How to Plan a Wedding in Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Spring is just around the corner and with that, wedding season is almost upon us! But for those of you planning a wedding, wedding season is all year round. Between our beautiful outdoor scenery and small town charm, Rice Lake is the perfect town to say “I Do”. From hair styling to the wedding venue, here is our local guide for planning a wedding in Rice Lake.


The Venues:

Only 12 miles away from Rice Lake, On Twin Lakes gives you the space and freedom to design the wedding of your dreams. You can choose your own caterer, DJ, bring in your choice of officiant, make your own seating arrangement and decorate how you see fit. On Twin Lakes has enough room to seat up to 300 people in the same room for dinner.  Spread out and play lawn games like croquet and bocce ball. With all the set up and decoration, On Twin Lakes won’t press you for time. You will have Friday through Sunday for set up, celebration and clean up.




If you want to relax more and not worry about coordinating all the vendors and decorations for your wedding, The Enchanted Barn will take care of all things related to the venue and food. You can rent out the bridal suite for $295 for you and your wedding party to get ready in before the ceremony. You can hold the ceremony upstairs in the hayloft (seats approximately 220 people) or outside in front of the barn.



Rice Lake’s Cozy Creations has a wide selection of bridal bouquets, flowers for the wedding ceremony, floral cake decorations and centerpieces to fit all budget sizes. Working with you and your vision for the wedding, Cozy Creations floral arrangements will help create the atmosphere for your wedding. Whether you are dreaming of getting married under and arch of flowers, or are looking for unique centerpieces for every table – Cozy Creations has you covered.


Floral Arrangement


Dress and Tux:

Locally owned and operated in the heart of Downtown Rice Lake, Simply Elegant Bridal Salon has you covered for all of your wedding attire. From flower girl dresses, mother’s dresses, bridesmaid dresses and of course, bridal gowns, they can all be found at Simply Elegant. Alterations for bridal gowns can be incredibly pricy, but Simply Elegant Bridal Salon offers free alterations with regular priced gowns.  Simply Elegant has bridal collections from Maggie Sottero, Casablanca Bridal, and Mary’s. Simply Elegant Bridal Salon also rents out tuxedos. They offer collections from Jim’s Formalwear, Nedbrebo’s Formalwear, Dubois Formalwear, Savvie Formalwear and the Peanut Butter Collection for the ring bearer.



Cookin’ Up a Storm will cater for your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and the wedding day itself. Their wedding catering menu includes dinner choices across the board. From butternut and pumpkin ravioli, to apple and walnut stuffed chicken breast, to smoked brisket, to pesto parmesan seared shrimp, and so much more. If you are looking for something else for you wedding dinner – they can develop a dinner menu special for your wedding day.



If you’re looking for a more modern twist on dessert instead of traditional cake, then Rice Lake’s Just Call Me Cupcake is perfect for you. The best part of choosing cupcakes as your dessert is that you can have multiple different flavors at your wedding. Don’t be afraid to have breakfast for dinner, the French Toast with Bacon is a vanilla cake with cinnamon, topped with maple buttercream frosting and bacon sprinkles. Try a S’Mores cupcake too; chocolate cake filled with marshmallow and graham crackers, frosted with marshmallow cream frosting and mini Hershey bar.




Don’t forget about one of the most important parts of your wedding – the photographer. Hiring the right photographer makes all the difference when it comes to sharing your wedding photos for the years to come. Rice Lake local photographer, Elizabeth Ann, offers different wedding packages to fit your needs. Whether you are looking to have just the ceremony covered, or to have pictures of the day from start to finish – Elizabeth Ann Photography wedding packages are there to fit your needs (and budget). Getting married just outside of Rice Lake? No worries, Elizabeth Ann will travel up to 60 miles from Rice Lake for no extra charge.



Hair / Make Up:

Fringe Salon and Spa has everything that you and your bridal party need to get ready for the big day. Make sure that your hair is picture perfect. Fringe offers bridal updos for $85, and a bridal updo with a practice for $145. After your hair is styled for the wedding, have the experts at Fringe Salon and Spa do your makeup for the wedding day for $75. If you feel like being pampered  head to toe – Fringe offers manicures and pedicures as well.




Congratulations on your wedding! We’ll look forward to seeing you in Rice Lake soon.

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