Glass House: An Artistic Minneapolis Wedding

bride and groom first look in front of the minneapolis skyline

Eryndae Thorvaldsen

March 21, 2024

Stepping into Greta and Wyatt’s love story at the Glass House was nothing short of magical. Amidst the contemporary architecture of this venue, you get to experience the intermingling of modern charm and nature’s beauty. From the intimate pre-wedding prep in the light-filled hotel room to the start of the celebrations at Folsom brewery. Every frame spoke volumes about the couple’s love and lifestyle.

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  • bride and groom first look in front of the minneapolis skyline
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Against the stunning Minneapolis skyline, Greta and Wyatt’s first look unfolded, brimming with love. Then to the Glass House which was infused with creativity. Greta’s personal touches—like the interactive paint-by-number activity and the bridesmaids’ bouquets, added layers of depth and personal meaning to the celebration. As laughter and heartfelt celebrations filled the air, I had the privilege of preserving these moments, knowing they will be cherished forever.

For couples seeking to capture their story, the Glass house paired with photography from Eryndae Photography are the perfect match. With a commitment to storytelling and an eye for detail, I strive to encapsulate the unique atmosphere of each wedding. This ensures every memory is saved while you experience it fully.

Glass House Wedding

Here is the Glass House, where modern luxury meets sustainability. Nestled in the heart of Minneapolis, the venue boasts a sleek architectural design that seamlessly blends with the stunning view of downtown. From the sunlit indoor spaces to the generous outdoor areas, the Glass House offers a versatile backdrop for your entire wedding day.

With a focus on sustainability, their proud to implement eco-friendly practices throughout their operations, minimizing environmental footprint without compromising on style or comfort. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, the Glass House provides the perfect setting for your event. Every detail is thoughtfully curated to ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests.

The Venue

As a wedding photographer, the Glass House venue is a dream come true. Its modern architecture and abundant natural light create an atmosphere that effortlessly enhances every moment captured. Whether indoors or outdoors, there’s a sense of timeless elegance that permeates every corner. This provides an array of stunning backdrops for your wedding day. From intimate ceremonies to grand receptions, the versatility of the space allows for creative exploration.

  • The Holden Room epitomizes urban elegance. Boasting exposed white brick walls and polished concrete floors that set a stylish backdrop for weddings of any size. Accommodating up to 250 seated guests or 400 for cocktail receptions. The adaptable layout encourages creativity and camaraderie. Enhanced by modern amenities like custom 8′ mobile walls, live plants, and handcrafted light fixtures from Hennepin Made, it’s a space where every detail contributes to an unforgettable experience.
  • The Glenwood Lounge caters to intimate affairs, doubling as a cocktail lounge and a cozy spot for rehearsal dinners or social hours. With plush seating and chic decor, it accommodates up to 125 guests cocktail-style or 50 seated. This space fosters connection and conviviality in a welcoming ambiance.
  • The Courtyard boasts a picturesque setting with lush grass, landscaped greenery, and charming string lights. Complete with rolling steel doors and ample space for food and beverage setups, it accommodates up to 250 guests for seated dinners or ceremonies or 300 for cocktail receptions. The Courtyard creates an intimate alfresco atmosphere.


At Glass House, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a commitment. They prioritize eco-friendly practices throughout their operations, from energy-efficient lighting to waste reduction strategies. This venue is equipped with features like recycled materials and water-saving fixtures. Glass House partners with local vendors who share their values. They love to use seasonal produce and ethically-sourced ingredients when catering is needed. By choosing Glass House, you’re not just hosting an event—you’re supporting a greener future. Join us in the mission to celebrate responsibly without compromising on style or comfort.


When exploring your options at Glass House, it’s essential to highlight some of their preferred caterers, Chow Girls and Brasa—personal favorites of mine. Chow Girls stand out for their dedication to crafting sustainable cuisine sourced from local farms. This ensures that each dish is not only delicious but also environmentally conscious. From fresh, seasonal ingredients to innovative culinary techniques, Chow Girls’ menus are designed to thrill the taste buds while minimizing the ecological footprint. On the other hand, Brasa offers an array of Latin-inspired fare and mouth watering rotisserie meats that are sure to satisfy every guest. Their commitment to quality shines through in every bite, providing guests with an unforgettable culinary experience that perfectly complements the elegance of Glass House.

Both Chow Girls and Brasa understand the importance of customization when it comes to planning your wedding menu. Whether you envision a farm-to-table feast or a Latin-inspired banquet, these caterers work closely with you to tailor everything to your preferences. By partnering with vendors who share Glass House’s values of sustainability and quality, you can trust that every aspect of your wedding celebration will reflect every vendors commitment to excellence. With Chow Girls and Brasa at the helm, your wedding experience at Glass House is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.


When planning your wedding at Glass House, it’s crucial to consider accommodations for out-of-town guests. Ensuring your people have comfortable and convenient places to stay adds to the incredible experience you want to provide your guests. Fortunately, several nearby hotels offer a range of options to suit every preference and budget.

  • The Hewing Hotel stands out for its stylish accommodations and breathtaking city views. Guests can unwind and soak in the trendy atmosphere. I also need to mention the rooftop bar, offering a picturesque setting for relaxation after the festivities.
  • For those seeking the pinnacle of luxury, the Four Seasons Hotel is an ideal choice. Located in the heart of downtown, it treats guests to impeccable service and upscale amenities. This ensures your guests will have a memorable and indulgent stay.
  • On the other hand, Canopy by Hilton offers modern comforts and a vibrant ambiance. Conveniently situated near local attractions, it provides guests with easy access to explore the city.

With these options available, you can rest assured that your out-of-town guests will have a comfortable and enjoyable experience while attending your wedding at Glass House.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is the maximum capacity of the Glass House for weddings?
A: The Glass House venue can accommodate up to 300 guests for seated dinners and up to 600 guests for cocktail receptions. This provides ample space for weddings of all sizes.

Q: Can I bring in my own vendors, such as florists or DJs?
A: Yes, you have the flexibility to bring in your preferred vendors for services like floral arrangements, music, and decor. They are happy to work with your chosen professionals to ensure your vision is brought to life. When you book your wedding with Glass House and Eryndae Photography, I will provide a curated list of vendors focused on sustainability and high-quality service.

Q: Is there ample parking available for guests?
A: Yes, Glass House offers ample on-site parking for your convenience.

Q: What is the booking process for the Glass House?
A: To book your event at Glass House, simply reach out to the events team to check availability and discuss your needs. Once you’ve confirmed your date, reach out to Eryndae Photography to capture your perfect day.

Hosting your wedding at Glass House promises an unforgettable experience infused with modern elegance and eco-conscious sensibilities. With versatile spaces like The Holden Room, Glenwood Lounge, and Courtyard, each offering its unique charm, your vision can truly come to life.

Embracing sustainability as a core value, Glass House prioritizes your celebration minimizes it’s environmental impact. Partnering with esteemed caterers like Chow Girls and Brasa, your culinary experience reflects a commitment to quality and sustainability. Additionally, nearby hotels such as The Hewing Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, and Canopy by Hilton provide convenient accommodations for guests. Trust Glass House to be your ideal venue and I will be the perfect wedding photographer to capture your day.

All photos by Eryndae Photography for Katherine Bowes Photography.