Hope Glen Farm is a vintage barn wedding venue based in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Originally built in 1860, this is the perfect location for couples who are looking for a place with history and country charm. Since the 1860s, the original barn buildings have been restored to create a memorable and one-of-a-kind wedding venue.
Facilities and Capacities
Surrounded by 500 acres of Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, Hope Glen Farm has plenty of scenic views to offer. There are both indoor and outdoor areas of the venue so couples can enjoy the best of both worlds. With the ability to host up to 300 guests, you can have all of your friends and family in attendance. The barn offers a traditional rustic atmosphere that will spark the romance of your special day. The grounds offer many picturesque locations including an arched tree with a chandelier that can double as the location of your ceremony. In case of rain, The Pavilion can provide plenty of shelter. Unique features such as a real wood fire pit for s'mores and fire boxes add to the ambience that will leave an impression on your guests.
Hope Glen Farm has a number of services available for your big day. A pet friendly venue, you can have your furry partners-in-crime in attendance for the festivities. The property will also take care of the setup and cleanup of your wedding so all you have to do is show up and celebrate. Other services to consider include the following:
While their accommodations are limited, they are one of the stand out features of the venue. The Honeymoon Suite Treehouse is a suite quite literally built in a 150 year old Burr White Oak tree. The interior offers a rustic-meets-luxury style with wood paneling on the ceiling and walls, a fireplace, and a jacuzzi tub among other features. The Corn Crib Cottage Suite was built in 1940. Since then it has been renovated to have a fireplace, jacuzzi, grand staircase, and full kitchen. This suite has a warm and cozy setting.
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Stephanie · Married on 08/08/2014
My rave reviews of Hope Glen Farm are never ending. The venue is absolutely stunning and the owners are wonderful to work with. My family flew in from California for the wedding and when they heard the reception was at a farm some of them were honestly a little skeptical. However, by the end of the night, even the most skeptical guest (my Uncle) said it was the best wedding he'd ever been to because of the beauty of Hope Glen Farm. Sitting in the Pavilion during dinner, looking at the beautiful cafe lights above and leading into the barn was truly breathtaking. Our guests with children also loved Hope Glen Farm because their kids had tons of space to play and run around. It wasn't like a normal venue where they are indoors and locked in their seat. We loved how the barn connected to the cocktail/bar area. Whether guests preferred to be at the bar or on the dance floor, with the barn doors open, it felt like everyone was together.Sent on 09/03/2014
I could literally go on forever about the "amazingness" of Hope Glen Farm. I feel truly blessed for having the opportunity to have our reception at the farm. As many of our guests told us, we "set the new bar for wedding standards, and that bar is extremely high."
Amanda Kile · Married on 10/07/2018
Truly thee BEST day or our lives, thanks to them!
Hope Glen was actually the very first wedding venue my now husband and I looked at, needless to say we fell in love immediately and left there with a wedding date set! Michael and Paula the owners at Hope Glen are some of the sweetest people we have ever met, and have had the privilege of getting to know. They are constantly working on the grounds and updating to cater to everyones needs/wants, even their goats :) We got lucky enough to meet Eryka their personal day of coordinator shortly after they hired her. She is a MUST. I have never met someone with such a passion for weddings and making sure she takes care of everything you could possibly need leading up to your special day as well as thee entire day of. Not to mention how many decorations she has brought in that you can use and she will set up however you would like! They basically have their own little Hobby Lobby with the amount of stuff they have for you to choose from! Our wedding day 10/7/18 was everything I have dreamed about and more. I look back at pictures and am still blown away by the detail and beauty this venue entails. All of our guests were speechless and in awe, I can't even begin to count thee amount of complements we have received days and now weeks since our perfect day. The Treehouse Suit was such a special way to end the night as finally husband and wife, it is such a cozy place to relax after many months of planning and a long wedding weekend! We plan on returning to the treehouse for anniversaries to come or even just little get aways. I can't imagine not having our wedding at Hope Glen and wouldn't have changed a single thing. We are beyond Thankful for Michael, Paula, Eryka and all of their preferred vendors! If we could go back and relive our wedding day, we would do it a million times over!Sent on 10/28/2018
Nancy · Married on 09/14/2018
Perfect,.......In one word, PERFECT. our family can sum up our experience at Hope Glen Historic Farm! This venue is world-class and Eryka is a professional in every sense of the word!. Michael and Paula are charming and care about their clients as if they are are their own children getting married. Our daughter, initially, wanted a small wedding, but after seeing Hope Glen was convinced she needed to "fill the place" with guests! We had 215 guests seated very comfortably for dinner and all came for the beautiful outdoor ceremony and stayed until the end of the dance. Everyone raved about the setting, ambiance, and service! We highly recommend this venue with all it'swonderful amenities!Sent on 09/24/2018
Historic Hope Glen is a beautiful setting for your rustic outdoor wedding. Not only that, but the staff is reliable, warm kind, and ethical, and give you excellent value. There also isn't a problem with inclement weather. Their beautiful pavilion will accommodate you as well.
Everything about Hope Glen Farm is beautiful! It's such an easy location for a photographer to find fantastic photo spots. The owners of the Farm are wonderful people and so incredibly easy to work with too!
Historic Hope Glen Farm is one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL farm venues in the twin cities area. Not only do they have a truly amazing space for couples to utilize and personalize the way they need, they are also VERY flexible to work with. Michael and Paula have a true grace and understanding of what brides need on their wedding day and are able to offer the absolute BEST to every single client that walks onto their property. Simply Elegant has the pleasure of working with them often and our whole staff gets SO EXCITED when we are able to be a part of the perfection that is Hope Glen Farm!