114 Reviews
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Shayla Rose Burk
· March 8, 2018
We had the best day. It was so perfect. I am so in love with the mansion. It is beautiful and elegant. Fancy but comfortable. There are many rooms with different vibes so everyone can have the party o...r event they want. We couldn't have pictured saying "I Do" anywhere else! We got lots of compliments on the venue also. Everyone loved it. Especially the wine grotto and billiards room! See More
Jessica H. Turner
· November 25, 2017
We had our wedding last month at this venue and it was the most special and magical place. Besides it being absolutely gorgeous it was such a great experience! I had my fairytale wedding come true! Ka...therine is so amazing to work with and she was always helpful and very kind to work with. She made our experience that much better!! Even on our hectic day, she and her crew made everything so fun and easy to do, which is not typical on the day of. Everyone told me to not worry because something always goes wrong on your wedding day but not here! Thank you so much for making our day the most amazing day that we could ask for and if we could do it all over again, we would pick the Semple Mansion again! See More
Anna Bialek
· December 22, 2017
The most perfect and magical place to have a wedding. Everything was well put together and Katherine and her staff are wonderful!!
Sarah Ahlman
· August 27, 2017
Our day was perfect and I couldn't have imagined having our wedding anywhere else!! Their list of preferred vendors were also amazing, and made things easier. Katherine was so incredibly helpful and r...eally knows how to keep things running while also allowing us the creativity to fufill everything we had envisioned. I really don't have enough good things to say!!! See More
Whitney Millis
· September 4, 2017
The mansion is an incredible place to be married. Our guests absolutely loved traveling throughout the mansion all night! Katherine is great to work with and helps ensure the wedding runs smoothly. Hi...ghly recommend this venue if you are looking to give your guests a memorable experience! See More
Kai Ahlman
· September 2, 2017
I got married at Semple a week ago and still can't get over how absolutely wonderful everything was. The natural beauty of the venue added so much to our guests' experience, but more importantly our o...wn. Our pictures will be stunning! Also, WE GOT MARRIED IN A MANSION- AWESOME! Everything went off without a hitch, and special thanks to Katherine for being so organized and available to help with any questions and concerns we had. I have nothing but good things to say about Semple, the staff, and the quality of the venue! See More
Jane Jude
· December 10, 2016
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Semple Mansion in November, 2016 and we were so pleased with our choice to do so! Katherine and Laura (the coordinators) were so helpful leading up to the wedding and the day of. Katherine offered so much support and guidance leading up to the wedding and was very timely with responses to my questions and concerns. Her professionalism and experience in the wedding industry was very valuable in helping me make decisions our special day at the mansion. Our family and friends had excellent feeding back during and following the wedding. They absolutely loved attending a party at the mansion!! The Semple Mansion itself and staff exceeded my expectations and now that it's all done I wouldn't have done it any other way! I highly recommend checking this venue out for your special event! See More
Annie McGurk
· September 22, 2016
Magic! A dream!
We got married at Semple Mansion on Sept 17, 2016 and it was nothing short of perfection. My fiancé (now husband) and I visited many venues but nothing stood out like Semple. Incredi...ble staff. Laura helped us so much in preparing our big day! Showing us around on multiple visits. Katherine is so professional, organized, easy to talk to (yet direct and knows how to get the job done)! Semple is perfect for a classic, timeless wedding- which is exactly what we wanted. The ceremony space (foyer) feels like a chapel & is quickly transformed into a beautiful reception/cocktail space. The ballroom is absolutely beautiful. Minimal decorating required! I love working with flowers and the space allowed me the opportunity to do my own decor. You have the option of getting the mansion all day-- allowing plenty of time for set up and to get ready! It's so close to so many beautiful photo-op areas such as Lake of the Isle (right down Franklin). We are so glad we chose Semple! We are only sad because it's over. We'd choose Semple again & again! See More
Brittany Lea
· August 27, 2016
We got married last weekend (8.20.2016) at the Semple Mansion & couldn't have asked for a better venue to host our special day! The environment is classy & romantic, which is just what we wanted. Huge... thank you to Katherine for helping make the day absolutely perfect-she is extremely helpful, easy to work with and fun! All of the feedback we received from our guests was nothing short of fabulous either! We hope to be able to attend a wedding there in the future so we can experience it again :-) Thank you!! -Brittany & Adam See More
Judy Hennen
· November 19, 2015
Our daughter was married at the Semple Mansion on November 14th. From the moment Jaci and Pete decided this was the place to experience their wedding day, Katherine was an absolute dream to work with.... Through countless phone calls and emails from this mother of the bride, her attention to detail, making sure the day was everything our bride and groom dreamed, was second to none. The Semple Mansion is a magical place! We enjoyed every inch of the Mansion that day - from the Bridal Ready Room and Billiards Room for the special moments leading up to ceremony time, to the breathtaking ceremony in the Ballroom, to the fantastic reception and dance on the main floor, to the Grotto room for wine and cheese and crackers. Our guests felt special, too - which was Jaci and Pete's goal for their celebrating their wedding day. Laura was present when we arrived in the morning and was fantastic to work with during the day - she answered all questions, made sure everything was what we wanted. And Katherine again was the picture of grace throughout the evening. My husband and I can not thank them enough for allowing us to provide the wedding celebration and experience with our very special daughter the wedding day she dreamed of. We are looking forward to the photos of the day, as the Semple provides countless photo opportunities. We can not thank Katherine and the Semple staff enough. This is the most beautiful place to have a wedding! See More
