7 featured reviews
Member Since: 5/2/2013
We had the perfect wedding, it was fun! I couldn't have asked for anything better. Katie was helpful and very pleasant to work with. We now get to spend each anniversary at the Ren Fest!
Member Since: 2/8/2013
Our wedding was on September 14th, the wine and chocolate weekend. It was spectacular! Katie was with us throughout the day directing us where were were supposed to be for the toast by the king and queen, and the parade. Our whole wedding party dressed in Renaissance era clothing, it really made it more interesting! We ran out of turkey legs at the reception and Katie was right there to get more for us, and helped get the bakery staff into the gate faster when they were late. The pictures all look amazing with the background we had and all the people there!
My only problem was I had too much stuff to haul around during the day and so we had to go back to the car to get our guestbook, wedding cake topper, different dress and shoes, flowers, etc. They need some place to put those things before the wedding, but that was minor compared to the experience!
We even have the entire wedding party wanting to go back next year for our anniversary because they would like to see more of the festival!
Huzzah! Highly recommend!!
Member Since: 11/12/2012
With the wonderful assistance of Katie Kline with the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, we were able to put together a beautiful wedding in just 3 months. Katie was always available for questions. The location was great and the staff was all very helpful and pleasant. I would highly recommend a wedding at the Renaissance Festival!
Member Since: 7/12/2010
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival was absolutely amazing to work with in planning our wedding. The venue was close to 4 hours from home, so most of our planning was done via email, and everything went off without a hitch. The cost for the venue was incredibly affordable. We chose not to use the grounds for a reception, but only because of timing -- we wanted our guests to have fun at the festival, since they did have to pay (reduced) admission. However, we were told it was the most unique, memorable, and fun weddings our guests had been to. All in all - it was an amazing day!
Member Since: 6/20/2011
My wedding was June 16 so it was preseason and amazing! Beautiful location for an outdoor wedding and the pictures...SUPERB! Katie Kline was my contact and very helpful I could not have asked for a better venue. If you are looking for a beautiful outdoor venue this is the place for you : )
Member Since: 5/2/2011
I had my wedding at the MN Renaissance Festival fair grounds during the OFF season (June 1st) and it was wonderful. The planners were there every step of the way to help out. They were also my catering company (because you had to use them) but they would make whatever you wanted within reason. I had a gorgeous day and everyone was so helpful. The place is basically decorated already which meant I didn't have to spend a whole lot on decorations at all. We got the whole place for the entire day for only $700! What a great deal!
One drawback is that I really wanted more of a fall wedding, but they only operate during late spring/summer through to the festival and then close after that. Which makes sense because it's an outdoor place, but I was quite happy with how my day turned out. You can also get married during the festival, but you only got passes for 12 people to go to the festival -- though you also get a lot more things added in.
The worst part (even though it wasn't that bad) is the grass had a lot of prickly plants in it, so when we were playing outdoor games, a lot of people got pricks on their hands.
I HIGHLY recommend any bride to use this for their wedding even if they are not into the whole RenFaire scene.
Member Since: 12/23/2010
Our wedding planning was a breeze our planner Casie was so sweet and helpful. She was always willing to answer any questions we had no matter how big or small. She always got back to me in good time and even if she didn't have the answer yet she would call to let me know that she was working on it. The packet that they send out has just about everything you could want in it for vendors to a ckeck list.
This was the second time that I went through the wedding planning ordeal and can tell you that with the help of Casie (and no one else) I actually enjoyed planning this wedding. I was not as stressed this time around and I am so thankful to Casie for that.
Our wedding turned out just the way we had planned. We had the full package we did the parade(great fun if you dont mind everyone looking at you) and the toasting with the King and Queen( Were we recieved our free gobblets, and had a nice chat with the King and Queen). We did the ceremony at just the right time with the Danger show right behind us not starting untill we were done.We watched a wedding earlier and could not hear anything their Rev. said because the show is very loud. We then went to the respection tent were we enjoy our meal and cake. You have to order your food from them . The food was not bad the charddonay chicken was a bit plain but everyone seemed to really enjoy the stuffed chicken. If you have their champane or the cider you must drink it there youcan not take it with you. You must also keep in mind that this is the renaissance and the floor is dirt there is dirt everywhere . So keep this in mind when you pick out your dress and cake.
We had such a great time and really had no issues and we would do this again and not change a thing. If you chose to do this have fun with it you want to remember haveing fun not stressing out.
Unique Twin Cities Outdoor Ceremony & Receptions
Mid-America Festivals has been creating timeless weddings for over 30 years on the grounds of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Create the wedding of your dreams in a classic setting. Variety of outdoor ceremony and reception locations available. Grounds available to rent May-October.
- Price Range: $
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative