Welcome to our Wedding Website! We are so pleased that you are considering joining us on our special day. Please scroll through all of the pages for complete wedding information. If you have additional questions, please contact us and we'll make sure to answer questions and add them to our site.
Our ceremony will be held outdoors in the sand in front of the Park Point Beach House (lake side) at 7pm. Pre-music will begin around 6:00pm for those who want to mix and mingle before the ceremony starts.Please enter through the beach house and out to the back for the ceremony site. "Official" invites for immediate family and other VIP guests will have patio seating on the beach house porch. All others are welcome to stand around the ceremony area as desired.
In the case of inclement weather, the beach house has seating for 200 and our ceremony will proceed indoors.
Immediately following the beach ceremony (approximately 7:30pm), the reception/”open house” will begin. No receiving line, no special dances, no video montage...we'd like the fun and dancing for our guests to begin as soon as possible! Appetizers will be available as will a cash bar for those who wish to partake. We will be circulating around to all of our guests to thank you for attending our special day.
This part of the celebration is meant to be a “come and go” type of event. Stay for the entire evening, or do a quick stop and drop to give well-wishes or just say hi. We’d love to see you!
A reminder that this is all taking place in Duluth, MN...famous or "infamous" for its beautiful, or not-so-much weather. We want you to be comfortable on our special day, so please take evening weather temperatures into consideration--it can be 80 degrees during the day and 55 at night! View www.parkpointbeach.org for up-to-the minute weather information for our venue. Also, we can't guarantee the presence of unwanted guests at our event (yes, we are talking about YOU, pesky mosquitos!)...though being next to water usually comes with a lovely breeze that will keep those buggers at bay.
Also, as noted on our accomodations page, our wedding is held the same weekend as the Tall Ships Festival. This will mean much more event congestion than the already busy canal park summer traffic brings.We highly recommend giving yourself a lot of additional time to get down to the end of the point. There is plenty of parking once down at the beach house, but getting there might take awhile longer than usual. For those not familiar with Duluth, you may get "bridged" as well. Our famous Aerial Lift Bridge rises to allow ships to enter, but creates a traffic back-up for those that must cross the bridge (all of us) heading to the end of the point where our ceremony will be held. Luckily, it doesn't happen too often...but murphy's law suggests that with all of the Tall Ships in town, the bridge activity will be high. Please plan accordingly! (P.S. If you get "Bridged", it's common to have a 10-20 minute wait. Feel free to get out of your car and enjoy the experience of watching the ship go through from afar! People do it all of the time...)
There is a lot to do at the end of the point, so if you'd like to make a full day of it, there is a fabulous beach with wonderful cool water to swim in, sand volleyball courts on the bay side, lots of green area to picnic with grilling areas, etc. That would be a great way to make sure you're at our wedding site with plenty of time. The beach house is open to the public with concessions available until 4pm.