Brainerd, Minnesota Wedding Venue
With stunning views of Gull Lake, brides agree that Cragun's Resort is one of the best outdoor wedding venues in MN. All types of wedding ceremonies are available at Cragun's Resort - large, small, informal, formal, themed, or outdoor. At Cragun's we can offer you many different possibilities and an on-site wedding coordinator to help you customize a wedding day to fit your dream.
Outdoor Wedding Venues in MN
One of our most popular outdoor wedding venues in MN is the patio of Cragun's Legacy Clubhouse overlooking the manicured grounds of our Cragun's Legacy Golf Courses. With a variety of on-site locations to choose from, your reception could take place just inside in the Legacy Pavilion. The Pavilion also provides great back-up in case of inclement weather.
If a beach wedding has always been your dream, an outdoor ceremony under our swaying willows with Gull Lake as your backdrop is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony. There is easy access right into our Main Lodge or our charming Hungry Gull building for your reception (and again these facilities offer back-up in case of weather issues).
Cragun's specializes in Minnesota Destination Wedding Weekends. Our on-site coordinator works with each couple to customize a package with activities to fit the season. For a spring, summer or fall wedding, your guests will love a weekend getaway at Cragun's complete with a Beach BBQ for the Groom's Dinner. An informal golf outing or a mini-retreat for the bridal party is also a great way to get everyone involved, having fun and relaxing prior to the big event! We also offer a variety of rental items from audio visual equipment to dance floors to a horse drawn carriage.
Minnesota Winter Weddings
May through October is traditionally considered the busiest time of year for weddings. But more couples are finding that winter can add unique warmth to a special day. An "off-season" wedding offers an opportunity for you to put together a distinctly charming celebration with many creative options. You can also expect a higher ratio of guest attendance by providing guests a social event to attend in the quieter months of the year. Off-season weddings also offer savings on Minnesota wedding venue rentals - approximately one-third off on Saturday dates during the months of January, February, March and November (excluding traditional Holiday weekends). Winter weddings can offer shorter lead times and more opportunity to negotiate prices with vendors such as photographers and DJ's who may be sitting idle at this time of year.
A perfect Minnesota winter wedding will feature warm décor, intimate candlelight and an inviting fireplace. Some of the creative ideas you could include:
Fireworks in the snow
Bonfire with hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting
Natural pine boughs and twigs for décor (lower your flower budget!)
Drink seasonal beverages like mulled wine, hot apple cider, and minty hot chocolate, or enjoy snowmobiling, ice skating, dog sled rides, ice fishing tournament, and cross country skiing. Let your imagination soar! Your family and friends will remember your Minnesota wedding celebration forever. We also offer a variety of rental items from audio visual equipment to dance floors to a horse drawn carriage.
Fill out our wedding inquiry form to begin customizing a wedding package to fit your needs.