When the weather is nice in Minnesota, it is NICE and we want to get outside! This includes having your wedding at a venue that celebrates all things outdoors. We wanted to focus on a few of our favorite venues where your guests can really experience the beauty of the great outdoors of Minnesota! Each outdoor venue in Minnesota has something special to offer, read more to find out what we love!
Gardens of Castle Rock
If you are looking for a Minnesota outdoor venue with several ceremony sites and room to spread out, look no further than The Gardens of Castle Rock! This space boasts several different locations to do the ceremony and even more spots for photos. Guests spend just as much time exploring all the nooks and crannies as they do visiting with each other. The large tent can hold over 300 people and couples can make some of their wildest dreams come true there. Want to have a horse at your wedding? No problem. Fire dancers? With some safety precautions, invite them along! The Gardens truly invites couples and their guests to enjoy the great outdoors of Minnesota! Want a deeper insider look at this venue? Check out our interview with their Lead Venue Coordinator!
(Assembly House and Bridal Suite are air conditioned)
Photos by: Rachel Lahlum Photography
If someone asks about getting married in a magical fairy garden, no doubt the first Minnesota outdoor venue that would come to mind is Camrose Hill. The lush landscaping of this location is as green as can be in the summer and has all the colors in the fall. Couples can choose from a few ceremony locations and then retire to the tent that has some beautiful built in lighting and features. As it gets dark, the vibe only gets more cozy and glowy. With an additional barn on site there’s no worry if some rain happens to come and freshen up your day!
(Bridal Suite is air conditioned)
Photos by: Eileen K Photography
Even with the addition of their beautiful Stable, Redeemed Farm remains one of the venues in Minnesota that has some of the most beautiful outdoor locations. You can have an outdoor ceremony on the lawn by the vineyard, but there are also a few great indoor options if that’s more your style. Guests love to spend time wandering the grounds, hanging out in the Vineyard Pavilion or on the patio outside of the Stable while watching the dancers get down inside. When it’s a clear night, you are able to take a look up at the millions of stars and make a wish on one of them for your new marriage! Want the full story of the wedding photos below? Head over to our blog post about their day!
(Stable, Barn and Bridal Suite are air conditioned)
Photos by: Photos by Jennifer Jane
Bloom Lake Barn
While the big, white Barn at Bloom Lake Barn may be the initial draw of this venue, once you get a chance to look around you will find that the outdoor space there is just as beautiful. Whether it’s the ceremony area with the pre-set pews to the lawn to the pavilion with attached pergola and fire pit. Still not enough? Well just a short 10-minute drive away is Taylors Falls where you can get some of the most epic pictures possible in the state. Be sure to add time to visit this area into your photography timeline! Get an inside look at a real wedding at this Minnesota outdoor venue on our blog post.
(Bridal Suite and Groom’s Room are air conditioned)
Photos by: Bethany Jackson Photography
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
You don’t have to wear a corset or sword to have a wedding at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival…but you wouldn’t be out of place if you did! You can have weddings on their beautiful grounds outside of Festival-time and get the place to yourselves. Feast on a turkey leg and mead and let your guests wander around and check out some of the outdoor pieces and grounds. With the addition of a tent, you can spend as much time as you want outside or relax inside of Bad Manor where you eat and dance. Huzzah! You can walk through a real wedding day at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival on this blog post.
(No buildings or areas are air conditioned)
Photos by: Studio Veil
Outdoor Wedding Tips
1. Have a back up plan. It might be too hot or too cold or too windy or too rainy (on your day or prior to your day) to execute your Plan A so have a solid Plan B.
2. If you are in a tent without sides, any tiny bit of wind can easily topple over vases, table numbers, signage or other table decor. Be sure to weigh everything down.
3. It gets dark! Some outdoor venues have little to no lighting when it gets dark so be sure that your space is well lit by renting lighting and that their paths back to the car are safe.
Are you ready to spend some time outside during the warm months in Minnesota? Contact us to find out how we can help make the most of the short time we have to enjoy the weather.