City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation

411 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802 Map · Phone number
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About City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation

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:

  • Chambers Grove
  • Chester Bowl Park
  • Endion Station Plaza
  • Leif Erickson Park
  • Lester Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • Sister Cities Park

Services Offered

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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Leif Erickson Park
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City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation
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In the great outdoors
In the great outdoors
The happy couple
The happy couple
Enger Park Pavilion
Enger Park Pavilion
Brighton Beach gazebo
Brighton Beach gazebo
Overlooking Lake Superior
Overlooking Lake Superior
The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden
Leif Erickson Park
Leif Erickson Park
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3 Reviews for City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Cassandre

    Cassandre Morse · Married on 05/04/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    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.
    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.

    Sent on 09/23/2019

    City of Duluth - Parks and 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!!

    It was our pleasure to work with you and we wish you all the best as you and your husband begin your lives together.

    All my best,
    Kate
  • Laura

    Laura Berg · Married on 07/15/2018

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    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
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    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.

    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.

    Sent on 11/30/2018

    City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation's reply:

    Laura,

    Thanks so much for your review! We are so thrilled that Enger Park was the perfect venue for your special day and that your wedding and reception was everything you hoped for.

    It was our pleasure to work with you and we wish you all the best as you and your husband begin your lives together.

    Warmly,
    Katie
  • Heather

    Heather Marino · Married on 06/22/2018

    4.6
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    • Professionalism:
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    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

    City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation's reply:

    Dear Heather,

    Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that Brighton Beach served as the perfect backdrop for your special day! Thanks so much for sharing your story with us and choosing Brighton Beach for your wedding ceremony.

    Best wishes for a wonderful life together!

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City of Duluth - Parks and Recreation 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Parking
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    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)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    15
  • Describe your venue:
    Beach
    Park
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Event Rentals
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail Reception
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    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

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