Nordic Center at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

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The Nordic Center at Lake Elmo Park Reserve is ideal for social events, business meetings, and weddings. It serves as a delightful retreat accented by the natural beauty of the woods and waters of the park reserve. It has all the amenities needed for successful off-site meetings and seminars. (The Nordic Center is not available for rentals during the winter months, November 1 - April 1.)

Take advantage of this unique facility in such a dynamic and beautiful location. As the seasons change, so do the surroundings and character of the setting. Groups meet in air-conditioned comfort during the summer or enjoy the warmth of a fire from the majestic fireplace in the cooler months.

Hours of Use

Summer/Winter - Lobby, bathrooms and vending machines open for park visitors
Winter Great Room 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. when ski trails are open
Rental Hours - 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Event must end by 10 p.m., clean-up included)


April 1 - October 31
$200 Monday - Thursday Less than 4 hours
$300 Monday - Thursday More than 4 hours (Between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday)
$600 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays
Insurance also required and available through Washington County. Insurance Guidelines.
Vehicle permits required for every vehicle entering the park, $7 daily, $30 annually.

Rental Includes

  • Eighty four(84) chairs for indoor use only
  • Eight(8) 36" cafe round tables
  • Twelve(12) 30" x 60" rectangular tables
  • Four(4) benches
  • Lectern
  • Coat rack
  • Sound system with 2 microphones
  • TV with laptop connections and a Blue Ray player

Other Amenities

  • Patio area with picnic tables
  • Fire pit area with stone bench surrounding
  • Ski racks and waxing tables
Catering Guidelines for Washington County Park Facilities

For additional information and/or to make a reservation, call Lake Elmo Park Reserve at 651-430-8370.