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Weddings by The Frog & Bear

Lake City , MN

LOCATION

411 West Center Street
Lake City, MN US 55041 (map)

PHONE

651-345-2122

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I am a Non-Denominational-Interfaith Wedding Minister.
I preform weddings in Minnesota and Wisconsin within a 60 miles radius of Lake City.
I believe wedding ceremonies are a... Read more
I am a Non-Denominational-Interfaith Wedding Minister.
I preform weddings in Minnesota and Wisconsin within a 60 miles radius of Lake City.
I believe wedding ceremonies are a wonderful and blessed event for all and I happily work with you to ensure your ceremony reflects your specific desires.
I also, along with my wife Betty run The Frog & Bear Bed and Breakfast in Lake City.

What you receives from Weddings by The Frog & Bear:
* Suggestions that help you shape your wedding ceremony so you can
create a ceremony of your own that meets your desires, or if you like I can create a ceremony designed just for you.
* your choice of the ceremony location in Minnesota or Wisconsin within Sixty miles of Lake City.
* Email and telephone consultations.
* One keepsake copy of your ceremony script.
* I will conduct your wedding ceremony, get the required signatures with your assistance, and mail the license into the state.

Plus we offer very comfortable accommodations if the couple and/or wedding guests would like to stay at our B&B.

See if I’m free on your date and time!
Rev. Dale Bluem: Wedding Minister
Weddings by The Frog & Bear
Member: American Association of Wedding Officiants (AAWO)
Dale & Betty Bluem – Innkeepers
The Frog & Bear Bed and Breakfast
411 West Center Street - Lake City, Minnesota 55041
1-651-345-2122
Email: thefrogandbearbb@embarqmail.com
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1810
When was your venue last renovated?
2003
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
City
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
4
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
100
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Evangelical, Jewish, Muslim
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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Amber
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Very thorough with the procedure of the ceremony to the types of ceremonies given. Professional and seemed to care about what we wanted for us, plus sent us personal advice about our wedding and our lives in the future. We are very satisfied with our experience.
Very thorough with the procedure of the ceremony to the types of ceremonies given. Professional and seemed to care about Read more...
Very thorough with the procedure of the ceremony to the types of ceremonies given. Professional and seemed to care about what we wanted for us, plus sent us personal advice about our wedding and our lives in the future. We are very satisfied with our experience. Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

Thank you Amber for your kind words.
Rev. Dale
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Morgan
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you Dale for being apart of our wedding day! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and unique officiant. He is so willing to add your own journey into your vows, and ceremony script. Thank you for making ours so personal, and he even taped his fingers together to make the start trek symbol, I'd say that's an amazing vender!
Thank you Dale for being apart of our wedding day! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and unique Read more...
Thank you Dale for being apart of our wedding day! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and unique officiant. He is so willing to add your own journey into your vows, and ceremony script. Thank you for making ours so personal, and he even taped his fingers together to make the start trek symbol, I'd say that's an amazing vender! Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

You make me smile
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent Value!

Dale was easy to work with, very professional, dependable, punctual and prepared.
Excellent Value!

Dale was easy to work with, very professional, dependable, punctual and prepared.
Excellent Value!

Dale was easy to work with, very professional, dependable, punctual and prepared. Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

Thank you. You were a fun couple to work with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Weddings by The Frog & Bear helped make our wedding day special. Rev. Dale Bluem is the most friendly and caring person and was very accommodating to work with. We felt as though the stresses of the fine details were in good hands and we were able to just enjoy our togetherness. I would highly recommend them for any wedding as they are so willing to adjust to however you want your special day.
Thank you so much for a wonderful and perfect wedding!
Weddings by The Frog & Bear helped make our wedding day special. Rev. Dale Bluem is the most friendly and caring person Read more...
Weddings by The Frog & Bear helped make our wedding day special. Rev. Dale Bluem is the most friendly and caring person and was very accommodating to work with. We felt as though the stresses of the fine details were in good hands and we were able to just enjoy our togetherness. I would highly recommend them for any wedding as they are so willing to adjust to however you want your special day.
Thank you so much for a wonderful and perfect wedding! Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words.
It was fun to share the day with you.
Rev. Dale
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Dawn
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dale was wonderful. He made our special day even more special by letting us have the type of ceremony we wanted. It was simple but intimate. We had only met him once before our wedding but it was like we had known him all our lives. We are glad we chose Rev. Dale to officiate at our wedding.
Rev. Dale was wonderful. He made our special day even more special by letting us have the type of ceremony we wanted. It Read more...
Rev. Dale was wonderful. He made our special day even more special by letting us have the type of ceremony we wanted. It was simple but intimate. We had only met him once before our wedding but it was like we had known him all our lives. We are glad we chose Rev. Dale to officiate at our wedding. Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

