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Washington County Historic Courthouse

Stillwater , MN

LOCATION

101 W Pine St
Stillwater, MN 55082 US

PHONE

651-275-7075

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with the courthouse. It's a beautiful building with beautiful grounds, and we loved that we could hold our ceremony and reception at the same venue. We hardly needed to do any decoration since the building speaks for itself! They also provide tables and chairs, and set them up for you the night before.

The thing that appealed to us first about the courthouse was that they have very few rules regarding caterers and beverage providers: you need to have a
We had a great experience with the courthouse. It's a beautiful building with beautiful grounds, and we loved that we Read more...
We had a great experience with the courthouse. It's a beautiful building with beautiful grounds, and we loved that we could hold our ceremony and reception at the same venue. We hardly needed to do any decoration since the building speaks for itself! They also provide tables and chairs, and set them up for you the night before.

The thing that appealed to us first about the courthouse was that they have very few rules regarding caterers and beverage providers: you need to have a Read less
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Hope
Wedding:
7/1/2016
3.7/5.0
The courthouse is a beautiful venue for a great price
The courthouse is a beautiful venue for a great price
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Melanie
Wedding:
5/15/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Washington County Historic Courthouse! The Courthouse is so beautiful as it is we didn't need to do a lot of extra decorating, which was great. We had our ceremony in the courtroom, the social hour downstairs with a jail tour, and then dinner and dancing upstairs in the courtroom again. The Courthouse staff was such a help as we planned and prepared for our wedding! One thing we liked about the Courthouse was that we had total flexibility to chose our own vendors and the rental rate was super reasonable. The Courthouse was a great choice for us and we loved having our wedding there!!
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Washington County Historic Courthouse! The Read more...
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Washington County Historic Courthouse! The Courthouse is so beautiful as it is we didn't need to do a lot of extra decorating, which was great. We had our ceremony in the courtroom, the social hour downstairs with a jail tour, and then dinner and dancing upstairs in the courtroom again. The Courthouse staff was such a help as we planned and prepared for our wedding! One thing we liked about the Courthouse was that we had total flexibility to chose our own vendors and the rental rate was super reasonable. The Courthouse was a great choice for us and we loved having our wedding there!! Read less
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Jeanette
Wedding:
8/7/2015
4.4/5.0
At first we weren't sure about this place but when we saw it we both came alive. As we toured the place ideas came about how we could make our wedding unique and creative. We fell in love with the place. The manager was flexible in working with us to ensure that the tour they provide to the public won't interfere with our wedding. We are so excited use them for our ceremony and reception.
At first we weren't sure about this place but when we saw it we both came alive. As we toured the place ideas came about Read more...
At first we weren't sure about this place but when we saw it we both came alive. As we toured the place ideas came about how we could make our wedding unique and creative. We fell in love with the place. The manager was flexible in working with us to ensure that the tour they provide to the public won't interfere with our wedding. We are so excited use them for our ceremony and reception. Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Two words; absolutely AMAZING!! We could not have picked a better place! The views are breathtaking! The staff is extremely helpful and do everything in their power to make your special day perfect! There are SOOO many awesome spots for pictures! We had the ENTIRE courthouse to ourselves for the ENTIRE day! Our ceremony was outside at 3:00 and then from 3:45 - 5:30 guests got to tour the courthouse, including the jail and exhibit. We also had yard games outside for the children! At 5:30 we had dinner upstairs and then music and dancing until 11:00! It was a perfect day!
Two words; absolutely AMAZING!! We could not have picked a better place! The views are breathtaking! The staff is Read more...
Two words; absolutely AMAZING!! We could not have picked a better place! The views are breathtaking! The staff is extremely helpful and do everything in their power to make your special day perfect! There are SOOO many awesome spots for pictures! We had the ENTIRE courthouse to ourselves for the ENTIRE day! Our ceremony was outside at 3:00 and then from 3:45 - 5:30 guests got to tour the courthouse, including the jail and exhibit. We also had yard games outside for the children! At 5:30 we had dinner upstairs and then music and dancing until 11:00! It was a perfect day! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute dream to have my wedding ceremony and reception here! We had approximately 160 guests and were able to have everything we desired! Having the beautiful St. Croix Valley during the fall as our backdrop was breath taking! Being able to have this historic building open for our guests to explore during our social hour provided a unique wedding experience! And the photos are going to be amazing! I can not wait to get them back, photo ops in the jail cell with the bridal party and throughout the building and the beautiful grounds....eek! I can NOT wait to get a peek at them! Only a few more weeks til I get them back!
It was an absolute dream to have my wedding ceremony and reception here! We had approximately 160 guests and were able to Read more...
It was an absolute dream to have my wedding ceremony and reception here! We had approximately 160 guests and were able to have everything we desired! Having the beautiful St. Croix Valley during the fall as our backdrop was breath taking! Being able to have this historic building open for our guests to explore during our social hour provided a unique wedding experience! And the photos are going to be amazing! I can not wait to get them back, photo ops in the jail cell with the bridal party and throughout the building and the beautiful grounds....eek! I can NOT wait to get a peek at them! Only a few more weeks til I get them back! 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved this venue. There is so much history, and we loved the fact that we could hold the ceremony and reception at the same site. The staff was incredibly helpful throughout the process. We were able to visit the site when we wanted and the staff answered emails quickly and answered our questions with a lot of experience. We absolutely loved the flexibility the Courthouse offered. We were able to bring our own home brew for the ceremony and we were able to use our own vendors. The site was perfect for our wedding!
We absolutely loved this venue. There is so much history, and we loved the fact that we could hold the ceremony and Read more...
We absolutely loved this venue. There is so much history, and we loved the fact that we could hold the ceremony and reception at the same site. The staff was incredibly helpful throughout the process. We were able to visit the site when we wanted and the staff answered emails quickly and answered our questions with a lot of experience. We absolutely loved the flexibility the Courthouse offered. We were able to bring our own home brew for the ceremony and we were able to use our own vendors. The site was perfect for our wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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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