Grand View Recognized at "Best of..." Weddings Awards


Grand View Lodge has just been recognized at the 2016 Minnesota Bride Magazine’s Best of Awards as the “Best Honeymoon” location in Minnesota for the fifth consecutive year and “Best Outdoor Reception Venue” for the first year. They were also nominated for “Best Ceremony Venue” for the second year in row but lost to A’Bulae by just a few votes. Each year the awards are voted by over 10,000 readers for the publication’s Best of 2016 list, which features the year’s best wedding vendors, from dressmakers to custom cakes.

Grand View Lodge, the only nominee from the Brainerd Lakes Area, was extremely successful in winning two of the three awards they were nominated for. Voters cited it was the Lodge’s seclusion, dining, customer service, cabins, venue spaces, ambiance and amenities that made Grand View an easy pick for the winner.

“It was an honor to win based on our outdoor venues and honeymoons,” said Grand View’s wedding planner Becky Bohnenstingl. “We host around over 90 weddings throughout the year and many of these, are outdoor. Our spaces create a unique experience with that touch of the ‘northwoods.’ It is wonderful to be recognized by so many people for our hard work.”

This year the Minnesota Bride Magazine Best of Awards was held in the newly opened Machine Shop event center in Minneapolis on June 19, 2016. Converted from the old Pillsbury Mill, at one time the largest working mill in the world, this was a beautiful combination of the old and the new. Keeping the original architectural details from its creation in 1916, it offers a great escape in the St. Anthony neighborhood in Minneapolis. Able to accommodate over 300 guests it was a perfect location to host the ever-growing Minnesota Bride Magazine Best of Awards.

To celebrate this win, we have put together an awesome winter wedding special so you can celebrate our 100 year anniversary with the beginning of your first. From November 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017, if you book your wedding during these dates you will receive complimentary upgrades and reduced fees. Receive complimentary reception site rental fee (limited dates), breakfast with purchased lodging, gift opening room, one night stay for bride/groom (for your one year anniversary,) venue rental for grooms dinner and invited to our Wedding Expo (up to 2 people.) Plus will give you reduced prices on ceremony site fees and lodging rates. That’s up to $5000 in savings! Contact Becky Bohnenstingl at 218-967-8814 to get all the details.