As a VENUE: Host an event…

Named one of Twin Cities Business Magazine’s “Unique Venues for Business Events!” The historic Turnblad Mansion and contemporary Nelson Cultural Center are the perfect settings for * weddings * corporate meetings * private parties, and * special events. Since 1929, the Turnblad Mansion has been the backdrop for some of the most romantic weddings and spectacular soirees in the city.

  • Turnblad Mansion: Built in 1908 and on the national register of historic places, the Turnblad Mansion is Minneapolis’s only ‘castle’ and the perfect venue for intimate and unforgettable ceremonies and receptions. ASI is the perfect backdrop for charity events, lectures, holiday parties, reunions, birthday parties, graduations, religious functions, fundraisers, lectures and events of all kinds.
    • Capacity: 60 standing ceremony, 12 seated ceremony, 150 reception.
  • Larson Hall: The clean, Nordic design of ASI’s largest single-room venue is a blank canvas to unleash your creativity and vision. it is ASI’s largest event venue and is perfect for seated dinners, standing events, lectures, receptions and performances.
    • Capacity: 250 plated, 300 lecture, 400 reception.
  • Turnblad Mansion Veranda: Host your ceremony or reception on the front veranda of the Turnblad Mansion, a truly unforgettable setting for your special day.
    • Capacity: 250 ceremony, 150 reception.
  • Paulson Hall: Paulson Hall within the Turnblad Mansion is perfect for dinners and presentations and is located adjacent to two classrooms that can be used for breakout sessions or preparation.
    • Capacity: 120 theater or reception, 80 plated.
  • Nelson Cultural Center: This sleek and modern venue for receptions, parties, and ceremonies offers grand indoor spaces with exceptional views of the Turnblad Mansion and courtyard.
    • Capacity: 700 reception across two floors.
  • Board & Meeting Rooms: ASI’s Folke Bernadotte conference room is ideal for meetings and presentations.
    • Capacity: 20 luncheon, 45 meeting, 60 lecture.
  • Courtyard: Classic truly meets contemporary in ASI’s courtyard, a flexible outdoor space for ceremonies, parties, and receptions nestled between the Turnblad Mansion and Nelson Cultural Center.
    • Capacity: 500+ reception, 300 ceremony, 250 plated.

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As a SHOP: Discover unique gifts…

The ASI Museum Store is your shopping destination for unique Nordic and Nordic-inspired and other local and international gifts. From frequent trips to Scandinavia, to working with local artisans, our buyer works hard to find the latest and greatest products for you. Shop with a Conscience. Proceeds from the ASI Museum Store support the education, programming, & exhibitions of the American Swedish Institute. The Museum Store offers uniquely designed and curated items that reflect modern Swedish and Scandinavian art and culture. From * glassware * ceramics, and * jewelry to * cooking products and * books, you’ll find an appealing array of gifts for any occasion. Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: * Scandinavian Culture* Homegoods * Apparel & Accessories * Learn. Make. Do. * Holiday * ASI Exclusives and,* Sale. Online shopping is also available.

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As an EATERY: Food for thought…


FIKA is ASI’s Nordic-inspired café in the American Swedish Institute. With the historic Turnblad Mansion in full view, guests dining at FIKA can choose from a seasonal menu dedicated to regional ingredients and New Nordic cuisine. The Swedish tradition of fika is both a daily break and a national institution, usually involving coffee, pastries and social conversation. In warm weather, dine outdoors on one of the best patios in the Twin Cities and take in the Turnblad Mansion’s courtyard gardens. Walk-ins are welcome for all groups. Indoor and outdoor tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan to pay with a credit or debit card. Gift cards are available for purchase.

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Be a DONOR: Show that you care…

There are many ways to support the American Swedish Institute and our mission to be a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden.


Join the ASI community and engage locally and connect globally. From exploring the historic Turnblad Mansion, to discovering art, handcraft and cultural traditions old and new, to sharing stories about the immigrant experience, you help us offer opportunities for people to connect their pasts to a shared future. Your membership also provides critical support to the many exhibitions, programs, and events that bring our mission to life throughout the year. Become a member of the Museum and enjoy great benefits such as free admission, discounts in the Museum Store, a subscription to Flaggan, our newsletter, and discounted pricing to events and classes! (Memberships as gifts are encouraged.)

Membership Types: * Individual * Family * Student/Senior * Student/Senior Couple * Supporter * Sustaining * Patron *

Benefactor, and * Three Crowns.


There are many ways you can contribute:

  • Specific purposes for your gift are encouraged as are tribute gifts in honor or memory of someone.
  • Annual Gifts: Thank you for considering a 100% tax-deductible gift to the American Swedish Institute. Gifts to ASI support our exciting array of innovative programs, exhibits, and events throughout the year. If you represent, or know of an organization primarily in the Phillips or adjacent neighborhoods of south Minneapolis that meets the following criteria and might benefit from access to the ASI Community Fund support, we encourage you to apply or share this information.
  • Donations at specified amounts are designated and you may customize your gifts. Recurring gifts are encouraged.  Matching gifts by your employer can be facilitated.
  • Community Fund: The Community Fund is designed to be nimble and responsive to emerging neighborhood needs in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. With the Fund, ASI seeks to listen to our neighbors and support them as they build, invigorate and reimagine our shared community. If you represent, or know of an organization primarily in the Phillips or adjacent neighborhoods of south Minneapolis that meets the following criteria and might benefit from access to the ASI Community Fund support, we encourage you to apply or share this information.
  • Heritage Society Planned Giving: By indicating your generous intent to make a planned gift, you join ASI’s Heritage Society, a group of ASI’s most dedicated friends whose support leaves a lasting legacy. Contributions may come in the form of bequests, trusts, or a variety of other planned gift options. ASI welcomes contributions from retirement plans, charitable remainder trusts, insurance policies, revocable or irrevocable trusts, and charitable gift annuities.

Volunteer: Volunteering is a fulfilling way to meet new people, motivate lifelong learning, and support an organization you find meaningful. Volunteers play a vital role by lending their time and talents and are central to the ASI experience. A variety of flexible opportunities are available year round, offering ways to connect with others, spark your curiosity, and share common interests.

Support American Swedish Institute …by simply joining, giving, and volunteering here:

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