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My husband and I were married at Black Bear Lodge on June 27, 2015. Our wedding weekend was an absolute dream! We can not say enough about Black Bear staff, the grounds, and the accommodations. At the top of the list is the event coordinator- Megan. We live approximately 4 hours from the resort, so this was a mini-destination. Megan was always responsive to all of our questions/emails and helpful in coordinating/finding vendors from afar. Her laid paid nature and wonderful sense of humor was a perfect fit for a bride and groom wanting everything to be perfect! We had our rehearsal dinner at Black Bear on Friday night and were able to throw a cookout for 130 people to start the weekend. Megan had tables/table clothes and chairs all set up for us. On Saturday, her team made sure that everything was perfect for the ceremony site by the water as well as the gorgeous tent. Our guests could not stop talking about the beautiful setting and atmosphere- everything was perfect from guests kayaking/paddle boarding prior to the ceremony to others fishing off the numerous docks--- many are already planning trips back with their families. If you are looking for a beautiful rustic setting by the water in the Northwoods- Black Bear is it. Thank you Black Bear and Megan- we can't wait to make many more wonderful memories at your resort in the future years to come.
I cannot say enough about the staff and resort at the Black Bear Lodge. The resort is nestled in the woods in a beautiful location. Incredibly hospitable and welcoming from the very beginning. When my family and I came for a tour, they had a highlighted map set aside for us with numerous keys to different units for us to tour the inside. Since it was raining when we came, they even offered to take us around the resort on their golf cart! The whole wedding process was so wonderful with the staff. For a few weeks I was nervous with the loss of the wedding coordinator, but Megan, the new coordinator was an absolute PLEASURE to work with!! What a wonderful addition to their team!! She was really helpful, especially the weekend of the wedding. She continually offered to help with little odds and ends projects, which was incredibly appreciated. Jake, the new general manager, was also so accommodating to anything and everything. We had some unique special requests, and he went to great lengths to make things happen for us. We couldn't have been more grateful for that. Any questions I had along the way, especially as the Big Day drew closer, was answered promptly and professionally. All in all, the Black Bear Lodge is a hidden gem of the Northwoods and I would highly recommend this site to anyone. Bob in the Bear's Den is also wonderful to work with and was so helpful in setting up bar arrangements for our wedding. This place has true Northwoods charm, all of our guests LOVED their time there and are still raving about it. Thanks to everyone there to help make our time so wonderful! Our wedding went off without a hitch and we couldn't have imagined it being more perfect!!!
The Black Bear was a wonderful place to have our wedding. The staff was so friendly and helpful, especially Robin. She helped us with everything and was there if we needed her for anything. She helped out with our rehearsal, put all the little guest bags in the rooms for me and provided top notch service. I can't complain about a single thing. My friends and family mentioned how nice the rest of the staff was when they checked in and called for reservations. The scenery at the Black Bear is so pretty. Our pictures by the lake are amazing! Our wedding gift from the Black Bear was also super sweet - I can't wait to go back and stay in the same suite and relive the day. We definitely love the Black Bear and would recommend it to anyone planning a wedding.
Elizabeth & Rick,
Thank-You for your wonderful review. Your comments mean so much to me and our entire staff here at Black Bear Lodge.
Wow, if you want an outdoor, northwoods theme wedding, with an exceptional location, this is the place for you. We had an outdoor ceremony, perfect weather, a reception in a beautiful tent, and fabulous staff. We had to worry about nothing!.....I would book this place again in a heartbeat!
Sharon & David,
Thank-You so much for choosing Black Bear Lodge as your Wedding Venue and reviewing us on Wedding Wire. Our whole staff throughly enjoyed the entire Wedding and your FUN families & friends!
Robin and the entire staff at Black Bear Lodge did an absolutely wonderful job from the very first time Brad and I stopped to look at Black Bear to the end of our honeymoon at the resort. Everyone is very accommodating, offering and willing to help with every little detail. The wedding ceremony and reception wouldn't have been what it was if it wasn't for the help and guidance to make our wedding perfect. If you want to be married in a beautiful part of the great northwoods and have an exceptional wedding coordinator and staff behind you, Black Bear Lodge is the place to have your wedding. We will be returning for years to come to Black Bear as well with our families in years to come!
Carina & Brad,
Thank-You so kindly for your nice review! Our whole staff is wondering when you'll be popping in again for another visit :)
Black Bear Lodge and Crew ROCK!
It's the people of Black Bear Lodge that made it a "no brainer".
Robin is so upbeat and helpful. They provide so much information to help cordinate local vendors. They are profesionals all the way. They are so easy to talk to it's almost like working with "Old Friends".
The food is Great at The Bears Den.
We wanted a laid back and enjoyable wedding experiance and we got it Thanks to everyone at Black Bear.
We are still hearing about how much fun everyone had.
Several family memebers and friends have requested we come back to Black Bear every year for an "Anniversary Party".
We might just do that :)
If you want a memorable wedding, come to the Black Bear Lodge for a dream outdoor wedding.
P.S. A big Thank You to Robin, Jo, Craig and everyone at BB for EVERTHING!
Love You Guys!
Jenny & Ron,
Thank-You so much for the kind words & reviewing us on Wedding Wire!
Robin is awesome! We had the ceremony on the resort and the reception at the Bears Den. She helped us find a guitarist for the ceremony, a florist, a photographer, our minsiter, and a baker. She also got us in touch with the business that we rented the things we needed for the ceremony from. The food at the reception was terrific. Robin worked really hard to make sure that our wedding was perfect. All of our guest loved the resort and want to come back for their own family vacations. Our wedding went off without a hitch and we couldn't be happier! Have your wedding at the Black Bear Lodge!
Jenny & Chad,
Thank-you kindly for the nice review!
