Such a wonderful planning process from the ground up! My fiancé & I signed the contract for our fall 2015 wedding reception at Mississippi Gardens, when it was just dirt and a few cement beams....and every step of the way we were involved and m...
ade to feel like they were building the venue just for our wedding. Cathy, Erin, Jamie & Jordan are the most wonderful team to work with, so very accommodating & thoughtful, even up until the day of the wedding.
Darren and I were one of the first wedding receptions at Mississippi Gardens and everything went so smooth, it felt like they had been doing this forever, and it was only one of their first events!
Our 10/3 wedding was a paramount fall day in Minnesota, crisp & sunny 60 degrees. Being right on the Mississippi River and only a few minutes from our church, it was our ideal location for our wedding reception venue. Close enough to the city but far enough away to escape the hustle. The outdoor space is a beautiful lush bank on the River, (flowers, lush trees, plants, landscaping, etc). The golden lighting was stunning coming through the trees during social hour. It was a perfect outdoor space for guests to relax & children to run around up and down the granite staircase, and explore the beautiful area before sitting down for dinner. Also ideal for pictures outside, with many tall trees, hills, floral, calm river water backdrop, etc etc….so many fall colors and large lavish grounds to see.
STUNNING indoor décor, we appreciated every little detail! Its elegant Cinderella meeting rustic chic, the chandeliers against the exposed wood ceiling, the Victorian damask wallpaper against the refurbished wooden mirror, “glamour in the woods” feel, WE LOVED EVERY DETAIL, and so did our guests! From the bathrooms to the window drapery, it’s amazing how everything coordinated and astonished new guests.
The food options from Mintahoe were delicious and very customizable - we served the Short Ribs, Wingtip Chicken and the Butternut Squash Ravioli. Each choice was honestly delicious, prepared so well. The presentation of each plate was so intricate & beautiful; the detail was if there was only one plate being made, instead of 240. Our guests commented on the portion sizes being just enough food to have room for our cupcakes & candy buffet.
Cathy & Erin blessed us with so many extras and truly made us feel like we were part of their family. They each possess attitudes of service, partnership & accommodation to every little detail when planning a wedding. They each have tremendous experience in the industry, and prepared us in a way in which we knew exactly what to expect the day-of. They gave us abundant confidence in their teams’ execution that we literally had no worries or questions when walking into our social hour the day of our wedding. Cathy, Erin, Jamie & Jordan made us feel that their venue was not just a place that we were renting, but as if it was our home. The hard work and dedication that was put into making this place a stunning venue did not go unnoticed. Mississippi Garden’s magnificence speaks to so much of the individuals that designed it & brought it to life.