Weddings & Events
From joyous celebrations to fairytale weddings, Oak Ridge is the perfect host for a special event in the Minneapolis area. Providing unparalleled and elegant settings, your guests will be wowed as they enter the three-story atrium lobby with its grand fireplace and floor-to-ceiling-windows overlooking Lake McKnight. We offer flexible function space to accommodate up to 350 guests.
Planning wedding receptions at Oak Ridge starts with a personal consultation. Our Wedding Specialist will guide you through our Wedding Packages and A La Carte choices to help you determine the best approach to planning your perfect day, from catering cuisine to ceremony and reception locations.
Our three-tiered wedding packaging is designed to incorporate common elements while offering additional levels of enhancements, allowing you to make your day exactly what you want it to be with your own personal touches. We also offer a la carte services as well as an award-winning Pastry Chef..
Our Princess Package includes everything you need for a simple yet elegant wedding.
Upgrade to the next level with the Marquise Package that includes additional decor and extended bar service.
Our Emerald Package is the ultimate wedding experience complete with DJ service, plus additional menu and decor upgrades.
A LA CARTE MENUS
Let the experienced team at Oak Ridge make your event the most memorable. Whether it is a Summer Picnic, Holiday Party, Employee Appreciation, Family Reunion, Anniversary or Birthday Party, it will be an event your guests will never forget. We offer a variety of menu options as well as the ability to customize your own menu.
I was going to email you today! Everything was perfect! Everyone on your staff was so nice and great to work with. I have to leave an extra special comment for Jeremy. He was so nice and was always checking in to make sure everything was going well. I'm not sure what time it was, but he noticed that neither Dan nor I had eaten anything, so he offered to make us plates to make sure we ate! That was really considerate of him; I think we were just so busy talking, we forgot that part of the evening. We had so many compliments from our guests about Oak Ridge and all of your staff. Everyone was very pleased on how well the entire evening went. I can't count the number of times I heard how beautiful Oak Ridge is.
I really really appreciate that you and your staff took the time to get my Dad the "right" kind of beer. That was completely unexpected and I was shocked (in a good way) that you would take the time out to make sure he was happy. Not having Budweiser on the list was completely an oversight in my area. (I will never make that mistake again!) I know my Dad was very pleased and grateful for Oak Ridge to do that for him.
I also have to mention Brittany at the front desk. The minute I walked in the front door on Friday afternoon, she greeted me with my name!! I was very impressed considering all the people she encounters throughout the week. She was very helpful in answering all my questions and for the guests and she always had a smile. She must work long hours, because she was always at the desk when I needed her!
Oak Ridge truly exceeded all of mine and Dan's expectations. You are great to work with and everything went off without any problems!! It was absolutely an over-the-top experience. We heard from many many of our guests how our wedding was like no other wedding they had been to before, and that was EXACTLY what we were going for and we certainly couldn't have done that without you!!!!! Thank you so much for everything. You and your staff are absolutely wonderful people!
Katie & Dan Goemann
I am doing something that I do not normally do. I am writing to say that my daughter's wedding at your property exceeded my wildest expectations. The venue was absolutely beautiful, the staff was helpful and friendly. Samantha was our coordinator, we could not have custom ordered a more prepared and helpful one. I have never had food as delicious at a wedding before and the number of compliments from our guests were unbelievable. From check in to the dance, everything was perfect. I cannot stop telling people about the experience at Oak Ridge. Please let Samantha know that my wife and I are so pleased with the job she pulled off. Carmen and Jeremy had the wedding of their dreams, Samantha made it possible.
Dave M. - Father of the bride
I wanted to send a special "thank you" for doing such a great job of orchestrating Clarissa and Frank's wedding at Oak Ridge.
I have spent many years in the hospitality industry and I can recognize a great team when I see one. Your team was awesome! Everyone from the Front Desk to Convention Services to the Chef, Wait Staff, Kitchen Crew and Bartenders performed flawlessly. Everyone displayed a sincere feeling they cared about our special day and wanted it to be perfect for us. They succeeded.
We had a tense moment or two as the rain threatened our party, but you were right there helping us make our decision to continue outside or not. You delivered us a portable tent for the string quartet at the last moment. That was great! You kept us informed about timing, and were willing to move us inside with only 45 minutes before show time. WOW!
The rain held off and everything went off as planned and on time. I remember when the Best Man got long winded during his toast and you came to me and said, "The food is getting cold, we need to serve the entrée.". That to me proved to be a sign of Oak Ridges' commitment to excellence. Great job there, nothing worse than cold food! I asked many people afterwards how the food was and they responded with nothing but positive comments.
