Weddings at the River Room of Aster Cafe

If you only choose to have your wedding at the River Room of the Aster Cafe for the views of Minneapolis, I wouldn’t blame you!

They are some of the best views of the Minneapolis skyline, over the Mississippi, and framed perfectly by the green Victorian arches of the St Anthony main buildings.

Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
The exterior of the Aster Cafe and River room at night show the warmth of the interior party and the snowy exterior

The Aster Cafe has been running the River Room space on St Anthony Main in Minneapolis for several years. Never has this cozy space been more relevant than now as we approach post-pandemic possibilities for small weddings and celebrations. 

I’ve been honored to document weddings, rehearsal dinners, and events at the Aster Cafe’s River room over the years. They have recently added some new spaced along St Anthony Main, including a great “getting ready suite” on the second floor, so this space more flexible than ever. 

Here are some of my favorite ways people have used the River Room for their weddings!

Weddings at the River Room – night interest

This place is amazing at night. When the sun sets, the Minneapolis skyline lights up and contrasts the blue evening sky with the the warm intimate interior of the River Room. Its spectacular for guests, and it just looks amazing out of the picture windows!

Minimal Decor Needs for Wedding at the River Room

The River Room already has so much character – the hanging lamps, the exposed brick wall, the green trim of the Victorian windows, the exposed beams.

Most couples find that they can bring in small elements of flowers or other décor to personalize the space. The baseline is so strong, you get a lot of impact with small elements!

Wedding Ceremony Options at the River Room

The interior of the River Room is gorgeous for intimate indoor ceremonies. The outdoor space at Aster Cafe means can put you and your guests with a view of the river!

Views from the River Room for you and your guests!

Step across the street for a few minutes during your reception, or enjoy part of your social hour with the best backdrop in the city.

The food is from Aster Cafe

The food from the Aster is always lovely and gorgeous!

Great spaces for wedding portraits at River Room and Aster Cafe

So many different places for portraits – from the exterior on St Anthony main, to the raw brick inside, and the iconic green arched windows.

Planning your wedding at the Aster Cafe?

If you are looking at the River Room or Aster Cafe for your wedding, I’d love to chat with you about documenting your celebration!

Aster Cafe wedding in Winter