OK, MSP 'hounds. your suggestions haven't failed me yet. Here's a challenge.
A friend, widow, is planning to be married this spring/summer. Wants an outdoor wedding if at all posssible. Wedding party of 25 - 30 or so. Price in the $50 = 60 range +/- for food and drinks. Preference is in the Apple Valley, Burnsville, Lakeville area.
My only thoughts were Como Park (probably too late to arrange now), Nicollet Island Pavilion, and/or Al and Almas (a boat ride). I used to know a number of others when my kids' friends were being married, but after 15 years or so, I'm woefully out of touch with the MSP scene, except what I can find on Chowhound.
A resto with a nice outdoor area, suitable for a conservative (probably) wedding party, and reasonably good food is requested.
How I got roped into being a wedding planner I'll never know, but after marrying off three dtrs, guess I was logical choice to help. But I'm not cutting a check for this event.
Soooo! Suggestions please.