Lutsen Resort Reviews

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51 Reviews for Lutsen Resort

Recommended by 97% of couples

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • J

    JORDAN · Married on 02/08/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Lutsen Resort is what wedding dreams are made of!

    Lutsen Resort has it ALL! After spending many Thanksgivings and weekends away at Lutsen Resort I just knew it was the place for our wedding. If you're looking for an unforgettable location, amazing views, PLENTY of things for your guests to do, delicious food and true northern charm then Lutsen Resort is your wedding venue!

    Our friends and family loved the different lodging options, the pool, game room, pub, lobby and ice rink along with all of the beautiful property to explore!

    We had 115 people total at our wedding but the general feel you have while at Lutsen resort makes things feel so much more intimate! Our rehearsal dinner was in the nelson suite which is such an amazing event space with beautiful lake superior views! We even used it as a getting ready space for the girls in the morning and it was an awesome amenity to have through out the wedding day to take photos, relax, charge phones + touch up hair and make up. We had our ceremony in the superior ballroom and got to decorate it just the way we liked, They also have a great music/AV system that made everything super easy. Our officiant ran music off of our phone hooked up to the sound system and no one ever knew! All the music was cued right at the perfect time! Pictures were all over the place outside and turned out to be breathtaking! You can't find better back drops for pictures than the porch/bridge/beach/ rocks/poplar river! Dinner in the dining room was phenomenal, They serve family style so everyone is fed at the same time, no one has to wait in lines and you get to eat as much as you would like. Food it 5 stars! The dining room has gorgeous lake front views and everything about the space is stunning and comfortable. Our reception was back in the ballroom where we had the funnest night of our life's! The music/AV set up Lutsen has saved us SO much money because we didn't need a DJ. We made all our playlists and had 2 family members control it and MC for the night, we had all the music we wanted and the dance floor was never empty! The balcony level is also such a treat to have too :)

    Wedding planning was so fun and easy with the help of our amazing wedding coordinator, Sine. Sine was so bubbly and helpful and was always there when we needed her, via email, phone or in person! She's a gem :) The entire Lutsen resort staff is so friendly and warm and will do what ever it takes to make sure you're pleased. Lutsen truly went above and beyond to make our dreams come true...

    We are so sad the wedding is over because it was the funnest, easiest day we could of dreamed of all thanks to Lutsen resort! We are so happy to be married though and will for sure be back every year to celebrate our anniversary!

    Thanks Lutsen Resort :)

    Sent on 02/19/2020
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    Julie Bauch · Married on 11/08/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    They made our wedding experience absolutely lovely!

    Accommodated all of our unique needs.
    Made exceptions of their default to give us the experience we were looking for.
    Kind, friendly, and responsive to our concerns.
    Very helpful day-of.
    Food was great.
    Atmosphere was stunning.
    Coordinated with our musicians, photographer, florist, and baker really well.
    We loved our experience! We highly recommend this venue.

    Sent on 11/04/2019
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    Nate Kuzmeski · Married on 10/25/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing, unique, and 100% worth the drive

    With a large majority of our guests flying in from other parts of the country, we wanted to give them a wedding they, and of course we, wouldn't forget and Sine P. and the folks at the Lutsen Resort definitely delivered! The lakeside ceremony site, the beautiful rustic dining room and ball room, and the views off over the lake made it for a magical long weekend getaway for us as well as everyone involved. We recommend going to their wedding weekend event to try the food and meet with vendors they have worked with because it made planning the details and coordinating the big day such a breeze. You do have to use their kitchen and alcohol selection so that might be a negative if you want to shop for deals but trust us, you will not be disappointed in any of the meal, sides, or app options they have (we went with the lamb and London broil beef with wild rice, mashed potatoes, and green beans). Our coordinator, Sine, and her team was always responsive and quick to answer any questions we had even during the height of the wedding season and went above and beyond the day of to help things move along. If you love to hike and be in nature, there is plenty to do around the resort and in the nearby towns for you and your guests to enjoy. We definitely plan on going back to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and maybe we will see them setting up for your wedding!

    Sent on 11/01/2019
  • Anne

    Anne · Married on 09/28/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best day of my life

    The day was so perfect, I almost didn't believe it while it was happening! The landscape itself is a magical back drop for any wedding. The food is amazing, and one thing guests always remember is the food and booze lol. The service was impeccable! Hopefully won't be getting married again haha but 10/10 would do it again at Lutsen!!

    Sent on 11/01/2019
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    Brandon Krueger · Married on 09/15/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely perfect

    Everything was perfect. We wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you Lutsen Resort for making this such a special day for us!

    Sent on 09/26/2019
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    Maria Anderson · Married on 06/22/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The best we could have asked for!

    We were extremely impressed with Lutsen's staff! We wanted our wedding to feel like a vacation for ourselves and our guests, and our coordinator, Sine, took note and helped us feel relaxed the whole time. If you're looking for a great venue with an "up north" feel to it (and you don't mind the drive), Lutsen is the place for you! We will be coming back for anniversaries for years to come!

