28 total reviews
I could spend all day raving about Oak Ridge and still not have told you how much we loved our experience there!
Everything, from our first visit touring the venue, to our complimentary breakfast with family and friends the day after our wedding was impressive, professional and fun. They worked with us on our budget and helped us create the wedding of our dreams.
When people ask us what we change about our wedding day we cannot come up with a single thing. Nine months after our wedding/reception we are still constantly complimented on how beautiful the venue was, how unique the setting, how friendly the staff, and on and on.
We had both our ceremony and our reception at Oak Ridge and, after looking at several other venues where the ceremony would be held in the lobby area, we couldn't have been more pleased with the way Oak Ridge conducts their ceremonies. It never felt, or looked, at all like a lobby, but instead like the fabulous and unique venue we fell in love with. The fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows add such a beautiful and unique backdrop. Even our photographer kept saying how beautiful it was there.
As a bride, I of course had questions leading up to "the big day" regarding the time line for the evening, how things would be set up, etc. Their wonderful Wedding Coordinator, Samantha, promptly responded to any inquiry I had and always put my mind at ease.
Our wedding was an absolute dream come true and I was able to simply enjoy the day/evening, without worrying about a single thing. Samantha kept everyone on a schedule so that the evening flowed according to plan, but without making us feel rushed or pressured to get from one activity to the next.
The amazing staff there deserves kudos as well. Everyone, from the people that checked us in to the hotel, all the way to the people who graciously helped my aunts and mother put on the "finishing touches" at the reception tables, were friendly, funny and professional.
Again...enough good things cannot be said about Oak Ridge and their staff. If you do decide to use them, be prepared to have a fabulous experience planning, a wedding that will exceed your every expectation and memories that will stay with you and your guests for years to come!
The staff at oak ridge is AMAZING!!! I cant say it enough, and the guests at my wedding cant say it enough either! From the coordinator who is with you every step of the way, to the wait staff, bartenders and front desk personnel everyone at Oak Ridge goes above and beyond to ensure that you get exactly what you want, and that your day is perfect from start to finish. Oak Ridge was my venue for our ceremony AND reception and the whole evening was flawless. Included in the cost for this vendor were the following: catering, cake, flowers, runners, and ceremony space.
Oak Ridge offers wedding packages that make planning your wedding fun and easy. The staff is absolutely amazing--you get your own wedding planner that helps you every step of the way and on your wedding day the whole hotel goes out of their way to make it go smoothly and stress free. While the package prices may initially look a little pricey, you are getting an incredible value for everything that is included. Our guests were raving about the venue and the food--I'm still getting compliments 2 weeks after the fact. My husband and I were blown away by this place and we can't recommend it enough!
I worked with Samantha at Oak Ridge- she was FANTASTIC!!! From my frist emails she responded quickly and professionally! The way Oak ridge works we pretty much had a built in day of coordinator. The food is FANTASTIC!!! We had a smaller wedding (135) and our food minimums were easily met. Our reception was in the ballroom- I loved that we were more secluded. They did drape cloths and twinkle lights for free!!! I cannot say enough good things about this location!
We had both our ceremony and reception at Oak Ridge. We worked with Sam for our wedding and she was amazing to work with, and such a huge help! She was always quick to respond to all of my (many) questions and was so patient with me. Our wedding day was pretty much perfect! Our guests gave us a lot of compliments on our venue choice including the beautiful setting, the food, and the delicious cake. The staff did an incredible job!
My husband and I used Oak Ridge for our recent wedding and we were so happy with how everything turned out! Especially the food and service.
Samantha was our coordinator for our wedding and was incredibly patient with our questions and the ideas we bounced off her. She always seemed available and ready for more questions. A lot of people said the wedding was very organized, I just think it was Samantha!
After the wedding we got so many compliments on the service and how they were on top of getting food and drinks out. We also got compliments on how nice the staff was.
The food was also fantastic, even better then when we tried it in the tasting. Everyone loved the choices for dinner and late night food as well!
Oak Ridge did an absolutely outstanding job as our wedding reception venue!! All of our guests were raving about the awesome location, beautiful views/windows, delicious food, friendly staff, nice guest rooms, and overall wonderful experience. We also live out of state, so they were so accommodating and easy to work with, especially with us not being close by. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a beautiful, luxurious, fun, and hospitable reception venue!
