A one-of-a-kind location for your once-in-a-lifetime love!

Whether you prefer an outdoor ceremony with beautiful Bay Lake as your backdrop, or a romantic indoor affair in the gorgeous dining room and ballrooms of the historic Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, your special day will be a dream come true.


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 Elegant, up north lake weddings. Legendary service. 

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.

Outdoor weddings

A scenic northern Minnesota destination wedding at its finest. Say your vows on the shores of beautiful Bay Lake, and then enjoy a 45-minute pontoon cruise for the bridal party!

  • Includes: ceremony setup, white or brown chairs, sound system, stage, pontoon cruise (maximum 14 people on pontoon cruises).

Wedding Social Hour
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, Contact Meggan Reinoso at meggan.reinoso@ruttgers.com or

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 ballrooms are ideal canvases for you to transform into your dream wedding or reception.

Reception Room Rental Rates
Island Ballroom (up to 300 guests) – $1,500
Isle + Bird (up to 175 guests) – $1,000
Bird + Church (up to 100 guests) – $900
Isle of Pines (up to 120 guests) – $900

Room rental rate includes:

  • Dance floor
  • Sound system
  • Staging
  • Skirting
  • Cake cutting
  • White linens
  • Bar setups

LCD projector and screen rental available for additional fee ($150).

Subject to Minnesota Sales Tax of 6.875% and service charge of 18%. Prices subject to change.

Contact Meggan Reinoso at meggan.reinoso@ruttgers.com or

Food & Menus

Our world-famous Bette Lemae

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.




When your big day is done, rest assured that you will rest well. Ruttger’s lodging options include 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

A Ruttger’s wedding under the stars.

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

Or, contact Meggan Reinoso at meggan.reinoso@ruttgers.com or


Contact Meggan Reinoso at meggan.reinoso@ruttgers.com or

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.

Or Click here to submit a Request for Proposal