1 . Grand View Lodge

Nisswa, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 758 - 4381

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A breathtaking location, a devoted staff, and first-class facilities and technology combine to make Grand View Lodge Minnesota's premier event center. Whether you need a venue for a corporate retreat, wedding, or family reunion, Grand View is set on creating a unique experience that suits your group's needs perfectly. Voted the "Best Resort with Meeting/Event Space" by Minnesota Meetings and Events, your meeting can be as intimate or grand as you'd like. Meeting rooms ranging from 513 square feet to 6,400 square feet house your unforgettable events. Aside from grand accommodations, there are a large number of services provided. Full catering, entertainment booking, lodging, and dining help create an event to suit your needs. Most importantly, the expert event planners help you customize your stay and create the perfect ambiance. Wireless internet service, video conferencing, onsite audio/visual services, and more make for a cutting edge business presentation. And, a beachfront venue and a ballroom that seats 400 makes your wedding dreams a reality!

Address

23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa, Minnesota 56468

Highlights

Over 25,000 square feet of meeting space spread across 17 total meeting and event rooms make this is ultimate venue to take care of business or celebrate life's many milestones!

Related Onsite Offerings

Unwind after a big event at the Glacial Waters Spa, which showcases breathtaking Minnesota scenery and a host of rejuvenating treatments.

2 . Cragun's Resort and Hotel

Brainerd, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 835 - 0564

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Situated in Minnesota's lush wilderness, Cragun's Resort and Hotel creates a tranquil, distraction-free environment for meetings and a Brainerd fairytale wedding venue. Featuring 47,000 square feet of meeting space and 44 rooms, you'll have no problem finding a place to hold your corporate retreat. High-speed wireless internet, an on-site AV center, and an on-site business center ensure that you'll be equipped with state-of-the-art business amenities. You'll have no reason to get the wedding bell blues with such a stunning venue and a helpful staff. Spring, summer, and fall weddings highlight the beauty of each season and can be intimate ceremonies or grand galas. The most popular wedding ceremony is the patio of Cragun's Legacy Clubhouse overlooking the manicured grounds of Cragun's Legacy Golf Courses. All this meeting space and natural splendor also serves as the perfect place for a family reunion. No matter the event, Cragun's is sure to make it unforgettable!

Address

11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Related activities

On the sparkling shores of Gull Lake, plenty of aquatic adventures await after you've taken care of business. Fish, canoe, and experience a wealth of water sports at this outdoor oasis!

Related Onsite Offerings

Cragun's Spa is the perfect place to unwind with a massage, facial, or other soothing treatment. Pamper your taste buds at the Legacy Grille!

3 . Madden's on Gull Lake

Brainerd, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 788 - 2154

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Madden's on Gull Lake combines an idyllic location and fantastic facilities to create one of Minnesota's best event centers. The sparkling shores of Gull Lake and the lush green landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding. The wedding coordinator will assist you with everything from preparation up to the "I do's." Get away on your corporate retreat with 1,000 acres of North Woods beauty and outstanding meeting spaces. Make it a family reunion to remember at this outdoor oasis. Two spacious houses accommodate anywhere from 12 to 24 people and feature sprawling living rooms. Event coordinators can plan a wealth of activities like hiking, fishing, and more. Holiday parties are a blast when you dine at the Classic Grill, which hosts up to 100 guests. Get away from the everyday with an event at Madden's!

Address

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401

Highlights

The Classic at Madden's is one of Minnesota's best golf courses! Meandering through the woods, this championship course is a breathtaking golf experience.

Related Onsite Offerings

Find some time for fun splashing around in one of five swimming pools or having a beach bash on over a mile of Gull Lake sandy shoreline!

