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How to Have the Quintessential Stillwater Wedding

Stillwater Trolley Co.

Treat your wedding party to a tour of historic Stillwater on the iconic Stillwater Trolley. Opt for a private rental and ride the trolley to and from your ceremony, adding a pop of color to your photos and creating a memorable moment for everyone. Each trolley holds up to 36 guests.
Lindsay Nicole Photography

400 E Nelson St
Stillwater, MN
651.430.0352
 
JX Event Venue

Stillwater's newest and largest event venue holds up to 720 guests and can host both ceremony and reception onsite. Located in the heart of downtown in a renovated, historic shoe factory, the building is also home to a 1920's speakeasy, a salon, escape room, and a soon-to-open axe throwing bar. JX Event Venue is one of 20 venues in Stillwater - view the entire list here.
Judd Sather Photography

123 2nd St. N
Stillwater, MN
651.342.0176
 
Champagne Press

Champagne Press is a full-service, brick-and-mortar stationery shop in downtown Stillwater (open by appointment only). Through custom design and luxury printing, couples can express their individual wedding style to stand out and excite their guests.

220 Commercial St.
Stillwater, MN
 
Health & Beauty

Give your bridal party the gift of glam at one of Stillwater's many boutique salons. Just Cuz Beauty downtown offers sunless tanning, makeup and hair services and is conveniently located inside the JX Event Venue. Just For Me Spa is an established hair and beauty destination that also has a Himalayan salt cave, event space and three onsite lodges where the bachelorette party can celebrate together.
Lindsay Nicole Photography

Stillwater, MN
 
Stillwater Riverboats

Whether for a wedding or rehearsal dinner, the fleet of historic paddlewheel boats run by Stillwater Riverboats are an enjoyable way to take in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway from a new vantage point. The more contemporary Majestic Star Cruisliner holds up to 350 guests for a unique and romantic experience.
Lemon Rose Photography

525 Main St. S
Stillwater, MN
651.430.1234
 
Trellis Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

A beautiful outdoor wedding venue, just minutes from downtown Stillwater, that offers the lush setting of a garden wedding without the worry of rain. With options from full-day wedding packages to hour-long elopement bookings, Trellis Wedding Ceremonies will work to represent your personality and fulfill your wedding-day dreams.

12125 80th St N
Stillwater, MN
651.439.9039
 
New Places to Stay

Downtown Stillwater has gained over 100 new guest rooms in the last year. Hotel Crosby has 55 rooms (including the entire third floor of hotel suites), a whiskey tasting room and a bridal ready room. Lora reimagines fabled tales through contemporary art placed within this historic renovation on the south end of Main Street. They offer valet parking, 40 guest rooms, an acclaimed restaurant onsite and a 40-person rental space perfect for a groom's dinner. One of Stillwater's long-standing hotels, The Water Street Inn, sits at the riverfront with a ballroom and brand-new rooftop restaurant along with 20 new guest rooms and updated lobby and conference rooms. 

Stillwater, MN
 
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Emily Fritz Photography, Lemon Rose Photography

Just 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Twin Cities, Stillwater is a destination in its own right without the flight. Gather friends and family for your wedding in the charming historic downtown district, nestled on the banks of the St. Croix River. The town is overflowing with character; new boutique hotels, charming local shops, over 20 venues and iconic transportation options make it an ideal spot for unforgettable weddings year-round. Stillwater is also a popular destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties, bridal showers, groom's dinners, engagement parties and even proposals. 30 restaurants and bars are within walking distance, as well as several live music venues, wineries and breweries. There is a huge variety of group activities and workshops: classes at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Sawdust Savvy, Marquess Studios, Smith & Trade Mercantile, The Pole Barn Studio and  Kari's Create & Paint Studio are fun for large groups, while a ride from Gondola Romantica is a great place to pop the question. Romance is in the air in Stillwater; we've gathered recommendations for top-tier services. Click here for more information about hosting your wedding in Stillwater.