Elegant, up-north Minnesota lake weddings.
Legendary service. 
A one-of-a-kind location for your 
once-in-a-lifetime love!


YOUR I-Do-Dream-Comes-True BEGINS HERE!

Whether you prefer an outdoor ceremony with beautiful Bay Lake as your backdrop, or a romantic indoor affair in the  historic dining room or the spacious ballroom in the Lodge, your special day will be a dream come true.

Our wedding planners will work with you on all the details that will make your wedding one-of-a-kind, including guest accommodations, food and reception planning. Our 3000-square-foot Island Ballroom will accommodate up to 300 for your dinner reception. Less expansive rooms are also available, depending on your guest needs. And, of course, the shores of beautiful Bay Lake make for a naturally perfect outdoor wedding and reception venue. 

Ruttger’s professional chef and staff will prepare and serve a wonderful meal for your reception, and the renowned pastry chef will be happy to bake and construct the wedding cake of your choice. We can also assist you in finding local vendors such as photographers, musicians, florists, and DJs. 

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Outdoor weddings


A scenic northern Minnesota destination wedding at its finest. Say your vows on the shores of beautiful Bay Lake! 

Receive your guests on the deck overlooking Bay Lake with a full bar service, hors d’oeurves, and snacks. Then, invite everyone upstairs for your reception with a delicious buffet or plated dinner served in a private banquet room.

For rates and information, please contact  Tami Durant-West

Indoor weddings

Historic Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge oozes rustic charm with log beams, stone fireplaces, and impressive and ever-present views of Bay Lake. Our upper-level ballrooms are ideal canvases for you to transform into your dream wedding or reception.

LCD projector and screen rental available for additional fee. Subject to Minnesota Sales Tax of 7.375% and service charge of 18%. Prices subject to change.

For rates and information, please contact Tami Durant-West

Food & Menus


So many delicious choices… Great food is at the heart of any Ruttger’s wedding. With a variety of options and menus that feature everything from dinner buffets to seated gourmet five-course meals, your marriage will get off to a delicious start.

Call Alisha Stevens at 218-678-4633 to discuss our new menu.




When your big day is done, rest assured that you will rest well. Ruttger’s 160 lodging options include cabins,  condos and villas, as well as traditional hotel-style rooms – inspired by the beauty of Bay Lake. Wherever you choose to stay, you will be just steps away from the lodge, restaurants, coffee shop, pools, beaches and all of Ruttger’s other amenities.


The Facilities

Ruttger’s has 160 lodging rooms and space for a wedding for up to 300 people, plus plenty of outdoor space for gatherings and fun. Please use this EVENT PLANNER to learn more about the wedding spaces and other facilities available at Ruttger’s.

For rates and information, please contact Tami Durant-West



Ruttger’s views your wedding as one-of-a-kind. And as a custom wedding experience, rates may vary based on the specifics of your vision.

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For rates and information, please contact Tami Durant-West

A year ago at this time my daughter decided she wanted a fall wedding at Ruttger’s on Bay Lake where we have vacationed a number of times over the years. We envisioned a beautiful fall day with colored leaves, sunshine and fabulous food.  On September 29, 2018 she got the fabulous food, but the rest, fall nature did not provide.  It sprinkled and even snowed, but the ceremony went on by the lake.  It was wonderful!  Wedding guests talked about the event for months.  The Ruttger’s staff went above and beyond any of our expectations for the weekend. 

– Carolyn Holmsten