Almquist Farm Reviews

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41 Reviews for Almquist Farm

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Shelly Schmitz · Getting married on 05/02/2022

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    Almquist Farm is an amazing venue for a wedding anytime of the year!

    My daughter and son-in-law were married in the winter. The ceremony and reception were held in the same building which is clean and beautiful. It is also full of natural light with all the french doors facing the countryside. It feels like your outside! In fact it was a nice February day that guests stood out on the front porch overlooking the old oak trees. Children were running over to the barn to see the goats. Paul and Kari are so easy to work with and felt like I've known them awhile! They are proud to share in the history of the farm and what they have done to make it a beautiful venue! The granary is where the wedding party and families get ready, it is one of a kind! Almquist Farm has something for everyone!

    Sent on 02/29/2020

    Almquist Farm's reply:

    Thank you Shelly! We enjoyed the day as well. You had a great group of people and it was fun to get to know them. The brunch wedding was a great idea. People really enjoyed it. We will be recommending it to our couples who are looking to change up the traditional wedding day.
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    Angela L Peterson · Getting married on 06/08/2021

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    The BEST Family owned and operated Farm!

    We toured quite a few farm/barn wedding venues from minneapolis area to rochester area and we couldn't be happier with our choice of ALMQUIST FARM! Here are the main reasons we choose Almquist: 1. One large main heated/air conditioned reception hall with bathrooms (Thus, event enjoyment would not be weather/temperature dependent.) 2. Family owned and operated 3. Best price around! (We feel other places charged more while offering less.) Once we booked it was nothing but smooth sailing. Paul and Kari were very professional and super responsive to any questions we sent via email. The day of our wedding the place was absolutely beautiful! All the buildings were clean and tidy. The lawn, landscaping, and pathways were perfectly maintained. We could not have asked for a better venue or people to work with! Thank you Almquist Farm for helping make our wedding day so special and enjoyable!

    Sent on 10/30/2019
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    Kelsi K Gruber · Married on 09/18/2020

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    Best day ever

    Our wedding day took place at Almquist Farm on Friday, September 18th 2020 and we can honestly say that it was PERFECT! Almquist Farm was the first venue that we toured and it was also our last stop. Paul & Kari were so helpful and involved through out the entire planning process. They made it stress free with wonderful vendor recommendations, no hidden fees and their genuine passion and work they personally put into helping their couples create the wedding day they envision at their breathtaking venue. They are extremely timely in responding to any questions and offer great advice for planning. Even in the midst of the current many unknowns and uncertainties of this wild world, they were so easy to work with and did everything they could to create the special day we envisioned.
    The venue in general including the property, the buildings, and the landscapes are simply and naturally gorgeous and are so well taken care of. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the space, the amenities and the staff- and we continue to receive compliments from our guests weeks and weeks later.
    Thank you Almquist Farm for our best day ever ❤️
    We can’t imagine to have said our “I do’s” anywhere else!

    Sent on 10/10/2020
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    Allison · Married on 09/06/2020

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    Memorable! Beautiful! Loved our Wedding Venue!

    We had our incredible & beautiful wedding on September 6th, 2020! 110% + Recommend Almquist Farm for a wedding venue! We needed a new venue last minute due to Covid-19 and Paul & Kari were communicative & open with us from Day 1 of calling and helped us feel calm throughout the process. They always had answers to our questions and we appreciated their kindness & fast responses! The venue reception space, granary, ceremony site, baby goats & bonfire were beautiful, clean, and we received nonstop compliments throughout the day & night! Staff were incredibly kind and helpful and responsive! We appreciated every moment of our wedding day!! If we wish to repeat our wedding cheers in the coming years, we’d love to return to Almquist Farm in Hastings, MN!

    Sent on 09/11/2020
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    Kassidy Buffalo · Married on 08/08/2020

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    Amazing Venue!

    We can't say enough good things about Paul, Kari and Almquist Farm. Paul and Kari were quick to respond to any questions we had during the planning process. The venue is beautiful and perfect for every part of the wedding day. The granary is a great spot to spend the day getting ready and the ceremony location is unbelievable.

