Gale Woods Pavilion

Gale Woods Pavilion offers the picture-perfect setting for a classic country wedding. The venue fits the rural character and rustic charm of Gale Woods Farm and offers sweeping views of the pasture and gardens. The Pavilion's large doors roll open to reveal a spectacular vista overlooking Whaletail Lake. 

Availability: April to November | Capacity: 320 people

Reservations and Availability

Browse the online calendar to check the Pavilion's availability. Ready to reserve? Call us at 763.559.6700.

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Open House Dates

Visit the space and talk to Three Rivers staff about hosting an event at Gale Woods. Open houses are from 5-7 PM on the following dates:

  • There are no more open house dates in 2019. Dates for 2020 are coming soon.

To schedule a private tour, please email weddinginfo@threeriversparks.org or call 763.694.7611.

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Included Amenities

  • Fully enclosed building (heated, not air conditioned)
  • Tables and chairs
  • Modern restrooms
  • On-duty event assistant
  • Premium Bose sound system with wireless microphones, iPad/MP3/laptop hookup and Bluetooth capability
  • Two refrigerators and one chest freezer
  • Serving counters and sink
  • Outdoor patio
  • Bonfire pit with firewood
  • Outdoor ceremony option
  • Free onsite parking

Available for an additional fee:

  • Ceremony chairs $2/chair, plus tax
  • Battery powered portable premium Bose sound system with wireless microphones, iPad/MP3/Laptop hookup and Bluetooth capability for outdoor use: $150, plus tax. 

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Catering and Vendors

Three Rivers has partnered with a variety of local caterers that are committed to excellent customer service and exceptional value. See the approved caterer list.

For accommodations, transportation, florists and more, see our preferred vendors.

The Gale Woods Pavilion is a zero-waste facility. Learn more about what that means. 

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Rates and Fees

Full-day rental rates (10 AM-midnight):

  • Mondays-Thursdays: $850
  • Fridays and Sundays: $1,500
  • Saturdays and holidays: $1,800

Partial-day rates (10 AM-4 PM or 4-11 PM):

  • Mondays-Thursdays: $600

Fees:

  • $400 damage deposit
  • $240 security deposit required for any reservation after 8 PM

Payment due in full at time of booking.

Testimonials

Choosing Gale Woods Farm for our wedding ceremony and reception was one of the better decisions we have made. The ease of working with the staff there and the value the venue offered was unbeatable.

– Julie & Sam

Our wedding was just as we had hoped, thanks to Gale Woods Farm. It was a beautiful location at an affordable price. Our contact was responsive and helpful at all hours of the day, and we felt totally at ease using this venue. It was perfect for our summer wedding. We would highly recommend Gale Woods Farm!

– Krista & Kim

Kathryn made everything about this venue as easy as possible. We loved the barn feel without the gigantic price tag, but the real deal was the amount of customer service and professionalism we received for our big day. She worked with us to rent out the night before the wedding so we could decorate that night. She went above and beyond for us and we really appreciated it.

– Hailey and CJ

Things worked out great and the day couldn't have been more joyous! We really appreciate everything the Three Rivers staff did to make our day special from the constant communication to the great space!

– Marisa & Joe

Just wanted to say thank you SOO much for all the help with providing Andy and I the best day of our lives. Gale Woods is truly a wonderful place to have a wedding! Thank you for all the questions you helped answers and of course your time. We couldn’t have done it without you!

– Lindsay & Andrew

Gale Woods Farm has the most scenic ceremony backdrop in the Twin Cities! The venue is a working farm with animals, however, they keep the reception venue in pristine condition. They have a huge list of caterers to select from, which provides a lot of choices for couples!

– Jeannine Marie Photography

Thank you for everything! You were so amazing and made sure everything was taken care of so we didn't need to stress. The venue was so perfect for us and every person there was amazed by it and had a great day. Thank you again!

– Angie & Greg

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Contact Us

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Ready to reserve? Call us at 763.559.6700.

Map of Gale Woods