Tips & Advice

GETTING MARRIED AT THE OUTPOST CENTER

Deciding on a wedding venue is the most important booking you’ll make for your big day. We recognize that is a bold statement, but it’s true! Your wedding venue booking establishes your date, which sets the tone for the remainder of your wedding planning. It’s a big decision that can feel overwhelming and stressful. However, it can also be extremely exciting and exhilarating. Once you’ve made this huge decision, you can get to all of the other really fun planning!

There are a few important things to keep in mind when booking your venue- here is our quick list of things to consider/ask during your venue tour:

  • Do you host events all year long?

  • What are you options for indoor vs. outdoor celebrations?

  • Do you have on-site parking?

  • What vendors are we required to use?

  • Do we need insurance?

  • What is your capacity?

  • How long do we have use of the space?

  • Is a rehearsal included (if so, when)?

  • Who is responsible for set-up and clean-up?

  • What is the deposit?

  • When is the balance due?

  • Do you have a venue coordinator?

  • Do we need a wedding coordinator or planner?

  • Do you have a space that we can ready in?

  • What is included with the rental fee? Do we need to provide our own tables & chairs?

Knowing these answers will help you determine if it’s a viable option for your wedding- including if you can afford the space and if it will work for your guest list.

When comparing venues, it’s also important to factor in what is important to you about the wedding day. No two weddings are the same, so creating a list of priorities is critical for making the decision that makes the most sense for you as a couple.

Personally, we pride ourselves on the flexibility we offer. Not only can you host your ceremony and reception on-site (if you wish), but you can bring in all of your own vendors. This allows you to craft the day based on your unique vision, without the restrictions many other locations impose. Being able to host events in Minnesota year-round is also a bonus!

We’d love to provide you and your sweetheart a tour of the space! Contact us today to schedule a time!

Questions to Ask on Your Venue Tour

Making site visits is one of the most exciting moments of the wedding planning process! But it can also be overwhelming. What do you ask? How much do you budget? Is it big enough? Does it have the ambiance you imagined? Can you bring your own vendors or do you have to use the list provided? It can be a challenge to keep up. Luckily, we're here to help you get the most out of your venue tour! Here is a list of questions to ask to get your tour off on the best foot possible! 

  • What does the venue fee include?
  • What is the capacity?
  • How many events do you do per day?
  • When can we have access to the venue?
  • When do we have to leave?
  • If we want an extra hour for our reception (standard is usually fou), can we book that the night of or does it need to be booked in advance? Is there an additional fee? What is it? 
  • Who handles set-up and breakdown of the event?
  • Do you provide catering or do I provide my own?
  • Do I need a wedding coordinator or planner?
  • Who handles the cake cutting? 
  • Do we have access to the venue for a rehearsal? Is there a fee?
  • What happens if it rains? 
  • Am I allowed to choose all of my own vendors or is there a required list to choose from?
  • Where do we get ready?
  • Do you offer accommodations or have recommendations?
  • What else do I need to know? 

We would love to have you visit The Outpost Center! Email or call us [(952) 475-8095] to set-up your appointment today!

MINNESOTA WEDDING VENUE| GETTING MARRIED AT THE OUTPOST CENTER

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So you have questions about getting married at The Outpost Center- well we've got answers! You've already found your dream partner... we want to help you pull off your dream wedding! We know there are a lot of factors that go into selecting the perfect wedding venue. If you've been dreaming of wide open spaces, rustic charm and a location that is the perfect size for large and small events- we're here to tell you that you've found your match!

First, let's go through the fun stuff!

Wedding Ceremony Sites

We offer a choice of two outdoor wedding ceremony sites: Choose the crisp, manicured green space ceremony site with traditional, white garden chairs OR select our rustic, natural ceremony site held in a mowed field with wooden ceremony arbor, surrounded by natural tall grasses and wildflowers just beyond the timber shed.

After your ceremony, enjoy moving freely about the outdoor space. Enjoy your social hour in the outdoor kitchen patio area. Your guests will enjoy the picturesque farm scenery as they are entertained while playing lawn games and visiting at the fire pit.

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Wedding Reception Site

The Outpost Center building exudes "rustic elegance" in our reception space that has a charming, warm, barn atmosphere with seating up to 299. We offer a neutral color scheme with rustic, reclaimed barn wood accents! It's the perfect backdrop for you to create a casual or elegant setting. We are unique in offering this farm/barn venue for weddings, receptions and other celebrations YEAR ROUND as we are equipped with both A/C for the summer and heat for our MN winters! The interior of the building has three restrooms, a bridal ready lounge in the loft space, a room for the groomsmen and a kitchen for your caterer. 

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Amenities 

Your rental includes tables, white garden chairs and wooden spool tables on casters for social hour, lawn games and 3 bundles of firewood for enjoyment at our fire pit.

Terms & conditions

  • Enjoy the beautiful barn building and upper grounds for your special day beginning at 9am.
  • We ask that on Friday and Saturday the celebration be wrapped up and guests be departed by 11pm; tear down complete and vendors exiting by midnight.
  • Sunday schedule is 9am-10pm with vendors gone by 11pm. (If enjoying outdoor music, the amplification needs to cease by 8pm).
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit and $500 damage deposit due at signing of contract to secure date. The remaining 50% balance is due 180 days prior to the event. (If date chosen is already within 180 days, payment is due in full at contact signing).
  • Special Event Insurance Policy needs to be purchased within ONE week of signing our wedding contract. 
  • Alcohol: Beer and wine only, served by 1 of 3 approved vendors.
  • Food: You can choose from a vendor list that is given at our tour or select your own caterer.

Ready to book your tour?! Head on over to our contact page- we'd love to meet you!

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