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The 17 Best Wedding Venues & Caterers in Central Minnesota
October 25, 2016

Congratulations on your engagement!  We’re excited for you to begin the wedding planning process!  When you’re ready to get started, a few of the first things on your wedding planning checklist will likely be setting a date, touring and booking a venue, and researching options for catering.  We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Central Minnesota Wedding Venues & Caterers to help you get started.

912 Regency Plaza, Downtown Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Wedding Suite at 912 Regency Plaza

Wedding Suite at 912 Regency Plaza

912 Regency Plaza and their superb staff are dedicated to making your wedding day both enjoyable and memorable. Along with spacious reception spaces and an indoor ceremony option, this facility caters to the wedding couple with elegance and grace. Multiple options and spaces are available providing great flexibility to meet your needs. The Grand Ballroom will comfortably serve up to 325 dinner guests. Also available is the spacious wood dance floor, access to extensive modern audio-visual systems, two wedding suites and a cocktail lounge.

 

Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria, Minnesota

Outdoor Ceremony at Carlos Creek Winery

Outdoor Ceremony at Carlos Creek Winery

Special Events at Carlos Creek Winery are nothing short of breath taking! Guests will enjoy a stunning ceremony in the natural Cathedral or in the amazing Grand Stables Event Hall. With 160 acres of property and approximately 17 acres of grape vines, you will never run out of photo opportunities. The facility can hold 350 guests and offers catering through the venue and an exceptional list of inclusions.

 

Classic Hall Event Center, Annandale, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at Classic Hall

Wedding Reception at Classic Hall

Classic Hall offers many amenities coupled with a beautiful, spacious, and unique venue. Your guests will feel as though they are walking into a charming Hollywood Movie set of a “Small Town”.  Your guests can lounge in the foyer amid comfortable furniture or take a journey down memory lane while they walk through their classic car showroom. The friendly staff at Classic Hall takes a hands-on approach and will be there to assist you in any way from incredible Chefs and your food selection, to the room set up, to those small last minute details to make your event perfect and unique.

 

Coyote Moon, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at Coyote Moon

Wedding Reception at Coyote Moon

With the breath-taking view of the golf course and the large windows letting in the natural light, Coyote Moon is the perfect place for your wedding reception. Their 3100 square foot, open floor banquet room seats up to 275 people. If you are looking for a larger wedding there is space to rent tents for additional outdoor seating. A beautiful patio area overlooking the golf course is also available to hold your ceremony.

 

The Crown Room, Rogers, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at the Crown Room

Wedding Reception at the Crown Room

The Crown Room is a stunning location for your wedding reception. This Rogers, Minnesota wedding venue truly is breathtaking!  The Banquet Staff at the Crown Room is dedicated to ensure your milestone commemoration is the dream you've longed for. The beautiful design and décor of the Crown Room, combined with the culinary talents and expertise of their Executive Chef, allows them to ensure that your "day of days" will be memorable.

 

Custom Catering by Short Stop, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

The award winning team at Custom Catering by Short Stop brings over 40 years of collective culinary experience to ensure your event will be the talk of the town for many years to come. Custom Catering is licensed and bonded to do off site catering services and liquor at any location including private residences.  Expert preparation and presentation of world class cuisine, dedicated and personal service, as well as event planning are just some of the talents the Custom Catering team provides.

 

Destiny Cruises, Gull Lake, Minnesota

The North Star on Gull Lake

The North Star on Gull Lake

Destiny Cruises' magnificent luxury yacht, the North Star, makes its home on the majestic waters of Gull Lake. They offer a first class ship and crew to make your very important day the very best it can be.  Amenities provided include a climate controlled cabin, state of the art LED lighting throughout the boat, a full PA and sound system, and three flat screen TV's for video or picture viewing.  This luxury yacht also features two full bars and clean, wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

 

Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center, Clearwater, Minnesota

Indoor Wedding Reception at Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center

Indoor Wedding Reception at Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center

Surround yourself in classic charm on your special day in the large and open Reception Hall at Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center which seats up to 250 people. Surrounded by deep cherry wood trim, a granite fireplace and a wrap around deck overlooking the outdoor pool, you are sure to fall in love with this venue!  Two outdoor wedding locations are also available including a Poolside Wedding or “Mississippi Meadow” which is a secluded, peaceful and tranquil outdoor wedding venue. Share your vows along the Mississippi River during a beautiful riverside ceremony!

 

Food Ecstasy, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Catering by Food Ecstasy

Catering by Food Ecstasy

Catering by Food Ecstasy features fabulous, fresh, healthful, low-fat, high-flavor, fare!  This family owned full-service, licensed catering company has been preparing and serving green organic local culinary menus to weddings from 50 to 400 for 35 years.  Food Ecstasy is “the reality that food is art awakening your taste buds.”

