Chankaska Creek Winery - NEW VENUE COMING JUNE 2018!

Kasota, MN

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Book Your Wedding with Chankaska Creek Winery - NEW VENUE COMING JUNE 2018!


A BARN IN KASOTA, MN

About Us

Available throughout the months of May to October, the Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery in Kasota, Minnesota, is a winery right next to the Chankaska Creek. With acres of vineyards and rustic bridges that provide an elegant passageway to the forest. This venue combines natural landscaping with thoughtful consideration for a ceremony.  Tucked beside the creek is a second option for a ceremony location. The reception area creates a romantic ambience to set the stage for an unforgettable evening. With a maximum of 250 guests, Chankaska Creek Ranch offers brides an option between two beautiful ceremony sites and one reception site that are part of the wedding package.

Chankaska Barrel Room is a smaller space with floor-to-ceiling wine barrels stacked around the room and burgundy drapery on the ceiling. This space is used for Grooms Dinners and a day of bridal changing room.

Chankaska Forest.  Guests will be wowed when they cross the bridges to Chankaska Forest and enter this immaculate ceremony location. Chankaska Forest is surround by mature trees, a babbling creek and features stunning stone steps. Say "I Do" and seal your nuptials with a wine blending ceremony then walk down the aisle as the new Mr. and Mrs.

Chankaska Creekside Ceremony. Chankaska Creekside is a premier ceremony space that boasts a luscious backdrop of mature green trees in the spring and summer and stunning red and yellow colors in the fall. Let the sounds of nature surround you as you become newlyweds under the beautiful handmade birchwood arbor and walk down the aisle to get ready for a fun evening of celebrating!

Chankaska Creekside Reception. Chankaska Creekside is a stunning venue lined with mature trees and a winding creek. It features a 40 by 80 tent with cathedral windows, vaulted ceilings, flooring, romantic lighting and an additional lawn space. The Creekside Tent can be cooled or heated and accommodates approximately 250 guests for seated events.

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What You Should Know

Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery provides a wedding planner to help plan the details of your special day. The venue has preferred caterers to chose from. Brides may use an outside vendor to bake the wedding cake. Chankaska provides the bar service. Chankaska Wine is served exclusively with beer and liquor options available.

Wedding package includes the use of ceremony location and Chankaska Creekside for the reception. Also included in the wedding packages is setup and take-down so brides and grooms can enjoy their special day. Couples are encouraged to contact Chankaska Winery directly to discuss needs for the wedding day.

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Extra Perks

As a fully operational winery, Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery provides a few perks for couples and wedding day guests.

  • Vineyard photos
  • Engagement photos
  • Private fire pit
  • Day-of coordinator
  • Lawn games
  • Onsite parking
  • Bridal changing room
  • Linens(black or white)
  • White garden chairs
  • Golf cart use
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From the Vendor

Two beautiful venues to choose from!

Surrounded by lush forest, babbling streams and 13 acres of photo-ready vineyard, Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery is the perfect place for your special day! We offer two amazing venues to choose from! Be one of the FIRST couples to be married in our amazing new venue opening June 2018! Call today!

Amenities + Details

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Ceremony Types

Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Venue Capacity

201-250

Settings

Farm + Ranch, Garden, Tented, Vineyard

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff

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Contact Info

Address
1179 E. Pearl Street, Kasota, MN (507) 931-0089
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Reviewed on 8/22/2017

Chankaska hosted our daughter's wedding on 8/12/17, it was picture perfect! We could not have asked for anything better for our daughter and son-in-law. The weather was picture perfect as well. Karen was amazing to work with from our first meeting up until the final day.... Read More Karen was always very prompt in responding back to us and also kept in touch with the caterers/vendors as well. Courtney was our go to person the day of the wedding and was also wonderful- thank you. We received many compliments from our guests the day of the wedding and continue to receive them. We would highly recommend Chankaska for your upcoming wedding it is a beautiful romantic setting. Hats off to the entire staff!


Reviewed on 9/01/2017 Ruth O

August 19, 2017 was a memorable day for our family as our daughter married the man of her dreams in the enchanting backyard of Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery. The day was “perfect”, from the weather to the amazing staff. Chankaska Winery made it their mission to do everything... Read More they could to make our event special and stress free. The intimate setting was a big hit with all of our guests and every vendor they recommended was exceptionally professional. Without hesitation, we would recommend Chankaska Winery is the perfect setting for any celebration.


