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Named one of Twin Cities Business Magazine's 2019 "Unique Venues for Business Events!"

The historic Turnblad Mansion and contemporary Nelson Cultural Center are the perfect settings for weddings, corporate meetings, private parties and special events. 

Host Your Special Event at the American Swedish Institute

To learn more about hosting your event at ASI, fill out the Inquiry Form or visit the Slate & Stone website.

ASI Spaces

  • Courtyard
    The ASI Courtyard, with a capacity of between 200-500, provides a charming outdoor alternative combining slate paving and grass for weddings, receptions and events of all sorts.
  • Larson Hall
    The contemporary Nelson Cultural Center, which opened in 2012, provides a variety of flexible and functional spaces. Larson Hall, on the upper level, is the largest, ranging from 250 capacity for seated dinners to 400 for lectures, receptions or concerts. The Hopper Terrace is a small outdoor space overlooking the courtyard for those seeking a breath of fresh air.
  • Promenade
    Right outside Larson Hall, and above FIKA Cafe, the promenade is a great spot for drinks, appetizers, and a welcome table.
  • Fika Cafe
    FIKA cafe on the main floor of the Nelson Cultural Center offers a flexible space for dance parties or casual cocktail themed affairs.
  • Folke Bernadotte Conference Room
    On the main floor, next to FIKA Cafe, the Folke Bernadotte conference room is ideal for meetings and talks for between 20 and 60 people, or smaller seated luncheons and dinners.
  • Mansion Grand Hall
    In the Mansion, the Grand Hall is perfect for small, intimate ceremonies and receptions, with the option of opening the Mansion for viewing as part of your event.
  • Mansion Salon
    In the Mansion, the Salon is a light-filled room perfect for photos or small happy hour events.
  • Paulson Hall
    Paulson Hall, in the lower level of the Mansion, is suited for dinners and presentations for 100 people and under. It is located adjacent to two classrooms that can be used for breakout sessions or prepatory rooms.
  • Stuga
    The smaller, newly renovated Stuga room may is a fantastic space for meetings or luncheons.
  • Mansion Veranda
    The Mansion Veranda and Front Lawn offer wonderful backdrops to ceremonies and receptions. Combine the with cocktail hour in the Mansion Grand Hall and dinner in Larson Hall, and you have a recipe for a magical evening.