Celebrate Your Love

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

Embrace Your Passion

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

Cherish Your Design

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

Welcome to The Gardens of Castle Rock

Weddings & Events: A Beautiful Setting

The Minnesota Wedding Venue & Event Center provides you a beautiful setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies & receptions, and special events.  The Gardens are located in the lower South Metro area, a short distance from the Twin Cities. You will easily find The Gardens five miles south of Farmington and eight miles north of Northfield on Chippendale Avenue / MN HWY 3.

To get started on your wedding email The Gardens or call 651-264-9510

“The Gardens of Castle Rock is by far the most beautiful outdoor wedding venue in Minnesota.” ~ Megan 

The Gardens welcomes all!  Couples that are looking to express who they are and share with family and friends in an environment that is grounded in beauty, nature and design. Where personal expressions are manifested in the ability to create an event that is truly unique. An event that is an extension of your values and beliefs found in your relationship. Come join us! Embrace passion and celebrate love at The Gardens.

  • 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 your family and friends! Move seamlessly from the ceremony to the reception. You can relax! It's all in one spot for you!

  • 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.

“What an AMAZING experience at The Gardens of Castle Rock! Every spot on the property is picture worthy and is so beautiful!” ~ Teri

 Four Ceremony Sites to Choose From…

The Gardens of Castle Rock_The Grand Promenade

The Grand Promenade

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


Wedding in the Woods

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

The Gardens of Castle Rock_The Lath House

The Lath House

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

The Gardens of Castle Rock_Lawn

The Lawn

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

The Best Options & Flexibility For Your Special Day

  • Awesome Flexibility

    • Design, create & schedule your BEST DAY EVER!
    • Only 1 event per day……YOURS!
    • Venue access 8:00 am – Midnight
    • Easily host events for 2-300 guests
    • You choose your vendors

  • Catering Options

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

  • Beverage Options

    • Open beverage policy allowing you to host to the level you desire
    • No alcohol minimums
    • Hire a pre-approved beverage service
    • Provide event insurance
    • Onsite security provided

  • The Complete Package

    • 4 ceremony sites to choose from
    • White 40′ x 100′ cathedral tent with gorgeous paver floor
    • 6,000 square feet of patio reception space
    • Gardens cedar tables, chairs & benches
    • Beautiful Gardens Suite & Gardens Cottage for dressing
    • Fiber optic Wi-Fi network & sound systems
    • And so much more!

“The Gardens had everything I was looking for in a venue: ability to bring in the caterer of our choosing, an outdoor ceremony location (they have four different ones you can choose from!), a tented reception, a big lawn for playing games, and a fireplace and patio for guests to mingle around. Literally perfect!  Not to mention, the gardens are absolutely GORGEOUS.” ~ Brittany

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