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Venues in Osakis, MN,
(612) 207-4040

About Us

A premier wedding venue in Osakis, Minnesota, Crooked Willow is committed to helping couples create extraordinary wedding celebrations and memories that last a lifetime. Owned and operated by husband and wife duo Derek and Jody Virkus, this one-of-a-kind venue combines lovable classic charm with modern amenities. The ideal setting for your most memorable occasion, Crooked Willow is the perfect choice for couples wishing to exchange vows while surrounded by rustic elegance.

Facilities and Capacity

Nestled on over 17 sprawling acres, Crooked Willow comfortably seats up to 350 of your closest friends and family. Couples have the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception either indoors in the venue's 6,000-square-foot Event Center, with its neutral-toned pallet wall and chandeliers, or outdoors under a beautiful metal arbor that can be decorated with floral décor to enhance its rustic beauty.

Services Offered

Couples who entrust their union to Crooked Willow benefit from a wide array of wedding-related services. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consultation
  • Liability insurance
  • Preferred vendors
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet


Crooked Willow’s talented culinary team prides itself on providing couples and their guests with excellent cuisine and outstanding service. Couples may choose from six different caterers that range in buffet, family, plated, or station serving style options. For a truly delightful dining experience, their preferred caterers provide the following catering services:

  • Tastings
  • Server(s)
  • Hors d'oeuvres

Other Facilities

Crooked Willow features a variety of versatile spaces for couples to utilize during their wedding celebration. This venue also features two fully-furnished wedding suites for wedding day preparation and a barn like you have never seen before which is used as a gathering space for family during pictures. With a full bar in the upper level of the barn, it serves as a unique space for a private wedding party social hour after your ceremony.

Other Services

Couples are more than welcome to include bar services with their once-in-a-lifetime wedding celebration. Said services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Open bar
  • Cash bar
  • House beer
  • Specialty beer
  • House liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • House wine
  • Specialty wine
  • Outside alcohol
  • Signature drink

Kelly O.

4.8 out of 5
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  • Derek and Jody were so awesome!! Dealing with all the changes amidst the pandemic were so easy with their fast correspondence. The ONLY thing we were bummed about was not being able to use the honeymoon suite!

    responded with the following comments.

    Your wedding was stunning! It was nice working with you and Zak to make sure you had a great day! You both are surrounded by great families and friends!

    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?

    $ 4,000.00

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

    $ 4,000.00

    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, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables

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


    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), House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue


    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

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

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, 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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