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The Best Wisconsin Outdoor Wedding Venues

What can be more beautiful than an outdoor Wisconsin wedding? From rustic barns to rolling landscapes by the water, Wisconsin has some of the best outdoor wedding venues. Here are some of my favorites:


The Landing 1841

From a Native American gathering place to the art studio of world-renowned artist and peace activist, Matt Lamb, The Landing 1841 has hosted a number of special people. Though no longer home to runaway slaves or dairy cows, this picturesque barn–located along the banks of the White River in Burlington–is now the perfect place for your outdoor wedding. Indoor and outdoor facilities can accommodate up to 200 guests, and air conditioning and heating ensure that you and your loved ones are comfortable all year round.


Farm at Dover

Another beautiful barn to choose for your outdoor wedding, The Farm at Dover offers a variety of backdrops for your special day. With three ceremony areas, three gardens, and a barn that can seat 160 guests, you know you’ll get some unique photo opportunities. And to top off an already gorgeous location, the property also has a Victorian house that can be rented for use before the wedding, including overnight accommodations. Definitely a hidden gem of Dover.

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Ramhorn Farm

Ramhorn Farm is now available as an event venue for those seeking the timeless splendor of a European Farmstead, right here in southeastern Wisconsin. Beautiful European Charmed Farm tucked away 25 minutes from Milwaukee with amazing manicured gardens and large fields. A pond for your wedding photos or a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. You will be welcomed by a courtyard with endless opportunities for the ceremony, receptions, and even dinner. A stone barn sits further back on the property with trails to lead you to seat up to your 100 guests for dinner.


Over the Vines

Over the Vines has no ordinary barn–they have a wine barn! Located in Edgerton, Over the Vines is the only wedding venue in the area with an on-site vineyard. Licensed bartenders are provided to serve some of their signature wines to up to 200 guests.


Barn at Harvest Moon Pond

For a more traditional barn wedding, check out Barn at Harvest Moon Pond in Poynette. With an 1800’s old English post and beam barn, your 250 guests will feel like they’re stepping back in time. Don’t worry, though–you won’t find any cows or tractors in this barn. Just chandeliers and a large hickory and stone fireplace.


The Rustic Barn at Prairie Gardens

The Richter family is happy to invite you to their home for your special day. After much loving restoration, Tim and Renee’ Richter hosted several of their own parties in The Rustic Barn at Prairie Gardens before welcoming others to their farm located just outside of Burlington. Now you and up to 200 guests can enjoy this beautiful red barn and feel like part of the family.

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Woodwalk Gallery

To wrap up our favorite barns, we’ve got Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor. As the name suggests, the primary purpose of this venue is to showcase art, but all the beautiful sculptures and paintings only make your wedding more special. After the ceremony, your 300 guests can enjoy trails and gardens lined with sculptures, and the historic barn is a great place to reconvene for the reception.


Birch MKE

Birch MKE has a rustic yet refined classic feel incorporating the elegance your wedding deserves. The space incorporates beautiful modern touches, rustic wood, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking our gardens. The outdoor area is beautiful for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and even your evening dance party!


Whistling Straights

The Whistling Straights is more than just a fancy golf course. Spanning two miles of Lake Michigan’s cost in Sheboygan, this venue will have you feeling like you’re in the Irish countryside. With structures like the Irish Barn and Championship Locker Room Terrace for your ceremony and reception, you and your 120 guests will never be out of sight of the rolling hills and seemingly endless lake.


Milford Hills Hunt Club

Located in Johnson Creek, Milford Hills Hunt Club is perfect for your sophisticated outdoor wedding. After a ceremony under the arbor overlooking the water, you and 200 guests can enjoy a decadent meal in The Main Dining Room. If you’re looking for a more intimate wedding, you and 75 guests can savor each bite in The Hideaway. And boys–three different bachelor party packages are available!


Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

If you’ve ever dreamed of having doves released during your wedding ceremony, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center–located in Milwaukee–may be the perfect venue for you. While they don’t have any actual doves, you can request the attendance of owls, eagles, hawks, and other birds of prey through their Raptor Program. These feathered friends make for a memorable night for you and your 225 guests.

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Camp Wandawega

If you’re looking for something a little different for your wedding, Camp Wandawega is a place to check out! You and up to 125 guests can rent out  this nearly one-hundred-year-old campground in Elkhorn, and “experience the simple pleasures of simpler times.” You’ll have access to fire pits, cabins, the lakeshore, and even an archery range, and you get to choose exactly how you want to spend your special day.


