To say that the last year or so has been a whirlwind feels like somewhat of an understatement. As life gradually returns to a semblance of normalcy, many of us will start resuming where we left off, and celebrations are no exception. Although we are beginning to see the light at the end of an arduous tunnel, many newly engaged couples still haven’t decided how to observe their nuptials this year. If you and your partner are considering an elopement, but can’t bring yourself to ditch tradition, then a rural micro wedding in Northern Minnesota could be a better option. Nestled against the shores of one of the Gopher State’s most beloved lakes, Big Sandy Lodge is poised to deliver a memorable wedding experience no matter the size. Whether you decide to have a micro wedding or elopement, Big Sandy Lodge is here to provide the perfect backdrop.

What is a Micro Wedding?

Before we start telling you why you should have your micro wedding at Big Sandy Lodge, it might be helpful to let you know what it is! As the name suggests, a micro wedding is a scaled-down version of a larger ceremony, usually made of less than 30 guests. Another type of small wedding is an elopement, though not all elopements are micro weddings. The main difference between the two is that micro weddings incorporate elements of a traditional ceremony, while elopements have no requirements beyond legality. Another type of celebration that is gaining steam is a “minimony,” which is typically a small gathering before the marriage officially begins. Either way, Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is here to give you a fantastic day.

Big Sandy Lake: An Iconic Northern Minnesota Wedding Venue

Just because you’ll be having a micro wedding doesn’t mean you can’t find an abundance of fun! Big Sandy Lake provides an intimate Northwoods atmosphere for those with rural proclivities. With indoor and outdoor settings, our Minnesota lake resort also serves as the perfect resting place for guests who don’t want to worry about securing a designated driver. Furthermore, hosting your wedding at Big Sandy Lodge will allow the bride to have a mother-daughter breakfast as our staff square away all the details. Lastly, our large outdoor decks provide a carefree environment that fosters frequent laughs and lasting memories. What more could you want from an outdoor wedding venue in Minnesota?

McGregor, Minnesota Lake Resort and Outdoor Wedding Venue

Now that you have a better understanding of your options, Big Sandy Lodge & Resort in McGregor, Minnesota, invites you to get to know us better. To make things easier for you and your partner, we can customize your special day while also accommodating your entire group in one convenient location. For more information or to learn about our wedding packages, please reach out to us online or call 218-426-5040.