Closeup of bride's wedding bouquet

Plan Your Wedding with the Help of Vetted Professionals

We have been impressed with the following vendors who have worked on-site at our Minnesota farm wedding venue, attending at least one–if not several–weddings at our venue. Crooked Willow receives no compensation for recommending these vendors. Our honest recommendations are based solely on our great experience working with the wedding professionals listed below! But as with any important decision, please exercise your own due diligence by interviewing vendors and reading reviews.

Wedding guests on a shuttle from one of our recommended transportation vendors

Crooked Willow does not require any minimums, but please check with each individual vendor for their individual policies. Also, please view our list of preferred caterers and learn about our in-house bar service.

Photography & Videography

Recommended wedding photographer vendor showing bride and groom their photos

A. Lee Photography

Creating wedding imagery that speaks to your soul is what fills us with great joy. We love giving couples a fabulous sense of calm on their wedding day so they can focus on being authentic and present with each other and everyone around them. Providing this experience to our couples allows for the most beautiful imagery to shine through.
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Abby & Brandon Photography

We provide more than just pretty pictures. Photography is not a one-size-fits-all practice. We serve those wanting an incredible EXPERIENCE resulting in natural, romantic, and joyful images.
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Britt Nelson Video

Classic. Traditional. Documentary. Cinematic. Romantic. Storytelling. Creating a story or a movie of your wedding day is our priority. We will capture all the emotions–all of the fun and all of the memories–throughout the entire day. Hiring a videographer for your wedding allows you to relive your wedding day forever. Let’s chat! Every wedding is unique, and I’d love to hear about your vision for your own wedding day! Our goal is to create a stunning film that, when watched, will transport you back to your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. | 507-308-4900
Crooked Willow Booking Special: $200 Off!

Chris Rinehart Productions

A cinematic wedding film tells a story and captures the unique personality of the couple, their families, and their guests.  I use filmmaking techniques, such as slow motion, aerial footage, and creative camera angles, to create a stunning and captivating visual experience.  Your wedding film will be carefully curated to highlight the most memorable moments of the day, even some you may have missed.  The result is a beautiful and timeless piece of art that can be cherished beyond a lifetime.  A cinematic wedding film is not just a video recording of a wedding day; it’s an emotional and artistic masterpiece that tells the story of your love and the beginning of your new life together.

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Recommended wedding hair stylists and makeup artists helping bridal party get ready

The Glamour Ranch

The Glamour Ranch is a full-service onsite bridal makeup and hair artistry company! To ensure a timeless elegance for your wedding day, we offer a naturally luminous approach to your beauty needs! We are located right in the heart of Lake Country, and we travel directly to you to make your morning easy and stress-free. We offer airbrush makeup, faux lashes, and beautifully crafted up-dos, and we also bring the promise of going above and beyond to ensure everything about your morning is flawless. Contact us today to inquire about our packages and pricing! We cannot wait to help you walk down the aisle!
320-428-4656 |

Captivating Beauty

Captivating Beauty will make all your bridal beauty wishes come true! Specializing in everything from glamorous and romantic hairstyles to traditional makeup to soft and natural-glam airbrushing, we offer full service to meet your wedding day needs! Captivating Beauty is Northern Minnesota’s premiere on-site beauty company. They will travel directly to you, therefore making your wedding day seamless and stress-free. Their team is highly skilled and passionate about helping you and your gals look and feel stunning on your big day! Contact us today to inquire about our packages and pricing!
218-831-5372 |


Cake and cookie bar set up by a recommended sweets vendor

Country Blossom Farm

We can help make your event unique and memorable with homemade goodies! The Country Blossom Farm bakery will help you create a menu that your guests will never forget! Orders are taken May 1st through December 31st each year. Contact Tracy or Kenyah for more information.


Dough-Phoria is a licensed, in-home custom bakery specializing in cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and more! From cupcakes to truffles, treat your guests to a dessert experience they won’t forget! |

Jupiter Moon Ice Cream

Enjoy a welcoming and inclusive space created for making great memories (and delicious ice cream)! Enjoy unique options for dairy, vegan, nut-free, and gluten-free flavors.

