Detroit Lakes Weddings Your Way!

It’s the most important day of your life – one that requires careful planning. No one understands that better than the professional staff at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Our staff has years of experience planning and hosting memorable wedding receptions. We can give your lakeside wedding ceremony, wedding rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, or other related event all the special attention and expertise it deserves.

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Pre-Wedding: Rehearsal Dinners & More

Pre-Wedding: Rehearsal Dinners & More

Get set for your big day with big-time style, stress-free. We make sure every moment happens without a hitch. Tempt your taste buds with a dazzling rehearsal dinner. Have a last hurrah bachelor or bachelorette party. The Lodge is the perfect place for any and everything pre-wedding. >Details

Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremonies

Whether you’ve always imagined your first kiss as a couple outdoors, lakeside at The Lodge, or indoors in our the more intimate spaces of our fireside lobby or 1200 Place banquet room, we are here to help you fulfill that vision. >Details

Wedding Receptions

Wedding Receptions

It is said that a wedding is just love’s excuse to throw a party. Let us help infuse your wedding reception with fresh ideas and personal touches to keep your guests entertained and make the most of your Detroit Lakes wedding venue. Our largest indoor venue, 1200 Place, will accommodate 100 reception style. >Details

Wedding Catering

Wedding Catering

A champagne toast for two or one hundred, our expert catering staff delivers the perfect fare every time, whether you chose an all-inclusive program, with a la carte menus, or a totally customized event. >Details

Wedding Packages

Wedding Packages

Whether you prefer a casual, informal affair or a grand lakeside event for your Detroit Lakes wedding ceremony and reception, let the experienced staff at The Lodge help with all the details. >Details

Function Room Details

Function Room Layouts

We offer 4,000 square feet of versatile function space across four indoor spaces. We also offer professional planning services to insure you have everything you need from rehearsal dinner to wedding ceremony and reception. >Details

Detroit Lakes Hotel & Convention Amenities & Venues

Why The Lodge for your Wedding?

This means more service options for your event. We offer 26,000 square feet of versatile meeting and function space across 20 rooms. Take advantage of event room options ranging from ballrooms to boardrooms and foyer space, each with customizable options. Other amenities include: Restaurant and Lounge, Room Service, Vending Machines, Shuttle Service , 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Self-Serve Laundry, Valet Laundry Pickup, Business Center and much more.
The Lodge on Lake Detroit Hotel is in the business district and conveniently located near the airport and area attractions that include the Michigan State Capitol and Michigan State University sports venues, such as Spartan Stadium. We also provide free shuttle service to the airport and other transportation hubs such as Amtrak.
We’re large enough to accommodate your out-of-town guests. Our recently renovated guestrooms and suites offer the amenities to make their stay part of the memory of your big event. Our premium bedding will truly enhance the quality of their stay (read our guest reviews).
There is a lot to coordinate, even for small weddings. Let our experienced wedding planning staff assist with everything from wedding rehearsal dinners, theme planning, venue preparation, guest rooming needs, catering menus and more.
However large or small, simple or elaborate a wedding it may be, the spaces at The Lodge on Lake Detroit can be customized and transformed to create the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Extensive décor options include wall draping, LED lighting, luxury linen selections, chair covers and centrepieces.
Our team will design a catering menu to perfectly suit the style and mood of your function, offering bold flavors and an array of options. Our professionals will guide you through the entire planning process, leaving no detail overlooked, offering the skills and expertise needed to make your event a success.
We’ve got a great in-house team, but it’s important to have an resources to extend our services to cover your more “unique” requests.
Complimentary amenities for your guests staying with us include: daily continental breakfast, local and 800 calls, newspaper in lobby, children under 18 free, parking, cribs, in-room internet access, airport transportation, and more.
An interesting combination. Your guests will enjoy a facility that is smoke free – and those who stay with us don’t have to deal with the hassles of arranging for pet care. Details

Wedding Venue Features

Detroit Lakes Minnesota Lakefront Wedding Venue

Detroit Lakes Lakefront Wedding Venue

Looking for a lakefront wedding venue? The Lodge has the perfect setting, and will work with you to make it your perfect wedding day.

Detroit Lakes Meeting & Banquet Venue

1200 Place Banquet & Meeting Room

Overall Dimensions: 40 x 34 feet

Theater Capacity: 85

Banquet & Classroom Capacity; 72

Detroit Lakes Meeting & Banquet Venue

Over 4,000 sf Meeting, Banquet & Function Space

4 Rooms & Outdoor Deck

Largest: 1200 Place - 960 sf Accommodates 100 Reception Style

Enjoy Live at The Lodge - Live musical entertainment and more at The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Enjoy music, fun, good food & drinks at The Lodge.

In addition to our daily Sunset Serenades, The Lodge regularly hosts live music and entertainment.

The Lodge On Lake Detroit. Detroit Lakes Wedding Catering Services

Wedding & Event Catering

Wedding Buffet Menu

Lunch & Dinner Menus for Weddings

Private Bar Service

Guests Are Talking

  • Just the best all around for our family and our wedding guests!

    We recently had our wedding in Detroit Lakes and had many out of town guests traveling to DL for the wedding weekend. The Lodge was so wonderful to work with us in advance to reserve blocks of room for our out of town guests. Jim was great to work with and communication for all of the plans such as welcome bags, room assignments, and all other little details that come up with weddings! The staff at the Lodge is beyond welcoming and friendly which was so wonderful as many of our guests first stop in Detroit Lakes was the Lodge - they were treated to Minnesota nice from the beginning of their trip throughout the entire stay!

    The hotel is beautiful and located right on Lake Detroit providing beautiful scenery and picturesque sunsets as you lounge in the lobby with a drink from Lola D's. The rooms at the Lodge are so spacious and accommodating for all types of travelers. The rooms are large, comfortable and very clean. The bathrooms are up to date and very spacious!

    Guests of our wedding all enjoyed the continental breakfast, spa, and the convenient location to everything in DL. We can't recommend Jim and his staff at the Lodge enough! We love The Lodge and have spent a weekend up there since our wedding and we received the same level of service and a perfect stay with them again! Jane A. - Minneapolis TripAdvisor Guest

  • Highly Recommended!

    If you're going to be in the area, the place to stay is here. For me, first time here for a family wedding. Owners put a lot of time, money, and attention to detail and it shows! Large, spacious rooms. Fitness Center with latest equipment. Spa right on premises. Breakfast served every morning. Open & inviting public areas. Friendly & professional staff. Upscale luxury fishing lodge feel. Well worth the money.