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Unique Venues in Southeastern Minnesota: Part 2

30 Oct

Falconer Vineyards and Winery
Falconer Vineyards and Winery is nestled in the Mississippi River bluff valley near Red Wing.  The 6.5 acre vineyard has beautiful gardens, a small pond, pergola and covered deck overlooking the vineyard.  This venue accommodates between 100 and 250 guests, depending on the ceremony and reception site.

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Falconer Vineyard wedding in Red Wing MN

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Falconver Vineyard wedding in Red Wing Minnesota

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Falconer Vineyard and Winery outdoor ceremony in Red Wing MN

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St. James Hotel
The Summit Room on the top floor of the St. James Hotel overlooks historic Red Wing and the Mississippi River.  This space comfortably accommodates up to about 300 guests.

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St. James Hotel grand staircase in Red Wing MN

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St. James Hotel view from Summit Room

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St James Hotel Summit Room wedding reception in Red Wing MN

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Whitewater State Park
The picturesque limestone bluffs and breathtaking natural scenery of the Whitewater River valley make the state park a wonderful place for nature lovers.  The group center building and grounds are available for rental through the state park.  Whitewater is east of Rochester near St. Charles.

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Unique Venues in Southeastern Minnesota: Part 1

29 Oct

While we’re on the topic of wedding venues, let’s take a look at some unique locations in Southeastern Minnesota near Rochester.

Round Barn Farm
A charming historic round barn and Bed and Breakfast farmhouse located in the rolling countryside near Red Wing.  The round barn has a main and upper level, stunning woodwork and can comfortably accommodate 150 guests.

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Round Barn Farm wedding ceremony in Red Wing MN

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Round Barn Farm wedding ceremony in Red Wing MN

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Round Barn Farm in Red Wing Minnesota

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Round Barn in Red Wing

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Round Barn wedding reception in Red Wing

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Berwood Hill Inn
With its magnificent gardens, scenic views overlooking the valley and charming Victorian house, Berwood Hill Inn is a perfect place for a romantic countryside wedding.  The quaint reception building, called Lu Lu Belle’s Roost, comfortably accommodates 12o guests.  Berwood is south of Rochester near Lanesboro.

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Four Daughter’s Vineyard and Winery
The stunning modern architecture of the Four Daughter’s Vineyard and Winery building, adjoining patio, casually elegant atmosphere and picturesque views of the vineyard and countryside all make it a fabulous location for a wedding.  The vineyard and winery is south of Rochester near Spring Valley.

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Some Favorite Wedding Venues in Rochester

25 Oct

Mayowood Stone Barn
This charming historic barn is both rustic and elegant.  The grounds with the historic architecture of the buildings, country feel and grand beautiful old tree give the location great character.  If you are interested in this venue, it tends to book well in advance so we recommend planning ahead.

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mayowood stone barn wedding

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mayowood stone barn wedding

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Rochester Art Center
The Rochester Art Center has a modern feel.  The large floor to ceiling windows offer gorgeous views of the Zumbro River, Rochester cityscape and Mayo Memorial Park.

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Olive Juice Studios

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rochester art center wedding

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Plummer House
This historic mansion is surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens. The rental of the house also includes the use of the grounds.

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Kelly Brown Weddings

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Rochester Golf and Country Club
This venue offers a grand ballroom, indoor and outdoor locations and gorgeous views of the golf course.  (The Rochester Golf and Country club is a private club, but to host an event you don’t need to be a member.) 

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