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The Top 15 Venues & Caterers in Central Minnesota
October 26, 2017

Congratulations on your engagement! Two of the biggest decisions the two of you will have to make is where you are going to host your wedding and what caterer you are going to use to create your dream wedding menu. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Central Minnesota Wedding Venues & Caterers to help you get started.

 


912 Regency Plaza - Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at 912 Regency Plaza

Wedding Reception at 912 Regency Plaza

912 Regency Plaza and their superb staff are dedicated to making your wedding day both enjoyable and memorable. Located in historic Downtown Saint Cloud the venue offers a large reception space and an indoor ceremony option. 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

Ceremony taking place in the Natural Cathedral

Ceremony taking place in the Natural Cathedral

Carlos Creek Winery’s spectacular natural surroundings provide an extraordinary setting for an unforgettable wedding. They provide a unique, stress-free wedding with more inclusions than any other winery or barn in the state! Carlos Creek Winery includes arbor floral design of choice and chair hangs with floral of choice with your wedding rental. Situated on 160 acres with picturesque vistas at every turn, your special day will be remembered forever by family, friends and YOU! 

 


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 take 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.

 


Custom Catering by Short Stop - Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Family Style Caprese Salad with sliced mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze

Family Style Caprese Salad with sliced mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze

Short Stop Custom Catering is delighted in customizing a menu for your special day! Our service styles include a Modified Buffet, Plated Dinner, or a Family Style dining experience. Custom catering can offer a wide selection of cuisine from a classic chicken or steak dinner, to Spanish tapas or unique action stations. Our staff desires to help you in any way possible, including assisting with dessert service. We can provide a variety of cocktail hour hors d ‘oeuvres, as well as late night snack options.

 


Destiny Cruises - Gull Lake, Brainerd, Minnesota

The New Mr. & Mrs. 

The New Mr. & Mrs. 

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

Wedding Reception at Eagle Trace

Wedding Reception at Eagle Trace

Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center offers a large and open reception hall which seats up to 250 people. 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!

 


Holiday Inn Mpls NW – Elk River, Otsego, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at Holiday Inn - Elk River

Wedding Reception at Holiday Inn - Elk River

The Holiday Inn Mpls NW- Elk River is equipped with a 5,000 square foot banquet space that can accommodate 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.

 


 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

The Gorecki Center provides a warm and welcoming space for your wedding reception.  The ballroom can accommodate parties up to 400 and brings the outdoors in with the window views.  They offer round table seating, a raised head table and a generous sized dance floor to make sure your guests have a comfortable experience. Their other amenities include complimentary parking, full bar service and housing accommodations during the summer months. The Gorecki Center also provides in house catering and offer many enticing options from buffet to plate service. 

 


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

Wedding Reception at The Great Blue Heron

Wedding Reception at The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is a family owned supper club that has a 400-person capacity event center connected to it. They have a beautiful outdoor courtyard for ceremonies, a patio for your guests to enjoy the fresh air and a large dance floor for your guests to dance the night away. With over 20 years of experience working with weddings and events they will make sure every detail from decorating, the bar set up to creative menu options are all taken care of.

 

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

The Great Blue Heron also offers offsite catering with professional full service to any location. With over 20 years of experience their chefs are the finest in the area and will provide you with a customized menu for your wedding.

 


Rivers Edge Convention Center - Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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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 Event Center - Saint Joseph, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at Rolling Ridge

Wedding Reception at Rolling Ridge

Rolling Ridge is one of Central Minnesota’s most unique wedding venues, providing a dreamlike location that can accommodate to all the day’s events in one location. Our mission is to offer a delightful location that embraces rustic charm, modern elegance and the great outdoors all in one place. Rolling Ridge offers many breathtaking indoor and outdoor spaces that features historical buildings, beautiful gardens and vintage appeal. We are sure to provide you with the perfect location to celebrate your special day!

 


St. Cloud Country Club - Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at St. Cloud Country Club

Wedding Reception at St. Cloud Country Club

St. Cloud Country is sophisticated and unique Clubhouse that is nestled within the rolling hills of their beautiful golf course with picturesque views of the Mississippi River. The views and ceremony location are what makes having a wedding here at the St. Cloud Country Club so different than anywhere else. The Main Dining Room which seats up to 215 people has stunning views of the golf course as well with a spacious patio attached. Your guests will love a nice evening on the patio with two fireplaces going.

 

Watermelon Fig Salad

Watermelon Fig Salad

The Head Chef and Sous Chef are on cite and are always ready to customize and execute the wedding menu of your dreams. They are flexible in creating the meal that you have envisioned for your special day.

 


 The Crown Room - Rogers, Minnesota

Wedding Reception at The Crown Room

Wedding Reception at The Crown Room

The Crown Room Banquet Center offers an unforgettable experience. The Crown Room Staff strives to exceed one’s expectations. The talents of the Executive Chef and his culinary team, combined with the banquet staff, ensures that no detail will go unnoticed.  Once you have chosen the Crown Room as your event site, you will also be provided with a personal Event Planning Coordinator to help make sure all your needs are met.

The Crown Rooms Signature Steak

The Crown Rooms Signature Steak


The Grands at Mulligans – Sartell, Minnesota

Wedding Reception in The Grand Ball Room

Wedding Reception in The Grand Ball Room

The Grands at Mulligans is your exclusive and premier wedding reception site. They offer a completely private setting overlooking the Pine Ridge Golf Course. With two large patios and a water fountain, it’s the perfect setting for celebrating your special day with family and friends. The Grands at Mulligans have many in-house amenities that will help you take the hassle and stress out of planning your big day! 

 


 

There are numerous talented and professional wedding venue and catering options available to you, all conveniently located in Central Minnesota! These experienced wedding vendors are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet you and help make your dream wedding a reality!  For more wedding vendor ideas and vendor contact information check out pages 22 - 34 in our 2018 Wedding Planner. You can request a complimentary copy of the Wedding Planner be mailed to you here:  http://www.idoido.org/request-a-guide