3933 E Minnehaha Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417
May 15-October 15
Part of: Minnehaha Regional Park
With its varied perennials and annuals, Longfellow Gardens provides a picturesque backdrop for weddings and other ceremonies. The formal garden, featuring a pergola, graces the top of the land bridge, providing a stunning view of the downtown skyline.
A gentle slope of prairie flowers and grasses provides a transition between the ''wild'' creek's edge and the land bridge's sedate beauty.
Godfrey Parkway Closure: Godfrey Parkway is closed to thru traffic until Fall 2017. The detour for motorized traffic on Godfrey Parkway uses Minnehaha Avenue, 44th Street and West River Parkway. See Hennepin County project page for more information. The parking lots on Godfrey Parkway remain open.
Easy access to Minnehaha Regional Park from numerous highways
Close to MSP International Airport
The Garden covers the land bridge over Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue, and spans West of the bridge to Minnehaha Creek.
Parking fees are not included in the cost of a wedding permit
Receptions: Permits are issued for ceremonies only. Food and receptions are not allowed at ceremony sites.
Choose a reception site that will make your day unforgettable.
You will need to apply for a permit to reserve this location for your outdoor wedding or other ceremony. We accept applications up to 12 months in advance on a first paid, first served basis.
Mail or In Person:
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
2117 West River Rd N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
$500 plus tax (Three-Hour Permit)
Annual Patron Parking Permit: Enjoy parking privileges in specially designated spaces at some of our most popular regional parks. View parking permit details.
Chairs, amplification, tents, archways, and other wedding extras are available to rent for an additional fee through our preferred party rental vendors.