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FAQs

What's included with the rental cost?

The rental cost includes the use of the entire building, including ceremony room, reception room, all common areas, bathrooms, outdoor patio, and two private suites for the entire day. Tables and chairs for up to 225 guests for reception and ceremony. You will also be able to access and use the 10 acre property with beautiful towering pines. We will never book more than one event at the same time, so you get the whole space for the whole day!

Where is the venue located?

4 miles west Cambridge MN
One hour north of Minneapolis on HWY 65.

Our address is:
33262 Palm St NW Cambridge, MN 55008

What is the max capacity?

The maximum number of guests is 225. This includes the couple and wedding party though it does not include vendors and staff.

Can we add on hours to our rental time?

This might be possible depending on your event date and chosen package. Our hours of operation are set by the city, so we have certain rules that we must comply with depending on day of the week. Please inquire for more details around your specific date + package.

How do we officially reserve the date?

Head on over to our contact page and fill out our inquiry form!
Once we finalize details, we will send you a proposal containing the contract and invoice for you can put a retainer down to reserve the date. The retainer to book is $1,000.

Where is the nearest hotel and accomodations?

The Best Western in Isanti, and the Grand Stay in Cambridge are both nearby. See more about the hotels on our "lodging" page!

We have limited parking on-site and there is no street parking so please carpool if possible! We recommend hiring a shuttle to transport your guests! Overnight parking is okay as long as vehicles are picked up before noon the following day.

Can we bring in whatever vendors we’d like?

The only requirement is that we have an exclusive bartender to ensure you are provided with the best service from a staff who works at Pinewood frequently! We do have a list of preferred caterers for dinner that you can choose from who have spend a lot of time at Pinewood and we know will serve you well! We highly recommend choosing a caterer from our list but do not enforce it. And with all other vendors, you're free to bring whomever you'd like! If you’re looking for some advice, please see our list of preferred vendors that we love working with under our "vendors" page! We've worked with hundreds of vendors over the years and suggest only the very best. If you are looking for additional help with vendor selection please feel free to reach out to us!

Will your staff be involved in set up and tear down of my décor?

Your tables, chairs, and preferred ceremony backdrop will be in place at the start of your rental so you can add linens and decorate! Our venue manager will be on site all day to answer any questions you and your vendors have throughout the event, but they will not be in charge of set up or tear down of decor that you bring. If you're looking for help to set up or tear down your decor, please reach out to your professional Day of Coordinator for guidance! Reminder that all decor must be taken with you at the end of the night so the venue can be properly cleaned for the next days events!

Is the venue wheel chair accessible?

Yes it is! We have wheel chair accessable parking spaces, bathrooms, and an elevator to access the second floor.

When can vendors arrive for set up?

All vendors are allowed to arrive at the start of your rental time. If a vendor is requesting to come early to set up, it will be included in your rental time and invoiced for accordingly.

Do you provide sound equipment and speakers, or will those need to be rented or provided by the entertainment?

We do not provide sound equipment, video screens, projectors, or specialty lighting. We recommend you hire a third-party company like a professional DJ for all audio/visual needs.

Can we do our rehearsal dinner or start setting up the night before our event?

If there is not an event the day before yours, you will be able to rent the space for your rehearsal dinner or set up at an hourly rate! However, hourly reservations cannot be made until 3 months before the desired date and until then, will remain available for full-day rentals.

Can we choose the layout for tables and chairs?

Yes, we have a few options for table and chair layouts and can help you plan your table layout whenever your ready!

Do we need to hire a security guard?

No. There will be a Facility Manager on site for every event where alcohol is served. This is complimentary of the venue and there will be no additional charge for this service!

Do you allow candles?

Open flames are not allowed anywhere outside of the building. Candles may only be used inside of the building if they're contained inside a glass container tall enough to protect the flame from any decorations. Absolutely no candles of any kind are allowed outside of the building or anywhere else on the property. Battery-operated candle fixtures are allowed outside!

Is there an option to rent outdoor heaters on a chilly night?

On our patio we have heaters connected to the outside of the building that can be turned on upon request to keep your guests comfortable on a cold night! We will also have an outdoor fire pit for additional warmth. We don't like hidden fees, so we will provide outdoor heaters at no additional cost! If you'd like additional heaters to put away from the building, these would have to be rented from a 3rd party.

Do you allow smoking?

The building is a tobacco free facility. Smoking is restricted only to a designated smoking area in the parking lot.

Do you allow pets?

We LOVE having your furry friends! Pets of the couple will be allowed on a wedding day. Please inquire with us for further details :)

What else is nearby?

Cambridge is a very accommodating town. Below is a list of some of the businesses in town that may be convenient during your time here.

Supplies/grocery:
Walmart, Target, Menards, Fleet farm, Cub foods, Aldi, Wallgreens

Restaurants:
Leader, Applebee's, Perkins, Taco Johns, Culvers, Jimmy Johns, Arby's, McDonald's, PizzaHut (delivers to Pinewood), Subway, Wendy's, Sidelines, Dairy Queen

Coffee:
Caribou, Starbucks, Leader

Golf:
Purple Hawk, Sanbrook, K&A Mini Golf

If you have any additional questions please contact us 🙂

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