If you haven’t check out the Machine Shop yet, you’re missing out! We are crazy over this beautiful new Minneapolis space. Not only is the Machine Shop located in one of the most coveted Minneapolis neighborhoods, St. Anthony Main, but its modern and industrial look makes it our new fave venue! We chatted with Stephanie at Machine Shop to get the inside scoop.
How would you describe the space?
Once a machinery shop for the Pillsbury A Mill, the space has many historical elements in tact and well preserved. Large windows line each wall, creating an open and airy space finished with luxurious and industrial elements.
What makes The Machine Shop unique?
The neutral pallet yet upscale finishes on the historic structure and surfaces allow Machine Shop's clients to explore their own aesthetic without reinventing the space.
What are the food and beverage options at The Machine Shop?
Machine Shop will provide beverage service and a list of approved caterers will be provided to clients for food needs.
What capacity range is ideally suited for The Machine Shop?
Our pricing and inventory is set up for events up to 300; capacity for a cocktail style event is 1200. As the space is incredibly flexible and set up for optimal flow, there is opportunity for groups from 20-1200.
How is the venue space best utilized for a ceremony, cocktail reception, and dinner?
As Machine Shop has two levels and flexibility on each, there are many ways to host all aspects of the day.
What type of couple has their wedding at The Machine Shop?
Couples who are looking for a modern, unique space with character and every convenience built in will love Machine Shop.
What tips do you have for couples when it comes to picking their venue?
Try not to get overwhelmed by the process. Make a spreadsheet to try to compare apples to apples as much as possible. Choose vendors who align with your vision for your day.