15 Minnesota Barn Wedding Venues Full of Rustic Elegance
Minnesota is full of rustic wedding venues for your big day, but these 15 barn wedding venues, from Central Minnesota to the Twin Cities and beyond, are some of our favorites. They each strike the perfect balance between country charm and rural elegance. If Chip and Joanna Gaines one day decide to renew their vows—and to do so in Minnesota—we imagine they'd opt for one of these gorgeous farmhouse locales.
A barn wedding offers unlimited romantic photo opportunities, as well as the feeling of being totally intimate and secluded from the hustle and bustle of city life. Another major perk to choosing a barn for your wedding day is the ability to completely customize your day from start to finish. Check out these 15 one-of-a-kind Minnesota barn wedding venues for your special day.
Redeemed Farm in Scandia, Minnesota
Redeemed Farm is an upscale farm estate and vineyard wedding venue that sits on 40 acres and is only 35 minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This private setting can host up to 175 guests for your indoor or outdoor wedding and reception. New in 2020, The Stable at Redeemed Farm is a romantic chapel-like space ideal for an indoor ceremony. The Historic Barn is a beautifully restored 1930s historic barn that features two levels, a cathedral ceiling, and a grand staircase. Finally, The Vineyard Lawn is a gorgeous space with a stone arch, gate, and bridge—a perfect blend of elegance and rustic charm for your outdoor ceremony.
Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester, Minnesota
This European equestrian-style barn is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Rochester and the Rochester International Airport. Newly reopened in 2016, Mayowood Stone Barn hosts weddings year-round. The Main Barn is a beautiful venue with two levels, twinkle lights, and capacity for 300 guests, while The Blacksmith Shop is a bar and lounge space ideal for use during an outdoor cocktail hour. Couples who prefer to celebrate their special day outdoors can say "I do" under the stunning arches of the property's 305-year-old Old Oak Tree.
Historic Furber Farm Weddings and Events in Twin Cities Area, Minnesota
This hidden gem is nestled in the tiny community of Old Cottage Grove near the Twin Cities. Built in the 1940s, the Historic John P. Furber Farm is a white, arched-roof Gothic-style dairy barn located on five acres of green pastures and rolling hills. And at more than 8,000 square feet, the barn accommodates up to 500 guests for your big day. This elegant barn has a brand-new outdoor ceremony site amidst spectacular oak trees as well as an indoor ceremony option, outdoor game area, getting-ready suites, and more. The barn is open all year with heating and air conditioning, and rental includes tables and Chiavari chairs.
Coop's Event Barn in Dodge City, Minnesota
Coop's Event Barn is a 10-acre farm setting in southern Minnesota, about 20 minutes south of Rochester and 90 minutes from the Twin Cities. The red barn can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Wood floors and high ceilings give the barn a dramatic effect, and the balcony and spiral staircase make for picturesque wedding day photo opportunities. Couples will also love the historic granary space and rustic grain-bin bar outside, as well as the flexibility to choose whatever caterer and other vendors they like. (Just note that Coop's does not have an on-site kitchen for food preparation.)
The Cottage Farmhouse in Glencoe, Minnesota
A 100-year old white dairy barn, The Cottage Farmhouse exudes both rustic charm and luxe elegance. From the moment you step on the grounds, you'll find the natural beauty of the countryside mixed with the reclaimed glory of this historic barn space. The main barn features soaring 30-foot ceilings and crystal chandeliers, making it a great event space for an indoor ceremony. Couples who want to exchange vows outside will fall in love with the wedding pasture, surrounded by a grove of trees and wooden benches for guests. Dinner is served inside the reception barn, while the pergola makes for an ideal outdoor cocktail hour location. The property includes spaces for couples to get ready and for plenty of gorgeous photo ops. Did we mention there's even a small fruit grove with apples, pear, and plum trees? Yum.
Legacy Hill Farm in Welch, Minnesota
This traditional barn venue is included in The Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame for good reason. Legacy Hill Farm has an outdoor ceremony site, a pavilion with rolling ridge and sunset views, a loft space, a French industrial bar and patio, two suites, gardens, and more—at a more affordable price point. With a multitude of indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from, Legacy Hill Farm accommodates up to 295 guests and includes tables and chairs for all of them. Couples can utilize the farm's website to check available dates, view pricing and detailed information, and reserve a date online. Legacy Hill is also the perfect Midwest venue for an elopement or wedding with fewer than 50 people.
The Barn and Apple Orchard on South Ridge in La Crescent, Minnesota
The Barn and Apple Orchard on South Ridge is situated on an apple orchard, with ridgetop views of the surrounding bluffs and incredible sunsets. Couples can rent the barn venue from April to October, with four-day venue access, chairs, tables, and lighting included. (Rent from November to March at a reduced rate.) Choose your own preferred caterer and DJ or band. Couples should take note that while they have the flexibility to decorate the space however they like, they will also be responsible for setup and putting the tables and chairs back the day after the wedding.
