The Great Blue Heron - Restaurant - Lounge - Banquet


It's the day you've dreamed of all your life. You stand in your breathtaking white gown and gaze into the eyes of your true love. A tear drops from your eye as you hear those special words, "man and wife." You look down at the diamond on your finger and it takes your breath away. Then, with your hand gently held in his, you turn to face the cheers and smiles of your closest family and friends. Together, you walk back down the aisle and your new life begins.

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event and every detail should be perfect. You've planned everything and on that special day, you should be allowed to fully enjoy the work you've put in. As your guests file out and head to the reception, your only concern should be fully breathing in the moment and creating the memories you will cherish for a lifetime.

At The Great Blue Heron, we understand just how important your wedding day is. We are passionate about making sure that your guests are provided with the best, and that yours will be a wedding talked about for years to come. Our experienced and caring staff is dedicated to serving you and your guests with the finest in culinary expertise and elegance. Whether you hold your reception in our banquet hall, or use our catering services at your own special location, we will make sure the candles are lit, the champagne is poured, and your guests are taken care of.

Wedding Catering

Even if your special event isn't held at our facility, we would be honored to serve you. Our catering professionals pull out all the stops to bring our superb menu options wherever you need us. We serve all of Central Minnesota including St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park, Sartell, Sauk Centre and many other locations throughout the region. Please contact us with any questions about your location. Our menu selections offer a wide variety of dishes to please any palate and our catering team will carefully design a personalized menu to meet your specific tastes and budget. Our chefs are extensively skilled at crafting creative dishes, and you will not find a more talented team anywhere in the Midwest.

From first toast to desert, our skilled caterers and experienced servers take care of everything. Their goal is to make your event a beautiful and stress-free experience. Our offerings are fully customizable for groups of any size. Because we understand that each bride's tastes are different, we make sure that our service and designs are perfect for a formal affair to an eclectic theme. The Great Blue Heron does more than simply cater your meal. We create an experience that captures the senses of your guests and will not be soon forgotten.

Wedding Receptions

Events as important as your wedding reception should be given the highest level of attention and care. Our banquet hall has comfortable accommodations for groups of up to 450 guests. As your new husband holds you close and turns you around the dance floor, you will be left breathless at the stunning décor. White linens on candlelit tables will flicker under the soft lights and we handle your dreams with care and deliver them with style. We also offer linens in a variety of colors to perfectly suit your tastes. Our hall provides the warmth and grandeur you've always desired.

Whether you choose a DJ or a string quartet, we have the audio and video capabilities to meet your needs. Our beautifully manicured grounds provide the perfect setting for mingling with old friends. It is even spacious enough for the ceremony itself. Of course receptions are often known for their cuisine, and our offerings are world-class. Our wedding reception specialist, Chrissy will ensure that you and your guests experience first-class service. Working closely with you, we will make sure our hall is transformed to perfectly match your décor and wedding colors. Our greatest pleasure is making your wedding dreams come true.

Wedding Menus

Our signature menu offerings are delicately crafted using only the finest and freshest ingredients to impress your guests with delectable choices. Well before your special day, our wedding specialists invite you to a complimentary tasting for up to four guests. This allows you to experience firsthand the level of quality we insist upon. The entrees are varied from our Legendary Chicken Romano to our Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib. The pleasing aroma of caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and garlic, fresh Italian herbs, and bakery fresh dinner rolls will have your guests salivating before the meals are even served. The entrees also include potato, vegetable, and bread selections served hot with a beautiful presentation.

Plated meals and buffet style are available including selections for children. For a more unique reception dinner, our specialty menu includes a whole, slow-roasted hog with a large array of wonderful side dishes. An extensively stocked burger bar and also our pasta bar are other popular options. Also, as your guests celebrate the night away, we provide beverages to satisfy their parched throats including beer, rail drinks, wine, coffee, soda, and ice water. Cake service is available as well as punch. Many times wedding food is not considered one of the highlights of your event, at The Great Blue Heron, we strive to change that. Our professionalism, quality, and personal touch ensure that your expectations will be exceeded.

Wedding Cuisine

To create a masterpiece it requires true talent, complete dedication, and exceptional knowledge of one's craft. At The Great Blue Heron, our chefs create masterpieces. Our wedding cuisine is fully created in-house with the highest standards. We are known throughout the region as one of the finest venues for premier culinary achievements. For guests with sensitivities, we accommodate their needs with our extensive portfolio of selections.

We know that outstanding cuisine is an essential component for your most important day to be completely successful. Everything we prepare is done so with uncompromising quality. We take great pride in serving the finest and freshest food available. Just like your wedding, our meals are inspired by love.A number of delicious salad options are available from a classic Caesar to our tantalizing Blue Heron Salad. Each course of the meal will guarantee to delight.

Your Most Important Day Made Perfect

Your wedding is without a doubt one of the most important days of your life. At The Great Blue Heron, we make it our most important as well. Yours will be the only wedding that has our full attention on that special day, and our entire staff will be fully dedicated to your needs. Your wedding will be remembered for a lifetime as one of your most precious moments and we will not rest until your vision for that day comes true. Our promise to you is the finest cuisine and service, and our professional experience and exclusive care will make it a day that you and your party will cherish for a lifetime. From our entire staff we invite you to contact us, and allow us to be a meaningful part of your wedding. We are honored to serve you.

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