City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation is a collection of stunning outdoor wedding venues located in the heart of Minnesota. Couples have the choice of picturesque locations enveloped by green trees, overlooking waterfront scenes, or situated beneath captivating sunsets. These spaces accommodate ceremonies and receptions, as well as engagement parties, al fresco rehearsal dinners, and elopements. This department invites wedding events to take place in some of Duluth’s most breathtaking locales. These functions celebrate the state’s natural beauty alongside each couple’s milestone function.
Facilities and Capacity
City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation offers a varied selection of wedding sites, with backdrops to suit a wide range of preferences. An idyllic beach retreat boasts ample picnic and outdoor barbecue areas alongside pleasant walking trails and scenic views. Situated on Lake Superior, Brighton Beach features a covered outdoor event space that allows up to 100 wedding guests to enjoy the elements, rain or shine. Other notable amenities of this particular beach venue include a nearby playground, restroom facilities, and a firepit site. Another exquisite lakeside refuge is Gichi-ode’ Akiing, a picture-perfect place for couples to capture important wedding day moments. Multiple parks across Duluth offer peaceful close-to-nature spots where lifelong memories can be made. An example of one of these private event areas is Enger Park. Nestled amongst peaceful Japanese gardens, this park can be found on Skyline Parkway and near Twin Ponds and the Enger Park Golf Course. Here, couples can exchange vows in a charming gazebo or on the picnic lawn. Another scenic wedding site, located on London Road, is the Rose Garden. A romantic open-air setting, it is populated by over 300 rose bushes and boasts beautiful Lake Superior scenery. Many of the City of Duluth’s venues feature on-site parking, water and electric resources, picnic tables, recreational fields, and access to nearby natural attractions. Some other featured wedding destinations include:
Couples planning their wedding event with the City of Duluth can take advantage of virtual online tours and maps that detail the locations’ geography. The administration is available to assist couples with choosing the perfect place to hold their once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
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Cassandre M. · Married on 05/04/2019
Boy did we luck out..
We had our wedding planned early May, when their booking was not open. They opened booking for us so that we could book it and were quick to respond and very flexible.Sent on 09/23/2019
We lucked out with gorgeous weather (only nice day in a 2 week span and it snowed 3 days later) and even being "off season" the area was well groomed and beautiful.
Duluth Parks & Recreation's reply:Thanks so much for your review, Cassandre! We are so thrilled that The Rose Garden was the perfect venue for your special day and that you had an absolutely gorgeous day in early May to get married!!
Laura B. · Married on 07/15/2018
Stunning Gazebo for Ceremony & Gorgeous for Reception
This was the perfect place for our wedding! We got a half day permit for cheap and held a Sunday wedding.Sent on 11/30/2018
Our ceremony was under the Gazebo: it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! We had some of the most stunning photos with Lake Superior in the background. Had there been rainy weather, we would have been fine under the Gazebo. I was a bit worried random people would walk in on it, but the garden visitors were very respectful.
Afterwards, our reception was in the park to the right of the Japanese Garden. It was the perfect place! We had yard games and rented tables and chairs. The garden itself is so beautiful and well kept, you hardly need to decorate.
The Park Staff were incredibly helpful while getting our permit and the days leading up to the wedding. We also go a refundable canopy permit from the park, which we didn't need as the weather was great. I'd suggest getting the permit at least a half a year out, the park books up with celebrations and weddings.
Duluth Parks & Recreation's reply:Laura,
Heather M. · Married on 06/22/2018
Beautiful Wedding place
From our first date, getting engaged at Brighton Beach we knew we would be married there. The weather for June was cold but nothing was going to stop us on our special day. The sky cleared and the lake was welcoming. With our family and closest friends made this day amazing. Brighton Beach will always be apart of us every year.Sent on 06/06/2019
Duluth Parks & Recreation's reply:Dear Heather,
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