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Washington County Historic Courthouse

Stillwater , MN

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Stillwater, MN US

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
My husband and I rented the courthouse for our October wedding this year. It was perfect for us, as I am a history loving attorney, and my husband is a history loving politics buff. When we saw the courthouse, we knew it was the perfect place for us to get married.

Everyone we worked with, from when we booked the venue to the end of our day, was fantastic. They helped with every detail- from the set up, to helping get us organized for walking down the aisle... literally everything we could imagine. The week of the wedding, I spent a couple hours, probably, on the phone with people putting together our seating chart and figuring out the best sports for tables and chairs. These people are so extremely helpful, caring and nice! I got comments from my close family members telling me how friendly the staff at the courthouse was.

I will give ONE downside, and literally it is the one. You are required to hire a security guard for the evening. When they tell you this, they make it seem as though he will not interfere with the evening at all. However, he was very unpleasant and rude at our event. Now, I will not say that our wedding was calm, but it was certainly not unruly or out of control by any means. However, around 11:00, the security guard let my husband know that we would need to stop serving alcohol because guests were getting out of control. He was not nice or calm about it, either... and made sortof a scene. It certainly didn't ruin our wedding, but our night ended much differently than I would have envisioned. I would just keep this in mind.

Other than the security guard, everything at the courthouse is fantastic!
My husband and I rented the courthouse for our October wedding this year. It was perfect for us, as I am a history loving Read more...
My husband and I rented the courthouse for our October wedding this year. It was perfect for us, as I am a history loving attorney, and my husband is a history loving politics buff. When we saw the courthouse, we knew it was the perfect place for us to get married.

Everyone we worked with, from when we booked the venue to the end of our day, was fantastic. They helped with every detail- from the set up, to helping get us organized for walking down the aisle... literally everything we could imagine. The week of the wedding, I spent a couple hours, probably, on the phone with people putting together our seating chart and figuring out the best sports for tables and chairs. These people are so extremely helpful, caring and nice! I got comments from my close family members telling me how friendly the staff at the courthouse was.

I will give ONE downside, and literally it is the one. You are required to hire a security guard for the evening. When they tell you this, they make it seem as though he will not interfere with the evening at all. However, he was very unpleasant and rude at our event. Now, I will not say that our wedding was calm, but it was certainly not unruly or out of control by any means. However, around 11:00, the security guard let my husband know that we would need to stop serving alcohol because guests were getting out of control. He was not nice or calm about it, either... and made sortof a scene. It certainly didn't ruin our wedding, but our night ended much differently than I would have envisioned. I would just keep this in mind.

Other than the security guard, everything at the courthouse is fantastic! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
The Stillwater Historic Courthouse is an absolutely beautiful venue and perfect for you're ceremony and reception. My husband is a history buff and we both fell in love with it right away as "The Place". There are so many rooms, a jail to tour, the grounds are gorgeous and the staircases inside are all perfect for photo opportunities and guests to admire. The team was so nice to work with and had quick responses to all of our questions and concerns. They made the process very easy, set up our tables for the reception and gave us all the information we needed in a timely manner. The only downside we had, was that the security officer (which it's probably a different one all the time) was rude and not at all easy going, we felt like we were getting kicked out even though we rented the place till 1 am. Overall it was a great experience and we're not going to let that deter us for giving it a good review. Thanks!
The Stillwater Historic Courthouse is an absolutely beautiful venue and perfect for you're ceremony and reception. My Read more...
The Stillwater Historic Courthouse is an absolutely beautiful venue and perfect for you're ceremony and reception. My husband is a history buff and we both fell in love with it right away as "The Place". There are so many rooms, a jail to tour, the grounds are gorgeous and the staircases inside are all perfect for photo opportunities and guests to admire. The team was so nice to work with and had quick responses to all of our questions and concerns. They made the process very easy, set up our tables for the reception and gave us all the information we needed in a timely manner. The only downside we had, was that the security officer (which it's probably a different one all the time) was rude and not at all easy going, we felt like we were getting kicked out even though we rented the place till 1 am. Overall it was a great experience and we're not going to let that deter us for giving it a good review. Thanks! Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
6/6/2014
4.9/5.0
The Washington Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, MN is a gorgeous place for a wedding. We had approx 100 people with the wedding ceremony outside (the weather held out) and the reception inside with plenty of room for a good-sized dance floor without having to move tables. So much character to this venue with great picture opportunities! You can bring in your own caterer, alcohol, DJ, flowers, etc which is great, especially if you don't have a huge budget. The staff was very helpful with tips on how to do things. I highly recommend!
The Washington Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, MN is a gorgeous place for a wedding. We had approx 100 people with the Read more...
The Washington Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, MN is a gorgeous place for a wedding. We had approx 100 people with the wedding ceremony outside (the weather held out) and the reception inside with plenty of room for a good-sized dance floor without having to move tables. So much character to this venue with great picture opportunities! You can bring in your own caterer, alcohol, DJ, flowers, etc which is great, especially if you don't have a huge budget. The staff was very helpful with tips on how to do things. I highly recommend! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.8/5.0
We used the historic courthouse for our ceremony only - we just loved how beautiful the building is. The rental rate is a little steep for a Saturday wedding considering it's the same for a ceremony or ceremony/reception, but it's worth it for the pictures backdrops you get.

