Shannon & Jonathan at Simply Weddings have always made every wedding we've been at together memorable. If you're looking for someone to take the reigns so you can sit back and enjoy the planning process and your wedding day, this is the couple for you!
We have worked with Elevate Events many times and have even taken care of the entertainment at their lead coordinators wedding! Everything Elevate brings to the table is well worth it at the end of the day. They figure everything out so you can relax and have the most stress-free planning process.
Deanna at Olive Branch Events is a dream to work with. We have had the pleasure of working with her at multiple events and she never disappoints!
We have worked with Twig & Olive Photography on many occasions. They have quickly become one of our favorite vendors to work with!
All you have to do is spend five minutes with Tim at Tim Fitch Photography to know that he is the right choice for you!
Anna & David at Anna Katherine Photography are a lot of fun to work with! Their great work speaks for itself in their photos!
We met Aaron & Melissa at East Elm Photography a few years ago. We started seeing each other more and more at weddings and around town that now we love recommending each other to our couples!
We have had the pleasure of working with Taylor and Xavier at many events. They are so easy going and fun to work with!
Meghan is a breeze to work with! She is well organized and her photography skills are amazing!
Josh at Abbots Lane is a treat to work with. We have had the privilege to work alongside him and his team at so many weddings, they have quickly become one of our favorite vendors!
Dominic & Taylor at Tribute are down to Earth and very easy to get along with. In the short amount of time that DJs and photographers have to get to know each other at weddings, we have found that we enjoyed each other's company. Their work is beautiful and their site is fun to explore.
Ilana is someone we have worked with so much that we already seem to know what the other is thinking when deciding how to proceed with the timeline. Whether it's squeezing in that last minute sunset photo or somehow managing to get 200 people to move outside for a bride requested group picture, Ilana will make it happen!
We met Carlos and Allison at MOD Productions while attending an open mic night. We quickly found that we had a lot in common. They did a photo shoot for our boxer mascot, Vinyl, and the rest is history. We recommend them to anyone who is looking for all aspects of media production.
We have had the privilege of working with Scotify Studios many times. From content creation to web design, they offer a lot of services in and around the Madison area!
We have known Dalton since the early 2000s! He is a great guy with an artistic eye for detail. His passion for photography is as contagious as his smile. Dalton is always capturing the right moment at the right time! Dalton Shoots Wedding Photography in Wisconsin and Florida.
Olson Film is a pleasure to work with! They offer videography in Wisconsin and Chicago. They work well with the other vendors to get the perfect shots and audio needed to give their couple's the best possible video memories.
Dani is an amazing local photographer who we have had the pleasure of working with on multiple occasions over the years. She is fun and always easy to work events with!
The Bur Oak is an amazing venue tucked away on Madison's east side. It is the perfect space for a private function or wedding reception. The house sound system is top of the line and the venue layout goes great with our wireless uplighting! The owners and staff are a treat to work with and your guests will have an amazing time inside or enjoying the nice weather while outside on the patio. The Bur Oak @ FB
The Loft at 132 is located in downtown Sun Prairie which is pretty much our backyard! They offer a great layout for the dinner and dance and an amazing rooftop atmosphere for your ceremony and cocktail hour. With a bar downstairs and a bar on the roof, your guests will have lots of space to mingle and enjoy the view. Not planning an event any time soon? You can still check out live music and events on the rooftop while the weather is nice! The Loft at 132 @ FB
Majestic Theatre is easily one of our favorite venues to perform at. From weddings to private functions, this venue is amazing. We have been a part of some epic receptions at Majestic!
If you enjoy going to live concerts and want to recreate that experience for your wedding or event, The Sylvee checks all of those boxes! They have some of the best staff in town and your guests will always remember their trip to The Sylvee.
High Noon Saloon is a great venue with an outdoor patio to hold receptions or private functions at! For the couples who are into music and live shows and want their wedding reception theme to be a rock show, this is the venue for you!
Dave & Betsy at Badger Farms are easily two of our favorite people to work with! We have taken care of many weddings here and they are always a blast to work with. Our favorite part of the night is cranking Bruce Springsteen on the house speakers while we clean up at the end of the night!
The Fields Reserve is a dream venue to work in! Hold your ceremony in a secluded wooded area or in their ceremony barn. It's a perfect venue for any season. All buildings have heat and air conditioning. It isn't your typical stuffy barn with fans! This venue is the real deal.
