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Venues in Brainerd, MN,
(218) 270-8113

About Us

Blacksmith Main is a versatile wedding venue located in Brainerd, Minnesota. Situated in the heart of the city’s Northern Pacific Railroad Historic District, this multipurpose event space is defined by its industrial-chic charm. You and your soon-to-be spouse are free to customize the venue to suit your stylistic vision. Whether you are planning an intimate occasion or a large-scale event, this property can provide the backdrop for your fairytale wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Featuring 8,000 square feet of flexible event space, Blacksmith Main can comfortably host up to 300 of your nearest and dearest. It is replete with factory-style windows and exposed brick walls, details that will remind attendees of the venue’s manufacturing heritage. From your “I do” moment to your first married dance, this space can be used for every stage of your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. You will surely be impressed by the venue’s vintage-meets-vogue vibe, and there are plenty of eye-catching spots where you can pose for photographs. The interior is illuminated by elegant chandeliers and hanging cafe lights, while the expansive windows enable natural sunlight to flow in. As a special touch, you will have access to two complimentary lounge areas, Le Lier and Lincoln Lounge. Stylish and cozy, these lounges can be used for up to eight hours.

Services Offered

At Blacksmith Main, the staff encourages soon-to-be newlyweds to get creative with their event design. A member of the team will be on-site throughout your event to ensure that no hiccups occur. Welcoming weddings throughout the year, the venue can also set the stage for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and engagement parties. A variety of event items can be provided, including tables, chairs, centerpieces, an altar, and state-of-the-art audio equipment. Offering a selection of dining packages, the venue’s exclusive caterer Clocktower Hospitality can complement your reception with a palate-pleasing meal. From hors d'oeuvres to multi-course seated dinners, their culinary team strives to bring your ideas to fruition. Clocktower Hospitality can also provide beverages such as wine, beer, and spirits.


Bridget Meyers

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  • We booked the Blacksmith Main for our wedding 1-month out from our big day (thanks COVID!). The last minute change turned out to be our biggest blessing. I wish we would have booked Blacksmith Main from the start. Our original venue was in downtown Minneapolis which proved to be a challenging place to host an event this past year. Luckily, I learned the Northern Pacific Center happened to have our original date available after we were forced to back-out of our original MPLS venue contract. We toured within a week and I cannot say enough good things about this venue. The NPC team (&Grace!) were a joy to work with: responsive, detail-oriented, and first class. We were in a unique situation given we booked NPC only a month in advance, even with the reduced planning time I felt completely confident in the details and was ecstatic to work with the Three Cheers Catering Team. We held our ceremony in the Luminary Fern and Reception in the Blacksmith Main (which is a very short walk acro... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 5,995.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 5,200.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 250.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    9

    Describe your venue

    Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Pet Friendly, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, December



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