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About Pine Peaks Event Center

Destination Wedding Resort


Wedding Reception Venue with Beautiful Outdoor Ceremonies.

Pine Peaks Event Center is a very private Country Estate close to Crosslake Minnesota and in the Brainerd Lakes area.

This is what we offer you  - please scroll down the page to the first video of the Retreat House

·         A no rush 3-4 day wedding extravaganza experience at our Country Estate

1.       Set up on Thursday and Friday with an early check into the Retreat House and Event Center

2.       Friday Rehearsal dinner prepared by you or by the caterer of your choice

3.       No mandatory close time for the wedding reception

4.       No clean up at all.  We do that for you.

5.       Check out anytime on Monday at your leisure.

6.       No hidden or extra charges


Our Retreat House – on-site lodging

Rented by the Bride and Groom and typically for the wedding party and/or friends and family.  The capacity is 20 plus guests.  This lodge is very impressive with three levels and over 5,000 square feet of living space.

Complete with a beautiful Master Suite with a fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, double shower, and a two-chair hair and makeup salon.

The Retreat House is managed and maintained by our Hotel Pine Peaks Lodge and Suites and is complete with bedding, towels, and toiletries.  The Kitchen is fully supplied to cook, and the house has WiFi and Directv with all of the sports, movie and music channels.  A giant 65” 4K TV in the main living area.

Supplied with two Weber Grills and a wood fired sauna in a separate building.


Our Event Center – 300 guest capacity

Fireside Room – Wood fired fireplace and Italian Pizza Oven for gifts tables, candy table appetizer tables and more. 

Bar – Located adjacent to the Fireside Room

Reception Hall – Capacity 220 with a Head Table for 18 on a stage.  Complete with ceiling decorations and an 180” drop down projector for slide shows

VIP Room -  Extra seating for 16 or can be used as a photo booth room or dessert room

Buffet Room – This is a very high capacity room to get your guests through the buffet line ASAP

Prep-Kitchen – Next to the Buffet Room and used by our Caterer after 4:30 PM on Saturday.  Yours to use on the days before.

To be used by the Wedding Party for Rehearsal Dinner preparation.

Buy flowers at Costco or Sam’s Club and cut and arrange them using our vases and store in our commercial refrigerators

Supply your desserts by making, baking or buying.  Plate and store in our prep kitchen.

Pavilion – Plan B in case of bad weather that would prevent an outside wedding ceremony.

Four Season Pavilion for use year around for Rehearsal Dinners

Reception Area Overflow to expand our capacity to 300 guests’ year around.

Outside Motorhome and RV parking at no charge. 

Five RV parking pads with sewer hook-ups, power, and water for your guests

Tent spots as well with a bathroom and shower in the Event Center.

Beautiful outdoor gardens for a wedding ceremony

Complete sound system run for you for a wedding ceremony

Three colors of chair covers and linens, black, white, and ivory

24 colors of chair sashes and table runners in organza

Thousands of dollars in beautiful decorations free for your use in the Treasure chest room


Pine Peaks Lodge and Suites - for your wedding guests

  • A beautiful 38 room boutique hotel in downtown Crosslake – six miles from The Event Center
  • Complete with a pool and hot tub.
  • Up to 28 rooms are automatically reserved for your out of town wedding guests
  • They would receive a 10% seasonal discount plus a complimentary breakfast at the restaurant next door.
  • Local Shuttle Service is available for hire.



Maucieri’s Catering

A local award winning Restaurant and Wedding Caterer to host your wedding reception meal and bar at Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center.

  1. The only time Maucieri’s is required is on Saturday after the Ceremony for your Reception Meal and Bar.
  2. The Reception Feast is served on China with Silverware, Stemware, and napkins and complete with staff
  3. Ten complimentary pizzas baked in our wood fired pizza oven as a late night snake for your wedding guests
  4. They close down at 12 Midnight, and you can party all night on your own.



  The grounds at Pine Peaks are beautiful with many photos opportunities for the wedding party

1.       Several beautiful areas for outdoor wedding ceremonies

2.       Landscaped grounds with a running stream and fountain pool with Koi

3.       Ten-acre tree farm

4.       Forty acres of field corn in season – June through October

5.       Large grass areas for yard games and more. 


·         Other amenities offer free of charge by Pine Peaks Wedding Venue

1.       Two Weber gas grills and propane for grilling

2.       A professional eight burner gas grill and propane for Rehearsal Dinners

3.       Two “Volcano style” Patio Heaters on our patio for your reception

4.       A large fire pit complete with log benches for use all weekend plus use for a s’mores bar for your Reception

5.        300 plus white resin and padded ceremony chairs – again no charge.

