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 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.

  • Passed Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Rock Shrimp Tempura
    • green goddess . citrus
    • Wild Acres Chicken Liver Paté
    • Hen of the Woods Mushroom Tartlet
    • pickled mustard seed
  • Soup Course
    • Celery Purée
    • local kale, mushroom salad, truffle
  • Salad Course
    • Julienned Black Kale Salad
    • fennel . pepper . carrot . golden beet . local apple . Ames honey vinaigrette
  • Main Course
    • Eye of Ribeye and Day Boat Scallop
    • potato pave . sweet corn purée . cippolini onion . dried aromatics . demi glace de veau
  • Mini Dessert Buffet
    • Passion Fruit Posset with Caramelia Chocolate & Orchid
    • Local Apple Tart with Chantilly Cream
    • Valrhona Chocolate Cheesecake with Pickled Berries & Cream
  • Late Night
    • Fries & Béarnaise
    • Jerk Chicken Wings with Mango
    • Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza
  • Passed Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Wild Mushroom Tartlet
    • mustard seed . orange
    • Seared Ahi Tuna
    • chimichurri
    • Glazed Pork Belly
    • beer curry . cumin . cilantro
  • Soup Course
    • Roasted Cauliflower
    • shaved truffle . thyme . amaranth
  • Salad Course
    • Endive Salad
    • smoked tomato . macadamia . cucumber . manchego . fennel
  • Main Course
    • Day Boat Halibut & Beef Tenderloin
    • seared potato . asparagus . sweet corn & saffron purée . veal demi-glace
  • Mini Dessert Buffet
    • Mini Root Beer Floats
    • Rhubarb Tart Tatin
    • Mini Vanilla Cheesecakes
  • Late Night
    • Fried Walleye with Lemon Caper Aioli
    • Mini Beef and Andouille Sausage Sliders


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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