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The natural beauty of the church and surrounding grounds is what attracted Matthew and Ashley Kroneberger to the Green Lake Stave Chapel in Spicer. Submitted photo

Rural churches offer traditional options with view of the outdoors


No matter how impressive an outdoor wedding ceremony may be, some couples just can’t imagine being married anywhere but inside a church.

Fortunately, in the west central Minnesota area, several smaller churches offer couples a taste of both – a traditional wedding set against a gorgeous natural backdrop in the country. 

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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