Owners Derek and Jody

Meet the Owners

Hey there! We are Derek and Jody–owners of Crooked Willow, a beautiful wedding venue near Alexandria, MN. After years of demanding careers and hectic commutes, we began looking for a more meaningful occupation and a lifestyle that allowed us more time with our two children, Thomas and Tallie. On a trip to our family cabin, we saw the Crooked Willow property for sale. It was an opportunity of a lifetime. Within a few months, we’d tightened our plans and set things in motion. With the help of the Alexandria community and Crooked Willow’s previous owners, Terri and Chris Anderson, our dream became a reality. We are committed to becoming an active and supportive part of the Lakes Area.

Crooked Willow Weddings & Events property with beautiful barn for weddings

We are dedicated to making your special day the very best it can be, and our property comes with a long list of benefits and amenities that will help make that happen. Most of all, we are excited to share Crooked Willow with YOU and to help you create extraordinary events and meaningful memories!

Come Visit Crooked Willow

How to Contact Us & Find the Venue

Crooked Willow Weddings & Events . 11181 County Road 82 SE . Osakis, MN 56360
info@crookedwillowmn.com . 612.207.4040

Find us just 1 hour west of St. Cloud and 10 minutes from Alexandria.

If you would like to inquire about dates, tours or want more information, just fill out our online form!

Property Amenities

Lots of Fun Extras Without Extra Fees
Event Center with chandelier lighting

  • Exclusive access to over 7,000 sq. ft. of climate-controlled indoor space & over 17 acres outdoors.
  • Two ceremony locations (field surrounded by trees or indoor climate-controlled event center).
  • Two onsite, climate-controlled wedding party suites, one featuring hair and makeup stations.
  • Barn access throughout the day for family pictures and gathering with loved ones.
  • Access to the barn’s private bar for wedding party social hour separate from guests.
  • Single level, climate-controlled event space at our Event Center.
  • Idyllic landscapes and impressive backdrops for photos that will last a lifetime.
  • High quality seating and tables – white-padded, resin chairs for the ceremony and rustic-wood, X-back chairs with 60″ round tables for your wedding reception–all set up to your specifications.
  • A private area for caterers to work their magic without interrupting your guests.
  • Large parking lot providing plenty of room for convenient guest parking.
  • Golf cart availability for guests needing assistance to get around the property.
  • Crooked Willow team members onsite throughout the evening to help with the event.
  • Large bar – bartenders included.
  • Indoor bathrooms (ADA compliant).
  • No hidden fees. (While there are no additional Crooked Willow service fees or taxes, a $500 refundable damage deposit and event insurance policy required.)

“Derek & Jody were so wonderful to work with
and made the day so smooth for us.”

Shana N | The Knot

Awards and Associations
Winner 2022 Reader's Choice Best of the Lakes Area
Wedding Wire Award
The Knot Award