Romantic, Rustic, and Affordable Barn Wedding Venue

Open House: Sat. Jan 5th,12th and Sun. Jan 6th,13th  11am-4pm


Venue tours with complimentary hot chocolate and cider.Come with your questions. A warm fire awaits!

Dates do not work? No problem. Contact us and schedule a tour time that works for you.


Set back in the rolling hills of Scandia, MN, Eko Backen Weddings offers an amazing venue for country weddings and rustic barn receptions. Just 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities, you'll enjoy a spacious, well-shaded outdoor seating area for the ceremony. Guests can feel a cool breeze in the barn or cool down in an air conditioned chalet  for 2019.. Rain? No worries. Eko Backen has plenty of indoor space.. Call today to setup a free tour! 651-433-2422


We offer free tours the rest of the week too - just call to make an appointment.Let us know a day and time that work for you.

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Facebook Review from Sarah Ellen M.

Dinner Tasting Comments

"Tom and I were absolutely impressed with all the food options. It's so hard to choose."
- Angie R.

"The Food was delicious! Fun to meet the cook too."
- Eileen

Outdoor and indoor ceremony options


Feels and looks like way up north!! Just 30 minutes north of Mpls. St.Paul

6 miles east of forest Lake

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From our guests...

"Instantly we felt at home,welcomed and relaxed........"

"The food ,the bar, the barn and outside wedding areas are just perfect!"

"Thank You! For working with us and helping make our special day everything we wanted!"

many guests commented "best wedding venue they have attended"

"Thank you for sharing your beautiful place with our family..."

.... countless compliments on the venue and a great time"!

"Thank you so very much for your help, cooperation and understanding!"

"The wedding was amazing because your place is amazing - the scenery, the special touches, all of it!!"

Go to Eko Backen's outdoor weddings facebook page for more pictures

Wedding dance

But bring your appetite!
Served buffet style. Josh and jenni say "the food was amazing!! it was soooo good "!!

Catered Wedding Buffet

Grandparents and guests will enjoy easy access to barn and outdoor ceremony. All on one level. With plenty of shaded seating.

Country Weddings since 1966. A great view never goes out of style.Come see for yourself!