6.       Complete P.A. system for your ceremony with many wireless microphones

7.       We offer and pay for Wed-Safe Wedding and cancellation insurance to keep your investment safe.  Ask us about those details. 

Contact Dave and Julie today at 612 986-6800 or email us at daveandjulie@pinepeakseventcenter.com. Let us know you found you us on WeddingWire! 


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We looked at so many different venues both online and in person until we finally found the one! Pine peaks was beyond perfect for us, they completely exceeded our hopes and expectations. The highlights for us and the must have for our venue was we didn't have to set up and tear down all in the same day. We had from Wednesday to Sunday to do what we needed, and we didn't even have to clean up, just grab whatever we brought!! Since we had all that time there we were able to have our rehearsal dinner there along with spend time with friends and family in the beautiful retreat house! Next every thing was included, all the other places required us to go through separate companies for chair covers, back lights or really anything. But here they had it all, all the decorations I could dream of plus some!
Our families were pretty hesitant about us having a wedding so far away but once they were there and they saw the natural beauty of it and everything that it was they were sold as well. The one piece that tied it all together was Dave and Julie. No matter what we needed or questions I had they were there instantly! Julie ran around with my personal attendant the whole morning of our wedding helping set up and making things perfect. She had the most amazing ideas and was willing to go where needed. At the end of the day none of us could of been any happier with how everything went!

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Profile Picture Amber, 9/14/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
Services Used: Accommodations, Clean Up, Bridal Suite, Lighting/Sound, Wireless Internet, Uncovered Outdoor, Parking, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

When my fiancé and I first toured Pine Peaks we were immediately enamored. The grounds were beautifully maintained and there were so many ways to make it our own. We had a chance to explore the “Treasure Room” and that’s where my eyes lit up- they had every imaginable decoration for any kind of theme. From contemporary to rustic, they had everything one would need to turn an idea into reality. And the best part? It was ALL INCLUDED! We moved along to the Retreat House- A lavish space to spend five glorious days with your closest friends and family. It was such a relief to know that our wedding wouldn’t be rushed and we would be able to really sit back and enjoy. We quickly decided this was the venue for us and paid in full for our special day. Fast forward a few months- life threw us a curveball which forced us to postpone our wedding. The folks are Pine Peaks were compassionate and understanding. They immediately eased my anxiety by assuring me they would work tirelessly to rebook our date. And that’s exactly what they did. All said and done we lost less than 10% of our initial investment. I would highly recommend Pine Peaks to any couple looking for an all-inclusive resort-type wedding with countless perks.

Profile Picture Rachel, 5/5/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location

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Professional Network & Endorsements

What can we say, but that we LOVE Pine Peaks Event Center. We have the honor of being their preferred vendor for Wedding Day Hair and Airbrush Makeup and have seen first hand how they treat their brides. They treat them like royalty. Dave and Julie are the best we have seen in the business and all their brides will attest to it. If you are looking for the perfect wedding venue in Northern MN....this is it!!

Our Wedsafe and Private Event Insurance program works with tens of thousands of vendors across the country, and we have worked very closely with Pine Peaks Event Center. Dave and Julie are passionate about their venue and about their role as hosts for special occasions in the North woods of Minnesota. For those in that area looking for a place to celebrate their wedding or other special event, consider Pine Peaks for you event or retreat!

Pine Peaks event Center is a venue like nothing you have seen before. You can go 2 days before, your wedding, relax, go to the spa, do your decorations, Relax some more, grill some steaks. Then on the wedding day, you are right there getting ready, haveing fun with the girls! Family is able to be around, bridal party is there. Lots of room to go roam! Pine Peaks is amazing!!! Kelli Engstrom Photography is proud to be a preferred Photographer for Pine Peaks Event Center!

We enjoy every wedding we get to cater at Pine Peaks Event Center. Dave and Julie work with us so well to make sure each wedding is very special for each couple. This wedding venue is so private and personal for the wedding of dreams but yet so spacious with seating for 200 plus in the Event Center that is complete with a full bar and prep kitchen. The Retreat House is close by and used to house the entire wedding party. We have catered many Rehearsal dinners and Brunches in this large spacious house for 30-40 people. This is the perfect Wedding Resort.



39957 Swanburg Road South, Crosslake, MN 56442   See On Map
612-986-6800 (phone)
Pine Peaks Event Center is a wedding "Reception and Ceremony venue" from "Minnesota". We service weddings throughout the local area, including "Crosslake", "Brainerd Lakes Area", and "St Cloud". Pine Peaks Event Center is a professional wedding "Wedding Reception Venue" that has been part of the "Minnesota" wedding industry for "2" years. We specialize in "Outdoor Cermonies", "Wedding Receptions".