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Price range: $3,200 - $4,250 Price range: $3,200 - $4,250
Couples usually spend $3,750 Couples usually spend $3,750
Ceremony
$5,500 starting price
Reception
$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$950 starting price
These prices are available for the months of June through August. These prices are available for the months of January through April.

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Caribou Bay Retreat is a rustic wedding venue located in Coloma, Wisconsin. Located only 3.5 hours away from Chicago and Minneapolis in the heart of Amish Country, the venue offers 35 acres of walking trails, gardens, and a majestic canopy of oak and pine trees for couples and guests to explore. The property features an indoor event center, an outdoor recreational area, a chapel, a cabin, and a large guest house, which couples will have complete access to from Thursday through Sunday of their wedding weekend.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 250 guest in the venue’s four event spaces. The 5,000 square foot industrial-style event center is perfect for receptions, offering dozens of harvest tables, benches, and chairs built from Amish lumber, as well as an authentic saloon, galvanized metal walls, roughhewn beams, and grapevines filled with thousands of twinkle lights. Ceremonies can take place in the rustic hilltop chapel overlooking Caribou Bay, and wedding parties can get ready in the Cabin in the Woods, located next to the fieldstone fire pit. Couples can also enjoy the private beach, adjacent to a large party deck overlooking the water. The luxurious 4,000-square-foot fieldstone guest house can accommodate up to 12 people overnight and features a hot tub.

Services Offered
Caribou Bay Retreat offers a waterfront retreat for ceremonies and receptions, as well as bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Event items provided include altars, arches, tables, and chairs. The services offered are:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$5,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Inn/B&B
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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97% Recommended by couples
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Caribou Bay Retreat is described as an amazing and breathtaking wedding venue. Reviewers praise the helpfulness and personal service provided by Mona and Jack, the owners. The venue offers convenience and flexibility with the option to have the property for the entire weekend. The beautiful landscape, including a lake and a chapel on the hill, provides stunning settings for photos. Some reviewers caution about added fees and limitations, but overall, Caribou Bay Retreat is highly recommended for its scenic views and attentive staff.

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Caribou Bay Retreat is described as an amazing and breathtaking wedding venue. Reviewers praise the helpfulness and personal service provided by Mona and Jack, the owners. The venue offers convenience and flexibility with the option to have the property for the entire weekend. The beautiful landscape, including a lake and a chapel on the hill, provides stunning settings for photos. Some reviewers caution about added fees and limitations, but overall, Caribou Bay Retreat is highly recommended for its scenic views and attentive staff.

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Sandy S. Sent on 09/25/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely the best kept wedding venue secret in Wisconsin!

