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Immerse yourself in this stunning contemporary Equestrian venue. This is not a barn, but a celebration of classic luxury with a modern twist.


Equestria West is situated in Bavaria Downs, home to the most sought-after venue in the Twin Cities, the Edward Anne Estate.  The moment you step inside Equestria you will find a warm and welcoming atmosphere with finishes in rich wood, soft leather and antique copper. Rounded chandeliers, a split-level bar and high back chairs immediately invite guests into the venue.  While inside several glass doors open to an expansive courtyard with lush gardens, ample seating and a beautiful fountain.


Be the first at Minnesota's newest luxury venue!

Equestrian-Inspired Opulence

Inclusive Packages

50 - 400 Guests

Lowering carbon emissions is critical in addressing climate change, which is why we are proud to share that Equestria West will be using solar power as a source for renewable energy. Equestria West may be one of the first venues in MN to use renewable energy but it’s a great step in building a more sustainable community.  

And we'll say it - this isn't our first rodeo! (Pun intended.) We have experience building venues and are proud to have these successful companies under our belt: 


Bellagala | 1989

A’BULAE | 2013

The Van Dusen Mansion | 2016

The Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs | 2018

Equestria West at Bavaria Downs | 2023, Coming Soon



In the meantime, view our latest updates of the spaces that will truly wow you and your guests.


Check out our latest Equestria West construction highlights HERE!

Want to see more? Follow us on Instagram for weekly updates! @equestria_west


Updated April 25, 2023

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Two ballrooms encompass this vast space. Each has their own fireplace decorated in floor to ceiling stone with a mantle made from reclaimed wood. 


The largest ballroom is simply gorgeous. It has a vaulted ceiling with two-tiered chandeliers made from leather and brass.  The herringbone wood floor is beautiful and timeless.  Large black metal windows with white trim allow lots of natural light to grace the entire ball room.  It also adds to the contemporary feel.  At night, light wells and chandeliers create an enchanting and beautiful setting. Both ballrooms have glass doors leading out into the stunning courtyard. 


The smaller ballroom is charming with soft leather chairs, copper high tops and full bar. It’s a versatile space that can change to fit your needs. In a few short words, both ballrooms present an artistically inspired five-star designed set to create an unforgettable event.

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The Belmont (Bride's) Suite is grace, comfort and refinement rolled into one. Bride's will enjoy their own escape in a glamorous, yet classic suite adorned with marble, crystal and gold. A wall of mirrors engulfs the make-up area with large contemporary light fixtures and gold swivel chairs.


It boasts a private Tuscan garden, reminiscent of the south of France. The outside oasis features a cement bench, flagstone walkway, planted herbs, buttermilk walls with moss, and antique doors allowing the bride to make a grand entrance into the courtyard for the exchanging of vows.


 Overall, it’s an open and airy feel that will make any bride and her party feel pampered and prepared for her special day.

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Your guests will be greeted with Equestrian sophistication. The reception area boasts lots of natural wood accents and whitewashed pieces.


A light and airy space with an amazing view of the courtyard is the centerpiece. You’ll appreciate the rustic, yet very clean space, that can be easily converted from rustic to formal.


With its fireplace, handmade leather benches, weathered greywood sofas, and antique bronze crystal chandeliers with sparsely spaced prisms -  you’ll appreciate the eloquence distilled to its essencr: Elegantly rustic.

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The Club Room (Groom’s) suite is of rare and distinctive character. It’s best described as a cross between a hangout space, polo club, and European pub. Old polo trophies and dark wood and deep tones give it a signature look.


With worn leather club chairs and card tables, the guys will have a place truly their own. This handsome suite would not be complete without its attached outside cigar smoking lounge, a true attention-getter.

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Equestria West is surrounded by meadows and wetlands, so naturally outdoor space is incorporated into the venue.  The courtyard is a beautiful space for a ceremony or cocktail area. It’s an oasis with a large fountain, gardens and plenty of seating for your guests.  At night, the space will shimmer with trees wrapped in lights in addition to post lamps and café lights across the courtyard.    

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There is nothing more romantic than saying your nuptials nestled within a lush background of greenery and trees. The Forest Ceremony location is a magical setting hidden among the Bavaria Downs estate.  It’s near the Equestria West venue so your guests and wedding party can easily access the space, yet private enough so you feel immersed in the breathtaking beauty that nature offers.    

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