Facility Rentals at The Bakken Museum

Plan your next meeting or event at a venue with character!

The Bakken Museum is a unique place that combines the beautiful and historic West Winds mansion in the heart of Minneapolis’ famous Chain of Lakes, a museum with electrifying exhibits and activities that are fun for kids and families, and beautiful gardens and terrace for outdoor events. The Bakken features a variety of spaces that are ideal for hosting training sessions, recognition dinners, employee retreats, holiday gatherings and more. Special museum programming is also available to enhance your event!    

Event Scheduling Policies 
General Rental Information

Rental Options
Click on the pictures below to see what space will work best for your event!


Great Hall
Seats up to 80 people lecture-style

Seats up to 42 people for seated dinner

Accomodates 70 people for cocktail party

Can accomodate 100 people for cocktail party if Franklin Room is added


Franklin Room
Seats up to 10 people


Seats up to 150 people lecture style

Seats up to 100 people for seated dinner (with rented 72" round tables)


Full Museum Rental
Up to 200 people (scattered throughout the museum)

Inquire About A Room Today!

For more information about scheduling an event, contact Chris Lundeen, Superintendent, at 612.926.3878 ext. 230, or via email at lundeen@thebakken.org.