Client Testimonials

  • To Wendy and Bryony, 

    I just wanted to Thank You so much.
    The Wedding went great.
    I received a lot of compliments on how great the food was.  You and your staff did an amazing job.  If you need a reference on your off site catering, feel free to give out my contact info.
    Sheri (September 2017)
  • You made my wedding day magical 2 years ago. We loved the center so much i suggested it to our class as a reunion spot
    Kylee (2015)
  • Thank you for the check! We also wanted to let you know how much we loved your venue from amazing food to great communication. Beef was basically falling apart that you didn’t even need a knife and chicken was melting in your mouth. It was also always easy to reach you with any questions, and I know it is not always possible but it was convenient that we could go in and decorate on Friday (save me so much stress!). Not to mention that from the very beginning we knew exactly what our total will be for the night and there was never any hidden fees. We will highly recommend your venue to any of our family and friends and we are so very thankful for our great experience!
    Justyna & Steven (September 2017)
  • “Such a great group of people to work with!!! The food was amazing! This venue is such a great find! Highly recommend checking them out!”
    Sherise (June 2017)
  • First off I wanted to let you know that Saturday was amazing and your staff did a phenomenal job!!
    You guys made our reception a dream come true!
    Rebecca (July 2017)
  • Everything was amazing tonight!!! Thank you all so much!!
    Sherise (June 2017)
  • Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a BEAUTIFUL AND PRECIOUS  EVENT that you hosted for us! It will forever be a part of the fabric of our lives. You and your family and staff blessed us beyond measure and we hope and pray that you are blessed in return for your efforts!
    Janice (May 2017)
  • Thank you for the excellent treatment. I don’t think we ever got around to telling you thanks, it has been so hectic. The wedding was absolutely amazing. The weather could have been a bit better but it makes for an interesting note to the day! Thank you so much for all your help in making the day perfect!!!Justin (December 2016)
  • Thank you!! We had the best time there!! Everything and everyone was so amazing!
    Becky Wimmer (April 2017)
  • I know I have said it before but I will say it again, thank you for being such a HUGE help on our wedding day!
    Shawny (October 2016)
  • I had my wedding reception at the ballroom this past July. I absolutely loved working with you and was so happy with how perfect everything turned out! It was truly the happiest day of my life!
    Katie (July 2015)
  • Amazing Venue, Fantastic Staff!
  • I cannot believe the hospitality and care we received from Bryony and Wendy! First, Bryony went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I wanted out of my wedding. Secondly, Wendy puts her heart and soul into her cooking and you witness this in the first taste of anything she prepares! Seriously, its everything I could have asked for because of all the support I received from all the staff. I absolutely recommend this to be your venue spot 150%! If there were a choice of more than 5 ★’s they would definitely be receiving 10 out of five stars! Thank you so much ladies!
    Kylee & Andrew
  • This place is so wonderful! It is a beautiful setting for a wedding! The food is wonderful! And as others have noted, it is the service that really shines! Everyone was so helpful, efficient and professional! My daughter and her husbands wedding was fantastic and we are so grateful for this place and their staff! Thank you!
    Tamara Radunz
  • I wanted to tell you that everything was perfect for our wedding. The food was delicious, everything looked so nice, and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you so much!! 😊 and the woman who was in charge (can’t remember her name) did an excellent job!
    Kathy Stacky (6/20/15)
  • My wife and I planned a short time frame wedding and Northern Lights Ballroom was able to facilitate my wedding ceremony, my dinner, my wedding photos, EVERYTHING! The staff was amazing and catered to our every whim. They have multiple ballrooms to facilitate any size wedding. The catering was amazing. We had the chicken and pork loin and it was phenomenal. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting for my wedding and I am thankful to have found them! Thank you, Northern Lights Ballroom!…
  • Flawless Execution, Great Food, Beautiful Venue
    First off, I would like to say that I had incredibly high expectations going into our wedding day… I work in the industry and I have overseen the execution of thousands of weddings throughout my career… Northern Lights Ballroom, blew me away, and I did not feel as if I was “working” my own wedding (which says a lot because I notice all of the little details)… We knew we were in good hands at the start of the planning process, and that really paved the way for our wedding day… We ended up coming short on our guest count which we were locked into in order to book the entire ballroom… So Bryony (our sales manager) spoke to the chef, and they provided late night pizza for us and upgraded food items on our dinner buffet at no cost to us… They didn’t have to do that since we were contractually obligated to pay for all of the guests, but they wanted us to get value for our dollars spent… That set the tone for our actually day, and we felt appreciated and taken care of… The food was absolutely amazing!!!!! I received so many compliments on the food, and even 3 weeks after the wedding, I’m still receiving feedback that would make any caterer blush… I wasn’t expecting the “world” with food quality… I knew going in that we were having a buffet, and that buffet food is what it is… But the food we had was absolutely amazing!!! The entire night was a huge success, the team at Northern Lights really knows their stuff, and made my wife and I’s reception one to remember for the rest of our lives!!!…
    Morgan & Jara
  • I loved Northern Lights !! Excellent service the food was great it couldnt have been better ! Everything was absolutely beautiful .. staff was great and wendy was awesome always answering every question for us and very patient with all the changes I made ! Wouldnt have chose anywhere else .. thanks northern lights for making my day amazing…
  • Thank you for a wonderful experience working with Wendy and Bryony. You made our 50th Milaca Class reunion a hit! So easy to work with you in putting this special event together. I would recommended Northern Lights Banquet Center to anyone who is looking for a venue for a event. The food was delicious.
