These 13 Minnesota Wedding Venues Bring the Wow Factor

Dance the night away in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
The Knot Contributor
  • Heather contributes wedding, honeymoon, travel and relationship content for The Knot and WeddingWire.
  • Heather also writes for publications including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, MyDomaine, HelloGiggles and The Everygirl.
  • She holds a degree in Art History and Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Updated May 14, 2024

From the Twin Cities to the lakes, planning a Minnesota wedding means choosing from stunning urban and rural destinations. Minnesota wedding venues include late 19th-century industrial buildings that are the perfect backdrop for a warm, minimalist celebration and sprawling farm estates where you can plan an outdoor wedding during the most fabulous months of Minnesota weather—the summer.

For guests traveling to Minnesota for your wedding day, there are bucket list items to check off, like wandering around the Mall of America, exploring the scenic North Shore or seeing if the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins are in town. Minneapolis and St. Paul are major metropolitan areas with food, beer and distillery scenes that are all worth checking out.

If you're eager to start planning your Minnesota wedding, here are 13 Minnesota wedding venues to check out. Decide whether you want a waterfront wedding in the Land of 10,000 Lakes or a big city bash, then look into finding the right venue to bring your dreams to life.

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The Grand 1858 at Minneapolis Event Centers in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Grand 1858 at Minneapolis Event Centers is a wedding venue in Minneapolis that boasts a unique superlative. It's the oldest building in Minneapolis. Located in the Saint Anthony Main District, The Grand 1858 has a tucked-away brick patio that feels as if you've found your own secret garden. With city views and a stunning glass atrium, this sophisticated venue combines the best of old and new. Celebrate here with up to 300 of your closest family and friends.

The Cottage Farmhouse in Glencoe, Minnesota

The Cottage Farmhouse is a wedding venue in southern Minnesota that combines cottage charm with a soaring barn atmosphere. Located on 15 acres an hour outside of Minneapolis, say "I do" surrounded by pastoral fields and lush, green landscape. The white dairy barn is the star of the show, with its 30-foot ceiling, warm wood details and light and airy decor. Make it your own with Chiavari chairs, custom wood tables and decor that the events team is happy to help select to fit your vision.

Creekside Farm Weddings & Events in Rush City, Minnesota

Exchange your vows in the middle of the woods on a 50-acre property at Creekside Farm Weddings & Events. This wedding venue has it all, from rolling hills to an expansive, elegant barn to a secluded spot where you can gather with your nearest and dearest by a babbling creek. Not only are these locations gorgeous places to tie the knot, but they also make for photos that you'll look back on fondly for years. Invite up to 300 of your loved ones to this affordable Minnesota wedding venue.

Dellwood Country Club in Dellwood, Minnesota

Whether you're celebrating your big day in an outdoor ceremony overlooking the woods or dancing the night away in the ballroom, Dellwood Country Club is an approachable yet elegant place to tie the knot. There are outdoor patios for a sunset cocktail hour and fireplaces for the coziest winter evenings. And the best part? There's also an outstanding golf course for your guests who want to fit in a quick round. The wedding location in MN accommodates up to 300 guests.

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Greysolon by Black Woods in Duluth, Minnesota

The 1920s were a time when everything felt fancier, and Greysolon by Black Woods is a northern Minnesota wedding venue that embodies that era. This elegant venue, which is the former Hotel Duluth, has opulent chandeliers, mahogany walls and hand-painted ceilings. The ballroom, which holds up to 350 guests, is begging for a black tie fete, while the wood-paneled bar is the perfect place for a nightcap. But there are also smaller spaces that are suited for smaller occasions with as few as 10 guests. You can also get ready on-site in their sunlight-drenched rooms that make for gorgeous pre-wedding photos.

Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors, Minnesota

It just makes sense that a wedding in the Land of 10,000 Lakes would take place on one of the Great Lakes. Grand Superior Lodge is a luxury resort located on Lake Superior and its massive swath of shoreline is one of the most romantic waterfront destinations to celebrate your love story. Host up to 160 guests for an entire wedding weekend, where they can stay on-site, explore the incredible landscape around the venue, including Gooseberry Falls, and relax at the resort over the bonfire, lawn games and incredible views.

The Hutton House in Medicine Lake, Minnesota

Plan your modern celebration at The Hutton House, a sleek, minimalist venue just minutes outside of downtown Minneapolis. With bright white walls and gleaming concrete floors, this is the perfect canvas to plan a contemporary soiree. If it happens to be a beautiful evening, you can take the party outdoors into the magical courtyard, where twinkle lights set the stage for your first dance. The events team on-site is committed to turning The Hutton House into the wedding day backdrop you've dreamt of and they're ready to plan your wedding of up to 250 guests.

Green Acres Event Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Cathedral-style arches in a rustic barn make the Green Acres Event Center one of the most unique wedding venues in Minnesota. The rich wood tones and dramatic chandeliers of the barn have a sophistication that easily translates into an elegant setting with the addition of flowers and gorgeous tablescapes. Take unforgettable wedding photos across the property and grab that iconic shot of you two sneaking a kiss at the top of the barn. You can host up to 300 guests at Green Acres Event Center.

Genesis Ranch in Rosemount, Minnesota

Genesis Ranch finds its home on 26 lush acres next to the Spring Lake Park Reserve. More than a century old, this ranch has fields of wildflowers where you can say "I do," a butterfly way-station and renovated buildings for both your celebrations and getting ready for the big day. There are walking trails throughout the property to stroll with your beloved or find time to ponder your vows. Genesis Ranch is available to rent for a one-day celebration or an entire weekend and up to 10 guests can stay on the property. The cocktail barn, circa 1919, is one of the most recent renovations and it's the perfect spot to grab a drink and catch up with loved ones.

Hall of Kings on the MPLS Riverfront in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Exchange your vows in a lovely urban courtyard, then move into a moody, old-world space to celebrate over an incredible meal with family and friends. The Hall of Kings on the MPLS Riverfront is tucked away on one of the prettiest streets in Minneapolis, and its stone walls and ambient lighting make for a cozy ambiance. Celebrate with groups of 50 to 190 at this historic event venue in Minneapolis.

Brick x Mortar in Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you've always dreamt of a swanky city wedding, then Brick x Mortar should be at the top of your list. This urban venue has major historic charm thanks to its location taking up two stories of a historic brownstone just steps from the North Loop. You'll get sweeping views of downtown Minneaoplis, along with a charming rooftop where you can exchange your vows or cozy indoor spaces that are perfect for creating that magical, twinkling ambiance. This sophisticated venue in the heart of the Warehouse District hosts up to 200 of your closest friends and family.

The 3 Ten Event Venue in Faribault, Minnesota

You'll get all of the big city vibes at The 3 Ten Event Venue but at an affordable small-town price. This Minnesota wedding venue in Faribault is located in a 25,000-square-foot 1895 property that maintains much of its original character, including exposed brick walls, historic hardwood floors and stonework throughout. There are two independent events spaces, one being the 3 Ten space for up to 430 guests with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, original pressed tin ceilings and a private alley patio. The other is the 3 Ten Rooftop Loft, which fits up to 350 guests for a cocktail-style reception with wide city views from its 1,700-square-foot patio.

Earl & Wilson Event Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

For a venue that feels like equal parts stepping back in time and throwing a totally modern celebration, the Earl & Wilson Event Center in Historic Lowertown St. Paul is the perfect destination. This historic 1880 building has exposed brick walls, imposing wood beams and stack stone that are indicative of urban buildings of that era. Yet this provides the ideal backdrop for designing a romantic and abundantly beautiful wedding celebration, especially thanks to light flowing in through the large arched windows. Host up to 250 of your nearest and dearest at this industrial yet elegant wedding venue in Minnesota.

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