687 Excelsior Blvd.
Excelsior, MN 55331
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About Us

A Diamond on the Lake

BayView Event Center and Charter Cruises is nestled along the shores of beautiful Excelsior Bay, indulging your senses with indoor elegance, culinary delights, and lakeside charm. Lake Minnetonka ambience is reflected in the décor of BayView’s two level event center which was formerly a boathouse for the elite. The grand Lake Minnetonka Room is a slice of lakeside rustic charm with it’s cathedral ceilings, exposed timber beams, stone fireplace and panoramic view of the bay. The Lower Lake Room is accented with nautical sconces, floor to ceiling windows, and French doors that open onto the stunning lakeside patio, gardens, and private pier. The beautiful Tented Patio with its romantic lighting and garden surroundings is a wonderful addition to any warm weather reception. As the waters of Lake Minnetonka beckon you, it’s only fitting that BayView also offers a fleet of six charter yachts to cruise the lake. BayView Event Center and Charter Cruises is Lake Minnetonka’s Venue with a View, creating exceptional wedding events in every season. Visit our website for a virtual tour of the venue, or contact one of BayView’s professional wedding coordinators to discuss how they can make your wedding dreams a reality.

Lakeside Ceremonies
A wedding ceremony is where dreams come true. At BayView, our professional wedding consultants are ready to help you create a ceremony that will complement the memory of your special day. The breathtaking scenery of Excelsior Bay as seen from our event center and lakeside gardens makes BayView the perfect place to say “I do”.

Receptions
Lake Minnetonka ambience is reflected in BayView’s beautiful two-level Event Center. The Minnetonka Ballroom is a slice of lakeside rustic with it’s cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling stone fireplace and panoramic view of the bay. The Lower Lake Room features modest nautical accents, floor to ceiling windows, and French doors that open onto a charming Lakeside Patio. Add to this BayView’s exceptional culinary staff and your wedding dreams will become reality.

Bridal Showers
From intimate gatherings to large parties, BayView offers a variety of wonderful bridal shower options. With indoor and outdoor amenities, we specialize in creating memorable, stress-free events. Host a catered, lakeside garden party under our patio tent. Invite your guests aboard one of our 6 charter yachts for a leisurely cruise on Lake Minnetonka. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake from our comfortable Lower Lake Room. With our exceptional in-house catering service, we can handle every aspect of your event.

Rehearsal Dinners
With the stress of planning a wedding, it’s often the Rehearsal Dinner misses out on its deserved attention. BayView’s professional event planners can help create a dinner as memorable as the wedding itself. Step aboard one of our 6 charter yachts for a leisurely dinner cruise around Lake Minnetonka catered by our in-house culinary staff. Looking to stay on land? BayView’s Event Center offers panoramic views of the lake with every amenity to make your event exceptional.

Features

Guest Capacity
Up to 300
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 300
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Yes
Outdoor Reception - Covered
Yes
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 300
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteFull Bar AvailableOnsite CateringOnsite ParkingOnsite Valet
Venue Style
Fairy TaleHistoricHolidayNauticalRusticTraditional
Venue Type
Beach-ThemedBoat / YachtBotanic Garden / ParkEvent Center

Reviews

mywedding.com

Bayview is a beautiful venue, right on the lake! I was just there this summer for a tropical themed wedding, and this was the perfect venue! The food was EXCELLENT, and the view was wonderful! Great spot for photos!

Danielle
Sep 30, 2014
mywedding.com

Gorgeous - and a fab excuse for a boating get-away! ~Denise Mack Photography

Denise
Mar 27, 2012