    Sent on 06/26/2019
  • Kari

    Kari Patnode · Married on 06/01/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We Love Lutsen Resort

    Lutsen Resort was an amazing wedding venue! Our coordinator, Sine, was very helpful down to the last detail and super easy to work with. All the staff at the resort were very professional and willing to help in any way they could. Our guests raved about the food and the gorgeous setting! We wouldn’t change a thing and highly recommend Lutsen Resort!

    Sent on 06/08/2019
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    Megen · Married on 02/23/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Exceeded expectations!

    We absolutely loved having our wedding at Lutsen. The lodge was the perfect Scandinavian feel I was hoping for. The lobby and the fireplace was beautiful. The pub had wonderful food as well as the restaurant. All my guest said what a wonderful unique experience it was ! We also had a blast in the pool!!

    Sent on 03/02/2019
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    Abby · Married on 09/08/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We are so happy we chose to have our small "elopement style" wedding at Lutsen Resort. Because we had a small guest list, we were able to get married right on the beach. Our wedding coordinator, Kathy Ann, was great to work with, which made for low stress planning. We lucked out with great weather, and had a beautiful ceremony and great food, followed by a beachfront bonfire. We would definitely recommend!

    Sent on 09/21/2018
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    Carrie · Married on 08/18/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had the wedding of our dreams at Lutsen Resort! Our wedding coordinator, Ana, went above and beyond to help out with everything we needed and more, which was not an easy task since we were planning our wedding from a few states away. The resort is beautiful as well as the whole property, and obviously the lake. We appreciated the sequence of different locations throughout the actual wedding day. We were married on the lawn by the beach, then had the social hour outside on the patio, dinner in the dining room, dance in the ballroom, then a beach bonfire to top the night off. The Lutsen staff was very helpful and friendly the day of the wedding. The food was fantastic. We had the pork loin, walleye, wild rice pilaf, and seasonal vegetables. Lutsen has great lodging options: from a normal sized hotel room for just a few people, or renting a whole condo for the whole family. Almost all of our guests at the wedding stayed at Lutsen. We really enjoyed our whole stay at Lutsen, and the day of the wedding was everything we could have asked for and more. It was the perfect day, and we had a lot of guests tell us it was the best wedding they had been to.

    Sent on 09/08/2018
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    David · Married on 08/11/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    KathyAnn was awesome! Lutsen Resort should be extremely grateful to have her as an employee!

    Sent on 08/15/2018
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    Bianca Nissen · Married on 08/11/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Excellent!

    We had a great experience ! The staff and Alyssa were amazing! Overall, it was the perfect venue and place! We loved it!

    Sent on 05/19/2019

    Lutsen Resort's reply:

    Hi Bianca! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We loved seeing your photos and hearing these wonderful remarks. Looking forward to your next stay at Lutsen Resort! Warm wishes!
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    Hugh · Married on 07/28/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The wedding for our son and daughter-in-law could not have been more perfect. The excellent support of our coordinator, KathyAnn, made everything go so smoothly. Kathy'Ann knows just what you need, before you do. Her experience really shows. From our BBQ on the beach the night before the wedding, through the entire wedding day, reception, dinner and dance, there was not a detail that was missed. The wedding dinner was delicious, and promptly served. All our guests said that it was the best wedding they had ever attended. That would not have been the case without the expert help of KathyAnn and the whole Lutsen team.

    Sent on 08/01/2018
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    Molly · Married on 07/21/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We could not be happier with our wedding day! There are no words for how amazing our day was and it was all thanks to the resort and their amazing staff. HIGHLY recommend!!

    Sent on 07/26/2018
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    Rachel · Married on 05/19/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I was so lucky to have been able to work with Ana as our event coordinator for our wedding. She was spectacular -- I can't say enough good/nice things about her. She was very professional, always available, and worked hard and invested herself into our wedding day. It was so much more special for having someone who cared about us - as a couple - work on making our wedding beautiful and meaningful. Again, can't say enough good things about Ana!
    Lutsen as a resort is a wonderful place to have a wedding: it was the best choice for us because no one had to drive between ceremony/reception/dinner sites and that was a big deal for me. We had beautiful decorations and the ballroom looked so magical. The food was delicious and I never stopped hearing how much our guests enjoyed their dinner -- a couple people even said it was the best dinner they'd ever had at a wedding (yay!). The ceremony site on the lawn was beautiful. I cannot wait to see all the wedding photos! I am so happy we chose to have our wedding at Lutsen and look forward to visiting there again in the future!

    Sent on 05/29/2018
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    Laurie · Married on 05/12/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had an amazing wedding at Lutsen Resort!! The staff, venue, and food were all amazing!! KathyAnn was our coordinator and she went above and beyond for us! From scheduling calls around our schedules to providing guidance on how to handle different aspects of the day to last minute details, she was there supporting us through the whole process. We were so lucky to have had her as part of our day!! The entire staff is helpful and courteous, too. They offer several really tasty food options too! The family style service meant no one was hungry after dinner. Our guests with food allergies had a plated dinner option so we felt that we were able to truly host everyone. Throughout the weekend, the staff was flexible and supportive which allowed us to get a little rest after the flurry of activity. They even helped us track down a couple of items that we thought we lost over the weekend! If you haven't seen the views from the resort, you should. It is stunning!! You don't need to decorate much!! These people and this venue were amazing!!

