Weddings at Juliane James Place are fun. Really fun.  

We created Juliane James Place for those who always envisioned a wedding in nature, for those who just started thinking about their wedding for the first time, and for those who didn't think weddings were for them. And also, because weddings are big fun.

We're into transparency at JJP. We know choosing a venue involves vetting a ton of information. Here you'll find quick facts, info on what's included, photos of real weddings, and pricing info. If you'd like more info after taking a look, hit us up via the Contact page or at info@julianejames.com.

 

 

A few things of note to know, if you want to know if we are your venue

We host weddings from June - October.

We limit wedding bookings to 10 a year.

We tour for and book weddings all year round. Tours are available by appointment. We do not do tours on Sundays during football season. 

We host weddings of up to 150 guests - invite less than 190 of your nearest and dearest and you're golden.

Couples are encouraged to bring dogs. 

We keep the address unlisted for privacy.

We require guests to take buses to and from the property. Guests love it once they realize you're bringing them into the middle of the woods. And we all love not worrying about folks drinking and driving and dodging deer and foxes. 

Couple's purchase their own alcohol, and hire bartenders from Liquid Motion to serve it. We believe weddings should have beer, wine, and liquor, if that's what you're into.  

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

We allow homemade desserts

We try to kill every last mosquito (without harming bees)

 

 

Planning a wedding can be a part time job. We provide event basics and planning tools so you can enjoy getting married.

Overnight for up to 10 (including couple)

Use of main house and cabin for gathering, lodging, and wedding day prep for wedding party

Access to the property from the time your rental begins, 12pm Friday or 11am Saturday, through 12pm on Sunday

Use of our ceremony seating and stage with arbor, cocktail tables, bars, harvest tables, tent, cafe and string lights, dance floor, and handled mason jars

Use of bathroom in main house for couple and wedding party during wedding - guests use two included (very clean) portable restrooms

Use of our planning software where you can: 

  • access a list of our favorite vendors for you to explore
  • personalize our suggested itinerary 
  • upload your guest list to keep track of meals and RSVPs
  • drag and drop guests into our floor plan
  • set planning reminders and access budgeting tools
  • keep track of vendor information in one place

An on-site planning meeting at the venue prior to your wedding to help you plan for your wedding at JJP

Ceremony  + rehearsal coordination should you not have a professional handing this

 

 

The realest of couples, having the realest of weddings

The couples who marry at Juliane James Place are a diverse group of amazing people who want their weddings to reflect them, not a pre-conceived notion of who they are supposed to want to be when getting married. They are 50% from out of state, 50% from within Minnesota. 

If slideshows aren't your thing, click on the couple's name to view a non-carousel style gallery.

 
 

Inclusive pricing without surprises

We believe in transparent, inclusive pricing at Juliane James Place - decoding venue pricing doesn't have to be a part of the planning process. We provide the framework for getting married at a non-traditional venue. You simply hire your vendors, bring in your decor, and food and beverage accoutrement and you're good to go to get on getting married.

 

 

2018 Rates

Pricing includes $2500 of inventory use (detailed below), to save you the cost and trouble of renting. Half-payment due at booking. Remainder due six months out from rental date.

Saturday: $9,100

  • Property access from 10am Sat. through 12pm Sun.
  • Includes Sat. overnight for 10 people

Full Weekend: $9,900 

  • Property access from 12pm Fri. through 12pm Sun.
  • Includes Fri. and Sat. overnight for 10 people

Full Weekend with Welcome Event: $11,400 

  • Property access from 12pm Fri. through 12pm Sun.
  • Includes Fri. and Sat. overnight for 10 people and welcome event for up to 40 people on-site
 

 

Inventory Value

  • 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, 200' of globe lights in tent, string lights around property) ($250 value)
  • Chalkboard signs ($50 value)
  • 175 handled mason jars at the bar ($225 value)
  • Vintage furniture (three chairs, some buffets for food and dessert) ($400 value)
  • Rustic bar ($300 value) 
  • Cocktail tables made of barn wood ($150 value)
 

 

In addition to the cost here, couples are required to take out a $1 million liquor-liability policy for approx. $200. Couples getting married in September and October may be required to rent a tent heater for approx. $350 that we will secure and set-up for you. Additional bathrooms can be rented for approx. $100, as well as ADA bathrooms for approx. $200.