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Venue Rental

  • Personal or Corporate Events
  • Garden-side Weddings
  • Employee Retreats
  • Social Functions

Steeped in turn of the century ambiance, surrounded by meticulously kept gardens, and boasting an array of carefully curated exhibits, our distinct event spaces are the ideal venue for your next personal or corporate function. The Bakken stands uniquely poised to make any event, big or small, a truly outstanding occasion.

Our Spaces

Historical ambiance reigns supreme in the beautiful West Winds Mansion. Built in 1929 by William Goodfellow, West Winds was home to the first incarnation of what is now The Bakken Museum, and can be utilized in four distinct fashions, depending on the parameters of your event. West Winds is the ideal setting for corporate functions such as team building, workshops, meetings, receptions, luncheons, and awards dinners. It is also the perfect backdrop for personal events such as weddings, anniversary and retirement celebrations.
The Great Hall and adjoining Sunroom are perfect for cocktail receptions, intimate dinners, corporate meetings, and more. Boasting picturesque windows, high ceilings, and ornately carved walnut paneling, this space is the perfect backdrop for your next gathering. The lovely Sunroom is bathed in light and offers patrons the opportunity to access our beautiful courtyard gardens via glass French doors. General Occupancy 42, seated dinner 70, cocktail/social reception 80, lecture-style seating Base Pricing Between 8am and 5pm: $1400 5pm Onward: $1900 For daytime events that are less than five hours, please request a quote. Weddings Due to the varied parameters that accompany weddings, patrons are asked to please contact the private events team for additional information regarding space availability and pricing.
Boasting stain glass windows, gorgeous views of our rooftop terrace and Lake Calhoun, and newly installed, state of the art A/V, the Franklin Room is the ideal setting for your next small scale meeting or business retreat. General Occupancy Up to 12 Base Pricing Between 8am and 5pm: $800 For events that are less than five hours, please request a quote.
The Galvani and Volta classrooms are perfect for classes, workshops, large meetings, receptions, or a larger dinner. Both rooms are equipped with reliable technology that allows for both audio and visual presentations. These rooms can be rented separately or as a whole. Versatile, they have the ability to house a formal board meeting in the afternoon, and an elegant banquet in the evening. *Please note: Due to The Bakken Museum´s on-site educational programming, rental of classrooms is limited. Double Classrooms Capacity 100 people at 72" Rounds (must be rented), 150 people lecture-style seating

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