Weddings

Create a Destination Wedding without the Travel Expenses.

Start your life together in an enchanting, historic river town, just minutes from the Twin Cities, yet feels a world away. As a top Minnesota wedding destination, each year Stillwater fulfills romantic dreams providing all the details you desire. Couples celebrate winter, spring, summer, or fall ceremonies and receptions. We have over 20 unique venues for weddings including outdoor rooftops, rustic gardens, hip lofts, historic ballrooms, and riverboats for events from 20 to 675 as well as lodging for your guests. Marriage equality is happily celebrated in Minnesota with legal same-gender marriage, so choose the Birthplace of Minnesota for your historic moment!

—Voted Best Small Town Charm Wedding by MN Bride Magazine —
—Seen on Best of Minnesota Venues & Bridal Shop by The KnotCF2BFC5A-8C3A-49B6-ABB9-17872FA6F46B[33]

As Seen on The Knot
Host your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, bachelorette party, or engagement party in Stillwater! Spend your wedding night or mini-moon in a romantic historic mansion. Don’t forget about your Honeymoon or Anniversary – they are best celebrated with fun, things to do in this picturesque city, so visit us then as well! Your romantic escape will create loving memories – explore wineries, hot air balloon rides, river cruises on a paddle wheel boats or private gondola, fine restaurants, night life,  historic tours, boutiques, and experiences such as cooking or painting classes. Year-round romance (watch this video for winter inspiration)!

Have a specific date in mind? Let us send a message to all venues to see who has it available. Please email christie@discoverstillwater.com – include your name, mailing address, email, phone number, # guests, and dates seeking. View venues below. If you book a Stillwater venue or hotel and would like a Stillwater Visitor’s Guidebook/Map for your guest’s welcome packets, we will mail you as many as you need complimentary.

   Tell us about your wedding – Post on our Pinterest boards or reviews on The Knot (search “discover stillwater”).

Downtown Hotels with Ballrooms

THE LOWELL INN

102 N. 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1100

# Lodging Rooms: 35
Max. Attendees: 20-220

Historic Inn with 3 dining rooms, an outdoor patio, event center ballroom, and adjacent parking ramp.

WATER STREET INN

101 S. Water Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-439-6000

# Lodging Rooms: 41
Max. Attendees: 250

Historic Inn on the St. Croix Riverfront featuring Victorian dining room, event center ballroom, 2 outdoor riverside patios, and Irish pub on site.

 

Ceremony & Reception Venues

BRINE’S RESTAURANT

219 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-439-7556

Max. Attendees: 100

3rd story private rental space located in the Historic Brines Restaurant, right on Main Street and just one block from the St. Croix River.

CAMROSE HILL FARM

14587 30th St N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.351.9631

Max. Attendees: 200

Outdoor wedding Ceremonies & Receptions.  The Farm has a private, personal appeal. You’ll feel at home here – from dressing in the 1950’s cottage, walking down the aisle flanked by gardens and classic statuary, to standing in front of a vine covered gazebo for your ceremony.   The Pavilion serves as a covered space in case of rain. It’s a 3 -sided building with a roof draped with vines. The Paddock is an informal gathering place after the ceremony to serve sparkling water or lemonade. Rustic, elegant charm describe the space – nestled next to the 1880 dairy barn.

DOCK CAFE

425 Nelson St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3770

Max. Attendees: 55

Beautiful views of the St. Croix River either indoors or out.

Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter

8390 Lofton Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.7128

Max. Attendees: 100

The Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter is an authentic German restaurant with outdoor spaces among a forest of pines. Full service restaurant and bar. Indoor private space rental as well as outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies or tented receptions. A truly authentic experience and venue.

GOLF COURSES

Max. Attendees: 175-400

APPLEWOOD HILLS GOLF CLUB – 11840 60th St. N, (651)439-7276,   capacity:  200
OAK GLEN GOLF CLUB
– 1599 McKusick Rd, (651) 439-6981 , capacity:  175-400
INDIAN HILLS GOLF CLUB
– 6667 Keats Ave. N, (651)-770-2301. capacity:  200

STONE RIDGE GOLF CLUB – 13600 N. Hudson Blvd, (651) 436-GOLF, capacity:  325
STILLWATER COUNTRY CLUB 
– 1421 N. 4th St, (651)439-7979, capacity:  175

GRAND BANQUET HALL

301 S. 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-430-1235

Max. Attendees: 380

Location:   Downtown Stillwater
Indoor Venue:  Yes
Outdoor Venue:  No
Historic register.   Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions.
On-site catering.   Parking nearby.     Wifi.    A/V equipment.    Our ballroom features tained glass decor, dance floor and antique bar.

