Private Events & Weddings

The Dakota is one of the most unique events spaces in the Twin Cities. Its multi-level design allows for multiple group spaces with varied views of the stage and levels of privacy. For details please fill out the form below or call 612.332.1010 ext 123 and talk about arranging that perfect party, dinner, or private show.

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Events at the Dakota

Food & Drinks

From sit down meals for 10 to receptions for up to 350 people, regardless the size of the event, the Dakota kitchen staff is always ready to satisfy.

With a bar of fine liquors, custom cocktails, local beers, an impressive wine cellar, and bartenders seasoned in the art of the drink, we are confident that our bartenders will add to the decadence of your evening.

Sound & Lights

With a professional Meyer Sound system, full stage, set-lighting, and large screen monitors for presentations, the Dakota is more than able to accommodate whatever event you’re planning. Need a good band for the night? We have a short list of fantastic bands ready to perform!

Floor Plan

Along with our main dining room, we have 2 private dining rooms and the mezzanine overlooking the stage. The entire Dakota can accommodate between 250 – 350 guests.


Weddings at the Dakota

One of the most distinct event spaces in the Twin Cities, 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 Hor 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 Caramella 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

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For more information click the “Book a Private Event” button below or email Jeff Hall at [email protected] to start arranging your perfect party, dinner, or private show.

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“Superb sound, intimate atmosphere, great jazz. Attentive staff.” –Dawn Koren Stevenson


Effective immediately, all concerts and events at the Dakota will require either proof of a full series of COVID-19 vaccinations or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72-hours. Masks are requested to be worn indoors no matter your vaccination status, except when eating or drinking.

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Effective immediately, Dakota will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (which was administered up to 72 hours prior) for any person* to enter any events** held at Dakota. The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event that the patron plans to attend. Dakota does NOT accept self-administered Antigen Rapid Test results or provide them to patrons without either of the above listed required proofs. PCR and Antigen Rapid Test results are accepted if administered by a clinic or State-certified testing facility.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

  • Must be shown at the time of entry into Dakota.
  • Must match the ticket holder’s ID.
  • May come in the form of: a physical vaccination record card, a printed out file of vaccination record, a printed out negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (i.e. a photo image of a vaccination record card, a PDF file, a Word file, a Pages file, Docket app, Bindle app, Clear app, or other options).

In accordance with the City of Minneapolis, Emergency Regulation No. 2022-1 MASKS ARE REQUIRED to be worn indoors, except for the purposes of eating, drinking, or performing on stage.

Staff: This policy applies to all staff for all events and it also applies for entry into the building when there are no events.

Questions? Email Joe Doermann, Director of Operations at: [email protected]

Children under 5 not vaccinated may show a negative COVID-19 test as outlined above.

*This policy applies to all people entering Dakota. This includes staff, performers, etc.

**This policy applies to any and all events held at Dakota. This includes shows that other venues and organizations present in Dakota’s space.

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