Testimonials

The only thing that makes us happier than hosting weddings at the resort is hearing that couples and their families enjoyed themselves on their special day!

 

“If you haven’t considered having your wedding at Fair Hills yet – you need to start! For us it wasn’t just a venue, it was an experience for us and our guests. If you love the ‘up north’ feel on Minnesota but want some rustic elegance, this is the place for you. We had such a positive experience during the planning process with their coordinator, Amanda. My husband is originally from the area, but we live near the Twin Cities now so most of our planning was done from afar. She was always willing to answer a question, respond to a text or listen to our many requests! We had our ceremony by the Lakeside, dinner in the Dining Hall and dance in The Pavilion. It was so fun to be able to have a different feel at each area, but none of our guests had to drive around to get to them as they’re all on the grounds. PLUS your guests can stay in the cabins and not worry about getting to a hotel. They are simple accommodations, but clean & cozy. The food was also amazing, usually people don’t talk about food much but we had SO many compliments. After the weekend we also had so many people tell us how much they enjoyed the resort, and we are so fortunate to have found it. We really can’t imagine a better fitting spot for us to have started our adventure as husband and wife, and I can’t wait for you to experience it!” – Kelsey V.

 

 

 

“The wedding day was executed perfectly! Amanda at Fair Hills always kept us on top of the planning aspects for the wedding from the day we said yes to Fair Hills to the day we said I Do. Because of unpredictable weather, we decided to change the location of our ceremony the day of the wedding which was no big deal for the staff at Fair Hills. The food was wonderful and the chef even accommodated the few guests with special diets, even whipping up a single vegan meal for one of the guests! We chose Fair Hills for the resort feel and so that our guests wouldn’t have to drive home after the wedding. This allowed most guests to dance until the closing song, and the dance floor never went empty! Overall if we were able to do our wedding over again, we wouldn’t change a thing!” – Laura S.

 

 

 

“We want to thank all of you for such a memorable time at the resort. A first Class place and a helpful courteous staff. People are complimenting and thanking me for a fabulous time at the wedding JD + Jaime W. The food served for the Grooms Supper and Reception Buffet was so delicious. Our compliments to the kitchen staff. We got our formal pictures back and the grounds were so green, lush and colorful. The area is so beautiful, the pictures thus turned out perfect. Everyone has a marvelous time! Thank you for making the day perfect, filled with wonderful memories.”

-Joel & Jaime H.

 

 

 

“We loved Amanda and the staff at Fair Hills! Fair Hills was everything we were looking for: a low key destination where everyone could have their own cabins, rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception and post wedding fun could all happen at the same place. All of our guests (including us!) were from out of state, and Amanda worked with us from the start to help make that work for our guests. We stayed the week before the wedding and it was a perfect chance to hang out with family and do the last minute preps when we were already there (we even made the final ceremony location decision that week!) There was the added pressure that both of us and a good number of the guests are in the event industry, but once Amanda and I confirmed with each other exactly what we wanted, we were good to go and off to the races! Our guests had a wonderful time and we are so grateful for the staff at Fair Hills for being so kind and loving to all of them.
I’d love to see Fair Hills have more out-of-state weddings and non-traditional (I fear our slightly unique requests threw them for a loop at first), but with Amanda at the helm, they are going to have great events!”

-Madelaine

 

 

 

“We had a wonderful experience working with Fair Hills for our wedding ceremony and reception at Five Lakes Resort. It was a beautiful venue, the cabins were amazing and the food was wonderful! The staff were very easy to work with and professional. It’s been two months and we are still getting compliments. It was a dream day, we wish we could go back and do it all over again!”

-Chelsea

 

 

 

“Fair Hills Resort was the perfect venue for our wedding! It was beautiful and we LOVED the different locations that we could use. It brought everything together being able to use inside and outside spaces. If we did it all over again we would definitely use Fair Hills again!”

-Chrisandra

 

 

 

“Fair Hills Resort catered our wedding. The food was amazing and was plated beautifully. The staff was able to make changes to dishes we requested and cater to special diets.”

-Justine

 

 

 

“We used Fair Hills Resort to have our son’s wedding reception at, a couple years ago. We couldn’t be happier with our choice. The dining room was beautifully decorated and the food was superb! Beth and her staff were super to work with and very accommodating to our needs. I definitely would choose Fair Hills Resort again.”

-Mother of the Groom

 

 

 

“From start to finish our wedding day was even better than we could have imagined!! We still are receiving compliments about the resort, staff, food, decorations, dance and overall weekend experience at the lake! I wish we could re-do the weekend over again with all of our friends and family because it went by so fast! Fair Hills and Five Lakes Resort will forever hold a special place in our heart and we will definitely be back for years to come!! Thank you for your attention to detail and for making our wedding day so memorable!!!”

-Nan S.

 

 

 

“This is a fantastic place for a wedding. The venue as a gorgeous overlook of Pelican Lake, and the cabins add a great rustic yet cozy look. The staff is very accommodating, and they’re great at helping keeping events running on time and flowing smoothly. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful destination wedding.”

-Joel B.

