The Best Stillwater, MN, Wedding Venue for 2023

Stillwater MN Wedding Venue. photo of the exterior of the Water Street Inn

Along with the New Year often come big plans for significant life changes, and if you’re one of the lucky ones who’s engaged, our Stillwater, MN, wedding venue is a beautiful place to get married. Our Victorian-era Stillwater hotel sets an elegant tone with classic architectural details, comfortable lodging accommodations, and on-site amenities for all-inclusive events. The charming small town of Stillwater, on the banks of the St. Croix River, offers fun group activities and fantastic dining opportunities. Overall, it’s the perfect location for a destination wedding in Minnesota.

We offer a variety of options for your ceremony and reception when you allow us to host your special day at our Stillwater, MN, wedding venue! Larger events are best designed in the Grand Ballroom (maximum 250 guests)—we have multiple layouts depending on the size of your event. Papa’s Rooftop is one of the more impressive locales, with sweeping views of the River and outdoor fire tables (maximum 150 guests). And you’ll find additional outdoor space on the veranda and Lowell Park, which sits between the Inn and the St. Croix River.

The first step to booking our Stillwater, MN, wedding venue is chatting with one of our experienced event planners, send in an inquiry here, and we’ll be in touch shortly!

Stillwater MN Wedding Venue, photo of bride and groom getting married

The Ultimate Stillwater, MN, Wedding Venue for 2023

First of all, we’d like to offer our congratulations! Taking that next step in your relationship is such an exciting decision. And as we know from hosting hundreds of ceremonies and receptions at our Stillwater, MN, wedding venue, it can also be a stressful time. But that’s where we come in—your event will be seamless, and every detail will be taken care of—all you have to do is show up and enjoy it!

Here are five reasons why the Water Street Inn is the best Stillwater, MN, wedding venue for you:

  1. We offer you choices! From grand-scale indoor affairs and rooftop locations with sweeping views to a romantic gazebo or outdoor park setting on the River, you’ll have your pick of lovely spaces for your event.
  2. We offer the complete package with tables, chairs, linens, and tableware for all events—you won’t have to search for vendors when you book our Stillwater, MN, wedding venue. You’ll work closely with our event planner and staff to pick the layout you envision for your big day.
  3. Our culinary options are extensive. We offer anything from breakfast and lunch buffets to fine dining plated dinners with anything from tray-passed appetizers, carving stations, and gourmet additions like lobster tails and roasted meats. Our talented chefs pride themselves on creating impressive spreads. Thankfully, with three full-service restaurants on-site, catering events is a piece of cake! This also goes for beverage services.
  4. For all other services, we have a great list of recommendations (i.e., cake, photos, florist, and shuttles) for you. If it’s not something we handle personally at our Stillwater, MN, wedding venue, we love to offer you this selection of professional and vetted local businesses to fill those roles, many of whom are familiar with our location.
  5. Our charming small town of Stillwater is a great reason to book your event with us! The days before and after your ceremony should be reserved for bonding and quality outings with family and friends. Stillwater offers a host of exciting activities, either outdoor adventures, biking, hiking, or specialty tours. And for the beer or wine enthusiasts, there are plenty of breweries or St. Croix Winery for lovely tastings and afternoons in the vineyards. Find out more on our blog about Stillwater here.

Stillwater MN Wedding Venue, photo of a beautiful room for your wedding night

One of the Best Stillwater, MN Hotels for Romance

One of the most significant perks for those who choose our Stillwater, MN, wedding venue for their event is our on-site lodging accommodations. Our historic Stillwater Hotel has 61 guest rooms, offering plenty of space for overnight guests (chat with your event planner about room blocks as well). This adds to the liveliness of your event, as your closest friends and loved ones can just slip upstairs to their comfortable rooms instead of driving or heading elsewhere in town.

Our newlyweds often stay on longer to kick off their honeymoon! Stillwater is a great place for a romantic getaway, including private gondola rides on the River, hot air balloon excursions over the countryside, and intimate restaurants for lovely dinners for two. You’ll appreciate our Stillwater Hotel’s quiet and relaxing atmosphere as you begin your lifelong journey as a married couple. Head over to our availability calendar and start planning your event today! 

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