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Our grand estate offers everything from a fairytale mansion, picturesque gardens to intimate lakeside campfires — perfect for your ceremony, reception or party.
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“Having our wedding day at the Glensheen Mansion was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! The mansion is EPIC, words do not do it justice! It's truly an unforgettable experience not just for you, but for your guests too! Every part of the mansion and the grounds is breathtaking and so elegant. - Anna Stahlmann ”
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- Rehearsal Coordination
- Our dedicated team will make sure everyone is ready to go for your big day!
- Day of Coordination
- Our experienced team will coordinate to ensure your day runs smoothly and give you peace of mind, while you enjoy your day to the fullest!
- When your guests arrive, they will feel at home as they’re greeted by the smiling faces of Glensheen staff.
- Gardener’s Cottage
- Enjoy the privacy of the newly-restored Gardener’s Cottage as a landing place for you and your wedding party.
- Mansion Tours
- Your party will enjoy exploring the mansion on a self-guided General Admission Tour during your social hour.
- Venue Rental
- Enjoy entertaining within our historic venues like the Amusement Room and Winter Garden within the mansion. Or explore our grounds featuring the Juliet Balcony on the Terrace, Formal Garden, Tischer Creek and Lake Superior Shoreline!
- Ceremony + Reception Design
- Glensheen provides a variety of tables and chairs that are included in your venue rental. We work alongside you to create a layout design to meet your vision.
- Audio / Visual
- We are happy to provide basic audio and visual equipment within our indoor venues, the Amusement Room + Winter Garden.
- Lakeside Campfire
- Whether the sun is setting or the moon is already aglow, a campfire on the shores of Lake Superior is the height of exceptional.
Venue Rental rates starting at $4,800, inquire directly for a custom quote based on the experience you are looking for!
Moments Made Magical
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☆☆☆☆☆ Reviewed On 3/30/2020 by Kristen R, Bride
Our wedding at Glensheen was extraordinary – and not just because of the mansion and location itself, but because Glensheen’s amazing Events Team allowed us to really get to spend the day/night celebrating our wedding with our loved ones. Glensheen’s Event Operations Manager, Reggie, was extremely professional and her and her team made sure every aspect of our wedding, from the actual ceremony to dinner to the bonfire by Lake Superior, was running smoothly. The Amusement Room and Winter Garden were perfect for our ceremony and reception (the Winter Garden’s marble floor makes an excellent dance floor, by the way). Our family and friends also really loved attending a wedding at such a unique and special venue and could not stop commenting on how wonderful the whole night went. Overall, it was a very magical evening and we could not be more thankful or grateful that we decided to have our wedding at Glensheen!
☆☆☆☆☆ Reviewed On 2/03/2020 by Nicolette J, Bride
My wedding at the Glensheen was spectacular! My fiancé and I are from out of town and wanted to get married somewhere unique and beautiful. We were thrilled to learn the Glensheen was available on our date. Emma and Reggie made the process easy and were so accommodating. We are from out of town, and while I had previously visited, we wanted a tour to pick our place for the ceremony. Emma scheduled a virtual tour as we were unable to travel there. Reggie helped us plan the day and on the day of, provided us with help to keep the ceremony running smoothly. Our times we had scheduled got a little mixed up and she was so understanding and sweet about it. I still can’t believe I got to get married in such a beautiful place. Our guests loved it and my pictures are beautiful. Worth every penny to get married here.
☆☆☆☆☆ Reviewed On 9/29/2018 by Jordan H, Groom
Glensheen is quite honestly a fairy tale wedding venue. Staff is awesome, always there to answer questions, and help put on the best wedding. It is pricey, but is totally worth the product. Could not have asked for a better wedding, the whole place is timely and eclectic looking if that’s what you’re looking for. The back balcony is beautiful and guests get to do a tour of the mansion after the wedding. Reggie and Emma are both great and make sure your day is a priority. Highly recommend getting married here!
☆☆☆☆☆ Reviewed On 10/28/2019 by Suzie H, Bride
I had dreamed of having a wedding at the Glensheen far before they were advertising for it. If you are looking for an outdoor venue with breathtaking views, there is no place better! One of the things I didn’t realize was that when I booked the venue, I also got Reggie, the day of planner. This might seem like common knowledge to other people, but I had no idea how I was going to get everything coordinated on the day of, and could not have done it without her! She took all of the worries away. With 20+years of experience, she knows what to ask, what to look for, and what to help you prepare for. Many times I said to her, “Umm, I don’t know, I’ve never done this before”, to which she would laugh and help me through the process.