HISTORIC COURT HOUSE

101 W. Pine Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.491.4129

Max. Attendees: 200

Location:   On bluff overlooking downtown
Indoor Venue:  Yes
Outdoor Venue:  Yes
1867 – National Historic register.   Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions.
Spacious Ballroom.  Off-site catering required.     Free parking.   Wifi. Bridal Ready Rooms.

JX Event Venue

123 2nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0176

Max. Attendees: 500 seated/720 standing

JX Event Venue is one of the largest venues in Minnesota capable of hosting quaint weddings of 250 or large events of up to 720. This new venue in downtown Stillwater is scheduled to open in May 2016. Their plan is to create a dynamic event space, bursting with modern luxuries like a multi-media experience, while still celebrating the historic charm of this 1905 shoe factory building’s exposed brick walls and large windows.

KC Hall

1910 S. Greeley St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3274

Max. Attendees: 225

Indoor Venue: Yes  Outdoor Venue: No
4,000 square foot banquet hall near Hwy. 36.

Lady Chateau Private Yacht

422 Mulberry St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.2770

Max. Attendees: 50

For small wedding celebrations, charter your very own yacht on the St. Croix River. The Lady Chateau is the Midwest’s premiere charter yacht. This million and a half-dollar vessel cruises the beautiful and historic St. Croix River. From the moment you board, you are surrounded in the unparalleled luxury of warm teak interiors, leather furnishings, and beautiful art.

Lift Bridge Brewery

1900 Tower Drive W
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
1-888-430-BEER ext 3., events@liftbridgebrewery.com

Max. Attendees: 150 Seated

We love hosting private events. We love them so much we want to marry them, and we can, and do. Yep, we have rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and even wedding ceremonies at Lift Bridge Brewery! (We even have an ordained staff member. Whoa.) We make it super easy for you and your guests to have the most unique, laid back, cool and memorable life event! We can work with any caterer and take care of setup, decorations for you, entertainment, all the nitty gritty details. Lift Bridge Brewery was even featured in Minnesota Bride Magazine for top brewery weddings! Email Erin today and get the scoop. We’d love to celebrate with you!

Maple Island Brewing

225 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.0044

Max. Attendees: 150inside, 200 with patio/40 Mezzanine

Downtown tap room available for private rental for events – main room, upper small mezzanine, patio.

NORTHERN VINEYARDS

223 N. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-430-1032

Max. Attendees: 50

Located right on Main Street, this winery has outside deck overlooking the St. Croix River for private rentals.

PARKS

various locations
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.8837

Max. Attendees: 150, but varies depending on park

Stillwater and Oak Park Heights both  have many parks that couples enjoy getting married in from elopements to ceremonies.  You need to contact the city direct to book and find out more. The most popular parks located downtown Stillwater are Lowell Park (riverfront) which as an open air amphitheater, a gazebo, or open flower bed space for rent. Pioneer Park, offers stunning views of downtown with 3 sections of the park and a band shell available for private rental. The City of Stillwater parks department opens their calender for bookings the following year on October 1st. Rental fees range from $50-$100. For a small wedding, Washington Square Park has a gazebo (40 people max) that is very pretty for photos.

Portside

317 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-342-1502

Max. Attendees: 50

Private dining area with window views great for intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner, or bachelor/bachelorette parties.   Your Celebration Destination.  Full bar.  Extensive menus to fit your budget. Wifi. A/V equipment.

PUB 112 – WHISKEY LOUNGE

112 N. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-245-4445

Max. Attendees: 68 seated, 100 mingle

Authentic Irish Pub located on Main Street in an historic building filled with ambiance.   Rent the Molly Malone Scotch & Whiskey Lounge located upstairs, with views of the river, and a full bar,  for your own private reception.  For Wedding Rental information contact catering@pub112.com.  Our culinary team can create the perfect reception!