What a hidden jewel the Caribou Bay Retreat is!
My only daughter was engaged to be married and her and her fiancée wanted an outdoor venue with woods and water. We had looked at several places and none of them were exactly what my daughter had dreamed of. When we first met Mona, one of the owners of Caribou Bay, at a wedding event show in Stevens Point, we could not believe what she was telling us. The venue sounded too good to be true and then she added, "We don't do one day weddings. Our couples have the entire retreat for a full 4 days". She had already told us the cost, which I immediately thought was the cost per day, and then she said that was the cost for the full 4 days. This would not only be a place for the wedding ceremony, but it was also a retreat for the entire wedding party to enjoy as they prepared for the upcoming wedding, relaxed, and got to know each other. We made plans to visit Caribou Bay right away.
And Caribou Bay did not disappoint us. In fact, it absolutely exceeded our expectations! The grounds were so much more beautiful than we pictured, the lake, the chapel on the hill and the truly impressive retreat house. As we toured the grounds, we found so many "extras" like a log cabin for the bride to wait in while the wedding guests arrived, lots of garden areas, a swing hanging in the woods, and so much more. And the event hall truly has to be seen in order to realize just how gorgeous it is. The decorating was perfect and there had to be several thousand twinkle lights blanketing the ceiling of the hall. There is no way we could have ever decorated a wedding hall anywhere to look like this because anything we could have wanted was already there and set up for us. My daughter looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, "This is it, mom. It's perfect."
Over the next several months, we worked closely with Mona getting all the other details set up. Mona made it all so easy for us because she had lists of all the caterers in the area, the florists, bakers, DJs, beauticians, etc. She had truly covered everything. And yet booking our own DJ, using an outside baker, and adding a special ice cream vendor to the event were no problem. We were also able to purchase all of our own alcohol for the bar which saved a lot of money. Several times before the wedding we had to call or text Mona for help and she always responded right away, was very pleasant, and she was a joy to work with. Several times she told us, I don't want you to have to worry about anything.
When the wedding weekend finally arrived, the bridal party could not believe the retreat house and grounds they had for the next 4 days. Friendships were quickly made over cookouts, cocktails around the pool table, and hot tub get togethers. The time we had together like this before the wedding brought the entire bridal party close and allowed them to get to know each other which is not usually something you are able to do before a wedding. This time was priceless.
The wedding day finally came and chapel on the hill was ready to go. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and as the skies began to cloud up, a speedy decision had to be made and the wedding had to be moved inside. Mona and Jack jumped right in to move the wedding into the event hall where they had set up a chapel area to be used in the event of inclement weather. They even brought out umbrellas for the entire wedding party so that they were able to take some pictures outside. Of course my daughter was initially disappointed about the sudden venue change but once she saw all the lights in the hall lit up and her soon-to-be husband waiting at the alter, it was magical. She had her dream wedding and more.
Although my daughter had planned on wedding photos at the hillside chapel, the pictures that Gerry De L Teja took in the wedding hall accented by the twinkling lights overhead turned out more beautiful than they ever could have hoped for. De La Teja studio took a rainy wedding day and created some of the most spectacular photos using the umbrellas in the rain, on the deck over looking the lake and for the group photos walking in the rain.
Whenever you are planning an outdoor wedding, you always have to have a back up plan because you can't control Wisconsin's weather. Caribou Bay not only has the most beautiful outdoor venue you could want, it has a beautiful back plan as well.
We could not recommend Mona and Jack's Caribou Bay Retreat in Coloma, Wisconsin more strongly. You truly have to see this venue to believe it. I tell everyone about it.

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Danielle R. Sent on 08/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Spectacular

Speechless are the only words we could think of when Caribou Bay comes into our minds. It turned our wedding day into a wedding get away with all our closest family and friends. The spectacular scenic views, and hospitality provided by caribou bay will forever hold a big highlight to our wedding. Best guidance I would give is to listen to Mona and Jack’s advise, incredible people and incredible venue.
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Kassie A. Sent on 10/25/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Caribou Bay Retreat Exceeds All Expectations

My son was married at Caribou Bay Retreat in October and the wedding was absolute magical! The beautiful landscape made such breathtaking pictures that can be relived over and over. Part of the reason the wedding was a success was the personal service that the owner Mona showed not only me but everyone that was in attendance. It was so much easier and stress free having her by our side. She helped us coordinate everything from vendors, setting up the venue to perfection, and she even set-up a popcorn cart for our guests and “manned” it by filling it when it was low. (By the way…she picked up the popcorn for us the day of the wedding because things got busy, and that gesture alone was way above expectations and so much appreciated)! If you want to work with someone who is extremely professional and makes you feel taken care of, I recommend Mona at the Caribou Bay Retreat. She will bring your dream wedding to life!
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Caribou Bay Retreat frequently asked questions

Caribou Bay Retreat includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking
The space offered by Caribou Bay Retreat for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Inn/B&B
  • Waterfront
Caribou Bay Retreat offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Caribou Bay Retreat offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Caribou Bay Retreat offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Caribou Bay Retreat offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Furniture
  • Tables
Caribou Bay Retreat is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in professionalism.

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