In search of a rustic, outdoor, or barn venue in WI? (Southeast)

06.02.2013

Are you getting married and looking for an outdoor venue that you’ll fall in love with? Seeking a rustic, organically beautiful location? Over the next 4 weeks, I will be sharing some of my favorite wedding venues in Wisconsin.

If you follow my blog or my work on Facebook, you’ll see that I prefer to work primarily with natural light, so I adore outdoor weddings. Simple, naturally beautiful venues that really take advantage of our spring/summer/fall seasons in the Midwest – I will never get tired of them.  Whether they take place in a backyard, under a grove of trees, beside a lake, or in a rustic barn, I just can’t get enough of the amazing places that my couples choose for their weddings; places that truly reflect their personalities and are perfect environments for their celebration!

I have been in the same shoes for a few months, searching high and low for a perfect venue. I found it really difficult to find one “master list” or one website that specifically listed outdoor venues in Wisconsin. So…I did my research, for quite some time I might add, and I’d love nothing more than to share the list of unique, lesser known venues that I’ve compiled. Hopefully this is helpful for all of you lovely brides & grooms on the hunt for your perfect venue!   Disclaimer: it is by no means a complete list, this is just a list of places that I was able to locate – I’ll be sharing venues specific to a different section of the state each week for 4 weeks.

This week the region I will focus on is… Southeast WI:

The Irish Barn & Whistling Straits – Kohler
River Wildlife – Kohler
Riverbend – Kohler
Family Farm – Grafton
Twisted Willow Farm – Port Washington
Ramhorn Farm – Mequon
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center – Bayside/Milwaukee
Pritzlaff (brick warehouse) – Milwaukee
Urban Ecology Center – various Milwaukee locations
Trimborn Farm – Greendale/Milwaukee

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The Farm at Dover – Kansasville/Waterford
Camp Wandawega – Elkhorn
The Rustic Barn at Prairie Gardens – Burlington
Bennett Barn – Watertown
Holy Hill Art Farm – Hubertus

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.Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Milwaukee

.Mountaintop Chalet (at the Grand Geneva Resort) – Lake Geneva
Abbey Springs – Lake Geneva
Rustic Manor 1848 – Delafield
Milford Hills Hunt Club – Johnson Creek (more photos here)
Over the Vines – Edgerton (more photos here)
The Lageret (brick warehouse) – Stoughton

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The Farm at Dover, Kansasville, WI

Bridle Barn + Gardens – Madison
Paoli Mill Terrace & Park – Madison
Lussier Center – Madison
Dettmann Vineyards – Cross Plains/Middleton
O’Brien Barn – Oregon
The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond – Poynette
Orchard Ridge Farms – Rockton, IL (not in WI, but too gorgeous not to mention!)
Sommer Park (Woodland Shelter) / Camp Wokanda – Peoria, IL
Byron Colby Barn – Grayslake, IL

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  Milford Hills Hunt Club, Johnson Creek, WI

Be sure to check out the other posts:  Southwest WI  //  Central & Door Peninsula WI  //  Northern & Northwest WI