We had our wedding at Oak Ridge and it was amazing! Our coordinator was fabulous before, during, and even after our wedding! We couldn't have asked for a better place to have this life changing event!
I really enjoyed staying at Oak Ridge, as did many of my other guests. However, they don't have a free shuttle available (costs a few hundred bucks, depending on how long you need to use it just to go back and forth from Hazeltine) and when issues came up with some of our guests, they were not the best with communicating with us. But overall, great facility (and breakfast!) but they can be a little difficult to work with.
I planned my wedding at Oak Ridge with only 6 weeks before the big day. They absolutely catered to every need that I had!
Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center was absolutely wonderful! The staff was so kind and courteous to everyone! Everything that day went smoothly and Patty was so organized and wonderful to work with. The food was delicious, the prices were great and rooms were nice to stay in.
Oak Ridge was very professional about every need that we had, but also very genuinely excited for us! All the staff were doing everything they could to make our day as special as possible. We worked with Patty who was patient with my every question and concern. She was there for most of the night making sure everything went as planned! I would recommend this venue to any bride who wants a place where you can get it all! They handled all the details so that my husband and I (who worked full time and went to school) didn't have to juggle them. It was expensive and they charged for every little addition you needed, but were very responsive to any special considerations.
I had my ceremony and reception here and the day was absolutely perfect. We had an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour and the facilities and outside areas are absolutely beautiful. It's quiet and away from traffic and noise. It is also a hotel so out out of town guests did not have to travel anywhere. The wedding planner we worked with there was fantastic and so helpful throughout the whole planning process and the day of. Everything went smoothly and I wouldn't change a thing!
I stumbled across this venue and I couldn't be happier! They have different rooms/spaces based on your needs and cost. It was decorated very nicely (lights and fabric were included at no cost) and the staff was so helpful and friendly.
We recently were married at Oak Ridge Event Center, we are overall very happy with the layout and service we received at Oak Ridge. Our on complaint was our Event Coordinator Patty. When you sign a contract you get a event coordinator, there are 2 girls, you get one based on the weekend you are geting married. We met with Samantha originally and she was outgoing and enthusiastic!! We then found out that Patty would be the one working for the weekend of our wedding, Patty was difficult to work with, was not accomodating. We had our ceremony, reception and guests stayed at Oak Ridge and we received many wonderful compliments on our venue choice. Oak Ridge is a beautiful site for a wedding, we loved that they had packages to choose from.
THEY WERE ALL GREAT TO WORK WITH, EVERYTHING WAS PLANNED WELL, AND IT WAS A PERFECT WEDDING DAY. I LOVED THAT THEY HAD ALL THE VENDORS ALREADY THERE FOR ME TO UTILIZE!!
We had our wedding at Oak Ridge in July. Everything was wonderful! Samantha made sure the day ran smooth, the food was great, the servers were fabulous, and the place was beautiful. Nothing but great comments from our guests.
Oak Ridge in Chaska was the perfect choice for our wedding reception. The staff was easy to work with & very accessible. The price was great for the what we received. We went with a package that included a wedding cake & table decorations & it exceeded our expectations. The pastry chef was great to work with & helped us to with our cake design (I even went back & changed the design 2 months before the wedding & he was fine with that). One of the best parts was that our out-of-town guests could stay right at Oak Ridge, since they have hotel rooms on site. It made it the planning a breeze, knowing our guests didn't have to look far for a place to stay. (Our guests even got free breakfast each day of their stay, which is included). I would recommend Oak Ridge to anyone planning a wedding or even a party!
This was a great place to have our wedding. They were very accomodating, nice and even affordable. Everything went perfect and it was an awesome time!
Oak Ridge is a wonderful place for bride's who don't have time to find vendors and coordinate all of the details. Oak Ridge provides a coordinator who works with you from the beginning to the day of. They have great packages that includes alcohol, decorating, and even the cake! I highly recommend this location.
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Whatever your dream is for an extraordinary event, Oak Ridge offers a spectacular venue with stunning ceremony and reception locations. We have beautiful indoor/outdoor locations for your memorable occasion. Nestled in 130 scenic acres on Lake McKnight, a perfect setting for your special day.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 350
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Hotel/Resort, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
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