For the first time, the Star Tribune is giving its readers a chance to name their favorite local businesses as the best of the best. Minnesota’s Best is an award recognizing the top businesses in their respective categories, and Bavaria Downs has been nominated for Minnesota’s Best Wedding Venue. We are so honored to be nominated! By casting your vote, you can let fellow Minnesotans know your favorite shops, restaurants, wedding vendors, and more.

 The month of love is upon us once again, and you might be stressing about the perfect gift to get your significant other. After the year we’ve all been through, and the below zero temps we’ve been facing, we deserve a win in the love category. But what’s the perfect gift? How do we make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet?

Picture the setting: it’s early summer and a warm breeze is blowing through the freshly bloomed trees. You can hear laughter in the distance as you feel the excitement in the air. It’s your wedding day. You have been preparing for this day for months, maybe even your entire life. The fathers are pacing and the mothers are chatting, as they are trying to calm their nerves. You hear the click of a camera shutter and the murmur of staff ensuring that the decor is perfectly in place. The candles are lit and the guests begin to arrive. 


Quick, what day of the week is it?