The low lights flickering, a table packed with food, ice cubes clink against glass edges, and a room filled with familiar, smiling faces: this is the ideal setting for a perfect party. Outsource the food, find a central location, and book one of these fabulous private party spaces in Minneapolis and St. Paul.Read More
17 Gorgeous Twin Cities Party Rooms to Plan an Event Around
Some of the swankiest restaurants also make room for gorgeous private gatherings
1. The Lynhall
This farmhouse styled restaurant in Uptown regularly holds all manner of private events both in its fully-loaded TV studio and the side room that’s framed by a roaring fireplace.
2. P.S. Steak
Guests arrive at the complementary valet station before stepping into one of the most impressive entryways this town has to offer. Once inside, P.S. Steak is dripping in classy opulence with food and service to match. Reserve a giant booth in the dining room, a private table at the back of the lounge, and live the high life.
3. 4 Bells
4 Bells, at the edge of Loring Park, has several private dining spaces, from quiet and intimate on the first floor, a farmhouse feel on the second floors, and a large upstairs atrium with downtown Minneapolis skyline views, a private bar, and a fireplace.
The gothic grandeur of the subterranean bar at Constantine always feels like the beginning of a night full of endless possibilities. Book the whiskey room, just off the bar for a top shelf sipping, completely with velvet rope to keep the regular folks out.
5. Grand Cafe
One of the most elegantly comfortable dining rooms in Minneapolis, there’s a swank private room that seats up to 25 guests for fantastic evenings of pink bubbles and chicken pithivier.
6. Butcher & The Boar
Right at the edge of downtown Minneapolis, this entire restaurant is a celebration of hearty roast meats and bourbon. The private dining room or space inside the year-round outdoor beer garden are perfect for party goers that appreciate a little smoke that clings to the hair after a long night out with friends.
Murray’s has the old school allure of a classic steakhouse with all the attentive service, excellent cuts, and low ball Manhattans that can expected. Private dining here includes space for 20 to dine.
8. Spoon and Stable
Gavin Kaysen’s first restaurant, Spoon and Stable, is a study in excellence. The private dining room is accessed by walking the length of the room, with plenty of opportunities to spy around the bar, dining, and kitchen, before tucking into a comfortable private space near the back, far away from the murmuring crowd. The private dining room can seat 25 for dinner.
9. The Bachelor Farmer
The penultimate in Minnesota chic, The Bachelor Farmer manages to meld Minnesota’s “aw shucks” allure with sophistication and divine food. The second level has a variety of rooms for moderately sized events.
10. Eastside Eat + Drink
There’s a kind of 90’s-chic vibe inside Eastside, one that isn’t afraid of t-shirts under sport coats or a little gold lamé. The sumptuous menu is best experienced by a crowd and the private dining room is perfect for punches whole roast things from owner Jamie Malone and executive chef Ryan Cook.
11. Create Catering & The Dining Studio
It’s not technically a restaurant, but owner Philip Dorwart was a well-known restaurant chef before branching out with his wife/partner Desiree to open this private space that has an art gallery feel. Tucked into a fast-developing party of Northeast with a large parking lot, this is an ideal place for a stunning private event that’s a little outside the box.
James Beard award winning chef Alex Robert’s excellent Restaurant Alma turns 20 this year, but it feels as fresh as ever. The entire restaurant was refreshed a not long ago, adding more private dining space. Plus, there’s a little boutique hotel upstairs that would be perfect for out of town guests.
13. ie - Italian Eatery
This rustically beautiful Italian restaurant creates lovely candlelit evenings over giant, shared pasta plates.
14. The Lexington
Plan an intimate night inside the leather and wood comfort of the Williamsburg room, or gather a large party upstairs at The Lexington.
15. The Commodore Bar & Restaurant
Living swank history, there’s an authentic-to-the-era 1930s art deco bar and plenty of rooms that seem built as a set for a Ginger and Rogers movie.
16. Gray Duck Tavern
Justin Sutherland’s Gray Duck Tavern also operates a glorious private event space in the adjacent room lobby. There are comfy couches for lounging, all kinds of historical architectural eye candy and refined, but tasty Minnesota comfort food.
17. GREEN LANTERN COCKTAILS + MUSIC
Below Public, right off of Mears Park, is this gorgeous room built like a speakeasy. Exposed subterranean brick flank the giant bar and there’s plenty of cozy, chill seating.
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