 

 

 

“This was the most beautiful place to have my Son and Daughter in laws wedding. The staff were very sweet and accommodating. The cabins were cozy and perfect. Would recommend this resort to anyone having a weekend wedding. Just gorgeous! Karla and Joey T. were so excited to have their wedding here and it was just amazing. Thank you Fair Hills Resort!!”

-Donnae R.

 

 

 

“Our family celebrate a wedding at the resort this summer and had the best time of our lives. The staff went above and beyond our every expectation to accommodate anything we asked for. If I could I would give ten star to the Fair Hills Resort. Thanks for the awesome celebration.”

-Mary S.

 

 

 

“I just got married here last weekend and had the time of my life! The staff is awesome, the cabins were adorable, and it was perfect for the best day of my life! I highly recommend this resort!”

-Karla T.

 

 

 

“Fair Hills Resort was the perfect venue for our wedding. It is hard to pick one favorite part about it! Personally, I loved that the guests had so much to do during the cocktail hour. We had wonderful weather, and as the bridal party went on a bus for an hour, the guests had great drinks, and had many activities to choose from. Some include, snack bar, shuffleboard courts, mingling on the deck which overlooks the lake, bags tournaments, etc. Once we went to dinner in the Dining Room, Fair Hills was amazingly accommodating to the multiple food allergies on our guest list. We had nut-free, dairy free, vegan, and gluten free guests. They had meals prepared and ready so that no one felt alienated or ‘difficult’ Fast forward to the dance.. we had our dance in the Pavilion right on the lake. It was the perfect place to have everyone gather for the final party! When guests needed a break, they could go stand on the deck overlooking the lake, or they could spread out throughout the lobby (but no matter where you went, you could still hear the music, so you weren’t ever too far from the party!) Finally, I can’t say enough good things about the staff at the resort. Every single person was helpful, friendly and willing to do any request we threw at them. Amanda, the wedding coordinator on-site, was extremely helpful leading up to the wedding, and she was SO organized. We never were in doubt because we knew Amanda was in charge. We recommend Fair Hills to anyone looking for a unique venue that creates and enjoyable experience to ALL guests!”

– Mollie L.

 

 

 

“You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting for the most important day of your life. The customer service is also beyond reproach. The staff are all friendly and will go out of the way to cater to your every whim. I highly recommend this place to any couple.”

– Mike M.

 

 

 

“We decided to have our wedding at Fair Hills Resort after meeting with the wedding coordinator and taking a look around the resort. After a 20 minute walk through we fell in love with the resort. The weekend of our wedding was everything we wanted and exceeded our expectations. Fair Hills staff were all phenomenal, the resort amenities were top notch, and we never felt stressed.”        – Mason K.

 

 

 

“Booking Fair Hills was the best decision I made in my planning process! I had the most beautiful wedding thanks to the staff and the wedding coordinator Amanda! Throughout planning they were so helpful. We did our rehearsal dinner there too and it was fantastic. The grounds are so beautiful and reminded everyone of dirty dancing! Definitely choose Fair Hills Resort! Can’t wait to go back.”

– Meghan K.

 

 

 

“Fair Hills was a very unique place for our wedding. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff was very accommodating to us if we needed anything to change last minute.”

– Tyler R.

 

 

 

“We have been married for two months now and are still hearing from people how they had the best time at our wedding! A wedding at Fair Hills is more than just a night, its an experience. Our guests loved being able to “tour” the resort as they went to each venue location, the food was amazing, and being able to stay on site and have use of all the resort amenities is great! Amanda, the wedding coordinator, is truly amazing. This was even noticed and commented on by our family and the wedding party throughout the weekend. Being an out of town bride having her there to help make sure everything got planned before hand was great. Day of, she was everywhere and constantly making sure everything was going great…she even helped me get my shoes off before the first dance! 🙂 What really amazed us though was how she took the time to check in the next day. She had another wedding going on that was her priority yet every time she saw us she made a point to stop and have a conversation with us. We are so grateful to Amanda and Fair Hills for helping us create our dream wedding! Our family is already discussing an anniversary reunion at Fair Hills in the coming years. :)”

-Heidi A

 

 

 

“Fair Hills was the perfect site for our wedding. I am from the Detroit Lakes area and my husband and I wanted a venue that would showcase the best northern Minnesota has to offer. Fair Hills did just that! Our out of town guests loved staying the cabins, enjoying the lake, and golfing. Everyone LOVED the food and service. Our guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the deck and the dining room looked magical for dinner. Our coordinator, Amanda, was unbelievably helpful and friendly throughout the entire planning process. She ensured everything for the day of was flawless. 10/10! We aren’t planning on getting married again, but if we were, we would go with Fair Hills every time!”

– Whitney W.

 

 

 

“Fair Hills Resort was the absolute best place to have a wedding. The venue itself is gorgeous and they took care of everything for us. Amanda was absolutely wonderful and helped take care of anything I, my fiancé, or our guests needed. The whole weekend went of without a hitch and all of our guests had a wonderful time.”

– Alexis G.

 

 

 

“Beautiful setting and facilities. Amanda was there to guide us with every question, concern and each step of planning… She is a true professional and an exceptional wedding planner. All the staff was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Our guest loved staying in the rustic cabins. Every square foot of the resort is clean, well kept and charming. My daughter and son-in-laws wedding was absolutely perfect!”

– Nancy K.