Land of Lakes: 8 Minnesota Venues with Stunning Water Views

In Minnesota, known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, you can find stunning water vistas almost everywhere you look… which means when you’re looking for a wedding venue here, you’re almost guaranteed a jaw-dropping view. Dive into this list of some of our fave Minnesota venues with lake views, from rustic-chic lodges to protected wilderness areas to elegant, amenity-laden resorts.


Hanging Horn Lakeside Resort

Moose Lake, MN

Fab Features: 28 acres of lakeside grounds surround an intimate banquet hall with vaulted ceilings and cozy lodgings • sweet 19th-century chapel with stained glass windows and turn-of-the-century wood pews • , with a sweet chapel at its heart • rent a complimentary canoe or kayak for a unique ceremony exit

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

The Barn at Five Lakes

Frazee, MN

Fab Features: picturesque spot highlighted by a pristine lake, breathtaking woods, and rolling fields • ceremonies on the oak-lined lawn or the lush lawns, followed by rustic-chic receptions in the twinkle-lit barn with its vaulted ceiling and expansive deck • full-service catering & bar services to fit every taste

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center

Sandstone, MN

Fab Features: 780-acre preserve lush with old-growth forest, wetlands, prairies, lakes, and streams • beautiful dining hall boasts a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and an adjacent, lake-view patio • modern lodges, rustic cabins, and even on-site camping are available for guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $

Bluefin Bay

Tofte, MN

Fab Features: warm North Shore resort on a private cove • lakeside ceremonies just steps from the water, followed by intimate receptions in the Bluefin Grille • upscale accommodations boast breathtaking views, fireplaces, and jetted whirlpool tubs

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Grand Superior Lodge

Two Harbors, MN

Fab Features: spectacular ceremonies on the lake-level patio • dinner and dancing in the lovely lakeside ballroom followed by s’mores and a campfire under the stars • plenty of lodging for all your guests in lodge rooms, suites, and rental homes

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Grand View Lodge

Nisswa, MN

Fab Features: charming historic lodge nestled between two lakes • gorgeous & diverse ceremony sites, from a sweet, white clapboard chapel to a lakefront lawn • year-round activities include 45 holes of championship golf, the luxe on-site Glacial Waters Spa, and an indoor pool with waterslide

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

East Silent Lake Resort

Dent, MN

Fab Features: gorgeous destination resort with options for both intimate elopements and grand receptions • generous packages run all weekend long, and include a honeymoon cabin, a beach ceremony, and more • in-house executive chef prepares creative, fully customized menus with fresh, seasonal ingredients

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Big Sandy Lodge & Resort

McGregor, MN

Fab Features: intimate lodge on lovely, park-like grounds • ceremonies held lakeside, on the sandy beach, or on a verdant lawn • joyful receptions among the sprawling outdoor decks and cozy reception spaces

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


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