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Sara · Married on 03/10/2018
Pine Peaks Event Center and everyone associated with it made my dream wedding come true on March 10, 2018! I can not sing them enough praises! I have gotten so many compliments that it was a complete fairytale wedding. Such a breathtakingly beautiful venue with even more outstanding help. Dave- Thank you for being so quick to reply on every little question I had. The ease of booking and continued support during the entire process was impeccable. The pride you show for Pine Peaks is shown in everything you do. Julie- YOU are a complete rockstar! Thanks for being so warm, welcoming, and eager to help make it perfect. Your help with the finishing details, overall look, and the smile on your face through it all made my entire wedding week!! Thanks for making everyone you talk to feel like the most special person on the face of the planet. Corey- The best support man of all time! Need some help with anything... just ask! Thanks for being my go-to guy for getting the setup absolutely perfect. Your professionalism was appreciated, and eagerness to help was not unnoticed. Honestly, Pine Peaks helps creates a wedding experience... not just provide a venue. We stayed in the retreat house on the property and were able to experience the entire wedding weekend with our closest family and friends. I haven’t even mentioned the decorations rooms yet! Full of the most beautiful things to create whatever look you are going for! AWW!!! I could go on and on, but honestly Pine Peaks speaks for itself... just go look! Thanks for helping to create my dream wedding- would never have wanted to go anywhere else!Sent on 03/21/2018
Pine Peaks Event Center's reply:Thank you, Sara and Joe, for selecting our wedding venue for your special day. Congratulation for the five-page feature on about your wedding in Central Minnesota Bride Magazine. What an honor for Pine Peaks to have been part of that. Be good to each other and have a happy life.
Naomi Johnson · Married on 09/03/2019
Perfect venue, perfect wedding weekend
Dave, Julie, Cory and everyone else involved at Pine Peaks do everything they can to make your wedding weekend perfect in every way! They are truly wonderful people, and it shines through in the business they run! as a busy medical student, I didn't have tons of time to spend planning/decorating for my wedding, but wedding planners, decorations and most all-inclusive type venues were prohibitively costly for us. My biggest priority in selecting a wedding venue was a balance between cost and ease of planning. The second we toured Pine Peaks with Julie, we knew our search was over. The venue is beautiful, the treasure room is an incredible resource for any DIY bride that doesn't have time to DIY and Dave, Julie and the team are so experienced that you can rest at ease that your big day will go smoothly. Having the venue for the entire long weekend is an incredible perk, allowing you to not only celebrate on the wedding day, but also have the time to enjoy and relax surrounded by your family and friends. We could not be happier with our choice to get married at Pine Peaks and we would recommend this venue to anyone!Sent on 04/16/2019
Jill Ask · Married on 08/31/2019
Beautiful Wedding, Outstanding Venue!
“It was the most beautiful wedding that I have ever been to!” The comment I heard over and over again about our daughter’s wedding at Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center. I can’t thank Dave, Julie & Cory enough for all they did to make the wedding week such an extraordinary event!, it was magical! The help they gave us to hold the rehearsal dinner & ceremony at our lake home made our job as parents much easier. The reception hall was exquisite and having the lodge there on the grounds made for a great gathering place along with hosting the bridal party. I loved being able to have had a place for me to get ready along with all the girls and our out of state guests. Pine Peaks was a dream come true for our daughter and son-in-law, and a great burden off their parents. To have a place that offers so much was a true blessing and a great find in northern Minnesota! Many 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 to the Petersons and to Pine Peaks Wedding & Event Center!!Sent on 09/10/2019
Brett Wilson · Married on 08/24/2019
Amazing! Perfect! Best day ever!
