The Chamberlin’s fall Redeemed Farm Scandia, MN wedding took all their guest’s breath away. The sun shone brightly and filled the farm with the most beautiful crisp fall air. Kirsten and Zebulon could not have asked for a better October wedding on October 22nd, 2021.
Undeniably, the Chamberlin’s Redeemed Farm Scandia MN Wedding included tons of unique photo opportunities. We captured so many unique ideas, such as taking photos with Zeb’s 1965 mustang he has worked on for years, taking some photos of the venue’s 17 hand black stallion, and also a romantic photo from the old barn’s hay loft window overlooking the property and Zeb & Kirsten dancing below.
Redeemed Farm is a “premier destination to host the finest events, Redeemed Farm is a white barn wedding venue, vineyard and farm estate on 40 acres in the heart of the St Croix Valley MN wine country – just 35 minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St Paul” (description taken from their website).
Redeemed Farm is absolutely stunning. In spite of the travel distance between my studio and this venue, I adore working at this venue because of the extensive spaces there are to get creative and make magical photos and films for my couples. Seriously, the landscaping, no matter the weather, offers couples endless options for getting the photo that will be plastering your wall for the rest of your lives together. Moreover, the venue owners and staff are delightful and drop everything to meet any need you may have.
As shown in the photos in this blog, I have SO MANY favorite spots. The best part of this venue is no matter what the weather is, you can be sure you will have plenty of space to work with. Some of my favorite spots are the Vineyard Lawn, behind the Stable Chapel, and inside the French-Inspired Bridal Suite. Grabbing a photo from inside the Historic Barn Loft looking down on the property from the large loft window is my most favorite wedding photo I have ever taken!
Redeemed Farm has 3 beautiful ceremony locations that you can choose from to customize your special day. This venue’s capacity is 175 people guests.
Venue Hours: 9:00 am 1st arrivals and venue opens. Party concludes at 10:00 with guests departed by 10:30. The venue will remain open until 11:00 for vendor/decor removal. You have exclusive use of the farmstead. Currently, they book weddings for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Rehearsal: Rehearsal is held offsite or the day of which is the most popular.
Additional Hours: Our hours are set by the city, so we are not able to add on any time to allow your event to go later into the evening. If you want to keep the party going, Running Aces in Forest Lake is a great option for an after party or Stillwater which is 20 minutes from the vineyard & farmstead!
Venue Management: Redeemed Farm’s Venue Director and team remain on-site from the moment you arrive until all guests/vendors are departed and to be on point for any venue needs. We require a professional Day of Coordinator to manage your timeline and details and be the point of contact throughout the day. A day at Redeemed Farm is easy, stress free and fun!
Catering Choices: We have a list of 7 proven Catering Companies that you are able to select from that offer great food, style and service.
Bar Service: We have a list of 2 highly rated Bar Service Companies to choose from. We are able to serve beer, wine, champagne, seltzer and 2 signature cocktails exclusively.
DJ: Redeemed Farms offers a list of 5 award winning DJ companies to choose from that are well versed in using our high end sound system. They run sound for your ceremony, reception and dance.
Any couple who wants a peaceful, farm-style wedding with a very elegant and sophisticated touch should check out Redeemed Farm. The open space of this venue, plus the touch of new and old architecture truly make this venue one of the best Minnesota has to offer, in my opinion. Any couple wanting lots of gorgeous outdoor scenery in their photos would adore the options Redeemed Farm has to offer them.
We have a vetted list of providers to choose from to insure a great experience for you and your guests:
Tables and Chairs: Redeemed Farm provides and sets up all tables and chairs for ceremony, reception and dance.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed to be part of your ceremony with written approval.
Security: When alcohol is served or we have more than 100 guests security is required. We partner with Washington County off-duty Deputy’s. They are onsite from social hour until 10:30. Current rate is $50/hour.
Parking: We have a large parking area and attendant provided. We also have a golf cart to help transport guests if needed. The farmstead is fully accessible. We are unable to have overnight parking so rides should be coordinated for all attending.
Décor: Due to individualized style preferences decor is provided by renter. We are unable to have any live flame or sparklers but there are some great LED candle options.
Certification: Redeemed Farm is fully authorized to operate as a wedding venue in the state of MN. We have received our Certificate of Occupancy and Use Permit and are in full compliance of all permits and ordinances required from the City of Scandia and the State of Minnesota.
Smoking: Due to significant gardens, grasses and historic buildings we are a non-smoking/vaping establishment. We do have one designated spot by outdoor firepit that does have a smoking receptacle where it is allowed.
Purchased in late 2013, this 1902 farmstead restoration has been a labor of love. Upon purchasing the farm we felt a strong calling to share it with others. In 2016, our farmstead became part of a love story called Redeemed Farm.
Redeemed Farm is an aspirational wedding venue aspiring to provide a vineyard farmstead wedding experience based upon unparalleled excellence, significance and love… giving couples a special space to make their most meaningful commitment to each other in marriage.
Jeff grew up in the city and led Diversified Graphics, a family owned printing firm for over 30 years. I grew up in the country on a small horse farm and spent 30+ years in premium brand retail running sales, events and service initiatives. We were both drawn to a simpler life in the country. We appreciate the values the rural and farm landscape stand for – values of hard work, artisan production, family, community, creativity, simplicity and faith.
We’ve both been on journeys, many hard, that have been rooted in learning and trusting in the faithfulness of God, His saving grace, His hope and His redemption. We met on a mission trip to Haiti after suffering significant losses in our lives. I was on a Healing Haiti mission trip with a women’s team from church and Jeff was leading a Healing Haiti vision trip with a different church. Ours is a story of Gods Redemption and the reason the farm is named Redeemed. If our stories can help others it would be a blessing for God’s glory.
In addition to sharing the farm for weddings and receptions, we work with local churches and worship musicians to have nights of worship in the barn. We also use the farm to host date nights for couples to strengthen marriages and events… areas near and dear to our hearts.
**please note, most of this information was taken from Redeemed Farm’s website in 2023, so please check their website for more accurate and updated information.
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August 29, 2023