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A Place for Gathering

ASI has been a place for celebrating since its founding in 1929. As Minneapolis’ premier venue for social events, ASI is centrally located and easily accessible with an array of spaces and catering options to fit your upcoming gathering.

With its modern, Nordic-inspired Nelson Cultural Center and gorgeous historic Turnblad Mansion, ASI is the perfect backdrop for charity events, lectures, holiday parties, reunions, birthday parties, graduations, religious functions, fundraisers, lectures and events of all kinds.

Events

Private Parties

From formal cocktail parties to casual family reunions, a range of venues and amenities are available for private events of any kind.

Gatherings Large and Small

Flexible venue spaces can be transformed to fit your style, and can accommodate small gatherings to large-scale events.

Youth Birthday Parties

Create a fun and memorable birthday party for a special child in your life. ASI will do the set up and clean up and organize all the activities!

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Weddings

With its historic Turnblad Mansion, contemporary Nelson Cultural Center and gorgeous courtyard, ASI is one of Minnesota’s most beautiful and romantic wedding venues.

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Conferences & Meetings

The preferred Twin Cities venue for business meetings, conferences and corporate social gatherings, ASI’s campus is perfect for your next professional event.

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World Class Catering

From seated dinners to outrageously inventive theme parties and tented outdoor affairs, Slate & Stone has the talent and ingenuity to create the most memorable event menus.

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Youth Birthday Parties

Create a fun and memorable themed party for your special birthday child (or grandchild). They’ll love it, their friends will love it, and you’ll love it, too, because ASI will do the set up and clean up and organize all the activities!

Birthday parties can be booked on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons (1 to 3 pm) depending on availability. Birthday party must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance to help staff plan your party. Perfect for kids turning 5 to 12.

Birthday Parties include:

  • Four options for party theme: Pippi Longstocking, Viking, Moomins or Dala Horse Handcraft. Princesstårta (Swedish Cake) Birthday Party is on hold until November 2022.
  • 2-hour Studio Classroom Rental. 1.5 Hours Facilitated Activities / 30-minute Social Time (cake and presents)
  • ASI Party Staff
  • Birthday Decorations
  • Museum Admission for all guests

Families are responsible for providing cake or cupcakes (no refrigeration available) and beverages for partygoers. Additional food options may be ordered through Slate & Stone, ASI’s on-site catering division. Food must be ordered at least 7 days prior to the party.

Birthday Party Cost:

1 – 10 Children:
$225 (ASI Household Member)
$250 (Non-member)

11 – 15 Children:
$250 (ASI Household Member)
$275 (Non-member)

$15 per additional child

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If you have additional questions, please email our Programs Associate Jason Leuthold at [email protected].

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Birthday Party Themes

Decorate a cake inspired by the popular Swedish prinsesstårta! Party guests will decorate crowns and aprons before decorating their own personal cakes with whipped cream, jam, and colorful marzipan.

Celebrate your birthday with one of Sweden’s most beloved characters! Attendees will play Pippi bingo, create a Pippi-inspired craft, and become a “thing-finder” with a scavenger hunt in the historic Turnblad Mansion.

Giddy up! Party goers will search for Dala horses in the Turnblad Mansion before decorating your own wooden Dala horse, one of the most enduring symbols of Sweden.

Adventure awaits on the high seas! Guests will make Viking helmets and shields, learn how to decode ancient runes, and hunt for runes and treasure in the Turnblad Mansion.

Party with Scandinavia’s most lovable trolls! Party attendees will create Moomin puppets, hear the Moomin and the Birthday Button story, and decorate treasure boxes that can be filled with loot found on a scavenger hunt around the Turnblad Mansion.

Birthday Parties at ASI

Event Inquiries

To learn more about ASI’s private event opportunities, please submit an inquiry using the below form.

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