The Top 5 Wedding Venues in Lake Geneva, WI

PLUS: A Newly Discovered Outdoor Venue At The Bottom That Was Awarded By The Knot As A Top Venue in Wisconsin in 2022!!!

So you’ve officially declared your love for your significant other with an engagement?! Congratulations! Now you’re on to the next phase of your life where you enjoy each other and continue growing in love! So where do you want to get married? If you’re looking for the best wedding venues in Lake Geneva, WI then we have the perfect list for you. These are some of the best venues based on many factors like size, cost, accommodations, unique flair and more. It’s a painful process limiting the list down, but we think you’ll understand why when you see the venues!

Plus, we have a surprise for you! A special venue listed at the bottom that has been a secret “hidden gem” wedding venue in Wisconsin for years! But last year, it was discovered by The Knot® and it was immediately awarded the 2022 Best Wisconsin Venues badge! So check it out at the bottom!

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5. The Maxwell Mansion

Location: Lake Geneva, WI

Capacity: 100

Rating Online: 4.7 stars with 476 Reviews

This historic venue offers an exquisite and historic location for your wedding! The Maxwell Mansion was the first mansion built in Lake Geneva back in 1856 and has since hosted countless special events from weddings to anniversaries and other intimate parties. With a unique peak into the past filled with beauty and awe-inspiring architecture, this venues offers a wonderful experience for a smaller wedding.

The main reason this venue ranks #10 is its smaller size. It can comfortable handle 100 guests for your wedding and gets cramped at 125. So if you have a larger wedding planned, this might not be ideal for your needs.

However, if you have a smaller list and want that gorgeous backdrop that can only come from 1800s architecture, The Maxwell Mansion might be for you! With the 1880’s Apothecary Bar connected by outdoor cabanas and a wraparound deck leading to the front gardens, this is an intimate lounge and marble breezeway connecting all the unique spaces for your guests to enjoy and party!

Scroll to see several photos courtesy of The Maxwell Mansion at the website: www.staymaxwell.com

4. The Cove Of Lake Geneva

Location: Lake Geneva, WI

Capacity: 300

Rating Online: 4.1 stars with 1,193 Reviews

A traditional experience on a wedding venue, The Cove is affordable and more like an event space that holds a large crowd. The Cove is actually a hotel and has several ballroom options for hosting events – up to 300 guests! So if you’re looking for a traditional hotel type wedding venue, this is ideal for you!

Plus one benefit of leveraging a hotel for your venue is that room reservations tend to be a little easier on your guests. Everyone usually gets a nice deal on the entire event because you’re

leveraging their space to throw a huge party!

Scroll to see several photos courtesy of The Cove Of Lake Geneva website: www.coveoflakegeneva.com

3. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Location: Lake Geneva, WI

Rating Online: 4.5 Stars with 4,207 Reviews

Make your wedding exquisite at the gorgeous setting of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, a wedding venue in Lake Geneva. With plenty of options of actual nuptial spaces, countryside views and impeccable service, The Grand Geneva can ensure your big day is an experience you’ll be talking about for the rest of your life.

This isn’t just a regular hotel, it has an abundance of indoor and outdoor services and activities for the wedding party and guests! Things including a full-service WELL Spa (offering hair, nails and make-up services for your bridal party on the big day), group golf outings for the guys (and gals!), s’mores around Ember’s Terrace, and even an indoor waterpark just up the road!

Want a unique experience that everyone will be talking about for years?! The Grand Geneva Resort might just be the place to tie the knot.

Want to see an amazing list of outdoor wedding venues in Wisconsin? We’ve got a great list to show you.

Scroll to see several photos courtesy of The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa at their website: www.grandgeneva.com

2. The Geneva Inn

Location: Lake Geneva, WI

Rating Online:4.4 Stars with 594 Reviews

A truly remarkable space to host a wedding! This hotel is more upscale and chic than other hotels and provide more boutique experiences for the bride and guests. And then there’s the view! With lakeside docks, the background for your wedding photos will truly take your breath away!