4 . Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior

Lutsen, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 259 - 9285

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Minnesota's most romantic and historic resort creates unforgettable wedding, reunion, and corporate retreat memories! At Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, a breathtaking North Woods setting and contemporary amenities make for an extraordinary event destination. Your choice of indoor or outdoor wedding venues can place you and your soul mate at the edge of Lake Superior or in an elegant indoor setting. A grand ballroom or the beach will house your reception. Take care of business in the Superior Ballroom or the Nelson Suite, both of which feature plenty of space and all the amenities you need for a perfect meeting. Spacious balconies provide you with fresh air and a fresh perspective. Townhomes and condos house family reunions, anniversaries, or girlfriends' getaways. Let the experienced staff help you plan your unforgettable event!

Address

5700 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612

Highlights

An experienced planner will help you plan a beach barbecue or a special dinner in the conference room, host a dinner reception with hors d'oeuvres, and ensure that you'll have access to the many area activities.

Related activities

The outdoors await! Hike through the Superior National Forest in the summer and try downhill or cross country skiing in the winter!

5 . Thumper Pond Golf Course & Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 294 - 7981

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The beautiful, natural setting of Minnesota's Otter Tail Country makes it the perfect place to host your group event. At Thumper Pond Golf Course & Resort, you will find flexible function spaces that can accommodate groups of up to 300 people. Ideal for business retreats, reunions and weddings, this Central Minnesota destination offers everything you need to take the stress out of planning. Company meetings, seminars, or functions will have access to a variety of elegant rooms to gather and work. With complimentary wireless internet, overhead projectors, lavalier microphones, LCD projectors, whiteboards with markers and podiums, you're well-equipped and ready for whatever program you have planned. The resort can also help you with room setup and cleanup, along with full-service catering from the onsite restaurant! If you're here for a wedding celebration, you're sure to fall in love with the stunning golf course views and luxury venues for your ceremony and reception. The professional staff will happily assist with room blocks for your guests, entertainment, and catering services to ensure your big day goes off without a hitch!

Address

00 Thumper Lodge Road, Ottertail, MN 56571

Highlights

The onsite 18-hole championship golf course and 12,000 square foot indoor waterpark are sure to keep you entertained during your group event!

Related Onsite Offerings

The resort offers an efficient business center and audio/visual equipment to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible.

6 . BlueWater Lodge

Walker, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 775 - 0983

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BlueWater Lodge is well-known as one of Minnesota’s premier all-age resorts, filled with enough comfort and fun for even the most picky of families. But less-known is their ability to plan and host incredibly successful events.

Featuring the newest and largest event facility on Leech Lake, BlueWater Lodge has everything and anything your event could possible require. Luxurious chandeliers, a booming sound system, and enough space for 400 guests means that you’ll have access to the finest in amenities, so much so that your guests will leave with their jaws on the floor. When you’re not at your event, enjoy BlueWater Lodge’s beautiful grounds and lake. Perhaps a little fishing, even?

Address

7051 Wintergreen Trail NW, Walker, MN 56484

Highlights

Boat rentals are available at a marina, and there's a boat ramp.

Getting there

The resort sits four miles away from the quaint town of Walker!

7 . Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior

Tofte, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 552 - 1914

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A breathtaking North Shore setting is perfect for your event at Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior! This tranquil location is perfect for mixing business and pleasure. At Bluefin Bay, the inspiring Lake Superior location is sure to clear everyone's heads and help them get down to business. The resort's "North Coast Concierge" can design, guide, and outfit your entire retreat for team-building and more. Conference facilities include breakaway areas and equipment. The array of amenities will house your perfect family reunion. Enjoy in-suite fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and awe-inspiring views of Lake Superior. Your guestroom, suite, condo, or townhome may include a sprawling deck, a private balcony, a bubbling Jacuzzi, or a flat-screen television. Once you've experienced all your lodging has to offer, go explore the outdoor oasis of Tofte, Minnesota. Traverse the ruggedly beautiful terrain of the Sawtooth Mountains or hike through the tree-lined trails of Superior National Forest. Embark on a fishing trip on Lake Superior or just dive in for a refreshing swim. When the winter wonderland arrives, coast through the snowy landscape on a cross country skiing expedition or warm your fingers by the wood-burning fireplace. Reach the height of relaxation at the Waves of Superior Spa. No matter what the event, Bluefin Bay makes for an unforgettable stay!