Thank you Dawn
It was a fun wedding to officiate
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dale was just wonderful. We knew we didn't want a religious ceremony, but we didn't want it to lack emotion or be quick and scripted. He provided us with the most touching and heartfelt ceremony, I couldn't have asked for anything better. The way he spoke to us made me feel like we had known him for years even though we had only met with him once prior to the ceremony. Thanks Rev. Dale- you made our special day, even more special!
Rev. Dale was just wonderful. We knew we didn't want a religious ceremony, but we didn't want it to lack emotion or be Read more...
Rev. Dale was just wonderful. We knew we didn't want a religious ceremony, but we didn't want it to lack emotion or be quick and scripted. He provided us with the most touching and heartfelt ceremony, I couldn't have asked for anything better. The way he spoke to us made me feel like we had known him for years even though we had only met with him once prior to the ceremony. Thanks Rev. Dale- you made our special day, even more special! Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

Thank you. You make me smile
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Naren & Amy
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute pleasure to have Rev Dale officiate our wedding and we couldn't be happier. Ours was a rushed wedding, and Dale was extremely responsive and flexible.

The best parts I liked were his calm and composed demeanor (isn't that how a Reverend is supposed to be??) and his organization skills. He goes over all the details of the wedding and works with you in making the ceremony exactly how you want it. Ours was an inter faith marriage, and though we didn't have anything special in mind, it was Rev. Dale that did his research and suggested a few special parts. I was just AMAZED with what he suggested that lined up with the research he did on my faith. And everyone absolutely loved it. He even sent great words of advice after the wedding and sent our paperwork promptly.

This moment is for life and we're thrilled we got to have our ceremony that way. One meeting with him and you'll realize Dale does what he loved. Right from our first meeting, we walked out very satisfied and were very happy we made that choice.

Best wishes for those reading this for your upcoming wedding.
It was an absolute pleasure to have Rev Dale officiate our wedding and we couldn't be happier. Ours was a rushed wedding, Read more...
It was an absolute pleasure to have Rev Dale officiate our wedding and we couldn't be happier. Ours was a rushed wedding, and Dale was extremely responsive and flexible.

The best parts I liked were his calm and composed demeanor (isn't that how a Reverend is supposed to be??) and his organization skills. He goes over all the details of the wedding and works with you in making the ceremony exactly how you want it. Ours was an inter faith marriage, and though we didn't have anything special in mind, it was Rev. Dale that did his research and suggested a few special parts. I was just AMAZED with what he suggested that lined up with the research he did on my faith. And everyone absolutely loved it. He even sent great words of advice after the wedding and sent our paperwork promptly.

This moment is for life and we're thrilled we got to have our ceremony that way. One meeting with him and you'll realize Dale does what he loved. Right from our first meeting, we walked out very satisfied and were very happy we made that choice.

Best wishes for those reading this for your upcoming wedding. Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

Thank you Naren & Amy for your kind words
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dale was fantastic. He went above and beyond our expectations and even helped us out in a pinch. We chose Rev. Dale because we could tell that he is truely passionate about officiating and that he believes in love and the words that he says during a ceremony are genuine.
Rev. Dale was fantastic. He went above and beyond our expectations and even helped us out in a pinch. We chose Rev. Dale Read more...
Rev. Dale was fantastic. He went above and beyond our expectations and even helped us out in a pinch. We chose Rev. Dale because we could tell that he is truely passionate about officiating and that he believes in love and the words that he says during a ceremony are genuine. Read less
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Deb
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Dale did a wonderful job, we loved his ceremony. He made us all feel at ease, and despite only speaking with him over the phone I felt very comfortable with him. He has a very calming and professional style.
Dale did a wonderful job, we loved his ceremony. He made us all feel at ease, and despite only speaking with him over the Read more...
Dale did a wonderful job, we loved his ceremony. He made us all feel at ease, and despite only speaking with him over the phone I felt very comfortable with him. He has a very calming and professional style. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dale was very good to work with. He responded to all of our e mails and showed up on time for our wedding. All of our guests made positive comments on our ceremony. I would recommend Dale to anyone who is looking for an officiant.
Dale was very good to work with. He responded to all of our e mails and showed up on time for our wedding. All of our Read more...
Dale was very good to work with. He responded to all of our e mails and showed up on time for our wedding. All of our guests made positive comments on our ceremony. I would recommend Dale to anyone who is looking for an officiant. Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Assign tasks to friends and family members so you can just enjoy your day.
Assign tasks to friends and family members so you can just enjoy your day.
Assign tasks to friends and family members so you can just enjoy your day. Read less
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Mac
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Bluem did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. We were looking to have a intimate personal ceremony in which Rev. Bluem did a perfect job officiating and guiding us through the process and truly making the best day of our life the best day of our life.

