Private Events

WeddingsAn Incomparable Menu

In addition to being a nationally recognized Twin Cities live music institution for the past 25 years, we offer a full service, critically acclaimed restaurant with special event options available for weddings of all sizes for lunch, dinner, and live entertainment.

The Dakota Experience

One of the most distinct event spaces in Minneapolis, your wedding at the Dakota will be just as memorable. This is your special day, everything should be perfect. Our chefs will collaborate with you to create an individual menu especially for your event. We will ensure every aspect of your evening is held to our high standards of fine dining. Regardless of the size or budget, we will customize your menu to exact specifications and ensure that on your big day service is second none.


Sample Menus

An inspired reputation of American fusion with southern, New Orleans influence, the Dakota’s menu is based in locally sourced and natural ingredients whenever possible. Whether you are looking to have an intimate meal or host a banquet, rest assured that each menu is created to the highest grade of quality and taste.

  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Seared Beef Tenderloin Crostini
    • Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
    • Spinach & Cheese Strudel
  • Soup Course
    • Celery Purée
    • local kale, mushroom salad, truffle
  • Salad Course
    • Mississippi Micro Green Salad
    • golden raisin, currant, fried shallot, buttermilk herb vinaigrette
  • Main Course
    • Beef Tenderloin
    • whipped potato, porcini mushroom, spinach, smoked tomato
  • Dessert
    • Denny’s 5th Ave Wedding Cake
  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Cold Poached Shrimp Cocktail
    • Spinach & Cheese Strudel
    • Jerk Chicken Brochettes
    • Walleye Cakes
  • Salad Course
    • Petite Heirloom Greens
    • golden raisin, radish, dill, shallot, preserved lemon vinaigrette
  • Main Course
    • Choice of Beef, Chicken, or Salmon
    • creamed corn risotto, chimichurri, broccolini, watercress
  • Dessert
    • Molten Chocolate Cake
    • Malted vanilla ice cream
    • Cookies & Bars
    • Mini Cheesecakes


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Thank you again for coordinating a wonderful lunch for our group. The entire experience was absolutely wonderful! The menu items you suggested including the soup, salad and dessert were all fabulous. Not only in taste but in presentation as well.…

Jodi Schmidt, Gray Plant Mooty