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Historic B&B — Romantic Weddings — Memorable Events

Imagine an airy spring garden wedding among blooming flowers and apple trees or a romantic winter celebration by roaring fireplaces.  At The Outing Lodge everything can happen at one location: rehearsal dinner, ceremony, receiving line and reception, dance, lodging, gift opening and more... Invite your guests to an elegant country outing, close to nature and to the way life has always been. 

The Outing Lodge has a long standing reputation for culinary excellence. Our event planners will help you customize your menu to make it a high point of the event.  Our European-style estate, with 9 unique bedrooms, is set on a wooded 350-acre park minutes away from historic Stillwater, in the beautiful Saint Croix River valley.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Minneapolis

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9 Reviews for Outing Lodge

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This place is just the one for us! It is quaint and beautifully located in Stillwater. The interiors are so beautifully decorated and Carlota and Sofie were so flexible and worked with us from the beginning. The cake is out of the world, so yummy and delicious. The gardens,apple trees and friendly lab-Choco gave us the chance to have our beautiful wedding.

Profile Picture sree, 9/16/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Indoor, Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Parking, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables

The Outing Lodge has so much natural beauty. It was the perfect setting for our simple but very special day. We took our wedding photos in the forest behind the lodge that couldn't of been more beautiful. It will always have happy memories of that day. We do have some warnings about the Outing Lodge. Our wedding planning was smooth sailing and very flexible until our first wedding coordinator left the lodge for personal reasons (they seem to have a high turnover of coordinators). It is hard to write a negative review about a place that gave us a beautiful wedding day, but our experience with one of the owners was not very positive and she caused both of us quite a bit of stress. She wouldn't allow us to use our friend’s tent company (that works with their vendor, Apres, but was half the cost). We were required to use a more expensive tent vendor that, the evening before our wedding, delivered a tent that was too small to fit all of our guests comfortably. We were also charged for extra guests because they had to set up a special table inside for some family members with disabilities – even though no extra guests came. We pleaded that this was unfair, and that we had guests who were unable to make the wedding at the last minute and no additional guests in attendance. We had repeated issues with misleading or hidden fees and charges on the invoices we received, which were changing throughout the weeks up to the wedding. We would also recommend getting an itemized bar tab and having someone keep close tabs on the bar, because some of our family members said they were being overcharged and that the bar menu was being mismanaged. In the end, we were unfairly charged for several things, and would insist on a very specific protocol if we were ever to use the Outing Lodge again. In particular, we would want all forms of communication to go to the same ppl and we would ask for clearer, itemized invoices that explicitly note all changes and all fees.

Profile Picture Shannon, 8/22/15, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Event Planning

The Outing Lodge felt like home. It is truly a gem of a space filled with really lovely people who take the business of weddings to heart. We really enjoyed our experience, from the beginning with Outing Lodge. Our wedding planner handled the details of our wedding with care, and advocated for our desires on the details of the day.

My only critiques were of the food at the reception as well as the general up-keep of the property.

The food was one of the most important things to me and we wanted to do something a little out of the box. We were assured that this was a possible and workable situation, but were disappointed at the lack of communication with the chef in this process as well as the end product of one of the dishes served at the reception.

As to the up-keep of the property. We had our wedding outdoors and were assured that the construction of a home on the property would be cleaned up by the time of our wedding. Unfortunately this wasn't done to the level we hoped for.

Other than that, we were very happy with the location as well as the service we received at the Outing Lodge and plan on returning often. They helped to make our wedding everything we hoped for and something we'll never forget!

Profile Picture User2228291, 2+ years ago, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Outing Lodge Pricing

Outing Lodge Price Rates

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $800.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $800.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,800.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,500.00

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Historic, Inn/B&B, Mansion
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
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All Inclusive Packages
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Chair Covers
Tent Accessories
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access


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Professional Network & Endorsements

They are great to work with.

Beautiful, Delicious, Intimate, Perfect!

Class Act has played her many times over the years and they consistently do a great job. They have been recommending us to their clients because we can do the ceremony including officiant and reception dance to the highest of standards.

I have had the pleasure to work out at the Lodge for a few weddings. It is a beautiful unique venue and the hosts are a joy to work with . A gorgeous backdrop for a unique wedding !


11661 Myeron road , Stillwater, MN 55082   See On Map
651-439-9747 (phone)