Machine Shop Wedding Photography

My Top Favorite Wedding Venues of 2018

A wedding venue is one of the first things you pick to host your wedding. They book so far out in advance you have to make sure the one that is wrapped around your heart is the one that you can enjoy with your fiance and all your guests! You want to get the low down on some of my favorites from 2018. I give you what I loved about each one, website, and guest count the venue can hold. One of my favorite posts of the year - my favorite Minnesota Wedding Venues that I loved in 2018. Let’s dive right in shall we.

Machine Shop


Address - 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Guest Count- unknown

What I loved - I loved how modern and open this space felt. It had a great space to have the guests spread out on two different floor with a balcony overlook in downtown Minneapolis. Location parking was rough, but I loved how it was still in the twin cites. At this time this venue is unique in the cities and it was fun to shoot it.

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Redeemed Farm

Redeemed Farm Wedding Photography


Address - 21325 Meadowbrook Ave N, Scandia, MN 55073

Guest count: 175

What I loved: Not only was the couple who owned this venue super excited about sharing it with others, the whole property was just beautifully well kept and maintained. The have cute victorian style couches throughout the property and plenty of places that are picture ready! There are plenty of places to shoot around this secluded property.

If you want to see a whole wedding there check out this Redeemed Farm Wedding Photography blog post:

Redeemed Farms Wedding Photography

Pretty Place Chapel


Website -

Address - 4399 YMCA Camp Road, Cleveland, South Carolina 29635

Guest Count - 350

What I loved: Ok! I am aware that this is not a Minneapolis Wedding Venue, but it is not one I could leave off the list. This one is a ceremony site in the rolling hills of South Carolina. The view will cause your heart to stop because it is so breathtaking. The mountain views are what makes this venue high on my light of one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and ever shot.

If you want to see a whole wedding there check out this Pretty Place Wedding Photography blog post:

Pretty Place Chapel Wedding Photography

Van Dusen Wedding photography Night


Address: 1900 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Guest Count: 50 - 200
What I loved: If you know me I am a sucker for mansion homes. I think they are so regal and classy and I just fall in love the the victorian sytle feel of the whole place. The Van Dusen Mansion is not exception. I loved the vibes of this whole minneapolis mansion wedding venue. I greatly enjoyed them also having a courtyard and seperate space for the dancing to take place and also give the guests some room to explore. One of it’s best features are the getting ready rooms on the second floor. It is a beautiful space for the wedding party to get ready and really enjoy the whole day in one spot if they choose too.

If you want to see a whole wedding there check out this Van Dusen Mansion Wedding Photography blog post:

Van Dusen Mansion Wedding Photography


Machine Shop Wedding Photography | Brooke & Evan | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

This wedding I was able to shoot under Gina Zeilder Photography. Brooke and Evan where complete gems. They both were brimming with excitement and just pure joy the entire day. Both decided to get ready only a couple of miles from their home in Downtown Minneapolis as the Hewing Hotel. The girls started their day off with mimosas in a private room of Brian Graham Salon. I mean is there another way to start your wedding day?!The girls wore a lite mint green dress while Brooke wedding dress was a stunning lace dress which she paid with Badgley Mischka champagne colored heels. After Brooke got into her dress all the girls held hands as they were led into the room with their eyes closed until the big reveal. Everyone was just shook in the best way of how gorgeous Brooke looked on her wedding day!!

Next person to see her was her dad. They had a Father- Daughter first look in the downstairs room of the Hewing Hotel. It was so precious to see how excited her parents were to get to be a part of this day they had all been waiting for! After snapping a couple more photos we ascended to the Hewing Rooftop Bar by the pool for the first look. Watching Evan just soak her in was seriously adorable. Her gift to him was a Starry Night Print of one of their special days together. Evan loved the gift. We all partied it good up with the Minneapolis skyline as a gorgeous backdrop before heading out for full wedding party photos.

A short trip to Boom Island and back we all headed for the wedding Ceremony at the Machine Shop in Downtown Minneapolis. The Florals at the Machine Shop were AMAZING! They had a flower ring surrounding the main chandelier that just gave the ceremony such a whimsical vibe. The priest made everyone laugh throughout the service and gave his blessing to Brooke and Evan.

The were husband and wife before you know it; Both bride and groom just had giant smiles on their faces.

The reception was just beautifully decorated with candles, flowers, and greenery. One of my favorite parts of the day came during the first dance. While Brooke and Evan where twirling their way through the dance floor, Evan waved over his new father-in-law and left his baffled bride. He ran up to the stage and sang a couple of lines to their first song! Brooke was SO surprised and I loved this little surprise of the night!

The evening continued with lots of dancing!

Please enjoy this Machine Shop Wedding of Brooke and Evan!!