Address

7192 W. Highway 61, Tofte, Minnesota 55615

Related activities

Lake Superior offers four seasons of fun! Bluefin Bay sits in the midst of the serene, forested wilderness leading up to it, featuring the spectacular Temperance River and its falls, the stone cliffs dotted with lighthouses, and miles of hiking and biking trails.

Related Onsite Offerings

Don't want to leave your four-legged friend at home. No worries. Bluefish Bay offers pet friendly rooms for your furry companion!

8 . Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

Deerwood, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 464 - 3641

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Bring your next event into the friendly arms of Ruttger’s Bay Lodge, where the fish are always biting and the staff is always alarmingly hospitable. They have venues, personality, and fun in bulk, and invite you and your group to come partake today!

Whether you have an event already planned or are simply looking for something to do, Ruttger’s is the place for you. The small town of Deerwood brings untold charm- lots of shops, and plenty to farm. If you’re down for some team building, Ruttger's offers giant outdoor Twister, human bingo, aqua golf, horseshoes, and a high ropes course. Each will bring your group closer together, and will make for an exceedingly memorable event. And that’s saying nothing about their luxurious cabin accommodations! Long story short, you’ll be glad you came and hosted your event at Ruttger’s.

Address

25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444

Population

525 as of 2013

Fun facts

The Ruttger family opened the resort all the way back in 1898!

9 . Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort

Isle, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 967 - 0739

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You won't find many options in the state of Minnesota that offer a better venue to host your next group event than Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort in Isle. Whether you are bringing the family together for a reunion, holding an off-site training session for the office, or planning your dream wedding, Appeldoorn's has exactly what you're looking for!

The new event center at the resort features a ballroom measuring over 2,500 square feet with 14' ceilings that create a spacious feel for your occasion. There are two additional conference rooms available for those business groups need to break off into Small Group Sessions. The catering kitchen, private bathrooms, and a separate covered entry makes hosting any event convenient. The upstairs of the event center houses an additional 990-square foot meeting room complete with a kitchenette, private bathroom, and fireplace. The private apartment suite upstairs is the perfect location for a host to stay during an event or a beautiful honeymoon suite for any bridge and groom after their wedding! Appeldoorn's offers a full catering menu, making it easy to accommodate groups of 10 or 100. Whether you are looking for light appetizers or three full meals a day, you'll find a menu full of items everyone in your group is sure to love. The resort also has a list of preferred vendors for those groups needing additional lodging, dining, or other services!

Address

45401 Mille Lacs Parkway Isle, MN 56342

Highlights

You'll find a wide variety of accommodations available, serving a variety of travel needs during your stay at Appeldoon's Sunset Bay Resort. Choose from spacious cabins, suites, and RV sites. The upper level of the Lodge offers a few unique options as well!

Related Onsite Offerings

Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort offers four seasons of fun with plenty of activities for the entire family. Over 300' of sandy beach come in handy during the summer months, or your can explore Lake Mille Lacs by kayak and paddle boat. During the winter months, you can rent one of their fish houses and enjoy and unforgettable ice fishing experience!

10 . East Silent Resort

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 208 - 7975

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So you need to have an event, eh? You could have it at the nearby community center, hotel, or restaurant, cursing your peers to spend an entire day somewhere that doesn’t pique the interest in the slightest. OR you could come to East Silent Lake Resort where you’ll host an event your guests will never forget.

Of course, what you’re looking for is dependent on the event you’re hosting, but East Lake offers a plethora of venues and activities to choose from. If you’re interested in a little corporate-bonding, head out on the lake for some a pontoon ride or a guided fishing trip. Each will show you the pristine splendor of the surrounding environment. If you’re interested in a more secluded event, there are cabins available for rent and a golf course just begging to be played. So you tell us: do you want a boring event, or a stellar one? That’s what we thought.

Address

30424 410th St, Dent, MN 56528

Highlights

Free amenities include weekly barbecue dinners and ice cream socials!

Related activities

The resort is 7.2 miles from downtown Dent and 9.1 miles from Maplewood State Park.

