(Closed) Help!? need reception/ceremony venue

posted 8 years ago in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Have you considered renting a tent and doing it at your home? depending on your yard size, it can be so much more affordable. Thats what we are doing and it has been working out great so far. Rentals can get spendy but you save on food and drinks by not paying a caterer. If you don’t have the space you could ask around your family and friends and see if someone else could host.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

two of my favorite weddings were done at home (or parent’s home) on tight budgets.

http://www.younghouselove.com/wedding-album/

and

http://abackyardwedding.blogspot.com/

The younghouselove couple had a smaller budget, was more casual, and catered the whole thing themselves.  The backyardwedding couple was a little more upscale, but they also catered part of it themselves.  Both blogs have great tips on how to pull it off!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

OH and there are also some awesome and helpful posts on catering your own wedding at apracticalwedding.com

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Como park picnic shelters! It’s like $250 to rent the big one for the day, you cater yourself and can do whatever you want. You can only serve 3.2 beer though…but no one will ever notice that. Complete freedom. Has a kitchen, bathrooms, picnic tables and a grill. Perfect.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It sounds like Gale Wood Farm in Minnetrista would be perfect for you!

Post # 11
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Newbee

I was looking for pretty much the same thing! We ended up booking our wedding day at two seperate places, but they are only a few blocks apart. We are getting married at Russells in Big Lake. They set up all the chairs and you can add whatever else you’d like and the lake is a beautiful background. The reception will be at Carousell Works. We get to provide all of our own liquor but they do have their own caterer. Prices aren’t too bad, but still not as cheap as getting your own catering. We also looked at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights because you can bring in your own food and liquor. Good Luck!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@Genevieve: Ooooh, yes. We were just there in July (during a tornado/hailstorm no less) but it was gorgeous and really, really great for the budget. Really a good place!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are getting married at Bugbee Hive Resort in Paynesville, MN (about 25 south of St Cloud).  Super cheap.  Wedding will be on the hill and the reception in the main lodge.  I definitely recommend checking them out.  You can have your own caterer, and byob.  http://www.bugbeehiveresort.com

There is also a horse stable in Buffalo I believe that is fairly cheap for their barn.  I don’t know how much they cost, but I’ll post their name as soon as I get home.  I’d bet they’d be a bit cheaper as well.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Try a local farm in the surrounding towns, I thought about contacting the farm I do my CSA (community supported agriculture, I get a box of veggies, eggs, meat and cheese delivered every week!) through to see if we could do it there because they have an old barn that is covered and empty, and gorgeous property if it was nice out. There are TONS of them in WI, southern MN etc.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know this place isn’t open yet… But it will be doing weddings in 2013.  *I know the owners! πŸ™‚

 

It’s in Cannon Falls MN – and it’s a HUGE beautiful 1924 barn with a beautiful tree you can get married under – It’s called Crescent Acres.  They don’t have a website up, but you can email them at [email protected]

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