April 1, 2022
This slice of heaven, known as Bloom Lake Barn, is home to an enormous original wooden dairy barn, complete with a loft and the original vaulted ceilings dating back to the 1930’s. A rustic romantic atmosphere is created by natural light that floods the barn through reclaimed gothic windows. The elegant chandeliers above add to the room’s warmth.
Not only is the barn itself incredibly beautiful, but the property on which it sits is breathtaking. Leading up to the barn is a path lined with hydrangeas (my favorite flower) which make for a gorgeous entrance. There are mature trees and vast fields of wildflowers making photo opportunities endless. The St. Croix River bluffs only a few minutes away adds to ample photo opportunities.
No need to worry about rain, this venue has equally stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony options. Both can be transformed into the perfect setting for you and your guests.
Sitting Pretty Décor did something really cool! They took all their wedding experience and bought the most incredible 1985 historic building in Faribault, MN.
The 3 Ten Venue is the perfect mix of urban, vintage, and rustic. The building boasts magnificently restored tin ceilings, crystal chandeliers, exposed brick and stone walls, and original maple floors. The bar has been hand-crafted and interior walls have been given the perfect dose of shiplap.
The main floor ballroom allows for a larger guest count while still providing an intimate feel. The rooftop loft offers beautiful natural lighting through the large windows and glass garage door that opens up to the rooftop deck. Leave the door open for a versatile outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour. Both the ballroom and the loft have their own bridal suites, groom lounges, and bar.
The one-of-kind building is not the only way this beautiful venue stands out. Their included accommodations have sincerely put their couple’s first. These include a customizable bar/drink menu, chairs and tables with complete setup and teardown. The venue package also includes a bartender, an event coordinator, and 2 large tv’s for slideshow use to name a few. To say this could be THE perfect vintage urban venue may be an incredible under statement.
Where modern meets nature, Pinewood Weddings and Events has the best of both worlds. Nestled on 11 acres amongst groves of towering pine trees, this venue is gorgeous all year round.
The indoor ceremony site is bright with natural lighting flowing through the numerous windows. The eloquently simple design is a welcoming blank canvas ready to add your personal touches. The reception area’s floor to ceiling windows invite additional daylight to the room and at night offer glimpse of the night sky. Glass doors open to the outdoor patio allow even more of nature’s breath-taking beauty to compliment the interior’s modern theme.
Private suites allow each member of the wedding to be comfortable in their own space. One includes a bar; a great area to get ready and relax with yard games beforehand and an additional suite is perfect for hair and makeup. There’s plenty of space for photos and is complete with a private deck that overlooks the outdoor ceremony site. Kate and Tony (the founders/owners) perfectly combined the elements of modern design and nature to create this venue.
Nicollet Island Pavilion rests on the river banks of the Mississippi River. This gorgeous wedding venue offers views of the mighty river and a stunning glance of the Minneapolis skyline. The pavilion serves as an excellent location for an indoor or outdoor ceremony.
The interior boasts tall industrial ceilings, while the walls exhibit historical exposed brick. Large doors offer an easy transition from between indoor and outdoor spaces. Both spaces make for beautiful settings for your irreplaceable wedding photos.
This rehabbed 1893 building is the epitome of industrial romance and is a perfect reflection of Minneapolis itself.
Located in the heart of Minnesota, the Barn at Stoney Hills is a dreamy 409 acre property.
Randy and Joni focus on giving couples a personalized and homey experience. After raising their own family (and a herd of elk), they’ve opened up their property and barn to couples starting their journey into marriage.
Their rustic, yet elegant barn creates a country experience with luxurious style. Several stunning light fixtures hang from the beautiful vaulted ceilings. Large glass garage doors open to the terrace allowing a seamless transition to the remarkable view outside. This magnificent wedding venue includes mature trees, waterways, and rolling pastures. Inside they have created the country experience with luxurious style.
They encourage couples and their guests to stay on the property throughout the wedding weekend. The lodge provides room for 25 guests plus an additional 4 camping sites. The Barn at Stoney Hills wants you to feel relaxed throughout your wedding celebration. They truly allow you to enjoy every memory made.
If rolling pastures and a rustic romantic setting is what your heart is after, look no further. The 70 acre Almquist Farm is a family owned property that stays beautiful year round. From amazing summer sunsets to picturesque winter wonderlands, this location is perfect for capturing special moments with the ones you love.
Before the festivities start get ready in their repurposed grainery. It has been renovated they have renovated the grainery so the bride and groom along with the wedding party have separate locations to get ready. You have the option for the ceremony and dinner to be held indoors or outdoors, and a bonfire under the stars.
Just across the border near Pepin, Wisconsin lies the perfect 40 acre wedding venue for the outdoor enthusiast. Maidenwood Weddings and events will take your breath away. Say I do in a field of wildflowers with the bluffs and Lake Pepin as your backdrop or amongst the intimate wooded pine forest. Both locations are beyond stunning.
The family home offers ample space make up stations and hanging out. The room is filled with windows and beautiful vintage wallpaper and décor. The reception space is ideal for any accommodation. It has large doors, high ceilings, and long tables for family style seating. Outside of the reception barn is an open lawn, great for yard games and cocktail hour.
To top it off, the owners are more than accommodating. They are truly some of the sweetest people I have ever met.
Read Jason and Neema’s love story at Maidenwood here.
This one is for the outdoor lovers. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a 1,200 acre venue. No matter what your taste is, you can choose from a variety of gorgeous outdoor garden settings. Each setting will give your wedding photos a little something extra remarkable.
They have been praised in USA Today as the best botanical garden in North America. Perhaps for their outstanding views and scenery, however those views are not just for looks. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is part of a plant conservations and ecosystem restoration program, making it a perfect wedding venue for eco-conscious couples.
I can’t imagine this wedding venue not making your venue list. However if it doesn’t fit your big day, I highly suggest taking your fiancé here for a romantic picnic and stroll through the grounds.
Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center is a venue with options! And the best part is that these options are beautiful year round.
With a combined 10 indoor and outdoor ceremony sites, this venue has endless opportunities. My personal favorite is the outdoor ceremony and reception option, allowing you and your guest to dance and celebrate under the stars. But if you do choose go with the indoor reception area, I assure you, you won’t be disappointed. The spaces are beautiful and spacious. You can choose from the more intimate atrium of the historic barn, both come complete with natural wood interiors and stunning chandeliers.
No need to worry where you will prepare for the big day. You will have access to a private suite with a full beauty bar and private gardens.
The Willow Brooke Farm venue will absolutely stun your guests! With 82 acres with rolling hills, mature trees, and even a vineyard, this is one that is sure to please.
The venue offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites with endless photo opportunities. The White Willow Barn would be the perfect spot for dinner and a reception. The interior features white wood and is flooded by natural lighting. The chandeliers above add to the already gorgeous vibe. However your dream wedding looks, this venue was built for it with endless options for you to bring that dream to life.
Willow Brooke Farm aims to make this day as stress free as possible and offers on-site accommodations. This is truly a venue you don’t want to miss.
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