Where to Get Ready with Your Bridesmaids Before Your Minneapolis Wedding

March 4, 2024


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One of the keys to having a successful Minneapolis wedding is ensuring everything is ready to go beforehand. This way, you can relax and enjoy the day.

The pre-wedding events can create a smooth and stress-free start to your wedding day. Taking the time to get ready at the right locations around Minneapolis is important. This can provide convenience, luxury, and peace of mind leading up to the ceremony.

This article outlines some of the top places in Minneapolis for couples, and wedding parties to prepare for the big day.

The Best Minneapolis Airbnb’s for to Get Ready at Before Your Wedding

Are you ready to hear about the absolute best Minneapolis Airbnb’s to get ready in before your wedding? I’ve got you covered!

Airbnb offers a world of possibilities to get ready for your big day in. Gone are the days of cookie-cutter hotel rooms! Now you can embrace a space that truly reflects your unique style and personality. Getting ready in an Airbnb adds that extra touch of magic to your wedding experience. Let’s dive right into some of the top picks in Minneapolis!

Urban Oasis

Minneapolis airbnb

Imagine preparing for your wedding in this Airbnb. The upper unit duplex offers a cozy and private space. Here, you can focus on getting ready for your special day. With its spacious living and dining room, fully stocked kitchen, and comforting bathroom, all your needs will be met. Take advantage of the WiFi and Xfinity cable to set the perfect soundtrack for your preparations. You can even chill and grill in the backyard! With the convenience of a coffee shop just a block away and various restaurants within walking distance, you have everything you need to create beautiful memories before stepping into your wedding dress.

Super Cool Storefront House with Sauna

Minneapolis Airbnb

This Airbnb listing offers a unique and highly rated experience for your stay. This space is truly one-of-a-kind. It has a charming combination of a historic building and modern comforts. The large storefront windows, tall pressed tin ceiling, and original art create a stylish and vibrant atmosphere. Relax and unwind in the backyard oasis. There you’ll find lush gardens, multiple decks, a fire pit, and a fantastic wood-burning sauna. You’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay, with a fully stocked kitchen, cozy bedrooms, and a small yet functional bathroom. The great location puts you within walking distance of the best restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops in the NE Arts District. This Airbnb provides the perfect base for a relaxing wedding morning and edgy getting ready photos.

Here are some images from a couple’s shoot I did at this Airbnb:

Romantic Getaway – Little Bungalow of Linden Hills

This charming bungalow offers the perfect retreat for a couple looking for a cozy and intimate escape. Rated as one of the most loved homes on Airbnb, this entire home rental features one bedroom, one bathroom, and a warm and inviting cottage feel. The newly renovated space boasts hardwood floors, tongue and groove ceilings, and reclaimed wood beams, creating a charming and comfortable atmosphere. The kitchen is fully equipped with a Keurig, oven, stovetop, and a delightful Smeg fridge. With a large deck for enjoying the outdoors and a short walk to Thomas Beach, this bungalow offers a peaceful haven for getting ready for your Minneapolis wedding with your girlies in the heart of Linden Hills, just steps away from restaurants, farmers markets, coffee shops, and shopping. Street parking is readily available year-round.

Here are some photos from a micro wedding I shot where the bride got ready at this Airbnb:

Charming NE Home Near the Best Coffee, Food & Art!

Step into the Charming NE Home Near the Best Coffee, Food and Art. This space is nestled in the vibrant NE Arts District of Minneapolis. This top-floor Airbnb is a true gem, featuring original woodwork, lovely hardwood floors, and modern updates. With two cozy bedrooms, a spacious dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen, it’s the perfect home away from home. This Airbnb is also a blank slate for getting ready the morning of your wedding… especially if you want to sip your coffee on the deck! Immerse yourself in the lively neighborhood with its exceptional food, coffee, and art scenes. You can also utilize nearby parks for photo ops!

The Best Minneapolis Vrbo’s to Get Wedding Ready At

I’ve got the inside scoop on the best VRBOs that will take your wedding preparations to the next level!

‘The Pink Pad’ Twin Cities Getaway Bungalow with a cozy loft 

This unique retreat is nestled in the heart of the Twin Cities, offering a tranquil setting for couples to prepare for their wedding day. Located near Minnehaha Falls, the airport, and Lake Nakomis, this cozy bungalow provides quick access to everything the Twin Cities have to offer. Inside, you’ll find a spacious studio with a loft sleeping area, a basement, and a comfy living and dining room. The fully stocked kitchen and the handmade black walnut dining table set the stage for memorable meals and moments with loved ones. With its charming layout and whimsical loft accessible by ladder, you’ll feel like you’re tucked away in the mountains. And when you step outside into the beautiful garden, you can soak up the tranquility of Minnesota nights. Let this unique space become a part of your love story, adding an extra touch of magic to your wedding day preparations.

Charming Tangletown Tudor

A delightful home that’s perfect for creating beautiful memories. With its cozy living room, gas fireplace, and serene gardens, this stylish haven is an ideal place to entertain loved ones. It even has two offices for seamless remote work. Located in the heart of the Tangletown neighborhood in South Minneapolis, you’re just a short distance away from all the excitement. Whether you want to explore downtown Minneapolis, savor the art district in Northeast, enjoy outdoor activities in Uptown, or indulge in shopping at the Mall of America, this Tudor home is the perfect base. South Minneapolis is filled with coffee shops, cafes, bakeries, nature walks, and fantastic dining experiences. Come check it out and make unforgettable memories.

