The Wildwood Barn & Cottage is a charming rural outdoor wedding venue nestled in the countryside of Waterloo, Wisconsin. Now in its third generation, this family-owned farm is an ideal setting for peaceful weekend weddings. With planning assistance and overnight accommodations, this lovely location is a well-appointed site for celebrations small and large.
Facilities and Capacity
This elegant venue was designed to host rustic, eco-friendly celebrations. The rich history of the farm adds a sense of unique authenticity to events. Hidden amid 35 acres of pastoral land, the farm offers couples a tranquil oasis to celebrate new beginnings. Over 6,000 square feet of indoor space means soon-to-be-weds can plan an extravagant event no matter the weather. The happy couple can exchange vows beneath an ornate brass chandelier in the traditional 100-year-old barn. Alternatively, there are plenty of enchanting spaces throughout the grounds suitable for open-air ceremonies. Tented receptions are possible against the backdrop of the inspiring farm, with a maximum capacity of 200 guests. A number of outhouses such as the milking parlor add to the unique offerings of The Wildwood Barn & Cottage. This antique building has been updated to include a 40-foot barrel bar, ideal for rustic celebrations. There are designated spaces for both sides of the wedding party to prepare. As well as a get-ready space, the cottage serves as a quaint honeymoon suite for the newlyweds on their first night as a married couple. This romantic property features lovely antique decor, cozy sleeping arrangements, and modern amenities.
The venue’s staff will plant a tree in honor of the happy couple on their wedding weekend. The rental of the venue includes three-day access so soon-to-be-weds have plenty of time to bring their vision to life. This includes two nights of accommodation in the on-site cottage for the happy couple. Other guest lodgings are available in nearby towns within a 10-mile radius of the venue. In addition to handcrafted bars and converted outbuildings, the farm has a range of event items to offer. The team can supply tents, furniture, lighting, and their range of vintage decor adds unique, historic character. The team welcomes outside vendors so couples can put their own individual spin on the celebrations. Soon-to-be-weds can bring in their own alcohol and have full use of the 10 cubic foot freezer to store ice and galvanized steel bins to keep beverages icy cold. On-site hair and makeup services are also available, further streamlining the planning process for couples.
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8 Reviews for The Wildwood Barn & Cottage
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Christina S. · Married on 05/30/2020
Beautiful, family-owned, eco-friendly venue!
I cannot say enough great things about getting married at Wildwood Barn & Cottage and the kind owners, Tifany and Nate. Their love for the property, commitment to sustainability, and excitement to host a wedding of our dreams made them ideal hosts. Tifany was extremely prompt in answering any and all questions that came up. They both were attentive and available exactly when we needed them on the day of the wedding. On top of that, the venue is STUNNING with endless possibilities for customizing your day. We had an intimate ceremony/reception but it can easily handle large weddings, as well. I had to bring very few decorations because the venue truly speaks for itself. Having the venue for the whole weekend also made it feel more special and relaxed. If you are looking for a beautiful venue that includes almost everything you need and is owned by a genuine, loving family, I highly recommend Wildwood!!
Photos by Santiago Murillo Photography http://www.santimurillo.com/Sent on 08/11/2020
Leanne M. · Married on 10/17/2020
The Wildwood Barn and Cottage was a dream come true!
We changed our venue to the Wildwood Barn and Cottage 2 months before our wedding date due to COVID restrictions in Dane County. If I had to redo it all I wouldn't change a single thing! Nate and Tifany were a dream to work with, they were incredibly thoughtful and were present the entire day, they thought of every detail! The venue is breathtakingly beautiful with amazing photographs opportunities. I promise you will not be disappointed in the Wildwood Barn and Cottage!Sent on 10/07/2020
Kaity C. · Married on 10/17/2020
The most perfect venue for our boho wedding
I truly cannot say enough good things about The Wildwood Barn & Cottage. Covid made our original wedding plans completely fall through and it was really disheartening. Our date of October 17th was our 5 year anniversary and it was very important to us that we got married on that day. I knew the moment I walked onto the property that we had to get married there. We were going for a boho style wedding and this venue fit that vision a tee. Their attention to detail is impeccable. Nate walked us through the venue and was very thorough. After booking the next day, Nate and Tifany helped us every step of the way. They took so much stress off of our shoulders after what had been a many months of disappointments. Tifany wrote up an entire wedding day timeline for us to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Also, she even does makeup onsite and did mine and all my bridesmaids makeup and we were all incredibly impressed with her work. Nate was so helpful with setting up and made sure everything was in order by the time of the ceremony. The added bonus is being able to stay at the cottage the night of the wedding. It was so convenient and it's just a beautiful place to stay. I don't have a single negative thing to say about this amazing venue. I would highly recommend The Wildwood Barn & Cottage for your special day.Sent on 10/27/2020
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