When it comes to your wedding day, it begins and ends with your venue. After all, you can’t even set a concrete date for your wedding until you have a venue secured. The venue affects so many aspects of your special day. Your venue can affect what caterer you use, travel & accommodations for your guests, decor, and of course…your wedding photography.
In and around Minneapolis / St. Paul, there are some amazing, unique, and breathtaking wedding venues. Here are a few of our favorites! If you’re still looking for your wedding day venue, maybe this can provide some inspiration!
Van Dusen Mansion
Have you dreamed of a wedding at a castle!? Well, the Van Dusen Mansion is pretty close to just that. We love this venue because of its beautiful stone walls, the arch/gate and ivy everywhere. (https://www.thevandusenmansion.com)
Redeemed Farm is one of our favorites. It would be easy to simply call it a “barn venue.” But it’s more than that. This barn is wonderfully restored, has an additional climate controlled area to handle unpredictable MN weather, a built in sound system, and a staff that genuinely cares for each of their couples. Oh, and there’s a vineyard, a beautiful stone arch and about a million other photo opportunities for your wedding day! (https://redeemedfarm.org)
Radisson Blu MOA
With modern features and a vibe filled with all the cool you can handle, the Radisson Blu is our favorite hotel venue to photograph weddings at. Every corner holds a new unique backdrop for fun creative photos. (https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-bloomington-mall-of-america#)
Hope Glen Farm
Two words…tree house! Ok, well there’s a lot going for Hope Glen to make it one of our favorite venues but let it be known the tree house is high on our list. This venue is filled with beautiful chandeliers and rustic farm table seating. (https://www.hopeglenfarm.com)
Most often, we see couples schedule a stop at Centennial Lakes for photos but did you know it’s also a venue!? And this place is fun to photograph! You’ve got bridges, vines, weeping willow trees, arches, water, paddle boats and more. Wear some comfy shoes and let’s walk around the park to capture all the hidden gems at Centennial Lakes. (https://www.edinamn.gov/154/Centennial-Lakes-Park)