Have you thought about a camp themed wedding? Perhaps disconnecting, reconnecting and saying “I do” in nature?! Well, we just visited the absolutely perfect place for you if that’s your style. How about a destination wedding in Wisconcin?! Yep, on Lake Wandawega. I recently spent a few days at the secluded oasis, Camp Wandawega, for an amazing wedding industry conference called, appropriately, Camp Wedding. And what I discovered is that a camp wedding could be just what couples need to fully connect their families. Think about it, no pretense, no fancy formal events, just beauty in all its forms. But not to worry, there’s still hot running water, a roof over your head, and comfy beds to tuck into at night. I wouldn’t call this glamping, but it’s not exactly roughing it either.
Camp Wandawega was built in 1925 and originally housed a speakeasy, among other things. Those original buildings remain today, now peppered in between hammocks, a tree house, tents and even a teepee to sleep in if you so choose!
The small lake can be accessed from two small docks or a tiny beach on the property, complete with canoes for your taking any time you want. There’s also archery, hiking trails, huge fire pits for late night bonfires and plenty of exploring to do throughout the camp.
The beautiful venue also has wide open grass areas, perfect to put up a tent and celebrate under like we did at Camp Wedding. You can setup ice breaker games by day and dancing under the stars by night! Either way, just be sure to end the festivities with some s’mores by the campfire!
The vibe at this one-of-a-kind camp is one that’s relaxed, quiet, comfortable and fun – it might remind you a little bit of summer camp as a kid. So if you’re up for anything and looking for a totally unique destination wedding experience, one that is routed in nature and totally private for you and your loved ones, then call Camp Wandawega home for your big day. About an equal distance from Chicago and Milwaukee, there are plenty of ways to get there, but we’re warning you, you may not want to leave.