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Mississippi Dunes Golf Links

Cottage Grove , MN

LOCATION

10351 Grey Cloud Trail
Cottage Grove, MN 55016 US

PHONE

651-768-7611

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.3/5.0
The venue and food were perfect.. we were disappointed with the lack of support and attention to detail. Emails sent were never completely responded to, as a result many questions were not answered. The air conditioning was poor, and on a warm, not even hot summer night, we struggled keeping people cool. We were told that there would be a manager available during the entire wedding and that he would see to everything running smoothly. He was around but, we had to search for him. We had to hunt down a knife to cut the cake. My biggest complaint was that I was misguided about the amount of wine to purchase. We ran out before pictures were even completed.. one hour into the reception. I had told the bar tender to open more as needed and it was never done.
If you choose to use this venue.. make sure you have the female manager working with you. She seemed much more on top of what needs to get done. The male struggled with attention to details.
The food was very good and we were very lucky to have good weather for the wedding it self. Our group size was perfect for the space. I do not think I would go any larger.

It was nice to be able to get in and set up early. It was also nice that we were the only wedding at the venue. We had it to our selves.
The venue and food were perfect.. we were disappointed with the lack of support and attention to detail. Emails sent were Read more...
The venue and food were perfect.. we were disappointed with the lack of support and attention to detail. Emails sent were never completely responded to, as a result many questions were not answered. The air conditioning was poor, and on a warm, not even hot summer night, we struggled keeping people cool. We were told that there would be a manager available during the entire wedding and that he would see to everything running smoothly. He was around but, we had to search for him. We had to hunt down a knife to cut the cake. My biggest complaint was that I was misguided about the amount of wine to purchase. We ran out before pictures were even completed.. one hour into the reception. I had told the bar tender to open more as needed and it was never done.
If you choose to use this venue.. make sure you have the female manager working with you. She seemed much more on top of what needs to get done. The male struggled with attention to details.
The food was very good and we were very lucky to have good weather for the wedding it self. Our group size was perfect for the space. I do not think I would go any larger.

