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Three Rivers Park District is a scenic outdoor wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This picturesque venue offers breathtaking views and wide-open spaces, ideal for any couple who loves spending time in the great outdoors. The venue offers beautiful gardens and views of woodlands, meadows, and lakes, creating a setting that's stunning from every angle. In addition to ceremonies and receptions, this property is available to host engagement parties and pre-wedding showers.

Facilities and Capacity

In addition to outdoor spaces, Three Rivers Park District offers spacious pavilions and indoor facilities where you can spend your day. These include Elm Creek Chalet, Gale Woods Pavilion and Farm, Silverwood Hall, and Noerenberg Gardens. Silverwood Hall is available for rent year-round and offers a soaring cathedral-style ceiling, in addition to large glass windows that look onto Silver Lake. The hall also features a patio area for ceremonies and an outdoor fireplace. Outdoor ceremonies are invited to Noerenberg Gardens, where an ornamental gazebo overlooks Lake Minnesota and paths meander through the grounds. Elm Creek Chalet is ideal for warm, inviting celebrations with a rustic feel. Large windows fill the space with natural light, as well as offer views of Elm Creek Park Reserve. A farm setting is offered in the Gale Woods Pavilion. Here, couples can immerse themselves in pastures and gardens, in addition to stunning views of Whaletail Lake. Ceremonies can be held outside before couples make their way to the pavilion.

Services Offered

Sustainability is important to the team at Three Rivers Park District. Their recommended caterers will provide reusable dinnerware, tablecloths, and napkins, or compostable substitutes, for use during your meal. If the venue's suggested catering companies don't align with your vision or needs, you're invited to suggest a new business to be approved. Couples will be supported by the in-house event planner when it comes to organizing their big day. This professional will be on hand to provide whatever support and guidance you need, to make the process as stress-free as possible.

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Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Laura L. Sent on 09/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Easy and helpful

The space here is beautiful at silverwood park. Prefect for an outdoor or indoor ceremony. Mary Stennes is great at keeping you informed and communicating with you throughout. Be aware that they do have specific vendors that can be used at their location, you will be given a huge list of who can be used at their space. Is a lovely place for your next event.
Amy Sent on 11/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Gale Woods Farm

My husband and I got married at Gale Woods Farm on October 25th, 2019. From the very start of our tour (on a day that was negative 15 degrees), we fell absolutely in love with everything that Gale Woods had to offer. From the ceremony site overlooking the lake to the reception space big enough to fit all of our friends and family. Not only did we fall in love with the space but we fell in love with Kathryn! She was fantastic throughout the whole experience, from booking our date to answering every question I had (which was a lot!). We could not have picked a better place to have had our marriage begin then Gale Woods Farms. If you are looking for a beautiful and cost-effective venue, I would highly, highly suggest you take a look at Gale Woods Farms!
Krista S. Sent on 06/29/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Magical June Wedding at Gale Woods Farm

Our wedding was just as we had hoped, thanks to Gale Woods Farm. It was a beautiful location at an affordable price. Our contact was responsive and helpful at all hours of the day and we felt totally at ease using this venue. It was perfect for our summer wedding. We would highly recommend Gale Woods Farm!
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J'aime Events J'aime Events Wedding Planners

I love the Three Rivers Park District options for event spaces. There is something for everyone. The staff is great and very responsive to emails. I enjoy working with them and in their event spaces. I recommend them to my clients as options for their different event needs. I have worked with the Silverwood, Gale Woods Farms and Hyland Hills so far and look forward to working in the other spaces they offer as well.

Lauren Baker Photography Lauren Baker Photography Wedding Photographers

I had the pleasure of working with the staff of the Three Rivers Park District on several weddings. Not only are their locations BEAUTIFUL but they are also very quick when responding to emails and calls. I can't wait to working with them again!


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