the emerald Cottage

on hidden lane


Woodsy Hidden Gem

Step into the embrace of nature and the warmth of cottage charm.

Nestled in the heart of Minnesota on private property, our wedding venue is a sanctuary for couples seeking a unique and authentic setting for their special day. We invite you to embark on your journey with us – a journey where simplicity meets sophistication and every celebration is extraordinary.

romantic woodsy wedding space for rent mn
backyard wedding rental space

A natural 25×36 cottage structure surrounded by forest will be made with rough timbers, charming windows, french doors and a beautiful extra-large glass garage door that will allow you the beauty of bringing the outside in.

With a maximum capacity of 60 people, our intimate cottage will be filled with lush green ferns surrounded with 100’s of native florals blooming seasonally. 

The winding mulch and gravel pathways hold carefully curated vignettes that are seamlessly integrated into nature’s canvas – A Photographers Dream!

  • Great location, just 1 mile off of 371. And located only 5 minutes from Target
  • Located On our Private property
  • The Emerald Cottage Team Members onsite to assist throughout the big day
  • Multiple lodging options within 3 miles
  • Outdoor Games
  • Wheelchair accessible ceremony and reception areas (note: no tarred walkways or driveway)
  • Exclusive access to the venue and land around it

**Our “Plan B” for rain is inside The Emerald Cottage. The final decision to be inside or outside can be made 60 minutes prior to the ceremony because our venue doesn’t require the hassle of a “room flip.” **

You are invited to use this space for…

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Intimate Wedding Ceremonies

Sunday – Saturday

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Intimate Bridal Showers

Monday – Thursday *

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Intimate Baby Showers

Monday – Thursday *

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Small Workshops & Retreats

Monday – Thursday *

*or reach out for a weekend day within 30 days for availability.

Our venue is not just a venue; it’s a destination where love and celebrations flourish.

What to expect at The Emerald Cottage

What’s included
  • 25×36 cottage structure & the surrounding land
  • 9 wooden tables + a sweetheart table
  • Benches for indoor or outdoor ceremony location
  • The option of vintage dishware
  • Outdoor string lights throughout the space
  • Peace of mind for you both… and your families

We feel once you compare all we have to offer,

you will love our very affordable, transparent packages!


Bookings, details and rates

Poppy Wildflower

  • 1 Hour Rental
  • Mon – Wed Only
  • Couple, Vendors, Officiant + 2 witnesses Only
  • Zero Guests


Daffodil Petals

  • Ceremony Only
  • 2 Hour Rental
  • Couple + Vendors Only
  • On-Site Coordination
  • Up to 60 Guests


Honeysuckle Blossoms

  • Ceremony + Reception
  • On-Site Coordination
  • 4 Hour Rental
  • Up to 60 Guests


Minnesota Blooms Experience

Experience Our All Inclusive Package

  • 4 Hours, walk in ready!
  • Venue; tables & benches, arbor, 3 ceremony location choices
  • Cafe string lights
  • Hair & Airbrush makeup for Bride
  • Day of Coordinator; 4 hours + 1 hour phone consult
  • Bridal bouquet
  • 4 hours day of photography + an engagement session or luxury gift in place
  • Officiant for ceremony
  • Sweetheart cake
  • Selection of water + soda
  • Boxed meal options

$9,425 (up to 30 guests)

$9,975 (for 31-60 guests)

*If you’d like to enjoy our luxury charcuterie board spread, sweet tooth dessert table with a selection, or our plated dinner option, this can be added to your package as well.


We would love to share with you + yours.




To secure a date and time, please fill out the form below with the date(s) you have in mind, your reason for booking, and how many people will be here. Once availability is confirmed, you’ll need to make a payment. The booking retainer is non-refundable.


Yes, because of the unique location of our space, we don’t allow DJ’s, bands, microphones or large speakers, but you are more than welcome to have your silent dance parties which we hear are even better.

The Emerald Cottage maxes out at 60 guests – children sitting on a lap would not be included in the total count.

We can park up to 16 guest vehicles. Vendors may use the driveway and our parking lot to unload and park. Carpooling/shuttle service is required if you are expecting more vehicles than that.

A liquor license is required to serve alcohol.

We supply a list of local, recommended vendors including: hotels, Air BnB’s, officiants, caterers, local restaurants, hair/makeup, etc.

We want things to be as laid back and stress-free as possible. We ask that guests and officiant arrive about 15 minutes early. Our staff will greet your guests as they arrive, help them park, and get everyone seated. The bride will remain in her car, hidden from view. When all guests are seated, the bride will walk right into the ceremony. After that, it is your photographer’s call.

Yes, please bring a leash and baggies to pick up after them. Please do your best to make sure nothing happens inside the event spaces and greenhouse.


We provide a licensed caterer; Mike Chef’s Catering. The Emerald Cottage staff are not permitted to handle food, so please make sure you have all cutlery needed and food servers.

Yes, we will have one portable washroom on site that includes: 2 toilets, a washing station and mirror. It is discreetly tucked into the trees.

There is enough room in the greenhouse for 60 guests Max. If you would like tohave extra space we have a local rental company who has years of experience in the wedding rental industry who can supply tents.

We ask that you arrive dressed and ready for the ceremony.

Yes, we do! Please visit for more information.