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The Venue

 

Your own private haven

We are a home away from home: A space which feels bright & airy, and fosters imagination, inspiration and creativity. Anahata Collaborative Venue is an industrial space in an old lumber building carefully designed to feel like a zen industrial loft space. This lumber building was originally built to be located ON a railway line to facilitate transportation of the lumber. Since then, the building has been remodeled and the railway has become THE paved cycling and walking path through Minneapolis and beyond now called the Midtown Greenway. We are fortunate enough to have our huge glass garage door open right on to our garden space and the Midtown Greenway giving us beautiful nature views, amazing south facing natural light, and easy accessibility by bike and pedestrian paths as well!

We are located in the heart of Uptown, Minneapolis which is a prime location in the LynLake area of Uptown. Within a block or two you can explore popular local businesses such as French Meadow Bakery, World Street Kitchen, Jungle Theatre, Common Roots Cafe, Milkjam Creamery, Moto-i, The Lynhall, Art Materials, Mpls Yoga, One Yoga, at our door step.

Even though our space is designed more like a cozy living space, it was also designed to be rearranged to suit your needs to a make your time here the best it can possibly be. Whatever you can dream up, we can make it happen: pop-up markets, photo/filming shoots, workshops, retreats, music events, weddings and more. All rentals are private rentals, meaning there will never be another client booked at the same time.

Anahata Collaborative is an accessible venue which accommodates up to 75 guests.

We are putting our stamp of approval on our Preferred Vendors and highly recommend them for your gatherings.

LOOKING FOR MORE? We specialize in creative, custom gatherings which are as unique as the people themselves: intimate out-of-the-box weddings, fundraising events, bridal party gatherings, off-site team building gatherings and more. 

 
 

Amenities:

 
  • Large Main Room (approx 1500 ft sq) with kitchenette and 2 additional rooms

  • Garage door which can be opened - weather permitting on to outdoor area

  • Elevator/Accessible Building

  • Heat/AC

  • Free parking lot & plenty of street parking

  • Bike Rack & Greenway Entrance

  • Pet-friendly

  • Tea Apothecary and Keurig for coffee

  • Seating for approximately 15 already in space (living room/dining room style)

  • High Speed Fiber WiFi

  • Additional 40 folding chairs as needed - no extra charge

  • Additional 5 6ft folding tables as needed with black drapes - no extra charge

  • Bring your own food (no required vendors)

  • Photography kit as needed - no extra charge

  • 10 yoga mat

 

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Testimonials

A true community space designed with openness and an open heart! From the high ceilings, to the eclectic furniture, and picturesque view of the Greenway, Anahata Collaborative embraces inclusivity and can be anything for everyone... Thank you Lara for bringing this dream of a space to life!
— Danielle Singleton of IDEO
 
Anahata is an AMAZING space! I highly recommend checking it out! Lara Cornell is so sweet and creative, you will love working with her!
— Lara Leinen - Doggy Social MN
I’m obsessed with Anahata! The space itself is gorgeous, unique and dreamy and located right on the greenway which is really fun. Lara is a gem to work with! I’d highly recommend!!
— Alex Molianen
 
 
Great space! Great people! And perfect for any type of event or workshop.
— Princess Jewelry
What a great space to collaborate and have women come together and create something powerful! Highly recommend this space for whatever you are thinking. Great energy and great people!
— Megan Ann
 
 
Anahata is a wonderful Minneapolis event space! The space itself is so dreamy and it’s located right on the greenway which is really fun. I’d highly recommend!!
— Alexa Kay Photography and Design
Culture and community... if you want to collaborate with other business, this is the place to be. Network city here!
— Elizabeth Nguyen of Karalamba Wellness
 
 
Love this heart-centered gathering & event space! Lara is a joy to work with and clearly cares about the impact she has on the community. Looking forward to spending more time here.
— Angela Zaun Ollswang of Terra Firma
Beautiful collaborative space with open floor plan that accommodates many different types of events. The owner Lara is awesome!
— Naya Dungey of TFKIA Art Studio
 
We had the honor of being the first couple to hold their wedding at Anahata Collaborative, in December 2018.

Choosing Anahata was one of the best decisions we made throughout the planning process, and we couldn’t have been happier with our experience! We found Anahata online in December 2017.

From the start, Lara – the owner and founder – was so welcoming, responsive, organized, and flexible with us as we planned our entire wedding from out-of-state, save for a few trips to meet her and scope out the venue.

The moment we walked in we knew it was the right place for us. The unique feel and flexibility of the space was the perfect canvas on which we could paint our vision of an intimate, warm, evening winter wedding – both ceremony and reception.

Lara and Lauren – Anahata’s wedding coordinator with whom we consulted, who was also amazing – graciously accommodated helped us refine our ideas for how to decorate, set up for, and transition between the ceremony and reception. We’d been to weddings and visited venues that felt cavernous, where the energy dissipates. Instead we wanted the feeling of being gathered around a cozy hearth for the ceremony, then involving as many guests as possible for the dancing in the reception. We achieved this easily!

We did our rehearsal the night before the wedding, and did all our own set up the day of – rented furniture, floral displays, and other decorations. Throughout the night, we used the loft room as a quiet place for the bride and other guests, had the bar in the side room underneath the loft, sound and music station in the corner outside the bar, and desserts and appetizers in the kitchenette area. All this considered, our 120+ guests (180 invitees) fit completely comfortably during the ceremony, with half sitting and half standing, and tall tables lining the back wall. For the reception we cleared the center of the room for dancing and set up a lounge area to one side. Our guests fit comfortably in this configuration too. We had coat racks in the hallway outside the room and stored excess furniture in the stairwell. We did not serve dinner, though we probably could have done a buffet along the back wall if we’d had fewer than 100 guests. We hired the preferred caterer, Common Roots Catering, for the bar and appetizers, which worked without a hitch.

The whole thing couldn’t have gone more perfectly! And the fact that we can say that as the first wedding at Anahata speaks to Lara’s magic and the magic of the space. We’re so, so grateful we chose Anahata, and hope you choose it for your wedding or event as well!
— Devin+Brian