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The Woods

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About The Woods

The rustic beauty of nature encircles The Woods wedding venue in Brainerd, Minnesota. A unique outdoor wedding venue tucked within Minnesota’s woodland offers a full-service wedding experience for couples and their guests. Beyond the ceremony and reception amenities, lodging and transportation make for a beautiful, accessible and stress-free experience.

Facilities and Capacity
The unique quality of the outdoor ceremony structure and area highlight The Woods as a classic and rustic-chic wedding venue. Nature surrounds the outdoor wedding area, offering intimate seclusion and a lush natural backdrop. Following the ceremony, walk to the reception and enter the reception hall through a rustic barn door. The event hall seats 300 guests for dining, dancing and general celebration. The full-service nature of this venue includes lodging options for couples and their guests. Choose from a guest cottage, A-Frame, and 13-room hotel for lodging needs. An outdoor patio that houses four fireplaces and a game area further exemplifies the unique and inclusive atmosphere of The Woods wedding venue.

Services Offered
The Woods provides services beyond the day of the wedding, including lodging, transportation and an on-site restaurant and bar. Couples can also choose to host their engagement party, bridal shower and rehearsal dinner at the venue. Both an on-site wedding planner and chef add to the stress-free planning and day-of event implementation. The Woods provides an on-site shuttle service and golf cart rental for easy and accessible transportation. Event services included within this venue are:

  • Accommodations
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet

Cuisine
Couples who choose to work with the event coordinator at The Woods also have access to a full-service restaurant and expansive catering options. Options for cuisine include buffet style, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, servers and tasting stations. In addition, the venue can accommodate food selections for a cocktail reception and welcome couples bringing in an outside cake. The flexibility between dining options adds to the full-service accommodations the venue provides.

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4.9 out of 5.0

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Benedict Hoge

Married on 06/21/2019

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

All Around Amazing

So much can be said about this venue. They were super easy to work with and super flexible with how we wanted our wedding to go. As long as it's legal, they will allow anything that is able to work - ... Read more We were able to have legal fireworks that pro sports teams get, we ended up having a 10 minute fireworks show that were better then the 4th of July. The Woods price is perfect to be able to allow you to spend in other areas, price is very nice when renting their indoor/outdoor venue. They have 2 houses on site you are able to rent so you don't ever have to leave or run to multiple different sites. The on site hotel helps guests to stay as well, they do also over shuttle services, golf cart, and more. The outdoors setting makes for great photos and a great venue. They do all the setup and take down of everything they own and supply the DJ equipment as well. Very cost effective and very helpful, they supply a lot to make sure your wedding goes off perfectly. I can't recommend this place enough, they kept in touch with us during the wedding and made sure that we were always supplied or helped out where needed. They even helped cover part of the cost of a band to come in the night before so we could have a pre-party/bachelor an bachlorette party on site. What an amazing place, amazing staff, amazing ac-commendation, amazing price, amazing food, and so much more. This place at a minimum is worth going to and speaking with them about what they can do, highly recommend going with them though to make for an easy wedding experience.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Married on 05/25/2019

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

Everything is More Amazing than you’d Think!

The Woods was the most perfect venue I could have asked for! The grounds and ceremony site were beautiful and made for amazing photos! The entire staff was amazing! We got to tour the venue with the ... Read more owner, Terri, and Becky, our event coordinator was always happy and helpful with any questions we had! Katie was also amazing helping with anything and everything we could have needed if Becky wasn’t available! She even helped me surprise my (now) husband with shots before we walked back down the aisle after the big “I do!” I couldn’t have asked for a better place to get married and kick off our lives together! Bonus: our dogs even got to be in the wedding!

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Jenna Johnson

Married on 02/16/2019

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

Perfect off site caterer

We used The Woods to cater our wedding at a cabin in Aitkin. We were planning our wedding from the cities and worked with Becky to plan everything from afar. We didn't have time to do a tasting, but ... Read more figured that a pasta buffet was hard to screw up so we just booked it and HOLY CRAP they exceeded our expectations in every way! The pasta sauces were made from scratch by an amazing chef. All night long people kept asking us where we got the food and complimenting everything. The appetizers were insane. My only regret is not going back for seconds. They were professional, on time, cleaned up after themselves, filled water glasses, and made sure there was more than enough food. Our ceremony was in the next room and I had no idea they were even there. Seriously, I can't say enough nice things about them. Everything was so smooth and delicious. Thank you to Becky and all the staff!!

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