Nature-loving couples who would like to celebrate their marriage in a charming outdoor ceremony area have a wide choice of ideal venues in Minnesota. Most of the venues which cater for outside ceremonies will have an indoor backstop in case of poor weather, and in the majority of cases there is a beautiful indoor space which can be decorated according to your dreamed-of wedding theme for your reception. Getting married at an outdoor venue also ensures beautiful backdrops for your photos. Several of the venues have romantic old barns which are ideal for rustic, country-themed weddings – a few examples are the Historic Deglman Farm in Princeton, Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove and the Green Acres Event Center in Eden Prairie.
1.Mayowood Stone Barn, Rochester
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Standing tall and proud for over 300 years, the Old Oak Tree towers over bride and groom as they exchange their vows in the romantic ceremony location at the Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester. The historic Mayowood Stone Barn venue is a unique location for an indoor/outdoor wedding, offering all the charm of the historic buildings combined with modern facilities like heating and air conditioning, should the weather be inclement. The venue also has a lovely bridal suite and grooms room and outdoor features include a fire pit (for s’mores) and a huge lawn where your guest can enjoy lawn games and cocktails while you have your photos taken.
Mayowood Stone Barn, 3385 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902, Phone: 507-281-2276
2.Blooms of Love Wedding Venue, Dodge Center
The Blooms of Love Wedding Venue in Dodge Center offers Minnesota couples a romantic garden setting for a summer (June through October) wedding. As you say your vows, you and your guests will be surrounded by fragrant flowers in a manicured garden area, set up before a pretty wedding gazebo. You can choose exactly how you would like the ceremony area decorated and Blooms of Love has two officiates to conduct your wedding ceremony if requires. Wedding packages include all you need for a dreamy outdoor ceremony and you can also use the venue for a beautiful reception, provided you do not intend to serve alcohol, which is not permitted on the premises.
Blooms of Love Wedding Venue, 19392 585th Street, Dodge Center, MN 55927, Phone: 507-951-1619
3.The Historic Deglman Farm, Princeton
A tour of the available Minnesota wedding venues will reveal that there are few more romantic places to tie the knot than the privately-owned Historic Deglman Farm in Princeton. This historic working farm has been in the Deglman family for nearly 100 years and offers dozens of genuine antique farming implements to help set the scene for a memorable country-style wedding. The on-site family team is waiting to turn your wedding vision into reality. You can arrive by hay-cart, say your vows against the rustic backdrop of the old barn, and dance the night away in the hugely atmospheric old barn loft.
The Historic Deglman Farm, 12725 50th Street, Princeton, MN 55371, Phone: 612-867-8657
4.Hope Glen Farm, Cottage Grove
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Surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, Historic Hope Glen Farm is a wonderful choice of venue for a rustic outdoor wedding. The location of the venue is perfect – just outside the Twin Cities but a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. At the heart of the venue lies a beautiful Civil War-era barn dating back to 1860, which makes a wonderful backdrop for all your wedding photos and can be dressed up or down for your reception. There is a lovely meadow where you can exchange vows and a large wedding pavilion if you prefer to continue the outdoor theme.
Hope Glen Farm, 10276 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016, Phone: 612-202-2886
5.The Woods Chapel, Long Lake
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Nature loving couples who would like to stage their wedding ceremony in a fairy-tale setting in the woods should schedule a visit to The Woods Chapel in Long Lake. Don’t be put off by the name – although there is a pretty chapel for couples who prefer a traditional church ceremony, the venue also offers a brilliant outdoor amphitheater where you can exchange vows surrounded by nature. There are a multitude of wonderful corners in the forested grounds where you can have memorable photos taken before you and your guest enjoy your reception in the quaint Reception Hall. Since this venue has a no alcohol policy you may prefer to host your reception at another venue.
The Woods Chapel, 525 Leaf Street, Long Lake, MN 55356, Phone: 612-718-0414
6.Dellwood Barn Weddings, Grant
Located just minutes from White Bear Lake, the Dellwood Barn Venue is waiting to welcome you and work with you to plan and execute your dream wedding. At the heart of the venue you will find a quintessential red barn which just oozes atmosphere. The beautiful wooden interior of the barn looks sensational when strung with lights and decorated according to your wishes. For the outdoor ceremony you can choose your favorite spot on the 48-acre estate; while you exchange vows your guests will enjoy stunning views. Continue the outdoor theme with lawn games and cocktails under the trees before dining and dancing in the barn.
Dellwood Barn Weddings, 7373 120th St N, Grant, MN 55110, Phone: 612-325-5388
7.Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center
Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, the Earle Brown Heritage Center could be the perfect venue for your indoor/outdoor wedding. The historic estate has an exceptional outdoor area for your ceremony; The Green is backed by an impressive fountain, flowers and lawns and The Courtyard is large enough to accommodate your ceremony and an outdoor reception in a wedding tent. If you prefer to host your reception indoors, there are several attractive rooms to choose from, depending on the size of your guest list. The center has an on-site team of event wizards who will help you create the wedding of your dreams with the minimum of stress.
The Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 88430, Phone: 763-569-6300
Fab! Weddings offer Minnesota couples a choice of four separate wedding venues, (although their Rosehenge Hall venue does not offer an outdoor ceremony area). The venue at Glenhaven offers an outdoor ceremony area in the Claddagh Garden and can accommodate up to 350 people. The Rosehenge Hall venue in Lakeville offers the pretty Cindyrella’s Garden for your ceremony and is a great choice for couples who have a limited budget. Fab! Weddings are dedicated to taking all the guesswork out of planning a sensational wedding celebration. Once you have chosen your venue they will create a personalized quote including everything you need for the wedding of your dreams.
Fab! Weddings, 12790 Dodd Blvd, Rosemount, MN 55068, Phone: 952-938-0776
9.Historic John P. Furber Farm, Cottage Grove
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The Historic John P. Furber Farm in Cottage Grove brings a beguiling blend of history and modern conveniences to their traditional barn wedding venue. The lovely grounds are ideal for an outdoor ceremony which can be set up against a backdrop of lush greens, and there is no shortage of wonderful outdoor photo settings. The historic Gothic-arched barn is a wonderful setting for any style of wedding celebration – a true blank canvas which can be shaped to suit your tastes. The barn is heated/air-conditioned which means that it can accommodate weddings year round. There are large dressing areas for both bride and groom as well as large and modern guest bathrooms.
Historic John P. Furber Farm, 7310 Lamar Ave S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016, Phone: 651-336-4421
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10.Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, Minneapolis
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Offering couples a choice of two fabulous outdoor ceremony locations, Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens is a popular wedding venue located just 15 miles outside Minneapolis. The venue occupies a magical river-side location surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape. You can choose to say “I do” on the raised outdoor deck, which offers outstanding views of the mighty Mississippi River or get even closer to the water by exchanging vows at the other ceremony site located right on the banks of the river. After outdoor cocktails in a location of your choice, you and your guests will move into the elegant chandeliered Ballroom to celebrate in style.
Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, 9500 West River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55444, Phone: 763-315-3800
11.Minnesota Boat Club, St. Paul
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Occupying a prominent position on the shores of Raspberry Island the historic Minnesota Boat Club could be exactly the type of wedding venue you are looking for. You will be surprised to find a delightful outdoor ceremony space here in the heart of the Waterfront, offering wonderful views of the city skyline. After the ceremony you can host pre-reception cocktails on one of two outdoor verandahs, both of which also offer great views of the river and the city. Receptions are usually held in the beautiful Banquet Hall, which can be decorated to suit your style and theme. Wedding packages include catering and bar services tailored to your needs.
Minnesota Boat Club, Raspberry Island, 1 Wabasha St S, St. Paul, MN 55107, Phone: 651-228-1602
12.Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center, Pine River
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Suitable for both rustic and elegant wedding celebrations at any time of the year, the Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center is waiting to assist you to plan your dream wedding. Set on an 80 acres estate which is also home to a lodge, Pine Peaks is an ideal venue if you would like to prolong the celebrations for more than just a few hours and enjoy the estate for an entire weekend. Everything you need is available on site or can be arranged by the on-site wedding planner. There are several beautiful outdoor areas which are ideal for your ceremony – you are welcome to choose which site suits you best. In addition there are multiple sites for your rehearsal dinner, cocktails and more.
Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center, S.39957 Swanburg Rd, Pine River, MN 56474, Phone: 612-986-6800
13.Redeemed Farm, Scandia
Located just 25 minutes from the Twin Cities, Redeemed Farm offers romantic outdoor farm spaces combined with a superbly restored historic barn. As its name suggests, the romantic Vineyard Lawn is surrounded by the estate’s Itasca vineyard. Here you can tie the knot against a delightful garden backdrop enhanced by a stone arch and bridge. Because the estate offers a variety of spaces, your entire celebration can be set up in advance without the need to change spaces or rooms. Cocktails can be served in the Machine Shed before you and your guests move into the historic barn for a memorable wedding dinner. If you like, dancing can take place in The Stable.
Redeemed Farm, 21325 Meadowbrook Ave N, Scandia, MN 55073, Phone: 612-757-3597
14.Red Wing Golf Course, Red Wing
The Red Wing Golf Course is proud to introduce their brand new Skyroom, a beautiful purpose-build wedding and event space on the top floor of the clubhouse. The Skyroom offers a modern, light and bright space enhanced by ceiling to floor windows overlooking the stunning Hiawatha Valley. You are welcome to hold your ceremony in a pretty outdoor space surrounded by the verdant greens of the golf course and outdoor drinks can be set up on the wrap-around terrace of the Skyroom. The venue offers a fully inclusive wedding package which includes venue hire, catering, bar, décor and much more. There are also dressing areas for the bride and groom.
