Weddings

 

Vineyard Weddings/Barn Weddingsinside the intimate and quaint barn

 

 

 

The  Loft (where the farmer used to store hay for his cattle) has rustic beams and original ladders that add to the ambiance. Total capacity inside our intimate and quaint barn is 50.  (The Grapevine Pavilion has seating for 200 with an option to rent a “wedding tent” that adds additional event space for more 100 people to total 300 of your guests.)

We are a “legal” Event Barn

Our barn has passed inspection by the Industry Services Division of the State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services.  What that means, is we have followed the proper procedures to assure the safety of our guests.


 

The Grapevine Pavilion transforms into a magical place once decorated!

 

Our Grapevine Pavilion overlooks Whistler’s Vineyard offering a natural and picturesque setting. The seating capacity is 200. (Tent rental available to add additional seating for 100 more guests which is an additional charge)  Tables and chairs are included in your rental.

 

 

 

 

 


Ceremony on Site

Paige & Grant share first kiss as a couple by piano in Whistler's Vineyard

If your dream wedding is to recite your vows in a vineyard, we have that perfect location for you.   White folding chairs are provided for your ceremony in Whistler’s Vineyard, and our staff takes care of the set up and take down. Don’t forget to ask your DJ to arrive early enough to help with your ceremony, and with announcements during your dinner.  We recommend a 3:00 pm ceremony time so you have plenty of time for photos before your reception begins.  Our bridal suite is air conditioned so you and your bridesmaids have a comfortable place to change in and get ready for your ceremony!  A complimentary bottle of wine or Champagne is included.


Photo Shoots

Candace & Justin catch an amazing backdrop in Whistler's Vineyard

 

Throughout our vineyard  and property there are numerous and amazing backdrops available for you on  your special Wedding Day!  And we encourage you to schedule a time for your engagement photo shoot and this is NOT an additional charge.  Photo shoots are a privilege available only for our clients and nobody else!!  

 

 

 

 

Kara.Eric bench

 

 

 

 

Photo Shoots are an exclusive privilege available only  for YOU when you book your  Dream Wedding with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Weekend Hours

We are open from 10:00 am until 11:00 pm.  We suggest you hold your ceremony at 3:00 pm to allow plenty of time for photos  before your reception, dinner, and dance.

 


 

Food 

Here is our list of our approved food caterers for you to choose from:

Bridgewood Premier Catering

Carmella’s – An Italian Bistro

Osorio’s Latin Fusion

The Marq

Zuppa’s

The Grapevine Pavilion is equipped with a “caterers prep room” available for our licensed caterers.   It has lots of counter space, a hand wash sink, hot water, a large sink, and a commercial refrigerator.


 

Beverages

You may choose a hosted bar, cash bar, OR a combination of both.  “Carry in” beverages of all types (including water & soda) are not allowed.  We hold a “Class B Liquor License” and can provide all of your beverage needs. (wines, beer, mixed drinks, and soft drinks.)  Beverages are not included in the cost of renting our venue.  There is no additional charge for our licensed  bartenders.  We collect a beverage deposit (separate from your venue rental) one month before your wedding.  At the end of your event, we either refund you if you have overpaid, OR collect the balance due.  (please note:  No minors are allowed in the barn without a parent or legal guardian.)

Guests from “Out of Town?”

There are numerous accommodations only 15 minutes from our property near the Fox River Mall in Appleton.  And we can recommend a very reasonably priced shuttle service if your guests need transportation to our vineyard in time for your ceremony, and then a ride back to the hotel at the end of your event:

Double J Shuttle Service  920-470-9495 or  Jam’s Party Buses  920-460-4013

Children

Children are welcome at your Whistler’s Knoll Wedding,  however they must be supervised at all times.  Please do not allow them in our landscaped areas or flower gardens.   Anyone entering our barn that is under 21 years of age  must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian  because of our liquor license.

Climate Control

The Loft has heat and air conditioning.

