We Went Wedding Venue Touring!!!

What a fantastic October day to ride around with a super talented local photographer/new best bud and go tour wedding venues in our area!!   What all started was a message through Facebook and a couple phone calls and emails exchanged and we had our day planned out!

Alice from It’s Just Us Photography is a local photographer in Le Sueur, MN.  But don’t let the Le Sueur part throw you off!  They’ve been all over the state, much like we have.   We made our plan and came up with a day of local places to visit so you could get an idea as well.

First up, The Caribou Gun Club.

Not only is this venue right up the hunting alley, but it can hold a mass amount of people.  The rustic log walls and fireplace are only part of the main view inside this venue.  They have a bar area filled with log pub tables and stools.  Another great feature about this place, air and heat.  Do I need to say more?  They only rent out the venue once a weekend, allowing people to be able to decorate and set up.

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Next, St. Peter Arboretum.

If outdoors, beautiful landscaping, and amazing backdrops of the great outdoors is what you’re looking for, this is the place.  What a great blank canvas and amazing room to allow guests to wander through the beautiful gardens and paths.  Set up a beautiful tent to eat under, have some great lounge seating and subtle lighting, and you have a perfect night garden party.

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(Get ready for this one!!)  The ALL NEW Pine Tree Farmstead, New Prague.

Look this one up!  Really!!  They are brand spanking new, they have most of their 2016 open (for now) and this is really an amazing story and an even more amazing farm!  Such an easy location, a beautiful 2 story barn built in the 1870’s with a great bar area downstairs, plenty of lounging space for all of your guests, a great shaded location for a ceremony, and so much more!  (Please hire me to attend all the events here…Our tables and benches would seriously look amazing here!)

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Great lounge area in the basement with a gorgeous bar in the works!

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The barn behind the flower garden.

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The farm from the road!

Last, but not least, Next Chapter Winery, New Prague

Love this amazing venue!!  Not only is it right outside of New Prague, but the owner greeted us with a wine tasting!  What a great host!  Timothy was so kind and so proud of his winery, it showed.  This would be perfect for a quaint smaller wedding (but can accommodate larger numbers as well).  It has 2 great ceremony options with the vineyard as your backdrop.  They offer a separate area where the bride/bridesmaids can get ready.  A beautiful pond in the middle of it all.  And let’s not forget Minnesota local made wine, chandeliers, and lots and lots of wine barrels!

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2,000 bottles of wine housed in this great wood stand.

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A permanent tent stands on the property for plan B or to stay out of the sun.

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Comments

  1. This was such a great day! Thank you for asking me to join you! Already planning our next adventure!

    Alice

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