Lake Geneva is a storied land. We're not kidding: Lee Phillips and William Bell developed the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" here. Even if your wedding plans don't call for that level of drama, Geneva Ridge Resort - Lake Geneva's newest - is picture-perfect for your Wisconsin wedding.
Geneva Ridge Resort claims the distinction of being the newest getaway resort in Lake Geneva, which means it's a Wisconsin condominium hotel that has gone through major renovations and upgrades. What that means for you and your wedding is spacious guest rooms and suites, mission-style décor and a full-service onsite spa, all on the shores of the ever-romantic Lake Como. It also means 16,000 sq. ft. of wonderful event space, including an outdoor Garden Pavilion and a 4,000-sq.-ft. ballroom that will take your breath away - especially with 80 acres of woods and the sparkling Lake Como as a backdrop. Come to Geneva Ridge Resort, where you'll find that soap opera weddings are always glamorous...but they're better in real life!
The Geneva Ridge Spa & Wellness Center provides the latest technology and design trends in hair, skin and body treatments, as well as diet and exercise physiology.
Geneva Ridge Resort is the exclusive Stay and Play resort for Geneva National Golf Club.
Geneva Ridge Resort is situated between Lake Como and Geneva Lake on Highway 50 from the east or west. From Chicago, take I-294 to I-94 North to Hwy. 50 West; from Milwaukee, take I-43 West to Hwy. 67 South to Hwy. 50 East; from Madison, take take I-90 East to Hwy. 14 East to Hwy. 11 East to Hwy. 50 East.
The Wisconsin press appears to have noticed the Heidel House as a fantastic destination wedding resort – Wisconsin Bride named it Favorite Wisconsin Honeymoon Location for the past four years. That’s to say nothing of the rehearsals, receptions and the wedding itself.
Yep, there’s something very special happening here at Heidel House, and it starts with the fact that somehow a 199-room resort on the shore of Green Lake has managed to become a place of complete relaxation and reflection. That’s evident at the Evensong Spa, which you can get to by strolling the Heidel Hike trail. Actually it’s evident all along these 20 wooded acres, which are highlighted by the resort’s historic carriage houses and the Grey Rock Mansion. Can you see a wedding happening here? We can. With lawns overlooking Green Lake, the expansive Carriage House patio, the transfixing Dartford Ballroom and even tented areas in the woods and near the gardens, there’s no shortage of unforgettable places to tie the knot. You can even take part of your celebration to the water on the resort’s own 60-ft. yacht!
The Evensong Spa at Heidel House offers a unique blend of natural and high technology products and services from skin care to holistic and aromatherapy treatments.
For golfers, there are 99 holes of golf within 10 minutes of Heidel House Resort and Spa.
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A variety of watercraft rentals at Heidel House includes Glastron 20-ft. speedboats, Bennington 22-ft. pontoons, Yamaha Waverunners and even a Fun Boat with an electric water cannon.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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Discover your dream wedding at Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center, located in the Wisconsin Dells!
Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony or a grand affair, Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, offers the perfect place. Dance beneath sparkling crystal chandeliers and enjoy personalized service that ensures your wedding will be enjoyable for all. More than just a great place for your event, Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center offers guests to your wedding a comfortable place to stay. The bride and groom can even enjoy a complimentary night in one of the resort's luxurious whirlpool suites after the wedding. All this and more awaits you at Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center.
60 N Gasser Road Lake Delton, WI 53940
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For a great way to have fun together before the big day arrives, make a splash at one of two on site waterparks! Indoor or outdoor, aquatic fun is waiting for you.
When Chula Vista makes its claim as the most complete resort experience in Wisconsin Dells, it certainly includes the once-in-a-lifetime experience of getting married, Dells-style, along the Wisconsin River. And you thought waterpark resorts were just for kids.
For one thing, Chula Vista occupies its own serene slice of riverfront woods a discrete distance from the downtown Dells. For another, it’s full of event spaces – part of 160,000 sq. ft. of group facilities, all stunning and all supported by a full team of event planners. If you’re popular, these facilities can accommodate up to 600 people for your Wisconsin Dells wedding; if you’re just human, you’ll love the sweeping views from the Upper Dells and Grand Ballrooms overlooking the river. It doesn’t hurt that the famous indoor and outdoor waterparks at Chula Vista add to an atmosphere that tells you you’ve gotten away to an entirely new world that’s just for you among the Spa del Sol, the 18-hole Cold Water Canyon golf course and any of 10 restaurants, lounges and outdoor cafes.
