The Wisconsin Dells are one of the premier vacation spots in the state. Named for the beautiful natural sandstone formations that were carved millions of years ago by glaciers, Wisconsin Dells is full of many scenic spots that would be perfect for wedding photos, and many gorgeous venues that would be perfect for a ceremony or reception. The options range from the unique–like the circus history laden Al. Ringling Mansion or the Vegas-themed Dells Bells Wedding Chapel–to the classic, like the Crystal Room at Buffalo Phil’s or Kalahari Resorts, with plenty in between. But whether couples choose to get married in a ballroom or a barn, what will stand out about the day will be the love they share with each other and the world.
© Wilderness Resort
With its elegant chandeliers, versatile room set up, built in bar, and incredible views, the Wilderness Ballroom is a highly sought-after wedding reception venue in Wisconsin Dells. The ballroom, located within the Glacier Canyon Conference Center at the Wilderness Resort, has room for up to 400 guests in a seated reception, and there’s also an attached patio space so everyone can get a breath of fresh air to cool down from a night of dancing and merriment. Rental of the Wilderness Ballroom includes a ready room across the hall where the wedding party can touch up their makeup or change into a more comfortable pair of shoes, as well as a champagne toast.
2.Al. Ringling Mansion
© Al. Ringling Mansion
The Al. Ringling Mansion was once home to the great showman himself, and the house, now a bed and breakfast as well as a museum, is filled with touches and details that pay homage to his legacy. From the bright colors to the opulent historic furniture, the Al. Ringling Mansion is a striking, elegant, and unique place to get married. With unique windows, ornate staircases, and many other incredible features, the Al. Ringling Mansion is perfect for some stunning wedding pictures, and has a wide selection of both indoor and outdoor locations where couples can choose to host their ceremony. Unfortunately, the Al. Ringling Mansion no longer hosts receptions.
623 Broadway St, Baraboo, WI 53913, Phone: 608-448-7455
3.Chula Vista Resort
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Chula Vista is a huge resort and waterpark in Wisconsin Dells, and it’s a great place for a family-friendly wedding. The massive resort means that accommodations are a breeze, and guests can enjoy the waterpark before and after the wedding festivities are done. Couples can host a small and intimate wedding and reception, or a giant blowout with everyone they’ve ever met, and Chula Vista is ready to accommodate, with both indoor and outdoor options. At the top end of the guest list, there’s an outdoor pavilion that holds 300 guests, and overlooks the Wisconsin River, the 100-foot pine trees, and the Cold Creek Canyon Golf Course.
1000 Chula Vista Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-678-3119
4.Dells Bells Wedding Chapel
For couples that have always dreamt of a Vegas-style wedding but for one reason or another, can’t make it to Sin City to say their vows, Dells Bells Wedding Chapel might just be the answer to their problems. This little wedding chapel prides itself on capturing the fun, bright lights, and unique spirit of a Las Vegas wedding, with a small chapel that seats up to 50 guests, and an a la carte wedding experience with menu items such as a cake, DVD recording of the ceremony, or Vegas-style t-shirts declaring where the newlyweds tied the knot. There is also an outdoor pavilion overlooking the Dells rock formations, and a minister-to-go, who will perform ceremonies wherever the couple wants.
43 La Crosse St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-393-4228
5.Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells
© Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells
The Hilton Garden Inn is a great option for small weddings and receptions as well as farewell brunches, rehearsal dinners, and accommodations for out of town guests. There are several meeting rooms which can be combined and transformed into a magical reception space. The Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells can accommodate wedding receptions of up to 90 guests, and the talented staff can help couples design the perfect wedding, menu, and overall event to suit their needs. Besides the event space, there are also 128 guest rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn, which guests can book to stay in after the reception.
101 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-1100
6.Kalahari Resorts Dells
© Kalahari Resorts Dells
From the top of the line AV equipment to the delectable gourmet food, Kalahari Resorts Dells is a perfect canvas on which couples can paint their happily ever after. Newlyweds can design a totally unique reception, ranging anywhere from a classic sit down dinner to a cool buffet-style reception with all sorts of unique “stations” for everything from carved meats or a mashed potato bar to interactively designed specialty cocktails. Kalahari Resorts Dells has different sized event venues for weddings of virtually any size, from a small intimate gathering to a huge event with thousands of people.
1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 877-525-2427
7.Spring Brook Resort
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Spring Brook is a resort that boasts condos, suites, cabins, and lodge-style homes for vacation rentals, as well as a golf course and restaurant. All of this and more will be at the disposal of couples who wish to tie the knot at this impressive venue. Spring Brook is perfect for big families or groups who want to rent a few vacation homes and make a whole weekend out of a wedding event. Wedding packages include a beautiful outdoor reception venue that can accommodate up to 300 guests, and details like tables and chairs, cake cutting service, a bartender and bar set up, decorations, and more.
