The Gardens of Castle Rock

Northfield, MN

Capacity: 251-300 | WEBSITE | PHONE

About this Vendor

The Gardens of Castle Rock - Weddings & Events

THE GARDENS, a Minnesota Wedding & Event Center, provides a beautiful setting for outdoor weddings, receptions & special events. Located at Switzer's in amongst the beautiful display gardens and landscaping. THE GARDENS is located in the lower South Metro area, a short distance from the Twin Cities.

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • 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



Backyard, Farm + Ranch, Barn, Garden, Park, Tented

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff, Shuttle Service, Transportation


Contact Info

26601 Chippendale Ave, Northfield, MN (651) 264-9510

Reviewed on 8/22/2016 Brittany H

I knew I wanted my wedding to be held at the Gardens of Castle Rock before I was even engaged; I went on to hire them the day after our engagement! The Gardens had everything I was looking for in a venue: ability to bring in the caterer of our choosing, an outdoor ceremony... Read More location (they have four different ones you can choose from!), a tented reception, a big lawn for playing games, and a fireplace and patio for guests to mingle around. Literally perfect! Even the smallest things make a difference: the tent is over pavers, not grass. Food can be set up in the main building to keep everything temperature controlled. Plus, they have a late night pizza oven! Not to mention, the Gardens are absolutely GORGEOUS. Glenn, Michelle and their team have put so much work into making the space wonderful. They go out of their way to make your day perfect, whether it's directing parking or setting up tables, they're always there to help and answer your questions! On the evening of our wedding, I remember standing there with my new husband thinking about how perfect everything is. It wouldn't have been the same at any other venue. I hired them right away for a reason!

Reviewed on 9/10/2017 Laurie K

We had an AMAZING experience with The Gardens of Castle Rock for our wedding. In addition to having 4 ceremony spaces to choose from, they also have a wonderful, large tent to hold your reception. The grounds were beautiful and Glenn and his team were so friendly and helpful... Read More throughout the whole planning process. I highly recommend!

Reviewed on 8/02/2017 Josh C

Glenn and the team at GCR made my wife and I's day perfect this past June. The venue speaks for itself and doesn't need much decorating. All of our guests (and us) loved that we could hold both ceremony and reception at the same venue, and still have the room to spread out, with... Read More 300 guests in attendance. From planning to cleanup, the staff were there with us the whole way. We had the opportunity with GCR to utilize 5-6 different ceremony/reception combinations, as well as use our own catering and bar service. Glenn's knowledge and vision in weddings is a great asset, and this is not a site that nickels-and-dimes you for everything. Additionally, the location allows easy access from 3 different cities' hotels....all in all there are a lot of stressful factors you can make less stressful with using this venue. If you're looking for a Minnesota outside venue, that is NOT a barn, but has the elegance of an event center, this is well worth a visit. Thank you Glenn, Michelle, Ann, Kris, and Deb!!!

Reviewed on 7/07/2017 Stephanie N

The most beautiful venue I ever came across! My Friday night wedding was an absolute dream come true. Glenn, Michelle, Deb, and team were so amazing and helpful with any questions I had and always instilled a sense of calmness in me. The entire grounds are breathtaking, but my... Read More favorite is the Lath House where we had our ceremony, and the new covered bar with fireplace area. The lights around everything give off the perfect ambiance. I loved being able to bring in my own vendors so that I could really tailor the day to exactly what I wanted! You will not regret choosing this venue - I promise!

Reviewed on 6/15/2017 Samantha H

We could not have asked for a more perfect venue for our wedding on June 10. In terms of the beauty of the venue, it truly speaks for itself. You don't need much more detail or decor to execute a gorgeous event in this space. The Gardens is an incredible space and the energy of... Read More the venue is peaceful, loving, and calm. Glen and Michelle are professional and kind, and they were easy to communicate with. They allowed us to incorporate the details into our day which made our wedding unique to us. They were present throughout the event to answer questions and cater to what we needed. The little details that matter so much were also on point: clean bathrooms, the grounds are intuitive to navigate, the vendors had space to move and get their work done. What we loved must about the venue is that we were able to customize our party to our style with vendors we chose. I LOVE that Glen and Michelle choose to do business in that way. 100% recommend The Gardens. We are very happy. Thank you to the whole team at The Gardens. Your kindness radiates and that's what matters.

Reviewed on 11/04/2016 Steph T

Garden's was absolutely perfect for our wedding in August!! They were there to help with everything at any time. We loved the whole venue and everything that came with it. Glen and Michelle did an amazing job! We loved how you can pick your own food and drinks services, and able... Read More to set up however you want! Although it rained minutes before our outdoor ceremony, they were right there to help move chairs and things around to accommodate what we wanted to do at that moment! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!:)

Reviewed on 10/05/2016 Teri G

What an AMAZING experience at The Gardens of Castle Rock! Every spot on the property is picture worthy and is so beautiful! We had a smaller wedding so we asked if we could get married in front of the stone brick fireplace which wasn't even an option on their website and Glen... Read More was so accommodating and said yes of course! It was absolutely perfect and I would recommend this place to ANYONE and EVERYONE getting married!!

Reviewed on 7/22/2016

I am so happy with our choice to have our ceremony and reception at the Gardens of Castle Rock! I can't even count how many compliments I got from guests on the venue. It is absolutely beautiful and it is so nice to have everything all in one place. Glenn and his team are... Read More willing to help make the day everything you dreamed of. There are a lot of great options for pictures, different ceremony sites, etc. We wanted a space where our guests could play yard games, talk, dance, sit, etc. They have different seating areas for guests which made it comfortable and relaxed vs. everyone feeling like they had to stay seated at the banquet tables. A few things to know. They have recently done some construction and it's amazing. There are great bathrooms and a new bar area. We used the bridal cottage for a "kids" space as we have 3 kids (ages 5,6,7) and they loved it! We had blankets and pillows and activities for them, it was perfect for the day. It would be able to be used for the bride or groom to get ready as well. I got ready in the main building where they had a few tables and chairs set up for us (after I asked). It's also nice that you can bring in your own alcohol and use whatever caterer you'd like. It truly made the day personal and exactly how we wanted it. I could not be happier with our decision to celebrate our day at the Gardens of Castle Rock. I would highly recommend anyone to use this venue.

Reviewed on 6/04/2015 Laura G

We can't thank The Gardens of Castle Rock enough! Our day turned out beautiful due to all the hard work Glenn and his team did. All of our guests loved the patio, fireplace and especially the late night pizza out of the brick oven!! GORGEOUS VENUE!