Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery
IT’S YOUR STORY
It begins with a babbling stream and acres of sunset views in the vineyard. Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery, & Distillery provides the picture-perfect atmosphere for your wedding story! With two stunning reception spaces and three ceremony areas enclosed in our forest, we can create your story exactly how you imagine it. Enjoy your wedding any time of year and find your happily ever after at Chankaska!
“We could not have picked a better venue or great group of people to work with. Originally Chankaska was not on our list, but we paid a visit while we were in town, the venue and Cynthia we so pleasant accommodating! We fell in love within moments of touring the site. We had no idea this hidden gem existed so close to where we used to live. Each outdoor ceremony location option was breathtaking, and our hardest decision was which to choose. The new reception area and bar were out of this world gorgeous. One of the most enjoyable parts of this venue was that in the following days nearly every guest that attended changed their social media photo to something from Chankaska that night. The catering was well done, and they knew what to do. Food was spectacular. One of the greatest parts of this venue was the opportunity to go into the vineyards at sunset to take photos at "golden hour". While all the photos from Chankaska turn out amazing, these are the ones that are especially print worthy. To top it off, the price was completely reasonable, and there are tons of hotels and transportation options near by. We HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone looking for a beautiful outdoor or indoor wedding. (p.s. We were living in California at the time of our wedding and visit wineries every week. Chankaska wines are actually great! Probably best in Minnesota.)” –Bob D
“This venue is gorgeous, perfect for your outdoor ceremony on the lawn in the woods and Italian winery inspired reception. The layout is perfect for keeping guests entertained, with a large bar and outdoor fire pit. It's really easy to get to and to find, for guests coming from out of town or who aren't familiar with the area. The bridal suite and groom's room are perfect spots to cozy up and get ready in. But those aren't the best parts of this venue. The best part? The staff. I have been to a LOT of weddings, and as a wedding planner I was blown away by how professional, courteous, kind and generous the staff was. Everything went off without a hitch because this venue understands that a wedding day can't reach perfection without support. THANK YOU guys for making my job that much easier and for ensuring that my couple had a perfect wedding day!” –Josey S Wedding Planner
“Chankaska was the most PERFECT place for our wedding and we were so happy with the entire planning process and day of the wedding! We had both our ceremony and our reception in the event center; the staff was very efficient and timely with the flip. My husband and I planned our wedding from out of state; Cynthia was great to work with and efficient with her communication. Our wedding day was predicted to have lots of snow which could of course stress the bride, but Cynthia helped to keep me calm and attended to every tiny detail to make sure it all went smoothly. She had many great ideas to improve the flow and timeline of the wedding. Our guests had so many great things to say about the beautiful building and the great food and wine! We are so happy with everything Chankaska provided for our wedding and I highly recommend them!” –Danielle H
“Our wedding was beyond perfect! Chankaska did everything to make the day exactly as we always pictured. We had both ceremony and reception in the Event Center and the room flip went smoothly, everyone thought it was gorgeous, and the staff were extremely helpful. There is nothing I would have done differently! Cynthia was very accommodating to anything we needed, had great input during our rehearsal to help make our ceremony run smoothly, and helped keep everyone on track throughout the wedding day. I'm so happy we chose Chankaska for our wedding. My husband keeps talking about doing an anniversary celebration there someday so we can relive our fantastic day! We even had snow the night before our wedding and the lot was salted very well and cleaned off so no one had troubles getting to the Event Center. A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in helping make our day so wonderfully perfect!” –Holly H
“I cannot recommend Chankaska enough for a wedding venue. We had both our ceremony and reception at the Creekside site and were blown away! Our guests LOVED exploring the grounds and the winery itself before our ceremony! We worked with Cynthia leading up to the wedding and she covered all the details thoroughly and everything went perfectly! The service was fabulous and we loved working with our caterer we found through Chankaska. Everyone STILL raves about the food (Apples 2 Apples) and the beautiful venue! We love having a built in date and trip down memory lane every time we visit the winery. We are from the Twin Cities and decided on Chankaska because of its beauty, the confidence we felt dealing with Cynthia, and knowing they had beer, wine, and spirits available onsite for our guests at the reception. They offer multiple options for ceremony and reception to fit all needs, which is brilliant. We were fortunate to also take sunset photos during golden hour in the vineyard and WOW. Everything was beautiful and perfect!” –Ashley S