Even if you have no idea what songs to have sung at your wedding, Ben with sit with you, sing you samples and find songs that mean something to both of you!
Ben always encourages couples to let him know of any songs that are special to them, and it is possible that he can learn them! Ben provides a sound system for himself, as well as for the officiant, and anyone doing readings.
Contact Ben with your wedding date to find out his availability. A Door County local, Ben has been music in different musical configurations since 1976! He learned quickly how to play guitar in the “Heritage Ensemble” (now called the “American Folklore Theater”) and performed 2 summers in Peninsula State Park. Joining his friends Michael Raye, and Bob Starr he performed with “Fresco,” “The Johnson’s” and “The Works” and more recently with Dan Mayhew in “Ben There Dan That” from 2007-2013. He donates his time to entertain residents at Pine Crest retirement home and the Dorchester’s “Rock N’ Roll” festival where clients rock in their rocking chairs, and roll in wheel chairs! Ben’s solo performance is split between sweet love songs, and funny, quirky, and even odd songs collected over the years. His favorite’s are by Loudon Wainwright III, Keb Mo, John Prine, and of course James Taylor!
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.”
For that most special of days…your wedding, Cakes by Joann can truly customize your wedding cake, using the finest of ingredients ensuring you a top quality cake.
Cake Designs by JoAnn, specializes in all forms of the confectionary arts, so they can truly customize your wedding cake for that most special of days…your wedding. Cake Designs offers an extensive list of flavors you may mix and match for your wedding cake. They use only the finest of ingredients and limit the number of orders we take to assure you a top quality cake. Their cakes are always FRESH, never frozen. Make an appointment to custom design your wedding cake. You will be able to view our numerous photos & books and discuss ideas and design every detail of your wedding cake.
Sign on, cast off and tie the knot on the waters of Door County with crew aboard the Edith M. Becker!
For a bride and groom seeking a fabulous venue for a more personal marriage ceremony of up to 22 guests, this traditional tall ship affords a feast for the eye and camera lens alike as your vows of marriage are exchanged before a Door County sunset on the waters of Green Bay. Their sixty-five foot, gaff-rigged schooner has hosted weddings for brides and grooms in Door County for decades. Cedar decks, wooden spars, a bronze steering wheel and compass – all these touches add a classic look and feel to your Door County wedding as your party sets sail along the rocky shoreline and under tree-covered bluffs.
Their crew will work with you in creating your dream wedding, covering every detail from decorations to food, beverages and a professional photographer. A complimentary champagne toast and a cannon salute will complete your ceremony as you sail back to port in the setting sun.
Samara Jewelry Design has an exceptional selection of bridal jewelry, from eclectic to classic from custom to timeless solitaires.
They offer flawless craftsmanship with endless options for you to choose from. When you visit their gallery they encourage you to try on several styles from the high trend pave designs to the more traditional prong and channel settings. At Samara Jewerly Designs you do not have to settle for the diamond that is set in the ring style of your choice; they do it differently! You find the ring you like, then they hand select the diamond that is the size, color and clarity you want to make your ring perfect.
A professional DJ entertainment company, Dreamin’ D.J. offers DJ services and ceremony music, as well as photo booth, event lighting design and rentals.
Contact them for a stress-free wedding and reception entertainment including the ability to style the hall or outdoor tent with custom lighting decor at Dream Lighting Company.
No event is too big or too small for Elite Tent Rentals.
From a graduation party to a wedding, to tailgates and large corporate events, Elite makes sure to take the hassle out of your planning and event tent rental process. They service customers throughout Green Bay, Door County, the Fox Cities and all of northeastern Wisconsin. They offer competitive pricing and top-of-the-line party tents, chairs, tables, dance floors, stages, linens and more.
Request a party and wedding tent rental quote and they will get back to you within 24-48 hours with all the details you need to make your wedding, party or other event a success.
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.
Door County’s premier florist and greenhouse operators, Joy and Fred Lang feature fresh flowers, arrangements, special occasion flowers, blooming plants and more!
