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:
60 Reviews for Carlos Creek Winery
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Doug Kampsen · Getting married on 02/05/2021
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!
Elizabeth Chiu · Married on 06/28/2019
Best wedding day ever!
We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day! The staff is absolutely amazing! Our wedding coordinator, Regan, was very prompt with my many many emails of questions and requests. The florist, Mary, did a stunning job with the arbor for the ceremony and centerpieces for the reception. The winery grounds make for beautiful backdrops for photos and having a golf cart included in rental prices to access them was perfect! The entire process was so low stress, with it being almost all inclusive and the winery recommending vendors for the services not provided. We would do everything again, exactly the same way, without a second of hesitation!Sent on 07/13/2019
Carlos Creek Winery's reply:Marc and Liz... we just Love you two! Thank you for trusting us with such a special day. We would love to do it all over again! :)
Jennifer Beissler · Married on 06/23/2019
I can’t express enough how perfect this venue is!! From the all inclusive wedding to the incredible staff to the most gorgeous property!
Our guests were blown away and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect place.Sent on 06/24/2019
Carlos Creek Winery's reply:It is easy to do our jobs when we have such amazing wedding couples! Thank you for sharing your celebration, friends and family with us! We can't wait to see you next visit!
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.