Thanks for everything,

Mac and Cassie Clennon
Rev. Bluem did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. We were looking to have a intimate personal ceremony in which Rev. Read more...
Rev. Bluem did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. We were looking to have a intimate personal ceremony in which Rev. Bluem did a perfect job officiating and guiding us through the process and truly making the best day of our life the best day of our life.

Thanks for everything,

Mac and Cassie Clennon Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
10/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Bluem was an excellent officiant. He demonstrated great patience and openess for the design of our ceremony, plus he gave us lots of great ideas. Definitely a God-send.
Rev. Bluem was an excellent officiant. He demonstrated great patience and openess for the design of our ceremony, plus he Read more...
Rev. Bluem was an excellent officiant. He demonstrated great patience and openess for the design of our ceremony, plus he gave us lots of great ideas. Definitely a God-send. Read less
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Bryant & Ashley
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
From the moment that we first contacted Dale and Betty, to the moment we walked out the door after our stay, we ENJOYED everything! Dale was EXTREMELY professional from the wedding consultation to the ceremony. Our stay at The Frog & Bear was everything we had expected and more! Everything was so accomidating! The rooms were amazing, and cozy and comfortable and the perfect end to the night! The coffee and breakfast in the morning was as wonderful as the rest of the experience! The only complaint would be we couldn't stay longer! We couldn't be happier that we found them!

One thing that I have always heard but never really "heard", was all the advice and secrets to a happy marraige and life with each other! He truly speaks from his heart about his love for Betty, and he was BEYOND GENEROUS to share those experiences and small "tid bits" with everyone! My new wife and I will most definately be making our way back to The Frog & Bear for one of our many date nights!
From the moment that we first contacted Dale and Betty, to the moment we walked out the door after our stay, we ENJOYED Read more...
From the moment that we first contacted Dale and Betty, to the moment we walked out the door after our stay, we ENJOYED everything! Dale was EXTREMELY professional from the wedding consultation to the ceremony. Our stay at The Frog & Bear was everything we had expected and more! Everything was so accomidating! The rooms were amazing, and cozy and comfortable and the perfect end to the night! The coffee and breakfast in the morning was as wonderful as the rest of the experience! The only complaint would be we couldn't stay longer! We couldn't be happier that we found them!

