12 Winter Wedding Venues in Minnesota for a Cozy Soiree

From Duluth to the Twin Cities, we're rounding up our favorite Minnesota wedding venues for winter.
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Carli Brennan
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Carli Brennan
The Knot Fashion Contributor
  • Carli writes freelance fashion articles for The Knot.
  • Prior to The Knot, she was the style section editor at Her Campus Media and launched the Fashion Institute of Technology chapter of Her Campus.
  • Carli’s passion for the wedding industry stems from her time as a bridal consultant and her previous internship in a bridal showroom.
Updated May 28, 2024

When temperatures drop in the colder months, couples should make the most of the snowy season by selecting winter wedding venues in Minnesota. Whether you're planning a soiree in the hustle and bustle of the Twin Cities or are looking for a charming Midwest wedding in the countryside, we've rounded up some venues that are perfect for your winter Minnesota wedding. The types of wedding venues you want to look for all depend on your personal style and preferences. The Knot Vendor Marketplace is also a great resource for couples booking a wedding venue—filter by location, guest capacity, price, amenities and more. Plus, you can read reviews from real couples and sort by top-rated venues.

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Mintahoe at Solar Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota

This magnificent 100-year-old wedding venue is located in the Arts District of Northeast Minneapolis. Sitting on the very top floor of the Solar Arts Building, Mintahoe is a chic art gallery and event space with stunning views of the cityscape. The retro meets industrial charm shines through in every detail of this historic building. The brick walls, exposed wood beams and large windows are the perfect backdrop to say "I do." After the ceremony, guests can enjoy cocktail hour from the bar, which was made by a local artist using wood from the Harley-Davidson plant in Milwaukee. Many couples also have their cocktail hour span into the Duluth Room—a floor-to-ceiling, glass-enclosed space furnished with an original boardroom table from the Duluth Railroad Company as well as an antique sideboard from Johnny Cash's estate. The venue is run by the award-winning Mintahoe Catering and Events company, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands for your wedding day.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

Green Acres Event Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

A proud member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Green Acres Event Center is an enchanting winter wedding venue in Minnesota set in a rustic barn. The barn includes both an upper-level loft for your reception and lower-level mingling space for cocktail hour, as well as two ceremony locations and a hospitality suite. The charming barn is adorned with crystal and candlelight chandeliers that dangle from the dramatic Gothic arch-shaped aged timber roof. Large windows and doors give guests a breathtaking view of Staring Lake Park. The wedding party will enjoy the newly added Cottage, which boasts four salon-style getting-ready stations and chic decor, as well as a charming porch for a quiet moment while getting ready. The venue offers an all-inclusive package designed to "create the highest level of service, and the lowest level of stress" for couples.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

Greysolon by Black Woods in Duluth, Minnesota

Built in 1925 as the Hotel Duluth, which was widely acclaimed as one of the finest hotels on the continent, Greysolon by Black Woods is an excellent choice for Minnesota couples looking for a wedding venue with historic charm. The beautifully restored space is located along the Minnesota shore of Lake Superior in Downtown Duluth. Whether you have 10 guests or 350, the Greysolon has an event space to cater to your needs. The Ballroom features exquisite hand-painted ceilings and shimmering chandeliers. The Moorish Room may be the smaller of the event spaces, but it has just as much charm as the Ballroom. The Greysolon prides itself on allowing guests to host both intimate dinner parties and grand events with the same level of elegance and grandeur. Plus, they offer budget-conscious options without sacrificing excellent service.

  • Guest Capacity: 10-350

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Warehouse Winery in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Warehouse Winery is a contemporary, romantic space for to-be-weds in the Twin Cities. Located in the heart of St. Louis Park's warehouse district, this authentic working winery is the perfect cozy backdrop for a snowy winter wedding—after all, who doesn't want to warm up from the cold with some wine? Rustic wooden accents create contrast against the space's sparkling chandeliers and elegant drapery. Couples can choose from three of the venue's ceremony spaces, as well as hospitality suites. In the warmer months, ceremonies can even be held on the property's outdoor patio. It's no wonder the winter wedding venue in MN is a member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

