The Great Blue Heron - Restaurant - Lounge - Banquet


Nothing is better than getting together with family, friends, or co-workers to commemorate special events. In fact, the gathering of people in designated spaces to celebrate is an experience shared by all cultures around the world. Don’t trust this special right to just anyone. Make The Great Blue Heron your destination for this special tradition.

We are a family-owned restaurant and banquet hall dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences for our clients. We have worked tirelessly to build a tradition of excellence in service and client satisfaction. You won’t find any other place with more experience or a more talented staff than us.

Make your next important get together better than good!  Make it great at The Great Blue Heron! Contact our Banquet Director, Chrissy, to book your party today!

At The Great Blue Heron Restaurant Our Banquet

The Great Blue Heron is proud to call itself one of Minnesota’s most elegant banquet facilities. Our banquet hall is a fun and captivating place where families, friends, and co-workers can congregate and celebrate those special events that make life worth living. We specialize in receptions, anniversaries, class reunions, family reunions, holiday parties, wedding receptions, company holiday parties and more.

Our banquet hall offers full-service accommodations that are customized to fit your specific needs. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best customer service around with courtesy and attention to detail. We will assist you every step of the way, and our basic package is designed to meet all of your needs. With The Great Blue Heron’s wide array of amenities and services your event is guaranteed to be a success! For more information or to plan your banquet, contact us today!l


The Great Blue Heron provides the perfect environment to hold your wedding reception and ceremony. Allow our professional team of wedding planning experts to make the big day both delightful and classic. Contact us today to help plan your wedding event that you will remember forever.


Make this anniversary for your spouse unforgettable with The Great Blue Heron banquet hall. We specialize in creating elaborate and beautiful anniversaries that you will remember for years to come. Our chefs are trained in a variety of continental and international cuisines, and can offer a romantic menu that can rival any restaurant.

Class Reunion

Book The Great Blue Heron for your next class reunion. Welcome back all of your old friends and a few rivals in our spacious banquet space. We offer the decorating committee the most creative freedom than any other banquet hall around. So say yes to those over the top class decorations and school memorabilia items. Plus we know that your class is made up of a diverse group of people who have travelled long distances to come to your celebration. This means you need a diverse menu that will please any palate. Our chefs are the most versatile in the region and offer entrees, appetizers, desserts, and spirits that will delight all of your classmates.

Family Reunion

Nothing is more important than family, but planning a family reunion can be one of the most stressful things a person can do. Don’t spend your time worrying about service, food, or music. Let the professionals at The Great Blue Heron take care of all of your family’s needs! From food to decorations, our staff will create a family-friendly environment with premium customer service and food. We know that every family is different, so why expect every family to eat the same? Our diverse menu is sure to please any picky eater in your family and has something for every type of family diet. And if we don’t offer a tasty dish, let us know and our chefs will be happy to cook it up for you.

Holiday Party

Are you looking for a holly jolly Christmas party? Or a spooktacular corporate Halloween shindig? No matter which holiday you are celebrating, The Great Blue Heron has the amenities to make it happen. We have liberal decorating policies so that you can create almost any style of holiday atmosphere you can imagine. And this doesn’t end with the decorations. Our chefs are the most creative in the industry, that’s why our dessert menu hosts a variety of holiday favorites that keep getting better.

Company Holiday Party

Our spacious banquet hall is the perfect space for you to hold your next corporate holiday event and the staff at The Great Blue Heron is ready to meet all of your company event needs. The banquet space can impart any type of seasonal or professional atmosphere imaginable. Whether corporate parties, networking events, or training seminars, we have got you covered. Contact us today for more information!

Not sure if The Great Blue Heron banquet hall is the right place to book your event? Just look at what our guests have to say:

"We had the Great Blue Heron cater our daughter's wedding and grooms dinner at Rum River Barn & Vineyard.  FABULOUS people to deal with, great food and wonderful servers.  While we worried about the weather and other happenings, it was really nice to have such a big part of this wedding reception stress free.  Many, many thanks for making that happen!  Huge thanks to Nic and Paul!"

-Bob & Lanee

"Thank you to the staff at the Great Blue Heron!  We really appreciate all of your hard work that made our special day possible.  Our reception, dinner and dance could not have been more perfect!  We had so many compliments on how beautiful the room was, how great the food was and how nice the staff is.  Thank you!"

-Sam & Chris

Excellent Service and Incredible Style

Let The Great Blue Heron be the next place to make your precious memories. You can plan the biggest company blowout or the most spectacular wedding, but if the location is bad and the service is worse, it can spoil the big day. Too many banquet halls are overpriced with too many rules, and under-trained servers – not The Great Blue Heron. Take a peek at our   testimonials from past guests and let them tell you why our
team is simply the best in the Midwest.

Celebrate Your Most Important Day With Us

Come celebrate one of the most important days of your life at The Great Blue Heron’s
banquet hall! We are a family based business that values exceptional service
and creativity. That’s why we provide tireless service and exceptional dedication to make your special event unforgettable.

Our menu is extensive, and our service is unquestionable. From our family to yours, we invite you to contact us, and let us be a part of your wedding day. We are honored to serve you.

Our Commitment to You...

"Thank you for your interest in booking your special event with The Great Blue Heron in Cold Spring!  We are committed to making your experience a pleasant and memorable one.  We take great pride in our outstanding service and culinary expertise.  We will strive to make your event better than good.  We want to make it great!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.  We look forward to making your occasion an event to remember."


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