10 Things to Tell Your Guests about Your Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor weddings have become increasingly popular for couples seeking a unique and picturesque backdrop for their special day. However, attending an outdoor wedding requires some extra considerations for guests. There are numerous ways to communicate important information with your guests...

The Knot Best of Weddings: The Gardens of Castle Rock

What Couples are Saying about this Timeless Outdoor Wedding Venue in Minnesota Welcome to The Gardens of Castle Rock, a wedding and event venue in lower south metro – a short distance from the Twin Cities. Here you will find beautiful settings for your outdoor wedding...

Wedding Traditions: Something Old, Something New

The Transformational Story of the Heirloom Scotch Pine at the Heart of The Gardens Kahlil Gebran, the Lebanese-American poet once wrote, "Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky." That quote was from a book published in 1926, which roughly corresponds to the age...

10 Helpful Planning Tips for an Eco-Friendly Wedding

Planning a wedding is a thrilling and joyous experience, but it can also be quite overwhelming, both for the couple and for the environment. Traditional weddings often generate a significant amount of waste and have a sizable carbon footprint, which can be tricky to navigate...

Classic Elegance & Traditional Charm with a Lucky Rain Shower

When we imagine the perfect wedding day, we often picture clear skies, golden sunsets, and a gentle breeze carrying the sweet scent of flowers. But what if I told you that some of the most enchanting, unforgettable, and emotionally charged weddings have taken place under...

Cultural Fusion & Vintage Romance: An Early September Wedding

  As the brisk winds of August begin to give way to the first hints of autumn, September stands as a bridge between the carefree days of summer and the cozy embrace of fall. It's a month of transition, where nature paints its surroundings with a...

Tips & Tricks for Creating a Perfect Wedding Day Timeline

Spending time creating a wedding day timeline will ensure a smooth & stress-free wedding day for you, your sweetheart & all your guests. Hey there! If you're reading this, we're gonna go out on a limb and assume that you're getting married - so congratulations! While...

Cassandra & Andre’s Timeless Summer Garden Wedding

Real Wedding Spotlight: A timeless summer garden wedding full of once-in-a-lifetime moments. There's something special about summer weddings. The days are long, the nights are warm, and the whole world seems steeped in the nostalgia of days gone by. August 19th, 2022 was no different -...

Create a Wedding Reception Table Layout: 200-300 Guests

Arranging Your Reception Table Design to Suit Your Large Guest Count You've just jumped into planning a wedding! Que the wedding invitation designs, table décor, Pinterest boards, wedding dress decisions, and table layout designs! That's right. Here at The Gardens of Castle Rock, you get to...

Renee & John’s Glorious Minnesota October Wedding

Real Wedding Spotlight: Picturesque Fall Garden Wedding with Gorgeous Flower Arrangements, Modern Rustic Reception Décor, and Stunning Autumn Views. Renee and John's love story started with poetry. They met during a Latin poetry class freshman year at the University of Minnesota in Rochester. Their friendship blossomed...

Create a Wedding Reception Table Layout: 100-200 Guests

Open Seating or Assigned Seating? Traditional Head Table or King's Table? The Choice is Yours! Creating a comfortable, relaxing, and engaging guest experience for your wedding guests is a top priority for your wedding day. A key factor to your overall wedding reception aesthetic is the...

What If It Rains On My Wedding Day? 7 Helpful Insights

The Gardens of Castle Rock Embraces the Rain and We're Here to Help on Your Wedding Day. As an outdoor wedding venue in Minnesota, The Gardens of Castle Rock is no stranger to precipitation. We have witnessed first hand the fresh smell of the rain, the...

The Knot Best Of Weddings: The Gardens of Castle Rock

What Couples are Saying about this Timeless Outdoor Wedding Venue in Minnesota Welcome to The Gardens of Castle Rock! We are a wedding and event venue in the lower south metro area - just a short distance from the Twin Cities. Here you will find beautiful...

Kristen & Nick’s Relaxed Rustic October Wedding

  Real Wedding Spotlight: Crisp October weather, peak Minnesotan foliage, and rustic wedding décor created the perfect setting for Kristen & Nick's rustic outdoor wedding. They Met Years of travels and adventures led Kristen and Nick to each other...

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