For more than twenty years, the historic Cedarhurst Mansion has made dream weddings a reality. Whether couples are looking for a more intimate wedding ceremony in the venue’s serene English garden, a wedding reception in the open-air veranda, or an elegant sit-down dinner reception with dancing in the Cass Gilbert Ballroom, both them and their guests are sure to be enchanted.

The Cedarhurst Mansion wedding venue is situated on ten acres in the rolling countryside of Cottage Grove, Minnesota. The site features picturesque English gardens filled sculpted colorful flower beds and expansive landscaped lawns. Heirloom lilac bushes and cedar trees surround the main building, offering an idyllic setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as other events.

The amazing Neoclassical Greek Revival mansion was constructed in the year 1868, featuring turn-of-the-century additions designed by Cass Gilbert, a world-renowned architect. The architectural achievements of Cass Gilbert also include the State Capitol building of Minnesota, as well as the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. The elegant symmetry of the historic Cedarhurst Mansion was created by Gilbert’s 1917 design of the north ballroom wing. The opulent 26-room mansion features marble columns that flank the graceful foyer, an expansive open-air veranda featuring stately columns, European-style rooms, three fireplaces, a grand ballroom boasting soaring windows within a curved bay and crystal chandeliers.

The Cedarhurst Mansion sits majestically on ten acres of quaint countryside, featuring expansive well-landscaped lawns bordered by the estate’s namesake cedar trees. The tranquil English gardens on the meticulously maintained grounds feature sculpted colorful flower beds, and create a magical setting at the venue for an outdoor wedding ceremony, an outdoor wedding reception, or really any outdoor gathering or event. Whether it’s an opulent dinner, a summer outdoor reception on the 100-foot open-air veranda, or an intimate and quaint wedding ceremony in the peaceful English gardens, guests are sure to be enchanted by the memorable experience, the excellent cuisine, and the historic splendor of Cedarhurst Mansion.

Amenities and Facilities

The Cedarhurst Mansion can accommodate up two hundred guests for a seated dinner reception, and more than two hundred guests for wedding receptions with the use of a tent. Weddings hosted at the wedding venue have full use of the site’s ground, from using the English gardens for wedding ceremonies to the luxurious Cass Gilbert Ballroom for opulent receptions.


The staff at Cedarhurst mansion work closing with couples during each stage of their wedding planning to ensure a dream wedding, from holding the wedding ceremony in the English gardens to sharing the first champagne toast to the first dance inside the Cass Gilbert Ballroom. The venue offers in-house catering, along with an option for a full-bar. All wedding rental packages at Cedarhurst include a wedding event coordinator to make sure things run smoothly the day of the wedding, setup and teardown services, tables, chairs, table linens, flatware, glassware, and china.

General Information

Cedarhurst Mansion is located at 6940 Keats Avenue South in Cottage Grove, is wheelchair accessible, and provides on-site parking.

6940 Keats Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN 55101, Phone: 651-769-8918

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