Minnesota Bride Awards 2021


We hope your year is off to a great start!  We made it to 2021! New beginnings, right?


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.


Also, if you need help filling in your minimum number of votes, please consider voting for our sister companies, Bellagala, A'BULAE and Bavaria Downs, in the following categories:


  • Top of the Tiara: Bavaria Downs
  • Best Outdoor Venue: Bavaria Downs
  • Best Twin Cities Venue: A'BULAE
  • Best Photography, DJ, Videography: Bellagala
  • Best Caterer: Mintahoe Catering & Events


Why is this award important to our family-owned business? We’re glad you asked! 


For our Van Dusen Mansion staff and Bellagala artists

Our staff and artists take pride in their work and delivering the best product possible to our couples. Being nominated and winning a “Best Of” award is recognition for the people who make it possible to do what we love. 


Celebrating the wins from 2020

This past year was a test for everyone in the wedding industry. Despite having to postpone over 900 events, we were still able to execute many successful events. 

This is thanks to our staff, artists and you, our couples, banding together to come up with creative and inventive plans so that we all could continue to celebrate. We pride ourselves on innovation, and 2020 tested our skills, but we still came out ahead.

What better way to celebrate these wins than with another?


When we opened the Van Dusen Mansion, we wanted to provide a venue that was the perfect combination of fairytale, historic, romantic, intimate and memorable.  And as a family-owned business, your support means everything to our team. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful event and taking a few minutes out of your day.


Voting ends February 28th, 2021

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