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Hope Glen Farms Wedding Venue

Weddings are Historic at Hope Glen Farms by Boxcar Photography |Minnesota Wedding Photography

Surrounded by 500 stunning acres of the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and set among private vineyards and show-stopping views is the Historic Hope Glen Farm just a few minutes outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota. Here, your wedding day the perfect union of history, romance and natural beauty steeped in rustic charm and vintage perfection. 

Once you arrive at Hope Glen Farms, you literally don’t have to leave. The amazing getting ready rooms, like the Man Cave, are the perfect blend of modern touches and antique wood accents creating the perfect backdrop to capturing all those special wedding details. With tons of natural light flooding into it’s the perfect setting to capture the love, laughter, and connection as the bridal party gets ready. Your wedding day begins in comfort and with ease! 

Through the pasture and over the bridge you’ll find an idyllic outdoor ceremony area framed by tall trees, views of the vineyard and blue skies. Enter through the French doors and walk down an aisle shaped by hand-carved benches where family and friends to gather to watch you exchange your vows underneath a sweet chandelier delicately hanging from the woven vine pergola. Where the trees meet the sky, you can say “I do” at one of the prettiest outdoor wedding locations in Minnesota, and Boxcar will be there to capture every emotional moment.

Wedding days at the Historic Hope Glen feel like a cinematic adventure. Go for a walk together holding hands, taking in the excitement of the day, and then stop to relax and go for a swing at the kissing tree. Every turn of the path, every age-old building, the gazebo, and right down to a garden fit to host fairies, the Historic Hope Glen Farm is the picture-perfect location for formal and candid photography that Boxcar Photography is known for. 

The Historic Hope Glen Farm is host to multiple venues, including indoor and outdoor options, so guests are easily sheltered from the elements with rustic charm and natural beauty. Even in the rainiest of days, a couple doesn’t have to sacrifice their wedding day vision, and the professional staffs are there to help. Family and friends can enjoy the social hour at the spacious patio area with indoor and outdoor options as well as bean bags and Jenga games. 

The quintessential marriage of farm and chic is found at the 3,000 sq. Ft. outdoor pavilion which is perfect for your dinner reception. Family-style wood tables stretch out in front of the stone fireplace making you feel more like you’re at an intimate gathering of family and friends, while chandeliers intertwined with Edison light crisscross over the wood beams of the soaring ceiling creating a warm, inviting glow. Protected from the elements behind gorgeous drapes, when opened they provide an immediate connection to some of the most gorgeous views that Cottage Grove has to offer. 

The party then moves to the restored 1860’s Civil War barn complete with a loft and a large outside bonfire area for s’mores making. A wonderful mix of textures from stone to antique wood with Edison lights and candelabras which light up the dancefloor, it’s the perfect vintage barn to dance the night away. 

Perhaps we’ve saved the best detail for last:  A Tree House Honeymoon Suite. Yes, your inner child read that right. Built into a 150-year-old Burr White Oak Tree sits 1200 romantic square feet of fun ardor including four levels with outdoor decks, two fireplaces, a kitchen, central air conditioning, and two jetted Jacuzzi tubs with a rain shower. Cuddle under the starry night sky on the upper deck, or in front of the master bedroom fireplace, The Tree House Honeymoon Suite at the Historic Hope Glen Farm is the most unique honeymoon quite in Minnesota, AND it’s included in your venue rental. Amazing landscapes where Boxcar Photography can create your most perfect wedding album, as well as venue options to suit any couples wedding day dreams that end with a night in a tree house fit for passion and connection, the Historic Hope Glen Farm is an ideal wedding venue.

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