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About Rockwoods

Rockwoods is an all-inclusive wedding venue located in Otsego, MN which is between the Twin Cities & St Cloud. They offer a few different room options for nearly any size event. Offering wedding planning services, Rockwoods makes prepping for your wedding day enjoyable and stress-free. Their onsite wedding coordinators are there to assist every step of the way, from the initial planning to decorating and ensuring your day is spectacular. You get to have all of the fun of creating your day while they make it happen at their beautiful location.

Facilities and Capacity

The Woods & Prairie Room is a ballroom with a capacity of 336 guests seated or 400 for an open house-style event. Your guests will enjoy round table seating and a built-in double-sided bar.

The Four Seasons Room is a smaller room with a large fireplace and walls of windows overlooking a garden area that has a capacity of 60 people seated or 80 for an open-house style event.

Services Offered

These items are included for every wedding at Rockwoods:

  • planning assistance
  • a day-of wedding coordinator
  • catering & bar service
  • room set up & decorating
  • free onsite parking
  • a bonfire on the patio
  • A private wedding party room
  • dinner music
  • a wireless microphone
  • ceiling draping
  • dance floor
  • custom linens
  • complimentary centerpiece options
  • liability insurance
  • security services
  • coat room
  • food tasting

These items are also available:

  • indoor &/or outdoor ceremony options
  • wedding officiant
  • hotel right next door
  • discounted room rates for showers, rehearsal dinners, & gift openings
  • staging for a raised head table
  • preferred vendor services
  • chair covers

Whether you are looking for an elegant plated dinner, a homestyle buffet, or just hors d'oeuvres for your wedding, Rockwoods can take care of all your catering needs. They specialize in classic American cuisine but offer a large variety as well as customization. A variety of accommodations can be made for dietary needs, such as gluten-free, nut-free and lactose-free alternatives. They can also offer dessert for your wedding so you can enjoy something sweet to end the night.

Other Services
Full bartending services are also available. Choose from a limited, cash or open bar. Various beverages can be provided including champagne toasts, signature drinks, and premium liquor.

Rockwoods was opened in 2003 as Black Woods Banquet Center, an extension of the famous Duluth, MN restaurant. You will notice it carries may of the rich beautiful features from this historic Minnesota venue, even though they are no longer affiliated.

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Married on 10/09/2015

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

From start to finish Rockwoods did an amazing job! Through the whole planning process they answered all my emails and questions in a very timely manner. The stressed that this was our day so we could ... Read more could do what we wanted but were helpful when we asked for advise. The day of the wedding, they had the timeline exactly where it needed to be, nothing ran late, the food and service was amazing. All of my guests commented on how beautiful the venue is and how great everything was. Wouldn't change a thing!

Jennifer Stecker

Getting married on 05/05/2020

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

Wedding Reception at Rockwoods

Overall it was a fantastic place to have a wedding reception. Nothing to worry about - just have fun. Read more Overall it was a fantastic place to have a wedding reception. Nothing to worry about - just have fun.

Joanne Mcconnell

Married on 07/27/2019

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

100% recommend Rockwoods!

I came to the Rockwoods anxious and nervous about our wedding after having talked with other venues. This place was different. They took my sketchy plans and helped me explore options and choose the ... Read more wedding day of our dreams - not theirs! I felt personally connected to the Event Organizer staff after our first meeting! Our classy, small wedding and reception took place in their beautiful Four Seasons room with a fireplace and overlooking a garden patio- perfect for pictures. We choose the Pot Roast meal that was SO delicious! Servers and our coordinator were smiling, kind and helpful to all, from elderly to 1 year old! Definitely a professional 5 star day!

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