One of the Most Unique Spaces in the Twin Cities
Where turrets and painted glass windows stand in contrast to contemporary walls of glass, where porcelain stoves exist alongside geothermal technology; where elegant and traditional early 20th century architecture meets contemporary, Nordic-inspired design – we welcome you to the American Swedish Institute – a distinct and memorable setting for your corporate or private event. Just ten minutes south of downtown Minneapolis, the American Swedish Institute’s convenient location makes it easily accessible from anywhere in the Twin Cities or the surrounding area.
The Turnblad Mansion
This 33-room castle on Park Avenue, completed in 1908, was home to Swan J. Turnblad and his family. Turnblad, who made his fortune by publishing a Swedish-language newspaper, gifted his home to the public in 1929. His legacy, now a museum and cultural center, is enjoyed by all who visit the Turnblad Mansion.
The Nelson Cultural Center
The open, fresh design of the Nelson Cultural Center is the perfect spot for fundraisers, conferences, or social events. Dine, dance, mingle… all are possible in this state-of-the-art space! Our event space and conference room offer seating and classroom arrangements to fit the size and needs of your group.