American Swedish Institute is a museum and cultural center with exhibitions and innovative programming, known for the distinctive Turnblad Mansion, the Nelson Cultural Center, ASI's Museum Store and FIKA Cafe.'
American Swedish Institute offers many advantages to members including free admission, discounts to events and reciprocal access to museums across the country. Members can join at various levels designed to fit your needs.
American Swedish Institute is a museum and cultural center that is a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden.
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.
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.
Right outside Larson Hall, and above FIKA Cafe, the promenade is a great spot for drinks, appetizers, and a welcome table.
FIKA cafe on the main floor of the Nelson Cultural Center offers a flexible space for dance parties or casual cocktail themed affairs.
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.
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.
In the Mansion, the Salon is a light-filled room perfect for photos or small happy hour events.
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.
The smaller, newly renovated Stuga room may is a fantastic space for meetings or luncheons.
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.