Is Rolling Ridge licensed, insured and approved to host wedding and events?
Yes. Rolling Ridge is licensed, insured and approved for use to host weddings and events year-round. We went through an extensive process to design and engineer our entire property to meet and exceed all state, local and federal building, life safety and accessibility codes. Many venues throughout the state HAVE NOT properly designed or engineered their buildings for public occupancy use. If you are considering use of a venue that does not have fire sprinklers- it is very likely the facility hasn’t been properly engineered or remodeled for this use. These buildings are subject to event cancellation and you may be putting yourself and your guests safety at risk.
Do you only host weddings and could we have our ceremony at a church?
We have designed our facility to host your dream wedding, but we host many other social gatherings as well. We allow the ceremony to take place off-site, however our rental pricing does not adjust accordingly. To best accommodate our couples, we accept reservations for “non-wedding” events up to one year in advance for Sunday-Thursday events and six weeks in advance for Friday, Saturday or Sunday events.
Are the buildings heated or cooled with restrooms?
Our barn, Garden Atrium & Lounge (which has our kitchen, restrooms & bridal suite) are climate controlled, fully insulated and equipped with modern heating and air conditioning equipment, which was intentionally oversized to quickly heat or cool these spaces when occupied by our guests. Your guests will appreciate not having to use a smelly outhouse on our farm! We have 10 restroom stalls located in the Lone Tree Lounge with sinks, hand dryers and even a baby changing station.
Is the property Wheelchair Accessible?
Yes. We are proud to be fully accessible. When we designed our space, we considered all forms of accessibility because we wanted our venue to be accessible to everyone including people with disabilities and those who may have limited mobility. Everyone, no matter what their ability can access every amenity we offer.
How many people can occupy the space at a given time?
Our entire facility is 14 acres with roughly 13,000 sq. ft. of covered space. Our facility, however, is best suited for events up to 300 people
Are pets allowed?
For safety reasons we do not allow pets. We will allow our coupes to bring their pets for photos and ceremony with written permission.
Are Tables & Chairs included?
Yes! We have a combination of 96” rectangular, 72” round and 30” pub tables. 600 white wedding chairs with padded seats. (These chairs can be used for the ceremony & dinner). We have 25 48” square metal tables & 100 industrial chairs located on the outside courtyard. We can design a layout, set up and arrange your tables for an additional fee or you may place them where you desire for no additional charge. Removal & takedown of the tables are included with the rental fee.
Are Linens included?
Yes. Black, white or ivory table linens and cloth napkins in over 20 color options are included with most food & beverage packages.
Do you provide Audio Equipment?
Yes. We have two portable sound systems for use at any of our outdoor ceremony locations. Each system features Bluetooth and a wireless microphone. A sound technician is not provided during your ceremony. We also have an interconnected audio system that provides background music and amplification of speeches, wedding vows or general announcements over our wireless microphone system. These speakers are located within the Historic Barn, Barnyard pavilion, Courtyard, Lounge, restrooms and covered porches. Amplified music from a DJ or Band must be projected through speakers provided by them. We also have a projection screen within the Historic Barn for any visual accommodations you may need.
May we provide our own Band or DJ?
Yes. We have multiple electrical sources for Band or DJ hookups throughout our property to enjoy your reception- indoors or out!
Are the LED lights in the barn & lounge included?
Yes. Our state-of-the-art LED lighting system allows us to project soft and subtle up lighting in the barn and lounge area and features a series of colors that can be matched to your wedding colors.
Can we set up or decorate the night before?
No. Our events are booked back-to-back so we allow for no exceptions. Unless we do not have an event booked 6 weeks prior to your event, we offer special discounted pricing for day-before set ups. Keep in mind that because everything is located on the property, there is a lot of time saved from traveling place-to-place. Rolling Ridge was designed to host the entirety of your event. Since outdoor weddings usually take place later in the afternoon in comparison to a traditional church ceremony, you will have plenty of time to set up the morning of your event.
Do you allow Candles, Sparklers, Chinese Lanterns or Smoking?
The use of real burning candles and open flames is strictly prohibited. Flames to not mix well with the wood barn! Same goes for sparklers. Chinese lanterns are unfortunately illegal in Minnesota. Smoking is permitted outdoors in designated areas away from the barn.
How many ceremony locations do you have?
We have 10 options for you to choose from. Our most popular location is the Foundation Patio (Rock Wall). Other favorites include the large Outdoor Courtyard surrounded by gardens, a large outdoorsy space with views of rolling hills or under the shade of the massive oak trees and our beautiful wooden arbor. Our Barn or Garden Atrium provides a beautiful alternative for an indoor ceremony if mother nature doesn’t cooperate.
May we bring in our own dessert and will you serve it?