    We had our wedding during COVID and Paul and Kari were amazing throughout the whole process. We are so thankful we choose the Almquist Farm for our wedding and how they responded to the extra complication of COVID just solidifies our decision. We had a storm rolling in right around the ceremony time and Paul was there to explain all of our options, while also examining the radar the whole time. Paul was as invested in the outcome as our family was, which was amazing to see. We missed the rain and the sun came out for a perfect sunset. Thanks Almquist Farm!

    Sent on 09/01/2020
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    Kimberley · Married on 08/02/2020

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    Beautiful Wedding Venue Overlooking Rolling Hills

    Almquist Farm is one of the most beautiful venues. The scenery is exceptional, lush and green rolling hills overlooking the ceremony stage. The barn is beautiful, very polished and sleek inside. Paul and Kari are very thoughtful and put a lot of thought into everything they do. From their intentionally in creating a dance floor that is comfortable on your feet after hours of dancing to making it important to have a great wine selection at the bar. Parking was easy for guests, the kids were entertained by the goats nearby, lots of attention to detail and thoughtful went into creating this venue space.

    Planning a wedding during co-vid puts a lot of stress on couples but also venue owners. Paul and Kari are incredible people and we felt so blessed to work with them. They were so understanding and accommodating. They were very proactive and sent out communication to keep couples informed on the situation and provided solutions and alternatives, such a rescheduling for a different date, allowing us to have a ceremony this year and a reception next year, or choosing the have the full wedding. We appreciated that Almquist Farm had the option to have ceremony and reception outside. We chose to have our reception outside and it was beautiful, the views of the sunset while having dinner were just incredible. At night, the stars are breathtaking.

    • Great wine selection for the bar
    • Accomodating with covid
    • Venue has outdoor, indoor options
    • Parking lot
    • Goats on the farm to entertain kids
    • Most amazing sunsets

    Sent on 12/21/2020
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    McKenzie Foxhoven · Married on 06/26/2020

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    Dream wedding venue!

    My husband and I just got married here & had the most amazing day! We knew we wanted a barn venue & this checked off all of our wants and needs. The moment we toured it we knew it was the perfect place. We received non stop compliments from our guests on how beautiful Almquist is and how much fun everyone was having enjoying the goats, the outside hangout space, and the beautiful barn. The owners were so nice to work with from day one of wedding planning. Their whole family was so wonderful to us! They made all our wedding dreams come true!

    Sent on 07/05/2020
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    Mary Lou · Married on 06/19/2020

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    6/19/2020 wedding

    Almquist Farm made all my wedding dreams come true. Paul and Kari were great to work with, they answered all our questions in a timely manner and were supportive during the pandemic. I loved everything about my wedding day and received a ton of compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how nicely everything was done.

    Sent on 06/28/2020

    Almquist Farm's reply:

    Thank you Mary! We really appreciate the way you and Tyler handled the uncertainty of the various government restrictions leading up to your wedding day. You were patient and thoughtful and in the end it paid off as you were able to have a beautiful wedding day with a large group on your original date. Best wishes to both of you for a long and happy life together!
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    Kelly Vetterkind · Married on 05/08/2020

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    Incredible Venue

    Almquist Farm was the perfect place for our wedding! Everything inside and out is so beautiful and well maintained. We got so many compliments on what a beautiful venue and location it is. Paul and Kari are so genuinely nice and easy to work with. They made sure we had everything we needed and all the answers we needed before and during the big day. We fell in love with Almquist instantly and couldn't imagine a more perfect place for our wedding. We would absolutely recommend having a wedding at Almquist Farm. Our day was beyond perfect!

    Sent on 10/07/2019
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    Amanda Driscoll · Married on 02/07/2020

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    More than just a breathtaking venue!

    I cannot recommend Almquist Farm enough. The venue is absolutely beautiful, from the gorgeous ceremony spot to the reception barn - it is seriously the prettiest space. More than being a breathtaking property, the owners, Paul and Kari, are the kindest, most accommodating people. They were always warm and welcoming, prompt in responding to calls/emails, and encouraged us through planning our wedding amidst COVID. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was the most perfect day! We could not be more grateful for them and our decision to book at Almquist Farm.