Our Grapevine Pavilion has custom canvas curtains with vinyl windows.  In case of inclement weather the curtains can be rolled down.  There are gas lamp heaters that can warm up the pavilion during cool evenings.  Restrooms are heated during cool weather. 🙂

 


 

Restrooms

All restrooms at Whistler's Knoll are ADA Compliant

We have ADA Compliant Restrooms in BOTH The Loft, and the Grapevine Pavilion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Parking

Our grassy mowed field stays dry even after rain because we are on sandy soil

 

We have plenty of parking space for 200 vehicles including four handicap stalls. Please do not park in handicap  spaces  if you do no have a permit.   We encourage guests to leave cars overnight.   Pick them up ANYTIME as long as they are gone by next month!  We love to see cars in our parking lot when we arrive the next morning!  Ask us about convenient shuttle services.  You can hire them for a reasonable cost to transport your guests from local  hotels!

 

 


 

Decorating

Every bride and groom puts their own creativity into the decor transforming the Grapevine Pavilion into a dream wedding!

Please schedule a time during the day of your event to decorate.  (Or rent the night before and hold your rehearsal, complete your decorating, and have your rehearsal dinner at Whistler’s Knoll!)  All decorations and personal items should be removed at the end of your wedding day.

Candles are not allowed inside the barn, but are okay in the Grapevine Pavilion. Please don’t use confetti, glitter, rice, birdseed, or any other difficult to remove items.  No synthetic flower petals because our chickens eat them and get sick.  Yes, you sure can use real rose petals!  In the Grapevine Pavilion, we recently doubled the amount of festoon lighting.  Because of that, decorating is NOT allowed on the ceiling because it causes damage.

Our staff will take care of  general clean up at the end of your event which includes  sweeping of floors and garbage removal.

 


 

Audio Visual System

In the Loft, we offer WiFi, projector, screen, and high quality speakers which are available at no additional charge.  Our SONOS smart system offers a superb experience for you and your guests both inside the Loft and in Holly’s Wine Garden.

The Grapevine Pavilion also has WiFi,  high quality speakers, and a SONOS smart system.  Yes, you can also bring your own “play list.”

Testimonials

” THANK YOU SO MUCH for EVERYTHING you did for us.  Our wedding was amazing – what dreams are made of!  We are so grateful!”  Mandie & Roman

“People are still talking about our wedding and how amazing Whistler’s Knoll is and how wonderful Holly and Tom are…..We agree!!:-)”  Amy & Charlie

Pricing for 2018

Our entire venue includes The Loft (barn), Grapevine Pavilion, Holly’s Wine Garden (patio), and Air Conditioned Bridal Suite.  $4900 (plus tax & service charge) during the months of May through October.  We do NOT book another event during your day.

Off peak season (November, December, January, & April) rent The Loft (heated barn)  $1500 plus tax. Reminder that capacity inside our intimate & quaint barn is 50 people.  (Grapevine Pavilion is winterized and not available during off peak season.)

Included in Your Rental:

Access to our property for your engagement photo shoot, (you schedule with your photographer,) banquet tables & chairs in pavilion, white folding chairs for your ceremony in the vineyard, event staff, licensed bartenders, projector & screen in barn, antique rustic cake table, WiFi, SONOS Stereo, yard games,  general clean up, and parking.

Not Included in Your Rental:

Food & beverages, linens & centerpieces.

IF you have over 200 guests, there is a and extra charge for a tent and additional toilets and hand wash stations.

Whistler’s Wedding Package 

If you book a Saturday wedding with us, consider the following “value add” option available IF there is no booking the day before:

Friday Rehearsal Dinner

  • 4 hours on the Friday before your wedding day
  • Cater with one of our food caterers, or order local pizza and we will pick it up for you!
  • Cash bar available (no carry ins)
  • Hold your rehearsal and decorate while here
  • $500 plus tax

Sunday Gift Opening

  • 4 hours
  • Bring your own food, order local pizza, OR work with one of our caterers
  • Cash bar available (no carry ins)
  • $500 plus tax

Calendar & Tours

Contact us for availability (sorry, our calendar is not completely up to date) Let us know if you would like to schedule an appointment for a personal tour of our venue.  We conduct tours on Thursday through Sunday between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm.

Reach us is by email:  info@whistlersknoll.com

OR

Give us a call at 1-920-470-6295.

Please Note:  We are no longer able to hold your special day without a deposit.  We will “lock in” a date for you once we receive your $1500 non-refundable deposit with a signed contract.     Preferred method of payment is by check.  Final payment is due one month before your special day.

Here are our  Terms and Conditions.