Big Sandy Lodge & Resort has quickly become one of the premier event venues in Minnesota thanks to our secluded lakefront location, rustic yet elegant facilities, and experienced, talented event-planning staff. We’ve hosted waterfront weddings, themed proms, company-wide retreats, massive family reunions, and everything in-between. Despite being located in the heart of the Northern Minnesota wilderness, we’re only two hours from the Twin Cities, one hour from Duluth, and four miles from Minnesota National Golf Course. Regardless of the season, you’ll find that Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is the best dollar-for-dollar event venue among Northern Minnesota resorts.

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event venues in MinnesotaBig Sandy Lodge & Resort has hosted a wide variety of events over the years thanks to our sizable facilities, beachfront location, spectacular catering services, and award-worthy event planners. Here are some events that we’ve hosted in the past:

  • Weddings
  • Reunions
  • Anniversaries
  • Proms
  • Business meetings
  • Company retreats
  • Bachelor and bachelorette parties
  • Birthdays
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Group getaways

Meeting Space

We have two unique meeting spaces: The Pines Room and The Northwoods Room. Replace your overcrowded boardroom with a lake-view ballroom during your company retreat to McGregor, MN. Both the 1,650-square-foot Pines Room and the recently-expanded Northwoods Room are perfect for weddings, company-wide retreats, proms, and large family reunions. We have LCD projectors, screens, flipcharts, whiteboards, and a portable sound system available for a small fee.

On-Site Activities

Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is one of the only event venues in Minnesota that rests on a sizable lake, which is a significant draw regardless of the season (the ice fishing and snowmobiling during the wintertime is also fantastic!). We have a wide array of rental equipment, including pontoons, fishing boats, jet skis, kayaks, SUPs, heated ice houses, and snowmobiles. Oh, and Minnesota National Golf Course is just down the road! Our desirable lakefront location makes it easy to please wedding guests, board members, bachelorettes, and families from out-of-state.

Catered Meals

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The on-site Bear’s Den Sports Bar & Grille has become one of the premier McGregor restaurants thanks to its lake-view patio, splendid craft beer list, and traditional Northern Minnesota comfort food. But our talented culinary team has also curated an extensive catering menu, which includes beverages, hors-d’oeuvres, breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Our hot breakfast bar starts at just $10 person! For lunch, our team can create a taco bar, Italian cuisine, sloppy Joes, pulled pork, and so much more! You’ll be blown away by these favorite dinner entrees: parmesan-dusted walleye, slow-roasted prime rib, and the breaded chicken cordon bleu. After each fun-filled day on Big Sandy Lake, retreat to our deluxe Minnesota lodges for a restful slumber. Read through this extensive event brochure and give us a call at 1-218-426-5040 to book a special event here in serene McGregor, MN.