Experience Luxury at the Edward Anne Estate in Minnesota

If you’re dreaming of a wedding venue that combines elegance with a touch of European charm, let me introduce you to the Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs. As a wedding photographer based in Minnesota, I’ve had the pleasure of capturing some of the most beautiful moments at this stunning location. Let me share with you why it’s a top choice for couples planning their special day.

Beautiful venue shot of the Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs in Chaska, MN
Bride and groom first look at Edward Anne Estate Wedding Venue
Bride and Bridesmaids posing holding white bouquets at Edward Anne Estate Wedding Venue
Bride and groom kissing after their wedding ceremony at Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs

Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs Space

Bridal Suite

The bridal suite at the Edward Anne Estate truly feels like it’s made for a princess in a castle! It’s on the top level and has large beautiful windows, allowing sunlight to illuminate the beautiful space and making it the perfect backdrop for stunning photos. There’s also a deck that overlooks the gorgeous venue, a beautiful spacious bathroom, and even an elevator so you don’t have to carry tons of dresses and bags up to the bridal suite. It’s the perfect space for you and your bridal party to relax and get ready.

Bride and bridesmaids first look
Bride and bridesmaids helping bride with wedding dress
Bride and bridesmaids toasting while getting ready
Bridesmaid getting ready at Edward Anne Estate wedding venue in Minnesota
Bride and bridesmaids doing a champagne pop at Edward Anne Estate

Groom’s Suite

The Groom’s Suite is located downstairs and offers a cozy retreat for the guys, complete with comfy seating and everything they need to prep for the big day. There’s even a bar, a pool table and a poker table to ensure the guys can relax and have fun before the big moment! On the main level there is a beautiful space decorated with vintage red leather chairs, books, ornaments and a stone fire place in the centre that makes a great backdrop for getting ready photos for the guys. There are large windows on the side of this room that allows natural light to enter the space.

Groom and Groomsmen sitting in Edward Anne Estate Groom suite talking

Ceremony Space

At Bavaria Downs’ Edward Anne Estate, you have the flexibility to choose between stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces. Each offers its own unique charm and ambiance.

Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs outdoor ceremony space

Indoor Ceremony Space: For couples seeking an elegant indoor setting, Bavaria Downs provides a sophisticated ceremony space that combines classic architecture with modern amenities. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by timeless beauty, with high ceilings, tasteful decor, and ample natural light streaming through large windows. This indoor option ensures a comfortable and intimate atmosphere regardless of the weather outside.

Outdoor Ceremony Space: If you envision saying “I do” among the beauty of nature, Bavaria Downs offers outdoor ceremony spaces that capture the essence of romance and tranquility. Whether you prefer a garden ceremony surrounded by lush greenery and seasonal blooms or a serene lakeside setting with panoramic views, the outdoor spaces at Edward Anne Estate have you covered. Both options provide a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding vows. The venue’s meticulously landscaped grounds create a peaceful oasis. You and your guests can immerse yourselves in the beauty of the outdoors while celebrating your love.

Bride and groom exchanging vows at Edward Anne Estate Wedding Venue in Minnesota

By choosing between the indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces at Bavaria Downs, you can create a wedding ceremony that perfectly suits your preferences. Additionally, each option complements the overall aesthetic of your special day. Whether you prefer the elegance of an indoor setting or the natural beauty of an outdoor backdrop, Edward Anne Estate provides the ideal space. Here, you can begin your journey together as a married couple in a setting that suits your preferences perfectly.

Bride and groom walking away from bridal party smiling at one another

Cocktail Hour Space

After the ceremony, enjoy a relaxed cocktail hour with your guests. The venue provides a charming space both indoors and outdoors. The outdoor space is located on a charming porch surrounded by greenery and white framed windows. It overlooks the green rolling hills and a beautiful pond. Here, you can mingle, sip on signature cocktails, and savor delicious appetizers while soaking in the joyous atmosphere.

Bride and groom first look at Edward Anne Estate Wedding Venue
Bride and groom first look at Edward Anne Estate Wedding Venue
Bride and groom first look at Edward Anne Estate Wedding Venue

Reception Space

The reception area at Bavaria Downs is nothing short of spectacular. It’s spacious with large windows allowing in plenty of natural light! Whether you envision a romantic candlelit dinner or a lively dance party, this venue can accommodate your dream reception.

Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs Reception space
Bride and groom playing a wedding game in the reception space of Edward Anne Estate

Dance Floor

Get ready to dance the night away! The spacious dance floor at Bavaria Downs is centrally located within the reception area. This ensures that everyone can join in the celebration and create unforgettable memories on the dance floor.

Bride dancing with bridesmaids on the dance floor
Bride and groom walking into the Edward Anne Estate reception space

Edward Anne Estate Photo Backdrops

As a photographer, I can’t say enough about the photo opportunities at Edward Anne Estate. From elegant interiors to picturesque outdoor settings, every corner of this venue is a photographer’s dream. Trust me, your wedding album will be filled with breathtaking images against these stunning backdrops!

Groom holding bride smiling during sunset at Edward Anne Estate
Bride and groom posing during sunset at Edward Anne Estate Wedding Venue in Minnesota

Practical Considerations: Cost, Location, and Nearby Accommodations

Edward Anne Estate Cost

Edward Anne Estate offers wedding packages tailored to fit various budgets. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, their team will work with you to create a package that matches your vision and financial plan. Contact them here to get more information! 

Bride and groom hugging one another smiling in front of Edward Anne Estate


Bavaria Downs’ Edward Anne Estate is conveniently situated in Chaska, Minnesota, offering easy access for both local and out-of-town guests. Just a short drive from Minneapolis, the estate offers a serene and picturesque setting away from city bustle.

For guests arriving by car, Bavaria Downs is easily accessible via major highways, including Highway 212 and Highway 5, ensuring a straightforward journey to the venue. Ample parking is available on-site, providing convenience for all attendees.

If you’re flying in from out of state, the nearest airport is Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Approximately a 30 to 40-minute drive from Bavaria Downs. Guests can easily arrange transportation from the airport to the venue via rental car services or ride-sharing apps.

Additionally, for those preferring public transportation or seeking alternative travel options, Chaska is served by local taxi services and transportation networks. This makes it accessible for everyone attending your special day at the Edward Anne Estate.

Whether you’re coming from nearby or afar, Bavaria Downs’ convenient location ensures that you and your guests can arrive stress-free and ready to celebrate in this beautiful Minnesota setting.

Bride and groom walking in a field of grass during sunset at Edward Anne Estate

Places to Stay Nearby Edward Anne Estate

For your out-of-town guests, there are plenty of accommodation options in the vicinity of Edward Anne Estate. From cozy bed and breakfasts to modern hotels, everyone will find a comfortable place to stay nearby. Here are a few options to consider:

  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chanhassen: Known for its friendly service and convenient location, this hotel provides comfortable accommodations and amenities like free breakfast and Wi-Fi.
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Chanhassen: Ideal for guests seeking extended stay options, this hotel offers modern suites with fully equipped kitchens and complimentary breakfast.
  • The Westin Edina Galleria: Located in nearby Edina, this upscale hotel offers elegant rooms and suites with plush bedding, and spa-inspired bathrooms. As well as access to the upscale Galleria shopping center.
  • JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America: Situated a short drive away, this luxurious hotel features spacious rooms and suites with modern amenities, a full-service spa, and easy access to dining and shopping at Mall of America.
  • Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis: Known for its historic charm and contemporary luxury. Hotel Ivy offers sophisticated rooms and suites, a spa, and a fine dining restaurant. It’s perfect for guests looking for a refined stay in Minneapolis.

Bavaria Downs’ Edward Anne Estate is not just a venue—it’s a place where fairy tale weddings come to life. From the serene bridal suite and versatile ceremony spaces to the elegant reception area and picturesque photo backdrops, every detail at  Edward Anne Estate is designed to make your wedding day unforgettable.

Looking for a Photographer for Your Edward Anne Estate Wedding

Hi, I’m Heidi! As a wedding photographer, I specialize in capturing authentic moments and emotions on your special day. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing weddings at Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs, and each time, I’ve been struck by its beauty and the joy it brings to couples and their guests. If you’re interested in working together you can fill out my contact form here! I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Caterer: Damico Catering, @damicocatering

DJ: Midwest Sound, ​@midwestsounddj 

Hair&MU: Primped, @primpedmn 

Wedding Dress: Raffine Bridal 

Florist: Claire Zobel, czobel@comcast.net 

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