NP Event Space

Brainerd, MN

The NP Event Space has become a premier venue, drawing clients and guests from around the world. The unique re-use of the former Northern Pacific Railroad blacksmith shop lends an industrial edge to the upscale event center. Working within the historic space, Widseth Smith Nolting’s team of architects and engineers designed a new grand entrance that is fully accessible, a refinished floor, new restroom facilities, and fire protection system, while site upgrades improve guests’ ability to access the facility while preserving the character of the old railyard.