Aria

105 1st St N,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 342-2742
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Average Base Cost: $23,000

Our average base cost for an ARIA wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday evening ceremony and reception using their beverage minimum and a catering cost of $80/pp, plus $500 for security. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation/parking, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: The rates for 2016 are as follows:

DAYTIME
Monday through Thursday:

  • $500 for five hours (one hour for set up, three hours for event function, and one hour for breakdown)
  • Event breakdown must complete by 2:00 p.m.
  • Additional time may be rented at $125 per hour
  • $500 beverage minimum (prior to tax and service charge)

Friday through Sunday:

  • $1,000 for five hours (one hour for set up, three hours for event function, and one hour for breakdown)
  • Event breakdown must be complete by 2:00 p.m.
  • Additional time may be rented at $125 per hour
  • $750 beverage minimum (prior to tax and service charge)

EVENING
Monday through Thursday:

  • $2,000 for ten hours (three hours for set up, six hours for event function, and one hour for breakdown
  • Event breakdown must be complete by 12:00 a.m
  • Additional time may be rented at $250 per hour
  • $2,000 beverage minimum (prior to tax and service charge)

Friday:

  • $4,500 for twelve hours (four hours for set up, seven hours for event function, and one hour for breakdown)
  • Event breakdown must be complete by 2:00 a.m.
  • Additional time may be rented at $250 per hour
  • $4,000 beverage minimum (prior to tax and service charge)

Saturday:

  • $5,500 for twelve hours (four hours for set up, seven hours for event function, and one hour for breakdown)
  • Event breakdown must be complete by 2:00 a.m.
  • Additional time may be rented at $250 per hour
  • $4,000 beverage minimum (prior to tax and service charge)

Sunday:

  • $3,000 for ten hours (three hours for set up, six hours for event function and one hour for breakdown)
  • Event breakdown must be complete by 12:00 a.m.
  • Additional time may be rented at $250 per hour
  • $2,000 beverage minimum (prior to tax and service charge)

Ceremony

The wedding ceremony fee is $1,000 in addition to the main facility rental. This fee includes basic furniture and set-up of ceremony space and/ or “flip” of the room for transition from ceremony to reception. This fee also includes the private dressing rooms. If booking a ceremony only, full rental rates apply.

NOTE: Holiday rates vary. Please contact the venue directly for details.

What’s Included: 

Furniture

  •  (52) 72″ round tables
  • (500) chiavari chairs (mahogany finish with ivory cushion)*
  • (20) 30″ round high top tables
  •  (10) 30″ round low top tables
  •  (20) 8′ standard banquet tables

Bar Set-up

  •  (2) mobile bars w/ back bar refrigeration
  • Bar staff and set-up

NOTE: ARIA is responsible for setting chairs, tables and bars provided by the venue only. Rental items are also available on-site.

Extras: A mandatory on-site coordinator (either from their recommended vendor list or your own) is required.  Security is provided by Aria but must be covered by the client starting at $500 plus tax.

Food/Beverage: You must use ARIA’s beverage service and choose from their list of 6 approved caterers, such as Chowgirls, Crave Catering, and D’Amico. A sample catering menu from Chowgirls for a plated dinner with passed appetizers and service fees/rentals was around $80/pp (without alcohol). ARIA’s beverage minimums are listed above.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside

Size: Up to 600

Bridal Suite: Yes. The suite costs $500 unless the ceremony is taking place at the venue as well, in which case the suite is complimentary.

Parking: Yes, there are several paid lots available nearby which can be rented out for events, with the lowest cost being $10 per car at the Interstate Parking garage.  There is also metered parking adjacent to the venue.

How Will Grandma Get There? Aria is located near downtown Minneapolis. There are several hotels within a mile radius, including The Loews, Hotel Minneapolis and more.

Party On! Bar service must end no later than 1:00 a.m. Last call is 12:30 a.m. Please see above for other event rental times.

The Report: 

Originally known as the Realty Warehouse Company, the building–located in what’s now known as the Warehouse District–was designed by architect Cass Gilbert (who also designed the state Capitol). In 1991 the building was converted to a theater, and from 1992-2008 it was home to the Theatre de la Jeune Lune. The Theater closed in 2008, and the building was eventually bought and renovated before it reopened as an event venue. Featuring original brick walls, tall ceilings, art work, and crystal chandeliers, the building now hosts corporate events, exhibitions, fundraisers, and weddings.

Woman Getting Married Says:

I definitely love how unique this venue is, and the location is extremely convenient for guests traveling to Minneapolis or looking to stay overnight. The great thing about industrial spaces such as this one is that you can pretty much do ANYTHING with it, meaning you can dress it up OR down depending on your preference and budget. And given that the venue is indoor-only, this is great choice for those cold Minnapolis winter weddings!

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Our Rating

8 Amenities/What’s Included

9 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

9 Location

9 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

WGM Rating

1 Comment

  • Kelly says:

    Im looking for a venue just like this…industrial but warm, unique, with lounge space for a wedding. Just not sure im looking to travel from Pennsylvania to Aria. Do you know of any similar venues on the east coast?

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