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Best Minnesota Wedding Venues in 2024

Searching for the perfect place to host your wedding in Minnesota can be challenging, however I have created a list of the top Minnesota wedding venues in 2024 for you! If you’re looking for a venue with stunning lake views, industrial beauty, or a modern, upscale, luxurious feel surrounded by beautiful pines… I HAVE GOT THE PERFECT PLACES FOR YOU! Below, you can find all of these amazing Minnesota wedding and event venues scattered around the midwestern state!

Pinewood Wedding and Events

One of my absolute favorite wedding venues in the Midwest is Pinewood Wedding and Events – a beautiful venue located in Cambridge, Minnesota. It has tons, and I mean TONS, of amenities to offer. Pinewood includes an indoor/outdoor bar, two luxurious “getting ready” suits, two ceremony sites and beautiful pine backdrops for all of your photos and videos. This Minnesota wedding venue is a perfect venue for couples who want to connect their high end, upscale wedding design with the beauty of nature that surrounds it. The venue is rather new, being built in 2019, with the intent of hosting events and weddings with aesthetics and functionality in mind.

Photo from Pinewood Weddings & Events

Having filmed a few weddings at Pinewood, I truly fell in love with both the outdoor and indoor aesthetic. Truly any season of the year, you will find Pinewood to be overflowing with beauty. One of my favorite perks is the stunning bride and groom suites. All wedding morning prep can be done on site to ensure beautiful photos and videos of those special moments! Watch below a recent wedding I filmed at this incredible Minnesota wedding venue!

The Whim, Minneapolis

 The Whim is a Northeast Minneapolis wedding and event venue that offers a design-ready space! In addition, the never-ending white brick and timber ceilings overhead, allow your imagination to run wild while planning your next event. Recently, I filmed a wedding here that was stunning! From the all white floral, to mix-matched bridesmaids dress, and a fun champagne tower, this black tie wedding at The Whim was perfect!

An Event Space Suited for your Every Need

Located in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, The Whim has over 15,000 square feet of never-ending white brick, timber ceilings overhead, and a vibrant romantic vibe. The Whim features a beautiful patio space to ensure your guests can mingle outdoors, play lawn games, and watch the sunset! There are two on-site getting ready areas to allow for a smooth transition between getting ready and the next events. Personally, as a wedding videographer, I love when all of the events can happen at one location. This allows for a more stress-free day and less travel for all parties! The entire venue is inspired by industrial beauty along with European art, making it a perfect space to host your wedding!

A perfect space to host your black tie wedding in Minneapolis

This elegant Midwest wedding venue provides a moody room downstairs that is designed for a top tier luxurious experience. After the ceremony, Brianna and Logan welcomed their immediate family downstairs to celebrate with a champagne tower and a toast! A memory to keep forever as they soaked in that “just married” feeling and shared quality time with family!

The Whim is a true industrial masterpiece

The Whim also offers two mixed-use rooms which can be used for cocktail hour, dessert displays, photo booth areas, additional getting ready spaces, or simply a quiet place to retreat. The options are truly endless! With 89 free on-site parking spaces, you’ll have the opportunity to provide your guests with a VIP experience. Lastly, one of my favorite aspects of The Whim is the endless opportunities for indoor photos. No matter the weather, the indoor spaces are beautiful for all your Pinterest photo ideas! Watch below this black tie wedding at one of the best Minnesota wedding venues in 2024!

Catalyst Wedding Venue

Next up on the best Minnesota wedding venues of 2024 is Catalyst! Catalyst is a stunning wedding venue located lakeside on Clark Lake in Nisswa. The architecture was designed to highlight the beauty of the lake with every view. This venue has areas for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and can accommodate up to 225 guests. To ensure all getting ready prep can happen at one location, Catalyst offers two suites with large windows and patio/deck access.

Plenty of Spaces for all of your Guests!

Not only is Catalyst a stunning Minnesota wedding venue, it can also accommodate for your guests with onsite lodging! There are several luxury cabins and hotel rentals available for guests to stay on the property, that each have a minimum 2 night stay.

Juniper Cabin and Sequoia Cabin

The three identical Juniper Cabins are 2 bed/2 bath cabins that sleep a total of 4 guests. They have full kitchens, a fireplace, and a soaking tub. The popular Juniper cabins are inland cabins with forest views. You can enjoy a short walk to Nature Link’s private beach, fire pits, resort amenities, and check-in building. The resort grill station and playground is located right out of your front door! The Sequoia Cabin Residence is an inland cabin located next to the venue, parking lot, and main entrance. It is a 2 bed/2 bath cabin that sleeps 4 people, offers a full kitchen, fireplace, and lofted upstairs with a cozy reading nook.

Spruce Cabins

The Spruce Cabins are each 1 bed/1 bath and are known as the micro cabins that can sleep a total of 2 guests in each. These three lakeside cabins offer spectacular lake views! Located at the heart of the resort next to the on-site event center, these cabins boast a view of Clark Lake with Nature Link’s private island and beach.

Aspen + Redwood Cabins

Currently under construction is the Aspen Cabin which will open May 1, 2024. This cabin is 5 bed/3 bath and sleeps 10-12 people, while also offering a full kitchen, fireplace, and dining room. Aspen is an inland cabin, located next to the main lobby, and across from the on-site event center. The Redwood Cabin is located in the heart of the resort, sleeps 6 with 3 beds/2 baths. This inland, 3 bedroom cabin is the perfect space for larger groups who are there to celebrate an event!

