Gale Woods Pavilion
Gale Woods Pavilion offers the picture-perfect setting for a classic country wedding. The venue fits the rural character and rustic charm of Gale Woods Farm and offers sweeping views of the pasture and gardens. The Pavilion's large doors roll open to reveal a spectacular vista overlooking Whaletail Lake.
Availability: April to November
Reservations & Availability
Browse the online calendar to check the Pavilion's availability. Ready to reserve? Call us at 763-559-6700 or send us an email at GaleWoodsEvents@ThreeRiversParks.org.
View the Gale Woods Pavilion in person! Join us for an open house on the following dates. Open houses are the last Wednesday of the month from May through October, 5–7 PM. No reservations required.
2023 Open House Dates:
- May 31
- June 28
- July 26
- August 30
- September 27
- October 25
Take A Virtual Tour
- Fully enclosed building (heated, not air conditioned)
- Tables and chairs
- Modern restrooms
- On-duty event assistant
- Premium Bose sound system with wireless microphones, iPad/MP3/laptop hookup and Bluetooth capability
- Two refrigerators and one chest freezer
- Serving counters and sink
- Outdoor patio
- Bonfire pit with firewood
- Outdoor ceremony option
- Free onsite parking
Available for an additional fee:
- Ceremony chairs $3/chair, plus tax
- Battery powered portable premium Bose sound system with wireless microphones, iPad/MP3/Laptop hookup and Bluetooth capability for outdoor use: $150, plus tax.
Catering & Vendors
Three Rivers has partnered with a variety of local caterers that are committed to excellent customer service and exceptional value. See the approved caterer list.
For accommodations, transportation, florists and more, see our preferred vendors.
The Gale Woods Pavilion is a zero-waste facility. Learn more about what that means.
Rates & Fees
Full-day rental rates (10 AM–midnight):
- Mondays–Thursdays: $1,050
- Fridays and Sundays: $1,800
- Saturdays and holidays: $2,100
Partial-day rates (six-hour rental between 10 AM and 6 PM):
- Mondays–Thursdays: $900
- $400 damage deposit
- $240 security fee required for any reservation after 8 PM
Payment due in full at time of booking.
Choosing Gale Woods Farm for our wedding ceremony and reception was one of the better decisions we have made. The ease of working with the staff there and the value the venue offered was unbeatable.
– Julie & Sam
Our wedding was just as we had hoped, thanks to Gale Woods Farm. It was a beautiful location at an affordable price. Our contact was responsive and helpful at all hours of the day, and we felt totally at ease using this venue. It was perfect for our summer wedding. We would highly recommend Gale Woods Farm!
– Krista & Kim
Kathryn made everything about this venue as easy as possible. We loved the barn feel without the gigantic price tag, but the real deal was the amount of customer service and professionalism we received for our big day. She worked with us to rent out the night before the wedding so we could decorate that night. She went above and beyond for us and we really appreciated it.
– Hailey and CJ
Things worked out great and the day couldn't have been more joyous! We really appreciate everything the Three Rivers staff did to make our day special from the constant communication to the great space!
– Marisa & Joe
Just wanted to say thank you SOO much for all the help with providing Andy and I the best day of our lives. Gale Woods is truly a wonderful place to have a wedding! Thank you for all the questions you helped answers and of course your time. We couldn’t have done it without you!
– Lindsay & Andrew
Gale Woods Farm has the most scenic ceremony backdrop in the Twin Cities! The venue is a working farm with animals, however, they keep the reception venue in pristine condition. They have a huge list of caterers to select from, which provides a lot of choices for couples!
– Jeannine Marie Photography
Thank you for everything! You were so amazing and made sure everything was taken care of so we didn't need to stress. The venue was so perfect for us and every person there was amazed by it and had a great day. Thank you again!
– Angie & Greg
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Silverwood Great Hall
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Ready to reserve? Call us at 763-559-6700.