Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue

If you’re a future bride looking for the perfect wedding venue to have your special day at – look no further! Ahavah Cottage is a cozy, modern wedding venue located only an hour from the Twin Cities in Elysian, Minnesota! Enjoy this overview of the Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue by Heidi Straus Photography.

Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue in Minnesota

More about Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue

Ahavah Cottage is a modern wedding venue located in Elysian, Minnesota. It is owned by Leslie Lee who is a devoted mom, a small business owner and a registered nurse. This beautiful 3acre wedding venue has two ceremony spaces, both indoor and outdoor. There is a large parking lot to accommodate all guests and is wheelchair accessible. It can accommodate 210 guests and is available through all the seasons!

The Getting Ready Space at Ahavah Cottage

Ahavah Cottage has two intimate getting ready spaces. One called the Chateau Suite and one called the Meadow Suite. They are located on opposite sides of the building to ensure both the Bride and Groom can get ready at the same space without having to see each other. For larger bridal parties, hair and make up can be done in front of the white room fire place in the reception area.

Bride and Mother-of-the-bride hugging in front of the mirror in the bridal suite of the Ahavah Cottage wedding venue
Mom and Bride in the Getting ready space at Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue in Minnesota
Mom and Bride in the Getting ready space at Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue in Minnesota
Bridesmaids doing a champagne spray at Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue in Minnesota
Groom in a black suite adjusting his tie while looking out of the window
Bride twirling around in her wedding dress in front of her bridesmaids who are happy and excited for her
Groom laughing and getting ready while best man adjusts his tie at Ahavah Cottage Wedding venue in Minnesota

Ceremony Space at Ahavah Cottage

There are two ceremony locations that can seat up to 210 guests for an inside or outdoor ceremony. The outdoor ceremony is nestled between beautiful trees and has a wooden arch at the end of the aisle. There are white benches for seating and a paved walkway down the aisle. The indoor space is elegant and modern with 3 large windows at the end of the aisle. The black and white walls makes for a beautiful back drop in the photos. There are plenty of beautiful locations for bride and groom portraits as well as wedding party photos around the ceremony spaces.

Groom taking his Bride's hands as he smiles at her happily during their first look
A happy bride surrounded by her happy bridesmaids dressed in black. They are all holding green and white bouquets
Bride and groom first kiss in front of the alter the the indoor ceremony spot at Ahavah Cottage wedding venue
Bride and groom kissing while standing underneath the trees during fall. The orange and yellow leaves are falling around them
Bride and Groom dip kiss down the aisle at the indoor ceremony space at Ahavah Cottage Wedding venue
Bride getting thrown in the air by groomsmen on her wedding day in Minnesota
A portrait photo of a brides face surrounded by green and white wedding bouquets
Groomsmen dressed in black suits throwing the groom up in the air outside during fall in Minnesota

The Cocktail Hour Space

After your ceremony, guests will be able to enjoy cocktail hour both inside and outside. There’s a large wooden bar with an overhead door that opens up to the outside space. Here you’ll find string lights hanging from a black pergola, with comfy outdoor seating and propane outdoor heaters if needed. There’s also a mini put-put section for entertainment purposes.

Bridesmaids in black dresses sitting on top of the bar counter with their legs crossed over one another. The bride sits in the middle of them
Bride and Groom Standing in front of Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue in Minnesota cheering while the bride lifts her flowers in the air
Bride and groom dip kissing while the wedding party surrounds them and cheers happily for them
Bride and groom standing facing each other while the wedding part is running all around them

The Reception Space at Ahavah Cottage

The indoor reception space is called the White Room and has a beautiful loft overlooking the classic black and white space. There’s a fire place, a greenery photo wall and seats up to 210 guests. The dance floor is also located in the reception space. Tables and chairs will need to be moved to create space for the dance floor.

Bride and Groom Dancing on the dance floor at the Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue
Bridesmaid and groomsmen taking a shot during the grand entrance at a wedding in Minnesota
Guests dancing have a fun time on the dance floor at a wedding. Purple and yellow lights surround them
Bride and Groom Dancing together on the dance floor with guests. The bride is lifting her hands in the air

More About Heidi Straus Photography

Hi, I’m Heidi- a Destination and Wedding Photographer based in Minnesota. I absolutely love capturing warm, candid memories! I’m super outgoing and love making my couples feel comfortable in front of the camera! So no need to worry about posing, I’ll guide you through it all! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your special day- I would absolutely LOVE yo hear from you! Please reach out HERE at Heidi Straus Photography!

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