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Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn

Athens, WI View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
26 reviews
$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Welcome to Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn!

The Trillium Creek Wedding Barn is a perfect venue for all events from weddings, reunions, birthdays, to corporate events/retreats, and wellness retreats. Nestled within 160 acres of beautiful, Wisconsin farmland, this recently renovated, historical 1890s barn provides the ideal blend of wonderful amenities with authentic charm.

The venue offers many breathtaking areas that can be used for ceremonies, including inside the barn. Two garden courtyards and a large deck overlook beautiful views of creeks, woods, fields, an 1890s church, and wildflowers, including trilliums. A covered pavilion provides a relaxed space for guests to visit. Trillium Creek Barn hosts events from May to October, providing a variety of seasonal options. The gorgeous bride and groom changing rooms offer unique photo opportunities on your special day.

Located 12 miles from Wausau or Merrill, 45 miles from Stevens Point, 60 miles from Minocqua, Rhinelander, Wisconsin Rapids, or Marshfield, 90 miles from Manitowish Waters, and 100 miles from Eau Claire, Green Bay, or Appleton, Trillium Creek Wedding Barn is a perfect location for a Wisconsin wedding or event. With wonderful local hotels in the nearby cities, planning an event to accommodate your guests is easy!

Here at Trillium Creek, we make every effort to help make your event a special, one-of-a-kind experience.

Our Story

This beautiful farm has been in Lisa's family for generations and is home to innumerable memories and experiences. The connections made with the environment are memories that never fade and were taught by Lisa’s grandmother who was a dairy farmer. Her grandmother and mother helped to grow Lisa’s love of nature, gardening, farming, and preserving history. There was nothing quite like spending cold spring days with her grandfather tapping the maple trees for syrup, then witnessing the magic of an annual trillium wildflower bloom each spring, as well as fishing with her grandfather and her siblings in the creeks. As a curator, transforming the magical property into a place where others can make lifelong memories while preserving its historical, natural state, was Lisa's number one priority.

Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn sits on the land of Reinke Meadows just outside of Wausau, Wisconsin, but this particular barn hasn't always been there. In 2015, owner and founder Lisa Reinke saw the current barn at a nearby farm; this barn was nearly an exact replica of the original dairy barn on the farm, used by her grandparents. As a curator of craftsmanship, Lisa couldn't bear the loss of another iconic 1890s Pomeranian barn, to be sold for reclaimed lumber. She then began the arduous process of relocating the barn to its current resting place. Relocating a 100 ton barn in one piece is no small task and required the construction of a temporary bridge across the Trillium Creek and took the crew three full days to reach its resting spot.

With the relocation complete, construction and renovations to the barn and surrounding property began in 2016. Having hosted her wedding on the property, Lisa had invaluable insights into what is required for a wedding event to happen without a hitch, especially at a rustic wedding venue. Lisa wanted to keep the authentic farmstead charm while adding all of the modern amenities people have come to expect. She kept all of the original barn boards and metal roof to ensure the rustic exterior look and replaced the windows. Hot running water, beautiful indoor restrooms, an on-site catering kitchen, gorgeous changing rooms, and elegant lighting fixtures are just some of the things that set Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn apart from other barn wedding venues.

No detail was overlooked in making the Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn the ideal venue to host your dream wedding. From the barn's in-floor heating on the lower level, the elegantly designed bride and groom changing rooms, to the stunning landscaping and up-cycling of antiques, we are positive you will never want to leave once you step foot onto the property. There is even a fire pit behind the barn, with our signature up-cycled furniture, overlooking the lush Wisconsin fields, forests, and creek, perfect for a s’mores bar.

Other additions include a multi-functional covered pavilion adjacent to the barn perfect for the cocktail hour and outdoor games, with a bar made from lumber harvested from the woods and charming up-cycled benches for guests to relax. The covered pavilion is an additional option for the ceremony location. And there are endless specially curated photography locations around the venue—including a handmade bridge across Trillium Creek!

