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Wisconsin Wedding Venues with a View

How to take advantage of the most beautiful of locations on your big day.
Sara Hubbard

Choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions to be made when bringing a wedding together. The location of your celebration largely determines the overall atmosphere and feel that you and your guests will remember for years to come. A venue, particularly when defined by having a show-stopping view, can act as the ultimate piece of décor and serve as the inspiration for the rest of your wedding’s design.

There is an art to perfectly highlighting a picturesque locale, and we’ve consulted with the experts on not only the best venues but tricks to make them look straight out of your dreams.


“Hosting your wedding at a location that offers stunning vistas really enhances what already is a  special day for you and your guests-particularly if those vistas include water or notable landmarks,” says Breanne Chase, the social sales manager at Monona Terrace Convention Center.


“Your photographer can capture the beauty of your day, framed by the breathtaking views at your facility. Plus, you won’t need to make time to travel to more scenic locations for your photo session and you’ll have more time to spend with your guests!” Breanne says.


Consider saying “I do” on the links. “While you may not have thought about having a golf course wedding before – you should definitely consider it! We are a remote yet accessible location; we have a picture-perfect setting with rolling green terrain, and you will save money with a one-stop wedding!” Says Katie Cook, the event coordinator and marketing manager at Glen Erin Golf Club. The club’s Celtic House is one of the largest private event spaces in south central Wisconsin and, coupled with the stunning Irish-inspired course, provides a unique and festive location for any wedding.


A wedding along the coast brings a refreshingly cool touch to your ceremony and reception. A breeze coming off the lake and the rich blue backdrop make for an inimitable atmosphere. The Edgewater, situated along Lake Mendota, invites couples to make that coastal dream a reality. The venue’s Grand Plaza sits right on top of the lake, so your guests can watch sailboats meander past in the distance as you say your vows. You can even enjoy a dinner cruise to fully experience the lakeside lifestyle, and the wedding concierge team at The Edgewater has the unmatched expertise to bring it all together.


Natural landscapes are the original fine art. So, treat them as you would any museum-worthy piece and give your venue’s view the gallery treatment. We recommend ‘framing’ the view with either a custom arbor or arch that we can build in house specifically for your wedding or renting one of our arbors or arches from our current inventory, all accented with flowers from your favorite florist,” says Jan Oelke, owner and founder of Relics Rentals.

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