Old World Wisconsin
This venue is a unique place to host an event or wedding while still enjoying nature and modern amenities. Set in late 19th century Wisconsin, Old World Wisconsin explores what it was like to live as an immigrant settling in America’s heartland to farm and create the first towns. The venue space here retains that historic charm while still functioning as an ideal location for modern day events catered by Zilli.
Old World Wisconsin’s primary function is to entertain and educate teaching visitors about what life was like for Wisconsin’s settlers back in the 19th century. Their exhibits and activities offer insight into farming, cycling, cooking, crafting, raising animals and playing. This theme of cultural re-creation is also seen in their venue spaces, which celebrate the past while providing an excellent place to celebrate today.See our exclusive venues
The rustic atmosphere of Old World Wisconsin compliments any simple or vintage wedding perfectly. The staff’s period costumes, replica buildings and the time-capsule vibe of this location add an element of historic charm. Two different areas are available to hold weddings and receptions.
Clausing Barn Loft
This authentic-looking barn perfectly suits rustic or vintage weddings and receptions. It is an octagonal barn with an incredible vaulted ceiling and a full bar. The barn has space for 175 guests. It has an adjoining outdoor patio that accommodates 80 and a great area for a cocktail reception.
Norwegian Picnic Pavilion
With room for 400 guests, this sheltered pavilion is a beautiful space to hold an outdoor reception or wedding.
- Ceremony Space
- Reception Space
- Free On-Site Parking
- Outdoor Space
- Tables & Chairs On-Site
- Wheelchair Accessible
- WiFi Available
A very nice place for families. Great historical representation of life in 19th century and earlier life in Wisc. Very accurate in it’s presentation of almost all levels of life and the different occupations at those times
Old World Wisconsin provided the most uniquely beautiful wedding venue we could have asked for. The rustic barn, gorgeous landscaping and elegant yet relaxed atmosphere made our wedding truly feel like one of a kind.
My family from Illinois and I visited Old World Wisconsin. Very educational and entertaining! It’s a great way to see how pioneers in the Midwest lived, in general, and an excellent way to see how specific ethnicity settled in Wisconsin. Norwegian, Danish, German and something else, I think. African American is even represented, as much as it could be for late 19th century in Wisconsin. They have recently gone through and repainted using the true colors of the time, thanks to modern-day forensic science!