Red Wing Golf Course, 1311 West 6th Street, Red Wing, MN 55066, Phone: 651-388-9524
15.Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center, St. Joseph
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You can transform your wedding day from mundane to magnificent when you and your guests embrace the beautiful natural settings at the Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center in St. Joseph. The venue has carefully blended rustic elements with modern elegance – a beautiful old wooden barn is transformed by drapery and crystal chandeliers, while outside in the garden your ceremony area is backed by towering pines and surrounded by tinkling fountains, ponds and stone walls. Your guests can enjoy cocktails in the Lone Tree Lounge while your photographer makes magic in the extensive grounds. You can choose to celebrate your reception in the barn or outdoor under the stars.
Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center, 31101 Country Rd 133, St. Joseph, MN 56374, Phone: 320-257-7765
16.Rustic Oaks, Moorhead
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If you have always dreamt of exchanging vows in a serene outdoor location surrounded by nature at its best, you owe it to yourself to schedule a tour of the Rustic Oaks Wedding venue in Moorhead. At the heart of the property lies a beautiful traditional red barn, complete with all-weather patios, which can be used for your reception and also as a fabulous backdrop for your photos. The ceremony area is located in a beautiful grassy meadow, backed by towering trees and is an ideal choice for summer wedding, which can easily be moved into the barn in case of inclement weather. Limited on-site guesthouse accommodation completes the picture.
Rustic Oaks, 12155 3rd Street S, Moorhead, MN 56560, Phone: 218-343-0347
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17.St. Croix Woodlands, Lakeland
Carefully tucked away in the heart of a birch and pine forest surrounded by wild flowers, stone walkways and tinkling fountains, the St. Croix Woodlands is an excellent choice for your outdoor wedding ceremony. The extensive gardens and woodlands offer unlimited scope for memorable photographs and there is a delightful bridal cottage on site where the bride and her attendants can get dressed. While the venue does not have facilities to host your reception, there are several interesting alternative options which will continue the outdoor theme – for example, you and your guests could embark on an unforgettable river cruise reception from near-by Stillwater or Afton.
St. Croix Woodlands, 16028 South 5th St, Lakeland, MN 55043, Phone: 651-354-2646
18.St. Paul College Club, St. Paul
The St. Paul College Club is a popular indoor/outdoor wedding venue located in the heart of St. Paul. The beautiful property is dominated by the historic 39-room Georgian Revival Mansion, which offers a huge selection of wonderful spaces to use before and after an idyllic outdoor ceremony in the gardens. There is no shortage of wonderful backdrops for your photographer to use while your guests are enjoying pre-reception drinks in the Sun Room. The venue offers a selection of menus which can be tailored to your tastes and budget and you are free to stock the bar yourself – on-site staff will take care of everything else.
St Paul College Club, 990 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, Phone: 651-227-4477
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19.The Garden Room of Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie
Floor to ceiling windows invite the outdoors in, surrounding your lovely reception venue with all the beauty of an outdoor space at the Garden Room of Eden Prairie. You can say your vows in a beautiful outdoor garden area complete with stone pathways, romantic flowering plants and shrubs and a lovely stone and wood pagoda. There are plenty of garden corners for beautiful photographs and your guest can enjoy a delightful outdoor cocktail hour on the lawns before you move indoors to the Garden Room for your elegant reception. The entire celebration will be perfectly organized by the profession events team of Mintahoe Catering.
The Garden Room at Eden Prairie, 8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, Phone: 612-260-4529
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20.The Hutton House, Medicine Lake
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Located just a few minutes from downtown Minneapolis, The Hutton House is an attractive option for couples wanting an outdoor/indoor wedding venue which brings a little country atmosphere to a town setting. The house itself is very elegant and offers floor to ceiling windows overlooking the manicured gardens, where you can hold your outdoor ceremony. Inside the house you will find comfortable bridal suites where both the bride and groom and their attendants can prepare. There are also various elegant areas for cocktail hour and mingling. Just about everything you need for a wonderful celebration is available on site or can be sourced from trusted vendors.
The Hutton House, 10715 South Shore Drive, Medicine Lake, MN 55441, Phone: 952-470-0788
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21.Silverwood Park, St. Anthony
Beautifully located along the shores of Silver Lake, Silverwood Park is easily accessible from central Minneapolis where it offers a glorious and budget-friendly outdoor setting for your wedding. You can host your ceremony on the romantic garden patio, or one of several other outdoor garden spaces which are also ideal for photo backdrops and cocktail hour. Most receptions are held in the fabulous Great Hall which features beautiful wooden cathedral-like ceilings and huge glass windows which face the lake. You will have the services of a profession events manager to assist you with all the preparations and to stage manage your Big Day.
