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Mississippi Dunes Golf Links

Cottage Grove , MN
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LOCATION

10351 Grey Cloud Trail
Cottage Grove, MN 55016 US (map)

PHONE

651-768-7611
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ABOUT US

Your new life journey begins at Mississippi Dunes with a perfect setting for an incomparable wedding. The outdoor ceremony site sits nestled on the bank of the Mississippi, just feet... Read more
Your new life journey begins at Mississippi Dunes with a perfect setting for an incomparable wedding. The outdoor ceremony site sits nestled on the bank of the Mississippi, just feet from the water. Surrounded by mature trees and beautiful foliage, you will walk down the aisle enveloped and embraced by nature on every side. Once you’ve said your “I dos,” step into the Riverside Banquet room to celebrate with your friends and loved ones. French doors walk out onto the wraparound porch; the entire space commands stunning views of the river and our award winning golf course from every vantage point.

The menu is lovingly overseen and directed by our Executive Chef, David Shelton. Chef David comes to Mississippi Dunes with more than twenty years’ experience from all over the world. He trained under chefs who serve the British Royal Family, worked at the prestigious Bennelong Restaurant at the Syndey Opera House is Australia, and owned his own successful restaurants as well. Your guests will be wined and dined with a menu using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and designed to fulfill tastes.

We are proud to offer full bar service. From champagne toasts to kegs of beer, let us help you choose the wine, beer, and spirits to complement your celebration.

Our Events Manager, Penny Mixhau, brings more than thirty-five years of business, personnel, and events management experience to the Dunes. Her entire events team is dedicated to excellent customer service, aesthetics, and your perfect wedding.

We would love to go the extra mile to make your day perfect. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s)
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Jodi
Wedding:
5/19/2018
0.5/5.0
Stay away from this venue! They wouldn't even give me pricing information when I emailed them. The response that I received from my inquiry was this: "If you are really only interested in price we are not interested in your wedding." I don't think that a business/person can be any more unprofessional or rude.
Stay away from this venue! They wouldn't even give me pricing information when I emailed them. The response that I Read more...
Stay away from this venue! They wouldn't even give me pricing information when I emailed them. The response that I received from my inquiry was this: "If you are really only interested in price we are not interested in your wedding." I don't think that a business/person can be any more unprofessional or rude. Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
7/7/2017
5.0/5.0
Mississippi Dunes is absolutely beautiful!! The grounds are well taken care of, the ceremony area is gorgeous and private, the patio is stunning and relaxing, and the reception is flexible and ideal for any guest size (also the bar is right in the room so guests can still be part of the action!)
Chris has taken over the wedding coordinating at Mississippi Dunes and will be the best decision you make for wedding planning! He is honest and extremely helpful. I HIGHLY recommend. I have worked in the wedding industry for 4 years and have visited multiple venues- this one is a favorite!
Mississippi Dunes is absolutely beautiful!! The grounds are well taken care of, the ceremony area is gorgeous and private, Read more...
Mississippi Dunes is absolutely beautiful!! The grounds are well taken care of, the ceremony area is gorgeous and private, the patio is stunning and relaxing, and the reception is flexible and ideal for any guest size (also the bar is right in the room so guests can still be part of the action!)
Chris has taken over the wedding coordinating at Mississippi Dunes and will be the best decision you make for wedding planning! He is honest and extremely helpful. I HIGHLY recommend. I have worked in the wedding industry for 4 years and have visited multiple venues- this one is a favorite! Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
9/9/2016
0.5/5.0
DO NOT HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE!

We worked with 4 different "wedding coordinators" and the owners during the year we spent planning our wedding. They fired Chris, the only good wedding coordinator on the morning of our wedding. They screwed up numerous details of our wedding because no one was actually in charge on the day we were married. They told us the prices would be a certain amount and then when we were ready to sign a contract and pay our deposit they jacked up the prices. They did not provide everything they said they would provide, such as electricity and decorations at the wedding ceremony site. They did not even have enough chairs for all of our guests at the wedding ceremony site.

I have asked for a refund but the owners refuse to talk to me.

The owners wife took a call from the wedding cake bakery and told them it was ok for them to deliver the cakes several hours later than originally agreed upon and she never told anyone else about that conversation, so for several hours my wife and I and our parents were in a panic trying to figure out where our cakes were.

The owners of this business, Doc and Barbara, ruined my wedding and will not even apologize!
DO NOT HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE!

We worked with 4 different "wedding coordinators" and the owners during the year Read more...
DO NOT HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE!

We worked with 4 different "wedding coordinators" and the owners during the year we spent planning our wedding. They fired Chris, the only good wedding coordinator on the morning of our wedding. They screwed up numerous details of our wedding because no one was actually in charge on the day we were married. They told us the prices would be a certain amount and then when we were ready to sign a contract and pay our deposit they jacked up the prices. They did not provide everything they said they would provide, such as electricity and decorations at the wedding ceremony site. They did not even have enough chairs for all of our guests at the wedding ceremony site.

