5 Amazing Minnesota Outdoor Wedding Venues Perfect for a Summer Wedding

There truly is no more breathtaking region in which to have your outdoor wedding than the land of 10,000 lakes. When mother nature provides the backdrop for your Minnesota outdoor wedding pictures, the results are absolutely stunning. By choosing the ideal venue for your outdoor Minnesota wedding, you can include provisions for inclement weather, and still experience the grandeur and simplicity of the great outdoors.

Trellis Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

Just outside of the Metro Minneapolis area, is an outdoor oasis ideal for your summer wedding. Trellis, in Stillwater, is breathtakingly beautiful. The lush gardens, picturesque fountains, and an historic limestone footpath to take you to your beloved, are only part of the magic that makes up this lovely Minnesota wedding venue.

In addition to the stunning grounds at Trellis, you’ll find an enchanting cottage available to you and your wedding party for pre-ceremony preparations. There are also canopy and gazebo options, and plans in place to deal with inclement weather. The only thing raining down on the happy couple will be best wishes and blessings for your beautiful life together.

Mill City Museum

For a unique and memorable wedding, choose Mill City Museum. Set in a historic landmark, along the banks of the Mississippi River, the Mill City Museum offers an unusually eclectic venue, and magnificent photo ops. Raw, and rustic, relics of the Mill’s place in Minneapolis’ history combine with the sleek and modern architectural updates to create a one-of-a-kind site for your special day.

In addition to the outdoor courtyard, there are equally impressive indoor spaces. You’ll find the award-winning menu options suit any palate, and the superior service gives new meaning to the phrase “attention to detail”. Mill City Museum has everything today’s refined couples could want in an outdoor Minnesota wedding venue.

Sovereign Estate Winery

Wineries are among the most popular venues for those couples who wish to exchange their vows in view of mother nature’s glory. What could be more classically elegant, yet rustic and understated than a winery?

Sovereign Estate Winery, located in Waconia, is less than an hour drive from Minneapolis. Set amid 50 bucolic acres of lush, rolling hills, and vineyards, which spill toward a placid and lovely lake, Sovereign Estates is ideal for an outdoor ceremony and perfect for pictures. Your guests will enjoy being surrounded by the natural beauty Sovereign Estate Winery has to offer, as well as the sensational food options, paired with award-winning wines, made from the grapes grown in view of your celebration.

Hope Glen Farms

Minutes from the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area is a wedding venue that’s a trip back in time. Hope Glen Farms is a historic setting, dating back to the mid-1800’s. This rural setting combines rustic elegance with modern day conveniences, all set in the verdant farmland beauty of Minnesota, surrounded by the enchanting Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park.

Choose from many popular outdoor settings in which to exchange your vows, or, if the weather dictates, Hope Glen Farm’s historic Civil War era barn has been restored and makes for a magnificent ceremony site. Historic, serene and elegant; what more could you want for your wedding day?

Magnolia Blossom Cruises

Located in St. Paul, Magnolia Blossom Cruises is a unique and memorable wedding venue. You and your guests will board an authentic riverboat, to set sail on the mighty Mississippi, where you’ll exchange your vows in this lovely, romantic, amazing Minnesota outdoor wedding venue. Then, let the celebration continue, in view of the St. Paul skyline.

If you choose to have the ceremony off the vessel, you and your beloved may opt for one of the Magnolia Blossom’s destinations, such as the “Wedding Tree” on Pike Island. We can also stop at Ford Island or Hidden Falls, as you wish. You can customize your Magnolia Blossom wedding as you like, or choose from one of the suggested packages available for you.

The Right Photographer for Your Perfect Minnesota Outdoor Wedding

No matter your choice in venue, your special day is sure to be a day that holds beautiful memories for you and your beloved. When you choose Rotella Photography as your Minnesota wedding photographer, each precious moment of your wedding day will be captured for eternity. Contact us to find out how we can help make your Minnesota outdoor wedding an event to remember.