Washington Island is a beautiful location for a wedding, and the Scandinavian Stavkirke Church constructed based on a 12th century Stavkirke in Borgund, Norway, is a wonderfully unique setting for a wedding.
If your wedding will be attended by more than 38, wedding party and guests can be accommodated in Trinity Lutheran, the main church which is located across the street. The pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church is also pastor of the Stavkirke and is responsible for presiding at all worship services, weddings and baptisms. Visiting clergy may assist at the sole discretion of the Trinity pastor.
Chef Bruce Alexander, well-known for his landmark restaurant at Hotel du Nord in Sister Bay, is enjoying his ninth year at Alexander’s in Fish Creek. Door County’s oldest and finest full-service caterer for parties of 40-400. They can serve indoor and outdoor weddings and they are open the year ’round.
Contact Kevin Free, Catering Assistant for a consultation regarding your special day at 920.559.0988.
Chef/Owner – Bruce Alexander
Bar Manager – Bonnie Spielman
Kitchen Manager/Sous Chef – Shane Clarke
Dining Room Manager – Laurel Ciohon
Pastry Chef – LynLee Luebke
…is a non-denominational wedding officiant that has specialized in destination weddings since 2007. She has been fortunate to work with couples from Illinois, New York, California, Tennessee, Minnesota, Colorado and of course, Wisconsin.
“I believe that couples choosing to get married should have the opportunity to participate in the creation of their own wedding ceremony if they wish,” says Sherry. “I will help you create a romantic, low-stress wedding ceremony that reflects your unique relationship. I want your ceremony to be one that reflects your feelings and beliefs.”
Sherry is willing to officiate at any venue you choose, a beach, a park, or a resort, in a chapel or a backyard. She has even officiated a wedding at Lambeau Field!
“We grow lavender and lemon verbena right here in Door County,” says Diane Julian.
“We make creams, lotions, sprays, soaps, sachets and several other products. We also make small favors for weddings or showers that are either a small organza bag of lavender buds or a small organza bag with two small heart shaped lavender soaps. These make a unique way to “shower” the bride and groom or to give to your guests. We can also custom make small gift bags.”
Cornucopia is a charming well stocked kitchen shop that offers bridal registries and is located in a historic shopping area in beautiful Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin.
Tourist customers tell them that they are a “must-stop” whenever they visit Door County. Their strong local customer clientele know they can count on them to have quality cookware and bakeware as well as the latest innovative kitchen gadgets. Here you will find “everything for the kitchen” and more! Wedding couples… register at Cornucopia and wedding guests… shop for gifts at Cornucopia!
T. Simon Jewelers features the largest display of diamonds and gemstones in Door County.
From traditional to contemporary, T. Simon delivers the latest designs and gemstones. At T. Simon, they cater to brides and grooms, helping them make the selection of a lifetime. Their variety of engagement rings, wedding bands and anniversary bands is larger than any other jeweler in the area. They customize your experience by offering designer lines that are exclusive only to T. Simon or one of a kind pieces crafted by the owner herself! They also offer slides in an array of colors and hundreds of gemstone rings in every price range.
Their personalized service and custom work is what keeps our loyal clientele coming back again and again. In-store goldsmith work includes: repairs, remounts and custom designs. They offer excellent in-store service and pride themselves on their in-house diamond setter and goldsmith. Stop in and speak to one of their friendly and knowledgeable associates for your jewelry repair and service needs. At T. Simon, customer service is not just a courtesy, it is a commitment.
As the largest waterfront resort in Door County, Rowleys Bay Resort accommodates and caters to your wedding plan.
The atmosphere is casual, relaxed and friendly. With their banquet hall, meeting rooms, restaurant, pub, bakery, pool, fitness room, game room and other amenities all under one roof, families and groups feel safe and connected. They host conferences, group tours, charity events, retreats, family reunions, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special events.
There’s a revolution in wedding photography style with the rise of artistic representation.
Wedding photography serves many purposes: to document your event with candid and formal photos, to capture family members in time and to create artistic interpretation. Alisa Landman specializes in fine art photography for your wedding, by focusing on the artistic interpretation of the bride. She captures artistic photos of the bride at the special moment, when she is styled just before she walks the aisle.
Your wedding day may be in December or May. You may be dreaming big or small, afternoon or evening, traditional or decidedly not. Whatever you decide, the staff at Stone Harbor Resort will help you make your dream a reality. For more information and special pricing, please contact Sales Manager, Meredith Templin.
Harbor Ballroom Rental
- 5,047 square feet of space
- Seats 300 guests comfortably
- Setup includes:
- Classic white linens
- Skirted head table
- Guest book table
- Cake table
- Dance floor
- Microphone for head table
North Lawn Rental (call for setup options)
- Water view Includes:
- White Wedding Arch
- White chairs
In addition to the large spaces, Stone Harbor has a variety of other rooms and areas that can be used for smaller ceremonies, showers, cocktail receptions, etc.
- 10% discount on guest accommodations.
- Complimentary room for wedding couple with room block of 50 or more.
- Special discounts for weekday weddings (Monday thru Thursday).
