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Dakota Lodge Rental Fees & Reservations

Weekend Deluxe Events (wedding receptions and ceremonies)
Available Rental Hours: Friday & Saturday 7 a.m.–midnight and Sunday & Holidays 7 a.m.–10 p.m., fee based on up to 14-hour rental.  Additional rental hours available for a fee.

2014 Rental Fee:  $1,500
2015 Rental Fee: $1,550
2016 Rental Fee: $1,550
Each Additional Hour: $45                            
Damage and security deposit:   $500      

Rate includes: Multi-purpose room in other half of the facility, table set up/take down, cleaning, insurance and facility host .

Outdoor Ceremony
The Outdoor Ceremony Fee entitles the customer to exclusive use of a designated ceremony area within the permitted hours of a facility rental at the Dakota Lodge in Thompson Park Center in Thompson County Park.

Fee: $100

Rate includes signage indicating ceremony area has been reserved. In the event of inclement weather and the reserved ceremony space cannot be used, a full refund will be issued to the permit holder. The permit holder is responsible for supplying any desired chairs, arbors, tents and other furnishings which must arrive and depart within the permitted reservation window. Dakota County Park furnishings are not permitted for use outside Dakota County Park facilities.

Designated Outdoor Ceremony Areas

  • Pergola Terrace
  • Lakeview Terrace
  • Lakeview Lawn
  • Oak Grove Lawn
  • Majestic Oak Lawn


Weekend Basic Events (family reunions, graduation parties, etc.)
Available Rental Hours: Friday & Saturday 7 a.m.-midnight and Sunday & Holidays 7 a.m.–10 p.m., fee based on up to 14-hour rental.  Additional hours available for a fee.

2014 Rental Fee: $1,000
2015 Rental Fee: $1,000
2016 Rental Fee: $1,000
Each Additional hour: $45
Damage and security deposit: $500

Rate includes: furniture take-down, cleaning, insurance and facility host .
 
Weekday Meeting Rentals
Rental Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m.–10 p.m./rental fee based on 6-hour minimum

Rate: $225/6 hours
Each Additional Hour: $30/hour
Damage and security deposit: $150

Rate does not include: table set-up/takedown,  cleaning, insurance, or attendant.

Liability insurance required if alcohol is served.

Reservation Policy
Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis 21 days to 18 months in advance. Showings by appointment. No overnight rentals.

To reserve the Dakota Lodge, call Dakota County Parks at 952-891-7000 during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Last updated: 10/15/2014 3:56 AM