Star Tribune Minnesota's Best 2021

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. 

This is where we ask for your help! We would be humbled and honored if you voted for Bavaria Downs for Minnesota’s Best wedding venue.

Here’s how you can vote:

• Go to

• Select services

• Best Wedding Venue: Bavaria Downs

• You can vote once a day until May 21st

You can also vote for our sister company, Bellagala, for the two service categories below. We greatly appreciate it!

• Best Photographer: Bellagala

• Best Event/Party Planner: Bellagala

Why is this award important to our family-owned business? We’re glad you asked! 

For our Bavaria Downs staff and Bellagala artists -

Our staff and artists take pride in their work and delivering the best product possible to our couples. Being nominated and winning this award is recognition for the people who make it possible to do what we love. 

Celebrating the wins from 2020 - 

It’s no secret that this past year was a test for everyone in the wedding industry. Despite having to postpone over 900 events (across all of our brands), we were still able to execute many successful events. 

This is thanks to our staff, artists and you, our couples, banding together to come up with creative and inventive plans so that we all could continue to celebrate. We pride ourselves on innovation, and 2020 tested our skills, but we still came out ahead.

What better way to celebrate these wins than with another? As a family-owned business, your support means everything to our team.

Voting ends May 21st.