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Beautiful, Unique Outdoor Wedding Venues

If your wedding has been affected by CoVID-19, Chankaska Winery is here for you! We have open Friday & Sunday availability for the rest of 2020 and some availability for Saturdays. We are offering a ceremony only option that includes a bridal changing room, set up & tear down of white garden chairs plus a custom layout! Looking to have more than just a ceremony? We can help with that too!


It begins with a babbling stream and acres of sunset views in the vineyard. Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery, & Distillery provides the picture-perfect atmosphere for your wedding story! With two stunning reception spaces and three ceremony areas enclosed in our forest, we can create your story exactly how you imagine it. Enjoy your wedding any time of year and find your happily ever after at Chankaska! 

For more information contact our Event Manager, Cynthia Strauser, at cynthias@chankaskawines.com

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** Please note the wedding guidelines and maximum capacity may differ due to COVID-19. For the most accurate information, please contact Cynthia at cynthias@chankaskawines.com **


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Ceremony Locations

Creekside (Only Available for Creekside Tent Weddings)

This premier ceremony space is located on the right bank of Chankaska Creek and is set in a natural canopy of trees. Walk down the aisle and say your “I Do’s” under a beautiful wooden arch listening to the babbling creek.



Forest (Available for Creekside Tent or Event Center Weddings)

Guests will be delighted when crossing one of the two beautiful bridges to this two-tiered, picturesque site that offers an open-air, intimate venue for ceremonies. Beautiful stone steps and a wooden arch highlight the area.



Court (Available for Creekside Tent or Event Center Weddings)

This beautiful ceremony site is outlined with mature birch trees and colorful wildflowers. This site is also home to our famous oak tree. Any way your guests are seated they will love the view!





Reception in Creekside

Chankaska Creekside is a stunning reception venue that is lined with matures trees and a winding creek. It features a 40 x 80 tent with cathedral windows and 20-foot vaulted ceilings. Dance the night away under the romantic lighting or find yourself sitting by a crackling fire. Use the additional outdoor area for lawn games, cocktail hour, or a casual social space throughout the evening. The Creekside Tent can be cooled or heated depending on the season and can accommodate approximately 250 guests for seated events. 



Reception in Event Center

As you walk into the Chankaska Event Center the chandeliers are sure to make a statement while they highlight exposed wooden beams that are also complimented by natural lighting. The outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard, private fire area, and exclusive lounge tie this whole reception site together. Additional features of the Event Center include a bridal suite and grooms suite for all your wedding day needs. Enjoy this versatile space all year long. 




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Our wedding on August 12, 2017 was so absolutely amazing! It was everything I could have dreamed of. The venue is so beautiful and offers so many unique qualities that make it picture perfect. Karen is absolutely amazing! She will do anything she can to make all your ideas come true! Her planning and communication is superb! Courtney- our day of coordinator- was equally sweet and helpful in the midst of everything going on! I can't count how many times I was told how beautiful and wonderful everything about our day was! I wish I could relive it all over again! Thank you for everything!

Hanna - Wedding date 8.12.17



I don’t even know where to begin when reviewing Chankaska as they far exceeded any expectations we had. First of all, Chankaska is one of our favorite local wineries because of its sheer beauty and perfectly crafted wines. This charming winery is meticulously landscaped while maintaining a laidback atmosphere. These are only a few reasons why we settled on three of Chankaska’s properties, Barrel Room, Forest, and Creekside, to host our special day on June 10, 2017. Every single staff member we encountered during our planning process with Chankaska was professional, helpful, and personable. That brings me to the winery’s Event and Marketing Director, Karen. Karen was an absolute joy to work with and ensured everything on our wedding day was carefully and thoughtfully planned. Her high levels of expertise, organization, and open communication throughout the entire planning process allowed us to be able to truly enjoy our wedding day. On the day of our wedding, she ensured everything ran smoothly between all of our vendors and routed all questions/concerns providing a worry-free and relaxing day not only for us but for our guests as well. Our guests still compliment on how beautiful our wedding was at Chankaska!

Brittany - Wedding date 6.10.17



The groom and I were on the fence as to whether we were going to go through with a big wedding or not. We stepped foot onto the property, had a glass of wine, met with Karen and the deal was sealed. The space is absolutely beautiful, the staff is helpful every step of the way, and the local MN wine is delicious. We moved out of state in the midst of the planning process, but Karen and Courtney helped to keep things on track and made sure I didn't miss anything. Their vendor recommendations are helpful, they said that they would not recommend anyone if they didn't think they did a great job, and this rang true with the vendors I encountered through them. The week before the wedding they had had some property damage from rain/high waters and Karen spoke with me multiple times about potential changes and options to think about. They were even going to figure out a new firepit option as their built-in one had flooded and they knew it was an important part to us. The day of came and everything went perfectly. Courtney ran a flawless set-up and event and checked in with me multiple times during the day. My guests have been raving about it all. I highly recommend Chankaska!

Lara - Wedding date 10.1.16