Spa Del Sol offers six luxurious treatment rooms including the Vichy Shower Room and the outdoor Hot Springs.
Follow I-90/94 to Exit 87. Count seven sets of stoplights and you’ll reach Hwy. 13 North. Turn left onto Hwy. 13 North and travel 2.8 miles. Turn left onto Chula Vista Parkway. From the east, go to the intersection of Hwys. 16, 23 and 13. Go north on 13 for three miles. Turn left at the Chula Vista Parkway entrance.
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The Kaminski Bros. Chophouse offers dinners seven nights a week, based on hand-cut, dry-aged beef, well-chosen wines and extraordinary service. It’s located on the second floor of Chula Vista Resort.
You probably knew that we couldn’t name 10 top Wisconsin wedding resorts without including at least one in legendary Door County. We’re happy not to disappoint you, and we’re quite certain that if you’re planning a Wisconsin wedding, the Landmark Resort won’t either.
Blending with the overall charm of Door County, the Landmark Resort is more like an escape. There are 40 acres of woods here – it’s amazing what kind of ambience that tall, green trees can provide for a wedding celebration – and so many natural features you’ll have a hard time choosing just one outdoor venue for your nuptials. You can be sure your guests will appreciate the waterfalls, paved paths and beautiful gardens here at every turn. And you’ll certainly appreciate the all-suite accommodations, along with the garden terrace, the eight dining options and the gorgeous Egg Harbor Room with elegant space for up to 230. The Landmark Resort offers several wedding packages to make it all easy and affordable – indoors or out, the Wisconsin wedding of your dreams is at your fingertips.
The Ultimate Wedding Package at the Landmark Resort includes a ceremony on the terrace or in the Flagship Garden, a reception in the Egg Harbor Room or the State Room, hors d'oeuvres and meals, cake service and more.
From Chicago, take I-94 North to Milwaukee. Travel on I-43 North to Green Bay. In Green Bay take the Hwy. 54/57 North exit to Sturgeon Bay. Hwy. 57 merges with Hwy. 42 near Sturgeon Bay; stay on Hwy. 42 North. Approximately 12 miles north of Sturgeon Bay, turn left on Hillside Road (1.4 miles to entrance). From Madison, take Hwy. 151 North past Waupun. Exit to Hwy. 26 toward Rosendale/Oshkosh. Take Hwy. 41 North. In Green Bay take Hwy. 43 South. Then take Exit 185 (Hwy. 54/57 North) to Sturgeon Bay.
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The Carrington Pub and Grill offers a variety of live entertainment, including a Comedy Club, area vocalists and bands and, of course, karaoke!
One look at the sweeping double staircase in front of Sheboygan’s Blue Harbor Resort, and you know what this property is about: romance, elegance and celebration. Which adds up to the perfect Wisconsin wedding – in this case, on the shores of the grand, serene Lake Michigan.
In fact, Blue Harbor Resort is one of the only Wisconsin wedding resorts with a lakefront location. This fact won’t go unnoticed, either: an invigorating stroll along the majestic waterfront promenade can be practice for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. And even though a wedding can be just the start of a new family, the existing family and friends will find a complete vacation to go along with all the celebrating. Blue Harbor features an AVEDA Elements Spa and a 43,000-sq.-ft. indoor waterpark, too! If you’re surprised that a Wisconsin wedding resort this elegant would be so family-friendly, that’s part of the idea. Blue Harbor Resort is one of a dozen destination resorts owned by Great Wolf Lodge, who know a thing or two about waterparks. But it’s the only one with this unique aura of luxury, romance and family fun.
From the north, take I-43 toward Sheboygan. Take exit 126 to Hwy. 23 going east. Turn right onto 14th Street going south and then left onto Indiana Ave., which brings you directly to the traffic circle at South Pier Drive. Traveling north on I-43, take exit 123 to Hwy. 28 going east. Turn right onto South Washington Street, left onto South Business Drive and right onto Indiana Ave. into the traffic circle.
The grand, three-story lobby at Blue Harbor Resort is home to the world’s largest hand-blown glass sculpture.
