Bavaria Downs Wedding – Edward Anne State – Wedding Venue Guide

Bavaria Downs Wedding – Edward Anne State – Wedding Venue Guide

Beautiful front of the Mansion at Bavaria Downs

About Bavaria Downs and the Edward Anne State


Originally built in 1856, the estate has a long story. It was once the home of a prominent Minnesota businessman called Edward Anne and his family. Over the years, the house has undergone several renovations and changes, and it is now a luxury wedding and event venue .

Bavaria Downs was established in 2018 so is a newer and popular venue in Minnesota! It has gotten many recognitions such as one the Best Minnesota wedding venue

While many people refer to it as “Bavaria Downs”, this first property is named the Edward Anne State.

Bavaria Downs refers to the entire of their beautiful property, containing both the Edward Anne Estate and the Equestrian West venue (opening 2023). Equestria West will be another luxury venue inspired by the natural beauty of the outdoors.

Edward Anne State Wedding Venue at Bavaria Downs

The Edward Anne State Wedding Venue in Minnesota is a stunning event venue within Bavaria Downs with picturesque architecture, period details and breathtaking spaces for wedding photos. With a great capacity (400) and ample spaces for getting ready, ceremony and reception the estate is one of the most sought after wedding venues . The historic buildings is filled with intricate woodwork, grand staircases, beautiful tall soaring ceilings. The gardens and scenic vistas provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor photos, not to mention the inspiring rolling hills. The indoor reception spaces are elegant and sophisticated, both the Grand Ballroom and Garden Room, are a great opportunity for more formal portraits.

Wedding Preparation at Countryside suite

 This exquisite, bright and spacious suite is the perfect space to get ready!

Bavaria Downs Wedding Ceremony

Bavaria Downs indoor ceremony

The states offers a variety of ceremony locations, starting by their most popular: the Garden Gazebo, the Lakeside Chapel, and the Grand Staircase.

Bavaria Downs Wedding Reception Space

Bavaria Downs offers several spaces for wedding receptions, including the Garden Room, the Grand Ballroom, and the Outdoor Tent.

The Garden Room is an elegant indoor space that can accommodate up to 250 guests and features stunning views of the property’s gardens. The Grand Ballroom is a larger indoor space that can accommodate up to 450 guests and features beautiful high ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The Outdoor Tent is a beautiful option for couples who want to enjoy the natural beauty of Bavaria Downs and can accommodate up to 400 guests.

Why we love Bavaria Downs Weddings

Some of our favorite features include the beautiful gardens and rolling hills that make for a stunning backdrop for wedding photos, the ample and elegant getting ready rooms for the wedding party and guests, and the surrounding natural filled areas.

Bavaria Downs Wedding Amenities include

  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Ballroom
  • Dressing Room
  • Ceremony Area
  • On-Site Accommodations for Preparations
  • Indoor and Outdoor (uncovered) Event Space
  • Reception Area
  • Gardens
  • Outside Ceremony Area
  • Wedding Coordinator

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bavaria Downs

What is the maximum capacity for a wedding at Bavaria Downs?

The venue can accommodate up to 450 guests indoors and up to 400 guests in the outdoor tent.

Is there on-site parking available for guests?

Yes, Bavaria Downs has plenty of on-site parking for guests.

Does the venue provide catering and bar services?

The Edward Anne State has an in-house catering team that can create a custom menu for your wedding, as well as a full-service bar.

How far is Bavaria Downs from the cities?

Bavaria Downs is located in Chaska, 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis

Bavaria Downs is located at 3919 Bavaria Road, Chaska MN 55318

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