Reviewed on 8/25/2017 Brittany O

I don’t even know where to begin when reviewing Chankaska as they far exceeded any expectations we had. First of all, Chankaska is one of our favorite local wineries because of its sheer beauty and perfectly crafted wines. This charming winery is meticulously landscaped while... Read More maintaining a laidback atmosphere. These are only a few reasons why we settled on three of Chankaska’s properties, Barrel Room, Forest, and Creekside, to host our special day on June 10, 2017. Every single staff member we encountered during our planning process with Chankaska was professional, helpful, and personable. That brings me to the winery’s Event and Marketing Director, Karen. Karen was an absolute joy to work with and ensured everything on our wedding day was carefully and thoughtfully planned. Her high levels of expertise, organization, and open communication throughout the entire planning process allowed us to be able to truly enjoy our wedding day. On the day of our wedding, she ensured everything ran smoothly between all of our vendors and routed all questions/concerns providing a worry-free and relaxing day not only for us but for our guests as well. Our guests still compliment on how beautiful our wedding was at Chankaska!


Reviewed on 10/18/2017 Kendra P

Karen was great to work with - understanding, prompt, and resourceful - and our day-of coordinator Marissa was also excellent and super helpful - we're sure things would have gone a lot less smoothly without her! Chankaska made it very easy to plan our wedding, even though we... Read More aren't living in Minnesota, with a lot included in the venue rental (for a price of course :) ). And talk about gorgeous - the venue is well-cared for and really a gem in a part of the state I hadn't visited before, even though I grew up in the twin cities. The wine is also excellent (and our guests agreed, even the wine connoisseurs in the bunch) - make sure to join the wine club to get a discount on your wedding wine and get a few extra delicious bottles throughout the year! Just a couple things to note that we wish we'd had known earlier. Costwise, we knew what we were getting into for the most part, but there were still a few costs we weren't expecting above the high venue price: keg pricing was expensive (a new option for the year of our wedding), and event insurance and paying extra to rent wine barrels for the ceremony we also didn't budget for. It's also important to note that the winery will be open during the event, and there is also a possibility of other events happening in tandem (in the contract) - this made for a few ill-timed noisy moments during our ceremony. Overall our day was perfect for us, and the staff at Chankaska and the venue itself were a huge part of that. No regrets!


Reviewed on 9/29/2017

We hosted our daughter's wedding at Chankaska Creek Winery in May of 2017. It is a perfect setting for an outdoor wedding; the grounds are beautifully lush and well-kept. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't kind to us that weekend. It was cold and pouring rain! The day could... Read More have been disastrous but Karen, Marissa and the staff did all they could to make the ceremony and reception a success. These people know what they're doing! Karen and Marissa notified our vendors that the ceremony would be held in the reception tent and everyone did a wonderful job accommodating the change of plans. The atmosphere in the tent was warm and inviting despite the weather conditions. It turned out to be a memorable celebration and we are still getting compliments from our guests. We appreciated how terrific Karen was to work with during all of the planning and day-of. Chankaska provides a list of preferred vendors and we had a great experience with everyone involved.


Reviewed on 9/27/2017 Hanna O

Our wedding on August 12, 2017 was so absolutely amazing! It was everything I could have dreamed of. The venue is so beautiful and offers so many unique qualities that make it picture perfect. Karen is absolutely amazing! She will do anything she can to make all your ideas come... Read More true! Her planning and communication is superb! Courtney- our day of coordinator- was equally sweet and helpful in the midst of everything going on! I can't count how many times I was told how beautiful and wonderful everything about our day was! I wish I could relive it all over again! Thank you for everything!


Reviewed on 9/25/2017 Jodi M

Our daughter and son-in-law were married at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery in September and it could not have been a more perfect day! Chankaska Creek is an exceptionally beautiful setting with several options for ceremony locations. Karen, Courtney, and the staff were very... Read More accommodating and easy to work with. Karen went out of her way to try to accommodate all of our wants/needs in the planning stages. Courtney and her staff made sure everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding, which allowed us to just enjoy ourselves. We had, and continue to have so many compliments, not only on the elegant, unique, fun wedding, but also on the beauty of the location and the quality of the wines. I highly recommend Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery! They made it possible to give my daughter the wedding of her dreams!


Reviewed on 9/22/2017 Kristin M

My husband and I were married at Chankaska in September 2017 and the venue was absolutely perfect. The location is gorgeous and Karen and her team were incredibly easy to work with. They made sure our day was everything we wanted. We could not be happier with our choice to get... Read More married at Chankaska Creek!


