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I am a Fine Art Wedding Photographer based-in Minneapolis, who has a true passion for intimate moments filled with light and joy. But my greatest joy is to help you slow down for these rare experiences - to be fully present on your wedding day. Let me be your guide throughout the entire photography process so you can have stress-free photography experience. Because that's what really matters.


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The Ultimate Wedding Experience at Bavaria Downs, Minnesota

Nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of Chaska, Minnesota, Bavaria Downs is home to two of the most sought-after wedding venues in the region – The Edward Anne Estate and Equestria West. Both venues offer an unparalleled combination of luxury, natural beauty, and exceptional service. It is the perfect choice for couples seeking an unforgettable wedding experience with old world charm.

As a partner Venue of Alexandra Robyn, you have the joy of a complimentary Boudoir Session

Each year, we photograph 2-3 weddings at Bavaria Downs and are very familiar with the best spots to really capture your wedding day. I’m excited to share a bit more about this venue and some favorite photo spots.

Edward Anne Estate: Elegance and Opulence

The award-winning Edward Anne Estate a perfect venue to host your big day. Its charming architecture features exposed wooden beams, exquisite chandeliers, and inviting stone fireplaces – creating an atmosphere of warmth and romance.

The spacious getting ready suites allow you and your wedding party to relax and get ready in stylish comforts. It’s important to know that the venue has an exclusive caterer, D’amico Catering, which extends to your morning breakfast and lunch as well. My personal suggestion is to skip the breakfast and opt for an early lunch. Typically, the breakfast platter is untouched with all the running around and getting ready. Because Bavaria Downs requires a twenty-min 12:00 Rehearsal, it makes sense to have lunch be served at 10:45 for everyone to snack on beforehand. This way, when the wedding party returns around 12:30, we can jump right into photos and no one is rushing to eat.

Edward Anne Estate Reception Spaces

Bavaria Downs offers several spaces for wedding receptions, including the Garden Room, the Grand Ballroom, and the Outdoor Tent.

The Garden Room is an elegant indoor space, featuring stunning views of the property’s gardens. This is a smaller space, but with some creative seating, it can accommodate up to 250 guests. It is a much better space for couples wanting an intimate evening with closest friends and family. It does, however, make a great spot to host cocktail hour along with the patio.

The Grand Ballroom is the largest indoor space that can accommodate up to 450 guests. This is a modern addition to the estate with beautiful high ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The space is 6,000 square feet of space, with plenty of room to dance and a built in bar. The versatile layout of the ballroom allows for various seating arrangements and floor plans, for your perfect reception.

Finally, the Outdoor Tenting option is perfect for couples who want to enjoy the natural beauty of Bavaria Downs and can accommodate up to 400 guests. I will say, there’s nothing quite as elegant as a Sail-cloth upgraded Tent from Milestone Event Rentals and I would highly recommend the upgrade.

Equestria West: Versatility and Charm

This venue also has two ballrooms, a charming courtyard, luxurious getting-ready suites, and an enchanting outdoor forest ceremony site. Couples can customize their celebration to suit their unique vision. Equestria West combines elegance and a rustic charm. Once the Horse Stables, the space has been completely reimagined. My favorite detail is the abundance of natural light that adds warmth and charm to the space. However, there are still subtle nods to its origins — the chandeliers are made of horse bridals and the whole venue features a white-wash shiplap wood. The venue’s indoor/outdoor bar concept, rounded chandeliers, and high-back chairs create a welcoming atmosphere that invites guests to mingle and enjoy the festivities. It is not as timeless of a look as Edward Anne Estate, but certainly is fun.

Both venues at Bavaria Downs offer the perfect fusion of elegance, charm, and natural beauty. They are them the ideal setting for your dream wedding in Minnesota.

Exceptional Service and Amenities

At Bavaria Downs, the team is committed to ensuring that your wedding day is nothing short of perfection. From customized wedding packages to impeccable service, every aspect of your special day will be carefully planned and executed. The venue’s on-site accommodations and catering options further enhance the overall experience. Booking here ensures a truly memorable event for you and your guests.

  • State-of-the-art sound system and built-in speakers for high-quality audio throughout the ballroom
  • Dedicated event planning and coordination to assist with every aspect of your wedding reception, from timeline creation to vendor coordination
  • Customizable lighting options, including elegant chandeliers and adjustable ambient lighting
  • Private suites for the wedding party to prepare and relax before the festivities begin
  • On-site parking and wheelchair accessibility, ensuring a seamless experience for all attendees


What is the maximum capacity for a wedding at Bavaria Downs?
The venue can accommodate up to 450 guests indoors and up to 400 guests in the outdoor tent (which I am excited to share an Outdoor Tent Wedding Gallery).

Is on-site parking available for guests?
Yes, Edward Anne Estates has plenty of on-site parking for guests and wheelchair accessibility. The also offer Valet for guests through Unparalleled Parking & Security

How far is Bavaria Downs from the cities?
Bavaria Downs is located in Chaska, which is just 30 minutes away from downtown Minneapolis. There aren’t many hotels in the area. But Hotel Landing, Hotel Excelsior, or Nicolin Mansion are beautiful and a great recommendation.

Why we love Bavaria Downs

Bavaria Downs truly is a premier wedding destination in Minnesota. It offers a seamless blend of elegance, natural beauty, and top-notch service. With two distinct venues to choose from, couples can create the wedding of their dreams. For an unforgettable wedding experience, look no further than Bavaria Downs – where memories are made to last a lifetime.


Sonja Babich, CEO + Owner of Minnesota Bride Magazine

“She's so very personable and professional. She catches details that many would not notice and brings light to every images transforming your memories into fairy tales!”