The courthouse staff is very friendly, responsive, and so easy to work with. They have a lot of weddings there so they have great suggestions - you could plan all the details in just one visit. They have a lot of diagrams and ideas from things they've done in the past.

Beautiful facility in such a great little town!
We used the historic courthouse for our ceremony only - we just loved how beautiful the building is. The rental rate is a Read more...
We used the historic courthouse for our ceremony only - we just loved how beautiful the building is. The rental rate is a little steep for a Saturday wedding considering it's the same for a ceremony or ceremony/reception, but it's worth it for the pictures backdrops you get.

The courthouse staff is very friendly, responsive, and so easy to work with. They have a lot of weddings there so they have great suggestions - you could plan all the details in just one visit. They have a lot of diagrams and ideas from things they've done in the past.

Beautiful facility in such a great little town! Read less
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jrad
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Washington County Historic Courthouse provided us with a gorgeous wedding & ceremony site! The staff was very helpful and kind! The scenery is amazing and the courthouse is beautiful. Could not have asked for a better place!!!
Washington County Historic Courthouse provided us with a gorgeous wedding & ceremony site! The staff was very helpful and Read more...
Washington County Historic Courthouse provided us with a gorgeous wedding & ceremony site! The staff was very helpful and kind! The scenery is amazing and the courthouse is beautiful. Could not have asked for a better place!!! Read less
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Trose80
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
The Washington Courthouse is a gorgeous facility, so many great picture opportunities! You can bring in your own caterer, alcohol, DJ, flowers you name it. So if you are on a budget, this definitely helps. The staff is amazing and did a great job of making my day amazing. Highly would recommend!
The Washington Courthouse is a gorgeous facility, so many great picture opportunities! You can bring in your own caterer, Read more...
The Washington Courthouse is a gorgeous facility, so many great picture opportunities! You can bring in your own caterer, alcohol, DJ, flowers you name it. So if you are on a budget, this definitely helps. The staff is amazing and did a great job of making my day amazing. Highly would recommend! Read less
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LKH
Wedding:
8/23/2008
4.7/5.0
The only bad thing about this place is that they are very rigid about their rules, but they have to be in order to protect this beautiful place! I loved that we had the whole place to ourselves for the entire day, it was great!
The only bad thing about this place is that they are very rigid about their rules, but they have to be in order to protect Read more...
The only bad thing about this place is that they are very rigid about their rules, but they have to be in order to protect this beautiful place! I loved that we had the whole place to ourselves for the entire day, it was great! Read less
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Elziabeth
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
The courthouse is a beautiful reception venue only 30 minutes from the Twin Cities. It is a great value compared to what you get at historic buildings in the Twin Cities. They also allow you to choose your own caterer and provide your own alcohol, and you will save a lot of money on those two combined. The courthouse does require a lot of do-it-yourself - cleanup, etc. unless you hire someone.
The courthouse is a beautiful reception venue only 30 minutes from the Twin Cities. It is a great value compared to what Read more...
The courthouse is a beautiful reception venue only 30 minutes from the Twin Cities. It is a great value compared to what you get at historic buildings in the Twin Cities. They also allow you to choose your own caterer and provide your own alcohol, and you will save a lot of money on those two combined. The courthouse does require a lot of do-it-yourself - cleanup, etc. unless you hire someone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
The historic courthouse is a beautiful venue and set the mood for a beautiful wedding. The ladies at the courthouse are so sweet and helpful. They are quick to answer emails and phone call and are more than willing to help in any way that they can. I feel that the cost of the venue was okay but with the insurance and security officer it became a little much. However, I would not have picked any other venue!
The historic courthouse is a beautiful venue and set the mood for a beautiful wedding. The ladies at the courthouse are so Read more...
The historic courthouse is a beautiful venue and set the mood for a beautiful wedding. The ladies at the courthouse are so sweet and helpful. They are quick to answer emails and phone call and are more than willing to help in any way that they can. I feel that the cost of the venue was okay but with the insurance and security officer it became a little much. However, I would not have picked any other venue! Read less
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