I have asked for a refund but the owners refuse to talk to me.

The owners wife took a call from the wedding cake bakery and told them it was ok for them to deliver the cakes several hours later than originally agreed upon and she never told anyone else about that conversation, so for several hours my wife and I and our parents were in a panic trying to figure out where our cakes were.

The owners of this business, Doc and Barbara, ruined my wedding and will not even apologize! Read less
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Sandi
Wedding:
8/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Book Them!!! Chris, the manager, took such care of us. He assisted us in sorting out the details of our day, took our thoughts and special requests into consideration and made our event even better than we imagined it would be. The staff on hand the day of the event were friendly and accommodating to everyone. The facility was clean, beautifully decorated, the view of the river is outstanding, even the drive in is lovely - such a nice way to enter a gathering such as ours. I can't say enough about Chris and the Mississippi Dunes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Book Them!!! Chris, the manager, took such care of us. He assisted us in sorting out the details of our day, took our Read more...
Book Them!!! Chris, the manager, took such care of us. He assisted us in sorting out the details of our day, took our thoughts and special requests into consideration and made our event even better than we imagined it would be. The staff on hand the day of the event were friendly and accommodating to everyone. The facility was clean, beautifully decorated, the view of the river is outstanding, even the drive in is lovely - such a nice way to enter a gathering such as ours. I can't say enough about Chris and the Mississippi Dunes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/13/2016
4.8/5.0
My experience with Mississippi Dunes did not start well. They went through 5 Operations Directors in the year leading up to our wedding. This meant details were regularly lost, promises were made, etc.
When the last one left I started working directly with the owner until they replaced him. She was great and honored everything I was promised. When they hired their most recent Operations Director, Chris Hoel, everything turned around. He had our details nailed down, was responsive, flexible, and fun to work with. They did such a fabulous job with our wedding that I hesitated to even mention the struggles early on. However, I wanted to because this shows how important having a consistent, strong individual in the Operations Director role is. My experiences were night and day with and without Chris, and if he hadn't come on board, this review and my wedding likely would have been very different. Thanks to Barbara for stepping in and honoring all promises, and to Chris for coordinating the chaos. Our day was perfect in the end.
My experience with Mississippi Dunes did not start well. They went through 5 Operations Directors in the year leading up Read more...
My experience with Mississippi Dunes did not start well. They went through 5 Operations Directors in the year leading up to our wedding. This meant details were regularly lost, promises were made, etc.
When the last one left I started working directly with the owner until they replaced him. She was great and honored everything I was promised. When they hired their most recent Operations Director, Chris Hoel, everything turned around. He had our details nailed down, was responsive, flexible, and fun to work with. They did such a fabulous job with our wedding that I hesitated to even mention the struggles early on. However, I wanted to because this shows how important having a consistent, strong individual in the Operations Director role is. My experiences were night and day with and without Chris, and if he hadn't come on board, this review and my wedding likely would have been very different. Thanks to Barbara for stepping in and honoring all promises, and to Chris for coordinating the chaos. Our day was perfect in the end. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had the most unbelievable experience at Mississippi Dunes for our wedding a few weeks ago. They have gone through a few changes of the guard over the past year, but luckily Chris came on board as the head of events about a month before our wedding. Every concern we had up to that point due to all of the changes (which were plentiful) were completely washed away after sitting down with Chris and going through a robust checklist of everything we wanted.

The day turned out to be everything we could have hoped for. Chris and his team were there for everything we needed throughout the night and made sure we could enjoy the day/night without worrying about all of the details.

We had the same hopes as all of you about our wedding being an unforgettable night that we will cherish forever and Chris, as the new leader, and the Mississippi Dunes venue in all of its beauty made that hope come to life.
We had the most unbelievable experience at Mississippi Dunes for our wedding a few weeks ago. They have gone through a few Read more...
We had the most unbelievable experience at Mississippi Dunes for our wedding a few weeks ago. They have gone through a few changes of the guard over the past year, but luckily Chris came on board as the head of events about a month before our wedding. Every concern we had up to that point due to all of the changes (which were plentiful) were completely washed away after sitting down with Chris and going through a robust checklist of everything we wanted.

The day turned out to be everything we could have hoped for. Chris and his team were there for everything we needed throughout the night and made sure we could enjoy the day/night without worrying about all of the details.