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Elements Spa at Blue Harbor Resort provides five treatment rooms, soft music, aromatherapy candles and a Feng Shui-balanced atmosphere with a variety of treatments for men, women, large groups and special occasion parties. There’s even the Scoops Kid Spa for those 12 and under!
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Dream weddings come true at Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat, where 700 acres of lush woodlands create the perfect backdrop for your big day. An experienced staff takes all the stress out of the planning and ensures that the wedding runs as smoothly as possible, leaving couples to focus on the one they love.
Say "I do" overlooking the sparkling shores of one of the resort's two lakes, cradled by a seemingly endless sea of majestic forest. Bundled with the idyllic natural scenery is an elegant banquet room suited for an unforgettable reception. Delicious hors d'oeuvres tempt your taste buds before you taste outstanding buffet and plated meal options like apricot-glazed brisket of beef and pistachio-crusted salmon. And, since the expert planners take care of all the small details, your only focus is enjoying your big day. Newlyweds can admire the Wisconsin wilderness with a cottage or lake house stay. Curl up beside the fireplace with a bottle of champagne or look out amongst the roaming lake waters. Explore the natural splendor on a romantic stroll or just stay in with your soul mate. With the help of an idyllic setting and a superb staff, fairytale weddings are written at Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat.
N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego, WI 54888
Not only are Lake Julia and Hoinville Lake beautiful scenery; they also offer a wealth of water sports.
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Savor some contemporary Wisconsin cuisine at the onsite Pine Lodge Restaurant, which overlooks the shores of Lake Julia.
This Wisconsin resort is easy to get to – less than 2.5 hours from Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. It’s even easier to get married at, with the romantic Kettle Moraine forest all around and Elkhart Lake just outside. And weddings are certainly included when they call The Osthoff “your place on the lake.”
We can’t think of a better place to make a lifetime commitment than your place on the lake. But if you’re thinking that your place on the lake is a rustic lake cabin, take a look at the wedding facilities at The Osthoff. Now you’re thinking Four Diamond resort hotel, with ballrooms named Villa Gottfried and the Palm Garden and ultra-modern amenities blended into an overall turn-of-the-century style. There’s also a parlor area and the Elk Room, featuring breathtaking lake views and – even for groups of up to 600 – a hint of luxurious intimacy. And a one-, two- or three-bedroom luxury suite awaits each member of your wedding party, complete with fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen or kitchenette and a private balcony to fully enjoy your place on Elkhart Lake.
Private spa suites at Aspira, the onsite spa at The Osthoff, are designed to complement nature and the lake.
Kettle Moraine State Forest is excellent for mountain biking, and The Osthoff offers a wide selection of bicycle rentals onsite.
From Chicago, take I-294 North to I-94. I-94 will turn into I-43 North just outside of Milwaukee. Follow I-43 North and veer left to Exit 97, which turns into Hwy. 57 North. Turn left onto Hwy. 23 West, and exit onto Hwy. 67 North. Turn left. Follow Hwy 67 North to Elkhart Lake. Turn left at the four-way stop onto Rhine Street. Turn left onto Osthoff Avenue.
The wedding bells echo throughout the pristine Wisconsin wilderness at Stout's Island Lodge. Whether you're searching for a grand celebration or an intimate reception, a helpful staff and outstanding accommodations combine to create the wedding of your dreams!
Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Red Cedar Lake, your island wedding is an elegant yet relaxed celebration of your love. Private spaces cater to parties as small as 10 guests and large tented weddings accommodate up to 175 friends and loved ones. Private use of the island allows you to be alone with those you're close to while non-exclusive events allow you to share your love with other island vacationers. And, with such breathtaking natural scenery, your wedding is one nobody will soon forget. A total of 42 guestrooms on the island accommodate your close guests. Steeped in rustic luxury, these cabins are the perfect place for a tranquil lovers' stay. Barrel-vaulted ceilings and wood-burning fireplaces add to the elegance while panoramic lake views provide inspiring scenery. Get up close to the lake on lawn chairs or embark on a romantic stroll through the lush nature trails. Your wedding fantasy becomes reality at Stout's Island Lodge!
2799 27th Street, Birchwood, WI 54817
Romantic recreation unfolds when you canoe the idyllic lake waters together. Spot beautiful wildlife as you paddle through the sparkling shores.