The Riverside at Minneapolis Event Centers in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nestled along the Mississippi River and within walking distance to the Historic Stone Arch Bridge, The Riverside at Minneapolis Event Centers is a prime spot in the Twin Cities. The dazzling indoor event space features exposed brick walls, high ceilings, large windows that let in natural light and a custom-made fiber optic chandelier. During the warmer months, weddings can be held in their urban outdoor patio which overlooks the city. The Riverside also offers private dressing suites for the wedding party to get ready ahead of the big day. Their expert staff will help you through every step of the way to ensure a stress-free wedding planning experience.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs in Chaska, Minnesota

The lush grounds of Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs will instantly transport you to a sprawling European garden with its rolling hills and blooming wildflowers. Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Minneapolis, this hidden gem is a tranquil retreat from the city. The lower level is described as resembling "a dapper cigar lounge with dark leather furniture, billiards and swanky bar" while the upper level has towering ceilings, lots of natural light and an atrium with views of the property and the lake. This historic estate has beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, making it the perfect destination for year-round weddings.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+

The Hutton House in Medicine Lake, Minnesota

Tucked away in Medicine Lake, The Hutton House is a luxurious Minnesota winter wedding venue located just minutes away from Minneapolis. The expert staff of professionals and attention to detail make this venue stand out. Soaring high ceilings and ample natural light are the perfect backdrop for your "I dos," whether you're planning an intimate wedding ceremony or a large-scale reception. The Hutton House offers 12,500 square feet of beautiful indoor event space, in addition to a gorgeous outdoor courtyard. Couples can get ready with their wedding party in the luxurious suites before hosting an on-site ceremony.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester, Minnesota

Mayowood Stone Barn is a peaceful oasis that allows you to enjoy rural natural beauty while only traveling 6 miles outside of downtown Rochester. Dr. Charles H. Mayo expanded the historic property in the early 1900s. He and his wife designed the barn after European equestrian-style barns. The Mayo family was known for hosting carnivals and barn dances on the property, and some painted games on the floor still remain from their time there. They even occasionally hosted weddings on the property. The property maintains the equestrian history while providing modern updates where needed. The appropriately named Bridle Room once housed saddles, riding equipment and bridles and now functions as a dressing suite for the wedding party to get ready. The Carriage Way reception space boasts beautiful stone arches that speak to the historic craftsmanship of the building.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

Stonebrooke Golf Club in Shakopee, Minnesota

Situated on a pristine golf course, Stonebrooke Golf Club's winter wedding venue in Minnesota boasts rolling greens and cascading waterfalls that create a lush wedding venue. Year-round events can be held in the Clubhouse, which features vaulted ceilings and large windows overlooking the golf course. They also have a freshly renovated clubhouse suite for the wedding party to use as a private getting-ready space. Whether you're hosting an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family or a large-scale reception, the team at Stonebrooke is dedicated to making your wedding day dreams come true. From a personalized menu and your own signature drinks to custom decor, their team of professionals will help you achieve a personalized wedding vibe on your big day.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

Pine Peaks Event Center in Pine River, Minnesota

This rustic, lodge-style wedding venue is perfect for winter weddings—especially for those looking for a Christmas wedding venue. Described as a serene wilderness sanctuary, Pine Peaks Event Center is nestled away on a private 80-acre estate, so you'll truly feel like you're off the grid. Their beautiful gardens and rolling cornfields make a lovely wedding day backdrop. The Fireside room on-site has a wood-fired pizza oven that provides complimentary late-night snacks for wedding guests. Additionally, the venue accommodates up to 20 overnight guests on-site in their rustic lodge. They offer wedding day packages to accommodate a variety of needs and preferences.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+

The Crown Room Banquet Center in Rogers, Minnesota

The Crown Room Banquet Center is an elegant winter wedding venue in Minnesota. The venue is available for both wedding day events as well as your rehearsal dinner. You can ask the venue coordinator to help plan your day so that you have a professional by your side every step of the way. The vast banquet hall comfortably fits up to 340 guests, while the more laid-back lodge and outdoor patio provide additional space for guests to venture into. Most notably, their talented executive chef will help to create a crowd-pleasing menu for your wedding day.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 340

The Blaisdell in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Located in Washburn-Fair Oaks Historic District in South Minneapolis, The Blaisdell is an enchanting Georgian-style historic mansion turned wedding venue. Built in 1915, the recently renovated space maintains its historic charm, with vaulted ceilings and grand staircases. While the ballroom accommodates up to 225 guests, the traditional front parlor is perfect for smaller weddings. They even offer a luxury suite and billiards room as getting-ready spaces for the wedding party. This versatile space is sure to exceed your wedding day expectations.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 225

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