Weddings and Reunions

Unique Detroit Lakes, Minnesota venues for weddings and family gatherings

Whether you’re dreaming of a perfect day in a glamorous event hall or a picturesque ceremony near the lake, the Detroit Lakes area has a multitude of unique, natural settings sure to make your special day memorable.

Several venues in the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota area offer a tranquil setting to express your wedding vows by a peaceful lake, the charm of an old romantic barn or conveniently located banquet halls in the city. In town, in the country, or by the lake, all of these locations are sure to please for your next reunion or family gathering. Let the details below guide you in your selection.

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Detroit Lakes Pavilion

1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-5658

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The historic Pavilion on the shore of Little Detroit Lake at 1361 Washington Avenue is a popular location for weddings, dances, receptions, reunions and anniversaries May 1-October 15. The building accommodates 425 seated guests. Amenities include a stage, dance floor, kitchenette, Internet and restrooms. Adjacent to the city beach and park.

Historic Holmes Theatre/Ballroom

806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-844-4221

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The Historic Holmes Theatre offers a conference room and an elegant ballroom for parties, wedding ceremonies, corporate events and more. The elegant atmosphere of the Holmes Ballroom is the perfect backdrop for your wedding reception. The ballroom will accommodate up to 400 guests. Round or banquet-style tables available. For that unique setting for your wedding ceremony, consider the Holmes Theatre as your venue.

Our staff will assist you in choosing the perfect set up for your event. We provide a list of fully licensed, professional caterers. Liquor service is available through our licensed providers

Historic Holmes Theatre

ft2 | 35' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 837
Holmes Ballroom

3725ft2 | 35' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 417
  • Classroom Seating: 200
  • Banquet Seating: 400
  • Reception Seating: 417
Senior Center

1500ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 150
  • Classroom Seating: 58
  • Banquet Seating: 120
  • Reception Seating: 150
Conference Room

480ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 40
  • Classroom Seating: 24
  • Banquet Seating: 40
  • Reception Seating: 40

Best Western Premier – The Lodge On Lake Detroit

1200 East Shore Drive
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-8439

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It’s one of the most special occasions in your life – one that requires careful planning. No one understands that better than the professional staff at the Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Our staff has years of experience planning and hosting memorable wedding receptions. We can give your intimate lakeside or lobby fireside wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner, reception or other related event all the special attention and expertise it deserves. You and your guests can stay with us for the breathtaking lakefront views, complimentary breakfast and enjoy luxury pampering at The Spa Within onsite with massages, facials and nail therapy.

We offer 4,000 square feet of versatile function space across four indoor spaces. With our professional planning services, we will ensure you have everything you need from room blocks to wedding ceremony and reception.

1200 Place

1379ft2 | 10' 4" tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 85
  • Classroom Seating: 72
  • Banquet Seating: 72
  • Reception Seating: 72
Reflections Room

572ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Reception Seating: 32
Retreat Suite

488ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Reception Seating: 10
Pokegama Beach Board Room

488ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Classroom Seating: 12
  • Reception Seating: 12

East Silent Lake Resort

30424 410 St.
Dent, MN

800-242-6904

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From small, intimate celebrations to a party with a hundred people, East Silent Lake Resort provides the perfect setting and warm and friendly hospitality. You leave very little to be desired when you choose from our state-of-the-art event spaces and facilities, upscale vacation homes, lakeside cabins, guest suites and culinary services to please even the most sophisticated palate.

Whether it’s a wedding, family reunion, anniversary, birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, girlfriends’ getaway or just a family vacation, let us help you make the most of your precious time together and create lasting memories.

The Barn at Dunvilla

48203 US Highway 59
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

218-849-7802

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The Barn at Dunvilla is a unique country destination perfect for Weddings, Reunions, Parties, Conferences and Special Events. From the warm stone fireplace, to the expansive upstairs barn loft, the charm of The Barn will leave you and your guests with a memory that will last a lifetime. With space to accommodate more than 250 people, separate areas for dining, dancing, outdoor patio featuring breathtaking views of Lake Lizzie and the surrounding farmland, The Barn provides the ideal four-season setting for any occasion.

Holiday Inn on the Lake

1155 Highway 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-2121

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Your wedding is a very important day and we know it. We want to help walk you through the process of organizing and planning your wedding reception. A big day deserves some attention and details are a big deal. Our wedding coordinators will help guide you through the process of everything from linen selection to meal selection.

With 3,500 square feet of space, we have an excellent facility to hold your wedding. Your guests will walk into an attractive hall that is decorated for your special day. Your guests will enjoy themselves from the initial social, through the meal and then the dance.

