Situated in Lakeland, Minnesota, St. Croix Woodlands is an outdoor wedding ceremony venue. Nestled into a woodland of birch and pine trees, guests will head up the tree-covered driveway, and enter the ceremony clearing surrounded by stone walkways, lush gardens, fountains, and wild flowers. This venue is tucked away in a quiet forest, but minutes away from fantastic reception venues and city life.
Facilities and Capacity
Before the ceremony, guests are free to socialize on the stone patio next to the ceremony location. There is plenty of parking on site for up to 1,000 wedding guests. Before the ceremony, both sides of the wedding party can relax in the bridal cottage, where large mirrors can help them become wedding ready, and a rousing game of ping pong starts the day’s fun. The ceremony space itself is a large, open, grassy area where couples can feel free to play with their creativity. The best backdrop for the ceremony and pictures is the natural scenery around the venue, with bubbling waterfalls, gardens of seasonal flowers, and quaint woodlands.
On the day of the wedding, St. Croix Woodlands lends the assistance of their wedding day coordinator, who can help ensure the flow of the wedding continues smoothly. Couples can also choose to use the wedding arbor, unity candle stand, sand or rose ceremony table, and stand for the guest book and programs. White chairs will be provided for the ceremony. In case of inclement weather, a large tent is available for extra rental. Couples are free to bring any vendors they would like on-site to help with the ceremony, including florists, musicians, photographers, and any other teams necessary.
St. Croix Woodlands is located less than 10 minutes away from Afton and Stillwater, where couples and their guests can find fabulous restaurants and entertainment. This venue is also minutes away from the St. Croix River, a popular destination for river cruises. The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is a little over 30 minutes away, and the venue is within close range of the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul themselves.