11 . St. James Hotel

Red Wing, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 920 - 4615

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Planning an event in Minnesota anytime soon? The No. 9 pick on our list, St. James Hotel, offers you an ideal location and plenty of great amenities so that your event goes off without a hitch!

The hotel offers 14 meetings rooms, all with high-speed internet access, superb banquet facilities, state-of-the-art technology cababilities, and 62 elegantly appointed guestrooms that will keep everyone in your group comfortable and focused on the business at hand. St. James Hotel is also perfect for planning a Midwest wedding with ceremony, banquet, and ballroom spaces. Select your own romantic venue along the banks of the Mississippi River. All of your guests/co-workers will be blown away by the accommodations you'll find at St. James Hotel. Each room has been uniquely furnished to help transport guests to a simpler time. However, you'll still have wireless internet access and a flat-screen television with cable to ensure your connected throughout your stay!

Address

406 Main St. Red Wing, MN 55066

Population

Red Wing's population is 16,513

Fun facts

The St. James Hotel opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1875, after a group of 11 civic-minded businessmen recognized the need for a first-class lodging establishment in the port city of Red Wing, Minnesota, the wheat-trading center of the world. Architects from the Minnesota firm of E.P. Bassford outfitted the four-story Italianate structure in grand style with handsome furnishings, Brussels carpets in the lobby and English velvet carpet in the second floor ladies’ parlor. On opening night, guests marveled at the hotel’s modern features, including steam heat, hot and cold running water, gas on every floor and a state-of-the-art kitchen.

12 . Angle Outpost Resort & Conference Center

Angle Inlet, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 708 - 9558

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Angle Outpost Resort & Conference Center combines a rustic Lake of the Woods ambiance with modern amenities to create your event space oasis. Brainstorm in a spacious conference room that can accommodate up to 50 guests for seminars, informational meetings, or banquets. The beauty of the vast wilderness and Lake of the Woods is sure to inspire business travelers. The rustic yet refined cabins offer modern amenities like wireless Internet, satellite television, and fully-equipped kitchens and are perfect for family reunions. Step outside your door and enjoy an abundance of Lake of the Woods fishing, water activities, and - of course - time to bond. Reel in some trophy northern pike on a guided fishing expedition, kayak the sparkling shores, or hike through the lush woodlands. Business and pleasure unity at this event center!

Address

8206 Dawson Road, Angle Inlet, Minnesota 56711

Highlights

Reel in walleye, northern, muskie, and more on a fishing expedition. Cast from shore or rent a boat and search the waters for your trophy!

Related activities

After a successful meeting, enjoy a successful hunt! Hunters will find white-tailed deer and duck aplenty around Lake of the Woods; not to mention the idyllic scenery!

13 . McQuoid's Inn & Event Center

Isle, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 419 - 7218

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An inspiring setting inspires business travelers at McQuoid's Inn & Event Center! Located along the Mille Lacs Lake, this tranquil Minnesota setting is sure to help your team start thinking outside the box! Meeting rooms are A/V compatible as well as internet ready. Let the staff help plan, set up, and cater your team. Choose from four meeting rooms, which combine outstanding amenities and awe-inspiring views to create the perfect meeting environment. Make it a reunion to remember amongst the stunning natural splendor! Featuring a host of spacious accommodations, there's plenty of space for every member of your group. What is a vacation at McQuoid's without fishing? Set off on the sparkling shores of Lake Mille Lacs and reel in trophy muskie, northern pike, and bass. If you'd prefer to stay dry, hike through the lush nature trails or plan a hunting trip in the idyllic forest. When the winter wonderland arrives, snowmobile through the white-washed landscape. Business and pleasure combine at McQuoid's!

Address

1325 Highway 47, North Isle, Minnesota 56342

Highlights

Five-bedroom log condos can accommodate large groups for family reunions and feature amenities like fireplaces, cable television, gas grills and much more!

Related Onsite Offerings

Make your dream wedding a reality! The resort's wedding package includes the event space, room set, tables, chairs, PA system, and a suite for the bride and groom.

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