Heartwood Conference Center is in the heart of Wisconsin’s picturesque Northwoods making us the ideal venue for your picture-perfect wedding.
What’s our secret?
Our staff has years of experience with weddings in our venue, and it’s your first time! We know there are great resources such as Pinterest, The Knot, and many others for ideas. However, they can’t always answer questions like we can. Heartwood strives to create unique weddings reflecting each couple’s story.
We’ll start with questions, we are happy to help you think through your special day, and no question is meaningless, so ask us! The information packet that we provide is for you to fill out as you plan your ceremony. It will not only help you think through details, but it will also help us make your day a treasured memory for years to come. New trends suggest using your social hour to let each guest congratulate you personally so make sure to be around. Another traditional twist is a reveal or first look photoshoots. We know you don’t want to rush through your wedding photoshoot! So, we agree with taking photos before the ceremony. Guests are already here, and they may grow impatient watching the photoshoot. However, if your heart is truly set on a traditional after-ceremony photoshoot, we would suggest during the social hour, especially at a destination wedding, since guests don’t usually leave after the ceremony.
Assigned seating and a head table follow tradition, as you may guess there is a new trend. Consider a sweetheart table to avoid separating couples from your wedding party and their significant others that may not be in the wedding party with them. A sweetheart table is a table for just the two of you. Assigned seating is an excellent choice when well communicated; you may also consider allowing guests to find their name tag and seat. Now let’s talk fun, your decorations! We find that having a theme helps brides-to-be not get to overwhelmed. Once you see some ideas you love, we suggest you stop looking. We know you’ve been putting this Pinterest board together since sixth grade, but less is truly more here. Some of Heartwood’s most successful décor comes from a balanced room with a well-planned themed highlighted throughout the venue.
What makes a Wedding at Heartwood?
Our one-facility-fee includes the ceremony, reception, dance floor, setup, linens, chairs, bartender, and more. Including all the fees in one, takes away the pressure of contacting different places. Exchange your vows out on our pristine lawn that overlooks our private lake for a beautiful sunset ceremony. If your dream ceremony is indoors, don’t worry the gorgeous views of the lake are still your backdrop. We pride ourselves on our professional events team’s assistance from start to finish. They can provide a list of preferred vendors and answer any questions you may have. We want to help by taking some of the pressure off your shoulders so that you can enjoy your day!
Our summer sunsets will make your picture-perfect wedding come true at Heartwood Conference Center and Resort!