It was nice to be able to get in and set up early. It was also nice that we were the only wedding at the venue. We had it to our selves. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/11/2014
1.2/5.0
The Mississippi Dunes was a beautiful venue to have our wedding ceremony and reception, however it was not without it's issues.
There was a lot of staff turnover, which was an issue throughout the planning process because I had to keep repeating the same thing to every different staff member they had contacting me. I am happy that we didn't have any special requests, otherwise this could have been an even bigger issue.
We had our rehearsal dinner there as well and they were completely unorganized. They didn't seem to have any idea what was going on and even one server was very rude to my husband.
On the wedding day they were supposed to have a lunch ready for the wedding party, but they didn't. We had to ask several times before it was prepared, eventhough it was pre-planned.
They didn't have enough chairs at the ceremony site and my FFIL had to ask numerous times before that was taken care of as well.
They struggled with temporature control during the beginning of the reception, which resulted in a lot of very hot guests. This was eventually resolved.
One of our dinner choices was prime rib. The prime rib was the most expensive choice and several of our guests asked for it and did not receive it (including my parents and other immediate family). In reality, they should have had more than enough because we gave them a guest count and more than a few people who ordered the prime rib did not show up. There were no apologies for this matter, nor did the staff bring it to our attention, despite the fact that we paid extra for meals that were not provided.
The day ended up being wonderful, but that was due to our other vendors (which were all amazing) and the help of friends and family who really pulled things together so that these issues were resolved or not brought to our attention.
Again, the Mississippi Dunes is a very beautiful venue and the food was amazing. They still have serious work to do on their staff and organization skills.
The Mississippi Dunes was a beautiful venue to have our wedding ceremony and reception, however it was not without it's Read more...
The Mississippi Dunes was a beautiful venue to have our wedding ceremony and reception, however it was not without it's issues.
There was a lot of staff turnover, which was an issue throughout the planning process because I had to keep repeating the same thing to every different staff member they had contacting me. I am happy that we didn't have any special requests, otherwise this could have been an even bigger issue.
We had our rehearsal dinner there as well and they were completely unorganized. They didn't seem to have any idea what was going on and even one server was very rude to my husband.
On the wedding day they were supposed to have a lunch ready for the wedding party, but they didn't. We had to ask several times before it was prepared, eventhough it was pre-planned.
They didn't have enough chairs at the ceremony site and my FFIL had to ask numerous times before that was taken care of as well.
They struggled with temporature control during the beginning of the reception, which resulted in a lot of very hot guests. This was eventually resolved.
One of our dinner choices was prime rib. The prime rib was the most expensive choice and several of our guests asked for it and did not receive it (including my parents and other immediate family). In reality, they should have had more than enough because we gave them a guest count and more than a few people who ordered the prime rib did not show up. There were no apologies for this matter, nor did the staff bring it to our attention, despite the fact that we paid extra for meals that were not provided.
The day ended up being wonderful, but that was due to our other vendors (which were all amazing) and the help of friends and family who really pulled things together so that these issues were resolved or not brought to our attention.
Again, the Mississippi Dunes is a very beautiful venue and the food was amazing. They still have serious work to do on their staff and organization skills. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything went perfect, everyone was so helpful and willing to do anything I asked. The ceremony was beautiful and the food was amazing. We are very happy we chose Mississippi dunes as our venue.
Everything went perfect, everyone was so helpful and willing to do anything I asked. The ceremony was beautiful and the Read more...
Everything went perfect, everyone was so helpful and willing to do anything I asked. The ceremony was beautiful and the food was amazing. We are very happy we chose Mississippi dunes as our venue. Read less
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Lorie
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The setting for the wedding was absolutely breathtaking..The reception venue was fabulous.The good was great..Dennis and his staff were wonderful..We just got the pictures from the photographer and the pictures are beautiful.
The setting for the wedding was absolutely breathtaking..The reception venue was fabulous.The good was great..Dennis and Read more...
The setting for the wedding was absolutely breathtaking..The reception venue was fabulous.The good was great..Dennis and his staff were wonderful..We just got the pictures from the photographer and the pictures are beautiful. Read less
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DeAndra
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.5/5.0
Beautiful Venue and Excellent customer service. I had Michelle (banquet coordinator) to do any and everything you could ever imagine, or not think of. She was a life saver. Everyone from bar tenders, wait staff, cleaning crew, ect were fantastic.
Beautiful Venue and Excellent customer service. I had Michelle (banquet coordinator) to do any and everything you could Read more...
Beautiful Venue and Excellent customer service. I had Michelle (banquet coordinator) to do any and everything you could ever imagine, or not think of. She was a life saver. Everyone from bar tenders, wait staff, cleaning crew, ect were fantastic. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Anybody who's looking for a beautiful outdoor location to get married, call the Mississippi Dunes in Cottage Grove! It's a gorgeous golf course on the Mississippi river. The outdoor ceremony location is incredible! The reception area is beautiful and convenient! And most importantly, the staff was awesome! Our wedding was beautiful, the food was amazing (we offered prime rib or walleye), the service was professional and they were really ontop of things! We had many compliments on the ceremony location, the reception location, and the food! I can't thank the Dunes enough for making our day so wonderful! The pictures on their website are great but when you see it in person the views are amazing!
Anybody who's looking for a beautiful outdoor location to get married, call the Mississippi Dunes in Cottage Grove! It's a Read more...
Anybody who's looking for a beautiful outdoor location to get married, call the Mississippi Dunes in Cottage Grove! It's a gorgeous golf course on the Mississippi river. The outdoor ceremony location is incredible! The reception area is beautiful and convenient! And most importantly, the staff was awesome! Our wedding was beautiful, the food was amazing (we offered prime rib or walleye), the service was professional and they were really ontop of things! We had many compliments on the ceremony location, the reception location, and the food! I can't thank the Dunes enough for making our day so wonderful! The pictures on their website are great but when you see it in person the views are amazing! Read less
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Blandy
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with this venue and the staff. Everyone was friendly, responsive, and did everything possible to make sure everything went perfectly, to great success. I have zero complaints about this place and will recommend it to anyone who is looking for a venue.
We were very happy with this venue and the staff. Everyone was friendly, responsive, and did everything possible to make Read more...
We were very happy with this venue and the staff. Everyone was friendly, responsive, and did everything possible to make sure everything went perfectly, to great success. I have zero complaints about this place and will recommend it to anyone who is looking for a venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
Prior to our wedding, there was a lot of event coordinator turnover. One of the event coordintors during that time really really had me concerend. I was not confident she would be able to pull my wedding together as I was envisioning; she seemed like she was going to drop the ball on everything. A few months before our wedding date, the coordinator that I was concerned about left and Mississippi Dunes hired Dennis back to take on the event coordinator role. He used to work for Mississippi Dunes in the past (2005-2010) and had a good reputation. Dennis was great to work with and our wedding day was amazing! Before the wedding, everyone was outside taking pictures and Mississippi Dunes staff even came down with pitchers of water for everyone since it was so hot outside. All the staff working that night were very friendly, attentive, and communicated with us throughout the night. They had all the details and decorations in place just as we had discussed. The food wad delicous! The bartender was great too. He was great at interating and talking to the guests at the bar and he was quick at getting drinks out. Our guests loved the site as well and we have heard nothing but good things! Everyone loved the wrap around deck and the beautiful views! Everything was perfect!
Prior to our wedding, there was a lot of event coordinator turnover. One of the event coordintors during that time really Read more...
Prior to our wedding, there was a lot of event coordinator turnover. One of the event coordintors during that time really really had me concerend. I was not confident she would be able to pull my wedding together as I was envisioning; she seemed like she was going to drop the ball on everything. A few months before our wedding date, the coordinator that I was concerned about left and Mississippi Dunes hired Dennis back to take on the event coordinator role. He used to work for Mississippi Dunes in the past (2005-2010) and had a good reputation. Dennis was great to work with and our wedding day was amazing! Before the wedding, everyone was outside taking pictures and Mississippi Dunes staff even came down with pitchers of water for everyone since it was so hot outside. All the staff working that night were very friendly, attentive, and communicated with us throughout the night. They had all the details and decorations in place just as we had discussed. The food wad delicous! The bartender was great too. He was great at interating and talking to the guests at the bar and he was quick at getting drinks out. Our guests loved the site as well and we have heard nothing but good things! Everyone loved the wrap around deck and the beautiful views! Everything was perfect! Read less
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cmr84557
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.6/5.0
Our ceremony and reception was absolutely stunning. There are not enough words to describe how perfect everything was. Tyler and Dennis were very accommodating and professional throughout our experience.

