December 28, 2015

The Best Outdoor & Indoor Venues in Wisconsin


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Wedding Venues the first or second thing booked when you are in the planning stages of your wedding. The venue no matter if you have dreamed of your wedding since you were little or since Pinterest was invented. It is where your wedding comes to life, the bones of your wedding details complimenting the table settings and wedding attire. There are so many beautiful venues here in Wisconsin, some of these I haven’t heard of before or they are new, but all stunning in their own and unique ways.

Here are some of my barn and outdoor favorites that I have shot at or have been DYING to shoot at! Venues that are unique, beautiful and perfect for any size of wedding! There is something about saying your vows under a beautiful tree or while the sun beams down on your through the barn boards. I have had conversations with clients about how their family wants them to get married in a church, but their heart is not with that idea. We agree that it has nothing to do with tradition – it has to do with the idea they have of their wedding day.

As my Mom told me once – “God is not only in a church, he is everywhere.”

BADGER FARMS / DEERFIELD WISCONSIN – unique Barn with a variety for ceremony locations – beautiful wheat fields, gorgeous tree to say I DO! // Jen & Josh

OVER THE VINES / EDGERTON WISCONSIN –  beautiful winery for your wedding reception and ceremony and a chic bridal suite //  Evelyn & Matt

BRIGHTON ACRES / OSHKOSH WISCONSIN – rustic barn with a full indoor barn with air conditioning, beautiful light beaming through the boards for a dreamy first dance // Crystal & Eric

THE BARN AT HARVEST MOON POND / POYNETT WISCONSIN – modern rustic for a classy outdoor wedding

THE ENCHANTED BARN / HILLSDALE WISCONSIN – romantic, raw, rustic and stunning locations for photo opportunities

FARMING BETTY /COLUMBUS WISCONSIN  – rustic and fun wedding location

BENNET BARN / WATERTOWN WISCONSIN  – seriously breath taking is right!

THE FARM AT DOVER / DOVER WISCONSIN – beautiful rustic barn with a even more beautiful Victorian home on the property

CENTURY BARN / MT HOREB WISCONSIN – my dear friend got married there and it’s beautiful!

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MULBERRY LANE / SHERWOOD WISCONSIN – petting zoo, beautiful barn and property – something for everyone!

JUSTIN TRAILS / SPARTA WISCONSIN – beautiful rolling hills, restored barn and llamas, and amazing trails!

WHISTLER’S KNOLL WINERY – HORTONVILLE WISCONSIN – a beautiful barn for an intimate indoor wedding or stunning gardens and vines for that beautiful Summer Day!

SUGARLAND BARN / ARENA WISCONSIN – a beautiful and unique garden estate with a stunning barn and charming guest house!

WHISTLING STRAIGHTS /  IRISH BARN / KOHLER WISCONSIN – on the water with breath taking views

ALDO NATURE CENTER / MONONA WISCONSIN – eco friendly and beautiful grounds


BIRCH HILL BARN – stunning, romantic and rustic

ONE OAK BARN / PULASKI WISCONSIN – rustic and chic with beautiful grounds

NORSKEDALEN NATURE RESERVE / COON VALLEY – stunning, romantic and rustic. So many beautiful locations for your reception and ceremony, also great places for your guests to roam.

APPLE TREE LANE B&B / WAUPACA WISCONSIN – elegant bed and breakfast with a river, area for a tent and beautiful guest rooms. // Emily & Chad

WILLOW POND B&B / WEYAUWEGA WISCONSIN – rustic barn with a charming bed and breakfast – and amazing owners! // Chris & Nicole

SANGER HOUSE GARDENS / MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN – stunning gardens perfect for an intimate outdoor wedding // Amber & Justin

ABOUT TYME FARM / DOOR COUNTY WISCONSIN – stunning, rustic and romantic

IOLA WINTER SPORTS CLUB / IOLA WISCONSIN – perfect for your outdoor wedding – get married on the trails – get ready outside – BEAUTIFUL! // Sara & Adam

BARN AT WINDY PINES / WATERLOO WISCONSIN – rustic chic for any wedding

BURLAP & BELLS / BLACK RIVER FALLS WISCONSIN – the perfect venue for those who want to get married among the trees

SANGER HOUSE / MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN – a beautiful garden for an intimate outdoor wedding!

CEDAR HILL BARN /MARKESAN WISCONSIN –  is the perfect peaceful and rustic location for your next special occasion gathering

Outdoor Wedding Venues Wisconsin

Even though I adore outdoor weddings I am a HUGE lover of architecture and history! Growing up I would get lost in architecture books – the reason why I went to school for Interior Design. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the design aspects of old buildings along with the history behind them. Here are some of my favorite indoor and history filled venues, that are filled with character and design.

PRITZLAFF / MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN – historic and stunning!


CUVEE – MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN – perfect for that modern and intimate wedding

VILLA TERRACE – MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN – the perfect location if you are looking for a romantic venue with beautiful gardens

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART – MADISON WISCONSIN – modern, classic and perfect for a rooftop ceremony


 I know there are more out there – do you have any I have missed? Comment below!

Sara Griena 10:33 December 29, 2015 Reply
Great list! I was looking all over for something like this while planning our wedding!
Tiffany 20:36 December 29, 2015 Reply
Cedar hill barn, Markesan, WI
    Christine 14:06 December 30, 2015 Reply
    YES - how did I miss that one! LOVE THAT PLACE!
Holly 15:50 January 17, 2016 Reply
How about including Whistler's Knoll in your list? A Vineyard & Winery with a beautifully renovated barn and amazing pavilion located on the vineyard. Gardens everywhere! Thank you!

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