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The Hennepin

An arts and cultural event center

The Hennepin is a nonprofit event center located in the heart of the Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis.

Our century-old building contains beautiful indoor spaces, a rooftop patio and an outdoor terrace. It is ideal for weddings, corporate functions, social events, and conventions or seminars. Our expansive studio space and exclusive art gallery are the perfect rooms for live theater, concerts, art exhibits and dance rehearsals.

All profits from events at The Hennepin support Hennepin Theatre Trust’s artistic and educational programs. When you host an event at The Hennepin, you can take pride in the fact that your hard-earned money is being used to benefit the community and sustain the arts in Minneapolis and across Minnesota.

Special rates and arrangements are available for nonprofits and artists. We scale our rates for your situation. We want to be your home for events, meetings and performances.

Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of The Hennepin, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization.






A unique space tailored to your event

  • Custom event-planning support from our experienced events team
  • Professional day-of venue staff
  • Coat check, security and valet available
  • Professional A/V amenities in each space (See separate space pages for details)
  • Experienced audio/visual professionals available
  • Staging and other production equipment available
    • Indoor and outdoor spaces with impressive views
    • Spaces suitable for events with hundreds of attendees or groups as small as 10
    • Several event spaces in one building to accommodate various group sizes, break out rooms, etc.
  • Event tables and chairs included in rental (See separate space pages for details)
  • Premium lounge furniture available
  • Custom event layouts
  • ADA compliant and elevator access to all spaces

An event center with a mission

All profits generated by The Hennepin fund arts and education programming that supports the people of Minnesota. We engage with nearly 8,000 students in more than 100 high schools and elementary schools across the state every year. In our program, young people develop their artistic skills, build confidence and learn valuable life skills through the medium of theater. We also connect people to arts and cultural experiences such as the iconic Bob Dylan mural, large-scale banners, art in underused spaces, and live arts and cultural events throughout the Hennepin Theatre District. Hennepin Theatre Trust employs The Hennepin, its arts and cultural event center, to support nonprofit and community groups creating positive change in our community and to provide visual and performing artists an accessible venue in the Theatre District.


We believe that the food and beverage experience is an extremely important aspect of your event. We partner with Breaking Bread Catering, a non-profit caterer company that focuses on their mission using food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change.

How it works:

  • Fill out our contact form with your event details.
  • One of our team members will reach out to discuss your event.
  • We will connect you with Breaking Bread and help facilitate the process.
  • You will ultimately work directly with them on all things catering – they are rockstars!
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In compliance with local health code, all catering at The Hennepin is provided by our licensed caterer, Breaking Bread.

Bar and beverage

Our talented team provides all bar and beverage service in house. From coffee stations to full bar service, we’ll see to it that your guests are well taken care of.

See the menu below for package information and to start planning:

Bar & beverage menu







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Ready to start planning your event?