8795, 242 Lake Shore Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-254-1460
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8.The Crystal Room at Buffalo Phil's
© The Crystal Room at Buffalo Phil's
“Vintage elegance” is the phrase that the Crystal Room at Buffalo Phil’s uses to describe their aesthetic. From the double sided stone fireplace and the crystal chandeliers that light it, and the grand staircase and the gilt-framed mirrors on the wall, the Crystal Room at Buffalo Phil’s has everything right there on site to create a beautiful, stunning, one of a kind wedding. Couples can enjoy the party with 20 of their closest loved ones, or 300 of their friends. The wedding planner has ample experience creating happily ever afters, and will help couples craft a menu, set a budget, and determine every last detail.
150 Gasser Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-2202
9.The Swan Barn Door, LLC
© The Swan Barn Door, LLC
The beautiful big red barn at The Swan Barn Door serves as not just a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos, but also a grand setting for a fun reception, with its huge open deck and romantic lighting. The interior of the barn is just as stunning, with rustic wooden beams that are offset by the elegant furniture and decor. Couples can join 400 of their guests in celebrating their love in one of the most beautiful venues around. The Swan Barn Door, LLC has facilities for the ceremony and reception, and its packages include options for catering and beverages.
4161-4187 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-254-5900
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10.Trappers Turn Golf Club
© Trappers Turn Golf Club
Trappers Turn Golf Club accommodates weddings of up to 250 guests, though smaller ceremonies can be held overlooking Mystic Lake with up to 70 people in attendance. Receptions and celebrations after the ceremony can be held as a sit-down dinner, a buffet meal, or in several other unique and fun ways. Whatever the decision, guests and wedding party alike will enjoy fantastic gourmet food, crafted from a menu according to their specifications, before spending the rest of the night dancing and drinking and celebrating the power of love in a venue where every last detail has been accounted for.
2955 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-7000
11.White Rose Inns
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Couples can say “I do” in a scenic outdoor setting surrounded by trees and greenery at White Rose Inns, which is ideal for smaller weddings, whether they be simple affairs of fully planned events. After the ceremony, everyone can gather in the River View Room, an event space which can easily be set up for a traditional or nontraditional wedding reception. White Rose Inns has the capability to build a wedding from the ground up practically on its own, and if couples are looking for a one stop shop, they need look no further than White Rose Inns, which can provide catering, entertainment equipment, accommodations, and decorations.
910 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-1999
12.Wild Rock Golf Club
© Wild Rock Golf Club
Golf clubs and courses are always a great option for wedding venues, because not only is the grass kept green, landscaped, and picturesque year round, but they are also generally equipped to handle large crowds with ease, which means that couples can breathe easy knowing some of the weight of planning has been lifted from their shoulders. Ceremonies at Wild Rock Golf Course can be held on the green itself in a variety of scenic locations, and receptions in the elegant ballroom can accommodate up to one thousand guests, so no one needs to be left off the guest list.
856 Canyon Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-4653
13.Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center
© Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center
The tall, pointed roofs of the buildings at Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center strike a pretty picture for weddings, which can take place right in front of the striking buildings and scenic pavilion. The lovely ball room is well lit and elegantly furnished, and couples will be able to choose their own menu for a sit down dinner or banquet style meal at their wedding reception. At Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center, the guest list can be as large as 500 guests, and anyone coming in from out of town can spend the night in one of the comfortable, affordable rooms of the resort after the festivities are done.
60 Gasser Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-254-2285
14 Best Wedding Venues in Wisconsin Dells
- Wilderness Resort, Photo: Wilderness Resort
- Al. Ringling Mansion, Photo: Al. Ringling Mansion
- Chula Vista Resort, Photo: Chula Vista Resort
- Dells Bells Wedding Chapel, Photo: Rawpixel.com/stock.adobe.com
- Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells, Photo: Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells
- Kalahari Resorts Dells, Photo: Kalahari Resorts Dells
- Spring Brook Resort, Photo: Spring Brook Resort
- The Crystal Room at Buffalo Phil's, Photo: The Crystal Room at Buffalo Phil's
- The Swan Barn Door, LLC, Photo: The Swan Barn Door, LLC
- Trappers Turn Golf Club, Photo: Trappers Turn Golf Club
- White Rose Inns, Photo: White Rose Inns
- Wild Rock Golf Club, Photo: Wild Rock Golf Club
- Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center, Photo: Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center
- Cover Photo: Mykola/stock.adobe.com