The Gardens of Castle Rock | Minnesota Wedding Venue & Event Center
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Celebrate Love

Never ending joy, share the magic with family and friends....

Embrace Passion

Get lost in the moment, surround yourself with the natural beauty....

Cherish Design

Manifest personal expression, create a truly unique event...,

Welcome to The Gardens of Castle Rock

Weddings & Events: A Beautiful Setting

The Minnesota Wedding Venue & Event Center providing a beautiful setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies & receptions, and special events. Located at Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping among the beautiful display gardens and landscaping. The Gardens are located in the lower South Metro area, a short distance from the Twin Cities. We are five miles south of Farmington and eight miles north of Northfield on Chippendale Avenue / MN HWY 3.

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  • Four Ceremony Sites

    Choose the site that is most reflective of who you are and what you want to share with family and friends! A Beautiful Setting for Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions at The Gardens of Castle Rock.

  • The Reception

    Create the perfect party to share with family and friends! Move seamlessly from the ceremony to the reception. Relax! It's all in one spot!

  • A Beautiful Setting

    Nature surrounds you every where at The Gardens! Mature trees, open lawns, perennial gardens, landscaping and flower containers all in harmony. There's beauty in every direction!

  • 01

    It's Your Day!

    You should be able to make the decisions about your special day. From the ceremony site to the catering, you plan what's best for you!

  • 02

    Complete Package

    Make it easy on you and your guests. Spend more of your precious day with family and friends, not driving all over... everything is in one location.

  • 03

    Beautiful Memories

    The Gardens is a photographer's paradise! So many beautiful areas to capture the day's events. From the woods to the country side, the rustic structures to all the pergolas, there's never a shortage of unique and beautiful areas to capture the memories.

 Four Ceremony Sites to Choose From…

  • The Grand Promenace Ceremony Site at The Gardens of Castle Rock

    The Grand Promenade

    Formal White Pergola with 12' paver walkway down the center with lush grass on both sides.

  • Wedding in the Woods Ceremony Site at The Gardens of Castle Rock

    Wedding in the Woods

    Natural and intimate, a short stroll down the country road to the Boho Wedding Arch... magical!

  • The Lath House Ceremony Site at The Gardens of Castle Rock

    The Lath House

    Rustic wood structure tucked back in the hill covered in grape vines... amazing!

  • The Lawn Ceremony Site at The Gardens of CastleRock

    The Lawn

    Open and free to create any style your heart can imagine...

  • White Pergola and Fall ColorWhite Pergola and Fall Color
  • Reception AreaReception Area
  • White Pergola in the FallWhite Pergola in the Fall
  • Beautiful TablescapeBeautiful Tablescape
  • Ceremony on the GrandCeremony on the Grand
  • Just MarriedJust Married
  • Beautiful FlowersBeautiful Flowers
  • Love on the FireplaceLove on the Fireplace
  • White PergolaWhite Pergola

The Best Options and Flexibility For Your Special Day

  • Awesome Flexibility

    • Enjoy the flexibility to design, create and schedule your day the way it works best for you!
    • Ceremony Site & Time
    • Wedding Party Photos
    • Reception Time
    • Decor Setup & Take down

  • Catering Options

    • It’s your decision! The Gardens has an open catering policy, welcome licensed and insured caterers.
    • Choose your cuisine
    • Choose level of service
    • Buffet or sit down
    • Choose your caterer!

  • Beverage Options

    • The Gardens has an open policy on beverages allowing you to host your own party to the level you desire.
    • You need a trained bartender
    • Hire a Deputy Sheriff
    • Provide Insurance
    • Beverage service available

  • The Complete Package

    • The Complete Rental Package makes it easy to design & plan an unforgettably unique wedding at The Gardens! Endless possibilities!
    • Tent, Tables & Chairs included
    • Bridal Suite & Groom’s Room
    • Wi-Fi Network & Sound Systems
    • No Hidden Fees