


Q: Is decor included in my package?

A: Yes, the venue offers an array of amenities, including gold chairs, vintage centerpiece options, and plenty of table-setting decor.

Q: Is there a venue coordinator?

A: A venue coordinator will be by your side from the moment you arrive until you’re seated for dinner. Their responsibilities include running your rehearsal, organizing the ceremony lineup, liaising with vendors upon their arrival, aiding in the setup of event decor, securing your gifts in a designated area, and ensuring the smooth and timely progression of the event according to the plan.

Q: Can I use my chosen vendors?

A: You can select any vendors for your event, except for catering and bar service, as these will be handled by Mintahoe Catering and Events. You’ll collaborate directly with them to select your preferred menu.

If you’re still searching for the perfect Minneapolis wedding photographer for your mansion wedding or luxury wedding, I’d be thrilled to help plan your dream day. Feel free to click here to inquire and discuss how we can work together!


Venue | The Van Dusen Mansion

Wedding Gown | The Ivory Bridal Co.

Bridal Hair | Beauty by Betsy

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