One thing that I have always heard but never really "heard", was all the advice and secrets to a happy marraige and life with each other! He truly speaks from his heart about his love for Betty, and he was BEYOND GENEROUS to share those experiences and small "tid bits" with everyone! My new wife and I will most definately be making our way back to The Frog & Bear for one of our many date nights! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We didn't just want a justice of the peace for our wedding. Dale made it very personal and we could do pretty much whatever we wanted to with our ceremony. Very good.
We didn't just want a justice of the peace for our wedding. Dale made it very personal and we could do pretty much Read more...
We didn't just want a justice of the peace for our wedding. Dale made it very personal and we could do pretty much whatever we wanted to with our ceremony. Very good. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Weddings by The Frog & Bear was the best choice for the value and the professionalism we both experienced on our weekend stay there for our wedding. We hired the Pastor as well to officiate our wedding and it turned out beautifully. We found a nice spot on the shoreline of Lake Pepin and gave him the location and time and he was there. Wonderful experience. The stay at The Frog and Bear was absolutely a beautiful and peaceful experience. I could rave about the peacefulness and the Extremely succulent breakfasts but I will let people find out for themselves. I hope The Frog and Bear will be around for many years of Anniversaries for my Wife and I to return.
Weddings by The Frog & Bear was the best choice for the value and the professionalism we both experienced on our weekend Read more...
Weddings by The Frog & Bear was the best choice for the value and the professionalism we both experienced on our weekend stay there for our wedding. We hired the Pastor as well to officiate our wedding and it turned out beautifully. We found a nice spot on the shoreline of Lake Pepin and gave him the location and time and he was there. Wonderful experience. The stay at The Frog and Bear was absolutely a beautiful and peaceful experience. I could rave about the peacefulness and the Extremely succulent breakfasts but I will let people find out for themselves. I hope The Frog and Bear will be around for many years of Anniversaries for my Wife and I to return. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Dale was great. He provided us with the simple, yet meaningful ceremony we were looking for. He also allowed for a last minute change to the remembrance of loved ones due to the loss of the bride's grandmother just the day before our wedding. This was an important, yet easily done adjustment on his part. I would highly recommend him for any ceremony as he provides exactly what the couple asks for! Thank you for making the first day of the rest of our life together so meaningful and beautiful!
Dale was great. He provided us with the simple, yet meaningful ceremony we were looking for. He also allowed for a last Read more...
Dale was great. He provided us with the simple, yet meaningful ceremony we were looking for. He also allowed for a last minute change to the remembrance of loved ones due to the loss of the bride's grandmother just the day before our wedding. This was an important, yet easily done adjustment on his part. I would highly recommend him for any ceremony as he provides exactly what the couple asks for! Thank you for making the first day of the rest of our life together so meaningful and beautiful! Read less
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Rhonda
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Dale Bleum responded very efficiently to our emails, and was willing to perform the ceremony just the way that we wanted it. He is great to work with and we would recommend him and his company to anyone.
Rev Dale Bleum responded very efficiently to our emails, and was willing to perform the ceremony just the way that we Read more...
Rev Dale Bleum responded very efficiently to our emails, and was willing to perform the ceremony just the way that we wanted it. He is great to work with and we would recommend him and his company to anyone. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.9/5.0
Our officiant did a wonderful job. There was just a little of confusion as to where we were going to sign the marriage license. But, I should have confirmed where this was going to take place.
Our officiant did a wonderful job. There was just a little of confusion as to where we were going to sign the marriage Read more...
Our officiant did a wonderful job. There was just a little of confusion as to where we were going to sign the marriage license. But, I should have confirmed where this was going to take place. Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

Right after the ceremony the wedding party including the wedding couple left, so the next place I knew the couple would be is at the reception. So I waited for over an hour at the reception site so we could sign the license.
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Patricia
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Rev. Bluem was a warm, positive presence and made our wedding ceremony perfect.
Rev. Bluem was a warm, positive presence and made our wedding ceremony perfect.
Rev. Bluem was a warm, positive presence and made our wedding ceremony perfect. Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
The Frog and Bear did a good job at making the ceremony fit to us. I had many good comments from family that they enjoyed the service by Dale.
The Frog and Bear did a good job at making the ceremony fit to us. I had many good comments from family that they enjoyed Read more...
The Frog and Bear did a good job at making the ceremony fit to us. I had many good comments from family that they enjoyed the service by Dale. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.3/5.0
Very nice man, talks to you like you do not understand simple aspects of things he gives you and after he explains them.

However, when having the forms signed after tee ceremony my daughter and nephew were playing the piano at our venue having fun, and he then looked at my nephew and shouted STOP IT, STOP

Without knowing he was my nephew, he said, "some people's kids."

Talk about not thinking before you talk and being unprofessional, I understand he is there to do a job and wants it to go smoothly, but maybe you should think before you speak.

Price was fair for the wedding I guess, he works with you and is old fashioned, but again did not agree with comments about the children and just giving an old fashioned yell.
Very nice man, talks to you like you do not understand simple aspects of things he gives you and after he explains Read more...
Very nice man, talks to you like you do not understand simple aspects of things he gives you and after he explains them.

However, when having the forms signed after tee ceremony my daughter and nephew were playing the piano at our venue having fun, and he then looked at my nephew and shouted STOP IT, STOP

Without knowing he was my nephew, he said, "some people's kids."

Talk about not thinking before you talk and being unprofessional, I understand he is there to do a job and wants it to go smoothly, but maybe you should think before you speak.

Price was fair for the wedding I guess, he works with you and is old fashioned, but again did not agree with comments about the children and just giving an old fashioned yell. Read less
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Weddings by The Frog & Bear responded with the following comments:

I'm sorry you feel that way, I think the heat got to all of us.

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