Bavaria Downs is a breathtaking mansion wedding venue located just 25 minutes from Minneapolis (near Lake Minnetonka). This luxury European-style even campus offers luxury and elegance in abundance. Choose from two scenic properties; the well-established Edward Anne Estate (Opened in 2018), and the new Equestria West event property coming 2022.
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Facilities and Capacity
From the moment you enter the Edward Anna Estate, you and your guests will be taken with its scenic beauty and architectural style. The half-mile driveway gives way to fragrant rose gardens, a private lake, and the French Normandy style property, offering the country’s only steam shingled roof. Inside, couples can enjoy two richly decorated pre-event areas. The lower level offers a European hunting lodge aesthetic for the Groom’s party to prepare, while the Countryside Suite provides luxury in abundance. Here, the wedding party can utilize the six separate preparation stations, along with a private glass atrium which offers stunning views across the property. The main event room is located on the top level and blends the aesthetic of a conservatory with ballroom elegance. The glass ceiling and translucent panels allow you to feel as though you are dancing under the stars, while still being perfectly comfortable in this climate-controlled space.
Bavaria Downs offers an array of all-inclusive packages to assist you in creating the wedding day of your dreams. Their elite event-planning team will work with you to ensure that you and your guests receive the most that these properties have to offer. They will coordinate your wedding day timeline and can provide budget assistance. Delight in culinary fayre created to your specifications from the award-winning D’amico Catering. Whether you desire a relaxed buffet or elegant plated service, these professionals will execute your wishes to perfection. They also provide a full range of bar services including a champagne toast and signature drinks. The dedicated event staff will take care of setup and cleanup of your occasion, and can provide a full list of preferred vendors for your convenience. Outside vendors are also welcome at this venue to serve your special day.
14 Reviews for Bavaria Downs
Recommended by 96% of couples
4 User photos
Nicole B. · Getting married on 12/07/2021
A Dream Come True!
Magical! Our wedding (regardless of covid) was a dream! From the staff to the venue, I couldn't have imaged a better place to get married. Helpful, efficient, attentive, I could go on and on. The venue itself was immaculate when we arrived and really was a private sanctuary just for us and our loved ones to celebrate. We dealt with a lot of changes and restrictions with covid and even working through the alterations, the team at Bavaria and D'Amicos really made all our worries go out the window! Thank you, Bavaria and D'Amicos for making our wedding day a dream come true and a Special thank you to Amanda, Moriah, Hannah Q and Hannah S for being so knowledgable, helpful, and kind throughout the enitre process and our wedding day! We will have the most beautiful memories of our wedding for the rest of our lives!Sent on 08/21/2020
Jon F. · Married on 06/01/2021
Indoor Winter Ceremony
We had three months to plan a ceremony and the convenience of Bavaria Downs was huge since they have their own caterer and alcohol vendor. They also helped with the flowers and the rehearsal. We had about a 200 person guest list and we had more than enough room. The staff did a great job flipping the ballroom during the cocktail hour. The ladies had a great time getting ready in upstairs and so did the guys downstairs. I thought the food was really good.Sent on 03/23/2020
Rachel · Married on 11/07/2020
Exceeded ALL Expectations!
We are SO grateful for everyone on the Bavaria Downs team for all they did (throughout the planning process and on the big day) to make our wedding such a wonderful experience! The incredible venue and staff were such a huge part of our special day being full of extraordinary memories Jake and I will hold dear for the rest of our lives.Sent on 11/11/2020
From our first meeting last year, we knew we’d found our perfect place, but we had only a hint of how amazing the Bavaria Downs team would be as we put the pieces together. I can only imagine how stressful the planning (especially in these uncertain and ever-changing times) would’ve been without the kindness, expertise, unwavering support, and fantastic communication we received from everyone we worked with, which was SO greatly appreciated.
Our guests were as in awe of the stunning venue as we’ve been, coming up to us and our parents throughout the event to gush about the house and grounds, and our wedding party was blown away by the next-level getting-ready spaces!
Jake and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day at a lovelier place to celebrate our wedding with our family and friends.
