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Price range: $3,000 - $5,500 Price range: $2,500 - $4,000
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The rustic beauty of nature encircles The Woods wedding venue in Brainerd, Minnesota. A unique outdoor wedding venue tucked within Minnesota’s woodland offers a full-service wedding experience for couples and their guests. Beyond the ceremony and reception amenities, lodging and transportation make for a beautiful, accessible and stress-free experience.

Facilities and Capacity
The unique quality of the outdoor ceremony structure and area highlight The Woods as a classic and rustic-chic wedding venue. Nature surrounds the outdoor wedding area, offering intimate seclusion and a lush natural backdrop. Following the ceremony, walk to the reception and enter the reception hall through a rustic barn door. The event hall seats 300 guests for dining, dancing and general celebration. The full-service nature of this venue includes lodging options for couples and their guests. Choose from a guest cottage, A-Frame, and 13-room hotel for lodging needs. An outdoor patio that houses four fireplaces and a game area further exemplifies the unique and inclusive atmosphere of The Woods wedding venue.

Services Offered
The Woods provides services beyond the day of the wedding, including lodging, transportation and an on-site restaurant and bar. Couples can also choose to host their engagement party, bridal shower and rehearsal dinner at the venue. Both an on-site wedding planner and chef add to the stress-free planning and day-of event implementation. The Woods provides an on-site shuttle service and golf cart rental for easy and accessible transportation. Event services included within this venue are:

  • Accommodations
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet

Couples who choose to work with the event coordinator at The Woods also have access to a full-service restaurant and expansive catering options. Options for cuisine include buffet style, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, servers and tasting stations. In addition, the venue can accommodate food selections for a cocktail reception and welcome couples bringing in an outside cake. The flexibility between dining options adds to the full-service accommodations the venue provides.

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Reviews of Gather on 3 Event Center at The Woods

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97% recommend it
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Brittney F. Sent on 09/24/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The Woods Catering

The Sevice was awesome and the food was phenomenal and we got so many compliments! Becky was great to work with and we would highly recommend them to anyone!
Pj Overvold Sent on 10/30/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect location and venue.

We attended a wedding a few weeks ago at The Woods Gather on 3 Event Center and it was beautiful! Ever detail was handled perfectly, the newly remodeled event center is gorgeous! The out door ceremony site is nestled in the woods and very romantic. A perfect setting for a wedding. Food and service outstanding, it was a perfect place for a wedding.
Penny B. Sent on 10/30/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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Attended a wedding at The Woods . It was so much fun. Perfect venue, great food and staff.
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Abby Pelowski
Abby Pelowski
Sales & Marketing Director


My name is Abby. I am the sales and marketing director here at Gather On 3 at The Woods, and I am lucky enough to work alongside some incredible wedding/event coordinators who help make your dream wedding day become a reality. Please feel free to contact me for anything you may need at 218-822-4330 or I cannot wait to lead you through a tour, answer any and all questions, and assist you in your special day.


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