One of the most important elements of deciding on the venue for your wedding is make sure there is a stunning spot for your ceremony. Here are some top tips from Certified Wedding Venue Owner Donna Justin of Justin Trails Resort for choosing the perfect ceremony site, including some of our favorite spots at our beautiful Wisconsin barn wedding venue! We can accommodate guest lists up to 200 people in our recently remodeled Elegant Barn, and tented weddings up to 300 guests, with a variety of beautiful outdoor ceremony sites to choose from!
Top 3 items to consider when choosing a wedding ceremony site:
- Elevation and ease of accessibility for you and your guests.
- Direction of sun for both guests and your photographer.
- The photogenic qualities of the background, such as your favorite trees, shrubs, and flowers.
Some of our favorite ceremony locations at Justin Trails Resort:
Many couples choose the heart shaped garden with Magnolia trees, a small apple tree, hazelnut, Korean lilac and winter berry shrubs, native cup plant, butter cup plants. There is plenty of space for 200 chairs on level, grassy lawn.
Disc golf fans choose #4 hole next to the Catalpa tree on a 36-foot natural grassy circular mound. This area creates some awesome photographs.
Nearby some choose between the River Birch and Magnolia with Blue Spruce and Hazelnut shrubs in the background. Photographers love the green background which allows the people in the photo to be highlighted.
Purchase or build an arbor, set up for the ceremony on a site of your choosing, and then transport it back to your own yard as a remembrance of your wedding day.
Choose our beautiful Scandinavian Full-Scribe log cabin with the officiant standing on the porch while everyone faces the cabin for a cozy photo opportunity.
Say your vows under our 150-year-old silver maple trees with an idyllic cornfield as backdrop creating an intimate space.
Our grand barn doors, 12 x 18 feet between 2 concrete stave silos, are great for fall color themed colorful photos.
Disc golf hole #18 on the hillside fairway. Choose to have your guests walk up to the ceremony site on the hill, or make a grand entrance by walking down the hill to your guests at the bottom.