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Team of Bavaria Downs
Hi! I’m Hannah Quiggle.
I have worked for our venues (A’BULAE, The Van Dusen Mansion, & Bavaria Downs) for about four years now and I wouldn’t trade a second of it!
Creating the perfect wedding day is what drives me. At an event, there’s a delicate balance between detail and design that can’t be found very many other places. That balance is what excites me to get up each day and love what I do. From the moment a couple walks in the door of our venue, my goal is to create a calm (but super fun) environment for them. Throughout planning, I take to heart your dreams & vision and help you feel prepared and ready to relax and enjoy your special day. I’d love to help you plan and learn about what makes you two YOU.
In just a few short weeks, I plan to marry Josh (AKA the man of my dreams). After that, you can plan to call me Mrs. Hannah Alme. We are BEYOND excited for our crisp October wedding day (filled with apple cider, crunchy leaves, and bowling) with our closest by our sides. We love to travel and plan to see the world together (all the while, of course, taking cute Instagrams of our adventures!) When we aren’t planning a trip, we hang out at our apartment in Edina, MN and eat way too much take-out. (It’s a problem, for real) Mostly though, my friends and family simply know that if I’m not around, I’m probably somewhere making wedding dreams come true.
I can’t wait to meet you and hear about your love story too! <3
Hannah’s Top 5 Strengths: Communication - Strategic - Individualization - Futuristic - Developer
I cannot wait to share in this process as you are considering one of the most premier venues in the Twin Cities! After helping thousands of couples achieve their dream wedding, I can't wait to build that relationship with you helping every step of the process as you “Say YES!” to one of our spaces!
I’m sure what attracted you to our venues was the aesthetic and design our property uniquely offers… but as we chat, I know you will also love the all-inclusive nature of our venue packages. We offer the simplest planning experience, with the best team!
A look into who I am as a person - I’m very big into the dance community. Growing up in Minnetonka, and graduating from the University of St. Thomas, I worked hard to lead my teams as captain and achieved the first four consecutive national titles with St. Thomas Dance Team along my college journey. I knew the moment I graduated, I would go after my dreams of becoming a wedding planner and coaching my Alma Mater team, Minnetonka. When I am not attached at the hip with my work laptop… I love spending time on my paddle board, supporting my boyfriend, Tyson, while he coaches hockey from the stands with a coffee, spending time with family on the lake, and giving a warm hello to every dog in sight -- (your dog is very much welcomed in our virtual tour session!)
A small glimpse into how my couples perceive their planning experience: "Samantha you were an absolute delight to talk to! Thank you so much for all the love and for bearing with my anxiety over dates! You were flexible and deeply understanding and that was very much appreciated!"
Jenna Zamjahn is a Senior Sales Consultant for Bavaria Downs, A’BULAE, The Van Dusen Mansion and our sister company Bellagala. She has been on our team since 2010 and has since partnered with over 2000 couples to achieve their wedding vision.
With over 11 years of industry experience, Jenna knows that wedding planning doesn’t have to be stressful. She has a passion for delivering superior service and ensuring the planning process is convenient and fun for every couple she supports. Establishing meaningful relationships is the heart of her purpose; She truly cares about those she serves. Over the years, many of her client relationships have turned into friendships. She has a love for people, creativity, organization, design, and details. She is a Minnesota native, graduating from Totino-Grace High School in 2005 and from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University in 2009, where she met her husband, Adam. They currently reside in Richfield with their 3.5 year old son (Gavin) 1.5 year old twins (Audrey & Griffin) and their chocolate lab, Emma. She loves spending time with family, interior design, hosting holidays/parties/events at their home, trying new restaurants, ample amounts of coffee, vacations to Mexico, the Real Housewives (guess which cast members she’s met while working a wedding?) and has recently traded her favorite Zumba classes for a Peloton - send any ride recommendations her way! Working with Jenna will guarantee a seamless planning experience. She can’t wait to meet you! Jenna’s Top 5 Strengths: Achiever - Maximizer - Positivity - Empathy - Developer