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The Outing Lodge

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Imagine a stately, turn-of-the-century European manor in the countryside, surrounded by lawns and gardens ~ a la Downton Abbey or Jane Austen's novels. With three-hundred acres of woods, extensive private and public paths, and miles of rolling land, The Outing Lodge is your ticket to a quiet and serene setting. The Outing Lodge, a beautiful brick villa with ivy throughout, gives you the exclusivity of a private rural retreat but is also just minutes away from historic and picturesque Stillwater, Minn. Featured in many local & national publications, The Outing Lodge offers full-house exclusive rental options for weddings, groom’s dinners, bridal showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, themed events, retreats, reunions, and any customized destination event you can imagine. Vegan, Gluten Free and Organic options are available.

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Comments & Reviews

Mona Lawton, said on
The Venue couldn't have been more perfect! Everyone loved the food, the ambiance, and arrangements! We wanted everything in one place for our wedding with accommodations for our out of town guests: an outdoor wedding ceremony, classic atmosphere, superb Hors-d'oeuvres & dining with dancing and a bar! Our daughter is a baker & we wanted to have her make the cake and the folks at the Outing Lodge were very flexible with everything we wanted to include or exclude for our party! They were awesome to work with! We couldn't recommend it more highly!
Cass P, said on
I had an outdoor ceremony, indoor dinner, and dance for 100 guests at the end of August 2010. I had some concerns leading up to the wedding - there is some construction on site and I had read some unfavorable reviews by past overnight guests. I clearly stated my expectations (via email so they were in writing) prior to the wedding and everything was exactly as I asked. The gardens are beautiful and despite having a wedding the evening prior, the grass was untrampled, no trash (including flower petals) could be seen, it was perfect. The food was absolutely fabulous despite a questionable meal my husband and I shared there before the wedding. My guests absolutely loved the aesthetic. I would absolutely have my wedding at Outing Lodge again were I to do it over.
Kristina H, said on
We are so happy that we chose The Outing Lodge for our winter wedding. The mansion is beautiful and unique and it was warm and welcoming, especially on a cold winter's night. The food was amazing - they really went above and beyond! Lastly, the staff was so kind and wonderful to work with during the whole planning process as well as during the wedding. We are so glad we were able to get married at such a wonderful venue and would highly recommend it to any couples who are looking to hold their wedding there. If you are looking for a classy place that is unique and magical, please go and visit the Lodge - you won't be dissapointed!
Kara B, said on
We held our ceremony, dinner and reception at The Outing Lodge. It is an english style b&b. We wanted a cozy and intimate wedding and The Outing was the perfect pick. We will return often for their Chef's and Theme dinners. Highly recommended!
Jennifer S, said on
We wanted a very unique and rustic setting for our venue and the Outing Lodge was just the place. They worked with us on our budget wich was most important to us. The food exceeded our expectations our guests couldn't stop raving about how delicious the meal was. Also, the beauty and uniqueness of the place made for the most charming wedding ever.
Jonathan H, said on
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Beautiful ambience, very friendly and accommodating staff, excellent food, and great history there. My wife and I were married May 13th, 2017, and the gorgeous tulips were in full bloom....we couldn't have been happier. Carlotta was such a sweetheart and helped meet our needs in every which way. Two thumbs up!
Andrea P, said on
We are so glad that we chose the Outing Lodge for our wedding and reception! The wedding planning was very simple and low stress. Sofia was very flexible and provided multiple great suggestions to make our day more special. Everything about our wedding day was perfect! Even with 90+ degree July heat outside, the shade in the garden made it very comfortable, followed by the nice air conditioning inside. The natural setting outside by the garden and around the site resulted in us getting so many great wedding photos. The Outing Lodge was very intimate and relaxing for both us and our guests. We love the gorgeous wood décor of the floors and paneling, along with the overall rustic/vintage charm. For the reception, the food and cake were delicious! The portions that we received of everything from appetizers through dessert were just right. The serving staff was very professional, friendly and helpful. Even when we were slightly behind in our timeline for the day, the staff easily accommodated and shifted when they brought out food and champagne. Paris, the bartender, did a great job (make sure to talk to her about all her great work as the gardener as well). The kids loved her Shirley Temples and the adults liked her White Russians and selection of beers/wines. After the reception, we shifted to the lower level pub for socializing and dancing. We are so happy we moved the bar to the lower level, and that the site made it so simple for us to use our own mp3 music list in the place of a DJ. The acoustics and overall vibe were great and the perfect end to the day, before heading up to our suite for the night. We could not have been happier with how the entire experience turned out! We look forward to coming back every year for one of their theme dinners to relive our special day!

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