We offer a picturesque location overlooking Big Detroit Lake to hold you dream outdoor ceremony! The Holiday Inn on the Lake provides white wedding chairs and the PA System for your music. Contact our events department to schedule.

Pelican

585ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 50
  • Classroom Seating: 27
  • Banquet Seating: 36
  • Reception Seating: 24
Detroit

585ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 50
  • Classroom Seating: 27
  • Banquet Seating: 36
  • Reception Seating: 24
Pelican/Detroit

1170ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 100
  • Classroom Seating: 45
  • Banquet Seating: 80
  • Reception Seating: 64
Cormorant

1260ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 100
  • Classroom Seating: 45
  • Banquet Seating: 80
  • Reception Seating: 64
Lakes Complex

3510ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 350
  • Classroom Seating: 180
  • Banquet Seating: 350
  • Reception Seating: 224
Executive Conference

336ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Reception Seating: 16
TAMARAC

1260ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 100
  • Classroom Seating: 54
  • Banquet Seating: 80
  • Reception Seating: 64

Frazee Event Center

114 North Lake Street
Frazee, MN 56544

218-334-7940

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The Frazee Event Center’s layout offers unlimited uses for wedding ceremonies & receptions, birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate lunches & meetings, comedy shows, and fundraisers. Featuring a 5,000 square-foot room, a built in stage perfect for a band and a full service bar allowing you to have a beautiful reception in one perfect location.

Meadows on Lind

11463 Hwy 59
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

701-361-8319

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We invite you to let The Meadows on Lind make your wedding dreams come true. Our premium outdoor venue lends itself to a romantic, totally private, outdoor wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Our goal is to provide you with a stress-free and memorable event on your special day with our beautiful Minnesota outdoor wedding venue.

The Meadows on Lind, located on the south shore of Lind lake, is a 16 acre property featuring many open meadows areas, lots of shade trees, a picturesque brook and a sandy beach for a lakeside wedding.

Our banquet facility is capable of handling a wedding reception of up to 220 guests plus the wedding party. It features large separate bathrooms with a dressing area in the ladies room, a preparation area for the caterers, a wood-burning fireplace, and a bar area with counters.

Maplelag Resort

30501 Maplelag Road
Callaway, MN 56521

218-375-4466

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Maplelag Resort’s huge banquet hall with stain-glassed windows offers a unique wedding experience for 250 guests. The location by Little Sugarbush Lake in a cozy northwoods setting provides numerous scenic locations for your ceremony. Meals are made from fresh and local ingredients. A variety of on-site lodging units available.

Main Room

2500ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 250
  • Classroom Seating: 95
  • Reception Seating: 260
Middle Room

1200ft2 | 10' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 85
  • Classroom Seating: 45
  • Reception Seating: 95
Lower Meeting Rooms

350ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 45
  • Classroom Seating: 25
Breakout Rooms

100ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 15
  • Classroom Seating: 12

Fair Hills

24270 County Highway 20, PO Box 6
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

218-847-7638

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Fair Hills has a variety of packages available to make your special day perfect. Request our wedding guide for more detailed information on packages and pricing. All packages include a personal Venue Coordinator.

Fair Hills offers a full menu of scrumptious options that will leave your guests’ mouths watering. You can choose between our bountiful buffet or a sit down dinner. All food & beverage is catered by Fair Hills Resort. Wedding cake may be catered by an outside vendor.

Overnight guests attending the wedding will not only benefit from all of the amenities at the resort but you will be worry free knowing that no driving will be involved as they enjoy the festivities. Encourage your guests to stay for the weekend with our special pricing.

Pavilion

2210ft2 | 16' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 250
  • Classroom Seating: 75
  • Banquet Seating: 100
  • Reception Seating: 100
Blue Room

2210ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 80
  • Classroom Seating: 40
  • Banquet Seating: 60
  • Reception Seating: 60
Pine Room

810ft2 | 8' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 50
  • Classroom Seating: 30
  • Banquet Seating: 40
  • Reception Seating: 40
Library

884ft2 | 16' tall ceilings

  • Theatre Seating: 40
  • Classroom Seating: 25
  • Banquet Seating: 40
  • Reception Seating: 40
Dining Room

5000ft2 | 10.5' tall ceilings

  • Classroom Seating: 150
  • Banquet Seating: 280
  • Reception Seating: 280

The Barn at Five Lakes Resort

34677 Camp Cherith Rd
Frazee, MN 56544

800-323-2849

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Picture your wedding surrounded by the natural beauty of a pristine lake, breathtaking woods, rolling fields and a rustic but elegant barn. Your wedding at the Barn at Five Lakes Resort will be a dream come true. Our full-service staff will work with you for a picture-perfect wedding.