Each step of the wedding planning process brings something new and exciting for each of our couples, but there’s something about finally deciding on the space that will host your reception. Finding the right wedding venue can depend on a few factors for each couple. Capacity, catering options, ambiance – you get where we’re headed! Once you’ve made a decision on your wedding venue, so many other components seem to fall into place. You’re now able to paint a clearer picture of your day and see your visions brought to life.
While our roots started as event planners in Madison, we’ve recently branched out to Eau Claire, and we gotta tell ya – there are some stunning wedding venues in this city. If you’re from Wisconsin or Minnesota, you’re familiar with how each season brings something beautiful and unique, and your wedding venue should complement the season you’re getting married in! Take a look at some venues that are having our event planning team swooning:
Located in the heart of downtown Eau Claire, The Lismore offers the classic grand ballroom feel with a touch of something more. Being able to have a large space that you can style to your liking offers plenty of flexibility when it comes to your wedding decor, and The Lismore’s open space offers just that. Another bonus is that you won’t have to go far for photos, as The Lismore is located near everything from nature, city, and industrial scenery. Having options so close to your wedding venue can make all the difference when it comes to sticking to a tight timeline, too. The Lismore is also a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, so blocking off rooms for yourself and your guests is easy and extremely convenient. Choose between the Wilson-Ground Level Ballroom or the Richmond-Lower Level Ballroom – both offer capacities of over 400, which is perfect if you plan to have a larger guest count. Be sure to also check out The Dive Bar located on the second floor and The Informalist restaurant and ECDC coffee shop on the first floor!
If you’re envisioning a romantic wedding venue that is truly one-of-a kind, look no further than the Italian aesthetic at Villa Belleza in Pepin. If you’ve always wanted a destination wedding but also want your friends and family close, bring Italy to Wisconsin with Villa Bellezza! This world class winery offers stunning views of estate vineyards, Roman architecture, yet maintains a modern feel. Thinking of doing a first look? Perfect! At Villa Belleza you can do that in a stone tower. Your first dance that you’ve envisioned since you were young? It can be done under string lights and the evening sky. Everywhere you turn your head, Villa Belleza is providing you with something beautiful and full of depth.
One of our favorite things about Villa Belleza is the number of options they have available for choosing your ideal space. From The Villa, The Great Hall, La Saleta, and beyond, you and your SO will have no problem finding the ideal space (or spaces) to host the celebration of your love.
They also offer a luxury 3 bedroom apartment for getting ready or for offering any guests of honor attending your wedding day.
Lilydale Dance Hall and Event Venue
Looking for a wedding venue that offers a charming rustic feel with a touch of elegance? Lilydale offers just that. We love this venue because it has that familiar “homey” feel while still feeling special. We especially love the hardwood floors and beams and how they provide contrast to the many ways you can style your tablescapes. From modern decor to blooms all around, you can’t go wrong when decorating this stunning space. Offering both a bridal suite and groom’s lounge room, you’ll have plenty of space to get ready and stay hidden from your spouse-to-be before walking down the aisle.
Accommodating up to 500 guests, your loved ones will be able to gather in Foyer, Parlor, and Main Hall while visiting and enjoying the day. Lilydale also offers some amazing perks including:
- Tables & chairs
- White linens
- Use of outdoor ceremony site
- Much more (check it out here for yourself!)
Fest Valley Events
That enchanting outdoor wedding you’ve daydreamed about? Fest Valley Events has it, and more. This wedding venue allows you to say “I do” in the woods surrounded by beautiful landscapes, your loved ones, and fresh air, while also offering the option to tie the knot in their stunning Events Center. They also offer their Main Stage which is perfect for those who prefer a wide open outdoor space and are thinking about including live music as part of their wedding day.
No matter which of their locations you decide to use for your wedding day, you’ll receive access to a ton of great amenities that you can utilize that make your wedding day flow smoothly. We love that Fest Valley Events offers:
- A full service bar
- Centerpieces available for rent
- Set up and tear down
- Bridal Suites
Yes, you read that last one right! Extend your and your guests’ stay by renting a cabin with the option of one or two nights.
A Note From Your Eau Claire Wedding Planner
We hope these wedding venues provide you with inspiration and new places to explore for your wedding or next event! Whether you’re freshly engaged or beginning your wedding planning journey, we want you to know we are here for you and ready to help make your day even more amazing.
Hiring a wedding planner helps you focus on what really matters throughout the journey to the big day, while we take care of the scheduling, coordination, and so much more. Our main goal as your wedding planner is to help take the load off your shoulders and provide you with reassurance that all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. Thanks for visiting, we’ll see you soon!