Architect’s Brownstone Mansion 3B3B, Porch, Garden

Step into the Architect’s Brownstone Mansion—an incredible blend of modern amenities and historic charm. This remodeled home offers a private bath for every bedroom, stunning fireplaces, and even a private terrace in one of the bedrooms. Located in a quiet, tree-lined street, it’s close to major attractions like WAC, Mia, and downtown Minneapolis. As a photographer, capturing the beauty of this architectural gem would be an absolute dream and would fit into the old money aesthetic.

MINNeSTAY* Dove’s Nest | Earth Home | Minneapolis | Unique

From the moment you arrive at this earth home, you’ll be greeted by a staircase that leads you down to the front door. This unique entrance sets the stage for an extraordinary experience. Inside, the abundance of natural light from skylights and windows will make you forget that you’re actually underground. This cozy home features a den, a comfortable living room, a fully functional kitchen, a dining area, two queen bedrooms, a stunning spa-like bathroom, and a patio. Here, you can relax and enjoy privacy. For a breathtaking view, head up to the massive deck on top of the home, equipped with a gas grill and plenty of seating… the perfect place for your wedding party to chill and drink some pre-wedding mimosas.

Victorian Mansion 1 Mile from Downtown Minneapolis

This place is seriously stunning and perfectly marries old-world charm with modern amenities. There are 6BR, 4BA, and 4-levels in this meticulously restored home, each featuring stunning and uniquely designed bedrooms.

Whether you relax on the limestone front porch or the expansive rear sun porch/deck, there’s no shortage of peaceful and picturesque moments here. Plus, access to downtown Minneapolis and major highways is super easy.

As a photographer, I can imagine capturing the beauty of this victorian and all the love that fills its rooms.

The Best Peerspace Rentals in Minneapolis You Can Use to Get Ready for Your Wedding

Get ready to say “I do” in style and luxury at these spaces that you can rent by the hour!

Private Downtown Estate with Courtyard, Large Dining Table inside and out

Getting ready for your wedding at this private estate with a courtyard will be a truly special experience. Originally built in 1890 as a Blacksmith shop, this historic space now serves as a private rental space. The 15-foot ceilings and a 10-person table provide a spacious setting for dressing and preparing for your big day. Additionally, the availability of a kitchenette, complete with a full-sized refrigerator, sink, hotplate, and microwave, ensures all your pre-wedding needs are met. The private bathroom, featuring heated floors and a shower/bath, adds a touch of luxury to your wedding preparations. With access to the large gated courtyard with romantic evening lighting, the space offers the perfect backdrop for creating beautiful memories as you get ready to walk down the aisle.

*** IMPORTANT NOTE – Use this link, then search for the space you like for $50 off of your first Peerspace booking ***

Bright Warehouse Event Space in Northeast

Getting ready for your Minneapolis wedding at this Bright Warehouse Event Space in Northeast will be a fantastic experience. This industrial-contemporary studio is full of character. The space features high ceilings, massive exposed wood beams, white brick walls, and plenty of natural light. While furniture bookings include one table with four metal bistro chairs, additional furniture options are available in the add-on section.

*** IMPORTANT NOTE – Use this link, then search for the space you like for $50 off of your first Peerspace booking ***

Serene Northeast Studio and Creative Space

This versatile space is perfect for still photography, small motion shoots, creative brainstorming, private events, and parties. With beautiful natural light streaming in from the northeast-facing windows, exposed and painted white brick walls, and natural hardwood floors, the ambiance will add a touch of charm to your preparations. All furniture is included in the rental price, ensuring a comfortable space for getting ready. The kitchenette, complete with a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and sink, provides convenience for your pre-wedding needs. The nearby communal bathroom and the elevator make the space easily accessible and accommodating for you and your guests.

*** IMPORTANT NOTE – Use this link, then search for the space you like for $50 off of your first Peerspace booking ***

The Best Minneapolis Hotels for Wedding Preparations

When choosing a hotel to get ready in before your Minneapolis wedding, you’ll want to choose one with beautiful suites, spacious rooms and great lighting to accommodate your wedding party. The hotel should also be centrally located near your ceremony and reception venues.

Although I usually recommend steering away from hotels and opting for a Peerspace, personal property, Airbnb or Vrbo, here are some of the top hotels in Minneapolis for wedding preparations include:

The Marquette Hotel

This elegant hotel in the heart of downtown has a Luxury Bridal Suite. The suite has two bathrooms, multiple mirrors, and ample space for hair, makeup, and getting dressed with your bridesmaids. Also, the interior design is gorgeous, capturing the glamor of the 1920s. The Marquette also has a spa, salon services, and a stunning indoor pool under a skylight atrium. It’s connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center and close to attractions like the Guthrie Theater.

W Minneapolis – The Foshay

This stylish hotel, inspired by the Art Deco Foshay Tower it inhabits, has modern suites with panoramic city views. The Extreme Wow Suite has two bedrooms, a dining area, wet bar, and living room perfect for wedding prep. The W also offers hair and makeup services. It’s in a central downtown location near shopping and entertainment.

Hewing Hotel

For a boutique hotel experience, Hewing Hotel has gorgeous North Woods-inspired rooms and suites. You’ll find wood accents, marble bathrooms, and luxurious amenities throughout this Minneapolis hotel. Additionally, the Hewing has a relaxing spa and a critically acclaimed restaurant, Tullibee. It’s located in the North Loop neighborhood near parks and restaurants.

The Chambers Hotel Downtown

This elegant hotel has artistic suites with abstract murals and modern furniture. The Royal Suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,700 square feet of space. In addition, the Chambers has a chic restaurant, a 1960s-inspired lounge, and a location across from the Orpheum Theatre.


Minneapolis has so many great options for getting ready before your big day. With the right atmosphere for your hair and makeup or just hanging out, you’ll walk into your wedding feeling calm, collected, and ready to say “I do” at your Minneapolis, MN wedding!

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