Madison Wisconsin Weddings
♥ It’s great place to get married ♥
Barn at Harvest Moon
This place is dreamy. If you want an outdoor-feel as well as amenities like changing rooms and a full-service kitchen, I recommend the Barn at Harvest Moon. There is a huge stone fireplace, big oak tables, and old beams. The lighting in a barn is romantic, the landscape is picturesque, and the whole place is perfectly Wisconsin. For your out-of-town guests, yours will be a destination wedding! The family who owns the barn remodeled it just for weddings and they couldn’t be more helpful.
If you love the rolling hills west of Madison, you will love this place. The barn is over 100 years old and sits on 200 acres of “blue mounds.” There are horses, sunflowers, and a gorgeous Wisconsin pastoral scene all around. The barn is beautiful, the people are helpful, and the quaint little town of Mount Horeb is right there with trolls to welcome all your guests.
If you are looking for an elegant barn, this is it. It was built in the 1920s and recently remodeled. There are three levels in the barn, all with gorgeous wood floors, romantic railings and stairwells, all of which make for really beautiful, naturally lit photos. There is also a deck that looks out over a classic Wisconsin scene and makes a great spot for magical sunset photos.
This park is a treasure! If you want an outdoor wedding, but want a chance-of-rain back-up-plan, Olin Park works. You can set up chairs on the gently sloping hill so that guest can look out over Lake Mendota to see the Capitol and downtown. A sandy beach, huge old trees, plenty of open lawn, and the barn itself, all offer endless possibilities for wedding activities, as well as natural photo opportunities. If kids are on the guest list, they’ll be thrilled to know there is a playground! Others might be thrilled to know you can legally serve alcohol at this park. And Olin is right off the beltline, next to a major hotel, on the bike path, and minutes from downtown Madison. Reservations for Olin Park are made through the City of Madison (608-266-4711).
This park is a local favorite in the heart of the near west side of Madison. It has hiking trails that wander through forest and restored prairie. There are twelve stone fireplaces within the woods, all straight out of a storybook, and two different shelters to choose from, depending on what you are looking for. If you want to get married in the woods, but want to make sure all friends and family can be accommodated and comfortable, this is a great spot. Reservations for the shelters are made through the City of Madison (608-266-4711).
Lussier Family Heritage Center
This place is made to accommodate the specific needs of weddings. The building has a stone hearth, a warm and inviting banquet hall with walls of hardwoods that looks beautiful in candlelight, and a large deck overlooking a gorgeous prairie. At dusk, the birds are swooping and singing over the native flowers. The Center is just on the edge of Madison, which makes it easy to get to, but it’s within Lake Farm County Park and feels like a little escape to a quieter pace.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Olbrich Botanical Gardens is one of my favorite places to take pictures! There are tunnels of rose bushes, water features with lily pads and rippling water, bridges over brooks, stone paths through cottage gardens and rocky hillsides, not to mention weeping willows and flowering trees. The colors and foliage are a great backdrop for any kind of wedding, whether informal or traditional. Inside, there are three rooms that can be rented and the professional staff takes care of set up and everything you need. Both local and out-of-town guests will be delighted by Olbrich during any season.
A backyard wedding
If you happen to have the perfect backyard yourself, go for it. Or if someone has offered to host your wedding in their gorgeous yard, say yes. Backyard weddings make for some of the most amazing photos because you’ll find all your favorite people looking like movie stars relaxing in the garden. I love taking pictures of people feeling at ease and at home during their wedding. If tying the knot with your loved one in a familiar place appeals to you, having a backyard wedding is a great way to make memories that sparkle and shine.
I love photographing weddings in Madison Wisconsin. It’s my home and a place I totally fell in love with. I have found that weddings in Wisconsin are really about love and the union between two people. It’s not a “show off” event. It’s real and rich with family and friends who have gathered to celebrate and support the couple’s union. This page is to help you with planning your Madison Wisconsin Wedding. Scroll through the page. I have links to some of my favorite local wedding locations & an awesome organization that I am apart of. I hope you find it useful!
- Awesome wedding vendors to choose from.
- Lots of outdoor wedding venues.
- Cheese please!
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