Skip to main content
Weddings
This venue is popular with couples. Start a conversation

Pricing information

Reception
$4,500 starting price
Ceremony
$4,500 starting price
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Ceremony
$4,500 starting price

Do you want more pricing details?

About

On WeddingWire since 2017

Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions is a campsite with a barn and banquet hall for couples’ weddings in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area. This outdoorsy and rustic venue offers two indoor spaces with the option of hosting an outdoor wedding ceremony. This venue can be found in Menomonie, Wisconsin, approximately one hour and 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 400 guests to their wedding at Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions. On this 360-acre estate, couples have many options for outdoor ceremonies. The most popular is the Grandview Point Ceremony. Couples can marry on an overlook with a view of treetops and rolling landscape in the distance. Surrounding this overlook are a few mature trees and plenty of open grassy space. The space itself is paved with a low railing and a few columns. White chairs can be set up on the grass to form an aisle for couples, as the sun sets behind them on their wedding day. From there, couples can choose to host their reception in the Rustic Oaks venue or the Legacy Barn. The Rustic Oaks venue is a pavilion-style building of natural wood, with two walls and two open sides. A roof with criss-crossing wooden beams protects couples and guests from rain and other unpleasant weather elements. The floor is paved with concrete and expands out from under the roof, making a perfect location for a cocktail hour or for venue overflow. The Legacy Barn Reception Building is a large white wooden building, painted to add modern class and elegance to this country venue. The Reception Building has three walls and one missing, with just support beams in its place, giving couples and guests a great view of their scenic surroundings.

Services Offered
Plenty of accommodating services await couples at this rustic barn venue. There is a bridal suite where couples can join members of their wedding party in getting ready for their big day. Couples can relax while they get ready, knowing that the event planning assistance offered by the professional staff members is paying off. These staff members also help with setup and clean up on the wedding day itself. Other services offered by this venue include:

  • Accommodations
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly


Cuisine
This venue’s catering service includes a range of tasty dishes for a wedding reception. Couples can decide on menu items at a private tasting before the wedding day arrives. Catering can be served in the following styles:

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


Accommodation
Camping and RV's are allowed on both venues. Hotels are just a short 6 miles away.

Other Services
Couples can use this venue for a ceremony and reception, but also a bridal shower, engagement party or rehearsal dinner. No matter the occasion, they will find event items available for their big day that include:

  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chair covers
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Tables

Frequently asked questions

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?

$4,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

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?

$4,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$4,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Barn
Campsite/Cabin
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Linens

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?

May
June
July
August
September
October
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor

Reviews of Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions

4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
32 Reviews
94% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Review summary

Powered by AI

The reviewers highly recommend the venue for weddings. They praise the helpfulness and professionalism of the staff, particularly Teresa and Bruce. The venue is described as beautiful, with natural beauty and picturesque surroundings. The pricing is within budget and the communication and organization of the staff create a stress-free environment. Overall, the experience at the venue is described as perfect and the accommodations provided are appreciated.

Review summary

Powered by AI
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The reviewers highly recommend the venue for weddings. They praise the helpfulness and professionalism of the staff, particularly Teresa and Bruce. The venue is described as beautiful, with natural beauty and picturesque surroundings. The pricing is within budget and the communication and organization of the staff create a stress-free environment. Overall, the experience at the venue is described as perfect and the accommodations provided are appreciated.

Weddingwire
4.7/5 32 reviews
Google
4.6/5 47 reviews
Zach
Zach B. Sent on 05/17/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing. Cannot recommend enough!!

CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE ENOUGH. Teresa and Bruce are amazing. Literally brought our day together. They do all the little things that a bride and groom don’t want to worry about on wedding day. The venue is beautiful. Great that the ceremony is in a barn. Then the reception is in the building right below. Their staff is super helpful and professional. You can really tell they’ve been doing this a long time and love it. They stayed all night to ensure everything was running smoothly. Some of the accommodations they offer (for little to no fee) are things I have never seen or heard of another venue doing. This place is every thing you need/want and more.
Chelsea
Chelsea H. Sent on 12/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Legacy Barn

I couldn't recommend this venue enough. We had a somewhat short engagement, only about eight months, and they were with us through it all. The pricing was right in our budget, the food tasted delicious, and they were there for us throughout the entire process.
What I loved most about the venue wasn't just the look of the entire place, but that you were able to use the decorations that they already had, and boy did they have a lot. It helped relieve a lot of stress on us and also kept us within our budget. The communication was spot on and the staff made sure that they had points of contact other than myself and my husband throughout the night, which created such a stress-free environment.
R
Rose H. Sent on 06/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded our expectations!

We had our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration at the Legacy Barn of Emerald Ridge Wedding and Reception. From beginning of the process to the actual event, it was a pleasure to work with Teresa and her team and we knew we were in good hands. They were attentive, insightful and caring in helping us plan our special day. During the set up and our event, the team was a pleasure to work with, had great communication and made the event run smoothly.

We received so many compliments on the event site and the delicious lunch that was served. We are so happy to have partner with Emerald Ridge. Our event turned out exactly as we envisioned.

illustration message bubble

Are you interested?

Message vendor

Awards

32
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

Zach & Shandi
19 photos · 10/06/2018
Jordana & Gene
20 photos · 09/08/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Right Way Shuttle Right Way Shuttle Wedding Limos

Emerald Ridge is a great venue with many options available to couples which are all equally beautiful! This venue offers gorgeous views of the scenic countryside landscape that surrounds it! The owners are an absolute pleasure to work with!

Dave DeVille Entertainment Dave DeVille Entertainment Wedding DJs

Teresa & Bruce have created a wonderful event space for celebrations. Dave DeVille Entertainment has had the pleasure of playing their venue for thousands of guests. If you're looking for a rustic type venue with all the amenities of a modern place, you should consider Emerald Ridge.

Eyenoticed - Abby & Adam photo Eyenoticed - Abby & Adam photo Wedding Photographers

We have photographed two wedding here. One in September 2016, and one in July 2017. Both times we have witnessed the generousity, hospitality, help, kindness, and hard working spirits of Teresa and Bruce. They give everything they have and more to making days of marriage as special as possible for the bride, grooms, families, friends, vendors, and everyone involved. Thank you staff at Emerald Ridge Outdoor Weddings for being over-the-top-incredible. Your location is one of our favorite wedding photography venues. The possibilities for for golden hour, sunset, incredible-jaw-dropping-views, forest, outdoor ceremony, bokeh/lights-sparking-behind-you-reception-shots, and more are endless. We can not wait to photograph here again!

Map

illustration visit

Would you like to visit?

Request a visit

Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions frequently asked questions

Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions includes:
  • Open Bar
The space offered by Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Garden
Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
Emerald Ridge Weddings & Receptions is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in professionalism.

Other vendors in Minneapolis for your wedding

Wedding Venues

Responds within 24 hours