American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis


  • 250-plus



Whether you’re looking for a historic or contemporary setting for your event, the American Swedish Institute can oblige. The early 20th century Turnblad Mansion offers the Grand Hall, Salon, and newly renovated Stuga room for smaller events, or Paulson Hall for larger groups up to 100 guests, with the option of opening the entire mansion for viewing. The veranda and front lawn also may be used in conjunction with rentals. The mansion’s ornate mahogany woodwork, 11 decorative tile stoves imported from Sweden, and 33 rooms provide a unique backdrop for a variety of events. The venue also includes the institute’s contemporary Nelson Cultural Center, which opened in 2012 and can accommodate 30 to 400 guests in its meeting rooms and other spaces. The studio classroom offers a hands-on space for workshops or demonstrations. The 200- to 500-capacity courtyard provides an outdoor alternative in the warmer months.