☆☆☆☆☆ Reviewed On 10/04/2019 by Stacy C, Vendor
The location and venue are absolutely stunning, but it’s the staff that sets this venue apart. The staff at Glensheen truly goes above and beyond to help create a flawless location to hold your important day. My experience has been as a Events Designer/Florist and each time Reggie and her staff have been wonderful to work with. Their attention to detail and “team” mentality is refreshing in an industry where everyone seems to be looking for the best review or most social media tag–Reggie and her team show up to make dreams come true and view vendors as their partners in that process. You’ll find that your day runs more smoothly because of this and your memories will be of the RIGHT things. All the best as you move forward in the planning process!
☆☆☆☆☆ Reviewed On 10/18/2019 by Tricia H, Bride
My husband and I got married at Glensheen over this past Labor Day weekend and we cannot sing enough praises for the venue and most importantly, those who work at Glensheen. My mother and I met Emma (who we toured the venue and booked with) the summer prior to the wedding and her joy and personality drew our hearts to this venue, and when I met Reggie (the onsite event coordinator), I knew we had made the right decision. With my husband and I both living in California and planning a destination wedding, Reggie literally helped calm so many of my nerves and stress. The grounds at Glensheen are beautiful and we were able to have our entire wedding of 90 people outdoors without the need of a tent and had the most wonderful evening. The entire staff the evening was beyond helpful and I honestly do not have a complaint to make. If you are looking for a gorgeous venue with a spectacular team in Northern Minnesota, look no further than Glensheen : )
☆☆☆☆☆ Reviewed On 9/21/2018 by Laurie S, Family Review
We just celebrated our daughter’s magical wedding to her beloved last weekend with their closest 250 family and friends at the most special historical place in Minnesota- Glensheen. Aside from the beauty of the Mansion, inside and out- There is the majesty of the lady of the Lake- Superior! The staff of Glensheen took care of everything and then there are the UMD student staff on hand to tell you every detail of the history of this exciting 110 year most amazing property! There isn’t another venue offering such an amazing space and nature’s beauty all in one place.
☆☆☆☆☆ Reviewed On 9/20/2019 by Anna S, Bride
If you are thinking of having your wedding at the Glensheen, stop thinking & DO IT! Having our wedding day at the Glensheen Mansion was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! The mansion is EPIC, words do not do it justice! It’s truly an unforgettable experience not just for you, but for your guests too! Every part of the mansion and the grounds is breathtaking and so elegant. We got married on the Juliet Terrace, which was such a cool experience having all of our friends and family surrounding us and some looking up at us on the terrace and being able to look out at the beautiful lake, seriously there is nothing like it! Our reception was in a tent on the Cottage Lawn and at first we were a bit nervous about how the tent would look, and the slant of the ground but the tent was GORGEOUS and the slant was barely noticeable. We had a huge dance party and the dance floor was full all night long and no one once complained about the slant of the grounds. Reggie and her team were fantastic to work with and really knew what they were doing. We felt in such good hands with them, which relieved so much stress. It really was the BEST DAY EVER and our friends and family still haven’t stopped talking about it.
☆☆☆☆☆ Reviewed On 9/23/2019 by Max F, Groom
Ask anyone who was there on July 7th, 2019 and they will tell you it was the most perfect wedding. I am from Houston, TX and my wife is from Northern MN which is why we decided on Duluth. I’ve been to Texas-sized weddings costing hundreds of thousands of dollars that pale in comparison to our Glensheen wedding, and ours was a fraction of the cost. The thing about Glensheen is you don’t need to do much, it’s essentially a turnkey wedding operation, everything is already in place. They’ve got clearly marked pathways, grounds staff, a wedding planner, beautifully decorated grounds, picturesque scenery, bonfire, lighting, tables, chairs and the list goes on. These are all included services! The winter garden, where we chose to have the reception, is already beautifully decorated and we only needed to add centerpieces to the tables. I’ve talked with other married couples about this stuff and they are shocked all of this was provided by the venue, no wonder their weddings were so expensive. There was something for everyone.
As with any great organization, their success can be attributed to great employees. I had narrowed down to three venues in Duluth and before visiting a single place, Glensheen stood out as the clear favorite because of the way I was treated by their staff member, Emma D. The thing about Emma is you can tell she’s not just trying to sell you on something. Her authenticity shines through and her kindness is infectious. I could tell right away that she loves her job and believes in the Glensheen experience. It all makes sense now! Don’t even think twice about booking your wedding here. There’s not a better option in the WORLD. I will give you 110 names of people from July 7th that will corroborate that statement. Wishing you the best Glensheen Wedding!
P.S. As I am writing this, there is a video of Brittney and I posted to their Facebook page with the song we wrote for one another! Check it out. (It’s the video embedded at the top of our page.)
A DREAM COME TRUE
Photo by Sarah Feyder