Carlos Creek Winery is a winery venue with a banquet hall for ALL couples getting married in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area. A vintage country venue, this winery features a ceremony location among the trees and a room rich with wooden accents for a couple’s wedding. The venue is located nine minutes from Lake Carlos State Park in Alexandria,MN and roughly two-and-a-half hours from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 350 guests can join couples for their wedding at the Carlos Creek Winery. They can begin the day’s events with a ceremony in the beautifully natural outdoor location set up for such events. This wooded ceremony spot surrounds couples and their guests in the trees. Shaded by leaves and branches, only filtered dappled sunlight gets through. A paved path of stone leads the wedding arbor, set upon a small stage, in this romantic grove. The slight height of the platform ensures that all guests in their white folding chairs can see the ceremony unfold. From there, couples can meet up with guests in the reception location, after taking pictures among the fields and grapevines of course. The ceremony location is a stunningly polished room. The space is decorated in sophisticated colors of black and brown, with accents such as wine barrels, a built-in bar, and a stone fireplace. The large space offers plenty of room for dinner and dancing, with a dance floor space reserved on the shining tile floor.
Couples can find a variety of services needed for their wedding through this venue. The winery offers assistance with event planning in the time leading up to the couple’s wedding, offering its own in-house bar and catering services to make the big day even easier. The staff at this venue can also assist with cleanup and setup, while couples relax in the designated bridal suites to prepare for their wedding day. Other services at this venue include:
Bartenders serve a cash, limited, or open bar for a couple’s wedding reception. In addition to filling glasses for a champagne toast, the bartenders can pour house beer and house wine, as well as specialty beer and specialty wine. The chefs at this venue can prepare American, French, or Italian cuisine for a couple’s wedding menu. In addition, they offer items for guests with dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian choices. These dishes can be served in the following catering styles:
Couples can host more than just a ceremony and reception at the Carlos Creek Winery. The venue is also open to bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Rehearsal dinners can be held in a private room with a custom menu. No matter the occasion, the winery aims to make events run smoothly with optional event and rental items for couples to choose from. These include pieces such as:
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Lindsey · Married on 10/02/2015
Not only is Carlos Creek Winery a beautiful site for both a ceremony and reception, but the team there is amazing!
My husband and I wanted to find a venue that was affordable but also beautiful & unique. In addition, we wanted it to be as easy and stress-free for us as possible - not exactly an easy task - but Carlos Creek was exactly what we were looking for!
All decorations (centerpieces, etc) were included in the space rental. They also handled the catering and cake. And these are NOT cheap-looking decorations or mediocre food. The food was UNBELIEVABLE! So many guests at our wedding commented on just how amazing the food was. The decor was the perfect mix of classy but simple and modern - not over-the-top - which is exactly what we were looking for.
We were assigned a wedding coordinator that assisted us with every detail beginning months in advance of the wedding. Our coordinator, Paige, answered every one of my emails (with my random questions) within a day of receiving them. Paige was super helpful during the rehearsal and of course during the actual wedding day. She was there first thing in the morning and on-site the whole day until after it was over - constantly checking in, making sure we had what we needed while we were getting ready, and then, during the event itself, Paige made sure everything happened exactly as we had planned.
Overall, it was just so nice to know that everything was taken care of, and we didn't have to worry about anything on our wedding day. We were able to just relax and enjoy ourselves. Everyone had a blast, and it was in large part due to the team at Carlos Creek. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a place that's a little off the beaten path, but still maintains high standards of quality and service. You definitely can't go wrong choosing Carlos Creek!
Mallory · Married on 09/28/2018
Carlos Creek Winery was an absolute dream location for our wedding. The outdoor ceremony is beautiful, the reception area is warm and inviting, and the staff were professional and friendly. Our guests raved about the service and the wine. I would recommend this location to anyone who is looking for a destination wedding in Minnesota. Living in Minneapolis, it was just a short drive up to Alexandria for our fall wedding. We were lucky enough to have the weather cooler but warm enough for an outdoor ceremony. Our wedding coordinator Melissa did a great job of answering all questions in a timely manner and was super helpful. Our only complaint and this doesn't exactly come from Carlos Creek was the food options. A lot of the reviews I read had guests raving about the food but when we had our tasting with the Depot Catering company, we were a little disappointed in the lack of flavor and scale of the options. It would be great if Carlos Creek had another caterer to choose from. That is truly our only complaint and would 100% recommend and use all over again. Thank you Carlos Creek Winery!
Jessa · Married on 07/28/2017
Carlos Creek Winery is the perfect place to get married! Both the staff and the venue are wonderful! The natural cathedral ceremony site is so breathtaking and romantic and the grand stables reception hall is spacious, rustic, and absolutely amazing! We got so many compliments on how beautiful everything was from all of our guests!! The event team, Paige, Melissa, and Jaimee, helped us at every turn with whatever questions or requests we had and made our day perfect Perfect PERFECT! They truly made us feel like VIP guests throughout the whole process! Melissa was our “day of coordinator” and she was a rockstar! She was upbeat, organized, and kept everyone and everything in place on the big day! Mary, the florist for CCW, was also absolutely amazing! Our centerpieces, outdoor flowers, and arbor were stunning and I couldn’t picture anything more perfect for our big day! If you are looking for a picturesque romantic winery wedding than Carlos Creek is the best place possible! WE LOVE CCW! ☺
Here at Class Act, we have been entertaining wedding guests for over 30 years. As you would guess we get everywhere. We particularly enjoy the beautiful facility and the professional staff. They know it is all about the total experience guests have and we help create those great memories by working hand in hand for a memorable experience.
Carlos Creek Winery is a peaceful, romantic, classy yet rustic setting for both your Ceremony and Reception. Its perfect for you special day! As a vender, providing unique wedding services (live wedding paintings), I cannot express how beautiful the setting and scenery here at Carlos creek winery. The large indoor reception area to the beautiful horse stables and the outdoor Cathedral ceremony area. Also an Amazing place to visit, taste the local wine, listen to live music, take a tour, and simply relax.
Carlos Creek Winery is a beautiful venue for your wedding and we really enjoy working with the staff there.