Book your ceremony event in Dakota County Parks. In addition to our picnic shelters, there are four outdoor ceremony venues.
Reservations for 2021 season will open Thursday, April 1 at 9 a.m.
Reservations must be made online. No walk-ins or email requests will be accepted.
- Great Lawn and Majestic Oak reservations must be made within 21–60 days in advance.
- River Point and A-Frame reservations must be made within 21–120 days in advance.
If you are interested in an indoor ceremony or reception at Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center or Dakota Lodge, please visit our Indoor Facilities page for more information and pricing.
Ceremonies during COVID-19
We have modified our operations to meet new public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting the health and safety of visitors and staff are of utmost importance. Download the Ceremonies and Religious Services During COVID-19 Planning Guide.
For ceremony site guidelines, go to the Ceremony Guidelines and Policies page.
Additional special use permits may be added to your reservation at additional cost for amplified music.
All water fountains remain turned off throughout the park system due to COVID-19.