Winter Wedding


Have your fairytale dream wedding when you book your 2024 winter wedding at The Van Dusen Mansion. The Mansion provides a cozy yet elegant atmosphere for those chilly nights. When paired with the snow-covered courtyard, it makes for the perfect winter wonderland backdrop. You can even take a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the city to embrace the real beauty of a winter night. We have built the ultimate winter wedding package just for YOU!


(Over $5,000 value!)

Two Extra Early Access Hours

Onsite Ceremony

Tree Lighting


Couple's Horse & Carriage Ride

(By The Hitching Company)


Complimentary Champagne Pour

Complimentary Appetizer

(Courtesy of Mintahoe Catering)

All of this will be included when you book

your wedding in January - March 2024!

Schedule a call with one of our sales consultants to learn more!


to consider a winter wonderland

1. More options at a better price

In Minnesota, the majority of newly engaged couples are initially drawn to wedding dates within the summer/fall season. We get it! However, as Minnesotans, we also know that the cold weather can’t stop us. (Shall we discuss the Super Bowl in 2018 or the Polar Vortex of 2019?)


If you shift your mindset to embrace the magic of winter, your wedding venue options (and vendor options) will increase dramatically. You will all of a sudden have significantly more top tier venues/vendors to choose from! And, not to mention, you’ll get these exclusive options at the lowest available rate!  


A winter wedding = Better vendors, better prices, easier planning. That’s a win-win-win!

2. Not just another "weekend commitment"

Summer and Fall months in Minnesota are often filled with trips to the cabin, weekend getaways, local celebrations/fairs/events… you name it. 

The majority of Minnesota weddings & events seemed to be crammed into this one half of the year.  


With that in mind, if you open yourself up to considering a winter date, your guests are much more likely to have an “open schedule.”  A winter wedding will be something your guests look forward to rather than a commitment that competes with something else on their calendar.


By choosing a winter date, your wedding will quickly become “the event of the season!”  #bestweddingever

3. Perfect honeymoon timing

Minne-snow-ta. Half the year we are covered in that white powdery stuff.


Not only will this wintery white landscape make for gorgeous photos and a cozy, romantic event, but a winter wedding means perfect timing to then jet away to a warm weather honeymoon destination!


Yearly anniversary trip? Sounds like a great idea.  

4. Dream date or dream venue?

Whatever you do, before you choose a venue make sure to ask yourself 

Is having your “dream date”  -or-  your “dream venue?” more important to you? Maybe it’s somewhere in between.


By considering a winter wedding you are going to unlock the doors to a whole new world of options.