As holiday season approaches, calendars across the Twin Cities are starting to fill: everything from end-of-year office parties to cocktail hours with close-knit friends, there are no shortage of events coming up in November and December. At these restaurants across Minneapolis and St. Paul, find private dining and event spaces of all shapes and sizes--seating groups from eight to eighty.Read More
Throw a Holiday Bash Inside These Private Party Rooms
Roaring fires, afghan walls and delicious food
At this newly opened space adjacent to Uptown’s longtime favorite French bistro, Barbette, Trapeze’s cozy, sunlit space fits up to 20 and caters to every need: from wedding shower to happy hour. Create a specialized bubbly program to pair with cheese plates, seasonal crudités, terrines, and more.
2. The Lynhall
For larger groups, the Lynhall’s side room with the roaring fire fits up to 85. From hot-from-the-hearth breads and tartine to a rotating selection of rotisserie meats and seasonal salads, build a menu suited to everyone.
3. Mercy Bar & Dining Room
Located at Le Méridien in downtown Minneapolis, Mercy has a number of private and semi-private dining spaces available, both within the restaurant and in the hotel at large. Particularly of note is the Library Lounge downstairs: dark wood paneling, long leather couches, book-lined walls and a full bar.
4. The Bachelor Farmer
With four distinct rooms seating parties from six to sixty, The Bachelor Farmer offers a full menu of Nordic-inspired options like the smørrebrød course served in the restaurant. Plus cocktail and open bar layouts are an option for appetizer-centric events. Don’t miss the seasonally rotating desserts.
5. Wilde Cafe & Spirits
With its idyllic St. Anthony Main view of the Mississippi River, the Wilde Cafe’s private Parlor Room accommodates small to mid-sized groups of 6-36, and provides catering from the restaurant’s full menu: like duck fat fries seasoned with smoked salt and rosemary, or a “Juicy Lucy” variation with gouda, served on a brioche bun.
6. Red Stag Supperclub
In Northeast Minneapolis, the Red Stag Supperclub’s private event space, the Clubroom & Courtyard, offers an open-air warehouse space with catering options tailored to holiday events: with family or buffet-style service and canapés.
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7. The Happy Gnome
Hidden upstairs at the Happy Gnome, the Firehouse Room is a beautiful banquet space, holding up to 80 and serving both buffet and a la carte options for everything from a weekend brunch to a late-night cocktail party. Don’t miss the braised short ribs.
8. Parlour St. Paul
Parlour’s St. Paul location can reserve all four of its dining rooms serving for private events: from the dynamic, kitchen side diner to the plush booths and smaller tables in the Lounge. Get the classic Parlour burger and the flourless chocolate cake: rich, fudgy, the perfect start to a holiday season.
9. Holman's Table
Nestled in the curve of the Mississippi River, Holman’s Table’s sleek, modern space is a beautiful place to grab a nightcap and watch planes take off at nearby St. Paul Downtown Airport. With its appetizer and share plate-heavy private dining menus, it’s also the perfect venue for group gatherings: particularly at lunch, when the sun streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.