The Barn at Five Lakes Resort in Frazee, Minnesota
Located in northern Minnesota, The Barn at Five Lakes Resort sits next to a pristine lake, thick woods, and rolling fields—providing an impressive backdrop for your wedding day photos. Say "I do" on The Oak Lawn beside a 200-year-old oak tree, or in The Pasture, an ideal spot for larger outdoor ceremonies and tents. With its soaring vaulted ceiling, cafe lighting, and large deck, The Hayloft is a beautiful spot for indoor ceremonies, dinner, and dancing. Unlike many other barn venues, The Barn at Five Lakes Resort includes all food and beverage catered by Fair Hills Resort. Additionally, the venue has 11 cabins (ranging from one bedroom to three) available for wedding guests to stay right on-site.
Erickson Farmstead Weddings and Events in Isanti, Minnesota
Erickson Farmstead is a historic venue tucked away in Minnesota farmland, conveniently a 30-minute drive north of Minneapolis-St. Paul With multiple barns set on 40 acres and a 5,000 square foot farmhouse, Erickson Farmstead hosts both indoor and outdoor weddings year-round. Built in 1925, The Wedding Barn still has original architectural features like a tin roof and lofted ceilings, while the Carriage House—built in 1918—has a fireplace and attached outdoor terrace ideal for dancing. Inside the Erickson Farmhouse itself, couples will find cozy bedrooms, a secluded loft, and a ceremony space for smaller weddings. Couples may also choose to get married on the ceremony lawn, next to a beautiful pond, gorgeous flowers, and a white-wood gazebo.
The Round Barn Farm in Red Wing, Minnesota
Looking for an all-inclusive barn wedding venue? The Round Barn Farm is your spot. The historic 1914 Dammon Round Barn is one of the few round barns remaining in Minnesota. With views of the Mississippi River Valley, the property is also home to a romantic bed and breakfast for on-site accommodations. Tables, chairs, setup, and teardown is included in your rental, and couples can choose from three of The Round Barn Farm's exclusive catering vendors for their dining needs. Bride Mari B. raves, "Thanks to Kirk and Wendy and the staff at the Round Barn, we had the BEST wedding day ever! It was so perfect. There is so much scenery at their venue. So many different places to get amazing photos. The background at the ceremony site is seriously jaw-dropping."
Almquist Farm in Hastings, Minnesota
The idyllic and secluded Almquist Farm has been in the Almquist family for five generations. Couples will feel right at home on the grounds, with views of rolling hills and the nearby lush forest, perfect for photos and an outdoor ceremony. The farm's red barn features cathedral ceilings, exposed wooden beams, a roaring fireplace, and an open-plan layout for your rustic wedding reception, with seating for up to 340 guests. Friends and family will love gathering around the bonfire for a peaceful evening after dinner. And—bonus—Almquist Farm is heated and open for your dream farmhouse winter wedding.
Green Acres Event Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota
The award-winning Green Acres Event Center balances rustic elegance and charm with modern amenities, and it's only 20 minutes outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Set next to Staring Lake Park, Green Acres offers three beautiful event spaces with crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, and more. The wooden beams and arched ceilings in the restored white barn make for an enchanting reception spot that needs very little decorating on your big day. Couples can even utilize the outdoor space for games and a fun tractor photo op.
The Barn at Stoney Hills in Cushing, Minnesota
The Barn at Stoney Hills in central Minnesota gives couples an entire three-day weekend for setup, rehearsal, wedding festivities, and teardown, plus on-site accommodations for 25 guests. Choose from four different ceremony spaces, each with their own arbor and scenic views of the surrounding 409-acre rolling hillside. The barn itself features a three-sided loft, grand staircase, wrap-around bar, catering prep kitchen, pizza ovens (yes, please), covered patio with whiskey barrel tables and fireplaces, and the option to choose your own vendors to suit your budget. Be sure to snag some photos with your spouse on a canoe in the lake, too.
Creekside Farm Weddings and Events in Rush City, Minnesota
As you drive onto the property at Creekside Farm, you'll immediately be surrounded by picturesque maple trees and the tranquil sounds of nearby Rush Creek. The newly constructed barn feels rustic but offers all the modern amenities you could want, including a getting-ready suites, heat, and air conditioning. The barn is available for indoor ceremonies year-round and features a dramatic high ceiling, crystal chandelier, plenty of natural light, and intricate woodwork throughout. Many couples opt to exchange their vows outside at one of six available outdoor ceremony sites. "I cannot say enough how amazingly beautiful Creekside Farms is," says bride Ashley W. "Not only is the venue amazing, but the owner Tammy felt like a family member to me. She made my dream wedding a reality!"
Willow Brooke Farm in Red Wing, Minnesota
Willow Brooke Farm is a year-round barn wedding venue and vineyard set on 82 acres about an hour outside Minneapolis-St. Paul and forty minutes from Rochester. The property includes two stunning barns—the original 1873 Historic Barn and the new White Willow Barn with glass windows and doors overlooking the countryside. Invite up to 300 guests for your unforgettable barn wedding and reception at Willow Brooke. Venue rental includes access to all buildings and outdoor spaces, tables and chairs, cleaning services, a golf cart limo, and more. The farm also has a list of preferred vendors for couples to choose from for their big day.