The Best Wisconsin Wedding Venues

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

Madison, WI area

Sugarland Farm – Mazomanie (wedding photos)
Door Creek Orchard – Cottage Grove
Shake Rag Alley Folk School – Mineral Point
Century Barn – Mt Horeb (wedding photos)
Eloise Wedding Barn – Mt Horeb  (coming summer 2020)
Swan Barn Door – Wisconsin Dells
Vennebu Hill Farm – Wisconsin 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 (wedding photos)
O’Brien Barn – Madison (wedding)
Emilys Ten Oaks Barn – Madison
Farmin’ Betty’s – Columbus
Tumbledown Barn – Verona
Fields Reserve – Stoughton
The Lageret Warehouse – Stoughton
MJ’s Farm – Marshall
Paoli Mill Terrace + Park – Paoli
Over the Vines Vineyard and Wine Barn – Edgerton
Camp Rotamer – Janesville

Horse Barn at huntington Farms

Southwest WI 
Norskedalen Heritage Center – Coon Valley (wedding photos)
Country Pleasures B&B – Cashton
Kickapoo Valley Reserve – La Farge
Justin Trails Barn – Sparta (wedding photos)
Myrick Park Center – La Crosse (wedding photos)
Cedar Creek Barn – Winona, MN
Burlap and Bells – Black River Falls (wedding photos)
Sherwood Forest –  Blair
Hidden Meadow + Barn – Pepin
Villa Bellezza Vineyard – Pepin
Hilltop – Spring Green (wedding photos)
Octagon Barn – Spring Green
White Oak Savannah – Dodgeville 
Folklore Village – Boscobel (wedding photos)
Aldo Leopold Center – Rural – Black Earth
Chapters on the Horizon – Viola


The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond Wedding


Milwaukee, WI area
Camp Wandawega – Elkhorn (wedding photos #1, #2)
Camp DewanBurlington (wedding photos)
Lakewood FarmsMukwonago
Boxed and Burlap Delavan
Old World Wisconsin – Farm  – Eagle
Bennett BarnWatertown
The Landing 1841Burlington
Rustic Barn At Prairie GardensBurlington
The Farm at Dover – Burlington (wedding photos)
The Barn at Wagon Wheel Farm – Burlington
Rustic Manor 1848 – Delafield
Fete – Wales
Urban Ecology Center – Milwaukee
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center – Milwaukee (eng photos)
Trimborn Farm – Milwaukee
Ramhorn Farm – Milwaukee
Twisted Willow Kitchen + FarmMilwaukee
Rustic Manor 1848 Hartland
Barn at Trinity Peak – Oconomowoc


Camp Wandawega Lodge by ray and kelly


Central + Northern WI
The Enchanted Barn – Rice Lake (wedding photos)
Cedar Hill Farm
 – Markesan
Caribou Bay Retreat – Coloma
Kamp Kenwood – Chippewa Falls
Willow Pond – Weyauwega
North Lakeland Discovery Center Manitowish Waters
Island of Happy Days – Birchwood
Echo Valley Barn – New Richmond
Coons Franklin Lodge – Arbor Vitae
Tansy Hill Farm – Wausau
Blue Vista Farm – Bayfield
The Inn on Madeline Island – Bayfield
Northern Haus – Door County
Garden Gables – Door County
About Thyme Farm – Door County
Woodwalk Gallery – Door County
Cana Island Lighthouse – Door County
Alchemy Fields Barn + GalleryDoor County
Gordon Lodge – Door County
Kress Pavilion – Door County
Heritage Hill State Park – Green Bay
Gather on Broadway – Green Bay
Hinterland Brewery – Green Bay
The Grain Loft – Algoma
Mulberry Lane FarmAppleton
Barnsite Retreat – Kewaunee
Wade House – Plymouth
Lake Orchard Farm Retreat – Sheboygan
Kohler Arts Center – Sheboygan
Paine Art Center & Gardens – Oshkosh
Brighton Acres – Oshkosh
Irish Barn – Kohler
Simply Country Barn – Freedom


Wandawega Lake Resort by ray and kelly


Minnesota Wedding Venues
Mayowood Stone Barn – Rochester, MN (wedding photos)
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



  1. 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?

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

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

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

  5. Awesome, thanks!!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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!

  10. oops- it’s in Weyauwega WI

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

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

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