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Grand View Lodge

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Up to 350 guests

Offering you a beautiful and unforgettable atmosphere for your Minnesota destination wedding, Grand View Lodge is the perfect place to say “I do”. The Historic Grand View Lodge offers a variety of ceremony and reception venues, luxury accommodations, casual-to-elegant dining, 45 holes of championship golf, 9 holes of leisure golf, on-site Glacial Waters Spa, 2500 feet of sandy beach on beautiful Gull and Roy Lake, tennis courts, and a new recreation facility ‘North Park’ which features an indoor and outdoor pool area, fitness center, yoga studio, and more.

Facilities and Capacities
From small, intimate parties to large, grand affairs - Grand View Lodge offers you a variety of unforgettable indoor and outdoor venues for your special day. Envision yourself walking down their iconic stone Grand Staircase - the lake in sight and the Historic Main Lodge in the background, surrounded by towering pines and your loved ones. The Chapel opens to a vaulted ceiling with a gorgeous stained-glass window at the peak. A very quaint space which can accommodate up to 80 guests. The Gull Lake Center presents an elegant location for ceremonies and receptions. Celebrate with a spectacular reception for up to 400 guests in the Grand Ballroom. Located in the Historic Main Lodge, the Heritage Room provides a charming location for your special day. Enjoy your first dance under the stars, as the great skylight opens up to the beautiful night sky. This space can occupy 140 guests. A classic and rustic option, located next to the Historic Main Lodge, the Norway Center offers an expansive yet nostalgic space featuring vaulted ceilings; perfect for your up-north wedding. This space can accommodate up to 220 guests. With a warm atmosphere and rich decor, Headwaters Private Dining is the ideal location for a private group dinner and smaller wedding parties. This space provides an intimate setting for up to 50 guests. The new hotel North, provides a conference center, Discover which is perfect for a smaller wedding. This space provides the ideal reception space for up to 100 guests.

Services Offered
Our professional wedding planners will work with you to select the perfect Grand View options to make your dream wedding a reality. Our services include site selection and accommodations, scheduling, catering, and coordinating your reception needs. We can also assist in selecting vendors for all your wedding needs including your photographer, entertainment, floral design and other details to make your day perfect. Any size, any season—your most memorable day of a lifetime awaits.

Cuisine
The culinary team at Grand View is eager to provide food with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients for your wedding celebration. From hors d'oeuvres and salads to entrees and desserts, they are passionate about making your wedding unforgettable. Grand View offers a range of full-service cuisine options, including rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, buffet style dinners, formal sit-downs, and more. Their executive chef and wine experts will work with their wedding planning team to create a dining experience that embodies your culinary vision.

Accommodations
With a wide variety of lodging options - from hotel rooms in the Historic Main Lodge and the new North boutique hotel to honeymoon cabins on the lake to luxury townhouses and fairway residences - you and your guests will enjoy a comfortable, relaxing stay before, during, and after your wedding celebration. Ideal as a destination wedding, Grand View can accommodate wedding parties in multiple units, or in larger reunion cabins. A variety of scenic views, including the lake, forest, and golf courses, are sure to please guests from near and far. The majority of their accommodations are within easy walking distance to resort amenities, including restaurants, fitness center, Glacial Waters Spa, golf courses, gift shops, tennis courts, the beach, and pool with hot tubs and water slide.

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?

$800

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

$300

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

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

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club
Historic Building
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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
Bar Services
Event Planner
Wifi

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

16 Reviews

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Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Kayla K. Married on 09/22/2018
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    Dream venue!

    Wow. We were blown away by everything from Grand View.

    Throughout the whole planning process Becky & Jaci were so kind, professional, organized and prompt. I know it's their job to help couples plan a wedding, but they go above and beyond and you can tell they truly care about making your day the best experience for you and your guests. We are so grateful for all they did for us!

    The property is obviously gorgeous as were all the spaces we used during our weekend. We had a small wedding of 55 guests. We had the ceremony outside at the Grand Staircase which is so beautiful. However, their new Chapel that can be used as a backup location if weather doesn't cooperate looks awesome as well!

    We had our cocktail hour outside on the lower terrace of the main lodge which we LOVED. We were able to rent yard games for our guests to play, the bar was set up outside and there was a nice fireplace as well.

    Our dinner/reception was held in the Headwaters Dining room in the lower level of the main lodge. What a perfect space this is for a smaller group. Very elegant and intimate feeling. The staff and food were also awesome! We did all of our catering (including dessert and late night food) through Grand View.

    Honestly, I feel so lucky we were able to have our wedding here. It was so fun having our friends and family stay for the weekend and everything exceeded our expectations. Even though we had a smaller wedding, we were treated amazingly throughout everything. If you are considering GVL for your wedding - you will be so happy with your decision to work with them!
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    Brynn Married on 07/22/2017
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    We had an excellent experience working with GVL for our wedding. We faced the extra challenge of planning our wedding from afar, but the GVL team made it easy for us to organize everything from our rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception. They also proactively coordinated with our other vendors to ensure that everything was in place and went smoothly on the big day. The team is very friendly and professional, and we enjoyed working with them. Also, as a venue GVL is beautiful, particularly in the summer time. The perfect place for a summer wedding!
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    Joe Married on 01/21/2017
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    We could not be more happy with our decision to celebrate our day at Grand View Lodge! The staff was amazing and very helpful in planning all the details. A special thank you to Becky who was our main contact. She was able to walk us through all of the decisions and details and had great suggestions too. We even decided to make a very last minute change in ceremony location that she handled, allowing us to relax and enjoy our day. The food was absolutely delicious! We received numerous compliments from our guests about the venue and food. If you're searching for that place and reading this review, this is our recommendation. Plan a weekend trip to Grand View Lodge and see for yourself. Stay in one of the many lodging options, eat at the restaurants, and if you can, schedule a meeting with one of their wedding planning staff members. It is even a great place to consider if you are planning your day during the off season. We wish those looking the best of luck in their venue search and hope that you will consider GVL.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ariel & Josh
    45 photos · 07/20/2019
  • Jenna & Sean
    27 photos · 10/13/2018
  • Stephanie & Jon
    31 photos · 06/06/2009

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23521 Nokomis Ave Nisswa, Minnesota, 56468
8668012951
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Grand View Lodge frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Grand View Lodge in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Grand View Lodge for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Historic Building
  • Resort

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Grand View Lodge for wedding events?

Grand View Lodge offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Grand View Lodge offer?

Grand View Lodge offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Grand View Lodge offer for wedding events?

Grand View Lodge offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Event Planner
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Grand View Lodge and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Grand View Lodge is recommended by 75% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value, 4.5 in average response time and 4.4 in flexibility.

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