    Sent on 07/24/2020
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    Michelle · Married on 01/02/2020

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    Recommend to All

    My husband and I had our wedding reception here in February and it was an absolute dream. Owners Paul and Kari were fantastic to work with and answered any questions we had promptly and professionally. A few weeks before the wedding we went to tour the grounds and walk through the day of schedule with Paul and Kari. They discussed many details to consider and took thorough notes on our day of plan to ensure we were all on the same page. Amazing couple, amazing venue. Definitely recommend to anyone considering Almquist Farm.

    Sent on 02/15/2020
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    Katie · Married on 10/12/2019

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    Stunning venue

    Paul and Kari were an absolute dream to work with. They were so quick and responsive to e-mails and phone calls and made the whole process of planning our ceremony and reception easy. They were incredibly flexible with us the morning of our wedding, as we had hoped to have an outdoor ceremony, but unfortunately it began to snow with a wind chill in the 20s mid October. We waited until the last possible minute to decide to have our reception indoors and it still turned out just as beautiful as we had imagined. We ended up going back to our venue the morning after to grab some items we forgot and we ran back in to Paul, and honestly talking with him felt like talking with a good friend He was so genuinely appreciative we had chosen Almquist for our wedding and had such personal and kind things to say to my husband and I about our wedding. The getting ready, ceremony and reception spaces are simply breathtaking, and our guests fell head over heels for the tiny goats they had. I highly recommend Paul and Kari and their beautiful venue.

    Sent on 11/04/2019
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    Dan McAnany · Married on 09/20/2019

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    Outstanding venue

    It was so nice being able to have the entire event in one location instead of getting dressed, then driving to the ceremony, then shuttling to the reception. Having the entire wedding party get ready in the granary was a lot of fun. You can take a shower, have lunch, listen to music and shoot some pool then walk right outside for photos. Also, we went back to the granary for a private champagne toast after the ceremony.

    There are so many opportunities for great photo backdrops in every direction, and the grounds are very well maintained.
    Approved vendor list has plenty of options for catering to accommodate a wide range of tastes and budgets. A/V equipment provided for the ceremony worked out great. We loved the wooden tables and chairs provided for the reception- besides a table runner we didn’t even decorate with linens and decided to show off the wood instead.
    Another point to note is that the venue can absolutely handle larger groups, but also caters nicely to smaller parties. We only had 80 guests and even when folks were dispersed both inside and out, the barn remained cozy and intimate instead of bare/empty.

    Wonderful memories from a tremendous venue. Don’t forget to pet the goats when you visit!

    Sent on 11/20/2019
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    Yilin Qiu · Married on 09/15/2019

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    So glad I found this venue for our wedding

    Almquist farm is so beautiful and under such great care of Paul and Kari. We didn't need to do much decoration for all guests to appreciate the views. Paul and Kari also have a great selection for recommended vendors, do talk to them if you have any questions regarding any of the vendor on the lists, they give great advice based on your needs. Both me and my husband are so glad we could host our wedding there.

    Sent on 09/25/2019
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    Meredith Watson · Married on 07/27/2019

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    Absolutely Perfect

    We had a very large wedding reception here and Paul and Kari were incredibly helpful!! We had such an easy time planning because they were always so responsive and ready to help! This venue is very beautiful. Our photos and our guests' photos turned out great as this venue is set up so beautifully. The drinks the bar made were also amazing, our guests had so many positive things to say about the way the drinks were made and the service they received when ordering. Overall, we had an absolutely perfect day all thanks to Paul and Kari!!

    Sent on 08/23/2019
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    Megan · Married on 06/15/2019

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    Amazing venue!

    Paul and Kari were so helpful throughout the planning process. The venue is absolutely breathtaking and we received countless comments from guests about this being the best venue they’ve ever been to. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 07/09/2019
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    Jess Lee · Married on 01/12/2019

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    Lee Wedding

    Perfect venue for a wedding!!! The whole day we heard comments about how beautiful the place is. Paul, Kari, and their staff were all fantastic and very easy to work with. They were helpful with many various details and they did everything they could to help make the process smooth. They are detailed in what is all included within their price with no hidden fees which is greatly appreciated! It is obvious that they took pride in their work, as they should- so many great details and the place was well built and they didn’t forget anything! Highly recommend if you are looking for a venue!

