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“Happily Ever After” begins here…

Call us hopeless romantics, but there is nothing as enchanting as a wedding in the woods. Just Imagine say-
ing “I do” beneath a vine covered arbor surrounded by towering pines, sunlight peaking through the tree

tops, with crystal chandeliers hanging overhead providing a romantic glow to the forest below. You hear the
gentle whisper of the wind as a warm breeze caresses your cheek and you breath in deeply from the pine
scented air… how could anything be more dreamy? This is the Cathedral in the Pines. This is a holy place.
Your “happily ever after” begins here.
After this unforgettable moment shared with your loved ones and closest friends, you giddily walk, skip,
dance down the aisle of soft pine needles, hand in hand with your Love. The forest gives way to a romantic
century old barn that begs you to come in, dine, dance and be merry.
Welcome to Wilderness Wedding Barn…it’s truly magical!

“This place is nothing less than Magical! I’ve seen pictures of it and heard about it but seeing it and being there in person is a completely different experience.”

Sarah @ 3 Months Sun Photography

“First of all, can we talk about THAT VENUE -Wilderness Wedding Barn, owned by Sue and Jozsef Palavics. The number of people who told me it was the most beautiful venue they’ve ever been to was astounding and I hope sue and Jozsef heard it as often as I did. Not only is the venue breathtaking, but Sue and Jozsef are the kindest, biggest hearted people you will ever meet. They would give you the shirt off their back, and bend over backwards for anyone in need. Sue has such an eye for detail and decor, she did everything for my wedding based off my very vague ideas (oops ????).
Everything you saw in person or picture and thought “wow that’s beautiful,” we have Sue to thank for that ❤️” 
Alex Beach

What we offer

We know how stressful wedding planning can be so we are here to take some of that stress away. We have no hidden costs, no added charges for tables, chairs or display pieces and our large inventory of design items are free for you to use – we will even help with the design set up. Our onsite staff and Day of Wedding Coordinator are there to ensure that your day runs smoothly, down to the smallest detail. At the end of the night we take care of the tear down, cleaning and trash removal so you can take care of starting the rest of your lives together. 

Check out our complete list of services included in our wedding/reception packages.

Wedding video courtesy of Michael Loren Films, 2020.

“I cannot say enough about how fabulous Sue and Jozsef were and how stunning this place is. Our wedding day was beyond perfect and we owe a lot of that to them! I undoubtedly would recommend this place a million times over. We booked this place without even seeing it in person, and so should you! You won’t regret your decision, I promise!” 

Mandi Toegel

“I cannot even begin to describe the incredible day we had at our wedding September 7. Everything seemed like it was straight out of a fairytale! Sue, Jozsef, and their staff went out of their way to ensure everything would be absolutely perfect. They helped out in so many unexpected ways it was an incredible experience from start to finish. I cannot believe we were lucky enough to be able to find an opening to book this venue! From the rehearsal the night before to the wedding the next day, everything was perfect beyond words. My guests could not stop commenting on the beautiful venue and many friends came up to me today to comment on how wonderful talking with Sue and Jozsef was! I still cannot believe how amazing every single detail was. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”

Jesi Scholer

“There is always that one wedding that people will always remember throughout their lifetime of weddings, this one here blows all the weddings that I have been to out of the water! Absolutely amazing place! Sue has made this place where it will make your photos SO much more memorable. Sues talent is beyond I have ever seen. Sue, Jozsef, and her staff went above and beyond making this special day amazing! Being the mother of the groom I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything Sue and her crew had done for us. I give this venue, Sue and her crew a VERY STRONG 5 star rating! Thanks again for everything Sue!”  

Sherri Ann Vrendenburg

“My husband & I had our wedding reception here last week & I was absolutely blown away. Not only are the barn & property breathtakingly beautiful, but Sue & her husband have thought through everything it takes to make a perfect venue. I planned my reception from North Carolina but Sue made sure I didn’t miss a beat. She was so helpful in answering all my questions and making sure I had everything I needed. Everything about our day was made perfect & stress free because of our decision to use this venue. I couldn’t have imagined it any better! I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a venue in northern MN.” 

Brooke Stroot, 2019