Garden Valley Gatherings is a beautiful, rustic wedding venue located in Alma Center, Wisconsin. This venue provides a country setting that is conveniently situated just seven miles from interstate 94 and is a short 35-minute drive from Eau Claire. You and your guests will enjoy the charming barn, the rolling hills, and the meticulously groomed green fields that create an enchanting and magical feel for your big day. Our venue offers various ceremony sites and reception areas, so you can conveniently celebrate your entire day at one location.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue features a charming, rustic barn that provides a beautiful space for ceremonies and receptions, and the owners will help you organize every detail of your wedding to ensure your day runs smoothly and you remain as stress-free as possible The barn boasts a wrap-around deck with gorgeous views of the countryside, where you and your guests can sit and relax and enjoy each other’s company. The property can accommodate between 50 and 500 guests and provides indoor and outdoor seating options. Garden Valley Gatherings also provides a comfortable, fully-equipped farmhouse for the wedding party to prepare and relax before the event. The farmhouse is newly renovated and includes three bedrooms, so everyone has plenty of space to get ready. While we offer four different ceremony sites, our owners are willing to work with bridal parties to accomodate for their special day. The ceremony sites include the meadow, the barn backdrop, the garden setting, under the oak tree, and a woodland site, new in 2019. Please visit our website for specific images of each site or schedule a tour of the venue today!
Garden Valley Gatherings provides event coordination to ensure your day goes as planned. They also provide tables for up to 300 guests and chairs for up to 200 guests, with the option to rent more if needed. Along with dining and seating, the venue also offers decoration rentals, including decorated ceremony arbors, head table backdrops, beautifully decorated floral arrangements, miscellaneous furniture items, and tents for outdoor setups.
Garden Valley Gatherings is licensed through the state of Wisconsin to have a liquor license. This means that we can supply and serve alcohol at your event without you having to stress about bringing it yourself and carrying the liability. As of Nov. 2018, all wedding barns in the state of Wisconsin are subject to the state's liquor laws, thus requiring a liquor license.
We aren't able to give you an accurate estimate until we have all the details of your event, but our price range for weddings is between $2,000 and $4,000. This price includes event coordination to work closely with vendors such as catering, florists, decorating, DJ, etc.
This venue provides a list of fully-vetted caterers that serve delicious food and are familiar with the venue’s setup who will be happy to take care of all your dining needs. Garden Valley Gatherings has their own exclusive, on-site bar services, including bartenders. Soft drinks, beer, kegs, liquor, wine, and specialty drinks are available as requested.
Once used as a fully functional farming business, the Garden Valley Gatherings is a century-old barn owned by a local, second-generation farming family that resides at Pfaffsway Farms, less than a mile from the venue. The family retired the barn from farming several years ago to fulfill a life-long dream of having a venue where guests could enjoy the beauty and tranquil setting of their little corner of the world.
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