The River Museum is the perfect setting for a small, intimate wedding ceremony or vow renewal that is guaranteed to be an elegant affair. A minimony is the perfect way to share your moment of commitment with your closest loved ones.

What is a mini-matrimony?

Other than one of the newest trends in the wedding industry, a minimony gives you all the benefits you want in a larger wedding ceremony--plus extras--with minimal hassle and cost. A minimony allows you to solidify your union with your closest family and friends. 

What is included in a minimony?

We're glad you asked. Your personal wedding coordinator will assist you in the planning of your minimony for up to 30 guests (yes, we provide an experienced wedding planner at no additional cost). 

  • Officiant: You will work with the Officiant to personalize your ceremony
  • Photographer: One photographer for one hour
  • Wedding Cake: You will be able to choose a cake flavor from available choices
  • Champagne Toast or Lemonade: For refreshment and celebration
  • 2-Hour Rental of Selected Ceremony Space: Spaces include nearly any location we can accommodate within or outside the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium or Mathias Ham Historic Site. Featuring beautiful exhibits and aquariums, historic architecture, and natural beauty. Can you imagine getting married in front of our young otter pups, by the stingrays, on the boardwalk in our Wetlands, or in front of our Gulf of Mexico Aquarium? The options are endless! 
  • Discounts provided for future reception held within one year of minimony.

Inclusive Pricing: $1,895


Wedding details are complete; however, in the event you are looking for a few additional offerings, we've got you covered. If you don't see what you're looking for, just contact us with your questions!

  • Wedding Rehearsal
  • Light Appetizers
  • Bottled Beer, Wine & Soda Options
  • Discounted Pricing on Guest Museum Access


Mini-matrimonies are available Sundays through Fridays only and not on holidays. Time of ceremony may be dependent on location chosen.
For testimonials, event space images, and reception catering information, click below to visit our weddings page.



We are delighted to make your day perfect.
Please contact Teri Witt, Sales & Banquet Manager, for further information.
563-581-4986 |