We had the same hopes as all of you about our wedding being an unforgettable night that we will cherish forever and Chris, as the new leader, and the Mississippi Dunes venue in all of its beauty made that hope come to life. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Let me start this review by saying that if it were not for the newest set of coordinators, Nate & Linda, this review would not be five stars, but because of them, it is! This review starts rough but has a happy ending so bear with me!
My husband and I were married here on 5/28/2016. We started planning at the beginning of 2015 and were put through the absolute ringer and left stressed beyond belief. We went through 4 different wedding coordinators in that time span and each time a new one came in suddenly the rules changed too. It was an absolute headache and if I would not have been so detail oriented in my planning and counting on the venue itself for very little, our day would have been a disaster. I had no confidence in the people who were supposed to be pulling my wedding together from the venue side. It was miserable.
The week of my wedding, I received a call from a very eccentric man named Nate who called himself the "details" guy which ended up being the best possible thing that could have happened to us during our entire time planning with the Dunes! Nate & his wife Linda were AMAZING to work with! Nate was always on top of getting ahold of me to keep me updated on what was going on and check to see if there was anything I needed. If it were not for the two of them and the staff they had on our wedding night, it would not have been the perfect wedding that it was! These two honestly swooped in and saved the day! I am beyond grateful to them for being so attentive, helpful, detail oriented, accommodating and cheerful! They went above and beyond what they had to in order to make sure my dream wedding went off without any issues and I can confidently say, IT WAS PERFECT thanks to them! With Nate & Linda in charge, I would recommend this venue to anyone! With the two of them, you are in excellent hands and your day will be just as perfect as ours was!
Let me start this review by saying that if it were not for the newest set of coordinators, Nate & Linda, this review would Read more...
Let me start this review by saying that if it were not for the newest set of coordinators, Nate & Linda, this review would not be five stars, but because of them, it is! This review starts rough but has a happy ending so bear with me!
My husband and I were married here on 5/28/2016. We started planning at the beginning of 2015 and were put through the absolute ringer and left stressed beyond belief. We went through 4 different wedding coordinators in that time span and each time a new one came in suddenly the rules changed too. It was an absolute headache and if I would not have been so detail oriented in my planning and counting on the venue itself for very little, our day would have been a disaster. I had no confidence in the people who were supposed to be pulling my wedding together from the venue side. It was miserable.
The week of my wedding, I received a call from a very eccentric man named Nate who called himself the "details" guy which ended up being the best possible thing that could have happened to us during our entire time planning with the Dunes! Nate & his wife Linda were AMAZING to work with! Nate was always on top of getting ahold of me to keep me updated on what was going on and check to see if there was anything I needed. If it were not for the two of them and the staff they had on our wedding night, it would not have been the perfect wedding that it was! These two honestly swooped in and saved the day! I am beyond grateful to them for being so attentive, helpful, detail oriented, accommodating and cheerful! They went above and beyond what they had to in order to make sure my dream wedding went off without any issues and I can confidently say, IT WAS PERFECT thanks to them! With Nate & Linda in charge, I would recommend this venue to anyone! With the two of them, you are in excellent hands and your day will be just as perfect as ours was! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
It was a great day and a beautiful place to get married!
It was a great day and a beautiful place to get married!
It was a great day and a beautiful place to get married! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
Penny at Mississippi Dunes was a pleasure to work with. She seemed genuinely interested in making our party wonderful. Some questions I asked went unanswered or took a while to hear a response. Some of the staff during our party weren't quite as welcoming as Penny, which is unfortunate because the guests at our party only interact with staff.
Penny at Mississippi Dunes was a pleasure to work with. She seemed genuinely interested in making our party wonderful. Read more...
Penny at Mississippi Dunes was a pleasure to work with. She seemed genuinely interested in making our party wonderful. Some questions I asked went unanswered or took a while to hear a response. Some of the staff during our party weren't quite as welcoming as Penny, which is unfortunate because the guests at our party only interact with staff. Read less
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Mississippi Dunes Golf Links responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review of MIssissippi Dunes. We're sorry to hear your experience was not 100% wonderful. We take feedback very seriously and make adjustments and corrections based on what our clients share.

We are very happy to hear Penny, our Event and Wedding Coordinator, was a pleasure to work with. We work hard with all our staff to emphasize the importance of excellent care and will continue to do so.

Again, thank you for your review.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
Event space was beautiful, staff were friendly. The day of the wedding there was miscommunication with food that should have been avoided as I sent all necessary info in advance. This was very disappointing as we were assured everything would be timely. The dunes went through 3 coordinators while we were preparing for our wedding all were horrible except the last who was very helpful and attentive, it would have been lovely if we had Penny the whole time. Like I said all went well and the staff were so helpful except for a mix up during dinner which was frustrating.
Event space was beautiful, staff were friendly. The day of the wedding there was miscommunication with food that should Read more...
Event space was beautiful, staff were friendly. The day of the wedding there was miscommunication with food that should have been avoided as I sent all necessary info in advance. This was very disappointing as we were assured everything would be timely. The dunes went through 3 coordinators while we were preparing for our wedding all were horrible except the last who was very helpful and attentive, it would have been lovely if we had Penny the whole time. Like I said all went well and the staff were so helpful except for a mix up during dinner which was frustrating. Read less
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Mississippi Dunes Golf Links responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to review Mississippi Dunes! We take your feedback very seriously. We're pleased to hear our Coordinator did an excellent job for you. She and our Head Chef are putting that same focus and attention on set up and banquet staff training for next year's weddings. We're very excited about our team for the 2016 wedding season. Thank you, again, and our best wishes to you and your family.

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