If you're looking for a wedding venue, Pine Peaks should be it. They literally have everything you need to make your own fairy tail. Dave, Julie and Cory are amazing, always helping, supporting, decorating, taking pictures, and making your day about YOU, not the decorating or the stress, just YOU. They allow you to use their thousands of decoration, and apprently never say no to anything you ask. They were literally able to meet all our requests and without hesitation. Their grounds are gorgeous, covered in beautiful flowers and decor for everything you want to do, and their retreat house is so spacious for you and your wedding party, taking away all your worries. We arrived Wednesday night, were set up with our beautiful decorations by Thursday night, flowers put out Friday and nothing to do Saturday but say "I Do" and party of course. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding and Pine Peaks and their staff made it the best day EVER. Our guests couldn't get enough of the beauty that the site had to offer, and couldn't stop telling us how amazing everything was. Even better when it's all done and your guests are gone, you don't need to be, nor do you have to clean up everything you put out (huge bonus). The food from Maucieris was so delicious and there are so many options available. Jean and her staff get food out the door and too the guests in no time, it really is a full service venue that can't be beat. We will always hold a place in our hearts for Pine Peaks, and not just because we got married here but because everything was so perfect and Dave, Julie and Cory make all that possible.Sent on 09/04/2019
Kimberly Kadlec · Married on 08/10/2019
My husband and I just got married up at Pine Peaks Event Center last weekend and it was magical! Dave, Julie and Cory were wonderful and helped us so much! Whatever we needed they were more than happy to help! All of our guests had so much fun and loved the estate!Sent on 08/13/2019
Amanda Hardy · Married on 07/27/2019
Long Weekend Wedding
When we looked for wedding venues, every place had restrictions. For example: can't start set-up until Friday night, must be out by 6am Sunday morning, no loud noise, no campers, no pets, or can't bring anything of any kind of your own.Sent on 08/30/2019
Not Pine Peaks! From the first time you talk to or meet Julie or Dave (husband-wife superteam), you will be blown away with how flexible, inclusive, creative, and friendly they are! Despite having a wedding every weekend, they talk to you like you're the only or first bride they've ever worked with.
We live out of state, which made choosing this venue an easy decision. They have an entire loft and outdoor storage areas filled with classy, beautiful, rustic, sparkly, romantic, and creative decorations. This was a game changer, because I barely brought/bought anything for decorations to the venue. And we had a beautiful wedding!
The freedom and inclusiveness of Pine Peaks is the best thing a bride could ask for!
We were able to show up Wednesday and use the Retreat House to have family only barbeque to let the two families meet. Thursday we had all day and evening to sip (our own) wine and set up the venue to however we wanted. We didn’t have to bring in boxes and boxes of decorations that we purchased and transported, but rather just run upstairs to the Treasure Room to create our beautiful wedding decor. When we arrived, they had all the tables, chairs, booth/buffet tables all set up in the venue. Friday, they also had our rehearsal dinner set up in the covered outdoor pavilion with beautiful tablecloths and chairs. We saved so much money by bringing in our own food and alcohol for the Rehearsal Dinner. We had full use of the property for games, food, rehearsal, and a bonfire.
Saturday was a dream. We utilized every inch of the property, and no extra cost! Using the Retreat House for getting ready and hosting our wedding party, post-ceremony tractor rides, indoor and outdoor bar for cocktail hour, games, smores and bonfire, 10pm free woodfired pizzas, and the amazing Maucieri’s catering! Plus after the vendor bar closes at midnight, we were able to play our own music and bring in our own coolers. There’s no “lights out by or music off by” any certain time.
We felt so special all week and weekend! Julie is so creative and eager, Dave is so thorough and easy-going, and Cory is a secret weapon you’ll meet the week of your wedding. All our guests kept telling us how amazed they were with the beautiful venue, and you will feel the same when you choose Pine Peaks. They make you feel like family😊
Ellen · Married on 07/20/2019
Our Gatsby wedding at Pine Peaks Event Center
Can you say totally awesome. This venue will knock your socks off. The grounds are a wonder land of blooming flowers with a might tree that covers the landscape like an umbrella. Dave and Julie will make your dreams come true. So, dream big and spend your special day at Pine Peaks. You will be blown away, like we were.Sent on 08/25/2019
Abygail · Married on 06/29/2019
Dave and Julie with Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center are so great! Their venue is so beautiful. The most attractive part to me was that it felt more like home than a resort or event center. This place is stunning and I will absolutely be spreading the word!Sent on 01/06/2019
R. Davis · Married on 06/22/2019
Fabulous place and excellent service
Wonderful experience! It is absolutely gorgeous! Julie was putting flowers in the gardens for that extra touch. Very likable, professional people who focus on you to make your wedding perfect!Sent on 06/25/2019
Would highly recommend!
Megan Doll · Married on 06/22/2019
Beautiful and Amazing!
