Watson Block 256 North 1st Avenue • Minneapolis • MN 55401

Watson Block

256 North 1st Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • At the heart of Minneapolis’s Warehouse District and just blocks from the river, you’ll find this gorgeously restored turn-of-the-century office building, retaining all of its vintage charm but boasting all the essential modern amenities needed for the perfect soiree.
  • The luxe interior features lightly-toned brick walls and a ceiling of exposed rafter and ductwork that’s hung with glittering crystal chandeliers. There’s a lovely permanent bar with tile detailing, and one entire wall of windows overlooking the skyline and bustling street below.
  • They’ve got an awesome list of trusted local vendors who not only deliver stellar service, but are familiar with the neighborhood and this unique venue. Plus, it’s within walking distance of several top-notch hotels, making things extra easy for your out-of-town guests.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $800–2,700/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Event duration
  • Monday–Thursday: rates start at $200/hr with a 4-hour minimum
    Friday–Sunday: rates range $1,800–$2,700


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 100 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 0
Reception Seated 120 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 120.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info




Preferred list

You may use a caterer that is not on the preferred list for an additional fee.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape


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