Why a Lyndale Park Peace Garden Wedding is a Great Idea
- You’ll be with your nearest and dearest in a gorgeously landscaped outdoor Minneapolis wedding venue.
- This awesome Minneapolis park provides a peaceful natural vibe for weddings ceremonies and smaller elopements.
- It’s one of the best areas for wedding photos being situated right next the Lyndale Park Rose Garden and Lake Harriet.
- The park is a very affordable option compared to other more traditional wedding ceremony locations in the Minneapolis area.
Peace Garden Wedding Venue Information
The Lyndale Park Peace Garden in Minneapolis is an absolutely fantastic place to get married. If you love all things nature and peaceful vibes this spot may be perfect for you.
Here are some helpful details to assist in the planning of your own wedding at the Lyndale Park Peace Garden, followed by a gallery of images from a real wedding below.
Lyndale Park Peace Garden
4124 Roseway Road
Minneapolis, MN 55409
The Lyndale Park Peace Garden is available to rent seasonally from May 15th to October 15th. Rentals can be done in 3 hour increments as shown below:
- 6-9 am
- 9 am-noon
- Noon-3 pm
- 3-6 pm
- 6-9 pm
The Lyndale Park Peace Garden is also an excellent place for engagement photos as well. Rental fee below does not apply for this and can be done during normal park hours from 7:30am – 10pm.
A permit for your Lyndale Peace Park wedding will cost $525 dollars for 3 hours. Only wedding ceremonies are allowed, no receptions. Parking fees will also apply. There is both a parking to and street parking available.
The permit fee will make sure that your event is the only event taking place in the park but it does not mean that you will have exclusive private use of the park during that timeframe.
Wedding Ceremony Size
The Peace Garden can accommodate weddings for up to 200 people.
Ceremony Locations & Important Details
The large grassy area in the park will accommodate larger weddings and the only spot in the park where you are allowed to setup chairs. However, you can have your wedding ceremony in various parts of the park as well.
If you choose to have a larger ceremony and want chairs, you can rent them using the parks preferred vendors. Rentals can also be done from the same preferred list for tents, canopies, microphones, music players, speakers, etc.
You may not leave anything behind in the park so no confetti, seed, or rice is allowed. And because there are permits granted for events in the park every 3 hours cleanup needs to be quick and easy and not left for the next guests.
Chuppahs that are removable and unattached are permitted but they cannot be staked in the ground. They must rest on the surface.
My favorite ceremony area is near the small waterfall as featured in the real wedding gallery below. Unfortunately this area will only work well for smaller weddings.
You can rent the space the day prior for your rehearsal or walk thru as well.
Alcohol is not permitted in the park.
Ceremony Site Map:
A Real Summer Wedding at the Minneapolis Peace Garden
Mehtab & Tony had a really great elopement at the Lake Harriet Peace Garden, joined by their closest loved ones. They called me only 2 weeks prior to the ceremony, and luckily were getting hitched on a Friday evening so I was still able to make it work. The ceremony was short & sweet and in one of my favorite parks in the cities. They also hired a really sweet accordion player to set the perfect mood. Everyone moved over to the Graves Hotel for a wonderful wedding reception dinner afterwards, and the newlyweds planned to have a big Bollywood Bash in the next year to celebrate with the rest of their extended family & friends. Please enjoy their gallery of wedding photos below from one of the greatest parks in Minneapolis.
Gallery of Lyndale Park Peace Garden Wedding Photos
Jackson Tyler Eddy, of A Frame Forward Photography, is an awarding-winning Minneapolis wedding photographer who has been traveling to shoot at destinations worldwide for the last decade. Feel free to reach out to Jackson directly for more information about planing your own Lyndale Park Peace Garden wedding or elopement. Hop on over to his Blog for more things weddings & engagements.