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Winter Weddings & Events

Enjoy an Exclusive Winter Resort Experience

 Discover the magic of Minnesota winters at a resort dedicated entirely to you. Madden’s offers an exclusive destination for winter weddings, meetings, and group retreats in November and December, with 40 rooms and 2 lakeside houses for on-site accommodations. Your group will enjoy private access to Madden’s Wilson Bay event center and select lodging accommodations, along with a dedicated event planning and services team.

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Winter Wedding Gallery

Photos by Madisen Watson Photography

Where to Stay

Wilson Bay Sunset Villas

Nestled on Madden’s west shoreline, these spacious rooms feature a full bath, wet bar, wood burning fireplace and a deck or balcony overlooking Wilson Bay. Located on western shoreline with wooded shoreline lake views.


  • 40 rooms
  • 1 King or 2 Queen beds
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Wooded lake view

The Beach House

Set on the water’s edge on serene Wilson Bay, the Beach House is the perfect home-away-from-home for gatherings of  8-14 guests.


• 4 bedrooms with private baths
• Full kitchen and dining room
• Spacious living room with fireplace
• Beautiful sunset views on Wilson Bay

Madden House Living Room and Fireplace

The Madden House

The historic Madden House is a spacious retreat for families or groups of 8-16 guests.


• 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths
• Full kitchen and dining room
• Spacious living room with stone wood-burning fireplace
• Game & TV room with pool table
• Beautiful sunrise views over Steamboat Bay

Where to Gather

Wilson Bay

Located on Madden’s West shoreline, Wilson Bay is a favorite location for gatherings that include a dinner or banquet. Designed to complement the classic rustic elegance of the area, Wilson Bay Dining Room provides sweeping views of Gull Lake and can seat up to 200 guests. Pemmican is perfect for meetings, while the lower level features small welcome/gathering areas, bar, and deck overlooking Wilson Bay

Wilson Bay Dining Room

Wilson Bay Dining Room offers sweeping views of Gull Lake and can comfortable seat up to 200 guests for plated dinners and banquets

Pemmican Room

Pemmican Room is perfect for meetings of up to 36 people and has A/V capabilities for all your meeting needs.

Manitou Room

Manitou is a cozy space perfect for casual games and recreation.

Lobby & Bar

On the lower level of Wilson Bay, you can enjoy the warm and cozy atmosphere by taking a seat by the fireplace, or step up to the bar for your favorite drink.

What to Do
Winter Experiences

Winter isn’t complete without spending a little time outside! Explore Madden’s and Brainerd Lakes Area activities.

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Winter Wedding & Events Guide

Winter Wedding & Events Guide

Ready for more details? Reach out now to get the Winter Events Guide so you can start planning your winter wedding or event at Madden’s, Minnesota’s Classic Resort.

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