Rivertown Inn

306 Olive Street West
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.2955

# Lodging Rooms: 8
Max. Attendees: 36

Enjoy a simply elegant ceremony surrounded by your family and friends. Rivertown Inn wedding packages include a one-hour rental for an intimate or romantic ceremony with up to 36 guests (includes wedding party). Couples have the option to add additional amenities, such as appetizers or a champagne toast. Couples may also choose to extend their celebration with a luncheon or dinner reception, an overnight stay in one of Rivertown Inn’s luxurious guest rooms or reserve the entire inn for your friends and family with our Exclusive Inn Rental.

St. Croix Boat & Packet

525 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-430-1234

Max. Attendees: 75-675/500 seated

Location:   Downtown Stillwater boarding – cruising  on the St. Croix River
Indoor Venue:  Yes – inside Paddlewheel boat
Outdoor Venue:  Yes – on Paddlewheel  deck
Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions cruising  onboard authentic replica of historic paddlewheel boats.
Indoor  dining rooms and outdoor space.     On-site catering.   Parking.   Wifi.    A/V equipment.
Rehearsal Dinners, Showers, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties.

STILLWATER LIBRARY ROOFTOP

334 3rd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-275-4338x129

Max. Attendees: 300

Location:   Downtown Stillwater
Indoor Venue:  Yes  up to 120
Outdoor Venue:  Yes  up to 300
Historic register.   Original Carnegie Library.
Rooftop outdoor wedding ceremonies & reception with sweeping river views.
Off-site catering.   Parking.   Wifi.    A/V equipment. Bridal ready room available upon request.

The Heights Hall and Club

5880 Omaha Ave. North
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082 (view map)
651-342-1249

Max. Attendees: 350 seated/400 standing

Located in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley area with easy access from Highway 36 and to several area hotels, the newly remodeled “The Heights Hall and Club” awaits your special event. The wooden dance floor spans the entire space which is lighted by 5 crystal chandeliers and color LED lights to compliment any color of your choice. There’s also a private full size bar within the banquet space to serve your guests and ample free parking. Designed with great acoustics too. Please take a tour and see all “The Heights Hall and Club” has to offer.

THE LOFT AT STUDIO J

214 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
(651) 342-2416

Max. Attendees: 250 seated/330 standing

Unique Loft-style event venue in historic location on Main Street just one block from the St. Croix River.  3,000 square feet for ceremonies, receptions, showers and reunions. Rustic, Chic, and flexible venue.

The OUTING LODGE

11661 Myeron Rd N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
(651) 439-9747

# Lodging Rooms: 8
Max. Attendees: 300

Historic Georgian-style country manor in a wooded 300 acre park just north of Stillwater featuring outdoor and indoor ceremony and reception spaces. The Outing Lodge can be your private location for rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and lodging.

TRELLIS OUTDOOR Wedding Ceremonies

12125 80th St. North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-439-9039

Max. Attendees: 50-250

Location: Just  minutes from downtown Stillwater
Indoor Venue:  No
Outdoor Venue:  Yes
Wedding Ceremonies in a beautiful garden setting with a tree covered pathway, heirloom gardens, white canopy tent, flowering urns and beautiful statuary.  Gazebo or Canopy wedding ceremonies. Free parking. Bridal ready room.

William Sauntry Mansion

626 4th Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.2653

# Lodging Rooms: 5
Max. Attendees: 40

Host your intimate wedding ceremony at a historic mansion. Choose the outdoor gardens by the Moorish Fountain or inside the spacious Parlors
William Sauntry can “tailor” your wedding vision and help provide referrals for florists, photographers and/or caterers.

 

Transportation

Mama Duck Shuttle Express


651.425.0484

Max. Attendees: 14 person van. Mamaducksshuttle@gmail.com

Stillwater area shuttle service great for weddings, business or family events, private parties, etc. On time and courteous drivers will take you from your hotel to downtown or other local attractions so you don’t have to worry about parking or driving!

STILLWATER TROLLEY

415 E. Nelson Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651-430-0352

Max. Attendees: call

A fun, historic and romantic way to transport wedding parties and guests.  Call for rentals.

