The home and grounds of Jim and Carole Maronek in Ellison Bay, is a collection of antique buildings set within 15 acres of woods and meadows, unified by a Russian theme (Carole’s parents were from Byelorussia) – an exquisite spot for a distinctive and memorable Door County wedding.
The centerpiece is their barn, built in 1998 and registered as “Ellison Wonderland, LLC” itself a collection of reclaimed barns and salvaged materials. The surrounding gardens and outdoor artwork are exquisite. They each represent the passion of Carole and jim, respectively. Jim came to Door County after a successful career as set designer for Chicago’s Goodman Theater and he has not stopped creating sets and settings, wall murals and sculpture. Carole’s plants and gardens are a living work of art. The public is welcome to visit during regular gallery hours and the Maronek’s offer the cottages for rent as well as their reception barn.
“A Woodwalk wedding is something to remember!”
Woodwalk Gallery features a soaring setting that is centered in an 1890’s revitalized Door County barn. It houses an art gallery and a reception hall, located in a quiet setting, ¾ mile off the main Highway 42, north of Carlsville. They offer a unique, Door County experience to be found almost nowhere else consistent with an effort to provide “the essence of Door County in an historic setting.”
Celebrate your wedding in the setting of a historic barn and its surrounding, natural, scenic landscapes. With many options for your ceremony outdoors or in, dinner in the barn or under a tent adjacent to the barn, Woodwalk is a canvas waiting for you to personalize it. They can accommodate groups up to 250+ and include the ambience of a regionally recognized art gallery as part of the glow. There are also spaces on site for Bridal party and Groomsmen preparations.
Garden Gables is located on five, picturesque acres outside of Sister Bay, Wisconsin – the perfect backdrop for your special event!
After successfully hosting their own wedding with more than 400 guests in June, 2014 it was a “no-brainer” as to what owners James and Kayla Larsen should do with their restored farm property. Garden Gables Farm now offers a gorgeous and whimsical wedding event setting for couples who seek the unusual.
“There is always a beautiful cross breeze and so many trees surrounding the property, making it so quiet and peaceful. In the summer, there’s a water feature and stream that is constantly running which you can hear in the backdrop. That, paired with the lovely trellis and gazebo, is truly a magical setting,” says Door County Today’s reporter, Laurel Ciohon.
A beautiful organic farm featuring herbs, veggies, eggs and weddings. About Thyme is a private property and is shown only by appointment. Maximum capacity in the barn is 250, maximum capacity for a sit down dinner is 200 guests. Events must end by 11 pm.
Rental fee is $5,000.
Comprised of a gorgeous farm house and barn, both originally built in 1915, The Chanticleer Guest House is truly one of Door County’s most unique bed and breakfasts.
Located on thirty, private acres, just ½ mile north of Sturgeon Bay, the guest house and guest barn have been carefully renovated to capture the beauty of each structure, while providing the modern conveniences you would expect in a fine country bed and breakfast.
If a secluded cabin or cottage is more your idea of a romantic retreat, The Chanticleer Cabins were built just for you! Their four luxury cottages are located on forty, private, wooded acres a few minutes walk from the bed and breakfast. Each cottage overlooks a private, ½ acre pond, which is a magnet for deer, turkey and other wildlife.
The owners and staff of The Chanticleer Guest House and Cabins have been caring for guests since 1993. They take great pride in offering clean, comfortable accommodations in a private and romantic setting. Open year ’round, The Chanticleer is here to make your visit to Door County an enchanting experience.
Small, intimate weddings on site are a possibility for groups of up to 40 participants.
Birch Creek is a natural wedding venue that uses the Dutton Concert Barn, a truly amazing backdrop and shelter for your wedding.
Booking your wedding or other event at Birch Creek will not only provide a vintage scene for your wedding, but also help to support advanced young musicians who attend the Birch Creek Music Performance Center during the summer music academy.
…a family-owned winery and farm market in Door County, Wisconsin.
Since 1955, the Lautenbach family has been planting, harvesting and producing quality fruit products in Door County, Wisconsin. Situated on 100 acres of blossoming orchards and lush vineyards, the family estate is home to a winery, cider mill and farm market. Established in 1985, the winery resides in a restored dairy barn and produces most of its award-winning wines from fruits grown on the property. Estate-grown fruits include cherries, apples, grapes, raspberries, and pears. Several styles of wine are offered for complimentary tasting and purchase, ranging from dry to sweet, pure fruit and grape varietals, in addition to sparkling and spiced.