We were allowed to drop off decorations and linens the day before and when we got there at 12:30 90% of the ceremony and receptions were completely set up even though the ceremony didn't start until 5:30.

Our family and friends also raved about the excellent service throughout dinner with extra ranch, different drinks, and overall attentiveness. The bartender was very friendly, quick service and even remembered what people were drinking!

Also, the draping with icicle lights was included in our room rental fee. Many places will charge you for set up and take down. They set up everything and took everything down without a fee. They hung paper lanters, tied chair sashes, lit candles, set up the desert/candy table, put out centerpieces and other flowers/decorations.

That being said there was a lot of event coordinator turn over-but in the end that didn't matter at all because they kept great notes that contained our details. The only reason I score a 3.5 on responsiveness is because I wish there was better communication during the employee turn over.

We are still getting compliments and are simply overwhelmed with the success of our wedding day!!!
Thank you so much everyone that was involved :)
Our ceremony and reception was absolutely stunning. There are not enough words to describe how perfect everything was. Read more...
Our ceremony and reception was absolutely stunning. There are not enough words to describe how perfect everything was. Tyler and Dennis were very accommodating and professional throughout our experience.

We were allowed to drop off decorations and linens the day before and when we got there at 12:30 90% of the ceremony and receptions were completely set up even though the ceremony didn't start until 5:30.

Our family and friends also raved about the excellent service throughout dinner with extra ranch, different drinks, and overall attentiveness. The bartender was very friendly, quick service and even remembered what people were drinking!

Also, the draping with icicle lights was included in our room rental fee. Many places will charge you for set up and take down. They set up everything and took everything down without a fee. They hung paper lanters, tied chair sashes, lit candles, set up the desert/candy table, put out centerpieces and other flowers/decorations.

That being said there was a lot of event coordinator turn over-but in the end that didn't matter at all because they kept great notes that contained our details. The only reason I score a 3.5 on responsiveness is because I wish there was better communication during the employee turn over.

We are still getting compliments and are simply overwhelmed with the success of our wedding day!!!
Thank you so much everyone that was involved :) Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
This venue was everything i dreamed of. We got married outside at their ceremony site in the woods and had our reception in the club house. We got so many complements on the venue I cannot put into words how happy I am! We worked with Dennis and Tyler through out the year and they were so flexible and accomodating. My wedding day was perfect and I would recommend this place to anyone!!
This venue was everything i dreamed of. We got married outside at their ceremony site in the woods and had our reception Read more...
This venue was everything i dreamed of. We got married outside at their ceremony site in the woods and had our reception in the club house. We got so many complements on the venue I cannot put into words how happy I am! We worked with Dennis and Tyler through out the year and they were so flexible and accomodating. My wedding day was perfect and I would recommend this place to anyone!! Read less
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