The gardens and design studio of Design Door County is located in downtown Baileys Harbor but they are not open to the public. Michael Meulemans, who prides himself in not being your average florist, is happy to meet with you at any time to help you realize your special event or design need. Design Door County prides itself on making your special day unforgettable by offering one-of-a-kind floral designs. Working with several industry cutting-edge professionals and our own locally grown flowers, they make magical moments for your special day.
Reserve your next ABC Rental vehicle from Young Automotive, Inc..
They have rental cars, rental minivans and rental vans available at highly competitive prices. They proudly serve the temporary vehicle needs of customers all across Door County and surrounding areas.
DuBois believes that the success of their business rides upon the people who have been faithful in helping them build it.
For 60 years, DuBois has been the leading provider of formalwear in the Fox River Valley by providing high quality and friendly, personalized service to their customers and accounts.
Various Door County parks may be reserved (but not closed to the public) for weddings, reunions, birthdays, private and company picnics.
Some, like Cave Point, have structures and areas suitable for staging a wedding. You may make a reservation to use them for a specific date. Once on the Door County Parks website, click on Reservations of Parks, Shelters/Facilities or call or email the Door County Parks Department. All reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and are nonrefundable.
The fee for use of the Gazebo at Cave Point is $75 per day.
Jessica Brilz, a veteran of Iraqi Operation Freedom is the owner/operator of Serendipity.
After returning from the Middle East, she began to pursue her dream of building a business in Door County. She is committed to delivering quality services and actively explores the science and techniques specific to her specialty. Jessica has traveled to Bali, India; and most recently, the West coast, where she became proficient in the art of Ashiatsu Oriental Foot Massage.
It’s time to revive a real classic Door County wedding tradition…
Jerry Voelker and the Jolly Gents have been performing for almost fifty years. The band has played in the Midwest, Russia, China, Mexico, Europe, Hawaii and on a number of cruises. The five-piece band plays a variety of styles including Czech, German polkas and waltzes, and modern jitterbug and polka masses.
“Our crowd is old and getting older,” says Jerry Voelker, who has led Jerry Voelker & the Jolly Gents for almost five decades. “I doubt I’ll ever see it come back the way it was. We used to play weddings all the time. The last wedding we played for was in Oshkosh. That must be seven or eight years ago. He was 76 and she was 74.” – from Polka Dotage: Jerry Voelker Is Getting Less Calls to Play Polka by Jim Lundstrom, Peninsula Pulse, September 18, 2015.
…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!
What’s HOT… Strike a Pose!
Looking to add something more than just a photo booth to your wedding? Sick of trying to fit 4, 5 or even 6 people into a tiny box just to get a fun picture?
Strike a Pose is Green Bay’s EXCLUSIVE photo lounge! Strike a Pose is the photo booth without a booth! It’s the high energy photo shoot that comes to you and takes your event to the next level!
Pink Bakery Catering provides wedding cakes, cupcakes, desserts and full-service catering for special events for 30-350 people. With menu options that include a breakfast, lunch or dinner, or even an authentic fish boil, they have something for every occasion. Tapas/small plates, chef stations and family style are specialties. On and off site venues available through Pink Bakery Catering.
Kim’s wedding services include:
- Wedding planning
- Day of coordination
- Day of wedding attendants
- Bar service
- Food service
- Transportation needs and drivers
- Lavatory needs
- Rental needs
- Event venue contacts
- Event entertainment contacts
- Event photography contacts
- Officiant contacts
“Your special day deserves a one-of-a-kind menu. Chef Blake Schar will create something to fit your unique personality or party with bold innovative cooking, using regionally-sourced and seasonal produce.”
As you prepare for your celebration, don’t forget about the Fireside Restaurant for exceptional cuisine, style and competitive pricing. Please, contact Lauren Schar for more information on how she can make your special event a little easier and a lot tastier.
At the center of beautiful Door County, Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery lies directly astride the 45 degree north parallel; you couldn’t ask for a better vineyard and winery site.
Simon Creek Winery is a state of the art wine producing facility, where the pleasures of wine and food are as important to them as their rich history and winemaking practices. They cordially invite you to visit and take a free tour.