Groups of 20 +

Large Parties (20+)

Thank you for choosing the Lake Elmo Inn for your upcoming event.

Here is the information we will need to aid in the preparation of your reservation.

Regarding your interest in setting up a Private-Dining or Large Group Reservation:


The current state guidelines now allow for 100% capacity per dining room, each room’s capacity is listed below.

Let us know which room would accommodate your group’s size while staying within the room capacity.

Our Veranda holds up to 35 guests.

Our Kohler room holds up to 55 guests.

Our Oak room holds up to 70 guests.


Pricing would be based off the menu pricing at the date of your event.

NOTE: Due to the uncertain times, prices for goods and services, including food, may not remain stable into the near future. The prices listed on our menu are current. However, due to market conditions, these prices are subject to change. If there is an unusual  food cost increase for anything on your menu, we will do our best to find a replacement, if this is what you wish to do, to keep your cost stable. Please speak with your Event Coordinator for additional information.


Prior to your event, we require a deposit of $500.00. (dinner)

There is a food & beverage minimum for each dining room.

Veranda: $1,500.00 food & beverage minimum

Kohler room: $2,000.00 food & beverage minimum

Oak room:  $2,000.00 food & beverage minimum

If you reach the minimum for food & beverage (per room), then the $500.00 deposit will be applied to cover part of your bill.

If the minimum for food & beverage (per room) is not reached, the $500.00 deposit can be applied to make up a portion of the difference.

The room deposit payment information is collected over the phone or in-person when the reservation is made or no less than 2 weeks before the event date.

Any cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event date will receive the room deposit fee as a non-refundable $500.00 Lake Elmo Inn gift certificate.

Cancellations must be made directly with a Lake Elmo Inn employee, not through email or voicemails.


For private dining/groups of 20+ guests we would use a limited menu and have you select 4-6 entrees options, entrées are selected from our restaurant menus to make a special condensed menu for your group.

Our website has more details on selecting you menu:


Please let me know if you have any additional questions.



Lake Elmo Inn Restaurant




Beverages: coffee, tea and soda/pop are $3.00 per person and are refillable. (Lemonade is non-refillable).

Cocktails: may be either hosted (all on one tab), drink tickets, cash bar or not offered at all. Please let us know which option you would prefer. There are many variations to fit any budget.


Hor D'oeuvres (optional)

Whether you are offering your guests an Hor D’oeuvres party or decide to add these in addition to your entrees at the beginning of your party, we have many options for you to choose from. At this time we cannot offer served or buffet style service due to covid.


Soup/Salad (optional)

Please keep in mind that a beginning soup or salad is not included with your entrees. You may choose to offer your guests a cup of soup or a small Caesar or Market salad. See your choices and prices below. This is a discounted rate for your large group.



You may choose up to five entrees off our menu for your guest’s selection.

With luncheon entrees please choose either the vegetable de jour, French fries, Minnesota wild rice, linguine. Sandwiches & Burgers please choose either house-made chips, French fries, sweet potato fries, salad of the day, a cup of the soup of the day.  



You may choose up to five entrees off our menu for your guest’s selection.

With dinner entrees, please choose from(pick two): Minnesota wild rice, potato of the day, baked potato, linguine.


Dessert (optional)

Your dessert options are as follows: our dessert tray may be shown and guests choose whatever they would like ($7.00-$8.50) (these desserts change daily), a platter of our assorted mini desserts* (we recommend 2 – 3 per person $2.25 each), mini sins/turtles ONLY are $2.50 each,  a freshly made cake *, or no dessert at all. Again please let us know of your preference.

*Please note that cake and mini dessert orders need a minimum of 36-hour advance notice.


We thank you for your reservation with the Lake Elmo Inn. Additional questions please contact  Candice during weekday, daytime hours please.  Monday-Friday 8am-4pm