Top 10 Minnesota Wedding Venues

Hello, Lovely Couples

As I reflect on the incredible weddings I had the honor of photographing this past year, I can’t help but share some of the amazing Minnesota Wedding Venues that set the stage for these beautiful celebrations. Each venue has its unique charm, and I’m excited to take you on a journey through some of my favorites.

1. The Essence Event Center – St Paul, Minnesota

Let’s kick off this venue showcase with The Essence Event Center, nestled inside The Chimneys near Como Park. This brand-new wedding venue boasts original brick and timber architecture that adds timeless character to your wedding. The combination of history and state-of-the-art technology makes it perfect for anything from intimate gatherings to lavish parties. Trust me; your wedding will look absolutely stunning against this backdrop!

2. Ahavah Cottage – Elysian, Minnesota

A stark contrast of black and white, Ahavah Cottage in Elysian, MN, is the epitome of luxury and elegance. Surrounded by tall lush trees, it offers a gorgeous outdoor ceremony site and a brand-new indoor ceremony space for unpredictable weather. As an added bonus, they’re in the process of building lodging for 40 guests—talk about a one-stop-shop for all things weddings! And did I mention they have mini-golf? Fun and sophistication rolled into one!

3. Stonebrooke Golf Course – Shakopee, Minnesota

Picture your wedding in an oasis of rolling greens, cascading waterfalls, and lush landscaping—that’s Stonebrooke Golf Course in Shakopee. The venue’s expansive views of the pristinely manicured championship golf course provide a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and reception. With both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, Stonebrooke offers a variety of options to suit your style. Plus, their newly renovated clubhouse suite is the perfect getting-ready space.

4. St Paul College Club – St Paul, Minnesota

For a fresh take on historic elegance, look no further than the St. Paul College Club. Tucked away on Summit Ave, this Georgian Revival mansion combines vintage elements with chic flare. You and your guests will enjoy the entire private mansion, featuring ornate rooms, Bridal & Groom’s suites, a beautiful sunroom, and seven wood-burning fireplaces. Outdoor ceremonies take place in the private garden, creating an enchanting atmosphere.

5. Majestic Oaks Golf Club – Ham Lake, Minnesota

Just 20 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis, Majestic Oaks Golf Club offers a picturesque setting with towering oaks and breathtaking views. Whether you’re planning a large or intimate ceremony and reception, Majestic Oaks provides an unparalleled locale. Their unique architecture, vaulted ceilings, and panoramic windows ensure that the stunning views are part of your celebration, both indoors and out.

6. Green Acres Event Center – Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Step into history at Green Acres Event Center, the oldest standing barn in Eden Prairie, fully restored to be the town’s first barn event center. Located in Eden Prairie, this historic venue offers three entertainment spaces, including a tall wooden hayloft reception area and a brand new bridal suite. From hand-painted cows welcoming guests to the hidden gem in the city, this barn wedding venue is truly one-of-a-kind.

7. The Little Log House – Hastings, Minnesota

For a wedding full of charm, natural beauty, and local history, The Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, MN, is the perfect setting. Imagine saying your vows in front of a beautiful white fireplace, surrounded by the charm of this historic village. Take a stroll back into history, capture moments next to one of the oldest steel bridges, and let your new name shine on the marquee. It’s a day filled with memories to cherish forever.

8. The Lafayette Club – Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

Nestled off Lake Minnetonka, The Lafayette Club exudes class and timeless elegance. The Classic Crystal Ballroom, with its enclosed veranda overlooking Crystal Bay, offers gleaming hardwood floors and large crystal chandeliers. Feel like royalty as you work with an executive chef to arrange a custom menu for your celebration. The venue has hosted celebrations for over 100 years, and it’s the perfect place to create lasting memories.

9. The Hutton House – Medicine Lake, Minnesota

Located just minutes west of downtown Minneapolis, The Hutton House is a premier, luxurious event venue tucked away in an unexpected corner of Medicine Lake. With soaring ceilings, natural light, and beautifully designed private settings, The Hutton House offers a different experience. From a beautiful mantel to a stunning staircase and a bar area, every detail adds warmth and character to the space. The airy, open surroundings make it a perfect canvas for creating a wedding that reflects your unique style.

10. Legacy Hill Farm – Welch, Minnesota

Set in Welch, MN, Legacy Hill Farm is an eco-friendly venue offering both indoor and outdoor spaces surrounded by nature. Original buildings from the early 1900s, restored and modernized, provide a unique experience for couples and guests. The pavilion, with its floor-to-ceiling fireplace and sliding barn doors, seamlessly blends with the picturesque surroundings. Wheelchair-accessible spaces and abundant on-site parking add convenience and comfort for your guests.

As I reflect on the incredible journey through all of these amazing Minnesota Wedding Venues, I’m filled with gratitude for the privilege of capturing love stories in such extraordinary settings. Each venue, with its unique charm and history, offers couples a canvas to paint their dreams upon. From the timeless elegance of The Lafayette Club to the rustic allure of The Little Log House Pioneer Village, every location has its own story to tell. I hope this venue tour sparks inspiration for couples embarking on their wedding planning adventure. May your special day be as unique and beautiful as the venues that set the stage for your love story. Cheers to love, laughter, and the magic of saying “I do” in these incredible Minnesota Wedding Venues.

Cheers, Andi Jo

January 21, 2024

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