Post # 1
We are getting married at a church in Big Bend, WI. The only option we have there for a reception is in the schools gym which could be an ok option, I haven’t seen it yet so I do not know. I am planning the wedding from LA so I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions of a nice public park somewhere between Big Bend and Milwaukee to have the reception. It is going to be pretty casual and thought a nice outdoor setting sounded pleasant. I would be interested in a place that had picnic tables and maybe even a gazebo or some sort of structure to protect us on the chance of rain. Thanks!
Post # 3
Waukesha has a nice park-Frame Park. I c lots of brides go there for pix etc.
Post # 4
If you’re doing a summer wedding, I’d check out Trimborn Farm in Greendale through the Milwaukee County Park system. My fiance and I just did our engagement pictures there and it had me secondguessing my own reception venue! It’s an 1800’s farmstead with lots of old, picturesque buildings, even an old kiln–great for pictures. My photographer mentioned you can rent out the barn for only a couple hundred.
Post # 5
@rrskrober u must have used Optic light I just saw those pix on their facebook! very cute pics!
Post # 6
This may be a little bit of a drive, but try South Shore Park:
Then check out the left navigation on the Milwaukee County Parks website under “rentals” for more ideas.
Post # 7
There is a small park with a Lions Club Community Center on the Fox River. It is close to both the Lutheran and Catholic churches.
The Floyd E. Swayze Community Center is located on HWY L at the Fox River Bridge.
* Hall capacity is 100. Tables and chairs included in rental fee.* Full kitchen facilities available.* The hall is heated and air conditioned.* Personal consumption of alcohol on premises is permitted.* Parking available adjacent to Community Center. Additional parking lot one block north.The rental charge is TBD. There is an additional $100 security deposit which is refundable after the event.
Best of Luck!
If you were looking into the gym at the Catholic church … it is a typical small Catholic school gym.
Post # 8
@Monster of the Bride: We saw the lions club and I wish it were bigger so we could use it!
Post # 9
How many are you looking to seat? Or are you just looking for parks in general? Did you check out the Waukesha County Park System? Muskego and Mukwonago both have reservable picnic shelters. Muskego Park is particularly close and on the same road as the Catholic Church. There would be a nominal charge per car to get into the park. Good luck!