I was worried about the DVD show coming off as planned. The AV crew, along with their resources, worked all day on it to get it right. They pulled it off. Thanks!
You, Samantha, were Johnny on the Spot. Every time we needed something or had a question, you were right there and I never had to go looking for you and you took care of it STAT. It took the worry out of all of us.
I can't say enough good things. You guys have a high bar there and your performance showed it off well.
Glenn, Stepfather of the Bride
Dear Management and Staff at Oak Ridge,
I was invited to a wedding reception this past Saturday at your facility. I am a local resident and had heard how pretty it was there, but have never turned down Oak Ridge Drive to see for myself. I found that everything my friend had said was true - the building was tucked away in a quiet, secluded part of town and had nice views, although I didn't have the chance to actually walk the grounds.
Even more than the beauty of your location, I have to say I was very impressed with your hospitality. We have young children and every effort was made to cater to them as far as the menu went and the timing of their servings. At least at our tables, the children were served before the adults. Also, the menu choice was sensible, and worked especially well for one of our children who is allergic to dairy.
To top that off, my personal dining experience was wonderful. As a busy mom who is usually the one cooking and serving the food (and cleaning up afterward), it was so nice to relax and be served. Not only that, but your food was so good. I hadn't had food that well prepared since we had dined at a "fancy" restaurant over a year ago! My compliments to the chefs!
Finally, your staff was courteous and helpful to us throughout the evening. We will definitely be recommending you to family and friends. Please thank your staff who graciously served our needs that night.
My wife and I began a search for possible locations to host our son's rehearsal dinner in May outside of Minneapolis, MN. All of our research would be long distance as we live outside Seattle, WA. After surfing the internet, we discovered Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska, MN. From the on-set of the impressive web page and the courteous staff, to the excellent menu selections, the evening came off flawlessly. Shane Christenson and his entire organization far exceeded our expectations. Having traveled the world and attended similar functions, Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center clearly ranks very near the 'TOP'. IMPRESSIVE across the board is what we experienced. Every detail was thoroughly planned and executed to perfection. The facility, exquisite cuisine and professional staff were 'the best' we've experienced in many years. Our evening at Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center added to my family's beautiful weekend.
Shane and his TEAM should be commended and have clearly earned our "BLUE RIBBON" for excellence.
Thank you for a spectacular evening.
Ed, Captain Supply Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Oh my!!!! What can I say!!! Katie Lou and Derek's wedding was a dream come true…Oak Ridge was the perfect setting for the special day.
Front desk: Scott Dale found me Sunday morning and had 2 of the gift bags that the last guest checking in did not receive. He apologized and was delivering them to their rooms…over and above in my book…WOW!
Restaurant staff: Very busy and oh so cordial working around the flower designer. They miraculously brought that room together in no time. Cocktail and dinner service was flawless. Kris was available throughout the evening and very concerned with making each and every guest feel welcome, making sure all of our belongings were taken back to the storage area - and they were.
Culinary: Very tasty.. The guests all raved about the dinner…the tenderloin was tender and the sea bass was a melt in your mouth experience…the bride was wishing more guests would have ordered the sea bass, yet understood they had no way of knowing it would be fabulous and exceeding the typical wedding banquet expectation (now they know)!
Shawn: What a late night delight he was with the fajita bar cooking up a storm…the dancers took a break and absorbed some of the wine and cocktails before turning in.
Housekeeping and Engineering: The patio was leafless and that in itself was a huge challenge - thank you. What a Seasons transformation through the night.
You did a great job of guiding me through the planning and helping me stay calm and collected so I could focus on enjoying the event and not the execution of it.
Thank you all so very much!
Donita - Mother of the Bride
We are all so happy with how the wedding day turned out! Our expectations were exceeded and we wouldn’t change a single thing about the day. We were so impressed with how smooth things went. Your staff was very helpful and professional and we’ve received many compliments from guests about that. We also were so happy with the food and cake. Both were delicious!
We have had such a positive experience with Oak Ridge from our very first meeting with you through the event. I will definitely be recommending and speaking very highly of Oak Ridge to anyone looking for an event center. I will look back on the whole process very fondly and Oak Ridge will always be such a special place for Bryce and I.
In the future, if any interested bride/groom would like a reference from Oak Ridge, please feel free to put them in touch with me. The day was just absolutely perfect! Thank you for all the help through the engagement and wedding day, it truly is appreciated and you do an excellent job!