As one of the top rustic wedding venues Wisconsin offers, we have quite a bit of perspective to share on the topic of the best season for a wedding. While winter and summer seem to get most of the attention, spring also offers a ton of charm and possibility. (This is especially true in the great Northwoods.) Read on to learn more about why March, April and May might turn into your top wedding month possibilities for an outdoor wedding in Wisconsin.


Benefits of a Spring Wedding

If you are still in the early stages of planning your wedding, you may be struggling with choosing the “right” season. While there are certainly pros and cons to all four, our vote is 100% for Spring! We’ve got plenty of reasons why we think that, but here are our top five:

  • Avoid competing with guests’ summer vacation plans
  • Temperatures in most states are mild (versus extreme)
  • The colors associated with spring are fresh and playful
  • Possible off-peak/discount venue prices
  • More daylight hours than late fall or winter seasons


Seasonal Floral Recommendations

Flowers are one of the top perks of an outdoor spring wedding in Wisconsin. There are so many seasonal options that you can capitalize on! When you speak with your florist, be sure to ask if there are any native wildflower options that he/she can incorporate into the bridal party bouquet. You can also ask about any of the following spring beauties, too:

  • Tulips
  • Ranunculus
  • Peonies
  • Fritillaria
  • Daffodils
  • Lilacs

We encourage you to do research ahead of time and take screenshots or pictures of the types of bouquets/arrangements that really catch your eye. As often as possible, identify the names of the flowers that you have your heart set on so that your florist can get an idea of what direction to go with supporting design elements. You can also do quite a bit with artificial flowers, too, if you’re looking for out-of-season options.


Decor & Theme

Spring rustic wedding venues Wisconsin style make decorations and themes a breeze! Nature offers so much to work with organically. You can leverage the lush greens of the Northwoods and the delicate pastels of the seasonal blooms while balancing it all out with gentle browns and tans.

Once you’ve determined the colors you’re using, the rest of the theme can fall into place. Reception table centerpieces can mimic the look and feel of the bridal party bouquets. Continue to pull nature-based elements into the theme wherever possible. You can add a hint of whimsy with battery-powered twinkle lights, too!


Meal & Reception

Yet another benefit of having your wedding in spring in Wisconsin is the variety of available in-season produce to feature in your wedding meal. Some couples even choose to incorporate edible plants, such as lilacs or daisies, into the menu. It certainly adds a pop of color into the meal!

As the lighting begins to dim in the later hours of the reception, consider offering the guests some unique spring activities such as the following:

  • Lantern-lit walk along an outdoor trail
  • Stargazing
  • A bonfire and s’mores bar
  • Paper lantern send-off


Unique Wedding Venues WI

There is nothing “standard” about having a wedding at Edenwood Ranch & Preserve. Each couple can customize their big day to match their personality. Our ranch is versatile and accommodating year-round. The Edenwood cabins and glamping tents provide a romantic and cozy experience for you and your guests. Our charming and rustic lodges offer a relaxing atmosphere after a day of adventure! We have five separate cabins that include 32 beds on site to turn your wedding into a weekend event. Call today to inquire about available dates for your special day!