Weddings & Private Events

A beautiful venue for private events.

If you want a romantic wedding space with a team that will strive to make your day memorable, let’s talk! We can host your ceremony, reception, bridal dinner, champagne brunch, even your in-laws.

We also have facilities for corporate meetings and gatherings – your boss will think you are a hip cat for hosting an event down in such a unique spot right on the river. Contact our event team, let’s get the ball rolling!

Watch this video to learn more about our one-of-a-kind event spaces:


River Room

The historic River Room—under the trees on the prettiest street in Minneapolis—has panoramic views of the city skyline and a lovely old-world charm. From the handmade copper-topped bar to the brick and stone walls, washed in soft lighting, you will feel like you have tumbled into a Parisian cabaret. The historic River Room can accommodate up to 108 for seated dining and up to 130 for mingling and cocktail-style gatherings. Your guests will be enchanted as the lights of the city twinkle overhead, and the river lazily drifts by…

Shasta Tent

The Aster Shasta Tent is a custom-made tent with incredible iron-work by our local craftsman and wizard, Paul Tierney. Hand-wrought gates and chandeliers adorn this magical outdoor space—perfect for ceremonies and cocktail gatherings. Typically used along with the historic River Room to create a truly one-of-a-kind setting. The Shasta Tent can seat 70 maximum for dining and up to 120 for mingling.

Fireside Grotto

Just down the hall from the Aster Cafe is the Pracna Fireside Grotto room. Part of the original Pracna building, this beautiful space has hand-laid brick and beam floors, original stone walls, and a fireplace. The Fireside room seats around 70 maximum for dining or 120 for cocktail mingling. This can also be used with the River Room during the months when the Shasta tent is too darn chilly.

Stunning Photo Ops

Take advantage of the stunning photo ops on the most beautiful street in Minneapolis. We’re located on a cobblestone street just a few steps from historical buildings and the Stone Arch Bridge.


Aster is AMAZING! We fell in love with Aster from the very first time we visited years ago, taking in great music and sipping fabulous drinks. After hosting our wedding ceremony under the beautiful Shasta tent and reception in the gorgeous River Room, we are even more in love! From the enchanting atmosphere to the fabulous staff, Aster Cafe is the most beautiful place to get married. Dawn is absolutely wonderful to work with, and we really felt that the service we received day/night of was impeccable! Aster makes dreams come true. We are so grateful!

Annie Furst

My husband and I held our ceremony and reception at Aster’s Shasta Tent and River Room. I cannot speak highly enough of the service we received and how the entire event went. Dawn and the entire event staff were incredibly easy to work with.
The food was amazing, and the entire event went off without a single hitch.
I highly recommend Aster!

Kyle Williams

We had our ceremony and reception in the River Room on Friday, March 11, 2016 and we couldn’t be more pleased with every aspect of our day. Communication in the days leading up with Dawn was very open; she even put up with my crazy bride questions! The day of couldn’t have gone more smooth. Dawn made sure that everything followed our timeline perfectly. The staff were so kind and professional. And the food? Holy cow! People are still raving about the taco bar and mini cheesecakes. We couldn’t have picked a better place to get married. Thank you Dawn and staff for making it so memorable for us!

Amber Christine

My daughter knew who she wanted to marry, and where she wanted to get married, but the when in an international marriage can get a bit tricky. Aster Cafe was the place and Dawn, our incredible “event goddess”, worked with our unconventional timeline, and made it happen in a short amount of time. She is the best! On the evening of the wedding, the River Room glowed in candle light—it was simply beautiful. The lovely room, the delicious food, and attentive staff all made for a perfect night. We could not have asked for more. A big thank you to Dawn and the entire event staff for making our evening so special. And if you are looking for a place to get married or just have a great party, Aster Cafe will not disappoint—check it out. We are so glad we did!

Sue Iverson

We hosted our wedding at Aster in late July 2016, In short, I think we both would say that we had the best night of our life at the Aster. The staff, and especially Dawn, were professional and wonderful in every way possible. The evening went exactly as planned, and our guests complimented us on the food, the event space (both the River Room and Shasta Tent), and the staff. Dawn’s suggestions on what types of food to order and the quantity to order were well advised given our number of guests and the feel of the event we wanted. Some of our guests mentioned that the atmosphere outside in the evening felt like being in Paris, which is how we feel at Aster, and one of the reasons we chose the venue in the first place. Please give our thanks to your team. We will continue to be loyal customers for years to come.

Dan Dvorak



The Aster is located in St. Anthony Main at 125 SE Main Street in Minneapolis.


Ramp parking is recommended because it’s convenient & inexpensive at $4 after 4 PM. Enter ramp off 2nd Street SE & 2nd Avenue SE.


For all inquiries please contact us at, (612) 860-8512, or fill out the form below.