Two Ten Cakes

Let Two Ten Cakes make your perfect day even sweeter! With made-from-scratch cakes in 60+ flavors, as well as cupcakes, brownies, cookies and more (including gluten free friendly!), there is sure to be something for everyone on your guest list! While your focus is on each other, our focus will be on taking the stress out of creating an extraordinary dessert table. | | 320-815-7754


Recommended Minnesota wedding music vendor playing music for bride to sing karaoke to

Harmon Entertainment

From your ceremony to your reception to corporate events, Harmon Entertainment can take care of it all! We are event planners, lighting designers, dance instructors, fun instigators, MCs, & DJs. We will help make your event the best ever!
701-541-7988 |

DJ Greg Ellis

Treat your guests to a party they’ll never forget with the Knot award-winning DJ services of DJ Greg Ellis! Are you looking for a DJ who is always professional and always fun? Are you looking for a DJ who can get your guests of all ages onto the dance floor? DJ Greg and his crew of DJs customize every event to fit the needs and desires of each client. Whether you prefer elegant & understated entertainment, high energy fun, or a little of both, we will give you exactly what YOU want!
Greg Ellis | 612-963-7972 |

Belseth Productions

Beginning with our initial consultation, I take the time to get to know you, your story, and the vision you have for your once-in-a-lifetime day. No two weddings are the same, and therefore, you deserve a day that reflects who you are.
Bryce Belseth | 507-227-1975 |

Soulful Sounder

Central Minnesota’s choice for weddings, business parties, and community events. Professional DJ, MC, and photo booth services with soul and style. Contact Soulful Sounder for your entertainment needs.
Josh “JJ” Johnson | 320-223-2422 |

Impressions Mobile Music & Photo Booth

We are an award-winning entertainment service. We understand that each wedding and event is as unique as the couple themselves. We offer services for your ceremony and reception, including DJ, Master of Ceremonies, Photo Booth, up-lighting, monograms, and more! For corporate events, we can provide fun entertainment such as dance, game shows, photo booths, and more!
Larry R | 320-237-7777 |

DJ Blakk

A full-service entertainment company based out of the St. Cloud Area. My focus is making your day as epic as possible. With over 14 years of experience, let’s party like you found the love of your life!
Chaz “Dj Blakk” James | 507-382-7644 |


Recommended transpiration vendor shuttle with wedding party

Mobile Shenanigans

With multiple 18+ passenger buses serving the Alexandria area and beyond, we are the perfect transportation solution for your wedding or private party day. We provide transportation services for weddings and private parties of all sizes. | 320-760-0515 |


Recommended lodging nearby

Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites

Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites in Alexandria offers an ideal location for your guests. We are the newest hotel in the Lakes Area, conveniently located just off Interstate 94. Stay in one of our rooms, each of which includes a microwave, refrigerator, and free high-speed wireless internet. Complimentary hot breakfast is served each morning. A fitness center and pool are both available for your use and enjoyment. Boulder Tap House is adjacent to the property for your dining pleasure.
Victoria Nelson or Rebecca Stromback | Fairfield Marriott | | 320-763-0133, ext 425

Lake Osakis Lodging Options

Below are links to cabin rentals conveniently located on Lake Osakis. All cabins sleep 10-15 people, which makes them a great resource for your family or wedding party.
Rizzy’s on the Lake​ | Beautifully Remodeled House on Lake Osakis (VRBO) | Linwood Resort

Nearby Lodging Options

Below are links to cabin rentals available within 15 minutes of Crooked Willow. Each resort/house can accommodate larger numbers of family or wedding party members.
Grandview Getaways* | ​Lake Darling Resort | Explore Alexandria
*Tell Grandview Getaways that Crooked Willow sent you and receive $50 off per night on your rental!


Gorgeous table settings from a preferred Minnesota wedding vendor

J&S Tent Rental​

From tables, chairs, and risers to lighting, decorations, and glassware, J&S Tent Rental has you covered! Our affordable, friendly, and professional service will not disappoint! Contact us today for an estimate.
320-391-5368 | 763-482-3053 |

Wedding Decor + Planning

Closeup of wedding bouquet from a preferred Minnesota wedding vendor

Creations, by ‘Sota Weddings & Events

Creations by ‘Sota Weddings & Events (Creations) is central Minnesota’s wedding & event specialist, offering wedding & event design, floral, decor rentals, setup/teardown services, event coordination, and more! The team at Creations is committed to curating and executing stylish, memorable, and personalized events. From small, intimate affairs to large-scale celebrations, Creations is here for you!
320-846-1166 |

Borrowed & Blue

I make it my personal goal to have your wedding be as stress-free as possible. You have enough to worry about on your big day, so let me help you make this adventure as easy as saying “yes” to marrying the love of your life. Every service comes with a complimentary consultation that helps me customize every aspect of your day to fit your needs.


Jeff has been helping couples and families build a foundation for their marriage and parenting for over 25 years. Whether it’s officiating your handcrafted wedding, a meeting over Zoom to calm the nerves, or several sessions for premarital coaching/counseling… he is simply honored to come alongside you on your journey & loves to build a great friendship of care & support for your marriage adventure ahead.

Schedule a half-hour meetup with Jeff by clicking on his appointment booking tool here: JP Celebrations


“We couldn’t imagine a better venue! Derek & Jody were quick to answer all questions, gave us great vendor recommendations.”

Alexandra G | The Knot

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