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Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
105 reviews
Up to 300 guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 300 guests

Relax and relish your special day at Whitefish Lodge or Manhattan Beach Lodge in Crosslake, Minnesota (2.5 Hours North of the Twin Cities). Offering both indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

Whitefish Lodge is located next to the 11th hole of Crosswoods Golf Course and two blocks from the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. The 54 cabin-themed rooms provide a place for guests to stay as they celebrate your special day. The reception hall accommodates up to 300 people for a seated reception. The large windows, two stone fireplaces, and built-in dance floor are sure to create a special celebratory atmosphere. The lobby serves as an intimate setting for a ceremony. And for those who wish for an outdoor ceremony, Whitefish Lodge will not disappoint. For exclusive use of the lodge, couples can reserve the entire venue. Other amenities include an arcade and a large indoor pool area. For those who wish for a bit of history with their wedding venue, Manhattan Beach located on Trout Lake and built-in 1929 is just the place. Guests can enjoy their stay in one of the 19 lakeside rooms, suites, and specialty suites, all hosting a complimentary breakfast. For those wanting an outdoor ceremony, couples and guests can gather lakeside or on the main dock. The restaurant seats up to 160 people for a dinner reception. In the summer months (July and August), you have the option of enjoying both venues with the wedding ceremony at Manhattan Beach Lodge and reception at Whitefish Lodge.

Services Offered

Personalize your wedding with the variety of services offered by these two venues. To thoroughly enjoy your day, both venues complete all setup and teardown included with the reception package. Additionally, Whitefish Lodge and Manhattan Beach Lodge wish for you to focus on the enjoyment of your day, leaving the work to them. They are also available to aid in finding preferred local vendors. The various services provided with these venues include:

  • 100% Exclusive option
  • Complimentary Bridal suite
  • Setup and Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house Award Winning Catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet-friendly
  • Packages with table decorations (Whitefish Lodge)
  • Over 40 different colors for napkins and sashes
  • White or Black Chair Covers (Whitefish Lodge)
  • Floor Length Linen on display tables
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Lakeside Venue (Manhattan Beach Lodge)
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,250

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$600

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$400

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Historic Building
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December
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    Leah R. Married on 08/13/2022
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    Whitefish Lodge and Suites Review

    Whitefish Lodge offered and delivered on everything we wanted for our wedding! Their wedding package was extremely flexible and customizable, even up to the day of the wedding, and Crystal was especially great to work with. She answered our multitudes of questions and requests from start to finish, and showed incredible professionalism and efficiency. They offer a very competitive and reasonable price, especially for the quality of services provided.

    The venue itself is reserved for the whole weekend, and we were able to arrive and start decorating immediately on Friday. Being able to have early access to the venue allowed us breathing room and preparation time, which was a huge bonus. We could choose whether we had the wedding indoors or outdoors on the day of, which alleviated any stress that could be caused by weather. The tables for the dinner and the chairs for the ceremony are set up by the venue staff as well, so there was not a lot that needed to be done for decoration, aside from setting up minimal decorations and flowers. Further, Whitefish has a great Rehearsal Dinner option, and the venue was very flexible with providing food for all dietary restrictions.

    The only, very minimal, concerns we had the day of were that the main stairs between the floors were a little difficult for our more elderly guests to walk on, and one of them did accidentally slip down the stairs. No one was seriously hurt though, and ultimately there is an elevator between all floors, which was very convenient. We would encourage elderly guests to book lower floor rooms or use the elevator. Additionally, the bridal suite’s lighting was a little harsh for hair and makeup, though that could be resolved with bringing in your own lights as well.

    We really wanted a centralized venue that guests could stay at, as half of our guests traveled from out of state, and we wanted them to be able to enjoy the experience fully and easily. Since the guests were able to stay at the lodge, we got significantly more time to spend with everyone, and all our guests expressed gratitude toward that convenience. Guests were able to enjoy the outdoors, the pool, the arcade area, the dance floor, etc. All guests had somewhere where they could go and be comfortable, which can be difficult to find at a wedding venue. Further, if guests wanted or needed to go outside the venue to explore, Whitefish Lodge is right by the Town Square, within walkable distance. We were also able to easily add guest entertainment such as a DJ, a slideshow, a photo booth, a dessert table, a late night snack table, places for games, etc. The venue also has a large selection for drinks, alcoholic or non alcoholic. By the end of the night, our guests had gone through the majority of the selections! Further, our guests raved at the late night snacks and s’mores bar, which many say made the wedding one of the best weddings they attended! We closed down the dance floor at 1:00 am, and it was a wonderful night!

    In conclusion, as many know, wedding planning can be very stressful, and the venue is honestly half the battle, but Whitefish made planning and the wedding itself feel very easygoing, and we knew we could trust the venue from the first meeting we had with Crystal. We highly recommend Whitefish Lodge and Suites as a venue, as they have so much to offer, and are truly a gem in the Lakes Area!
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    Jenna W. Married on 07/30/2022
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    Incredible venue and staff! Highly recommend!

    Crystal is amazing at what she does! Very organized and knows what she is doing which made us feel comfortable and confident in having the Whitefish Lodge and Manhattan Beach Lodge for our ceremony and reception. Manhattan Beach was a beautiful ceremony location and we were luckily able to have wonderful weather! We even took off in our pontoon right after the ceremony for a fun “get away”! Whitefish Lodge was such a fun up north feel for our reception, elegantly rustic fit us perfectly! All the staff, at both locations, were so amazing at making not only my husband and I but all of our guests feel so welcomed and treated with so much happiness. Truly made our experience exceptional! I would recommend this venue to everyone!
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    Blake T. Married on 06/04/2022
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    The Absolute Best!

    We had a June Wedding at Manhattan Beach and it was amazing. The view was stunning, the location was perfect, it was truly more than we even pictured or expected. After the ceremony we had a reception at their other location Whitefish. Everything flowed smooth and went off without a hitch. The staff was amazing and the food was out of this world. Normally wedding food is just so so, understandably when you are serving 200 people at the same time. All of our guests loved the food. They kept raving about the flavors and were surprised how fast it was served. Most importantly, everyone was impressed that everything came out hot, it wasn’t like it was sitting waiting to be served. The night was absolutely amazing, everyone had a great time. It was so nice to have the Lodge to ourselves so people could use the grounds, the pool, the game room, just everything felt like being at a big cabin with your family for the weekend. It was also great that everyone could stay and no one had to worry about driving after the wedding. Throughout out whole experience Crystal was THE ABSOLUTE BEST to work with. We had some crazy ideas and her answers were ALWAYS “let’s do it” “of course” “yes!” We would ask her random questions and within minutes we would have an answer. We had other friends getting married at the same time of year and they did not have the same experience with their wedding planners. Every time I would hear stories about wedding planning, and the obstacles they encountered, I was so happy that we had Crystal! Truly a blessing! She made the entire process so stress free and easy! She really knows what she is doing!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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Here at Class Act, we have been entertaining wedding guests for over 30 years. As you would guess we get everywhere. We particularly enjoy the beautiful facility and the professional staff. They know it is all about the total experience guests have and we help create those great memories by working hand in hand for a memorable experience.

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Whitefish: 14150 Swann Drive Manhattan: 39051 CR 66, Manhattan: 39051 CR 66 Crosslake, MN, 56442
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Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge frequently asked questions

Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront
Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.
Whitefish Lodge & Manhattan Beach Lodge currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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