~Black Lantern Venue
   ~Black Lantern Venue 

2 Venues: Lakeview & Inland

2 Packages: Independent (Daytime Only) & Full Serviced (Full Weekend)

$$$ We seriously consider trades, so please just ask while inquiring. $$$

"Independent" Lakeview Package:

"Independent" packages are DAYTIME ONLY events where the event is wrapped up prior to dark. Daytime fun, enjoying a picnic overlooking a lake view, bring a radio, some yard games, and relax with your guests. As night falls, wave off your guests and spend the remainder of the evening enjoying your lodging (if you stay) and maybe a cozy campfire. Arrive anytime in the morning, any day of the week, and all guests not lodging depart the property before sundown. 30 people MAX


PERKS: Use of a big flat grassy area with a beautiful view of the lake with electricity, fresh water spigots, picnic tables for your guests, charcoal BBQ grills, garbage cans & an outhouse. You may bring in your own food/caterer/potluck/liquor/refreshments of your choice. Adventure and explore during the day, photography, the playground, grab and go kayaks/canoe at the dock, and life jackets in the dock house. Every area used for your day must be cleaned completely and left free of debris and litter.  ATVs and pets are welcome, all ATVs need to be insured and waiver signed and stay completely off the grass. All guests not lodging must park in the designated graveled lake parking area- parking/driving anywhere on the grass will result in being towed or eviction. Trash can be placed in our dumpster across from the playground.  If lodging, campground quiet time is at 10pm. The cost for the Independent Lake View Party is: $10/guest, 30 guests MAX, $150 minimum. Only room to park 7 vehicles- all others must park in the lot by the entrance.

***Lodging is priced separately*** Call for availability***

"Independent" Inland Venue Package:

"Independent" packages are a DAYTIME ONLY event where the event is wrapped up prior to dark. Picture arriving in the morning, setting up, guests arriving, enjoying food and refreshments under the pavilion, playing yard games, listening to music, and relaxing. As night falls, wave off your guests and spend the remainder of the evening enjoying your lodging or maybe even a campfire if you stay the night. We introduced this party because some guests just do not need us or need to spend the night.  This can be had any day of the week, arrive anytime in the morning, and all guests not lodging depart at or before sundown. 


PERKS: Use of a 25 X 36 foot pavilion with electricity on top of a boulder landscaped hill, fresh water spigots, picnic tables, charcoal BBQ grills, two outhouses, & garbage cans. You may bring in your own food/caterer/potluck/pig roast/music/bar/own liquor refreshments of your choosing. Use our grounds for adventuring during the day, photography, the playground, the kayaks/canoes at the dock. Every area used for your day must be cleaned completely and left free of debris and litter. Pets & ATVs are welcome, all ATVs need to be insured and waiver signed. All guests not lodging must park in the mowed field at the entrance. Parking on the grass will result in eviction. Trash can be placed in our dumpster across from the playground.  Campground quiet time is at 10pm. The cost for the Independent Inland Party is: $10/guest, 100 guests MAX, $400 minimum.

***Lodging is priced separately***Call for availability***


"Full Serviced Party" Package:

This package includes the entire property for the whole weekend. Perfect for parties that want to enjoy the whole weekend, 3 cabins included, camping for 39 guests included (extra fee for more), 2 gorgeous outdoor venues, bonfires available, bringing in your own food/bar/DJ of your choice, welcome to use our huge charcoal BBQ grils,  turn up the music, dance and have a really good time. There are no quiet hours, just enjoy. Our venue is quite large and can accommodate unique groups' ideas, wants & needs. A weekend itinerary of fun- yard games, a Sunday picnic brunch, live music, contests, etc.

Base Prices start at:

$3,500 for under 30 people

$4,000 for 30-75 people

$4,500 for 76-175 people

$5,000 for 176-275 people

$6,000 for 276-400+ people


Serviced Wedding: 500 max capacity



Want us to Provide?

Total $

BASE Price

Wedding Venue- Thursday set up, to Sunday take down. Friday & Saturday night lodging.

$3,500 for under 30 people

$4,000 for 30-75 people

$4,500 for 76-175 people

$5,000 for 176-275 people

$6,000 for 276-400+ people




$200/Bonfire, fun shaped.

Yes   No


Lodging for 39 guests and under in the RV/ Tent Sites on Fri. & Sat. nights- is included in the BASE price.

Additional guest fees over 39:

40+ people lodging add $150

70+ people lodging add $300

100+ people lodging add $450




Rustic Cabin - Fri. & Sat. nights included in BASE price . Electric only & water spigot & privy outside.

Additional nights are $60.00/night.

1 Queen bed, 2 guests max.


Yes       No 

Which Nights?



Refuge Cabin- Fri. & Sat.nights included in BASE price. Often used for family or bridal party.

Additional nights are $320/night.

3 queen beds, 1 full futon,

8 guests max.

Yes     No

Which Nights?


Cabin Eleanor - Fri. & Sat. nights included in BASE price. "Honeymoon Cabin"

Additional nights are


1 queen & 1 bunk, 

4 guests max.

Yes        No

Which Nights?






Tables Only- (seat 8/table)

5 rectangle & 5 round available


5’ diameter & 30’’x8’ rectangular

Yes       No

How Many







Greeter/Guard at Check In Included in BASE price for 2 hrs surrounding ceremony. Arriving 1.5 hrs before ceremony. $30/hr. for additional hours for greeting/monitoring guests at entry.

