We just wrapped up our 8th wedding season as the owners of Kate Becker Photography, and it’s always been a dream of ours to open up a venue of our own.

The idea came when we were planning our own wedding back in 2013. We decided to host our wedding at my grandparents’ property, all-the-while dreaming “this is what we are going to do for real someday.” With busy lives and businesses, we decided to put the dream on hold as we built our first home from the ground up in 2015. Tony is the doer, achiever, and builder, while I am the passionate visionary and designer.

When we finished that adventure, we couldn’t stop thinking about the seed that was planted in our hearts so long ago to open a venue. In early 2017, we fervently started researching, looking for land, sketching blueprints, and creating spreadsheets for how we envisioned our dream coming to life. 

Pinewood has been designed with a whole lot of love. Carefully thinking about the entire experience for you, your guests, and your vendors. Since we’ve spent hundreds of days behind the scenes at weddings ourselves, we’ve been taking notes on how to create something unlike anything Minnesota has to offer. We’ve poured so much of our hearts into this venue, and we cannot wait to share it with you! 

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