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Whether you want a ceremony at a white country chapel or on the deck of a Washington Island car-ferry, Suzi has done them all.
Suzi Hass has been a free lance photographer for about 30 years. Born and raised in Door County, she’s familiar with the area and its unique qualities. Weddings in Door County are still a ‘holy grail’ for many folks and your locations and choices in this beautiful area are as endlessly varied as the wonderful folks about to be hitched.
Ana believes every photo should share a tale of truth, and preserve a fleeting, gorgeous flash of genuine emotion.
Armed with just her camera and a keen stylistic eye, Ana strives to capture the natural expressions, personalities and connections of the people in front of her lens. As she says, “The precious, fleeting seconds of a loving gaze between a couple or the joy of a family laughing with their arms around each other are examples life’s poetry unfolding – and they’re worth holding onto.”
Ana is a natural light photographer covering weddings and more in Door County, De Pere and the Green Bay Area.
Imagine a flock of snowy white doves taking flight, circling your guests and flying off into the horizon. Here’s an imaginative, yet affordable way to personalize your wedding and make it quite unique. Your guests will be amazed and mesmerized with this more memorable and environmentally friendly alternative to flowers or balloons – a dove release.
Doves have been a symbol of love, fidelity, purity, holiness and freedom since the beginning of time. Doves contribute to life’s celebrations because of the symbolism associated with them. Celebrate your wedding day with a display and release of white doves. Having a display of white doves is guaranteed to add that “something special” to your celebration.
It is said that Doves navigate by the earth’s magnetic field. Gary Thomson‘s doves have a range of about 100 miles and for the safety of the birds, weather is a factor in the release. Also, time of day is another factor as the doves need a few hours of daylight to navigate back to their home. Services are available the year ’round however, there are certain conditions which would prohibit the safe release of birds. These include, but may not be limited to: any kind of storm, heavy rain, snow, dense fog, unusually strong winds and all forms of frozen precipitation. Cold weather does not pose a problem for the birds. They actually love to fly in the brisk air.
Claire Erickson is a Door County wedding and event stylist, founder of Love Bash Design in Baileys Harbor.
Her services include “hand lettering, custom installations, backdrops, cake toppers, hand painted invitation suites, coordinating paper goods, event styling plus creative direction consultations.”
Hand Crafted Artisan Chocolate made with TLC.
Amazing melt in your mouth experience. Truffle Love Chocolates (TLC) provides customers with delicious, hand-crafted, artisan chocolates made in small batches with premium, fair trade, organic chocolate.
Door County’s premier florist and greenhouse operators, Joy and Fred Lang feature fresh flowers, arrangements, special occasion flowers, blooming plants and more!
Draeb Jewelers has been Door County’s most trusted quality jeweler and watchmaker for more than one-hundred years.
Draeb jewelers hand selects the best color in gemstones and the best sparkle in diamonds for their showcases.
George A. Draeb started in the jewelry business in 1904 and opened the current location in 1910. In 1948 after WWII his son J. William (Bill) Draeb joined him to keep the business going!In 1975 grandson George W. Draeb became the 3rd generation in the business as a certified watchmaker. In March of 2004, the 4th generation of Draeb Jewelers was started when great grandson William G. Draeb joined the business as a Graduate Gemologist (GIA).
Brian Wolff has been serving northeastern Wisconsin as a wedding DJ for over 20 years.
Brian has a broadcasting degree and 12 years of on-air experience working at one of the Fox River Valley’s most popular radio stations, WIXX.
The Chapel is located in the Heritage Village at Crossroads at Big Creek.
The Chapel is available for rental along with several other optional buildings. The Chapel seats 40-50 people and the fee for weddings is $250. Additional fees are as follows:
Rehearsal or set up the day before – $50/hr
Before 9 am and after 8 pm – $ 50/hr
Setting up a tent – $50/tent
Other buildings are available for small groups. Please contact the Historical Society for more information.
Welcoming weddings as well as artists, singers, cooking schools, book clubs, non profits and business groups to utilize the beautiful grounds and areas of The Hillside Inn of Ephraim.
As the new owner of the Hillside, it is Diane Taillon‘s primary focus to find new and creative ways to open this classic inn to tourists and residents alike as a true boutique hotel. The Inn features five beautiful suites (four with water views) plus two cottages with fireplaces and elegant bathrooms. The luxurious Hillside Inn of Ephraim, located in the heart of one of Door County’s most picturesque villages, reopened in January, 2016 after a complete renovation. Careful attention was paid to preserving the original integrity and simplicity of this white-painted landmark, one that has welcomed travelers to Door County since the late 1800’s.
The Inn is one of the most iconic buildings in Ephraim and Door County, making it the centerpiece of almost every photo taken of the Ephraim village landscape. The restored historical inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with all the amenities of a luxury hotel and was one of the first hotels ever in Ephraim. The Inn is lovingly owner-operated by Diane Taillon with assistance from Carrie Counihan and Carol Schalla. Her team also runs Diane’s luxury real estate company, Arbor Crowne Properties, with offices located in The Hillside.