Stephanie Perrizo
· August 19, 2016
We got married at Semple Mansion in August of 2016. The venue was perfect and the staff were extremely helpful. From the very beginning, whenever I asked Katherine or Laura a question (which was fre...quently), they promptly responded. The venue is gorgeous, and we needed very little decor to make our day beautiful (this was a major plus for me!). We held our ceremony, dinner, and reception, all at Semple, which was convenient for us and our guests. The bridal suite was perfect to hang out and get ready with my girls. My only minor complaint is that during the dance, it was very warm in the venue. That being said, I would highly recommend Semple Mansion to anyone interested! Our day was perfect, and we received many compliments about our gorgeous venue! See More
Christopher Pomeleo
· September 18, 2016
The ambiance, the staff, the history.
This place is truly magical.
It's almost like you can hear the music playing the grand ballroom from a hundred years ago when you step foot into the mansion....
It's amazing to be able to celebrate an event in a space that has been in the heart of the city for more than a century.
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Angie Kiefer
· January 1, 2017
We had a very small intimate wedding here yesterday. It was wonderful. Our officiant, Leslie, was amazing, she made our ceremony special. We wouldn't have done out wedding any other way! This venue is... a gem, it's beautiful and the lighting was perfect for our photos. Thank you for everything! See More
Anne Baker Horwood
· November 29, 2016
My daughter got married at The Semple Mansion November 19, 2016. We had visited 6 other venues and the minute we walked in, I knew this would be her and her fiancé's choice. It is absolutely gorgeous,... romantic, classy and historic. A perfect venue for 200 or less guests. Katherine is the best, she is so knowledgeable and answers all questions in a timely manner. It is perfect, as once you arrive, no need to go anywhere else, from the bridal party upstairs to the groom and groomsmen shooting pool downstairs it made for an easy transition to the ceremony, cocktail hour ( the wine grotto a must see), dinner and dancing. I would highly recommend renting the candelabra's from Positively Charmed (on site) Leslie places and does all the takedown for a very reasonable price. Our family has absolutely nothing negative to say, except the day went too fast...still smiling . Thank you Semple Mansion and staff!!! See More
Liz Zimmerman
· September 24, 2013
My wedding was held at the Semple Mansion just this passed Friday, 9/20/13, and let me just say....WOW! My husband & I could not have been more pleased! The space is absolutely breathtaking and all of... our guests were blown away by its beauty and could not stop complimenting us on our choice of venue. Katherine, the in house coordinator, was a pleasure to work with and was always willing to help with anything needed! The Grand Foyer, where we held the ceremony, is beautifully decorated with crystal chandeliers that hang from the ceiling that add such a magnificent detail to the room. The dark woodwork is simply beautiful and gives the space a warm & rich look and feel that is absolutely stunning! The newly added Library room across from the Copper Lounge bar is a great place for guests to relax and mingle during social hour as well as just being a unique space for guests to enjoy the ambiance. Our day went by without any mishaps and was an absolute dream come true. If we had to do it all over again, my husband & I know we would choose Semple Mansion as our venue every time! See More
Adam Noslekim
· September 29, 2016
The perfect venue for our wedding and Katherine was so helpful in making it all that we wanted. I would recommend the Semple Mansion for anyone looking for a classy and memorable place to get married!
Michelle Shawhan
· October 6, 2014
We were married at Semple Mansion on September 6. Everything was perfect! The space is amazing and requires very little decorating. The mansion is so romantic and intimate, which is exactly what we wa...nted. Nearly every guest said they had never been to such an amazing venue or attending such an intimate wedding....nailed it! Thanks Semple and Katherine for all of your help. A wonderful, seamless day! We would highly highly highly recommend booked this venue for your wedding. See More
Casey Nelson
· September 18, 2014
Within minutes of walking in to the Semple Mansion we knew that this was the place we HAD to get married! My husband and I got married here in April 2014 and it was perfect. We couldn't have asked for... more. Our guests were so impressed with the venue. The different levels and being able to use it all was so fun. I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for something different than your typical wedding location. See More
Katie Manske Dammann
· October 1, 2014
We were married at The Semple Mansion on 9.20.14, and also hosted our cocktail hour and reception there. It is a breathtakingly beautiful venue with a fantastic staff. The night was perfect and our gu...ests and vendors had nothing but wonderful things to say. We could not have picked a more perfect place! Thanks to Katherine and the whole staff! See More
Amber Grandprey
· October 11, 2013
Semple Mansion was the absolute perfect venue for my wedding - and my husband couldn't agree more! The site is beyond beautiful and added a wonderfully elegant feel to our small, intimate wedding. The... venue made us feel like our wedding was a small fairytale that we shared with our closest friends and family. With the help of Katherine and her staff, our day and the months and weeks leading up to the "big day" went smoothly. I couldn't be more happy with how the day turned out and how wonderful the mansion was for our wedding! See More
Rina and Tom filled their wedding day with dancing from around the world and had an amazing send off to conclude the celebration!
MN Bride Awards 2012
MN Bride Awards 2012

Poses on point for our bride Karisa and her bridesmaids in our new bridal suite!

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Back in July ABC News featured our bride Colleen's unique, multi-generational photo shoot with Jeannine Marie Photography. Today, we are pleased to add Jeannine Marie to our list of preferred vendors!

A Minnesota bride chose to pose in four generations of wedding dresses, including one dating back to 1910, before walking down the aisle. Colleen Dejno, 33, of St. Paul, was inspired to step back in time after learning her mother had Dejno’s great-grandmother’s wedding dress from 1910 stored in ...