Hold your next meeting, event, reception, wedding, or memorial service at Historic Fort Snelling, conveniently located next to Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel and near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Our unique spaces offer a variety of rental options. For more information, please contact us at

Plank Museum & Visitor Center

Located within a newly-rehabilitated historic 1904 cavalry barracks, the Plank Museum & Visitor Center includes conference room and event spaces available for rental. Additional flexible, overflow, and breakout spaces can be included with your rental, dependent upon availability.

Conference room

  • Capacity: 60 people, depending on layout
  • Variety of layouts available
  • 1,000 square feet
  • Rental includes tables, chairs, Wi-Fi, ceiling-mounted projector, and retractable screen. 

Event Space

  • Capacity: 140 people, depending on layout
  • Variety of layouts available
  • 3,400 square feet
  • Rental includes tables, chairs, Wi-Fi, two ceiling-mounted projectors, two retractable screens, PA system and microphone. 


An outdoor gathering space overlooking the Mississippi River is available for rental on a limited basis. Please note that indoor space in the visitor center may be required in conjunction with an outdoor rental for restroom access and as an inclement weather back-up.

  • Capacity: 250 people
  • Wifi and electrical access
  • Closest restroom access is in the Plank Museum & Visitor Center, approximately 175 yards from the amphitheatre. 
  • The Rendezvous Grounds, a grassy forest clearing next to the historic fort, is available on a limited basis.

Historic Fort

Rentals inside the walls and buildings of the historic fort are only allowed under limited circumstances. Please contact us at for more information.


Rental fees are based on day, time, length, size, set-up needs, staffing, and type of function. We will quote you a rate after gathering some basic information about your rental.


Food and drink

  • Catered events are welcome. Event prep room available for caterers – cooking not allowed on premises.
  • Catering staff or rental client are responsible for removing all trash and leaving the site in a clean, orderly state. Catering equipment may not be delivered the day before or left. overnight after an event. The event user selects and pays for all catering costs.
  • Smoking is not allowed on-site.

Decorations and signs

  • No signs or decorations may be placed on historic furnishings, woodwork, or surfaces.
  • Open flames and decorations with glitter are not allowed.
  • Please contact us with any questions about special decorations or signs.