St. Cloud, Minnesota, has many nice indoor and outdoor locations for weddings.
St. Cloud, Minnesota, is located 60 miles northwest of St. Paul and Minneapolis along the banks of the Mississippi River. Couples planning to marry in this thriving community of more than 60,000 will find many options for their event. St. Cloud offers many well-appointed recreational parks and gardens for outdoor wedding, and a wide selection of banquet halls and hotels for indoor weddings.
St. Cloud has more than 91 parks and recreation areas from which to choose for your wedding. Three park options to include are St. Cloud Park, Munsinger Gardens and the Knights of Columbus Park.
St. Cloud Park, with its picnic area, public pool and playground for children, is suited for a casual outdoor wedding. Munsinger Gardens and the Knight of Columbus Park are both located along the Mississippi River. These parks offer couples a handicap-accessible facility with a large field, scenic gardens and a pavilion for a more formal setting.
The overall cost of a park wedding in St. Cloud varies. Weddings may require a number of permits in addition to park rental fees. Aside from the permit to hold a park wedding, according to Section 237 of the Civic Facilities Conduct and Use Regulations, any decorating and use of catering services also requires a permit.
Banquet Hall Weddings
St. Cloud features many banquet halls for large indoor weddings and receptions. The 400 Supper Club supports wedding parties of up to 400 people. Professional wedding services include catering by experienced chefs. The St. Cloud Country Club offers a view of the Mississippi River and provides banquet space for up to 200 wedding guests, plus professional catering. Cedar Point Ballroom is a professional ballroom and banquet facility that supports up to 380 wedding guests.
St. Cloud has a number of hotels with facilities for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Kelly Inn is a Best Western hotel adjacent to the St. Cloud Civic Center, offering complete catering services and several banquet rooms for big and small weddings. AmericInn Lodge and Suites, located near the Stearns Historical Museum and the Munsinger Clemens Botanical Gardens, hosts small weddings, receptions and other wedding-related gatherings in its lobby and hospitality room. The Radisson Suites St. Cloud has six meeting rooms for weddings of all sizes. Catering and audio/visual equipment is available.
Unique Venue Weddings
Sometime couples just want to add a little whimsy to their happy day. If so, a nontraditional wedding venue may be the answer. Couples looking to begin the thrill ride of marriage by being wed on a water slide should head to Summerland Family Fun Park. Other amenities include miniature golf, batting cages and a picnic shelter. Although the Optimist Climbing Wall was designed primarily for middle school age children, the event space is available to rent for all occasions, including weddings. Crossfire Paintball is a truly unique St. Cloud wedding location. After getting married in this casual setting, the newlyweds and their entire wedding party can wage a paintball battle.