Lutsen Resort is a classic beach wedding venue located in Lutsen, Minnesota. Founded in 1885, it's the most historic resort in Minnesota and will give you the destination wedding you've envisioned without the hassle of passports and airfare. Let them create your dream wedding with their incredible service.
Facilities and Capacities
Lutsen Resort has seven event spaces available. With Lake Superior as the backdrop, the historic resort offers plenty of picturesque locations. For those looking to have an outdoor ceremony, their Lakeside Lawn is perfect for just that. This ceremony site offers a stunning backdrop and plenty of space for your friends and family. Couples who are looking to have their wedding indoors can opt for the Superior Ballroom. Hosting up to 175 guests, the Ballroom is also ideal for a night of dancing.
From setup to cleanup, Lutsen Resort can help you from start to finish on your special day. Their event planning staff will assist you in customizing your day down to every last minute detail. Event rentals such as arches, ceiling decor and centerpieces can be provided. Additional services to consider are:
Lutsen Resort offers catering for your big day. Hors d'oeuvres, family style and buffet serving styles are available. They can meet various dietary needs, such as gluten-free and vegetarian options. S'mores and assorted cheesecakes are two of the dessert alternatives they can create, in place of or in addition to a traditional wedding cake.
Lutsen Resort offers plenty of lodging options. Their Lutsen Lodge provides a Scandinavian ambience with hand-hewn beams and stone fireplaces. If you're looking for a more secluded option, the Poplar River Condos offer luxury in an intimate setting with whirlpools, gas fireplaces and a private deck or patio. Additional accommodations, such as cabins or townhomes, are also available.
The Event Coordinators at Lutsen Resort are there to help you plan the event and answer questions from day one. They will even be there on your wedding day working behind the scenes on your behalf. Bartending services can also be provided at this one-of-a-kind venue.
51 Reviews for Lutsen Resort
Recommended by 97% of couples
27 User photos
JORDAN · Married on 02/08/2020
Lutsen Resort is what wedding dreams are made of!
Lutsen Resort has it ALL! After spending many Thanksgivings and weekends away at Lutsen Resort I just knew it was the place for our wedding. If you're looking for an unforgettable location, amazing views, PLENTY of things for your guests to do, delicious food and true northern charm then Lutsen Resort is your wedding venue!Sent on 02/19/2020
Our friends and family loved the different lodging options, the pool, game room, pub, lobby and ice rink along with all of the beautiful property to explore!
We had 115 people total at our wedding but the general feel you have while at Lutsen resort makes things feel so much more intimate! Our rehearsal dinner was in the nelson suite which is such an amazing event space with beautiful lake superior views! We even used it as a getting ready space for the girls in the morning and it was an awesome amenity to have through out the wedding day to take photos, relax, charge phones + touch up hair and make up. We had our ceremony in the superior ballroom and got to decorate it just the way we liked, They also have a great music/AV system that made everything super easy. Our officiant ran music off of our phone hooked up to the sound system and no one ever knew! All the music was cued right at the perfect time! Pictures were all over the place outside and turned out to be breathtaking! You can't find better back drops for pictures than the porch/bridge/beach/ rocks/poplar river! Dinner in the dining room was phenomenal, They serve family style so everyone is fed at the same time, no one has to wait in lines and you get to eat as much as you would like. Food it 5 stars! The dining room has gorgeous lake front views and everything about the space is stunning and comfortable. Our reception was back in the ballroom where we had the funnest night of our life's! The music/AV set up Lutsen has saved us SO much money because we didn't need a DJ. We made all our playlists and had 2 family members control it and MC for the night, we had all the music we wanted and the dance floor was never empty! The balcony level is also such a treat to have too :)
Wedding planning was so fun and easy with the help of our amazing wedding coordinator, Sine. Sine was so bubbly and helpful and was always there when we needed her, via email, phone or in person! She's a gem :) The entire Lutsen resort staff is so friendly and warm and will do what ever it takes to make sure you're pleased. Lutsen truly went above and beyond to make our dreams come true...
We are so sad the wedding is over because it was the funnest, easiest day we could of dreamed of all thanks to Lutsen resort! We are so happy to be married though and will for sure be back every year to celebrate our anniversary!
Thanks Lutsen Resort :)
Julie Bauch · Married on 11/08/2019
They made our wedding experience absolutely lovely!
Accommodated all of our unique needs.Sent on 11/04/2019
Made exceptions of their default to give us the experience we were looking for.
Kind, friendly, and responsive to our concerns.
Very helpful day-of.
Food was great.
Atmosphere was stunning.
Coordinated with our musicians, photographer, florist, and baker really well.
We loved our experience! We highly recommend this venue.
Nate Kuzmeski · Married on 10/25/2019
Amazing, unique, and 100% worth the drive
With a large majority of our guests flying in from other parts of the country, we wanted to give them a wedding they, and of course we, wouldn't forget and Sine P. and the folks at the Lutsen Resort definitely delivered! The lakeside ceremony site, the beautiful rustic dining room and ball room, and the views off over the lake made it for a magical long weekend getaway for us as well as everyone involved. We recommend going to their wedding weekend event to try the food and meet with vendors they have worked with because it made planning the details and coordinating the big day such a breeze. You do have to use their kitchen and alcohol selection so that might be a negative if you want to shop for deals but trust us, you will not be disappointed in any of the meal, sides, or app options they have (we went with the lamb and London broil beef with wild rice, mashed potatoes, and green beans). Our coordinator, Sine, and her team was always responsive and quick to answer any questions we had even during the height of the wedding season and went above and beyond the day of to help things move along. If you love to hike and be in nature, there is plenty to do around the resort and in the nearby towns for you and your guests to enjoy. We definitely plan on going back to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and maybe we will see them setting up for your wedding!Sent on 11/01/2019
Lutsen Resort is a sublime venue for a North Shore wedding! From the breathtaking shoreline to top notch food and service, you cannot go wrong at Lutsen. We've done many, many gorgeous weddings at this venue and we look forward to continuing to partner with Lutsen on many more to come!
What better praise can we give for Lutsen Resort other then, we got married there too!
A fantastic histrical site to host your wedding at. Phenominal views, great food and a exceptional staff and wedding program.