Wirth Chalet
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55422

Customer Service

Phone: 612-230-6400


130 (seated)

Rental Availability

Monday-Sunday & Holidays

Times vary depending on event type.

Wirth Chalet

Part of: Theodore Wirth Regional Park

Activities & Amenities

This quaint Swiss style chalet, Wirth Chalet, has an ambiance of a rustic lodge. An adjacent stone terrace creates the opportunity for your guests to enjoy both the inner elegance of the Fireplace Room and the peaceful wilderness of Theodore Wirth Park.

Features & Amenities

  • Chairs
  • Exposed Beams
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Porch
  • Pub Room
  • Tables
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Wood Burning Fireplace

Good to Know

Chairs and tables included in facility rate

Indoor facility guarantees protection from all types of weather

Option to hold ceremony and reception

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my booked time included set up and take down?

Is there a kitchen available?

Can I set up a tent/canopy?

Can I have a tour/rehearsal?

Can I serve alcohol?

Can I serve food?

Are tables and chairs included?

Do I have access to electricity?

Is the fireplace operational?

Are dogs allowed?

Can I decorate?

Can I change the date/time of my permit once approved?

What type of fees can I expect for a permit?

If application is approved, when is payment due?

Can I have a ceremony?

What is the cancellations/refund policy?

Rates & Application

Permit Application

You will need to apply for a permit to reserve this location for your indoor wedding, reception or other event. We accept applications for reservations as far out as the end of the following calendar year on a first paid, first served basis.

Permit Application Process

  1. Download and review the appropriate application:

    Wedding Ceremony Application [PDF]

    Receptions & Events Application [PDF]

  2. Complete and submit your permit application:

    Mail or In Person:
    Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
    Wedding Permits
    2117 West River Road N
    Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Fax: 612-230-6504

  3. If available, we will reserve the site for your preferred date and time
  4. We will contact you to discuss your application and to arrange payment
  5. Upon receipt of payment we will issue your permit 



Monday-Thursday: $300 plus tax
Friday: $725 plus tax
Saturday & Holidays: $1050 plus tax*
Sunday: $575 plus tax
Service Fee: $250 plus tax

Additional Ceremony Fee

$500 plus tax

*Time-and-a-half Police Officer and Attendant Fees will apply for all Holidays.


Ceremonies are allowed when booked with a reception at this location.

Ceremony Setup Options

  • Chairs (included in rate)
  • Tables (included in rate)

Preferred Vendors

Other wedding extras are available to rent for an additional fee through our preferred party rental vendors.


Contact: Karla Vitez
Phone: 952-903-4241

Ceremony Guidelines

  • Ceremony Permits are required and issued for either three or six hours, including setup, rehearsal, photos, etc.
  • Ceremony Permits guarantee that no other ceremony or event is scheduled at the same time in the same location. A permit does not guarantee exclusive use of a park area for a private event. Other park visitors may still use the park, but are usually considerate of permit holders' needs and move out of the immediate area. On-site event attendants assist.
  • Battery powered amplification systems are allowed only in specified areas (no electricity available). Amplification systems are limited to microphones, CDs and iPod/MP3 players. Permit holders must rent amplification equipment from one of our preferred vendors.
  • We only allow chairs in specified areas. Permit holders must rent chairs from one of our preferred vendors.
  • Flowers or any other vegetation may not be moved, cut or removed from any park in the Minneapolis Park System. (Park Board Ordinance 2.2).
  • Littering is not permitted. Rice, confetti or birdseed is not permitted. Any flower boxes or other rubbish must be disposed of properly by the permit holder. Frequently, there are numerous weddings scheduled consecutively at the same park area in one day. Clean up should not be left to the next group, neighborhood residents or the park keeper.
  • Tents or canopies are allowed only in specified areas, and require a six-hour permit. Permit holders must rent tents or canopies from one of our preferred vendors
  • We allow held chuppahs or chuppahs that rest on the ground surface. We do not allow staking or pounding due to potential damage to underground security, electric and irrigation systems.
  • Alcohol is not permitted. Ceremonies which normally use wine must substitute with a non-alcoholic beverage.

Receptions & Events

The Fireplace Room is on the upper level of the Wirth Chalet. It is the perfect location for wedding receptions, corporate parties, and other events for up to 130 guests, seated, including seating in the main room and the adjacent porch opening into the Fireplace Room.

Fireplace Room: 38 x 40 feet
Porch: 12 x 38 feet
Pub Room: 26 x 23 feet

Setup Options

  • Chairs (included in rate)
  • Tables (included in rate)

Approved Caterers

Various menu options and event services available for an additional fee through our approved caterers.

Approved Caterers Alcohol Services Vegetarian Vegan Kosher Gluten-free Full Service Drop Off Only China/Glass/
Afro Deli   x x x x   x    
Al Vento   x x x x x x x x
Amy Nadeau Catering   x     x x      
Birchwood Café   x x   x x     x
Chowgirls Killer Catering x x x   x x x x x
Chuckwagon x x x   x x x x x
Classic Catering & The Picnic Pleasers x x x   x x x x x
Common Roots Catering x x x   x x x x
Complete Beverage x                
Cossetta Eventi   x x   x   x    
Crave Catering x x x x x x x x x
Create Catering & The Dining Studio x x x x x x x x x
Divine Swine Catering   x x x x x   x x
Famous Dave's
(Calhoun, Roseville, and Plymouth locations only)
  x       x   x x
Fork and Flair   x x   x x x x x
Galactic Pizza   x x   x   x    
Gardens of Salonica   x x   x x      
Gandi Mahal   x x   x x x x x
Gastro Truck   x x   x x   x x
Green Mill Catering x x x   x x   x x
Holyland   x x   x        
Irons in the Fire   x x x x        
K's Revolutionary Catering & More   x x     x      
Kafe 421   x x   x x   x x
Kowalskis (catering division only) x x x     x x x x
Lord Fletcher's Catering           x      
Lunds & Byerlys Catering (catering division only) x     x x x x
Marna's Catering   x x   x x x x x
Mighty Fine Catering   x     x x   x x
Mintahoe Catering x x x   x x x x x
Mr. Pig Stuff x x     x x     x
Olivias Organic Café/Premium Bar Service -Hire a Host x x x   x x      
Pickles           x      
Pinstripes Catering (Edina)   x x   x   x x x
Qdoba (Uptown Location Only)   x x   x   x    
Sawatdee (Catering Division Only) x x   x x   x x x
Sioux Chef Catering   x x   x x   x  
Sonnys Ice Cream/Crema Café x       x        
Surdyk's Catering x x x   x x x x x
Twin Cities Paella   x x   x     x  
We Cater to You   x x   x x x x x