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My Favorite Wedding Venues in Minnesota

Updated: 3 days ago

hi hi! it's Cassidy here and today, I am going to be sharing with you my ALL TIME favorite venues in Minnesota!!! eeeek! Here we go!



  1. Ahavah Cottage Maybe I am a bit biased on this being my favorite wedding venue in Minnesota because Caleb and I got married here but it really is so special! I grew up loving to visit our cabin and this venue has a cozy cottage feel that made it so special. With the log style build and the tall trees in the back, it sure felt like I was up north. This venue is location in Elysian, Minnesota, with a population of 744 people. Elysian was the cutest little town and just about an hour south of the twin cities. It made for an easy drive for our families as Caleb's came from Northern Minnesota and mine from Wisconsin.

  2. Catalyst by Nature Link I had the opportunity to second shoot for Chuck & Shiloh at this STUNNING venue and can I just say WOWWWWWWW! It is beautiful, glorious, splendid and amazing. This venue is located quite a bit north of the twin cities in Nisswa, Minnesota. Nisswa has a population of roughly 2,074 people and the venue is tucked back in the woods, making for a very private venue on Clark Lake.

  3. Pinewood I attended a styled shoot at Pinewood. This venue is located in Cambridge, Minnesota, also north of the twin cities. After attending this styled shoot, I really started to take photography seriously, bought an LLC and began my photography career. I was exposed to the photography community and was truly inspired by everyone that was in attendance, as well as the beauty of the venue. It was spacious and had so many beautiful photo opportunities.

  4. Willow Brooke Farm I had the opportunity to second shoot for Laura Banken at this venue and fell in love with it. This venue is located in Red Wing, Minnesota, just an hour southeast of the twin cities. From the adorable farm house for getting ready photos, to the beautiful white reception space, everywhere you looked was beautiful.

  5. Villa Bellezza I photographed a wedding for a high school friend at this venue and can I just say OH MY ITALY! It truly felt like a dream. This venue is location in Alma, Wisconsin. I know, I know, that's not technically Minnesota. But to be fair, it is right along the river and so close that you have to consider it for your wedding venue!!! This venue is actually located at a winery and to get to the outdoor ceremony space, you literally walk through the vineyard. SO BEAUTIFUL.

  6. Abella I have photographed and second shot a number of wedding here (Laura Banken & Madalyn Vermeer, I love photographing with the two of you!) and am ALWAYS excited when I get to return. This venue is located in Chisago City, Minnesota. The beautiful weeping willows tucked away at the far end of the property make for the SWEETEST ceremony spot. And the best part? You get to take a trolly to the ceremony spot!! How fun is that.

  7. Nicollet Island Pavillion This venue is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have photographed couples and engagement sessions outside and around this venue, however, my first time attending the venue, I was a guest and it was beautiful! It is definitely a darker lit venue on the inside. The ceremony and cocktail hour took place outside and overall, the property was gorgeous!

  8. Legacy Hill Farm YALLLLL! My sweet friend, Amanda, got married here and it was AMAZING! I was a bridesmaid, so I had the opportunity to explore the grounds a bit, as well as be in the bridal suite getting ready. It was so brightly lit everywhere and her photos were incredible! (special shout out to Kay Collective.)

  9. The Whim THE WHIM!! THE WHIM!! THE WHIM!! sooooo pretty and fun and lots of natural light. This venue is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The venue has windows EVERYWHERE, stunning brick and tall ceilings. The man cave is also a MUST when it comes to taking photos of the guys getting ready!

  10. Grand View Lodge Grand View Lodge is located in Nisswa, Minnesota. To be honest, I have never been BUT they have the most beautiful white chapel on their property that you can get married in and I think about it so often that I needed to add it to this blog post. If you plan on getting married here, PLEASE LET ME PHOTOGRAPH YOUR SPECIAL DAY! Hehe, I am only partly kidding about that. It is definitely a dream for me to capture a wedding in a cute little white chapel.


I am so excited as this will start my series for all of you brides... SHARING MY FAVORITE WEDDING VENDORS. Yep! I will be sharing other photographers I love, other videographers, caterers, desserts, DJ's, florists, wedding planners, day of coordinators and more! STAY TUNED!


thank you for being here!!


♥ Cassidy from Vandy Studios

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