American Swedish Institute

  • Meeting Rooms: 4
  • Largest Meeting Room: 3,744 sq. ft.
  • Minimum Occupancy: 1
  • Maximum Occupancy: 400

Experience the Magic of the Castle! There is no Twin Cities setting like the American Swedish Institute, a museum and cultural center which opened in 1928 which retains its historic charm. With constantly changing art exhibitions, the award-winning FIKA Café, a destination-worthy ASI Museum Store and the accommodating professionalism of Slate and Stone Catering, we provide an unforgettable backdrop to your special gathering, meeting, reception or celebration. Our campus offers one-of-a-kind spaces for groups of various sizes including the Castle-like Turnblad Mansion and the Scandinavian modern Nelson Cultural Center which encompasses a banquet hall, conference rooms and a stunning outdoor courtyard and terrace. Choose from award-winning menu options ranging from innovative American to New Nordic cuisine and rely on our impressive private group services for your event. Visit or call to tour: 612-870-3668.


  • Accessible
  • Catering
  • Group Rates
  • In-House Catering
  • Liquor Service
    • Mansion Grand Hall, Salon & Den

      The main floor of the historic Turnblad Mansion is available for viewing and/or cocktail receptions with bar service and passed hors d'oeuvres. The upper floors feature exhibit space that may be open for viewing.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Reception 150
    • Paulson Hall

      Occupancy: 5 - 120
      Square Footage: 1,400

      Paulson Hall features a baby-grand piano, built-in sound, projector and screen.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 80
      Theater 120
    • Classrooms

      Occupancy: 5 - 25

      Classrooms are equipped with white boards and either conference or open-square set ups.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Conference 25
    • Stuga

      Stuga is our "little Swedish cabin in the woods". This space features Swedish themed decor and is perfect for a cozy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    • Larson Hall, Promenade & Terrace

      Occupancy: 50 - 400
      Square Footage: 3,744

      1100 square feet of pre-function space and an outdoor terrace included. Larson Hall is equipped with a built-in screen, projector and sound system. This space features natural light with shades and black-out capability.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 280
      Theater 300
      Reception 400
    • NCC Courtyard

      Only available during closed hours, the NCC Courtyard is nestled between the modern Nelson Cultural Center and the historic Turnblad Mansion. This space is perfect for large cocktail receptions or sit down dinners. It features natural landscaping with cafe and twinkle lights.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 200
      Theater 250
      Reception 800
    • FIKA

      only available during closed hours

    • Folke Bernadotte Conference Room

      Occupancy: 5 - 50
      Square Footage: 988

      equipped with built-in screen, projector, sound system, white boards and natural light

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 48
      Conference 28
      U-Shape 22
      Theater 60
    • Nelson Cultural Center

      Two floors of space including FIKA Cafe, Larson Hall, Promenade and Hopper Terrace. This space features a grand staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows along one wall.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Reception 700
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  • 2600 Park Avenue
  • Minneapolis, MN 55407