    Thank you so much,
    The class of 1964
  • Steve From Rat Rod Magazine
    Eats here often, and all I can say is the food is fabulous. Well prepared. Wendy is a well seasoned cook and between Wendy and Bryony they do a fantastic job.
    I would recommend all to eat and enjoy what Northern Lights has to offer.
    I drive a total of 16 miles out of my way to enjoy the great foods they have to offer, rather than driving with in a mile to the local establishments.
    Can’t say enough and can’t wait till the next best car show in the area.Thanks
    Steve & Kim Thaemert
  • WOW, WOW, WOW is all you can say about Northern Lights! You were amazing to work with. I knew how much everything was going to be up front. There were no hidden costs. I got updated e-mails with updated prices anytime I changed anything. Bry was always there to answer any questions I had. She made sure everything ran smoothly on our big day. The food was awesome. Everything was tender and hot. Everyone enjoyed the food. The ballroom is beautiful! Worked great for everything we needed. Prices were great, and all the staff was nice and friendly. You guys are truly amazing to work with. I will recommend you to everyone I know getting married or if they need it for an event. What a great business you have I can’t thank you enough for everything! You guys helped my day be even more special, you’re the best!Thank you,
    Amber & Craig Wellman, Milaca, MN
  • I was very impressed with the whole planning process and the actual reception. You were great to work with and easy to contact. Everything was carried out how I wanted and I appreciated your flexibility in starting earlier and doing a few things differently than most couples.The food was great and the space was large enough for our crowd. It is so beautiful and I liked that I didn’t need to hardly decorate at all. That’s a big plus! Thanks so much! I will definitely recommend you to others!Thank you very much for all of your hard work and making our day so beautiful and full of wonderful memories.I wish we could re-do the day again and again, it was truly a dream come true!
    We are as many of our guests, very impressed with your professionalism and hard work. We are truly appreciative!
    Lacee & Tim Biesiada, Zimmerman, MN
  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It was the best party ever!Carl & Judy Hallbeck, Princeton, MN
  • I would recommend your establishment to anyone in need of a place to have a party! I have been in many different places for weddings as well as other occasions, your place is by far the better of them! You place has plenty of room for guests to mingle as well as a nice big dance floor! To top it off the food is wonderful!!!Kim Barnes, Princeton, MN
  • Northern Lights Banquet and Ballroom was a pleasure to work with. The services offered are very professional, and the people are very friendly and caring. We are so very glad we had our wedding reception there; they took care of everything and then some! We would recommend them for any special occasion!Christine Oien, Duluth, MN
  • The service, the food (and cake!), and just the overall look of the building. It is a wonderful place and very well run. My favorite thing though, I would have to say, is the sparkly ceiling. I loved that. 🙂
  • Allison Robinson, Sauk Rapids, MN
  • I just want to take a minute to thank you and your entire staff for a fantastic job! The entire event was perfect. I can’t tell you how impressed my husband and I were with all of you. There is nothing that was left undone. Please praise everyone for a job well done. Blessings to you all!The VanHooser’s, Princeton, MN
  • I am so pleased we chose your facility for our daughter’s wedding reception. You have made the event memorable in our minds and in the minds of everyone who attendedDeb Sonnenberg, Oak Park, MN
  • Thank you for your support and help with our class reunion. You’ve helped make this event a success! Everything was wonderful! The food, the tables, the service! Everyone I talked to loved the ballroom! I am so glad we were able to hold the reunion at your ballroom!Thanks,Gail & Beth, Princeton, MN
  • I really love the size and cleanliness of the building. The bathrooms are awesome and many of my guests noticed this as well. All the employees were wonderful and everyone was extremely easy to work with. You made the whole wedding planning experience stress free for me!!! Thanks a million 🙂Kailyn Houtsma, Ogilvie, MN
  • Thank you so very much for such a wonderful evening. Everything went very well- thanks to you and your staff. You facility is beautiful and a perfect place to hold such an event. Many people who hadn’t been to Northern Lights had favorable comments. We are hoping to do this again next year and will certainly give you a call.
    You have been superb to work with.Janette
  • Wow wow. WOW. That’s all that comes to mind. Wow. What a beautiful venue! It’s a bride’s dream – custom built for weddings and events – the ballrooms are just gorgeous! They don’t look like a hotel banquet room, they look like a wedding banquet room. The walls are neutral and nicely decorated, the area is spacious, and the ceilings are just amazing. The owners put an amazing amount of of detail into the decorating. within the decorative ceiling moulding, entire sections of the ceiling sparkle. Not “disco ball” sparkle.. just an ethereal kind of sparkle. Beautiful!I am very excited to see such a first-rate venue, so close to home, and at such reasonable prices. Price shouldn’t be the be-all-and-end-all of weddings, but it’s great to see something affordable as an option locally. I’ve known far too many brides who’ve regretted their choice of reception halls after the fact.Now, I really want to spread the world about this venue, because I believe EVERYONE is entitled to a gorgeous wedding.. and booking here would be a monumental first step in that direction.
    Wink Design Group now Celebration Generation
  • Hello Northern Lights and everyone there that was a part of our day on February 28th! Michael and I can not thank
    you all enough for everything you did to make it all perfect. Everything went so smoothing, the place was gorgeous,
    and the food was absolutely incredible! We are still getting compliments on everything! We couldn’t have asked for
    anything better and we just wanted to say thank you 🙂Samantha Kenmir