A Micro Wedding: Elegant, Intimate, Affordable

Let's set the stage for a micro wedding...

Picture this:  The photographer is ready, the bouquet is done, the ceremony is written, the decor is set, the appetizers and cake are ordered and you didn't have to lift a finger.

Micro weddings with Exclusive Events are just that.   You get to do the fun parts!  Dress shopping, listening to your favorite music and decide on a first dance song, and hanging out with your family and friends.   That's it!  You come dressed and we do the rest!  And there's more!  It is affordable!!

All pre booked micro weddings below begin at the $2,500.  Don't see a date that will work for you?  No worries!  Give a call.   We are happy to work with you to still make your day everything you dreamed it would be.

Upcoming Micro Weddings

September 24, 2022 (10 am only)


2023 DATES!

June 3, 2023

August 5, 2023

September 23, 2023

Duluth Location

Time Slots

10:00 AM
1:00 PM
4:00 PM
7:00 PM

Call for Availability- 218-269-8033

Cost: $2,500- $3,500

Don't see a date and time that works for you?  Don't worry!  Give us a call and we will see what we can do.

What is a Micro Wedding?

Have you ever dreamed of a wedding in a beautiful location with a ceremony overloooking the Duluth waters of Lake Superior, the gorgeous Ariel Lift Bridge, and boats going by to be followed by gourmet food, dessert, and spending precious time with your closest friends and family?  Those dreams can come true and even be a fraction of the cost with a micro wedding.

The national average cost of a wedding is $38,000.   In Minnesota, the average cost is estimated at over $20,000.    Exclusive Events now offers an alternative for only $2,500 with micro weddings (also called pop up weddings).  This alternative is a mix between a wedding at the courthouse or local chapel and a large wedding at a large venue.

A micro wedding in Duluth is exactly what it sounds like.  It is a smaller and shortened version of a wedding.  These stress free weddings consist of a ceremony in a beautiful location followed by a reception with appetizers, dessert, a cash bar, and spending 2 hours with up to 50 of your closest friends and family.   The best part of it all?  Everything is taken care of!  It is a stress free and all inclusive affair!  A photographer, a DJ, an officiant, decor, and the little details are all included to make sure your day is exactly what you hoped it would be and more!

Micro Weddings are great options for:  Couples who want a simple and elegant wedding, Vow Renewal, Elopement, Destination Wedding

Benefits to a Micro Wedding

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Budget Friendly
Enjoy your nuptials at a beautiful venue without going to the courthouse.

No stress!
The package is all inclusive for those who like simple and elegant.

Spend Time With Guests
With only up to 50 people, it will give you more time to spend with those you love.

What is included?

What do I need?

  • Beautiful Duluth Venue: Overlooking Lake Superior
    (2 hours total for up to 50 people)
  • Ceremony (outdoors if weather permits, arch included)
  • Officiant (Fully customized ceremony up to 20 minutes)
  • Photographer (up to 15 edited photos and all unedited photos)
  • DJ (customize ceremony, first dance, father/daughter dance only.  All other music will be background music.)
  • Appetizers: Pre determined
  • Cupcakes & couples cake for cake cutting ceremony
  • Cash Bar
  • Cardbox
  • Guestbook
  • Centerpieces (candles, greenery)
  • Navy blue accent decor
  • Small bridal bouquet, boutonniere
  • No Stress!
  • Arrive to location fully dressed/ready
  • Arrive on time (15 minutes before start)
  • Encourage guests to arrive on time
  • Strongly encourage guests to make reservations at restaurants if eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  • Open communication with planner: number of guests, music requests, and any custom elements.
  • Travel/Hotel accomodations.

Elements that may be changed and provided by wedding party: Officiant, Bouquet/Boutonniere, Guestbook, Additional photographer to take pictures before or after reception at alternate location.

If any element is not needed and provided by the wedding party, the cost of $2,500- $3,500 will not change.

We hired a new photographer to shoot our micro weddings!  Wait until you see how beautiful her photos are!


What to do before or after ceremony/reception?

Duluth and the surrounding area offers many great options to enjoy your special day! Here are a few options to get you started:

  • Have lunch up the shore
  • Spend time with a photographer taking pictures
  • Rent a local Bed and Breakfast
  • Sight seeing local historic sights including Split Rock Lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls, Glensheen Mansion, and the Depot.
  • Have lunch or dinner at Fitgers including the Boat Club.  Reservations STRONGLY encouraged
  • Go for a boat ride on the VistaFleet
  • Brewery Tour
  • See a show at the local theater
  • Go to zoo or museum
  • Fishing Charter
  • Host a dance at another location (ask for recommendations)

A Micro Wedding is Perfect for Us!

Contact Shelbi Benson at 218-269-8033 for more information and check availability for dates.

We need help planning a larger wedding.

Contact Shelbi Benson at 218-269-8033 for more information and check availability for dates.