If you live in the Northwoods, the word “flavor” describes more than the great food of the region. It depicts the inspiring scenery, the warm and welcoming nature of the people, and the beautiful tapestry that comes with the change of the seasons. The flavor of the Northwoods is the reason people choose to get married in Ely, Minnesota. The scenic landscape and distinctive venues provide an endless fountain of inspiration for you to create a wedding ceremony and reception that is one-of-a-kind and uniquely you. We are sure you will find the perfect setting in which to create the cherished memories of your special day. The final days before the ceremony are filled with a flurry of activity as you pull the last details together. There are many ways to relieve stress and refresh your spirits and we have venues for that as well. Whether getting a massage, taking a yoga class or getting in a little fishing before the ceremony, you will find everything you need to take care of all items on your wedding plan list. Check out our Inspiration and Location pages for more venue and decorating ideas and discover why a wedding in Ely, Minnesota is your escape from the ordinary. ...Read More
Get inspired for your wedding by browsing through our Pinterest boards and get some great ideas to make your wedding unique and special! Visit Get Married In Ely MN’s profile on Pinterest. The Ely Wedding and Honeymoon Blog Stephanie and Forrest’s BWCA HoneymoonI experienced the BWCA when I was younger and really wanted my fiancé to see it. He loves the outdoors and is an avid kayaker, hiker, camper & mountaineer. We live in Alaska now, but our wedding took place in central Minnesota. So this was a perfect way to celebrate our honeymoon and canoe the Boundary Waters. Read more Wendy and Ryan’s Wedding Story I tied the knot in Ely 13 years ago! Although I was originally from the area, we were living in Seattle and had family spread all over the U.S. We decided there was no better place to get married than in Ely! My husband’s extended family spent the entire week leading up to the wedding at a quaint lodge near Ely. They still talk about the amazing time they all had with fishing, swimming, bonfires, and scavenger hunts. Read...Read More
Your beautiful scenic wedding in Ely, Minnesota has ended only a few hours ago, but the magic has just begun. Whether you want to be in a cozy lakeside cabin where no one will bother the two of you for days on end or you are looking for more adventure, your dreams for a perfect honeymoon can be found in Ely. There is a reason that our resorts attract new and returning guests year after year. It is simply because of the friendly and courteous resort families that Ely is famous for. And with a selection of resorts offering a variety of settings and amenities, you are sure to find one that perfectly matches your desires. Imagine walking hand-in-hand along a beach just as the sun is setting and hearing a loon make its soulful call that echoes across the lake of the northern wilderness. Picture a night sky that is seemingly a field of diamonds that light your way as you head back to your cozy cabin. Wake up to an incredible sunrise, full of anticipation for whatever the day will bring ; perhaps you will paddle a canoe around the lake or take a hike on lush green forest trails and come upon a picturesque lake or stunning waterfalls. Or maybe you will spend the day visiting one or two of our many attractions and museums. Maybe your dream honeymoon is one full of excitement. Ely is a destination that doesn’t skimp on romance, but there’s plenty of adventure to be had too. We are the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, one of America?s last pure outdoor experiences. The BWCAW contains thousands of miles of canoe routes linked...Read More
Steve & Rebecca, 2014
Have you dreamed about a Minnesota wedding in the great outdoors?
The scenic beauty of Ely, Minnesota makes it one of the most breathtaking wedding destinations in the world.
With our many lakes and beautiful boreal forests, Ely offers something few wedding destinations can match…serene natural beauty. And if you are thinking of something more traditional, we can accommodate you here as well. The Ely area is represented by many religious denominations and churches, making it possible to take your wedding vows in a traditional setting and then have a true Northwoods wedding reception at one of our charming lodges. We look forward to hosting your wedding and hope you celebrate your special day in one of the most beautiful places to get married in Minnesota.
For couples looking to plan a trendy and stunning wedding in a natural setting, Ely, Minnesota offers something few destinations can match…a beautiful, magnificent wonderland with a multitude of settings from which to choose. Whether you desire to tie the knot on the beach at sunset, exchange vows in a church or pledge your love during a scenic houseboat cruise, getting married in Ely is an excellent choice to add fun and romance to your wedding day.
Your wedding reception will be a party to remember as well, whether you choose a venue with complete banquet facilities or a resort with plenty of beachfront and perhaps even a campfire and marshmallow roast! Whatever your choice, don’t forget to look to the sky at night for the most incredible sight – the millions of stars which are much more visible without the glare of industrial light to obscure them. We are sure you will see they are dancing along with you and your guests. This alone will make your wedding and reception something people will talk about for many years.
And if winter is your season, imagine saying your wedding vows in a real white wedding setting with clear blue skies and the snow sparkling around you or snowflakes floating gently down and beautiful snow-laden pine trees in the background. Imagine you, the bride and groom, arriving to your ceremony by dog-sled and after saying your vows, being whisked away to the lodge, where open fire places give a natural setting for a cozy, wilderness reception.
For out of state guests who are coming to help you celebrate, it’s the perfect opportunity to extend their trip into an unforgettable vacation. With our wildlife-packed state and national parks, unique attractions and outdoor adventure, a vacation in Ely, Minnesota is sure to be one that is cherished for a lifetime. Winter is packed with activities as well; cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and dog-sledding are highlights of our winters here.
Whether you’re planning a grand, sophisticated church wedding for 200 or an intimate lakefront ceremony for two, we invite you to Ely, Minnesota and look forward to helping you celebrate the beginning of your lives together.
If you live in the Northwoods, the word “flavor” describes more than the great food of the region. It depicts the inspiring scenery, the warm and welcoming nature of the people, and the beautiful tapestry that comes with the change of the seasons.
Get inspired for your wedding by browsing through our Pinterest boards and get some great ideas to make your wedding unique and special!