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 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.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $30 to $80
The venue rental includes 40 farmhouse tables (seat 8). Chiavari Chairs are additional at $4 per chair. Catering is not included in the venue rental rate.
Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue
Capacity Seated 535 Buffet N/A Standing 750 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 2014 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 The Venue is Closed During Open Year Round Smoking Designated Smoking Areas Only Accommodations We do not have any on-site room accommodations. Also, we do not 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. 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. THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!