where weddings in the woods happen well

Weddings

AVAILABILITY

We book 10 weddings a year. Dates are updated below as they book. Tours are available by appointment. Please let us know when you're able to tour when you inquire as we will be able to arrange a tour faster. We do not do tours on Sundays during football season. We tour for and book weddings all year round and host them from mid-June through mid-October.

QUICK FACTS

We limit our booking to 10 weddings a year 

Tours are available by appointment on weekdays and select weekends. 

We book weddings for mid-June through mid-October.

We host weddings of up to 150 guests. 

This means you can invite up to around 190 usually.

The 150 guests includes seated vendors and children.

Couple’s are encouraged to bring their dogs. 

Dogs are allowed in houses.

Weddings usually start anytime after 4:30 and end at 11:30pm.

We keep the address unlisted for privacy and because mapping devices don’t usually get folks to our property accurately. 

You can purchase your own alcohol: we allow beer, wine, and three types of hard liquor to keep it simple and keep purchasing easy for you. Bartending is through Liquid Motion and you contract directly with them for services.

You can choose a caterer from our list of pre-approved caterers including:

New Scenic Cafe

Chowgirls

Unique Dining

Blackwoods

We require guests who are able and not in wedding photos to take buses to the property. Trust us on this, they LOVE it. And we love not worrying about folks drinking and driving and dodging deer and foxes. 

PROPERTY RENTAL INCLUSIONS

Overnight for up to 8 (including couple)

Use of main house for prep for both members of the couple, either one upstairs/one downstairs, or together in the same room; or use of main house for one member of couple for prep and use of cabin for other member of couple. 

Use of cabin and main house for up to 12 people to get ready the day of 

This means using bathrooms/showers/changing on-site before the photos begin

Most family not included within the wedding party arrives for photos ready

Access to the property from 10:00AM-1:00AM the day of your wedding and until 12:00AM on Sundays for load out.

Access to and indoor bathroom use in main house for couple and up to 12 guests (wedding party usually) throughout the wedding. 

Parkin g is included for 25 cars--All other guests required to take bus to property 

VENUE COORDINATION INCLUSIONS

Use of our planning software where you can: 

access a list of our favorite vendors for you to explore.

personalize the suggested itinerary we upload using our template

access floor plans to drag and drop guests from your guest list into the our standard floor plan

upload your guest list to keep track of meals and RSVPs

One on-site planning meeting and walk through at the venue prior to your wedding to help you plan for your wedding at JJP

Ceremony  + rehearsal coordination on the day of should you not have a professional officiant handing this

WHAT WE PROVIDE

A 40‘x60’ Pole Tent with Cathedral Window Sidewalls

20 3’x8’ Harvest Tables

6 Barnwood Cocktail Tables

150 Vintage Wooden Folding Chairs

A 15'x15' Dance Floor

Globe String Lights and Italian Cafe Lights in the Tent

String lights across the property for lighting at night

Ceremony Seating Comprised of Benches, Chairs, and Double Wood Folding Chairs

Two portable restrooms and the option to add on an ADA bathroom for $200 if needed

A Fire Pit

A Rustic Bar Pondside

Vintage Sofas, Chairs, Buffets, and Tables

Access to the property for up to 25 people from 10am-4:30pm the day of your wedding

Guests allowed on-site from 4:30pm-11:30pm

Parking for 25 cars--all other guests required to take bus to property

A planning meeting prior to your wedding to help you plan for your wedding at JJP

Access to our wedding planning software 

Ceremony coordination should you not have a professional officiant

WHAT YOU PROVIDE

Decor--many of the items in photos on our website are available for rent on-site

Place Settings

Glassware

DJ

Food/Food Servers (Preferred List)

Liquor/Bartender (Liquid Motion Required)

These folks handle all food and beverage clean up and pack out all wedding garbage

Buses (Required Bus Company)

An Officiant

Your Flowers

Your Dessert

For day rentals: Professional Day-Of Coordinator as a point person for decor and timeline management and clean up - must stay through end of event

2017 Rates

  • Saturday: $6600 (includes Saturday overnight for 8 people)
  • Weekend no Rehearsal Dinner: $8400 (includes Friday and Saturday overnight for 8 people)
  • Weekend w/Rehearsal Dinner: $9900 (includes Friday and Saturday overnight for 8 people and event access both days)

Inventory Use Fee*: $2500

  • 20 Harvest tables ($1000 value)
  • 150 Vintage folding chairs ($900 value)
  • Benches and double wood school house folding chairs for ceremony ($1500 value)
  • String lights (200' of Italian cafe lights and 200' of globe lights in tent with tons of soft white led string lights around property) ($250 value)
  • Chalkboard signs you can write on ($50 value)
  • 175 handled mason jars at the bar (significantly lessens the amount of glassware needed as caterers can usually bring water and wine glasses for tables and you can give guests tags for their reuse) ($225 value)
  • Vintage furniture (two couches, three chairs, some buffets for food and dessert) ($400 value)
  • Rustic bar ($300 value) 
  • Cocktail tables made of barn wood ($150 value)

*Fee is mandatory and charged as a flat service rate for access and availability, fee is not dependent on usage. All value estimates are based on equivocal market rental costs in MN, excluding delivery fees, which have not been accounted for in these numbers.

Total Rental Price:

  • Saturday: $9100 (includes Saturday overnight for 8 people)
  • Weekend no Welcome Event: $10900 (includes Friday and Saturday overnight for 8 people)
  • Weekend w/Welcome Event: $12400 (includes Friday and Saturday overnight for 8 people and dinner for up to 40 people on-site)

WHERE GUESTS STAY

There are so many great local accommodations for your guests.  There are camping and motel locations directly off I-35 within about 15-25 minutes of JJP (America's Best Value Inn/Days Inn Hinckley) for those who are trying to overnight on a budget.  There are also the Grand Casino Hinckley, which has golfing, a spa, dining options, and of course the casino!  The Americinn in Moose Lake provides a more "up north" experience and has a room on-site for hosting welcome dinners.  We are also lucky to have two resorts that can host up to 100 guests between the two of them, the Waldheim Resort in Finlayson and the Sandlake Resort in Sturgeon Lake.  Both are about 15 minutes from our property and located on lakes for water sports.  The Waldheim can also host your rehearsal dinner on the shore if you secure the entire property for your guests or wedding party.