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Brides Tell All: 5 Reasons to Choose Cragun’s Resort as Your Minnesota Wedding Venue
Brides Tell All: 5 Reasons to Choose Cragun’s Resort as Your Minnesota Wedding Venue

Choosing your wedding venue is an incredibly important decision. It’s where all the magic happens on your big day. And it needs to be the perfect place.

Cragun’s Resort has been hosting weddings for years. And we do it with style, love and precision. But don’t just take our word for it. Our brides believe it, too. Here’s what former brides and their families have had to say about choosing Cragun’s for their indoor or outdoor wedding venue.

Delicious food makes a perfect wedding day

1. Great Food


The one comment you will hear from wedding guests over and over again is how great, or not great the food was at a wedding they attended. The wedding couple is focused on so many details of the day and is probably not dreaming of the great food they are going to be eating. For the guest, however, the meal served tends to be become the focal point of their experience. For the parents of the wedding couple, it is also a source of pride that their relatives and close friends are sharing an enjoyable meal. The meal planning process will include a tasting so that you are sure the meal you choose is one you and your guests will remember.

“We recently had our daughter’s wedding reception at the Legacy. We want to thank you so much and tell you how pleased we were with everything. Your staff coordinated everything for us. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. We have heard so many positive comments about the food, the setting and how everything just flowed. The day is a wonderful memory and everyone had a great time.” – Jim and Jennifer Owens

Wedding party enjoying festive fireworks display at Cragun's Resort lakeside deck

2. Incredible Wedding Planners

The importance of having someone on site as your wedding day unfolds can be incredibly valuable. Cragun’s Resort and Cragun’s Legacy Courses have skilled wedding coordinators on staff with many years of experience. They will be the calm, reassuring presence you need during the planning process and throughout your big day.

“I wanted to take a moment and thank you for all the hard work you put into making our reception wonderful and memorable. It was definitely “A Night to Remember”. We had so many positive comments from our guests about how good the food was and what a good time everyone had. I also want to thank you for all the time you took in helping us plan our event. Larry and I both feel that you went the extra mile for us. I have been telling everyone I know that if they ever need to plan an event, Cragun’s is the place to do it. Thank you again. We appreciate all that you did for us.” – Sandi Barton and Larry Menk

Time to stop worrying and just enjoy your special wedding day with all your friends and family

3. Worry Free

Our goal for every wedding couple is that they relax and enjoy their special day. Meticulous planning leads up to the big event and Cragun’s is here to assure that all of your dreams come true. Once the actual day arrives, it is time to stop the worrying and planning and just let the day play out the way you had planned.

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us plan our perfect wedding day. You were incredible to work with and made it stress free. We appreciate everything you did for us and we couldn’t be happier with how our wedding day played out. Simply Perfect! Thank you again.” – Steph and Tyler Thiede

The Audubon Room at the Cragun's Legacy Courses set-up for an upcoming wedding

4. Beautiful Facilities

Whether you choose Cragun’s Resort or Cragun’s Legacy Courses for your wedding event, the beauty of the Brainerd Lakes Area will serve as a lovely backdrop. Many couples choose Cragun’s Resort and a marriage ceremony under the willow trees on Gull Lake. A cocktail reception on the sundeck followed by dinner and dancing in one of our many venues provide the perfect “up north” atmosphere. Cragun’s Legacy Courses offers a lovely ceremony location on the Clubhouse Patio overlooking the manicured grounds of Cragun’s Legacy Golf Courses. The Legacy Pavilion is the ideal location for your dinner and dance. Both locations offer bad-weather backup in case of inclement weather.

“It was an amazing place for a wedding reception. Enjoyed the happy hour on the deck. Then a wonderful meal in the dining room and then a great party in the reception hall. Cragun’s terrific facility made for a memorable time attending a wedding reception there. Staff was extremely helpful with whatever need came up throughout our time at Craguns. Thank you!” – Sharon Johnson, Saint Michael, MN

Wedding party having fun at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake

5. “It’s Perfect.”

Last but certainly not least, Cragun’s Resort is simply perfect for any wedding. Great planning, beautiful facilities, delicious food and an event that you can enjoy as much as your guests – what’s not to love!

“Just wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect…you truly are great at what you do.” – Jeff and Beth Mlekoday

“Well, I don’t think the day could have been any better! Everything was perfect! We had so many compliments and everyone had a blast. Thank you so much for your help. Thank you for making our big day perfect!” – Beth and Greg Shiemann

“Erik and I want to thank you very much for making this the best day of our lives. Our wedding was so perfect and was everything we could have hoped for! It was beautiful and we will have to share pictures with you when we get them back.” – Erik and Jordyn Carter

For more information on our Minnesota wedding venue, contact us today. We would love to hear about what your dreams are for your special day. Also, see more reviews on our testimonials page.