You’re engaged - congratulations! Now what? The first step in your wedding planning journey (besides saying YES to your fiancé) will most likely be choosing your venue. We always say that once you find your venue, the rest will fall into place. Seems cheesy, but it’s true! Your venue will set the tone, and oftentimes budget, for the rest of your wedding. While this decision seems intimidating, it doesn’t have to be! Planning your wedding is a fun and joyful process, and we’ve got your back. Keep these do’s and don’ts in mind while shopping, and you’ll be sure to find the venue of your dreams!

Every year, Minnesota Bride Magazine gives couples an opportunity to show their wedding vendors some love and nominate them for "Best Of" in their respective categories. By casting your vote, you can let future couples know who is the best of the best for wedding vendors from hair, photography, DJ, venue and more. 


This is where we ask for your help! We would be humbled and honored if you voted for The Van Dusen Mansion for the Minnesota Bride ‘Best of” Awards as the Best Historic Venue.

Planning a wedding can be the happiest time of your life, but it can also be a stressful time. From picking a date, to selecting your vendors and everything in between, there are a million things you feel like you need to check off. 


However! There’s a way to cross multiple things off your to-do list with one decision: an all-inclusive venue. Not only does an all-inclusive venue like the Van Dusen Mansion mean you have a stunning ceremony and reception spot, it means we provide a collection of inclusions such as décor, coordination, café lighting and more! several of the other wedding related items.