Winding and weaving north of north, the Gunflint Trail is 57-miles that wanders through what can truly be known as God’s Country. What was, at one time, a simple foot trail for voyageurs is now a paved scenic byway that takes one from Grand Marais, Minnesota, up to Saganaga Lake near the Minnesota-Ontario border; the path is polka-dotted with cabins and resorts for those who want to get away.
One of those establishments is striking out and providing a first-class service for brides and grooms seeking an one-of-a-kind wedding and elopement opportunities. That place is the historic Gunflint Lodge. What started as a fishing outfit in the 1930s now is working to serve couples who are seeking an all-inclusive northwoods wedding experience.
As it says on their own website, “[i]nstead of hundreds of decisions, juggling countless details and wondering if you’ve forgotten anything, you can relax and leave the details to us. You can focus on being with your loved ones for this special event, and we’ll handle the juggling.” A wedding packages comes with all the things: groom’s dinner; wedding dinner with wine, champagne, AND cake; lakeside accommodations + meals with additional rooms available for up to 25 guests; ceremony site…you name it, you get it with your Gunflint Lodge + Outfitters wedding package.
Elopements art Gunflint Lodge are just as plush and are created in a way to serve not only as a ceremony, but a mini honeymoon as well. Packages not only include many of the same celebratory elements as the wedding packages, but also include 1-hour massage for the couple as well as access to some of the outdoor activities Gunflint Lodge is known for (such as horseback riding, zip lining, canoing/kayaking, snowshoeing, etc.). Gunflint Lodge makes it easy to say “I do” in your own by choosing your own adventure.
From a photography perspective, this place is really second-to-none. There are so many different places on the property and so many options, no two weddings could possibly look the same. There will be more than enough options to reflect who you are as a couple and have the wedding that is true to the two of you and the love story you are writing.
Going off the beaten path for your wedding is not impossible; The Gunflint Lodge + Outfitters makes it an easy reality. Visit them to learn more, and follow on Facebook and Instagram to see all the good things they can add to your wedding day!
Like this post or are interested in seeing more from Gunflint? You might want to check out this fall ceremony or this winter elopement, both of which occurred at the lodge!