Winehaven Winery and Vineyard is an elegant wedding venue in Chisago City, Minnesota with amazing views of lakes, gorgeous hillside vineyards and rows of romantic oak wine barrels. Situated at the entrance to the scenic Chisago Lakes Area, this enchanting winery is just 45 minutes north of Minneapolis and minutes from wonderful hotels and restaurants. This rustic-chic venue is the perfect backdrop to any couple’s dream wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 250 wedding guests within Winehaven’s four event spaces. There are four different scenic ceremony locations couples can choose from at Winehaven. The Deer Garden is a beautiful garden location with cobblestone aisles, panoramic views and a hint of Tuscan elegance. It sits between the 40-foot-tall lighthouse and the Deer Garden Vineyard. The Grapewinds Vineyard offers a secluded setting nestled among hills of grapevines, a natural pond and an historic railroad bed that was built in the 1800s. Vintner’s Hall is an indoor option that can host 250 people for both receptions and act as a backup for ceremonies. Guests can admire the oak wine barrels, stone walls, a gas fireplace and panoramic lake views. The second floor ballroom is another indoor option that has hardwood floors, elegant sconce lighting and elevated views of the vines, Green Lake and Lake Ellen.
In addition to having their ceremony and reception at this venue, couples can host their bridal shower and engagement party, as well. Upstairs is a large, private area where the entire bridal party can prepare onsite. Amy, the onsite day-off wedding coordinator, will work to make the day a success and be sure that everything runs flawlessly during your event. Couples will also have the following services as part of their wedding package:
Winehaven’s 50-acre estate is situated between three of Minnesota’s land of a thousand lakes – Lake Ellen, Green Lake and Lake Martha. In addition, the location is just 35 minutes north of the twin cities, which are home to many attractions, restaurants, shopping and hotels.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Erika · Married on 08/27/2016
I had my wedding at Winehaven on August 27, 2016. It may seem insincere to give 5 stars to Winehaven in every category, but it isn't; they were flawless throughout the planning process and finally to the day of the wedding. They never failed to make me feel like the only bride of the summer. Upstairs is a large, private area for preparation where I had my hair and makeup done onsite. As I sat upstairs with my bridesmaids, I knew Amy, the event coordinator, and the Petersons would be working to make the day a success. My guests raved about the food, the venue and of course the very accommodative staff. During dinner, a wine pour of Winehaven wines was a very nice touch and introduced the guests to the many wonderful wines which were made from the grapes outside! My husband is from California, as were many of his guests, so a sprawling, vibrant vineyard in Minnesota was a perfect fit. Before the wedding, I worried about the flow of events throughout the evening but Amy was fabulous at making the evening flow effortlessly. My family and I are so happy with the day, and all the credit goes to this amazing venue. Thank you Winehaven!Sent on 11/15/2016
Jessica · Married on 09/01/2018
Taylor and the entire Winehaven Team were amazing to work with, starting with the first day that we toured! We fell in love with the venue instantly and from that moment on, they were a dream to work with! Leading up to the big day, everyone was so accommodating and responsive to all of our questions, making the entire process so much more easy than anticipated. Taylor worked with us for the entire 11 months of planning, available via email or phone whenever we needed her. When it came to the big day, the whole team helped put together the venue, making it absolutely perfect! We are so happy we chose Winehaven for our big day!Sent on 10/08/2018
Brittany · Married on 07/28/2017
My husband & I got married at Winehaven in July. I am absolutely blown away with my experience. From the winemaker & his son to the wedding coordinator (Heather & Taylor- wow are they keepers)....they truly provide the best customer service. They made us feel so special. The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking. After our ceremony, my husband & I had a private table set up in the vineyard to have a private moment for 15 minutes while our guests made their way to social hour. The little details this venue & family are willing to do for you, make all the difference on your day! Our guests raved about the beauty and how unique their experience was. We went back to Winehaven for our 1 year anniversary and they totally took care of us and STILL made us feel like royalty. This place will forever hold a special place in our hearts. I 100% recommend hosting your wedding at Winehaven!Sent on 08/31/2018
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Always a pleasure to deliver to Winehaven. Beautiful location and the staff is always helpful, pleasant and easy to work with.