Five New Spaces Offer Luxurious Wedding Backdrops in Wisconsin

From modern to meadow, these spaces have set the tone for stylish events and unique guest experiences.
Written by
Sherri Hildebrandt


Wisconsin Bride Spring/Summer 2024

The Aisling — Hudson

Bright, airy spaces and lush outdoor vistas make Hudson’s newest venue, The Aisling, the perfect all-inclusive luxury setting for your special day. Situated next to Troy Burne Golf Club, one of the top 100 public courses in America, The Aisling opened summer of 2023. The reception hall (completely separate from the clubhouse) has a 300-guest capacity, indoor ceremony options and a full-service bar. The serene outdoor ceremony spaces are impeccably landscaped with tall grasses, evergreens and boulders. The Aisling provides exclusive catering and bar services, but outside desserts and getting-ready snacks are allowed.

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The Trade — Milwaukee

The Trade, one of Milwaukee’s newest hotels, merges chic modern spirit with historic past. Located in Deer District, The Trade is in the sports and entertainment hub of the city, adjacent to Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. The nine-story hotel has a variety of spaces for weddings large and small, ranging from ballroom to an intimate outdoor terrace. Solomon, the second-floor restaurant, is named for Solomon Juneau, a fur trader and land speculator who helped found Milwaukee, and features fixtures resembling copper brew kettles as a nod to the city’s history, while Cream City Brick and impressive views make for one-of-a-kind photo backdrops for your first look and beyond. On-site catering and bar service are part of the package.

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LaRocque Farms — Lake Geneva

With 80 acres of rolling hills, orchards, gardens and a pond, you can’t not find a perfect site for your ceremony at LaRocque Farms. Husband and wife team Rob and Amy LaRocque have lovingly transformed their property into the wedding venue they dreamed of. “Two years ago, when we were looking for wedding venues ourselves, we quickly realized Lake Geneva needed a venue like ours,” says Amy LaRocque. A two-story horse barn built in the 1800s has been transformed into a breezy, bright indoor space for wedding ceremonies, receptions and other events, but a 77-foot by 63-foot white sailcloth tent is also included. The entire property can be yours from Friday evening through Sunday morning, May through October—the farm’s most picturesque months.

Studio This Is

Amy LaRoque

Studio This Is

South Second — Milwaukee

Once a manufacturing warehouse, South Second in Walker’s Point offers a modern, industrial space in the vibrant heart of the city. The interior’s open floor plan and overhead garage doors are easily customizable, and a lounge on the mezzanine is a cozy conversation spot overlooking the main ceremony and reception space. But it’s the new outdoor patio, balcony and bar opening in June that has Saz’s Hospitality Group excited. It will allow for a seated outdoor ceremony of 225 guests and a cocktail reception for an indoor/outdoor event of 300. Saz’s Catering will handle food and beverage services, and event planners are included with a booking.

McNiel Photography

Complete Weddings

The Commodore – A Bartolotta Restaurant Delafield 

Now taking bookings for May and beyond, The Commodore – A Bartolotta Restaurant will inhabit a historic property on the shores of Nagawicka Lake near Delafield. Built in 1902 and opened as Hasslinger’s Pleasant View Hotel & Resort in 1905, The Commodore – A Bartolotta Restaurant, will be a multi-level fine-dining restaurant and event destination that will “pay tribute to the past, with modern touches that will carry the destination into the future.” Along with an over-4,600-square-foot ballroom that will accommodate up to 220 guests, The Commodore – A Bartolotta Restaurant features a bridal suite and bespoke getting-ready room, a lounge and two special outdoor spaces: the Pleasant View Pavilion (accommodates 220 guests) and the Fountain Patio, great for small ceremonies or a cocktail reception (accommodates 100 guests).

Courtesy of The Commodore

Courtesy of The Commodore