Yes. You may provide your own dessert items and they may be stored in our walk-in cooler. We will gladly cut and serve your own wedding cake or dessert items. No other outside food or beverage is allowed.
Do you have a full bar, or can we bring our own liquor?
We have a full-service bar with many Wine, Beer or Liquor selections to choose from. Our lounge features a large built-in bar with water stations, keg and bottled beer refrigeration and digital menu boards.
Can we bring in our own food or beverage?
No. (with the exception of dessert or pre-approved snack items) We can provide breakfast, lunch, appetizers dinner and late night food options through our in house catering company. Together with our consistent team and outstanding chefs & wait staff, we will make your event a beautiful & delicious experience! We are dedicated to providing you & your guests with the highest level of service & look forward to customizing a menu and presentation that will provide the perfect pairing for your event.
Do you have Food & Beverage Minimums?
No. You may choose from our many standard yet unique food & beverage menus or allow us to customize a meal presentation to knock the socks off of your guests! We can even concoct a signature cocktail to give your event an extra punch (pun intended). Call Hailey at Custom Catering to get a quote or discuss food and beverage options. (320) 257-3008
Can we use our wedding vendors, or do we need to use your recommendations?
Yes. With the exception of our in-house food and beverage provider, you can choose your own wedding professionals, or you may choose from our exclusive list of wedding professionals who offer special services and pricing at our facility.
When can we start setting up and when do we need to have everything out?
The entire facility is available for events year-round. We host only one event per day and the facility is yours for the entirety of the rental period 8AM – 11:59PM. Onsite Amplified music must conclude by 11:45pm and all guests must leave by 12AM. All items- including decorations need to be taken with you at the end of the night in order for us to clean and prepare for the next event. You would have until 1:00AM to get your gifts and decor items out. Sorry- we do not allow items to be left over night.
When can we do rehearsal?
If you are hosting the ceremony and reception on-site the rehearsal can be done one or two hours prior to the ceremony.
Do you provide security or someone on staff throughout our event?
There will always be someone from our team onsite during the entirety of your event. We do not require the use a security guard under most circumstances
How much does it cost to rent your facility?
The first step in the process is to provide us with your contact info by clicking the ‘Get Started’ tab below on our website at RollingRidgeEvents.com Once we have this info we will email you pricing, availability and you can schedule a tour by clicking the scheduling tool right after completing the form.
What is included in the facility rental fee?
For a complete list of “What’s Included” (CLICK HERE)
Do you offer Off-Peak, Military or Non-profit discounts?
Yes. We are open to celebrate event year-round. Since many of our outdoor spaces work best during the warm weather months- we offer special pricing to make your experience more affordable. Please ask us about our current promotions.
Where are you located?
Rolling Ridge is conveniently located less than one hour north of Minneapolis off I-94 in Saint Joseph Minnesota and within 5 minutes of several hotels and entertainment options which makes us one of central Minnesota’s most sought-after event venues. 31101 County Road 133 St. Joseph MN 56374. Click here for directions.
Do you offer on site camping, lodging or other sleeping accommodations?
No. We do not offer any on-site accommodations. We are located within 5 minutes of several great hotels. Overnight parking is allowed however the use of campers is strictly prohibited
May we do hair, makeup & get ready on site?
Yes! Feel free to bring your own hair and makeup artist onsite. Our Bridal suite features a coded entry lock, walk in closet with lockers to keep your items secure. This spacious room has a large private in suite bathroom complete with sink & shower.
Do you spray for mosquitos?
Can we take a tour?
The first step in the process is to provide us with your contact information by going to our website at RollingRidgeEvents.com and clicking the ‘Get Started’ tab below. Once we have this info you can schedule a tour by clicking the scheduling tool right after completing the form. Appointments are required so send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 320-257-7755 – see you soon!
How do we book an event and what is required to hold a spot?
Weekend dates book quickly. We will place your event on our calendar upon signing of our rental contract, along with the damage deposit and half of the rental fee. Down payments are not refundable.
Do we need event insurance, and how much does it cost?
Yes. We have our own insurance coverage, however, whenever you host a large event at our facility or at any other location, securing event liability insurance is a good idea to limit your risk and liability. Depending upon your coverage options, event insurance is surprisingly inexpensive and protects you, your guests and our property in the case of an unpredictable occurrence such as a wedding cancellation (covers your down payments), extreme weather (tornado), or other unlikely events that should occur. We require a $1M coverage per occurrence coverage with the policy listing Rolling Ridge LLC as additional insured. We HIGHLY recommend going through WedSafe. They make it super easy for couples to understand and fill out the necessary paperwork, they will then automatically send us the certificate. Please take a look at their website www.wedsafe.com
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