The Gardens’ Story…..what makes it so special

A one-of-a-kind story where passion and purpose align to create an amazing outdoor wedding venue. Born into a family with a strong appreciation for the natural environment, Glenn Switzer, the owner of The Gardens of Castle Rock, has been on a lifelong journey to align his...

The Knot Best of Weddings – Hall of Fame

The Gardens of Castle Rock recognized as one of the best Minnesota wedding venues by The Knot.   The Gardens of Castle Rock is pleased to announce that we have been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame from The Knot, a leading wedding...

Danielle & Tony’s Lush Green Wedding at The Gardens

Real Wedding Spotlight: Danielle & Tony’s lush green outdoor wedding was a magical blend of natural elements, ivory undertones & perfectly placed accent colors. Romance was heavy in the air for Danielle & Tony’s August wedding as the theme incorporated lush greens and natural elements with...

The Grand Promenade

A uniquely designed space where elegance and the natural environment come together to create a beautiful outdoor wedding experience. Couples looking to create an elegant wedding day style in a natural environment have the perfect option in The Grand Promenade ceremony site at The Gardens of...

The Wedding In The Woods

A Whimsical Forest Wedding Ceremony Location that You'll Want to Get Lost In.  Situated on the northwest side of The Gardens of Castle Rock in the dense foliage of the forest, The Wedding in The Woods provides a natural and intimate setting for couples looking for...

Jordan & Nick’s Dreamy Summer Garden Wedding at The Gardens

Real Wedding Spotlight: The dreamy summer ceremony under the lights of the Lath House created the perfect setting for Jordan & Nick to say their "I Do's". Tucked away within a small hill covered by trailing grape vines, the Lath House is a one-of-a-kind ceremony spot...

The Gardens Suite: The perfect space to prepare for your wedding day

Historic exterior design is reminiscent of the past while the interior space is full of modern touches making your wedding day completely stress free! “The new suite..…..THE BEST! I was so relaxed the morning of my wedding just sitting by the fire with my wedding party,...

Rachel & Graham’s Romantic Fall Wedding at The Gardens

Real Wedding Spotlight: September’s beauty was the perfect pairing for Rachel & Graham’s romantic fall wedding. There’s a reason September is one of the most beautiful months for outdoor weddings at The Gardens.  From the lush green trees with hints of golds and orange to the...

Stunning Outdoor Garden Wedding Reception Tent

More than just a tent, The Garden's wedding reception tent creates the perfect space for your uniquely designed wedding celebration. A classic century mate style with an elegant paver floor, The Garden’s wedding reception tent can easily accommodate 300 guests in its airy gathering space.  With...

Theresa & Will’s Gorgeous Spring Wedding at The Gardens

Real Wedding Spotlight: A bright May day set the ideal scene for Theresa and Will’s gorgeous spring outdoor wedding. There is something special about spring.  The gentle breeze.…the budding of trees….the start of new beginnings.  Nowhere is this truer than at a wedding, especially an outdoor...

A Classic Garden’s Original™ The Gardens Cedar Tables

Gorgeous Handcrafted Cedar Tables Add Beauty and Elegance to Your Special Day A Classic Garden’s Original™ The Gardens Cedar Tables were designed and created in the Workshop at The Gardens by master craftsman and venue owner, Glenn Switzer. These handcrafted beautiful western red cedars banquet tables are...

Maddie & Evan’s Elegant Outdoor Wedding at The Gardens

Real Wedding Spotlight: A beautiful June day was the perfect backdrop for Maddie & Evan’s elegant outdoor wedding. Can ultimate frisbee change your life?  For Maddie and Evan it did!  A sunny afternoon with a carefree game of ultimate frisbee turned out to be the start...

Wedding Dessert Table Ideas

Themed dessert tables are yet one more way to weave your vibe throughout your big day. Does your wedding have a vintage-glam theme? Serve white buttercream frosting cupcakes in ornate wrappers on blingy, tiered serving trays. Is your theme modern and chic? Present your traditional white...

15 Games and Entertainment Ideas for Your Outdoor Wedding

If you’re having an outdoor wedding this season, here are some great reception game ideas with a little something for everyone!   Your wedding day is surreal in so many ways. With close family, distant relatives, new friends and old college buddies, it can feel like a...

Love Your Budget and Your Wedding!

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too. But what if that isn’t entirely true. What if you can have the wedding of your dreams while operating within your budget? Here are 10 hot tips for a budget-friendly wedding that won’t break the...

2019 Wedding Color Trends

Wedding color trends are largely influenced by wider color trends across various industries   The 2019 wedding season is officially upon us! As brides plan for their big day, one of the first things they decide on is their color scheme. While most brides don’t realize it,...

Non-Traditional Wedding Day Ideas

Here are some fun, non-traditional ideas to get you started!   Not every couple wants a traditional church wedding with the large bridal party and bride and groom cake toppers. Your ceremony and reception should reflect your unique interests and personalities. Allow yourself to think outside the...

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