Pine Peaks is absolutely beautiful and convenient. The staff members are very knowledgeable and helpful. Dave, Julie, and Corey know exactly how to help coordinate all of the events during the wedding day as well as have a back up plan if need be (for example, if it rains). All of the staff members were incredibly professional and friendly. They always had a smile on their face. I would highly recommend Pine Peaks.Sent on 07/31/2019
Abigail Jakacki · Married on 05/18/2019
Incredible Wedding Experience
Dave, Julie and Cory did such an outstanding job that I’m not sure a review will do them justice, but I will try.Sent on 05/27/2019
My husband and I booked Pine Peaks Event Center pretty far in advance of our wedding and from day one, Dave and Julie were accommodating in every possible way. They sent us plenty of information to get us started and once we had our official tour of the site, we knew it was the place we wanted for our wedding day.
They allowed us to visit the site a few times between booking and the day of, which was great in helping get us an idea of how we wanted things to look and also be able to see the site in different weather conditions.
For the weeks leading up to the wedding, Dave and Julie were amazing with communication. We knew we wanted to use a large portion of their decorations from Julie’s treasures room, but wanted to make sure all of the details were just right. Julie emailed, texted, and called to ensure I had pictures, answers and reassurance the entire way through.
The week of the wedding and wedding day was nothing short of perfect (even with rain). Cory came in and set up everything, just the way we wanted it. He took every request we threw at him and ran with it. He had the best attitude and made everything just so easy. Julie and Dave also ensured we had everything we needed right from the start. Julie had great suggestions that helped us immensely when we weren’t quite sure what to do and that also made everything so simple for us.
The retreat house is a huge added bonus that our entire wedding party benefitted from. It was enough room for all of us, convenient being located right next to the venue and just an overall amazing place to stay with great amenities and a beautiful view. It made the entire experience feel more special and intimate than a hotel or other location to stay in.
From answering my countless emails, to ensuring every forgotten detail was thought of and handled, I can not recommend Pine Peaks Event Center enough. They go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need and to make your day (and honestly the months leading up to it) as easy as possible. They include amazing extras like late night pizzas for guests, tractor rides around the property, fire pits for s’mores and so much more. The venue is beautiful any time of year with the surrounding landscape and we are just so happy with how everything turned out.
Thank you Dave, Julie and Cory. We will never forget our wedding day and it’s in huge part thanks to you three.
Abigail and John Kelley
Pine Peaks Event Center's reply:Thank you, Abby and John, for this Five-Star review. We enjoyed working with you to make your weekend perfect. Have a good life and be good to each other.
Breanna · Married on 05/04/2019
Better Than I Imagined
We received so much more than we expected when choosing Pine Peaks for our wedding vendor, and there was no unexpected cost to all the amazing extra things they did for us. Dave, Julie, and Cory were all three beyond amazing, helpful, understanding, and accommodating. Beautiful place which is obvious. Being able to help decorate and set things up the way that we wanted on the days leading up to the wedding was amazing. And then having the space in the Retreat House to allow our bridal party and family to stay with us the days leading up to the wedding was more than we ever could have asked for! For such an important day, it was nice to be able to stretch that out into 5 days and truly be able to enjoy all of it. I can't imagine how rushed a "normal" wedding situation would feel.Sent on 02/07/2019
Our time up there, as well as the wedding day itself was beyond perfect and better than I ever could have imagined!
Wade · Married on 05/04/2019
An amazing experience!
Dave and Julie were incredibly helpful thoughout our entire experience leading up to the wedding. When we arrived a couple of days before the wedding, we had a couple staff members assisting us with setup and the sometimes overlooked items! The whole team made for a very positive, beautiful, enjoyable and minimally stressful wedding WEEK! I would highly recommend Pine Peaks to anyone looking for that perfect venue to host their special day!Sent on 02/13/2019
Pine Peaks Event Center's reply:Thank you, Breanna and Wade, for this great review. You guys "rocked" your wedding with all of the attention to detail. We spoke with many guests that were amazed at how well the weekend did go. Please have a happy life and thanks again.
Elise Jefferson · Married on 04/06/2019
The Best Experience
Matt and I are so lucky to have found Pine Peaks! Because they are located 3 hours from the Minneapolis airport, they've made themselves an all-inclusive wedding venue. They provided on site lodging for us, the wedding party and our families, they had tables, chairs, a room FULL of decorations, and caterers via Maucieris catering. They also gave us a discount because our wedding was during the off season (early April). AND they purchased centerpieces for us (I found them on Amazon and Pine Peaks paid for them and kept them afterwards). But what made them truly special, was their genuine care and attention to every detail. A few days before we arrived, Julie (co-owner), decorated the cocktail hour room based on our theme. She helped with all of the setup and decorations, but without ever overstepping. Long story short, they will work with you to make sure your wedding is what you want it to be. I would highly, highly recommend them!Sent on 05/29/2019
Pine Peaks Event Center's reply:Thank you so much, Elise and Matthew, for this great review. Your group was fun to work with and we appreciate the detail that you put into your wedding. Thanks again.
