Wonderful, Weird Wisconsin Venues

February 19, 2010

Southern Wisconsin is home to some of the most strange, beautiful, unique venues in the state.  A few of them would make wonderful venues for weddings because they combine the natural beauty of this lush part of the state and genius man-made structures.

Here is a list of beautiful or strange venues in Wisconsin… keep checking back as I add to the list!

#1  The Forevertron- North Freedom, WI

Image by Queenodesign from Flickr

I had wanted to get married here, but settled to just use it as a backdrop for my pre-proposal film.  It is a beautiful park in the summer, with great cotton wood trees that drop their seed midsummer, creating a dreamy and magical environment for the stunning scrapmetal sculpture park.  You can read more about it on Roadside America, or watch this great trailer from the documentary Scrap from Killing Joke Films about creator Tom Every.

Logistically this venue would be better for a smaller wedding.  Parking is available at the park entrance, and also at Delaney’s next door, but there are no restrooms at the park except for the one in Delaney’s next door.  It’s also a public park, so you’d have people wandering around in the background.

North Freedom is right next to Baraboo, WI home of even more crazy stuff such as the Circus World Museum and the absolutely stunning Ringling Theatre.

#2 Al Ringling Theater- Baraboo, WI

“The Al Ringling Theater in Baraboo, Wisconsin opened its doors in November, 1915 and has been operating continuously ever since. It was built by Albert Ringling, one of the circus Ringling Brothers, for $100,000. Over the years, it has featured performances from vaudeville and silent movies to grand opera starring such notables as Lionel Barrymore and Mary Pickford.”

Here are some images I found from Primavera Studios:

Images from Primavera Studios

Image by Primavera Studios

Just down the road is lovely state park Devil’s Lake, and not far is the Wisconsin Dells, which will be the feature of my next Weird Wisconsin Venue….



  1. You mention Devil’s Lake, but don’t forget the rest of the State Parks in Wisconsin, such as:

    Kohler-Andrae State Park


    • Thanks Kayla!

  2. […] http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2239. Forevertron is listed as the top weird place to have a wedding on Midwedst, https://midwedst.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/wonderful-weird-wisconsin-venues/. […]

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