Aria Est. 2012

105 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN, United States

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A one-of-a-kind venue that is historically significant and architecturally striking.
Aria is located in the North Loop, heart of the historic warehouse district in downtown Minneapolis. Aria features original brick walls, soaring ceilings, crystal chandeliers, curated art and sumptuous furniture.  
The Lowdown
Type
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Views
Cityscape
River
Skyline
Street
Style
Cultural
Elegant
Glamorous
Industrial
Romantic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Located in the historic Minneapolis North Loop, Aria Event Center is a nationally awarded venue featuring stunning architectural elements, exposed brick, crystal chandeliers, and pop art accents that provide an extraordinary backdrop for an unforgettable event.
 
The building’s large capacity (400+ for a seated dinner and 1,000+ for a reception) and ability to function as both event venue and performance space makes Aria unlike any other destination in the Twin Cities.
 
As a former theater our open and flexible floor plan, soaring 30-foot ceilings, amazing acoustics, and plentiful rigging points for décor and lighting, ensure that logistics are never in the way of bringing your event dreams to life. 
 
Aria’s main room features four VIP balcony suites which offer unobstructed views of the room and stage and are fully dressed with lounge furniture, contemporary art, antiques and chandeliers, a singular place to perch in style while enjoying the festivities below.

Where old world elegance meets new world chic, Aria offers a singular experience within an historic context.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $40 to $150

Additional Charges

-Beverage minimum (which can be met with either cash or hosted bar)
-Tax and service charge will be applied to hosted bar
-Optional decor additions available (additional chandeliers, draping, etc.) 

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
450
Buffet
450
Standing
1100
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2012
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

1) The building is rumored to have been a speakeasy during prohibition.

2) ARIA has hosted performances by Adele, Kesha, Gath Brooks, and Gwen Stephani.

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Located near Downtown Minneapolis in the heart of the trendy North Loop Warehouse District, Aria is a one of a kind venue. With original brick walls, 30' ceilings, crystal chandeliers, whimsical artwork, and decadent furniture, Aria combines old world elegance with new world chic, the perfect backdrop for unforgettable events.

High ceilings, large crystal chandeliers, and rich patina exude glamour and decadence that will inspire you and delight your guests. Our open floor plan means guests won't miss any special moments and our theater infrastructure provides the maximum flexibility for dreamy decor.
Design:
High ceilings, large crystal chandeliers, and rich patina exude glamour and decadence that will inspire you and delight your guests.
Standout Venue Features:

Our open floor plan means guests won't miss any special moments and our theater infrastructure provides the maximum flexibility for dreamy decor. Second level VIP lounges provide a birds-eye view of the action.

Extra Perks:
Included in the venue rental fee is enough furniture to accommodate 500 guests, two mobile bars, bar staff and the services of our Event Manager. Also included in the rental fee is security for up to 300 guests and the use of our two private dressing rooms/bridal suite. 
Awards & Notables

•   BEST EVENT SPACE IN AMERICA Brides Magazine (2014, 2015, 2017, & 2018)

•   BEST TWIN CITIES VENUE  Minnesota Bride Magazine (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018)

•   BEST VENUE Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine (2013)

•   BEST EVENT SPACE  Minnesota Meetings & Events (2013, 2014, 2016, & 2017)

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