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7 Best Wedding Venues in Northern Minnesota

Are you dreaming of tying the knot in the stunningly beautiful Northern Minnesota and searching for the perfect wedding venue? Well, you’re in for a treat! I’m super excited to share about the seven best wedding venues in Northern Minnesota to help you in your search!

Whether you’re picturing a rustic barn, a chic hotel, or something totally unique, Northern Minnesota has it all. Let’s dive right in!

Best Wedding Venues in Northern Minnesota

  • Bluebelle Event Venue
  • Northern Pacific Center
  • Ivy Black
  • Catalyst bt Nature Link
  • The Barn at Stoney Hill
  • Ivory North
  • Malbay Estate

Bluebelle Event Venue

First up is the GORGEOUS Bluebelle Event Venue in Bemidji, MN, a true gem in the heart of nature! 🌼 This place offers a perfect blend of elegance and serenity, making your wedding day nothing short of enchanting. 

It has beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and reception. It’s always good to have a plan B in case it rains!

The venue offers great in-house catering, giving you one less thing to worry about when planning your big day. However, if there is a caterer you love and they are highly recommended, the venue allows bringing them in at an extra fee.

I’ve had the honor to capture many weddings in this venue, and I can’t recommend it enough. If you’d like to see what your wedding day here could look like, check out my blog!

Northern Pacific Center

Located in Brainerd, MN, Northern Pacific Center offers a perfect mix of old-world, rustic charm and modern sophistication. The venue’s historical elements add a special touch to all your wedding portraits!

This venue also has great indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for more intimate weddings and larger celebrations. Northern Pacific Center provides you with exclusive catering partners for a wedding meal to remember!

Take a look at Ellen and Nathan’s wedding at Northern Pacific Center for inspiration on what your wedding day could look like here!

Ivy Black

Ivy Black is a new, modern wedding venue in Saginaw. This modern space offers such a cool, elegant vibe for your wedding day. 

The venue has beautiful interiors perfect for a Minnesota winter wedding or as a backup plan in case it rains. I personally loved the vast, gorgeous fields surrounding the venue! 

Take a look at Haley & Hunter’s elegant Ivy Black wedding for inspiration on what your wedding day could look like here!

Catalyst by Nature Link

Next on the list is the stunning Catalyst by Nature Link, located in Nisswa, MN. This venue is a harmonious blend of modern architecture and the natural beauty of Minnesota.

The design of Catalyst by Nature Link provides an incredible backdrop for both your ceremony and reception, featuring expansive windows that offer breathtaking views of the waterfront and all the surroundings. There are gorgeous spaces indoors, as well as outdoors for your ceremony!

a couple gazing towards the beautiful waterfront of Minnesota

The Barn at Stoney Hill

The Barn at Stoney Hill in Cushing, MN, is a dream come true for couples looking for a rustic, yet elegant wedding venue. This beautifully restored barn is surrounded by lush forests, making it a magical setting for your special day.

The venue combines the charm of a classic barn with modern amenities, providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere for your wedding celebration. They have a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for your reception and your ceremony! For your ceremony, there are 4 different spaces to accommodate any weather conditions, each with a unique scenery!

fun groomsmen photo outdoors with a lush forest in the backdrop

Malbay Estate

Finally, we have the recently opened, enchanting Malbay Estate in Grand Rapids, MN, which is another luxurious rustic barn wedding venue. 🌟 This estate is perfect for couples who want a natural, rustic, and charming setting for their big day.

Malbay Estate features stunning indoor and outdoor spaces, each offering a unique and picturesque backdrop for your celebration. The estate’s grounds are impeccably maintained, providing a lush, green setting for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

Malbay Estate also offers full wedding planning services and a list of preferred vendors to ensure your day is flawless as possible!

romantic bride and groom golden hour photo in a field

Amelia Jo Photo | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

And there you have it, the grand tour of the 7 Best Wedding Venues in Northern Minnesota! 

But hey, what’s a breathtaking venue without equally stunning photographs to capture every moment? 📸 As a Minnesota wedding photographer, I’m here to bring those beautiful memories to life!
You can learn more about me here! And if you’re ready to get this party started – inquire with me here! I am so excited to hear from you and learn all about your love story!


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Minnesota based wedding and lifestyle photographer living in good ole Bemidji, MN. I specialize in capturing moments of love from birth to marriage and everything in between.

hey you!

I'm Amelia








Minnesota based wedding and lifestyle photographer living in good ole Bemidji, MN. I specialize in capturing moments of love from birth to marriage and everything in between.

hey you!

I'm Amelia