Yes       No

How Many








Bouncy House


Yes     No




Helpers for Anything!

MUST notify of need 1 month in advance so we can prepare.


Yes     No










All prices are subject to change.


Tax 6.875%



Have an unusual idea? Just Ask!!!!!






“Base Price” means and includes: 


Lodging: Having cabin “Eleanor” for the wedding couple Fri . & Sat. nights. with a personal stone landscaped fire pit area. A full-length mirror and beautiful balcony. A full kitchen to keep cupcakes and flowers. The Refuge cabin that is 3 levels and sleeps eight with a massive forest view, wrap around balcony full kithen and patios. Refuge is great for the bridal party to get ready or to house family members/ prep food. Enough RV/Tent sites available to fit your party to camp, the RV/Tent sites are equipped with water, electricity, picnic table, a fire pit, firewood for purchase $3.00/bundle and a central RV dump. The base fee covers up to 39 guests camping here. 1-3 RVs can fit easily on each site and any number of tents. There is also one very cute tiny cabin the “Rustic” with a queen  sized bed, TV/DVD, little stove, air conditioner, mini fridge and microwave, a loft and a porch. It has a water spigot outside and a culligan machine inside for cooking/drinking. There is no indoor plumbing. Guests staying at the Rustic cabin use a provided outhouse. We also provide outhouses for the RV/Tent site guests. The wedding Party and RV/Tent site guests can stay till 2pm on Sunday. Many guests arrive early and stay later to make a longer event of it- sometimes morphing into family reunions and potlucks:) We have had guests set up pop up canopies in the camping area with full bloody mary bars, powder rooms and some very creative gaming such as a kick ball area or corn hole and ladder games for their camping guests. Lots of additional lodging is available in the surrounding area in both hotel and rental cabin styles. 


Lake/Dock/Property: Your party has access to all boats & dock absolutely free of charge. There is a little dock shed with life jackets, paddles and random fishing gear. There are kayaks, canoes, and a john boat to float around on. The banks to the lake are steep so there is no access for putting in boats brought from guests. There is a lake 1 mile down the road that has an access but can't take big boats. Enjoy lots of walking, hiking, biking, ATVthe  trails.  We encourage guests to bring their ATVs or golf carts as the property is large. Cruising around on golf carts is a ton of fun too. 200 acres to roam and adjoining county forest provides 100's more acres. Speed limit 8 miles per hour.


Lighting: All the Tiki torches ablaze on Sat. night (we provide the fluid & fill) and light as the sun falls. The pavilion is illuminated with strings of white lights. Note; burning restrictions can effect the use of Tiki torches. Observe the "Fire Yes/No " sign across from the guest check in as it can change from morning to evening.  


Tables: 5- 8 foot picnic tables. There is also a stationary picnic table 32’ long.


Maintenance: All garbage cans/bags/servicing of garbage will be completely taken care of. Your party can start setting up as early as Thurs. for wedding and may stay as late as needed on Sunday to pack up. Wedding parties are responsible for picking up all of their own decorations and items they have rented.


Areas to Highlight:  Use of our 25x36 foot pavilion with electricity/water/BBQ, great for DJ's to set up under for shelter this area has the most suitable dance floor for heels; it is also great for a Sunday gift opening for guests to meander up to as they start to wake up to grab brunch. Some parties have had a potluck brunch there in the shade. The outdoor stage is at the base of the big boulder hill, caterers can use its electricity if needed and a band can set up there as well. The ceremony site/arches can be used if chosen for the ceremony and can be decorated to your liking. A greeter at the front gate at a little building to welcome & aid your guests arriving for the ceremony or reception by giving rides to those that are less mobile, assisting with heavy gifts to the gift table, answering questions etc. There is also a playground for the children.


Us: We will stay out of sight come ceremony time so we distract in any way. But stay close enough in case we are needed. We cherish being a part of such an important time and are grateful to our wedding parties.


$500 Non Refundable Down Payment DUE when you would like to reserve your weekend dates. Your dates will be saved only when your down payment has been made.


Other POSSIBLE financial considerations/vendors to hire outside of the Black Lantern:

DJ/Live Band/Stereo, etc. must stop by 12:00 Midnight- $___________________________________

Food caterers, pot luck, pig roast, any vendor you want to hire- your choice as well – $___________________________________

Bar with Bartenders if needed- We know some GREAT businesses that we are happy to recommend. Many options here, you can provide your own as well, there are just a couple rules we have to follow to ensure safety so inquire. 


Party Tent /Tables/Chairs Rental- A party/event tent is a great place to dine in the shade for the party, great for a back-up space in case of a little or a lot of rain too. If you require tables and chairs beyond what we can provide with our picnic tables, the local tent rental companies provide these as well.  -$___________________________________

Outhouses & Water @ the Venue – Down in the venue area we have no plumbing besides a hose to extinguish a bonfire. If water is needed for coffee and such, there is a fresh watrer hydrant. All caterers we have had, have been able to plan accordingly. Due to the different sizes of each party, outhouses must be rented each time for the venue area. We have two there, but if you need more you must rent them. Solid Bottom Rental can help you. Just provide them with the number of guests and length of stay – even ballpark, and they will figure on a price.  You are also free to choose a different vendor as well. 




These above items should complete a HUGE chunk of a wedding checklist.

We hope this helps! Call with any questions -612-812-7309, 10:00AM/6:00PM

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26844 320th Street
Shevlin, MN 56676

Phone: 612-812-7309

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Email: TheBlackLanternInc@gmail.com



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