Fran Syvrud · Married on 03/02/2019
Pine Peaks Event Center is Fabulous!
Pine Peaks is a Wonderful Event center to host your wedding. Top Notch! Very personable Dave & Julie and staff are very involved in the Wedding activities and helpful with decisions along the way...I would highly recommend them above any other! So much is included in the pricing which is very reasonable! The wedding house on property is gorgeous and the hosted hotel in Crosslake had taken great care of our guest. Exceeded our expectations and they will yours as well! The grounds are beautiful! We had a winter wedding and it was great to have the house/event center and hotel so close we you dont have to worry about bad driving conditions. The Wedding day was so carefree on our end as they do everything so we just had to sit back and enjoy the day! 100% recommend using Pine Peaks to anyone even if its a Family gathering or business event. We were sad to leave.Sent on 03/05/2019
R Bump · Married on 02/02/2019
Perfect Place For A Wedding
My daughter was married in February '19. We arrived early and stayed in the retreat house on the property. This was fun as it allowed us plenty of family time and it was easy to go to the event center and set it up. We appreciated the many (many!) decorating options that were available on-site (cute and budget-friendly!). Dave and Julie were great to work with and the event staff went above and beyond to make sure every detail was attended to. The wedding party stayed in the retreat house for the weekend and friends and family stayed in town at Pine Peaks Lodge. It was a great experience all around.Sent on 02/13/2019
Madde · Married on 02/02/2019
Amazing Winter Wedding
We had a such a fabulous weekend at Pine Peaks Event Center. Dave and Julie are so awesome! If we had an idea about the space, they made it happen.Sent on 02/13/2019
We have received so many compliments from how helpful everyone was, how pretty it was, and the flow of the entire weekend! It was a gorgeous property and we had a Family and Friends Dinner the night before the wedding, the ceremony, and the reception all at the Event Center. Our wedding party stayed with us at the Retreat House and are still talking about how fun it was for all of us to be together! Some of our wedding party brought snow shoes and went around the property, they took advantage of the sauna, and we walked over to the Event Center the morning of the wedding and did yoga on the dance floor. It was a magical winter escape with all the people we love and we could not be more please with how the weekend went. Thanks Dave, Julie, Cory and all the Pine Peaks Crew that made it happen!
Kris R · Married on 01/26/2019
Our daughter was married at Pine Peaks and everything about the venue was perfect. The staff (Cory rocks!!) was attentive to every detail, helpful in every way. The owners, Dave and Julie, were there to help us through every step and offered amazing suggestions. We would highly recommend Pine Peaks. It was incredible to be able to spend so much time together there as family and friends gathered to create a perfect wedding event. Highly recommend! My husband even said he wishes we had another daughter so we could have another wedding there!!!Sent on 02/21/2019
Joe Reither · Married on 01/06/2019
I was lucky to get married at Pine Peaks last weekend. Julie and Dave were excellent throughout the whole experience. I would highly recommend this venue and the combinations of these two with the operations manager Corey for your special day.Sent on 06/05/2019
David Forpahl · Married on 01/01/2019
Above & Beyond wedding or Wade & Breanna Forpahl- 2019
30 words- difficult,No impossible! Dave and Julie & staff provided my Son & His Bride accommodations , service and Memories that were heartfelt , above & beyond. Like FamilySent on 02/22/2019
Andrew Rooney · Married on 12/22/2018
Pine Peaks Event Center
Dave and Julie were incredible at accommodating our needs. The venue was beautiful and we were able to decorate it however we saw fit. The icing on the cake was that we didn’t have to tear down the decorations the day after the wedding!Sent on 12/31/2018
Pine Peaks Event Center's reply:Hi Jess and Andy, Thank you for selecting Pine Peaks for your special day (long weekend) and planning such a spectacular wedding. We were proud to have been a part of this. Thanks, again
Jess · Married on 12/15/2018
AMAZING! Highly recommend!
