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Venues in Alexandria, MN,
(320) 846-5443

About Us

Carlos Creek Winery & 22 Northmen Brewery Co. is a winery & brewery venue with a banquet hall for ALL couples getting married in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area. A vintage country venue, this winery features a ceremony location among the trees and a room rich with wooden accents for a couple’s wedding. The venue is located nine minutes from Lake Carlos State Park in Alexandria,MN and roughly two-and-a-half hours from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

Facilities and Capacity

Up to 350 guests can join couples for their wedding at the Carlos Creek Winery & Brewery. They can begin the day’s events with a ceremony in the beautifully natural outdoor location set up for such events. This wooded ceremony spot surrounds couples and their guests in the trees. Shaded by leaves and branches, only filtered dappled sunlight gets through. A paved path of stone leads the wedding arbor, set upon a small stage, in this romantic grove. The slight height of the platform ensures that all guests in their white folding chairs can see the ceremony unfold. From there, couples can meet up with guests in the reception location, after taking pictures among the fields and grapevines of course. The ceremony location is a stunningly polished room. The space is decorated in sophisticated colors of dark earthy tones, with accents such as wine barrels, a built-in bar, and a stone fireplace. The large space offers plenty of room for dinner and dancing, with a dance floor space reserved on the shining tile floor.

Services Offered

Couples can find a variety of services needed for their wedding through this venue. The winery & brewery offers assistance with event planning in the time leading up to the couple’s wedding, offering its own in-house full bar and catering services to make the big day even easier. The staff at this venue can also assist with cleanup and setup, while couples relax in the designated bridal suites to prepare for their wedding day. Other services at this venue include:

  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet


Bartenders serve a cash, limited, or open bar for a couple’s wedding reception. In addition to filling glasses for a champagne toast, the bartenders can pour our 22 Northmen Brewery crafter beer and Carlos Creek Winery wine. The chefs at this venue can prepare American, French, or Italian cuisine for a couple’s wedding menu. In addition, they offer items for guests with dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian choices. These dishes can be served in the following catering styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations

Other Services

Couples can host more than just a ceremony and reception at the Carlos Creek Winery & Brewery. The venue is also open to bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Rehearsal dinners can be held in a private room with a custom menu. No matter the occasion, the winery & brewery aims to make events run smoothly with optional event and rental items for couples to choose from. These include pieces such as:

  • Altar/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

Doug Kampsen

5 out of 5
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  • Carlos Creek Winery Weddings is not only the best of Minnesota – it is simply the best – period! I cannot express enough how exceptional the entire experience was – and everyone who came to the wedding said the same thing. If you are still reading this review – pause – and call/email them now to see if your wedding date is available – you will be so glad you did. Now – about our experience. As a same sex couple getting married in Central Minnesota – we had some reservations as to what venues would actually welcome us. But the staff at Carlos Creek didn’t just welcome us with open arms, they gave us the best day of our lives. First of all, the staff is SUPERB!! Paige Meier, who was our personal wedding manger, is one of the most experienced, detail oriented, and hands-on-managers you could hope to work with. She and her staff are simply the best people we could’ve asked for to help plan and then execute our wedding. From start to finish, Paige and her te... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Doug and Shuki... oh how I loved working with you two. To say your friends and family love the two of you is such and understatement. It certainly is a wedding no one will ever forget. Thank you for sharing your big day and your peeps with us! Congrats again!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 4,400.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 3,300.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 5.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Limited Bar

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Farm/Ranch, Winery

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November, December

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