Catalyst by Nature Link Wedding Venue

For couples who are interested in looking at the best Minnesota wedding venues, Catalyst by nature link is top of the list. Catalyst by nature link is a modern wedding venue located in Northern Minnesota near Brainerd. The wedding venue is part of Nature Link Resort located on Clarke Lake. Catalyst is surrounded by tall pines, cute modern cabins, and the sweet beauty of northern Minnesota. This wedding venue is the perfect place to host a down-to-earth, peaceful, and modern wedding.

The mission behind Catalyst by Nature Link

Catalyst by Nature link Wedding Reception Venue Space
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The mission behind Catalyst is “to impact the world by relentlessly delivering excellent service and helping people reconnect to themselves, nature, and the people around them.” With our world being in a state of constant news and technology use, the space offers something different. The heart behind Nature Link is to disconnect from the hustle of everyday life. The space is intended to offer an experience of disconnecting from the world and creating the perfect space to reconnect with the people and things that matter most. The space is centered around nature. The intent is to help you slow down and be present with your guests.

Catalyst by Nature Link Wedding Cost

The cost to book a wedding at Catalyst by Nature Link Starts at $8000 for peak wedding season dates. For dates that are not during peak wedding season, the cost may be less.

Wedding venue features and amenities

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Catalyst by Nature Link offers a stunning 14-acre property nestled alongside Clark Lake. It has incredibly scenic views and an enchanting natural ambiance that is perfect for weddings. This versatile venue has a range of unique features that set it apart from other venues in the region.

Key features of Catalyst by Nature Link:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Ceremony Options: The venue offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony options. This allows couples to choose the perfect setting to exchange their vows. The outdoor ceremony space is surrounded by tall pines. The indoor ceremony location is on the second level. With tall glass windows and a stunning fireplace as your backdrop, the indoor space is an amazing option for a wedding ceremony. So, whether you prefer the natural beauty of the outdoors or the intimacy of an indoor space, Catalyst by Nature Link has you covered.
  • Separate Reception Room: The reception room is separated from the ceremony room, eliminating the need for a time-consuming room flip. This means that guests can easily move from the ceremony to the reception, without any delay or disruption.
  • Two Suites: The venue has two luxurious suites with private restrooms and kitchenettes. This provides a comfortable and private space for the wedding party to prepare for the big day.
  • Large Capacity: Catalyst by Nature Link can accommodate up to 225 guests. Whether that’s for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, as well as for the reception. Tables and chairs are provided for up to 225 guests.
  • Large Lobby Areas: The venue has spacious lobby areas that are perfect for the cocktail hour. It provides a comfortable and relaxed environment for guests to mingle and enjoy refreshments.
  • Restrooms: The venue has large, clean, and modern restrooms that are easily accessible to guests.
  • Outdoor Patio: Overlooking Clark Lake, the venue’s outdoor patio area provides a picturesque setting for guests to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the area.

Other amenities

  • Coat Room: The venue provides a coat room for guests to store their coats and belongings.
  • Vendor Room: A private vendor room is available for wedding vendors to store their gear and eat dinner.
  • Prep-Kitchen: An oversized prep-kitchen with a built-in buffet/serving table is available for use by the caterers.
  • Indoor/Outdoor/Lobby Bar: The venue’s indoor/outdoor/lobby bar has three windows for easy service and is fully stocked with bar glassware.
  • Ice Dispenser: An ice dispenser is available for use by the caterers.
  • Elevator: The venue has an elevator to ensure easy access for all guests.
  • Venue Manager and Facility Manager: A dedicated venue manager and facility manager are available. This will help to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your special day.

With its range of unique features and beautiful natural surroundings, Catalyst by Nature Link is the perfect venue for a dream wedding that is both unforgettable and stress-free.

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Things to do

Trails for biking and walking

The Paul Bunyan Trail is an extensive 115-mile trail system that crosses the driveway of Nature Link Resort, which offers visitors an opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surrounding area. As an added bonus, Nature Link is currently developing its own private walking trails within its forest to provide guests with more opportunities to explore the property in the coming years. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely bike ride on one of the Retrospec bikes provided by the resort, which are available for free. Take one of the bikes for a ride on the Paul Bunyan Trail or explore the nearby downtown Nisswa, located just two miles away. Guests can also take advantage of a bike lock provided by the resort for a more comfortable on-foot exploration of the surrounding areas.

Private Beach and Docks

Nature Link’s private beach is the perfect spot for relaxation and fun in the sun. With a pleasant swimming area, guests can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Clark Lake or soak up the sun on one of the docks while fishing. Nature Link also provides kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes to explore the lake and its stunning surroundings. Guests can launch these from the private beach or one of the several docks available to them. With a vast area of the lake to explore, guests are sure to have an exciting and memorable experience.

For those who enjoy a bit of warmth and coziness, Nature Link has two fire pits available for guests to use on the beach. Free wood is provided to start a fire, and the resort even provides free s’mores kits at check-in to complete the perfect evening by the beach.

Winter activities

In the winter months, there are plenty of outdoor activities available for guests to enjoy. Snowshoes are provided free of charge for those who wish to take a hike in the snowy surroundings, and the nearby Paul Bunyan Trail is open for snowmobiles to use. Clark Lake also offers an excellent opportunity for ice fishing for those who enjoy the winter sport.

Nature Link Resort provides an array of activities for guests to enjoy, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding natural environment. The resort’s private walking trails, coupled with the nearby Paul Bunyan Trail, provide an excellent opportunity for guests to take a peaceful hike, bike ride, or leisurely stroll. The private beach, with its docks and range of watersports equipment, offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the lake’s crystal-clear waters fully. The fire pits, perfect for chilly evenings, are also an excellent way to spend a relaxing evening with friends and family. With so much to see and do, guests are sure to have an unforgettable experience at Nature Link Resort.

About Lulle Photo and Film

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A husband and wife wedding photography & videography team

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