Wedding Venues Shakopee MN

Local resource for wedding venues in Shakopee. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to wedding venues, as well as advice and content on whether you want your wedding indoors or outdoors, and locating the right environment for your wedding.

The Garden Room of Eden Prairie
(952) 949-8567
8080 Mitchell Road
Eden Prairie, MN

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Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
(952) 988-3111
5801 Opus Parkway
Minnetonka, MN

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Embassy Suites Hotel Bloomington
(952) 967-8709
2800 American Blvd. West
Bloomington, MN

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Embassy Suites Hotel Minneapolis-Airport
(952) 967-8709
7901 34th Ave. So
Bloomington, MN

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Millennium Hotel - Minneapolis
(612) 359-2223
1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN

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Crowne Plaza Bloomington
(952) 831-8000
5401 Green Valley Drive
Bloomington, MN

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Park Plaza Hotel
(952) 960-0012
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN

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Burl Oaks Golf Club - Reception
(952) 472-7017
5400 No. Arm Drive
Minnetrista, MN

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Ramada Mall of America
(952) 548-3604
2300 East American Blvd.
Bloomington, MN

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Blaisdell Manor
(612) 870-7875
2322 Blaisdell Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

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Inside the Outside Wedding

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Photo Credit: Anne Surface

Important Elements of an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

I live in the midwest in the Kansas City area. The area is known for its unpredictable weather. Kansas City also is in tornado alley and we get our fair share of severe weather during the months of April, May and June. So why am I taking such a huge risk by having my wedding ceremony outdoors on May 1st? I love spring. I love the sense of new beginnings it brings. The flowers, the trees, the sunshine—it’s the perfect season for a wedding. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t go into planning my outdoor wedding blindly. Below are just a few things I’ve considered so far in planning my outdoor wedding.

The Backup Plan. One of the first things I considered for my outdoor wedding was a backup plan. If you’re considering an outdoor wedding, it’s great to think you’re getting married outdoors rain or shine, but who really wants their guests to sit through a ceremony soaking wet or in wind tunnel? It is not ideal and your guests will not be happy. Speak with your venue about rain plans. Usually venues can provide great and creative alternatives to outdoor events.

Photo Credit: AffordableUtahWeddings.com

Photo Credit: AffordableUtahWeddings.com

Consider Comfort. Another thing to consider for your outdoor wedding is making sure your guests are comfortable. If your outdoor wedding is during a warm time of year, a great idea is to turn your programs into fans. Guests will be sure to keep cool during the ceremony. If it’s going to be chilly during your wedding, a fun idea is to drape shawls in your wedding colors across the back of chairs so your female guests can wrap one around them if they get chilly. It’s also a great way to dress up your chairs.

Provide Seating. Don’t forgo chairs for your guests. Even if you keep the ceremony short and sweet, guests will want to know where their chairs are. For most venues, you are responsible for renting your own chairs. Check out the rental companies in your area and compare rates. Be sure to ask about the set up and take down and if there is an additional charge.

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Photo Credit: CeremoniesIdo.com

Simple Décor. One good thing about an outdoor ceremony is, depending on your venue, décor can be minimal. If you’re going to be on the grass, you can easily dress up your pews with pomanders on shepherd’s hooks. Since my ceremony is outdoors and my wedding is indoors, I’ve planned the décor in a way that it can be used both indoors and outdoors (just i...

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Vendor Interview: Villa Siena

Villa Siena is a beautiful wedding venue located in Arizona. Not only is the venue itself gorgeous, but the staff is dedicated to helping couples plan a unique and custom event. Most couples are focused on having a wedding that is personal and designed around them. At Villa Siena, brides and grooms work with an on-site coordinator to pull together a wedding based on their vision.

Learn more about this elegant venue in my interview with Sabrina, of Villa Siena , below.

Arizona wedding venue

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How long has your venue been in business/ How long has it been a wedding venue?
We opened Villa Siena in December of 2004 and the facility was built as an event venue.

What makes your venue unique?
Villa Siena is an elegant Tuscan Style Villa hosting private weddings and events. Beautifully manicured courtyards, exquisite banquets halls and a gallery colonnade combine to recreate historic Italian architecture. Tuscan antiques and architectural details have been used throughout the Villa to create a romantic European experience. We would be delighted to share the beauty of Villa Siena with you.

What is your venue’s philosophy when working with wedding couples?
At Villa Siena, we custom tailor each contract to fit the client’s needs. Some clients want to search out each vendor and hire them all independently. Others prefer for us to arrange the event in its entirety. We are happy to work with each client and help them with as little or as much as they need.

Tell us why you think your venue is a popular choice for brides and grooms.
Many clients comment that they feel as though they have been transported to Europe when they step through the wrought iron gates at Villa Siena.

Is there a particular niche you target?
We love to work with clients planning extraordinary, elegant affairs.

How do you help couples customize their weddings?
Every client has something that is important to them. We always make sure that the importan...

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