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Wedding Permit Application Process
Rules for All Outdoor Wedding Permits
Wedding Sites
Reception Areas
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Weddings

Picture your wedding in the Lyndale Park Rose Garden, overlooking Minnehaha Falls, atop Wedding Hill in Theodore Wirth Park. These sites and more are available to make your outdoor wedding truly unique and memorable.

The Minneapolis Park System also offers many options for reception sites, from the Nicollet Park Pavilion to neighborhood recreation center.

For those planning a wedding within the Minneapolis Park System, please keep the following in mind:
  • A permit is required to schedule a wedding in the park system.
  • All wedding permit applications are taken on a first-paid, first-served basis.
  • A completed application must be submitted and appropriate fee must be paid before a site and date will be reserved or a permit issued. Applications can be taken by phone, online or by paper form.
  • No refunds will be given once a wedding permit has been issued.
  • Wedding permits are issued for 3 hour time blocks only.
  • Your permit guarantees that no other wedding or event is scheduled at the same time in the same location as yours.
  • A permit does not guarantee exclusive use of the park area for your event. There will be other people using the park, but they are usually considerate of your needs and move off from the immediate area.
  • Parking fees are not included in the cost of the wedding permit. If you do not already have a Minneapolis Park Board annual parking permit, you pay an hourly rate at parking station machines or parking meters. Daily parking for guests can be purchased in advance from our Customer Service office.
  • The Cowles Conservatory Palm Room in the Sculpture Garden will be available for rental as a back-up site for ceremonies in case of inclement weather.

Apply for an Outdoor Wedding Permit

For more information call Ellen Kosmoski at 612-230-6427, or email ekosmoski@minneapolisparks.org or visit the Customer Service Department at 2117 West River Road in Minneapolis. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wedding Locations and Fees:

Park Sites Capacity Amenities/Options Fee With Tax
Boom Island Riverfront Plaza 200 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
Cowles Conservatory Palm Room 100 chairs $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
Glueks Park          
Minnehaha Park Longfellow Gardens 200 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
      chairs in specified area only    
  Minnehaha Pergola Garden 200 chairs, tent, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
  Song of Hiawatha Fountain 100 chairs $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
Lake Harriet(Unavailable until further notice) Bandshell 300 amplification (MPRB) $800 / 3 hrs $862.20
Lake of the Isles Point between Newton & Penn Avenues 100 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
      long haul for rental equipment    
Lyndale Park Heffelfinger Fountain 100 chairs $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
  Turtle Fountain 100 chairs $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
  Rock/Peace Garden 200 chairs $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
      chairs in specified area only    
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden General Mills Sculpture Plaza 200 chairs, tent, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
  Frederick Weisman Sculpture Plaza 200 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
  McKnight Foundation Sculpture Plaza 200 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
  Judy & Kenneth Dayton Sculpture Plaza 200 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
  Pergola 200 chairs, tent, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
  Gazebo 200 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
Theodore Wirth Wedding Hill 200 chairs, tent, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
Central Riverfront Park West River Pkwy & 8th Ave. N. (just south of Plymouth) 200 chairs, tent, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
Thomas Lowry Park Seven Pools 200 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
Water Power Park Riverfront 100 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88
      long haul for rental equipment    
Deming Heights Norwegian Hill 200 chairs, amplification $500 / 3 hrs $538.88


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