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Northern Charm

Grand Ely Lodge & Event Center, the perfect place for a romantic wedding.

With indoor and outdoor options available, our resort is the ideal wedding venue for any season, no matter what the weather has in store.

Out-of-town guests and local residents attending your wedding will love the accommodations at Grand Ely Lodge. Staying in our comfortable lodging isn’t only convenient for your big day, but fun! With a variety of activities at their disposal, the celebration can continue all weekend long with outdoor hikes, canoeing, shopping, birding, and other seasonal attractions in Ely.

Venue Options

View our capacity charts and choose the perfect venue for your romantic getaway in MN.


Outdoor Venue

Use nature as the backdrop for a beautiful wedding ceremony. Our outdoor venue overlooks Shagawa Lake and can seat up to 200 guests.

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Sunrise and Sunset Rooms

Enjoy an elegant 200-guest soiree in the Sunrise and Sunset rooms in the Ridgeview Conference Center.

Planning and Coordinating

When you reserve an event space or wedding venue at Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Event Center, you’ll be supported through every process. Our team of experienced event-planning professionals will lend a friendly hand every step of the way, from the day you submit your request for proposal to the end of your occasion. In addition to friendly, personal assistance our event services include: AV equipment, custom catering and much, much more.



  • Tables, chairs and table linens
  • China, glass and silverware
  • Decorations and decoration service
  • LCD projector, cordless microphone and sound system
  • Extensive catering menu – appetizers, plated dinners and buffets
  • Full bar and beverage service
  • Cake cutting and serving
  • Access to a large dance floor


Our catering team will help you plan meals and refreshments to enjoy on your special day. Every appetizer, entrée and dessert are sure to please, and our friendly and accommodating staff will help keep the day running smoothly.

View, print or download the full wedding menu here.

“I wanted to send you a quick note to say THANK YOU! Everything was perfect last weekend and it would not have been without you. I would not have changed a thing, and thanks to your staff it was the best night of my life. The Grand Ely Lodge was such a magical place to get married, I can’t wait to get back and visit you. I will also get you the pictures as soon as I can! Thanks again for everything.”

– Laura & Matt

“I don’t think we can say THANK YOU enough for the amazing experience we and our guests had on our wedding weekend. You far exceeded our expectations. The food, the service, the professionalism – it was all above and beyond. Thank you for going “the extra mile” to ensure we all had the best possible experience! It was noticed & definitely appreciated. All the best to you & we’ll see you next summer for our anniversary!”

– Jodi & Bill

“Thank you for making our wedding and nights so wonderful. You all were so amazing and nice. We will remember you and this place forever.”

– Sara & Bill

Book Your Wedding

To contact one of our experienced planners, please submit an online request form.

For a printable copy of our Wedding Planner Guide click here.

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To schedule a property tour or for further information, contact:

Lindsay Przybylski • Director of Event Planning
(218) 365-6565 Ext 603  | [email protected]