Silverwood Park, 2500 Country Road East, St. Anthony, MN 55421, Phone: 763-559-6700
22.Trellis Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies, Stillwater
Couples who are seeking a really beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony venue close to St. Paul and Minneapolis need look no further than Trellis Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies in Stillwater. The venue offers a choice of two outdoor ceremony areas which you are invited to customize to suit your style. Smaller, intimate weddings of up to 50 people are perfect for the romantic Gazebo Ceremony Area, while the Canopy can accommodate up to 250 people under a dreamy draped canopy with open sides. The beautiful English-style gardens are wonderful for your photographs and pre-reception cocktails and mingling. Stillwater is just a few minutes from Trellis and offers a variety of lovely reception venues.
Trellis Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies, 12125 80th St. N, Stillwater, MN 55082, Phone: 651-439-9039
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23.The Vintage Garden, Barnesville
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Conveniently located within easy reach of Fargo and Moorhead, the Vintage Garden is a charming outdoor wedding venue in Barnesville. Here you can make all your outdoor wedding dreams come true as you and the on-site wedding planner set about creating a fairy-tale celebration. The outdoor ceremony area is beyond romantic and the beautiful gardens provide amazing backdrops for your very special wedding photographs. You can choose to host your reception in the lovely old restored barn (which is just oozing with atmosphere) or continue the outdoor theme with a romantic reception under the trees. The venue also has a stylish bridal suite for preparations.
The Vintage Garden, 13571 130th Street, Barnesville, MN 56514, Phone: 218-329-8108
24.Greenacres Event Center, Eden Prairie
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At the heart of the Greenacres Event Center you will find one of the most romantic, fully-restored classic barns in the state of Minnesota. Your guests will be blown away by the charm of the barn, which has won several awards and offers a magical blend of modern elegance and rustic charm. Before you and your guests dance the night away in the barn you can exchange vows in the lush outdoor ceremony site which will be decorated to suit your style and theme. You can choose from three vendors to provide your catering – menus can be tailored to suit your tastes.
Greenacres Event Center, 14150 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, Phone: 952-942-5220
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25.Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis
Another charming wedding venue operated by the well-respected Mintahoe Catering and Events group, Nicollet Island Pavilion occupies an enviable location on Nicollet Island on the banks of the Mississippi River. Ideal for larger wedding celebrations, the historic venue can accommodate up to 700 seated guests if you choose to spill over into the adjacent wedding tent. You can hold a romantic outdoor ceremony surrounded by towering trees and your guests can enjoy pre-reception cocktails on the expansive outdoor deck which overlooks the river. All your catering and bar requirements will be taken care of by the on-site events team and all you need to do is enjoy your dream wedding.
Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, Phone: 612-253-0255
25 Best Minnesota Outdoor Wedding Venues
- Mayowood Stone Barn, Rochester, Photo: Mayowood Stone Barn
- Blooms of Love Wedding Venue, Dodge Center, Photo: yatcenko/stock.adobe.com
- The Historic Deglman Farm, Princeton, Photo: Angelov/stock.adobe.com
- Hope Glen Farm, Cottage Grove, Photo: Eastlyn Bright/stock.adobe.com
- The Woods Chapel, Long Lake, Photo: The Woods Chapel
- Dellwood Barn Weddings, Grant, Photo: shchus/stock.adobe.com
- Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- Fab! Weddings, Photo: alexgukalov/stock.adobe.com
- Historic John P. Furber Farm, Cottage Grove, Photo: Historic John P. Furber Farm
- Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, Minneapolis, Photo: Pavel Bobrovskiy/stock.adobe.com
- Minnesota Boat Club, St. Paul, Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com
- Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center, Pine River, Photo: Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center
- Redeemed Farm, Scandia, Photo: romannoru/stock.adobe.com
- Red Wing Golf Course, Red Wing, Photo: romannoru/stock.adobe.com
- Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center, St. Joseph, Photo: Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center
- Rustic Oaks, Moorhead, Photo: Rustic Oaks
- St. Croix Woodlands, Lakeland, Photo: alexgukalov/stock.adobe.com
- St. Paul College Club, St. Paul, Photo: bedya/stock.adobe.com
- The Garden Room of Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie, Photo: mirage_studio/stock.adobe.com
- The Hutton House, Medicine Lake, Photo: The Hutton House
- Silverwood Park, St. Anthony, Photo: nastasenko/stock.adobe.com
- Trellis Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies, Stillwater, Photo: Stanislav/stock.adobe.com
- The Vintage Garden, Barnesville, Photo: Vitaliy Hrabar/stock.adobe.com
- Greenacres Event Center, Eden Prairie, Photo: Olga Mishyna/stock.adobe.com
- Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Yevhenii Kukulka/stock.adobe.com