COVID-19 Wrecked My Wedding! Now What?

COVID-19 may have ruined your wedding plans, but it does not have to stop you from saying ‘I do.’

We offer a 5-step guide to help you through the process of reformulating your wedding plans.

Here are 6 different possibilities to consider:

  1. Reschedule for later this year.
  2. Reschedule for next year.
  3. Have a small wedding or Elope now then host a large celebration or re-wedding later this year.
  4. Have a small wedding or Elope now and host a large celebration or re-wedding next year.
  5. Have a small wedding now.
  6. Elope now.

First: Once you have decided what you will do, secure a venue. Wisconsin Barn Weddings at Justin Trails Resort includes a 200-acre property with woodlands, meadows and hills where you can choose your outdoor ceremony location or host your ceremony inside our 100-year-old Elegant Barn.

We have been hosting weddings since 2003. We have a large network of vendors we have worked with. If all of your vendors are not available, we can help you find vendors.

Connect with Donna at 608-855-0282 or and ask for 3 available dates.

Second: Take the 3 dates Donna provides to your vendors and find out which date most of them are available. All of your vendors may not be available.


Third: Decide what is most important to you. Are you set on a particular photographer or maybe you want a certain caterer? Then choose your date based on when the most important vendors to you are available.


Fourth: We can help you find other vendors. We have been hosting weddings since 2003 and have a large network of vendors we have worked with who will help you create the wedding you are dreaming of.


Fifth: Imagine what your wedding might look like. Begin by choosing an outdoor location on our 200-acre hilly property. Our land has been in the Justin family for over 100 years and includes 2 enormous 125-year-old Silver Maple trees to shade your ceremony. Our 3 acres of gardens are filled with mature plants. Each week a different type of flower is blooming. We offer wide-open grassy meadows, hilltops, forest and much more!


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Photo credit: Pichette Photography

For dinner, our Elegant Barn includes 2 very different levels. The loft is a 36 x 100 foot 3-season space for up to 200 guests. The Studio is a gorgeous 4-season space with walnut, cherry, maple and barn wood on the walls for up to 75 guests (55 seated for dinner).


For your dance, host your band or DJ anywhere in the space. We have plenty of electricity. The barn floor was created in 2013 from 6 types of hardwoods sustainably harvested from the Justin farm. The floor is flat and smooth so it is perfect for being barefoot or wearing high heels.


Our Elegant Barn comes with your choice of 4 beers on tap or 3 beers and a root beer. We also offer your choice of wine.


For larger weddings, we recommend staying overnight in our lodging so all the overnight guests are your friends and family. We can host 24 guests in our Scandinavian Scribe log cabins, deluxe farmhouse suites, camping cabin, cottage and Snuggalo. We also offer rustic tent camping for up to 30 guests.


Reach out to Donna 608-855-0282 or Start by asking for 3 dates. We can help you find vendors.

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