The Twin Cities offers many free meeting spaces for people to hold their events and meetings. Free meeting spaces are available throughout the metro and come in many sizes with varying amenities. Please add to this list if you know of any additional locations or details.
Coffee Shops in the metro offer free informal and more formal meeting spots.
- Caribou Coffee offers meeting spaces in some of their locations. Be sure to check out their website for locations with meeting spaces.
- Common Roots Cafe offers a private meeting space in their back room. The room can accommodate up to 25 people. You can book the room online. Learn more on their info page.
- Dunn Bros Coffee offers meeting spaces free of charge in many of their locations. Visit their store info page to learn about their meeting spaces.
- Bordertown Coffee offers a free meeting room that can be reserved anytime except lunch hour. They have limited hours when school is not in session.
- Quixotic Coffee at 769 Cleveland Ave S, St Paul has a nice private space that would seat up to about 10 comfortably. According to their webpage, it's not technically free to book, but it costs $10.00 and you get a $10.00 coffee gift card in return... Basically free!
Restaurants often have spaces that businesses and nonprofits can reserve. A purchase requirement often goes along with it.
- Coffee Bene at Davanni's on Grand in St. Paul has a room that holds 25 and can be reserved with some conditions.
- St. Clair Broiler in St. Paul has an alcove that holds a few people, just one food purchase is required.
- Davanni's locations have meeting spaces, however they do require a food purchase.
- Many Perkins locations also have meeting spaces.
- Toppers Pizza at 54th and Nicollet has a free meeting space including wifi and a big screen TV that can be used with any food purchase.
- Lynhall offers plenty of tables and chairs to work with.
- Hennepin County Library offers many free spaces for public use throughout their libraries. Rooms range in size from 1 person to 450 people. Their meeting room page offers a full listing of what is available, how big the space is, a picture of the space, and more. Check out the Hennepin County Library Meeting Spaces wiki page for more information.
- Saint Paul Public Library offers meetings spaces available for free public use at 10 locations. The Saint Paul Public Library website has more details about locations, capacity, and making reservations
- Lake Elmo Public Library (3537 Lake Elmo Avenue North, lakeelmopubliclibrary.org) offers free meeting space for non-commercial meetings. 651 773 4926.
- Minnehaha Free Space is a social and political activity hub that offers meeting space, an info shop, workshops and more on Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis. Additional information and pictures can be found on their info page. Note that since they operate off of donations, people using their space are encouraged to make a contribution.
- The Wilder Foundation, of St. Paul, has both free and fee-based meeting spaces. Their meeting space page outlines amenities, space costs (if any), how to book the space, and additional information.
- Villa del Sol Community Room, located 5 minutes from downtown St. Paul, a 3000 sq. ft, industrial and modern designed space for up to 80. Small clean up fees may apply. Visit their website for more information and how to reserve the room.
- Boneshaker Books of Minneapolis has a meeting space that is free to reserve. Space large enough for a group of 10. Additional information located here, http://www.boneshakerbooks.com/book-meeting-or-event-free.
- Banks may also have meeting rooms available.
- Lunds & Byerlys many of the locations have community rooms that may be reserved free of charge. It is typically recommended that reservations be made at least a month in advance
- Wedge Table has two private meeting rooms that seat about 20 people each.
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