The Geneva Inn provides up to 37 rooms for guests to stay also! And with a fine-dining restaurant on site, this hotel delivers an experience far beyond what most consider just a regular wedding. Want something different? The Geneva Inn will make your special day one that everyone will remember and talk about!

Scroll to see several photos courtesy of The Geneva Inn website: www.genevainn.com

1. The Riviera Ballroom

Location: Lake Geneva, WI

Capacity: 225-300

Rating Online: 4.7 Stars with 122 Reviews

This might be one of the best wedding venues in Wisconsin even outside of Lake Geneva. This Ballroom even made it on our list of the best venues in southern Wisconsin here. It’s truly breathtaking with view of the lake all around and a distinct design that highlights beautiful architecture. This venue has over 100+ 5-star reviews online with most commenting on how incredible the entire experience was!

And with space to comfortably hold 225-300 guests (depending on dancing), you can hold an elegant affair that the entire family can enjoy!

The downside of the Riviera is their lack of parking on site. The ballroom is located on a peninsula and thus provides no real way to park a vehicle which could be problematic for some guests.

Scroll to see several photos courtesy of The Riviera Ballroom at their website: www.lakegenevariviera.com

AND THE BONUS VENUE: RATED BEST VENUE BY THE KNOT© IN 2022

The Gardens Wedding Center

Location: Allenton, WI

Capacity: 150

Founded: 1844

Rating Online: 4.8 stars with 118 Reviews

YES! The Bonus venue is ALSO the #1 ranked outdoor wedding venue in Wisconsin on our list. We’re a little biased, but we truly believe we have the most incredible space for two people to tie the knot. And clearly The Knot© believes so too when they discovered us in late 2021. Within a few weeks, The Gardens Wedding Center received a coveted Best Venues In Wisconsin badge of honor!

 

With breathtaking gardens and immaculate landscaping, The Gardens Wedding Center in Allenton, WI makes an ideal venue for your rustic wedding. This romantic location consists of 4 buildings, all of which can be used separately or combined to create an unforgettable setting for your ceremony and reception.

Whether you want to host your wedding in spring, summer, fall, or winter, you’ll find everything you need to make it your most beautiful day ever at The Gardens Wedding Center! This building has a beautiful church that can host any size wedding. Inside, you’ll find stained glass windows, rich woodwork, and other touches of class that make your day truly special.

Outside in summer or inside in winter, you’ll love saying your vows here. The garden is especially stunning-perfect for a formal ceremony or an intimate one.

With winding paths and beautiful flowers and grasses everywhere, it’s exactly what you’re looking for if you want something unique but timeless to mark your day as one of a kind. If it’s chilly outside on your big day, fear not! This space also has gorgeous ballrooms with high ceilings and chandeliers perfect for a magical evening affair.

Scroll to see several photos courtesy of The Gardens Wedding Center throughout our gallery page here.

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WRITTEN DIRECTIONS:

We are nestled in the country just 4 miles off I-41.

From the south: Take 41/45 North. When 41 and 45 split, take 41 North. You will pass Slinger/Jackson Exit. Within 10 minutes you will come to an exit for Washington Street, otherwise known as Hwy 33, Allenton Exit. Turn West (left) onto Hwy 33 to Hwy 175. Turn North (right) and we are a mile and a half on the left.

From the north: Take 41 South to Hwy 33, Allenton Exit. Turn West (right) onto Hwy 33 to Hwy 175. Turn North (right) and we are a mile and a half on the left.

THE GARDENS

  • 35 Minutes from Milwaukee

  • 25 Minutes from Fond du Lac

  • 15 Minutes from West Bend

  • 25 Minutes from Beaver Dam

  • 7003 Hwy 175 Allenton, WI 53002

  • 262-629-4411