Tuk-Tuk


888.4TukTuk (885 885)

Minnesota’s first electric Tuk-Tuk is a 3-wheel motorized people moving machine. Be on the look out for this new free service (tip the drivers) downtown. More details, website, and app scheduler coming soon.

Valet, Carriages, Limos & More!

Carriage rides: Johmar Farms 651.433.5312
Authentic Venetian Gondola Boat: Gondola Romantica 651.439.1783 
Limos & Party Buses:
 Ace Limo 651.223.5466,   Total Transportation Corporation 800.387.5668, Party Bus  612.750.6999, MyBlackCarRide.com 612.269.8513
Shuttle Van: Mama Ducks Shuttle Express 651-425-0484 Mamaducksshuttle@gmail.com, Eric’s Wedding Shuttles 651.270.1561
Taxis: See list on Directions & Parking page
Surreys: Papa Wheelies Surreys 651.728.0580
13 Person Pedaling Pub: Biercycle Adventures 651.300.2202
Private Valet Parking Service: Your Valet Guys at Unparalleled Parking  Valet Service 651.300.1515
Classic/Vintage Car Rental: MorriesHeritage.com

 

Wedding Services

Accommodations – Wedding Night, Honeymoon or Mini-moon

Find lodging in Stillwater for YOU or your GUESTS.  Preview the lodging page on this site to see 2 historic inns located downtown, 8 romantic B&B’s, 5 contemporary hotels just minutes from downtown and home/loft rental options. Ask about romantic suites and packages!

Check out Romantic Escapes page for ideas on how to enjoy Stillwater for your honeymoon, mini-moon or upon return for your anniversary celebration. Year-round romance.

Bachelorette, Bachelor Parties & Bridal Showers

Destination…Stillwater! There are tons of ideas for small groups and most within walking distance/short taxi ride from your hotel. Try wine/beer tasting at local vineyards or brew pubs, private culinary experiences and tours, craft classes working with yarn, paint- Kari’s Create & Paint or Paint.Sip.Nosh, fused glass or jewelry, DIY wood workshops or party in a box for off-site from Sawdust Savvypole dancing/silks parties, pedicures, massages and spa packages or yoga classes, pubs/nightclubs with live music, boat cruisespontoon boat rental, Biercycle adventures, trolley toursegway tourboutique shopping along historic Main Street, Private shopping experience at Enchante’, Fashion Mobile private party, Pour Wine Girl stock the cellar private party, kayaking/biking/canoeing/geocaching with Wahoo Adventures or on your own, and 30 downtown restaurants, and more Things to Do ideas here.

Top Spots Around Minnesota to Host a Bachelorette Party – Stillwater mentioned in MN Bride Article!

Ceremony Officiats

Erin McQuay, Ordained Minister, St. Croix Valley – erin.sm.mcquay@gmail.com
Washington County Wedding Officiats
WedPhoria
Churches in Stillwater (scroll to the bottom of the page)

Gifts & Favors

Candyland , PartyonStillwater, or Pour Wine Girl personalized bottles. Browse complete list of shops for more ideas like local wine or Minnesota themed items or custom items created together.

Guest Activities

Keep ALL of your guests entertained while in town for the wedding by directing them to browse on Main Street, walk the riverfront, or find a fun activity to do on DiscoverStillwater.com! We can also provide complimentary Stillwater visitor guides to all your overnight guests. Email the address and quantity you need at least 2 weeks prior to your event and we’ll ship what you need for their welcome baskets.

Invitations, Stationery & DIY Decor

Jewelry & Accessories – Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands, Custom Designs

Head to Stillwater to find your engagement ring, wedding band, or jewelry for wedding party or family gifts. 
Johnson Jewelers
Stoke’s JewelryAllure by GreatonsDiamonds on Main,

For accessories like veils, shoes, purses or custom pieces, visit: Our ShopMarquess StudiosJenna Lous Designs

Kids Activities

Send your guests with young children to Kids Oasis and Gammy & Gumpy’s Toy Store! Rent the entire Kids Oasis indoor creative play space between your ceremony and reception to keep even the littlest ones entertained while waiting for the fun to begin. You can have exclusive use of the space including a party host to play games with the children and light, healthy snacks for up to 80 guests. Also a great idea for Sunday morning fun the day after the wedding.