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Private decks, elegant fireplaces, and lake views enhance the romance.
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Olympia Resort has all your desires covered to make your wedding a day to remember. From a ceremony within the romance of the garden gazebo to grand ballrooms, all of your expectations will be exceeded.
Before your special day, be in the spotlight and take in a day at the Ospa with swedish massages, body treatments, facials, and more. Revel in your wedding ballroom as you and up to 450 guests enjoy a decadent meal on fine china and linens and a night of sheer elegance. Or, take the party outside into a pristine white tent filled with friends and family. Top off your stay with a round of golf at Western Lakes Championship Golf Club, cruise the boutiques and antiques of downtown, or horseback ride through Muskego Park. Olympia Resort and all the surrounding wonder is sure to make your wedding experience shine.
1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
The Ospa not only offers treatments such as massages, manicures and pedicures, and facials, but it also features saunas, whirlpools, and steam rooms. Choose from a variety of packages including bridal packages.
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Dine at any of the three locations within Olympia Resort. Rick's Restaurant is classic and casual with an all you can eat Friday fish fry and prime-rib on Saturday nights. Club Indigo offers daily drink specials, live entertainment, karaoke, and dancing. Cricket's Martini Lounge provides a casual, social atmosphere. Also, take a few swings at the indoor golf simulator.
Here’s a thought for your Wisconsin wedding that puts you and an entire Lake Superior island at the heart of the celebration. The Inn on Madeline Island isn’t just an inn – you can choose private vacation homes, condos, townhomes and more for any size gathering on your big day.
The Inn on Madeline Island offers as one of its centerpieces The Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar, where every seat provides a spectacular Lake Superior view and the wine list goes on and on. The Pub specializes in Wisconsin wedding meals and receptions! Another highlight is the new Lightkeeper’s Lodge – spacious luxury hotel suites around a great room that’s perfect for celebrations like yours. Although a variety of accommodations are available all over Madeline Island – which is part of the magic – the staff at the Inn on Madeline Island can arrange every detail of your wedding including lodging, menu options, rentals, central locales for larger groups and even local park rentals.
The Inn on Madeline Island has year-round luxury accommodations, ideal for exploring the amazing Ice Caves in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Area.
Madeline Island is located in the Chequamegon Bay area of Lake Superior. Ferries depart from Bayfield, Wisconsin for the 2.6-mile trip to the island. Access to the ferry landing is via Highway 13 North from Highway 2 East or West.
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The Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar also features a seasonal swimming pool and sauna.
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We couldn’t resist the wedding symbolism: getting married on an island, as if you’re the only two people in the world. The existence of Barkers Island itself, against all odds, just like your romance. That and, well, Barkers Island Inn is just a really cool place for a Wisconsin wedding.
The history of Barkers Island – created in the late 1800s, gaining local fame as a getaway for the elite, fading from view, then coming back even better than before – is a big part of what makes its namesake resort, Barkers Island Inn, a terrific Wisconsin wedding destination today. As part of that you’ll discover a full-service resort with an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and an adjacent 420-slip Lake Superior marina that you can see from nearly every guest room or suite. You’ll also discover how easy it is to get married here. The Great Lakes Conference and Banquet Rooms at Barkers Island Inn provide 3,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, supported by full catering and menu options and planning staff. If you’re going to get married, get married on an island. And if you’re getting married on an island, there’s no better place than Barkers Island Inn!
The Captain’s Suites at Barkers Island Inn feature whirlpool bathtubs and terrific Lake Superior views.
Just moments away from Barkers Island Inn is the SS Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum, offering tours of the last remaining whaleback ship in the world. These rounded-hull ships were used on Lake Superior in the late 1800s.
Barkers Island is named for Captain Charles S. Barker, who created the island while dredging the harbor for large ships.
Other Top Wisconsin Wedding Resorts
- Geneva Ridge Resort
- Heidel House Resort & Spa
- Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center
- Chula Vista Resort
- Landmark Resort
- Blue Harbor Resort & Spa
- Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat
- The Osthoff Resort
- Stout's Island Lodge
- Olympia Resort: Hotel, Spa and Conference Center
- The Inn on Madeline Island
- Barker's Island Inn Resort & Conference Center