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The holidays are almost here! Where will you be enjoying your winter festivities? Start your holiday celebrations with some of the special events happening at The Wilderness. Take a glance below at the holiday happenings that will be taking place this season:
The Wilderness will be hosting a five-course holiday dinner and cocktail pairing on Saturday, December 17th. The event will be split into two sections, a social hour starting at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy a delectable offering of winter salad, pork belly, scallops, petite tender filet, and cheesecake paired with a variety of sophisticated cocktails. With only 60 seats available, guarantee your place at the table by reserving a spot by Monday, December 12th.
The menu for the evening includes:
Fennel / Squash Puree / Cranberry Compote
(High West Double Rye, Cranberry, Bitters, Absinthe)
Yams / Brussels Sprouts / Walnuts / Pomegranate / Maple Vinaigrette
(High West American Priarie Bourbon, Copper & Kings Apple Brandy, Dunkheld Atholl Brose, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters)
Smoked Corn Puree / Balsamic Reduction
(Prairie Gin, Lemon Juice, Prosecco)
Petite Tender Filet
Grilled Turnips / Sweet Potato Puree / Port Wine Reduction
Port Finished Old Fashioned
(Copper & Kings Apple Brandy, Port Reduction, Orange Bitters, Rosemary)
Pecan Pie Cheesecake
Graham Cracker Crust / Candied Pecans / Cream Cheese / Caramel
Rum’s The Word
(Far North Alander Rum, Gioia Luisa Lemoncello Crème, Lemon Juice)
Holiday Sale Specials
Now through Friday, December 23rd, The Wilderness will be holding a holiday sale. Find a gift for that special someone with 40% off men’s clothing, 50% off women’s clothing and headwear, 20% off balls, towels, and accessories, as well as specially marked prices on clubs and bags. The Wilderness gift cards and lesson packages for the golf novice in your family can make for wonderful Christmas presents. Find special deals on both at our Holiday Sale. There’s something for everyone on your guest list at The Wilderness!
The Wilderness Grill makes for the perfect winter setting for a holiday gathering. With a grand and beautiful dining area. From signature entrees to classic Minnesota dishes and incredible cocktails, the Wilderness Grill offers a menu for every soiree and function. For every $100 gift card purchased, receive a 25% discount coupon towards a 2017 merchandise purchase in the golf shop. (Certain restrictions apply. Coupon may not be used with any other coupons or promotions.) Take in the spectacular views of northern Minnesota’s snowy landscapes right from your dinner table.
For more information on The Wilderness Grill, nearby area attractions, and exhilarating winter activities that will round out your resort experience, visit Fortunebay.com today.
Spring and summer weddings are beautiful, but autumn weddings are positively enchanting. In northern Minnesota, where the autumn season inspires warmth, comfort, and charm, set your wedding against the woods of The Wilderness for a memorable event. Get inspired by these autumn wedding themes as you begin planning your celebration:
For a soft and romantic celebration, infuse your wedding with vintage elements. Think about a palette of blush, champagnes, and ivories. Set up a Polaroid photo booth with suitcase props and floral petals strewn throughout your reception. For the bride’s look, play around with ruby red lips, lace, pearls, and a birdcage veil. Tea length gowns—not too short, but not quite floor length— are perfect for bridesmaids. To personalize your banquet tables, set up framed photos of family weddings from different generations for that ‘something old,’ yet still beloved.
Get vampy, sensual, and glamorous for your autumn wedding. The rich and bold color palette of the autumn season can add a luxurious and playful element to your celebration. Incorporate bold plums and deep burgundy into you color palate and play around with textures through lace, velvets, and furs. Offer a wine bar and decadent chocolate desserts to play up your theme!
The Great Outdoors
To take full advantage of the gorgeous scenery of northern Minnesota, engage with the Great Outdoors. Use the wide range of red, oranges, violets, and pines to inspire your wedding colors. Illuminate your wedding reception with soft, warm lights and let the beauty of the sparkling nighttime stars shine through. Incorporate outdoor elements like tree leaves, pine cones, ferns, and mosses into your décor. Focus on soft folk music for the atmosphere at the reception to bring out the natural tones of the season.
A rustic wedding theme has no better backdrop than autumn scenery. Think sparkling string lights, burlap accents, and mason jar centerpieces filled with wildflowers. Serve your guests hot toddies, spiked apple cider, and hot chocolate for cocktail hour. Consider savory pies, tarts, and pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg-flavored desserts. Throw on those cowgirl boots for the reception and enjoy the country-inspired wedding of your dreams!
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay offers a beautiful venue for your fall wedding. Located on Lake Vermillion, The Wilderness offers a warm atmosphere, timely guest transportation, and a gorgeous backdrop for all your wedding photos. For more information on wedding packages at The Wilderness, visit our Wedding page.