The Enchanted Barn

If you’re looking for a magical atmosphere for your outdoor Wisconsin wedding, look no further than The Enchanted Barn, located in Hillsdale, WI. The Enchanted barn offers three types of Enchanting wedding packages, which include the Signature Enchanting Wedding Package, the Winter Enchanting Wedding Package, and an Elopement Package. The Enchanted barn offers a signature entree buffet that can seat up to 220 guests! If you prefer to get married during the winter months, the Enchanted barn offers a heated hayloft, fireplace seating, floor heat, and outdoor campfires to keep you and your guest toasty-warm!


Rustic Manor 1848

The Rustic Manor 1848 is a gorgeous barn surrounded by picturesque fields and woods, located in Hartland, WI. The Rustic Manor 1848 has just about everything you need for your wedding from transportation to wedding decor. They even offer a vintage, rustic photo booth with a wide variety of props, that will make your wedding memorable for you and your guests.

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Burlap-and-Bells is a perfect location for those who love nature. If you’re looking for breathtaking outdoor photos of your wedding, Burlap-and-Bells is definitely a spot you want to check out. Burlap-and-Bells offers three beautiful locations to choose from, to tie the knot, which includes a cliffside that overlooks miles of country-side and a tree grove, which gives off a truly natural, bohemian vibe. For more intimate gatherings, Burlap-and-Bells also offers an outdoor vine chapel with bench seating.


Garden Gables

Located just outside of Sister Bay, WI, Garden Gables is a quaint setting for your 100 guests inside the barn or 200 guests at their outside venue. What makes Garden Gables more unique is that they are DIY friendly! They have an on-site wedding planner that will take your visions and make your DIY dreams come true.


The Hidden Meadow

If you’re looking for a truly rustic, yet romantic wedding destination, The Hidden Meadow is exactly what you’re looking for. Tucked away in Pepin, WI, The Hidden Meadow offers gorgeous views of the countryside, with a laid-back vibe. At The Hidden Meadow, your 250 guests can enjoy time playing lawn games and hanging out by the fire.

Bennet Barn

Bennet Barn is a hidden gem that oozes in simplicity with a family-oriented back story. Bennet Barn started when one of the owner’s daughters got engaged and wanted to get married at home in Watertown, WI. They took their old, run-down barn and turned it into something magical that many uses to get married in today. Their very spacious barn hosts up to 300 guests with a huge dance floor–perfect for large receptions. Located next to Bennet Barn, is a small, vintage-style church, which can hold up to 120 people, for those interested in saying “I do” inside the chapel before celebrating with their guests outside.

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Paradise Park

If you are a nature lover, Paradise Park will be nothing short of a paradise destination for your wedding. Sitting on 20 acres east of Madison, WI, Paradise Park is surrounded by fields, woods, gardens, ponds, rivers, and waterfalls. They even offer a park for kids! Paradise Park is perfect for large gatherings, family-friendly, and a beautiful location for wedding photos.


Cupola Barn

The Cupola Barn motto is, “where fairytales come true” and they aren’t kidding! Their landscaping and attention to detail are spectacular! Tucked between acres of beautiful farm fields you can get married in their private backyard surrounding by trees, a little river, and acres of farm fields. The Cupola Barn was built in the 1840s and is the perfect wedding venue for a truly unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Their property also has an elegant bridal she shed, a man cave for the groom, and a secluded fire pit area.


Milwaukee Ivy House

This is one of my ultimate favorite wedding venues that has incredible outdoor space and indoor space! The Milwaukee Ivy House wedding venue is owned and managed by the incredible Milwaukee Airwaves team! We photographed Ramsey’s wedding several years ago and are so proud of him and all of his incredible achievements and the success of his venue! The sit-down capacity at The Ivy House is 250. Their outdoor patio has room to seat 340 people, making it perfect for your wedding ceremony and reception.  


Most of these stunning Wisconsin Wedding Venues provide detailed information about their event space such as their available dates, capacity, and indoor/outdoor options in case of poor weather on their websites.

Feel free to click around and when you select your venue, Let Us Know!! We love helping brides find the prettiest venue for their special day – – a pretty venue means pretty photos!!!

With so many wonderful options, it’s hard to choose the best Wisconsin venue for your wedding.

We hope this list has at least helped you narrow down your choices!
Happy Wedding Planning! XO

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Creatives featured in this entry:
Lustrous Beauty Studio, Hair by SmashEt Voila Events, Feisty FlowersMiss Ruby Bridal Boutique, Milwaukee Flower Co. 

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