 

Gorecki Center at the College of St. Benedict, Saint Joseph, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at the Gorecki Center at the College of St. Benedict

Wedding Reception at the Gorecki Center at the College of St. Benedict

 

At the Gorecki Center, bask in a formal, yet comfortable venue that is dedicated to showcasing the Benedictine value of hospitality, upon which the College of St. Benedict was founded. CSB Events and Catering is committed to delivering a reception experience that is built on more than 100 years of hospitality, stewardship, service and attention to detail. Enjoy a delicious catered meal prepared by their professional in-house catering team.   Feel a sense of pride about hosting your event at the Gorecki Center knowing that the revenues produced go directly towards campus improvements and student scholarships. Amenities include complimentary parking, full bar service and housing accommodations during the summer months.

 

Great Blue Heron Restaurant-Events-Catering, Cold Spring, Minnesota

Catering by The Great Blue Heron

Catering by The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron has been a Central MN Dining Landmark for nearly 50 years.  They are family owned and operated featuring the finest chefs in the area.  Connected to the supper club sits a 400 capacity event center.    The Great Blue Heron offers full service, professional offsite catering for groups of 25-1200 people.  A personal chef is assigned to each event that is with you from the first visit all the way through your event.

 

Henry’s Catering & Event Center, Foley, Minnesota

Catering by Henry's

Catering by Henry's

The focal point of a successful event is the food. Make yours memorable with catering by Henry’s Catering of Foley! With more than 25 years of catering experience, Henry’s knows good food. Work with their team to design a menu and serving style that works for your gathering, and they’ll take care of the rest.  Henry's Event Center offers great service in an easy to find location.

Just a short drive from St. Cloud, this handicap accessible event center can accommodate up to 500 people. Equipped to facilitate your event from start to finish from live entertainment to DJs, and a fully stocked bar, the sky is the limit when planning your wedding at Henry’s!

 

Holiday Inn Mpls NW- Elk River, Otsego, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at the Holiday Inn Mpls NW- Elk River

Wedding Reception at the Holiday Inn Mpls NW- Elk River

Equipped with a 5,000 square foot banquet space, the Holiday Inn Mpls NW- Elk River accommodates both ceremony and receptions.  The Holiday Inn Elk River has a highly experienced wedding team on hand that are empowered and dedicated to providing you with a memorable experience.  Guest room blocks with special room rates for groups, are also available.  The Holiday Inn also features fun for all ages at their Wild Woods Water Park.

 

Powder Ridge Event Center, Kimball, Minnesota

Outdoor Ceremony at Powder Ridge

Outdoor Ceremony at Powder Ridge

The friendly Powder Ridge staff is waiting to make your special day a memorable one. Powder Ridge features a convenient, private location in a unique, cozy, country setting.  Multiple picturesque outdoor ceremony locations are available.  The air-conditioned facility has large windows which offer a panoramic view of the ski hills and seating for 340 guests.

 

River’s Edge Convention Center, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center

St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center

A truly memorable Minnesota wedding reception site, the River’s Edge Convention Center hosts weddings, wedding receptions, and socials each year in a wide variety of sizes, setups and celebration styles. The convenient downtown St. Cloud venue is located amidst excellent lodging, transportation, restaurants and other attractions.

 

Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center, Saint Joseph, Minnesota

Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center

Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center

The mission at Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center is to provide a dreamlike location to host events, in an environment that embraces rustic charm, modern elegance and the great outdoors. To bring guests out of the venues of yesteryear and into the great outdoors! Your guests will be able to embrace the beauty of nature and your wedding experience will be as enchanting and elegant as your imaginations allow at Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center.

 

St. Cloud Country Club, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at the St. Cloud Country Club

Wedding Reception at the St. Cloud Country Club

St. Cloud Country Club is a full service venue with an extraordinary staff that will take care of everything related to the venue and food. The sophisticated and stylish clubhouse is nestled within the rolling hills of their champion golf course with picturesque views of the Mississippi River. The beautiful dining room accommodates up to 200 guests and the professional wedding planners and culinary experts at the St. Cloud Country Club are ready to customize and execute the wedding day of your dreams!

 

As you can see, there are numerous talented and professional wedding venue and catering options available to you, all conveniently located in Central Minnesota!  This list provides a wide variety of options so that you can locate the perfect wedding venue and caterer that will perfectly align with your style, vision, event size, and budget.  These experienced wedding vendors are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet you and help you plan and execute the wedding experience of your dreams!  For additional wedding vendor ideas and vendor contact information, please visit http://www.idoido.org/vendors/.