Northern Pacific Center houses event spaces like no other in central and greater Minnesota.  Located in the Brainerd Lakes area, what is now known as Northern Pacific Center was built in the 1800's originally as part of Northern Pacific Railroad and later the Burlington Northern Car Shops.  This historic campus is privately owned and sits on over 47 acres within the Brainerd city limits.  Commercial and industrial businesses operate from most buildings and only recently have a few spaces been opened up to offer something long requested in the area - a wedding and event space option that is truly unique.  We have everything from raw warehouses to mid-way renovated buildings to completely whitewashed suites.  The outdoor and indoor photo and guest awing opportunities are endless.  Some current amenities:

  • unlimited free parking

  • getting ready spaces

  • ceremony and reception spaces

  • new restrooms

  • on-site farmhouse tables, vineyard chairs and chiavari chairs

  • on-site vintage rentals

  • so much more!


THE NP EVENT SPACE at 210 Blacksmith Circle, Brainerd, Minnesota |

This is the place to be for your "up north" event or wedding venue. 

8,000 square feet

  • full heat and air conditioning

  • large maximum capacity

  • industrial lighting and chandeliers

  • restrooms

  • unique bar area

  • pieces of original railroad history within building


LUMINARY FERN at 1561 Northern Pacific Road, Brainerd, Minnesota |

A classic venue - bright, airy and full of romance.

4,000 square feet

  • full heat and air conditioning

  • best for intimate to mid-sized weddings and events

  • chandeliers and designed areas with concrete, wood and brick

  • new restrooms

  • unique bar area

  • outdoor patio with railing along active BNSF railway


THE STOREHOUSE 1531 at 1531 Northern Pacific Road, Brainerd, Minnesota |

The perfect gathering space for small events and meetings.

1,700 square feet

  • full heat and air conditioning

  • best for small parties, meetings, pop-up events, photoshoots and more

  • a mix of natural brick, white brick, historic blueprint wall and drywall

  • connected to common area restroom and Roundhouse Brewery

  • seating for up to 32 guests included