Photo by Three Irish Girls Photography

We renovated our barn as a labor of love for our daughter’s wedding in 2012. Its 80 year-old patina is built of nothing less than the devotion, hard work, and tenacity of the Finns that settled our corner of the Wisconsin northwoods. We carry on that tradition by working as hard to make everyone’s wedding as special as our daughter’s was.

 
My wife fell in love with the place the minute we walked around. Jill is a wonderful person and great to work with. She has a passion for individualizing each wedding experience and cares about your experience as if you were her own son or daughter getting married. Her venue made our day was so romantic and amazing that we cannot say enough great things about Jill and The Brule River Barn.
— WeddingWire Review, 6/18/15
 

KICK BACK AND RELAX

We’re simple people that love simple things: digging our toes into the dirt in the garden, gliding along the Brule in a canoe, and finding that perfect piece of junk to adorn the mantel. We value drinking coffee with friends or family on a crisp fall morning more than all the luxury vacations in the world. We know that after all the stress of planning your wedding day, you want to simply enjoy being surrounded by the best people in the world as you celebrate. That’s why we make it easy for you.

Our Barn is full of so much character, the only thing you need to bring is table décor. Let your guests stroll through our gardens, or admire our painstakingly collected antiques. Spend time admiring the scenery instead of worrying about hanging banners or backdrops.

And don't worry; we've made a few modern improvements since the original Finnish settlers built the Barn. There's an open wifi network covering the whole grounds and satellite and Netflix in the House and Cottage. There's also very modern restrooms for all the guests at the Barn that even use sustainable practices, like using rainwater to flush the toilets.

I had so many compliments on the way that I decorated the barn and grounds, but those were the perks of having my wedding there—i didn’t have to do any of that! I loved being able to have a wedding with such simple decorations, because you honestly didn’t need anything to make the barn or grounds look any more stunning than it already was.
— WeddingWire Review, 8/17/14
 

BASE WEDDING PACKAGE

We say, why should you stop at just one wedding day? Rent our entire property for the whole weekend—from Friday to Sunday—and enjoy the company of your closest friends and family all weekend long. Take canoes down the Brule River before your rehearsal. Have a big picnic for your rehearsal dinner right on the grounds. Skip the traveling (and the leaving your flower girl’s dress behind). Take your time to set up what you want to the right way.

At the Brule River Barn, we give you the freedom and space to do what you want, when you want to better share the joy of the creation of your little family.

Included in the weekend wedding package is:

  • Use of the House, Barn, Cottage, Milkhouse, Summer Kitchen, and surrounding grounds from 3pm Friday to 11am Sunday
  • Twenty-five (25) eight foot rectangular tables, nine (9) six foot round tables, five (5) thirty inch round standing cocktail tables, and three-hundred (300) white folding chairs
  • Parking for you and all your guests
  • Wood and outdoor seating area for a bonfire
  • Use of a number of vintage and rustic items, such as washtubs, bins, and cupcake stands
  • Standing invitation to return for a mini-moon vacation in the Cottage*

*subject to rates and availability

This Package costs $7000 if booked By December 31, 2017

 
When you reserve the barn, you are signing up for the whole weekend, unlike most of the barns in the area where you only get the barn the night of your wedding, while the other nights of the weekend are packed with other weddings. Like Jill says, she wants it to be an amazing experience, not just a day.
— WeddingWire Review, 8/17/14
 

Family Fun Package

This package was born out of the great time we had at our daughter's wedding. We had all the family (even the future in-laws) come early and go canoeing with us the day before rehearsal and all the craziness started. That day was almost as fun as the wedding itself, and we got to learn a lot about each other.

Included in the Family Fun package is:

  • House and Cottage stay starts at 3pm Thursday
  • Brule River Canoe Rental shuttle picks you up and drops you off at the House
  • Bonfire and marshmallows

This package costs an additional $500 if booked By December 31, 2017

 
My biggest regret ... is that we only rented the house/property for two nights. ... Everything was so much fun... so if I could do it all over again, I would like to have been on the property for several additional days. Your wedding event/weekend just flies by... and at least for me, it would have been cool to extend the event as long as possible and really soak it all in as it was such a great experience!
— WeddingWire Review, 7/12/16
 

Elopement Package

We love that people are starting to embrace the term "elopement" as a descriptor of an intimate, laid-back wedding because we think this kind of wedding truly fits the barn experience. Gather those closest to you on a weekday in the summer or fall to celebrate the creation of your new, small family. No muss, no fuss.

We offer a discounted elopement package that includes:

  • Use of the Barn, Cottage, Milkhouse, Summer Kitchen, and surrounding grounds for 6 hours on a weekday for up to 20 guests
  • Overnight stay for the couple in the Cottage until 11am the next day
  • Twenty-five (25) eight foot rectangular tables, nine (9) six foot round tables, five (5) thirty inch round standing cocktail tables, and three-hundred (300) white folding chairs
  • Parking for you and all your guests
  • Use of a number of vintage and rustic items, such as washtubs, bins, and cupcake stands
  • Standing invitation to return for a mini-moon vacation in the Cottage*

*subject to rates and availability

This package costs $600 if booked by December 31, 2017

 
Jill made me feel so calm and beautiful on the big day. About a year into our engagement, I visited the barn again because I was overwhelmed with all the planning. Being at the Brule River Barn Wedding and Event center can make anyone feel happy because the grounds are breathtaking.
— WeddingWire Review, 8/7/15
 

OTHER ADDITIONS

Contact us for the availability of the following items:

  • Additional nights in the Cottage and/or House
  • Extra hours on the property
  • Hay bales for seating
  • Outdoor heaters
  • Linens for cocktail tables
  • Screen for Hayloft

contact us for more details on pricing