Sitting uniquely on a peninsular, waterfront views abound, and with a year-round vacation atmosphere, Door County, Wisconsin, is a gem of a wedding location.
The venues range from chic hotels to whimsical garden venues, and despite everything Door County offers, weddings here won’t bankrupt you – the average couple spent $21,464 on their 2021 wedding.
Still interested? Great! Here are 10 of the best wedding venues in Door County, Wisconsin.
The Kress Pavilion is an idyllic setting for any waterfront wedding reception. While the building mainly provides a space for locals to read and educate themselves, it’s also a favorite wedding venue for all who pass through it.
The first floor, which includes the Egg Harbor library, includes a cozy banquet hall, which features high ceilings and a fireplace. It’s perfect for a cocktail hour or even post-wedding brunch.
Your reception will likely take place on the second floor, where The Great Hall is located. This location boasts a charming wraparound porch on the outside, which makes a great spot for wedding photos. Inside, the space features exposed beams and hardwood floors.
Rentals include access to the reception spaces, a dressing room, and a covered outdoor space.
Price Range: $1,500 – $5,000 for venue rental.
Capacity: 132 – 150 guests, depending on the venue.
Bay Shore Inn
If you’d like your wedding to feel like a lakeside getaway, then the Bay Shore Inn may suit your needs.
This charming Inn, originally built in 1932, exudes an elegant, historic charm and the best part is that this venue can provide lodging for your guests (or you and your love if you’d like to have a post-wedding staycation).
Most couples host their wedding on the lawn next to the lake, as gorgeous mountain views add a majestic element to the event. However, the Bay Shore Inn can also accommodate indoor ceremonies and receptions.
Depending on your wedding package, your rental can include access to the ceremony space, lodging, catering, and private dressing rooms.
Price Range: $500 – $1,500 for venue rental; add-ons extra.
Capacity: 120 – 300 guests, depending on the venue.
Hillside Waterfront Hotel
The Hillside Waterfront Hotel is perfect for couples looking for a countryside wedding without sacrificing luxury.
Nestled against the Eagle Harbor, this charming boutique hotel offers breathtaking waterfront views.
For your actual ceremony, you can choose between a waterfront or garden wedding. Whatever you choose, aim for an evening affair, as the blazing sunset paired with twinkling lights cast a fairytale charm over the property.
Tip: Carve out some time to take wedding photos against the shore of the harbor. Or, you can position yourselves against the hotel’s charming exterior.
Rentals include the ceremony and reception spaces, chairs, tables, changing rooms, and catering options.
Price Range: $3,900 and up.
Capacity: Up to 75 guests.
The Bjorklunden Lodge
The Bjorklunden Lodge is a 37,000-square feet lodge that sits on 441 acres. Currently, it belongs to Lawrence University, but it’s the previous residence of an affluent Wisconsin couple, Donald and Winifred Boynton.
This dream property sits nestled in a forest setting, surrounded by towering trees and water features, offering up several scenic places to take wedding photos.
As far as amenities, the lodge boasts both indoor and outdoor space for all of your wedding activities, from your rehearsal dinner to your reception.
You have your pick of the lot, from several rooms, two lakeside decks, and an observation deck. There are also 22 rooms available for lodging.
Price Range: $5,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
Now and then you come across a venue with a name that’s so perfectly suited for a wedding. Enter Garden Gables, a whimsical venue that definitely lives up to its name! Here, your wedding will be a splendid garden affair, sure to delight your guests.
You can start your day off by taking wedding photos in the meadow, surrounded by colorful flowers. A fully-restored barn, which still possesses all of its historic charms, can offset your pictures in the background.
You’ll likely exchange vows on the lawn, surrounded by the natural beauty that abounds here. However, you can utilize the multi-story barn for both your ceremony and reception — it’s up to you.
This venue only books one event per weekend, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan a multi-day event.
Your rental will include a three-day access to the venue (Thursday – Sunday), an onsite cottage with bathroom access, and an outside stone bar, plus other standard supplies such as tables and chairs.
Price Range: $7,000 and up.
Capacity: 85 – 110 guests.