Reviewed on 9/12/2017 Allison F

Our wedding at Chankaska on 9/2/17 was absolutely beautiful! The ceremony and receptions sites were exactly what we wanted and had lots of natural beauty. Karen, the event planner, was responsive to us throughout the entire planning process and was always willing to answer a... Read More wide variety of questions. We received many compliments from our guests who all enjoyed the venue and the atmosphere. We were disappointed with a few things including the limitations on catering, as we were only allowed to choose from two vendors and the food was very expensive, the catering contact rarely returned our phone calls/e-mails, and the food was not of high quality. We would not describe the cost as 'affordable' due to the 18% gratuity on all food & drink, the caterer having to bill through Chankaska to add additional fees, being charged for 'extra' items such as wine barrels at the ceremony site and the golf cart, and very steep liquor costs with limited beer selections. Overall, Chankaska was beautiful and exactly the atmosphere we were looking for, we just would have preferred to have been able to work with a variety of vendors.


Reviewed on 6/23/2017 Laura H

Chankaska hosted our wedding on June 3rd, 2017. It couldn't of been a more perfect day despite the heat. With the help of Karen our day couldn't of ran any more smoothly. She made sure everything was set up correctly, running on scheduled, and even helping fix our false eye... Read More lashes! We had many compliments from our guests that it was a beautiful set up and very romantic.


Reviewed on 5/25/2017 Melissa M

Chankaska hosted our non-religious wedding on 5/20/17. We chose Chankaska because every time I have been out there to enjoy their fabulous wine selection, it's been an absolute treat! Little did I know their staff would be just as amazing. Right from the beginning, even before... Read More our first meeting, Karen was absolutely wonderful. My mother & I were planning the big day from opposite ends of the state and Karen was extremely helpful (and patient, answering emails from both of us always promptly and very kind!) with every aspect, right down to the nitty-gritty details to make sure every thing was absolutely perfect on our day. She made us feel like we were top priority, despite the winery's schedule being beyond busy. She worked closely with our caterer and decorator to make sure everything was just as we wanted. The May weather was not kind to us on our big day, it was pouring rain! But despite having to improvise a bit in regards to moving the ceremony indoors the day of, Karen & her crew did everything to make sure the tent was beautiful for both our ceremony and reception. And it was!! Marissa was our day-of coordinator and she was so lovely and helpful. She checked in with us often with updates to make sure we knew what was going on as far as things happening outside and worked hard to keep everyone calm and on schedule. We got many compliments from our guests remarking at how beautiful the grounds were, even in the pouring rain!! Karen & her whole crew were extremely professional and I would highly recommend Chankaska as a fantastic place to get married, even if it's raining. :)


Reviewed on 11/05/2016 Kaitlin S

We had an amazing time at our wedding! Everything was beautiful and the staff was all very helpful!


Reviewed on 10/27/2016

We originally chose Chankaska because of its beautiful venue and amazing wine, however, we were pleasantly surprised by how helpful and supportive the staff was. Their events coordinator, Karen, was with us every step of the way providing direction and expertise on anything and... Read More everything. Choosing this venue was by far the best choice that we made!


Reviewed on 10/27/2016

We originally chose Chankaska because of its beautiful venue and amazing wine, however, we were pleasantly surprised by how helpful and supportive the staff was. Their events coordinator, Karen, was with us every step of the way providing direction and expertise on anything and... Read More everything. Choosing this venue was by far the best choice that we made!


Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Elizabeth V

The staff at Chankaska was kind and supportive throughout our entire event. We loved their different venues and their ability to work with us to make the setting and environment just as we imagined it. We loved all of the help and support of the staff and particularly enjoyed... Read More the wine! Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery was by far the best option for our wedding!


Reviewed on 10/12/2016 Lara K

The groom and I were on the fence as to whether we were going to go through with a big wedding or not. We stepped foot onto the property, had a glass of wine, met with Karen and the deal was sealed. The space is absolutely beautiful, the staff is helpful every step of the way,... Read More and the local MN wine is delicious. We moved out of state in the midst of the planning process, but Karen and Courtney helped to keep things on track and made sure I didn't miss anything. Their vendor recommendations are helpful, they said that they would not recommend anyone if they didn't think they did a great job, and this rang true with the vendors I encountered through them. The week before the wedding they had had some property damage from rain/high waters and Karen spoke with me multiple times about potential changes and options to think about. They were even going to figure out a new firepit option as their built-in one had flooded and they knew it was an important part to us. The day of came and everything went perfectly. Courtney ran a flawless set-up and event and checked in with me multiple times during the day. My guests have been raving about it all. I highly recommend Chankaska!


