The NP Event Space Est. 2014

210 Blacksmith Circle, Brainerd, Minnesota

Let this former railroad event space be your go-to for gorgeous gatherings.
With original brick walls, exposed beams and massive doors - the space can be left in it's industrail "as-is" or designed with your DIY details. Perfectly set with pieces of railroad history and a country feel tucked right in the corner of town - make some Minnesota magic at this special space.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Castle / Château / Manor
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Views
Cityscape
Meadow/Field
No View
Style
Classic
Glamorous
Industrial
Rustic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.
LGBT Weddings

Venue Setting

The NP Event Space is located at Northern Pacific Center in Brainerd, Minnesota and is the home to both raw and finished event space. Historic buildings and outdoor areas occupy this old railroad property. From the Blacksmith Shop to the Engine House and many areas between, there is something for everyone. Intimate suites and large, open floor plans complete with original brick walls, exposed beams and massive doors are ready to be either left in current industrial state or designed and decorated for a soiree like no one has ever seen. This is the place to be for your "up north" event or wedding venue. The property is perfectly set with pieces of railroad history and a country feel tucked right in the corner of town.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $30 to $80

Additional Charges

The venue rental includes 50 farmhouse tables (seat 8). Chiavari Chairs are additional at $4 per chair. Catering is not included in the venue rental rate.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
535
Buffet
N/A
Standing
750
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
Open Year Round
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
We do not have any on-site room accommodations, however we do allow camping/RV's. Our bridal dressing room is one of the most beautiful you have ever seen. Often referred to the look of a NYC loft or modern romantic oasis, it is filled to the brim with natural light and features hardwood floors, leather tufted furniture and chandeliers.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The NP is an event space like no other. Located in Brainerd, Minnesota, what is now known as Northern Pacific Center was built in the 1800\'s originally as part of Northern Pacific Railroad and later the Burlington Northern Car Shops. This historic campus is privately owned and sits on over 47 acres within the Brainerd city limits. Commercial and industrial businesses operate from most buildings and only recently have a few spaces been opened up to offer something long requested in the area - a wedding and event space that is truly unique.
Design:
Our venue is the new take on a raw warehouse wedding space. With new, spacious and beautifully designed bathrooms, a chandelier filled entrance and historic elements, it is simply filled with the perfect amount of new and old.
Standout Venue Features:
We are the only venue in the area that steps outside the resort or convention center feel. Besides the building's uniqueness, we are also the only venue in central Minnesota with Chiavari chairs and solid hardwood reception tables.
Extra Perks:
Cafe lights draping ceiling, 50 farmhouse style wood tables, 6 cocktail tables, large custom steel and wood bar, vintage lounge seating, and more optional decor items.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Prairie Bay is a long standing top restaurant in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Chef Matt has created great relationships with over forty farmers in the area and as the seasons progress, we have a constant supply of fresh goods coming in the back door. There is nothing better then a tomato picked off the vine that day, right down the road, and put on your plate that night.
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