Here comes the bride

I’ve never been to a wedding in the Twin Cities area, but I imagine there’s a wealth of interesting places to get hitched (or to have a reception). Since I’m in the beginning stages of wedding planning (for my man and I), I’m curious about the possibilities.

One thing that has sprung to mind has been an elegant ceremony and reception at the Conservatory’s North Garden. Of course, that’s a big price to pay to have 35 guests, and we don’t want a wedding large enough to warrant the larger gardens. We’re definitely on a budget, and I’d prefer an indoor wedding and reception, since I prefer predictability (and we might get married in the winter).

Of course, another idea thrown about has been renting several lanes and shoes for all at a bowling alley, buying a lot of beer and pizza, and ushering in our new life together wearing matching bowling shirts, so I don’t know if “elegant” is necessarily what we’re going for.

3 Comments so far

  1. Kristi (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 11:30 pm

    I could recommend the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. That’s where I got married. Depending on the individual theater you choose, the ceremony can even be performed on stage! And they have a variety of theater sizes to choose from. The food wasn’t too shabby either. Definitely worth checking out.


  2. Lex (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 11:39 am

    My friends got married at The Heights theater. They’re big movie fans, and it was a winter wedding full of Christmas-movie references and all of us bridesmaids wore silver-screen era dresses.

    They had their reception at the alumni hall at the U of M.


  3. Clare (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 3:27 pm

    My husband and I got married at the Lyndale Peace Garden in Minneapolis. It was inexpensive, BEAUTIFUL and easy since we didn’t need many ‘props’ or flowers because of the beauty that nature already gave us.

    For our reception we rented out the Bryant Lake Park Pavilion in Eden Prairie. It was also just beautiful.



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