Have an event to remember at First Avenue and The Turf Club!
First Avenue is Minneapolis' historic nightclub, made famous by Prince's Purple Rain, and listed by Rolling Stone as one of The Best Big Rooms in America (#3). Internationally recognized as a premier concert location, it offers a one-of-a-kind venue that just could be the perfect location for your private function.
The Turf Club is known today as the “best remnant of the 1940s,” and one of the Twin Cities’ most popular venues for live music. Located in St. Paul, just off the Green Line on University Avenue, the "Turf" is a smaller venue with small-town charm.
- Corporate Event
- Wedding Reception
- Holiday Party
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party
- Birthday Bash
- Graduation Party
- Anything else you can dream up!
First Avenue's 22,000 square-foot downtown facility hosts up to 1,900 guests. The club includes two levels, two rooms, a 1,000 square-foot dance floor, and the legendary Mainroom stage.
The Turf Club hosts up to 400 guests, and includes the main stage, an intimate lounge area in the lower level, and two fully-stocked bars
Our unique spaces paired with powerful audio/video systems will help you create a truly memorable experience.
To plan your event or request information, please fill out our Event Form HERE.
|Mainroom||7th St Entry||The Depot Tavern|
|Capacity: Up to 1,500 for dance/standing events, 600-800 for auditorium-style seated events||Capacity: 250 for dance/standing events, 75-100 for auditorium-style seated events||Capacity: 115|
|Six fully stocked bars, 1,000 square-foot dance floor, 25' projection screen, state of the art soundsystem, theatrical lighting set-up||Separate entrance off 7th Street, fully stocked bar||Full service bar and restaurant, adjacent to the 7th St. Entry|
|Stage: 27' wide / 21' deep / 5' high / 13' stage to ceiling||Stage: 10' wide / 15' deep / 2' high / 8' stage to ceiling||No live music or projector/screens are available for this space.|
|Turf Club||Clown Lounge|
|Capacity: Up to 350 for dance/standing events, 150 for seated events||Capacity: 70 for standing events, 50 for seated events|
Fully stocked bar, full food service, 7' projection screen
|Fully stocked bar, plush leather booths, full food service|
|Stage: 15' wide / 15' deep / 3' high / 10' stage to truss|
"City Pages loves to throw a party at First Avenue! In fact we hosted two of our biggest events there, City Pages' 25th Birthday Party and the First Annual "Best Of The Twin Cities" celebration. The versatility of space within the venue provides a lot of different options for layout, and working with the staff has been a great experience. Their hospitality and expertise collaborating with us to produce a great show, whether it be music, food, or fashion is something special."
Mark Bartel | Former Publisher, City Pages
"First Avenue is an outstanding place to host an event. A courteous and knowledgeable staff make
any event run smooth."
Andrew Pompilio | Live Nation/Electric Factory
"The First Avenue staff was wonderful to deal with during the planning of my wedding. I was hearing from all my guests how friendly and helpful the staff members were while they were there. They did such a great job preparing everything, and it looked beautiful. DJ Smitty did played a mix of everything I love, and stuff the rest of my extended family could enjoy. Many of my guests told me it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Some even suggested that I get married every month, because it was so much fun!"
Rachel Grubb | Satisfied Customer