Renting Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center was by far the best decision we made! Dave, Julie, and Cory were AMAZING to work with. Their attention to detail and responsiveness was incredible. They never were annoyed with all the questions we asked and went out of their way to make not only the day but our entire wedding weekend incredible! We loved being able to rent out the retreat house, which is on the same property as the venue. It was great being able to spend four nights there so we could enjoy more than just one day. It made set up so much less stressful and everything was taken down for us right away the next day. It saved us SO much work. Our wedding party LOVED being able to walk across the property to crash at night and it was a blast to have all of our closest friends/family in the same place all weekend. For anyone who is questioning whether or not to have a wedding here, DO IT! You won't be sorry! Thanks Pine Peaks staff for helping us make our dream wedding come true!Sent on 12/30/2018
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Andrew Rudlang · Married on 12/08/2018
We had a Perfect, Stress-Free Wedding!
Pine Peaks Event Center amazed us at every turn. They have every last detail down, especially the ones we did not think of! Although we believed we came in with a good grip on everything (and we did have the majority of the important details covered), Dave, Julie, and Cory filled in all the gaps to make our day more special than we ever hoped for. They provided excellent help and ideas wherever the opportunity arose, and yet they also allowed us to execute our own vision and dreams however we so desired for all the aspects of the wedding that we had predetermined ambitions for. The partner vendors worked together seamlessly to make the entire process effortless for us.Sent on 12/12/2018
We cannot emphasize enough that Pine Peaks is not merely a beautiful building set out in a delightful countryside setting; the owners and staff made a personal investment of their time and energy to bring our dream wedding to life and treated us like their own family. We could not be happier with our decision to book Pine Peaks Event Center for our special day. We would encourage anyone looking for the perfect place for their own ideal wedding to come visit this wonderful locale, and we are looking forward to returning here to celebrate the weddings of friends and family who have already told us they felt the same magic we experienced in this fabulous setting.
Pine Peaks Event Center's reply:Kiah and Andrew thank you. You blessed our venue with a wonderfully planned and executed wedding and we were in awe the entire weekend. Your first dance was wonderful and we would advise every couple to take a few dance lessons to look good on the dance floor. You guys rocked your wedding. Have a happy life and thanks again
Erika Krebs · Married on 12/01/2018
Amazing! Everything went perfectly, exactly what I imagined and more!
The BEST place to get married. Dave and Julie really know what they’re doing and made this such a smooth and easy process. They had ALL the decorations and more and Julie really has an eye for decoration and making it exactly how you want. They are very organized and have so many fun ideas. The retreat house was so nice to have as well! We had our whole wedding party with us the whole weekend and we had so much fun. Both the event center and retreat house are beautiful and worked out so well. The land that the event center is on is beautiful and there are tons of pine trees around so it’s lerfect for outdoor pictures. Highly recommend this place!!!Sent on 12/12/2018
Pine Peaks Event Center's reply:Erika and Ryan thank you so much for this Five-Star review. Yes, our venue is designed to be the perfect wedding venue and we are so happy that you found us and made it perfect for your wedding.
Hannah · Married on 10/13/2018
Pine Peaks is amazing!
My husband and I are so happy we went with Pine Peaks for our wedding weekend. Two reasons made us ultimately choose Pine Peaks: 1) you are able to be there from Wednesday through Sunday rather than just 24 hours, and 2) their huge decoration library meant that I didn’t have to spend an extensive amount of time creating my own decorations or spending loads of money on them. They had everything I needed regarding decoration. The space, inside and out, is already so beautiful I didn’t need much to make it into my vision. The days leading up to the wedding were great - because of the Retreat House, our entire wedding party was there for support. The parking space for campers allowed our parents to be there as well. Dave & Julie were there everyday to answer questions or offer help, as well as their staff, Corey, who was also super helpful throughout the entire experience. I never had an issue with communication. Our wedding day was amazing!!! Dave, Julie and Corey were there to help all day. The only suggestion I have for the venue is to offer options for catering, rather than hold an exclusive contract with Maurceries. The food was great, but I was disappointed with bar staff. That being said, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Thank you Pine Peaks!!!Sent on 12/21/2018
Pine Peaks Event Center's reply:Hi Hannah and Kris, thank for this great review for Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center. You both were great to work with and we loved your vision for your special day. Regarding Maucieri's bar staff, we are in the process training to ensure complete satisfaction from their bar for events in the future. Thank again and have a happy life.