Carlos Creek Winery

6693 County Road 34 NW, Alexandria, MN 56308 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Carlos Creek Winery

Carlos Creek Winery & 22 Northmen Brewery Co. is a winery & brewery 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 & Brewery. 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 dark earthy tones, 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.

Services Offered

Couples can find a variety of services needed for their wedding through this venue. The winery & brewery offers assistance with event planning in the time leading up to the couple’s wedding, offering its own in-house full 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:

  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet

Cuisine

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 our 22 Northmen Brewery crafter beer and Carlos Creek Winery 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:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations

Other Services

Couples can host more than just a ceremony and reception at the Carlos Creek Winery & Brewery. 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 & brewery aims to make events run smoothly with optional event and rental items for couples to choose from. These include pieces such as:

  • Altar/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
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65 Reviews for Carlos Creek Winery

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Doug

    Doug Kampsen · Getting married on 02/05/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Simply The BEST!!

    Carlos Creek Winery Weddings is not only the best of Minnesota – it is simply the best – period! I cannot express enough how exceptional the entire experience was – and everyone who came to the wedding said the same thing. If you are still reading this review – pause – and call/email them now to see if your wedding date is available – you will be so glad you did.

    Now – about our experience. As a same sex couple getting married in Central Minnesota – we had some reservations as to what venues would actually welcome us. But the staff at Carlos Creek didn’t just welcome us with open arms, they gave us the best day of our lives.

    First of all, the staff is SUPERB!! Paige Meier, who was our personal wedding manger, is one of the most experienced, detail oriented, and hands-on-managers you could hope to work with. She and her staff are simply the best people we could’ve asked for to help plan and then execute our wedding. From start to finish, Paige and her team was there to advise, guide and provide solutions for our many requests.

    Since the team do over 60 weddings a year, they have it down. Nothing was missed and they gave us many great ideas for things we didn’t even think about. And … they are SO SO nice and always in communication with you! They wanted our day to be as amazing as we did and they exceeded our expectations.

    Now the venue! It is beyond beautiful. We had guests coming from New York City and around the world and they all raved about how stunning the entire place was – the outdoor wedding location, the entire grounds, the sophisticated reception hall. Even if you choose to get married inside, the outstanding fireplace location is amazing. We went with all greenery and no flowers and the staff did an outstanding job. Even the food was great and of course the wine is chic and fun! They also work with so many vendors – they have tons of suggestions if you are ever in a pinch or have a unique request! We cannot recommend Carlos Creek Winery enough for your wedding – you (and your guests) will be so glad you did.

    Sent on 12/29/2019

    Carlos Creek Winery's reply:

    Doug and Shuki... oh how I loved working with you two. To say your friends and family love the two of you is such and understatement. It certainly is a wedding no one will ever forget. Thank you for sharing your big day and your peeps with us! Congrats again!
  • Chelsey

    Chelsey Strand · Married on 08/22/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Simply the BEST!!

    There are not enough words to describe how absolutely AMAZING Michelle and the whole team at Carlos Creek Winery is!! From the moment we decided to have our wedding at CCW through even today, they have been SO incredibly thorough and extremely quick to respond!! Even through trying times during a pandemic, Michelle and the CCW team made everything so seamless and easy. They made our day so, so perfect in every way possible!! I still can’t believe just how perfect they made EVERYTHING!! Mary, the amazing florist they use, is hands down the BEST at what she does also!! Her work quite literally took everyone’s breath away!! The entire venue is simply stunning and there’s no other venue like it!! We are beyond thankful that we chose Carlos Creek as our wedding venue and we truly can’t say enough about absolutely every beautiful detail. We could never thank Michelle and the whole team enough for EVERYTHING!!!!

    Sent on 10/06/2020

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Carlos Creek Winery FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3300.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
    Transportation
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Limited Bar
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Farm/Ranch
    Winery
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Class Act DJ's & Officiants Wedding DJs

    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.

  • Live Wedding & Event Painter | Leanne Larson | Cane Toad Studios
    Live Wedding & Event Painter | Leanne Larson | Cane Toad Studios Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Cold Spring Bakery Wedding Cakes

    Carlos Creek Winery is a beautiful venue for your wedding and we really enjoy working with the staff there.

Map

  • 6693 County Road 34 NW Alexandria, MN, 56308 See on map
    320-352-8534 (Phone number)
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Carlos Creek Winery frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Carlos Creek Winery?

Carlos Creek Winery includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation

At Carlos Creek Winery, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Carlos Creek Winery includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Carlos Creek Winery, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Carlos Creek Winery includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Carlos Creek Winery in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Carlos Creek Winery for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Carlos Creek Winery for wedding events?

Carlos Creek Winery offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Carlos Creek Winery offer?

Carlos Creek Winery offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Carlos Creek Winery offer for wedding events?

Carlos Creek Winery offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Carlos Creek Winery have available for wedding events?

Carlos Creek Winery offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Carlos Creek Winery and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Carlos Creek Winery is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.