While our wedding season stretches from May to October, the work never stops at Trillium Creek. During the off-season, Lisa and her family are hard at work, making improvements based on customer feedback. Making your wedding day special is paramount, and your feedback is invaluable in doing so! Our motto is, “Honoring the Past, Creating YOUR Future!” We hope to see you soon!




Facilities and Capacity
Having hosted her own wedding on the property, Lisa knew how to design and create the perfect wedding venue. The barn is rustic and features original barn wood, running hot water, indoor restrooms, a catering kitchen, elegant lighting, in-floor heating, and private changing areas and more. Both levels of the barn is 5,000 square feet of space and feature four bar locations. The barn is surrounded by lush greenery and well-maintained landscaping. Behind the barn is a detached fire pit and upcycled furniture. The property also features two garden courtyards, a large deck, a covered picnic area and outdoor sites across the land. The deck overlooks the fields, creek, valley, gardens and a 1890s church. Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn LLC can accommodate 200 guests.



Services Offered
Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn LLC can host your engagement party, bridal shower, elopement, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. They provide a variety of event items including 200 white resin folding chairs, wooden buffet tables, 50 six foot white folding tables, special rope lighting, unique vintage furniture, a white garden arch and hand-carved podium. Their services include set up, staff to assist with parking, one hour rehearsal, on-site manager, and catering kitchen. Their staff works with you to ensure your event runs smoothly. Their barn facility has new multi-stall restrooms that are ADA compliant and parking for 75 cars. Their property is stunning and makes a wonderful background for creative wedding photos.

We are now booking for 2023 and 2024!!

  • 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 peak season?

$2,500

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

$2,500

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
November

26 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Natalie N. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Absolutely stunning venue!

    Whoa!! I wish we could repeat our day here again and again. We had absolutely gorgeous weather and everything around the farm was just breathtaking. Lisa and Ashley are so wonderful to work with. After having to postpone our wedding due to covid, they really helped us make our day everything we wanted and more. There are several locations that would have worked for the ceremony, we choose the front lawn with the barn in the background and it was perfect. The pavilion provided a nice spot for our cocktail hour and it would have been a wonderful place for a backup ceremony had the weather not been as beautiful as it was. Dinner and dancing in the barn was so nice, especially with the large barn doors open! It allowed for a nice breeze to cool us down. The table and chair lay were provided with our rental which was amazing and one less thing we had to worry about. It was nice that we were able to bring in our own food and drinks! Lisa and her crew helped us make sure we had everything we needed and that set up was a breeze! We would definitely recommend making your wedding day dreams come true here!

    Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn's reply:

    Dear Natalie and Andrew,
    Thank you so much for choosing Trillium Creek for your special day! It was so great and fun to work with you to make your wedding day and weekend all that you dreamed it to be! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review! We truly appreciate it. We wish you all the best in your future together! Sincerely, Lisa, Gary, Ashley, and the boys
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    Maggie H. Married on 08/14/2021
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    Amazing. Tour this venue!

    Lisa and her entire family were incredible. They provided such great support through the entire wedding planning process. They were flexible to our needs, answered our questions day or night, and we could just feel their passion for what they do. They built trillium creek into what it is with their own hands. As a 2021 bride, I appreciated all of the different spaces guests could hang out. It felt like a safe environment to be without a mask. The bar areas and restrooms were fabulous, the lighting romantic, parking convenient, and support incredibly appreciated. Lisa has great rentals to use as well!

    Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn's reply:

    Dear Maggie and Jayke!
    All I can say is that you, both, inspired me to continue to pursue my dream of hosting weddings and special family events despite a pandemic. Thank you for being so gracious and thankful. Thank you for working together to make your weekend extra wonderful! "Just add people!" my Grandma would say when something special was planned, and you are the kind of people she meant! Best wishes in your future! Please keep in touch!
    Sincerely, Lisa, Gary, Ashley, Nat, Will and Alex

Awards

  • 26
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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141560 Naugart Drive Athens, WI, 54411
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Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn?

Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn for wedding events?

Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn offer?

Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn offer for wedding events?

Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn have available for wedding events?

Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn is recommended by 100% 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 professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.

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