Hotel Suites at Catalyst Wedding Venue

Lastly, the two Cypress King Suites are 1 bedroom hotel suites that sleep 2. They offer a master bathroom with a soaking tub, a private deck overlooking the Catalyst Venue, and are conveniently located next to the main parking lot and event center. These suites are located above the main check-in lobby, so you’re easily able to access the amenities and use that space to lounge and play games. There are also two Cypress Queen Suites, both 1 bedroom hotel rooms with 2 queen beds that sleep 4. They offer a deck overlooking the Catalyst Venue and are located above the main check-in lobby.

Things to do for Everyone

What to do near Catalyst wedding venue in Minnesota? Enjoy time on the trails, lake, and explore all that Nisswa has to offer when you stay at Nature Link! This hidden gem of a property, offers many things to do including snowshoeing in the winter, a sauna, winter activities, luxurious soaking tubs, private island, bonfire pits and smores, kayaks, bikes, hammocks, a spacious beach, as well as close access to the Paul Bunyan Trail. Nisswa is also a wonderful tourist destination for people of all ages! You can go shopping downtown, or enjoy one of the many restaurants, golf courses, trails, and more!

Hutton House

Up next on the top wedding venues in Minnesota list is the Hutton House. This venue is an elegant wedding venue offering lots of personalized services. With soaring ceilings, natural light, and a private setting, the Hutton House is the perfect urban oasis for your large-scale wedding!

Photo Credit – Hutton House Website

Additional Amenities

The Hutton House offers an extensive list of amenities. With 12,500 square feet of stunning indoor event space, you have free range to design the wedding of your dreams. It has a gorgeous outdoor courtyard that would be perfect for cocktail hour or outdoor dancing. Also included are: tables and chairs for up to 300 guests, a large built in bar, indoor fireplace, outdoor gas fire pit, ample on-site parking, Wi-Fi, indoor & outdoor sound system, custom mobile walls for flexible floor planning, and security  personnel to ensure a safe, private event.

Creating a true guest experience for your wedding!

If those amenities weren’t enough to persuade you, this Minnesota wedding venue also offer clients the following a la carte items to enhance your special day: coat check attendants, onsite ceremony package, indoor/outdoor portable bars, AV projector, outdoor heaters, lawn games, linens, and valet parking service!

Woods & Co + Events

Lastly, a new wedding venue I had to include on this top Minnesota wedding venues of 2024 list! Woods & Co Weddings + Events is the Midwest’s newest modern luxury wedding venue. Just 90 short minutes away from downtown Minneapolis, Woods & Co will be opening their doors and hosting events in May of 2025, and are currently taking reservations!

If you’re looking to cherish the serenity of nature and seek respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, Woods & Co is going to be the venue for you. Nestled within the tranquil embrace of the forest, they offer an escape where love flourishes amidst the beauty of the great outdoors. With enchanting ceremony spaces, an elegant reception area, and luxurious accommodations, Woods & Co cannot wait for you to immerse yourselves in the tranquility of nature while celebrating your love!

Calling All Nature Lovers!

If nature and luxury is your vision, Woods & Co is going to be the venue for you. The venue offers a truly unique backdrop for your wedding ceremony, highlighted by a stunning exposed limestone cliff wall, nestled in the forest. In the case of inclement weather, Woods & Co has a temperature-controlled space that provides the perfect alternative. The expansive vaulted ceilings and abundant natural light create an enchanting atmosphere. With a stunning majestic fireplace, your guests will be able to cozy up and enjoy the beautiful scenery. With its seamless blend of natural elements and modern design, the indoor ceremony area at Woods & Co offers a captivating setting for couples seeking both comfort and sophistication.

On-site getting ready suites

I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll say it again – having the entirety of your wedding at one location can make a world of a difference for your day. I have filmed over 100+ weddings and have truly found that when everything is at one location, the day flows so much smoother, is more relaxed and overall you and your husband will spend more time together!

Woods & Co will have two getting ready suites – The Primrose, and The Cedar Lounge. The primrose is geared towards glamming up. Designed with the utmost comfort and convenience in mind, the suite offers a private sanctuary for the bride and her entourage. This spacious oasis like room offers stylist stations where your expert team will pamper you to perfection while you enjoy refreshments from the coffee and mimosa bar! The Cedar Lounge was designed with the modern groom in mind. The intimate space offers a retreat for relaxation before the ceremony. Equipped with all the essentials, including a private area for dressing and an optional stocked bar, the Cedar Lounge ensures you look and feel your best as you step into one of the most important days of your life!

A wedding venue like never before

What makes Woods & Co Weddings + Events so unique is the setting. The focal point of the picture perfect setting is its stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, seamlessly merging the lush outdoor scenery with the contemporary interior. The outdoor bar stands as a focal point, offering an inviting space to indulge in crafted cocktails and celebrate love!

On-Site Cabins

Coming soon, Woods and Co will also be building cabins, similar to Catalyst, with on site lodging opportunities for you and your guests. Having the opportunity to book a stay the night before and the night of your wedding is truly a luxurious amenity. Not having to worry about transportation is one less item to put on your wedding to-do list. And trust me, after our crazy wedding day, not having to go anywhere right after your wedding would be a dream! Woods & Co plans to build modern on-site cabins, that you and your guests will be able to book for your entire wedding weekend! Stay tuned to their page for updates on availability and booking!

Woods & Co + Events Cabin

Minnesota Wedding Videographer for you!

As a wedding videographer, I hope this list of Minnesota wedding venues has helped you in the search for your perfect location to host your big day! If you are also looking for a wedding videographer to capture your wedding at one of these unique venues, contact me here! I am always here to help with any of the planning stages and love chatting all things wedding!

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April 17, 2024

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