I started my search for a wedding venue that would 1) Provide a fun place for all of my friends and family to stay for the weekend, 2) Have space for us to have the wedding outdoors, and 3) Allow us to relax and enjoy ourselves. As soon as I ran across the Black Bear Lodge, I knew that I had found a place that could provide all three of those things.
What I didn't know at the time was that I was also about to meet the most GENUINE, THOUGHTFUL, HELPFUL, and PATIENT staff that I could imagine, lead by the resort wedding coordinator, ROBIN. Robin just just happens to be the happiest woman in the world and treats all of her brides as if they are her daughter.
I could write pages about how much we appreciate everything that they did for us, but I'll highlight just a few things for you future brides to consider...
PERSONAL DETAILS: Our names were written in a heart on a chalkboard at the restaurant. There was a photo of us at the front desk when everyone checked in. A wedding gift from the lodge was waiting in our cabin as a surprise when we checked in. Eddie was cleaning the grass outside of our cabin each day to make sure it looked perfect. There are probably a dozen other things that they did that I didn't even mention. SMALL THINGS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.
ACCOMMODATING: I live in San Diego, so although most of my family lives in WI, this was a "destination wedding" for me. Robin made it so easy to plan with her suggestions on vendors, helpful to-do list reminders, and day-before-of-after assistance.
VENDORS: Speaking of Vendors, you are not required to use specific vendors, which is nice if you have friends or fam in the business. However, Robin recommended the cream of the crop and I'm glad I listened. Check out my reviews of ONEIDA VILLAGE INN and EAGLE RIVER RENTAL DEPOT.
MEMORIES: I 100% promise that if you have your wedding here, it will go down as one of the best your guests have ever been to. Call Robin today!!
Suzie & Joe,
Thank-You so much for the very kind & heartfelt review of Black Bear Lodge and my services!
Words can not explain how amazing this resort is...
Kari & Chris,
Thank-You so much for reviewing us on Wedding Wire!
For starters the scenery is absolutely beautiful and ideal for an outdoor wedding. Robin and her staff did an impecable job taking care of our wedding. There were many last minute changes and they didnt even flinch. We got everything we wanted and more and wouldnt choose any other place to get married. Black Bear Lodge has become very special to us and we will return every year! Thank you once again Robin and the Black Bear Lodge staff, you did an amazing job!
Brittany & Brad,
Thank-You so much for reviewing us on Wedding Wire!
The Black Bear Lodge is the perfect place to get married if you are looking for something a little more private with and up north/outdoors feel. I highly recommend the Black Bear Lodge. The staff was very welcoming and willing to do anything to make our day great. The maintenence staff kept the grounds clean and took care of our cabin needs right away. Robin was by far one of the main reasons that we chose the Black Bear over other venues. She helped point us in the right direction for everything we needed. There was little I had to worry about on the day of. The prices were also very reasonable for our guests to stay for the weekend. Finally, Joe and Jenny in the bar were very flexible and willing to do anything we asked of them. If you are thinking of having an up north wedding, choose the Black Bear! You will not be disappointed!
Robin and Black Bear Lodge made my Northwoods wedding a dream come true! I could not have planned such a beautiful, perfect wedding without Robin's help. I had to plan everything from a distance since I live in Milwaukee. All of her vendor suggestions were spot-on - the flowers, tent service, caterer, cake - everything was perfect. Joe, the Bear's Den manager, was also absolutely wonderful. He was so kind and helpful to all of our guests and kept a smile on his face the whole night. Our guests said this was a wedding for the record books, and it's all thanks to the staff at Black Bear Lodge. If you're planning a Northwoods wedding, look nowhere else - choose Black Bear Lodge!
We could not have been happier with our wedding weekend at the Black Bear Lodge! We chose to have a smaller, more intimate setting and our guests are still raving about the great time they had in the Northwoods. Robin and her staff were a huge help in making the day a total success and Joe and Jenny made sure everyone was thoroughly, yet safely, enjoying themselves the entire night! We can't say enough good things about our experience with Robin, the Black Bear Lodge, and the Bear's Den and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as the ideal wedding spot in the Northwoods!
Robin was a dream come true! I was working with Robin on a destination wedding reception at Black Bear Lodge and not only did she assist with the arrangements at Black Bear, but provided me with names and contact information on caterers, flowers, cake, rental equipment and so much more. Whenever I had a question or concern Robin took care of me almost immediately!
Black Bear Lodge is a wonderful venue to have a wedding and reception. The owners of the Bears Den were absolutey outstanding and provided our reception with an unbelievable value! They worked so well with the carterers, who provided so many options from appetizers to desserts.
If you are planning a destination wedding or reception in the Saint Germain area in Wisconsin, PLEASE contact Robin at Black Bear Lodge!
What a great place to have a wedding...everyone is so friendly and accommodating. We have wonderful memories.
We are from southeastern Wisconsin and wanted to have our wedding in the northwoods of Wisconsin. We reserved a weekend and set up appointments to tour venues in northern WI to have our wedding at. Black Bear Lodge was our first appointment. After Robin met with us and showed us around the property, we were sold and canceled all our other appointments for the weekend. This was exactly what we were looking for!! Robin and Black Bear Lodge made us feel welcome from the very beginning. Robin was very helpful to us throughout the entire planning process. Our wedding guests stayed on the grounds the entire weekend of the wedding and everyone had a great time. The wedding was a complete success and our guests have told us that it was the best wedding they have ever been at. We will definitely be back to visit and use the amenities/lodging at Black Bear Lodge and from what I hear, many of our guests will be returning also. Kudos to Robin and the staff of Black Bear Lodge for providing us with a memorable wedding, wonderful memories and a place to return to for more fun! We highly recommend Black Bear Lodge!