Gordon Lodge is an award-winning lodge that’s made quite a reputation out of throwing one-of-a-kind weddings that don’t necessarily break the bank.
This century-old resort has had plenty of time to perfect quality service, and it’s definitely bled over into their weddings and events.
Sitting on 130 acres, Gordon Lodge offers several scenic spaces for all of your wedding activities, from your rehearsal dinner to your post-wedding brunch.
You’ll want to start your day by taking photos, of course, just so you’ll be able to prove that you had the wedding of the century!
Your ceremony and reception can be an indoor or outdoor event, although most couples choose to split their time. For instance, The Gordon House Event center features vaulted ceilings, a large dance floor, and outdoor accommodations, including a patio and outdoor fireplace.
You can also choose to have a fully outdoor event along the shoreline, as the water adds an ethereal element to your already magical day!
The best part is that the lodge can offer special rates to any guests who come out of town and may need a place to stay.
Depending on your wedding package, your rental can include access to your ceremony and reception spaces, white garden chairs, in-house catering, and lodging accommodations.
Price Range: $500 – $2,500 for venue rental; add-ons extra.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
The Wickman House
The Wickman House is perfect for couples who value rich history and high-quality food. This charming three-story home, which sits on six acres, is shrouded by verdant green shrubbery and prairie grass, giving it a quaint, fairytale feel.
Part lodge, part restaurant, this venue offers couples a luxurious atmosphere, equipped with clean lines and modern furniture and decor.
You can start your wedding day off by taking photos around the dreamy property, using the main house as a stately backdrop.
For your wedding ceremony, you can have a classic lawn wedding, where the property’s natural beauty can act as your decor. Of course, your reception will be catered by the onsite caterers, which means you and your guests will be treated to high-quality, sustainably farmed food.
What more can you ask for?!
Rentals include access to the ceremony and reception space, catering services, and event staff.
Price Range: Contact the vendor for a quote.
Capacity: Up to 50 guests.
The Landmark Resort
If you’re in the market for an all-in-one venue, which can host your wedding and offer honeymoon accommodations, then The Landmark Resort may be the perfect venue for you.
Sitting on 40 acres of exquisitely, manicured grounds, The Landmark Resort comes jam-packed with amenities to make your wedding perfect.
For pre (or post) wedding activities, there are heated swimming pools and outdoor bars at your disposal.
If you’re hoping to have an outdoor wedding, you’ll benefit from the property’s charming architecture, manicured lawns, and waterfront views.
Indoors, you’ll have 10 meeting spaces to choose from, each of which comes with various amenities and perks. Whatever you choose, just know you’ll receive 5-star service.
Depending on your wedding package, your rental can include access to the ceremony and reception spaces, onsite catering, lodging options, and staff assistance.
Price Range: $1,500 and up.
Capacity: Up to 230 guests.
Vickery Village is perfect for couples who value unconventional wedding venues that are full of charm and character. This historic little village is filled with various residences, shops, and dining options, which exude all of the charms of yesteryear.
Some couples opt for an outdoor wedding in the village’s garden or gazebo, where colorful flowers and towering trees add whimsical elements to the space.
If you’d prefer an indoor event, you host your wedding inside of The White Pine School House, a historic structure that’s stood for over 100 years!
For your reception, you can utilize an outdoor pavilion, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding village.
Not to mention, there are multiple restaurants and shops available to entertain you and your guests during downtime!
Depending on your wedding package, rentals can include access to ceremony and reception spaces, catering options, and wedding supplies.
Price Range: $4,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
If you’d like a wedding venue that emphasizes the great outdoors, while also preserving them, then the Stone Prairie is for you!
This idyllic setting is perfect for couples hoping to have an outdoor wedding and reception, set against nature.
Most couples have their ceremony on the lawn, surrounded by the natural splendor that Stone Prairie has to offer.
When it’s time for the reception, you and your guests can head to one of two pavilions — the main pavilion and the barn pavilion, which boast exposed beams and fireplaces!
Rentals include standard wedding supplies, catering options, and an event planner.
Price Range: $3,500 and up.
Capacity: Up to 100 guests.