Reviewed on 9/05/2016 Nancy W

Chankaska hosted our wedding on 7/30/16. What a spectacular setting for our special day. Throughout the planning process, Karen was our go-to-person. She did an amazing job helping us make our plans and ideas happen. We never felt like we were asking too much. Everything... Read More was possible from her perspective. What I really appreciated was that she worked closely with our florist, caterer and wedding planner. There were a lot of things that when on behind the planning scenes that we trusted with Karen to coordinate. Chankaska is a stunningly beautiful property and on our wedding day, it was in immaculate condition. My husband and I have always been so impressed by the care that the team at Chankaska does to keep the property and surroundings so well groomed. On the day of the wedding, the staff at Chankaska was so helpful and respectful of all that we had planned. They never missed a beat and were always there to help out. We used three venues - Forest, Court and Barrel Room and their staff did a great job of getting everything beautifully set up including a King's Table that sat 79 people. Our guest continue to rave about the wedding and the beautiful setting of the Chankaska winery. Choosing them for our wedding venue was the best decision we made.


Reviewed on 8/26/2016

I am so happy my daughter chose Chankaska for her wedding venue. The atmosphere was absolutely beautiful and Karen and her staff were wonderful. I would highly recommend this Winery if you looking for your dream outdoor wedding.Denise S


Reviewed on 8/26/2016 Shelby S

Our wedding was absolutely beautiful. It was in the forest area and the weather held out and was perfect. The scenary was unlike anything I've ever seen. I would highly recommend this venue for an outdoor wedding. I cannot wait to see my pictures because I know they will be... Read More stunning with the vineyard in the background and blue skies. Definitely a great wedding site!


Reviewed on 7/06/2016 Dana C

To anyone who wants the most beautiful outdoor wedding with an indoor/tent option, this is the place! They have several beautifully taken care of outdoor options and the tent at the Creekside venue can be air-conditioned which was KEY on our wedding day this summer. Karen was... Read More very helpful and patient with all of my questions and requests before the wedding day. The only problem was there must have been some miscommunication between Karen and her assistant, Courtney on our wedding day. We had a guest book that required finger paints for thumbprints, and this had been discussed with Karen during a sit down meeting in the month prior. On the wedding day, this guest book was set up with the paints and Courtney was apparently unaware that the guest book had already been discussed with Karen. This caused some confusion and stress to the groom's mother but the situation turned out fine.


Reviewed on 7/06/2016

Chankaska was a great venue and a great company to work with. My wife and I utilized Chankaska for our Rehearsal Dinner and it was easily one of the highlights of our wedding weekend. Our initial meetings with the staff were very enjoyable, Karen and Courtney were easy to work... Read More with, and all charges and expectations were clear. On the night of the event, everything was set up perfectly, and the staff during the dinner were great to our guests making sure that everyone had drinks and food and that everyone was comfortable. Courtney was quick to answer questions and she ensured that everything was taken care of during the event. I would highly recommend Chankaska for any event. Our guests were also impressed with the Barrel Room, Wine, and service that Chankaska provided. Thanks again!


Reviewed on 4/03/2016 Nichole T

It was a great location and very beautiful grounds. It was sometimes very difficult, though, to work with Chankaska. Leading up the the day it seemed like there was problem after problem and it became very stressful for me. On the day of the reception everything went better... Read More than I thought. Everything turned out great, they did a very nice job putting everything together and the event went of smoothly until the end of the night. We paid for a golf cart 2 hours at the beginning and 2 hours at the end of the reception for our grandparents get up the hill to the parking lot.. At the end of the night I was having to tell them to give us the cart. One time they told me I couldn't use it because they were using it to clean up, even though I was paying for it. If they didn't have such beautiful grounds we would have went elsewhere because their customer service was not great!


Reviewed on 1/07/2016 Katie G

Chankaska was wonderful to work with. Karen helped us plan the wedding of our dreams in just three months. They were extremely helpful and willing to put together our non-traditional brunch wedding. Along with that, our guests enjoyed the day and the pictures turned out... Read More beautifully.


Meet The Events Director

Karen Borresen-Berg

In her role as Events & Marketing Director, Karen Borresen-Berg understands, perhaps better than anyone, that Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery is more than just a winery. It is a truly magical place where our brides honor us by choosing to share the special moments from their weddings on our estate. Karen is the liaison between our wine as a product, and our wine and estate as an “Experience” for our brides to make memories for years to come. Karen cherishes family time with her husband, Mike, and her two dogs, Wilma and Liebe and her two donkeys Miss A and Apple.