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.
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:
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:
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:
65 Reviews for Carlos Creek Winery
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Avery Davies · Married on 07/27/2019
More than an amazing venue...
We had an incredible wedding at Carlos Creek Winery! They made planning and the day of so simple and very enjoyable. The grounds are beautiful! Mary, the on-site florist is also amazing. We got so many compliments on how beautiful everything was and Mary was a huge part of that. Also the day of coordinator service is the best thing ever. We brought a box of decorations (they have a ton of stuff you don’t need much) and our coordinator put it all up and did an amazing job. My husband and I and our families truly had zero work to do on our wedding day. Everything was so lovely, thanks Carlos Creek!Sent on 03/26/2020
Carlos Creek Winery's reply:THANK YOU Avery & Mike for sharing your experience! We look forward to celebrating your anniversary with us this July!!
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!
Chelsey Strand · Married on 08/22/2020
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
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.