Perched on the bluffs of Lake Pepin, surrounded by 3,000 acres of private gardens and parkland.
Dinners are available in Woodhaven Lodge, the Great Hall, and Ursuline Hall.
You have the flexibility of choosing your own caterer who will have access to our fully stocked commercial kitchen.
Experienced Event Coordinators
Our detail-oriented staff takes pride in making sure your wedding is tailored to your perfect specifications.
We offer hands-on planning services, gourmet food, and the unique, personal touches that will make the memories of your big day last a lifetime.
We offer the following services with every venue fee. Add-ons are available (please talk to a wedding coordinator for more information).
- Reception/Ceremony Space
- Hospitality Suite & Bar (below the Great Hall)
- Glengarda and Woodland Cottage's (Bridemaids and Groomsmen Cottages)
Our 3,000 acres of grounds offer unlimited opportunities for activities and recreation. See Local Attractions for more information.
- Expansive lawns
- Lawn games, including bocce ball, horseshoes, ladder golf, bags boards, and more
- Creek access to Lake Pepin (also only minutes to the boat landing)
- Indoor/outdoor pool (coming soon)
- Yoga and other fitness classes
- Much more.
Thirty Villa Suites will be available soon.
Until you're able to stay with us, you can spend the night at any of the hotels, vacation rentals, or bed and breakfasts located near Villa Maria.
You’ve already made the most important decision—whom to spend your life with. Now you’re realizing that this decision comes along with a whole lot of other choices, like where to host the biggest event of your life.
Venue is everything. It says so much about who you are and what kind of event you want to have. Will it be all white tie and champagne? Glitz and glam? Great Gatsby chic? Old world elegance? Understated and relaxed? Refined and sophisticated? A breathtaking, over-the-top event of the century? An immersive weekend getaway that—literally and figuratively—transports your guests?
It all starts with place. Place is more than four walls. It’s the feeling your guests get when they step through the door. Will their jaws drop?
When you select the right setting, you won’t have to blow your budget on décor. The venue itself will bring your vision to life. And you can still customize to your heart’s content. Think of it like starting with a filet mignon instead of a hot dog: You can add all your favorite toppings to either dish, but they’ll never compare.
The best part: The filet mignon doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. When elegance, sophistication, and unparalleled taste are built right into the venue, a high-class event is simply part of the package.
So start dreaming. At Commonwealth Companies, we’re dream-weavers. We’ve provided the backdrop to the region’s most unforgettable, talked-about, Instagrammed, Pinterest-boarded, flawlessly executed wedding ceremonies, receptions, cocktail hours, groom’s dinners, rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, gift openings, and more.
Whether your event calls for the tranquil privacy of a secluded island or the chic glamour of a historic urban penthouse, Commonwealth Companies deliver an unparalleled blend of elegance and service.