(Closed) Looking for a miracle….Venue with an open liquor policy

posted 5 years ago in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Post # 3
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m not in the area, but I just wanted to let you know- I wanted the same thing for my wedding!

We ended up finding a place that was cheaper than anything we imagined for a site rental fee, and they allow bringing in all alcohol, any caterer, staff, etc. They basically told us it was up to us, but they could offer suggestions, but have no “preferred vendors” *aka price jackers*.

It’s a historic home. It’s technically a “museum” but its a historic landmark/1880s home on 6 acres. They’ve only ever had one other wedding there.

Definitely look for off beaten places or parks, historic landmarks, small museums, etc. Our other idea was to rent out a “vacation home” for a weekend with the permission of having the wedding on the grounds because we wanted an outdoor tent reception. It was cheaper to rent a house on the beach for a week than it was to book a “traditional wedding venue”.

Post # 4
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@bride_MN_14:  You probably going to need to go out of the twin cities.  I honestly can’t think of a place in the cities where you are going to find what you are looking for.

Post # 5
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Not sure exactly what kind of venue your looking for but I’m having my wedding at Settlement Hill Farm in Hudson, WI. Not very from the metro. We provide the liquor and get the choice of any caterer. It is $2,500 and thats just the venue alone. No chairs, tables ect….

Post # 6
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

The Klub House in Saint Paul

Weddings In Echo Valley in Clear Lake, WI


See if you like either of those 🙂 Hope this helps


Post # 7
17 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

Careful with places that have open alcohol.  Many times it won’t save you money because those are the places charging you a higher cost for venus rental, chair rental, etc.  If you do a venue that has more things included your rental free is waived, you don’t get charged for linens, glassware etc.  I know some of the park & recs will do open alcohol but there’s rules to come with that (end time 10pm, etc.)

Post # 8
5 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Contact me at everythingconsidered.wix.com/events

I can definitely help you find places I have a list especially for oopen catering/and or BYOA.

Post # 9
4 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

514Studios in the Warehouse district.

Uppercut Gym in NE Minneapolis

The Polish hall in NE Minneapolis

The Soap Factory.


A really good option is WithATwist. They are a licensed bar, but YOU buy all the booze. You can do a full package with glassware, napkins, mixers, etc for like 500, or just a bartender with the insurance for even less.

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