The Best Wisconsin Wedding Venues

August 16, 2011

Best Midwest Weddding Venues

We photograph almost exclusively in outdoor-based environments because we feel they are the best places that allow us to tell wedding stories that are full of color, movement and life. Our favorites are those with personal meaning to the couple that they also find beautiful and inspiring.

Over time, we’ve compiled a list of great, accessible, unique wedding vendors and venues in and around Wisconsin (a few are in Minnesota/Illinois/Iowa/Michigan). We plan to keep it updated as we connect with more great people and places that cater to weddings in their own unique ways. While we absolutely love backyard, one-of-a-kind wedding venues with awesome tents, we know that it’s not an option for everyone. So here are a few of our other favorite venues and vendors to help you in your planning! And if you are dreaming of a Camp Wedding Location or here for an Intimate Wedding Location (less than 75 people), go here first.


Unique Wisconsin/Midwest Wedding Venues

Southwest WI 
Norskedalen Heritage Center – Coon Valley (real wedding)
Pedretti Party Barn – Viroqua (real wedding)
Country Pleasures B&B – Cashton
Kickapoo Valley ReserveLa Farge
Justin Trails Barn Sparta (real wedding)
The Nordhaus – Black River Falls (Available spring 2018)
Burlap and BellsBlack River Falls
Sherwood Forest –  Blair
Hidden Meadow + BarnPepin
Villa Bellezza Vineyard – Pepin
Hilltop – Spring Green (real wedding)
Green Spirit Farm – Dodgeville (Available spring 2017)
Folklore VillageBoscobel (real wedding)
Aldo Leopold Center – Rural – Black Earth

Horse Barn at huntington Farms

Madison, WI area
Sugarland Farm – Mazomanie (wedding photos)
Door Creek Orchard – Cottage Grove
Shake Rag Alley Folk School – Mineral Point
Century BarnMt Horeb (wedding photos)
Swan Barn DoorWisconsin Dells 
Devils Lake State Park – Baraboo (wedding photos)
Barn at Harvest Moon Pond – Poynette (wedding photos)
Olin Park – Madison (wedding)
Lussier Family Heritage Center – Madison (wedding photos)
Aldo Leopold Center  – Madison
O’Brien Barn – Madison (wedding)
Farmin’ Betty’s – Columbus
Tumbledown BarnVerona
The Lageret WarehouseStoughton
MJ’s Farm – Marshall
Paoli Mill Terrace + ParkPaoli
Over the Vines Vineyard and Wine Barn – Edgerton
Camp RotamerJanesville

The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond Wedding


Milwaukee, WI area
Camp Wandawega – Elkhorn (wedding photos #1, #2)
Camp DewanBurlington (wedding phots)
Old World Wisconsin – Farm  – Eagle
Bennett BarnWatertown
The Landing 1841Burlington (new 2016)
Rustic Barn At Prairie GardensBurlington
The Farm at Dover – Burlington (wedding photos)
Rustic Manor 1848 – Delafield
Urban Ecology Center – Milwaukee
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center – Milwaukee
Trimborn Farm – Milwaukee
Ramhorn Farm – Milwaukee
Twisted Willow Kitchen + FarmMilwaukee
Rustic Manor 1848 Hartland, WI
Barn at Trinity Peak -Oconomowoc


Camp Wandawega Lodge by ray and kelly


Central + Northern WI
The Enchanted Barn – Rice Lake
Cedar Hill Farm
 – Markesan
Kamp Kenwood – Chippewa Falls
Willow Pond – Weyauwega
North Lakeland Discovery Center Manitowish Waters
Island of Happy Days – Birchwood
Echo Valley Barn – New Richmond
Blue Vista Farm – Bayfield
The Inn on Madeline Island – Bayfield
Garden Gables – Door County
About Thyme Farm – Door County
Woodwalk Gallery – Door County
Cana Island Lighthouse – Door County
Alchemy Fields Barn + GalleryDoor County
Heritage Hill – Green Bay
Mulberry Lane FarmAppleton
Barnsite Retreat – Kewaunee
Wade House – Plymouth
Kohler Arts Center – Sheboygan
Paine Art Center & Gardens – Oshkosh
Irish Barn – Kohler
Brighton Acres – Oshkosh
Simply Country Barn – Freedom
Gather on Broadway – Green Bay


Wandawega Lake Resort by ray and kelly


Minnesota Wedding Venues
Mayowood Stone Barn – Rochester, MN (real wedding)
Edgefield Farm – Henderson, MN
Four Daughters Vineyard – Spring Valley, MN
Round Barn Farm – Red Wing, MN
Rubies and Rust – Minneapolis area
The Greenfield Barn – Minneapolis area
Camrose Hill Flower Studio + Farm – Stillwater MN
Outing Lodge – Stillwater, MN
Bloom Lake BarnTaylors Falls, MN
Julian James Place – Northeast MN
Little Log House Pioneer Village – Hastings, MN
Stonewall Farms – Wilmar, MN

Norskedalen Wedding Photo


Illinois Wedding Venues
Kinnikinnick Farm – Caledonia, IL
Heritage Prairie FarmChicago, IL
Salvage One – Chicago, IL
A New Leaf – Chicago, IL
Little Goat Kitchen – Chicago IL
Warehouse 109 – Plainfield IL
County Line Orchard – (Near Chicago) Hobart, IN
Firefly GrillEffingham, IL

Iowa Wedding Venues
Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca – Iowa City, IA
De Novo Barn – Decorah, IA
Jasper wineryDes Moines, IA
The Celebration Wedding Barn – Iowa City, IA

Michigan Wedding Venues
Post Family Farm – Grand Rapids, MI (real wedding)
Sundance Studios – Benton Harbor, MI
Mill Creek Barn Wilde – Watervliet MI
White Oaks Farm – Ann Arbor, MI
Spider Lake Retreat – Traverse City, MI 
Castle Farms – Charlavoix, MI
Zigerman’s Cornman Farms – Dexter, MI
Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn – Berrien Springs, MI
Centennial Farm – Wayland, MI
Jordan Valley Barn – East Jordan, MI



backyard tented wedding



Also you can go here if you want to see our list of the Best Wedding Vendors in Wisconsin!

And more photos, just because…

Norskedalen Wedding

Camp Wandawega Wedding by ray and kellyCamp Wandawega Treehouse by ray and kelly

Camp Wandawega Treehouse



Hello! Do you have any more information or know where I can get more info on the Nordhaus? Let me know!

Hi Janae, their website seems to be down at the moment. I will send you an email with their contact info.

You missed one! Rustic Manor 1848 in south central WI is pretty amazing!

Just wanted to put our place out there too for a barn/ outdoor wedding spot. Hopefully it will be good for some couple in 2015 – all our saturdays are booked this year!

Hey thanks so much for listing us! We really appreciate it! Have a blessed life! You just blessed mine!

you should check out the Best Wedding Chapel in Shelbyville, IL. They have traveling ministers, a mobile wedding chapel- restored by Trick My Truck, and a beautiful historic chapel with huge stained glass windows.

Another cute, rustic venue in Illinois is Chapel in the Pines in sycamore, IL. They have a small chapel, a wedding gazebo and a vintage inspired banquet hall.

Awesome, thanks!!

What is the picture of the rustic living area with “vandavega” above the fireplace? it looks stunning.

That picture is from Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn WI. Such a great place!

I am from Michigan and my partner is from Wisconsin. We are trying to find a cool barn to rent for the wedding some halfway in-between, possibly NE Wisconsin area but all the locations posted here weren’t up that way. Any suggestions?

We added a few more to the list, but we will also email you a few more.