Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs

Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs

Edward Anne Estate: Your Dream Wedding Venue

From the moment you pass through the palatial gated entrance onto the private drive, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped off a plane and are no longer just minutes from the hustle and noise of Minneapolis. Lush, rolling hills beside meadows rich with wildflowers give way to acres of noble oak tree groves. The raw and untouched natural beauty of the property is unparalleled, displaying the best that any Midwest landscape has to offer. Beyond the enchanting half-mile drive through the canopy of stately oaks, the meticulously manicured rose gardens emerge, and tucked in quiet opulence before its own private lake lies the Edward Anne Estate.

Historic Origins: The Story Behind the Estate

The Edward Anne Estate was built to accommodate the styles and tastes of the Redmond family, growing over time as their family grew. As children were welcomed into the home, the house was expanded without disrupting its unique blend of styles. As the children grew up and moved on, the estate sat empty for ten years. Now, this remarkable property is available for you and your guests to experience a truly one-of-a-kind event. 

Explore the Estate

The lower level is entirely exposed rock and natural wood beams, reminiscent of a dapper cigar lounge with dark leather furniture, billiards, and a swanky bar. The upper level boasts soaring ceilings and an abundance of natural light, including a private atrium with views of the property and lake from every room. The details and finishes are elegant and luxurious. The main level cohesively blends these styles into a grand and stately entertainment area.

Bar & Social

Your guests will already be captivated by the grounds and exterior of this one-of-a-kind French Normandy style estate before they even walk in the door. Step inside the grand foyer, and they will be surrounded by stunning luxury and world-class craftsmanship. From custom wrought-iron doors to grand European chandeliers and over 4,000 square feet to mingle and socialize, there is much to experience. The large Tuscany countryside-styled rooms offer plenty of comfortable space to coalesce. The bar area allows guests to flow into the screened-in porch and outdoors to the grand courtyard. The estate blends Spanish architecture and French decor, setting an elegant tone to start your beautiful event.

The Club Room

Where savvy, old-world charm, and sophistication mingle, the club room is sure to leave a lasting impression. Elements of a European hunting lodge, such as an expansive fireplace, floor-to-ceiling stone walls, raw timber wood beams, and ceiling, make this area a true gentleman’s hangout. With over 2,000 square feet, the billiards table, separate game room, and rich, dark leather furniture entice you and your wedding party to unwind and play awhile. And lest we forget the private bar; pull up a seat and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back in time to an elite and swanky 1940s cigar lounge.

Countryside Suite

You’ll feel like royalty the moment you step into this grand suite. Offering over 3,000 square feet of soaring ceilings, abundant natural light, and luxurious furniture, this is the ultimate exclusive spa and suite for you to indulge and get ready for your big day. Start off in the steam shower, then continue your pampering in front of your personal and elegant vanity area while your wedding party utilizes one of the four individual hairstyling stations and six getting-ready areas, complete with their own secure lockers. Step into your gown in front of the large three-panel mirror situated beneath a breathtaking crystal chandelier and let your formal portraits begin. Attached to the suite is a private glassed-in atrium, lush with plants and greenery, which overlooks the estate’s private lake and gorgeous grounds.

Indoor Ceremony

The weather is always perfect at the Edward Anne Estate. They have an amazing indoor ceremony space that makes you feel like you are still connected to the outdoors in a natural, beautiful setting. Rain, snow, or shine, we have you covered.

The Ballroom

The Ballroom is where the true magic happens. It fuses elements of a tent, pavilion, and conservatory. Floor-to-ceiling glass and translucent panels throughout the structure, soaring to 28 feet at their apex, give way to an amazing atmosphere. Your first dance as a married couple beneath the stars? Yes, it is possible. Constructed as an annex structure to the estate, the ballroom is fully climate-controlled, with built-in surround sound and customizable LED lighting. The natural stone tile flooring will mirror the beauty of your event lighting and decor choices. From casual to lavish, each event is designed to suit. With acres of breathtaking views of the estate’s private lake and property, the interior of the ballroom is a blank slate and completely customizable. You are the designer ensuring no event held here will ever be the same. This space is amazingly versatile. Ceremony. Reception. Dance.

Outdoor Ceremony

Enjoy the open air and natural beauty of a serene hillside ceremony space. Made for your day alone, experience the difference between the ordinary and an extraordinary outdoor setting to celebrate your amazing life together.

The Estate Outdoors

No matter the time of year, they have an incredible outdoor space for you, your guests, and your photographer to explore, including over 200 acres of rolling hills with a private lake, an outdoor courtyard plaza with an elegant five-tier fountain, stone benches for outdoor weddings at the iron gazebo, and so much more. You’ll never have to worry about space and finding that perfect spot for the ultimate sunset photo during the golden hour.

Schedule a call today to see how your wedding dreams can become a reality!

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