    Sent on 06/14/2018
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    TJ · Married on 03/24/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Very accomading on everything

    Sent on 04/19/2018
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    Joe · Married on 08/25/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Alyssa, Mark, and the team at Lutsen Resort were amazing to work with.
    We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out!

    Sent on 09/13/2017
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    Morgan · Married on 07/22/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I can not say enough great things about our experience at Lutsen! From the first time we turned into the entrance and saw the resort, we were in love. Then, when we didn't think it could get any better, we had the pleasure of meeting KathyAnn, one of the resorts event coordinators. Because of the beauty of the resort, and the all-around awesomeness of KathyAnn, we booked Lutsen Resort as our venue before leaving on that first visit. This was the easiest and best decision we made! From day one, until we left after our wedding, KathyAnn was quick to answer all of our questions and was flexible when accommodating any changes or requests. All of the other staff we encountered, from the bartenders and waitstaff to the kayak guides, we're equally as kind, passionate and professional. Oh, and did I mention that the food was DELICIOUS?!
    I could go on and on about our great experience and about how many people remarked about how our wedding was the best they had ever been to, but, the true excellence of the Lutsen Resort experience can be summarized by a remark made by my not-easily-impressed grandfather who said- "This wedding is going to be hard for anyone to beat."

    Sent on 07/28/2017
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    Kayla · Married on 07/09/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The venue and entire team at Lutsen were wonderful; every detail was attended to and our day went off exactly as we wanted! We would highly recommend Lutsen to anyone looking to plan a perfect North Shore wedding day.

    Sent on 07/26/2017
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    Debby · Married on 07/01/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My husband and I really cannot say enough good things about Lutsen Resort. Our daughter was married there July 1, 2017 and the comments we received from our guests were things such as ... "We've never been to a wedding like this before" ... "This was the best wedding we've ever been to" ... "The food was so delicious and we loved the family style and the choices we had" ... "Your wedding coordinator was so fun and helpful" and many, many more. From the ceremony on the grass, to dinner in the Lakeside Dining Room, social and dessert on the Lakeview Patio, dancing in the Superior Ballroom and a bonfire and live music on the beach, the day was seamless. We didn't expect to have as many guests as we did because it was a destination wedding, but people love going to the North Shore for a get away! The Wedding Fair that we attended in the winter to pick out our beverage and food choices was another wonderful perk they offer. For the price of the weekend we were treated to a showcase of delicious food and beverages to help us make our meal choices for the wedding! This is a MUST attend if you're having your wedding at the resort. We all want to do it again...it was so very fun!

    Sent on 07/11/2017
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    Liana · Married on 06/24/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Lutsen Resort was the best decision we could have made for our wedding (June 2017). Not only is the resort's location incredibly dreamy right there on the lake, but the STAFF was amazing -- hands down better than I EVER could have imagined. They were wonderfully trustworthy, charming, flexible and made the entire day and night feel flawless and effortless. Thank you for EVERYTHING, KathyAnn & Lutsen Resort! We cannot wait to return to celebrate many an anniversary with you in the future!

    Sent on 10/18/2017

    Lutsen Resort's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words, Liana! I hope autumn in Switzerland is treating you and David well. We look forward to seeing you during any future visits and anniversaries!
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    Mackenzie · Married on 06/09/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our wedding was everything we dreamed it would be at Lutsen Resort. Kathy Ann was our event coordinator and she was so responsive, flexible, and above all, extremely helpful in every way possible to ensure our day went as planned. A couple things we really appreciated was her quick thinking/problem solving to set up another reserved table and also creating little tags to label our pies - both last minute items. She was present at the ceremony, dinner, and reception to ensure a smooth process and for general support and structuring. Lastly, her personality shines so bright - she was a real pleasure to work with. Besides our general location, the scenery was completely breathtaking with gentle waves on the beach, the unique arch at our ceremony site, and photogenic locations around the property. The dining and bar staff were amazing - we had so many comments from family and friends raving about the lemon chicken & baby reds at dinner, and of course, everyone appreciated drink services. There were several options for lodging that worked well for both ourselves and our guests; our condo was very comfortable and clean - the spa sized bathtub was a plus! I am extremely satisfied with our experience at Lutsen Resort; it was a once in a lifetime kind of opportunity! Thank you!

    Sent on 06/11/2017
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    Dustin · Married on 05/28/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great venue with great service and caring staff. Truly a wonderful expeirence.

    Sent on 06/15/2017
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    Delaney · Married on 05/27/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Lutsen Resort was amazing to work with! We had KathyAnn as our event coordinator, and she was so friendly and helpful. Our guests loved the different lodging options available onsite. The food was incredible and everything went so smoothly. We had our reception on the lakeside patio with a family style meal, and we got tons of compliments on the food and entire event. Following dinner and dessert, we had a beach bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior. Just an awesome venue and an unforgettable weekend!

    Sent on 06/06/2017