Rehearsal Dinners

Check out our Dining/Entertainment page for the perfect spot. With over 30 restaurants downtown many with private dining space, outdoor dining, or within walking distance of your venue.

Seeking something different or perhaps an activity for the night before, consider renting your own private yacht  (The Lady Chateau www.ladychateau.com , capacity 50) or paddle-wheel riverboat dinner cruise (www.StillwaterRiverBoats.com), or find more ideas on our groups page.

Rentals – Tent, Chairs & Decor

Party on StillwaterAction RentalTy’s Wedding RentalsFlicker’s Rentals, and Old Things New (unique rental furniture, creative wedding arbor pictured). Consider creating a custom glass piece from the sands of your unity ceremony – Alchemy Arts Studio.

Salons & Spas – Hair, Make-up, Tanning & Massage

Make-up: A’SalonnaMake Up by MindieIcon Lashes, Lace Salon, Cristina Ziemer Beauty

Hair Salons & Spas: Click here for a full list.
Hair by Theresa – up-dos & styling for weddings located in the same studio as Make Up by Mindie, Dee’s Spray Tan, and Icon Lashes.
Just Cuz Beauty Boutique & Styling Salon – located in the new JX Venue space
Cristina Ziemer Beauty – on-site hair & make-up stylist
A’Salonna , Lace Salon, Monde Salon – located downtown within walking distance to many venues

Tanning: Dee’s Spray Tan

Massage : Brick Alley StudioJust for Me SpaJJ NailsStillwater’s Healing (on-site chair massage great for bridal showers)

Nails: Monde Salon, JJ Nails, Just for Me Spa

Valet, Carriages, Limos & More!

Carriage rides: Johmar Farms 651.433.5312
Authentic Venetian Gondola Boat: Gondola Romantica 651.439.1783 
Limos & Party Buses:
 Ace Limo 651.223.5466,   Total Transportation Corporation 800.387.5668, Party Bus  612.750.6999, MyBlackCarRide.com 612.269.8513
Shuttle Van: Mama Ducks Shuttle Express 651-425-0484 Mamaducksshuttle@gmail.com, Eric’s Wedding Shuttles 651.270.1561
Taxis: See list on Directions & Parking page
Surreys: Papa Wheelies Surreys 651.728.0580
13 Person Pedaling Pub: Biercycle Adventures 651.300.2202
Private Valet Parking Service: Your Valet Guys at Unparalleled Parking  Valet Service 651.300.1515
Classic/Vintage Car Rental: MorriesHeritage.com

Wedding Dresses, Tux Rental & Bridal Party Attire

 Our Shop Bridal  is an award-winning bridal gown shop located right on Main Street. Find top brands and trends for wedding gowns, mother-of-the-bride dresses, and wedding party attire including tux rental.

Not in the wedding party, but need to look stunning? Stop by our fashion boutiques, many  who carry cocktail dresses.

Preserve your beautiful gown immediately after your wedding with local experts at St. Croix Cleaners. They offer wedding dress preservation as well as alternations. They have a Wedding Gown Specialist trained in Wedding Gown preservation and inspection at this location.  Visit the Wedding Gown page for more information or call 651.351.1656.

Wedding Planner

Party On Weddings (a division of Party On Stillwater) provides personalized services and products serving the St. Croix Valley and Twin Cities. Their services include: Wedding & Event Planning, Party Rentals, Customized Gift Baskets, Promotional Products for Events and Businesses.

 

 

Honeymoon Suites

Honeymoon Suites

Stay in style with beautiful unique romantic properties and suites:
Bed & Breakfast Inns: Rivertown Inn, Aurora Staples Inn, William Sauntry Mansion, Ann Bean Mansion, Cover Park Manor, James Mulvey Carriage House,  The Elephant Walk, Lady Goodwood
Downtown Lofts: Excelsior Escape, Alesci on St. Croix
Downtown Historic Inns with Suites: Water Street Inn and Lowell Inn
Hotels with fireplace or whirlpool suites: AmericInn, Comfort Inn, GrandStay, America’s Best Value Inn
Whole house rentals for wedding party or family: 210 Laurel . More options at: Discoverstillwater.com/lodging/house-loft-rentals/

For a complete list of lodging, visit: Discoverstillwater.com/lodging




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