I worked with St. Cloud Floral over email since I live in Philadelphia. After sending some inspiration photos and discussing my budget, they put together my dream flowers! Just make sure you contact them far in advance or be prepared to follow up often. This is a very busy shop - especially around holidays.
Geyer allowed me to make frequent changes/updates to my rental order for my wedding. I wanted to make sure that I had my chairs and tent ordered as far in advance as possible, and then added everything else as I found out what I needed. They delivered and set up everything on time, and were also on time for pickup/tear down. Customer service is also great at Geyer. I live on the East Coast and had to make all of my reservations over the phone without knowing what they had in stock. Associates were great at describing my options to me.
Riverside Park is a beautiful location with views of the Mississippi River. It's very close to Munsinger Gardens and was convenient to have photos taken at the Gardens then head over to the Park for the ceremony. Riverside includes a large clean shelter with restrooms and lots of indoor picnic table seating for dinner. There is also a playground on site for the kids. Unlike many public parks in MN, you are allowed to have alcohol at the park (no glass bottles though!).
The Best Western was a nice place to stay and have our guests stay for the wedding weekend. Front Desk staff were helpful and the location is central to transportation and dining/night life. If you're looking for a large suite room for the bridal party to get ready in, they have them and they're more affordable than the fancier Le Saint Germain nearby.
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