    Sent on 02/08/2019
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    Morgan Jablonski · Married on 01/05/2019

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    Jablonski Wedding 1-5-2019

    Jake and I had our wedding at Almquist Farm on January 5, 2019. We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful location to have our wedding and the moment we walked on to the property we both knew it was the one. Paul and Karri were amazing to work with and were very helpful in guiding us through the wedding planning process.

    Sent on 01/21/2019
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    Andrea · Married on 11/03/2018

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    Dream Venue

    We had my daughter's wedding here a few weeks back. I can't say enough about how wonderful & fantastic our day was. It was a very cold snowy day so we ended up having to move the ceremony inside but Paul & Kari will absolutely the best in creating my daughter's dream inside. Everything was perfect! Excellent location for beautiful scenery, the perfect place for all to get ready & have some down time after the ceremony, not to mention how beautiful everything was from outside to inside. Paul & Kari go the extra length to make your day perfect! They are there to help as much as you need them. I cannot recommend this venue enough!! You will love it!!

    Sent on 11/26/2018
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    Meghan Delgado · Married on 11/02/2018

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    Delgado-Johnson Wedding

    Kari, Paul and their attentive staff were absolutely amazing to work with! This venue boasts so much character and charm, no matter the season! We held our ceremony and reception with 225 guests on November 2, 2018. Paul built an incredible outdoor fire for our cocktail hour and reception, which was perfect for our crisp evening wedding. The incredible internet connection allowed us to stream our own music and save on DJ costs. The granary is just breathtaking and was the perfect backdrop for the crew to get ready and take photos. We have children and invited many kids to our wedding, and they LOVED to meet the little goats! I can’t say enough great things about this venue and the love the family put into it just to make it a dream spot for any event, especially for weddings!! I fell in love with the farm the moment I saw it and then working with Paul and Kari just sealed the deal!!!!

    Sent on 11/09/2018
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    Jenna · Married on 10/05/2018

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    Our experience with Almquist Farm was EXCELLENT.

    My husband and I are BEYOND satisfied with our experience getting married at Almquist Farm. The owners were welcoming, personable, and genuine from the very start. They were helpful during the entire planning process, answering questions promptly and encouraging us to make our wedding our own. The venue is breathtakingly beautiful and the buildings made for the perfect wedding photos and experiences. My only regret is not booking for an entire weekend wedding; we seriously couldn’t get enough of it there.

    Sent on 10/29/2018
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    Emily · Married on 09/21/2018

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    I don't even know where to start! My husband Nick & I had the best experience with Almquist Farm. From the professionalism with Paul and Kari to the small details of the venue, everything was perfect. I had many guests approach me saying that it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to and I can give Almquist 99.9% of the credit. Thank you Paul & Kari!

    Sent on 10/06/2018
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    Esther · Married on 09/14/2018

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    The Almquist Farm is a beautiful wedding venue location! Paul and Kari have done a wonderful job renovating and making the place beautiful! They have thought of many details and are willing to share their input from their knowledge of the wedding business. Paul & Kari were very welcoming, accommodating, and were eager to celebrate with us! They met with us beforehand to ensure all the details of chairs, tables, seating and decor were clear. They allowed us to take as much time looking around the property for our planning and brainstorming as needed. They were always prompt in answering questions via e-mail and were thorough, and detailed in their answers.

    Sent on 10/10/2018
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    Katelin · Married on 09/01/2018

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    My husband and I toured Almquist Farm while they were still building the barn, but we fell in love with the location right away. Paul and Kari have done an amazing job creating the perfect place to get married. The buildings, scenery, etc are absolutely gorgeous. Paul and Kari were so easy to work with, friendly, and helpful, even with us planning our wedding out of state. Would highly recommend this venue!

    Sent on 10/14/2018
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    Alyssa · Married on 08/31/2018

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    Having our wedding at Almquist Farm was one of our best wedding decisions. Paul and Kari are the BEST communicators and work hard to make your day how you envisioned it. We thought it was going to rain on our wedding day, and they were ready even day-of to move the wedding inside (they even had little umbrellas ready to go in case we needed them). The bridal suite is adorable and it was so much fun getting ready inside it (also made for amazing pictures!). Our guests are still commenting how beautiful the setting was, and numerous guests said it was the most beautiful wedding venue they had been to. We absolutely recommend this venue and would choose it again in a heartbeat.

    Sent on 09/24/2018