Jamae at The Lageret is one of our favorite venue owners. Not only is her venue one of a kind, but she handles the floral for your reception as well! There are multiple rooms for each part of the event which would pose a challenge to some companies, but we have crafted a system that flows smoothly each and every time we are there.
When we first set foot in The Swan Barn Door, we felt like we had walked into a magical place. The interior is like no other venue around! It feels like you're inside the Keebler Elf tree or on the set of The Hobbit! It is magical! Their outdoor patio for cocktail hour is spacious and their all natural ceremony site will take you back to when you went to camp. Your guests will be talking about this venue for years to come!
Fun fact: Brenden loves classic arcade games! If you're looking for a creative fun place to take your wedding party after we have tired them out on the dance floor, look no further than I/O Arcade Bar! It's the perfect spot to wind down and have your after party! They've got drinks, Salvatore's Pizza, and lots of quarters! Give your guest's an unforgettable experience at I/O!
If you're looking for a classic outdoor event experience, look no further than Doundrins Distilling! Their amazing craft cocktails will have your guests smiling. Hire a band or DJ to perform on their stage in the very spacious cocktail garden! Order a food cart or catering from your favorite food vendor, and you are on your way to an amazing night! Stop out and see one of Cottage Grove's hidden gems! Oh, did we mention they are dog and kid friendly? Bring your pup or kids along! You can find us there every Wednesday hosting trivia with our Vice President boxer pup, Vinyl!
Some of the best wedding venues are barns. It is even more of a plus when those barns have a temperature-controlled environment so your guests are comfortable during any season throughout the year. Barnwood Events also has an AV system with projectors and tvs to show your slideshows! We are very excited to work with Julie and Dave as they open this beautiful venue this year! Barnwood Events was created by Julie and Dave Wood from a love of wanting to share the beautiful property they have cultivated over the past 25 years. Dave has planted over 20,000 trees and Julie has planted numerous native wildflowers and gardens on the property to create a beautiful landscape and backdrop for your special day. Both having successful corporate and entrepreneurial businesses (including event planning), they have the experience and readiness to help you create your special day. The newly built barn event venue has all the modern amenities with a 300 person capacity. Adjacent to the Capital City Bike Trail and just 15 minutes from downtown Madison makes Barnwood Events the best of both worlds for your indoor or outdoor wedding and reception.
Vennebu Hill is a gorgeous spacious venue in the Dells. They have a beautiful barn or outdoor area for ceremonies and the perfect space for cocktails, dinner, and dancing!
Merchant is the perfect spot to have your rehearsal dinner, after-party, or next morning's brunch! The farm to table food is next level and their drink menu will give everyone something to talk about!
Lucille, the sister restaurant to Merchant is right down the block across from the Wisconsin State Capitol building. There is plenty of seating for your rehearsal dinner. Like Merchant, there is a whole different brunch menu to explore. Lucille specializes in pizzas but everything else they serve is just as good! Look into renting out the vault downstairs if you want more privacy at your party! If you have more guests, look into using the whole building for your wedding reception.
Madison's is a perfect spot to hold a private function. They have plenty of space for all of your guests and the option of privacy in their under bar! You can also book bands or DJs to perform at your event. Their menu is excellent and their bar can service many of your guests at once! Don't forget to try some home made artisan ice cream next door at Good News Ice Cream!
Buck and Honey's falls into the catering category as well! With three locations, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, and Monona, you have plenty of space to hold your rehearsal dinner or private function. If you haven't tried their food yet, you have seriously been missing out! The new Monona location is right off the water! If you want a spot that is easy for your guests to get to and not as confusing as downtown Madison, Buck and Honey's is your place!
If you're looking for a late-night spot to unwind after your wedding or event, look into taking a trip to Nattspil. They have an amazing late-night menu and you can sit back and relax to some chill tunes provided by their rotation of talented local DJs.
Dustin at D Bar Bakery is not only a delight to work with, but his baked goods are a delight to eat! We have had the privilege to sample many of Dustin's creations and we can guarantee you and your guests will be glad you went with D Bar Bakery.
Blue Plate has got to be one of our favorite caterers over the years. As DJs, we get the opportunity to try a wide variety of food from many different caterers. Blue Plate easily makes our Top 3 favorites! I'm getting hungry just typing their name!
We recently experienced a wedding catered by Guimo's and their food was all the guests could talk about the rest of the night! Stop into their Sun Prairie location to give them a try. They will easily become one of your favorite spots to eat at!
Salvatores creates some of the best pizza in Wisconsin. They also cater weddings and events! They do WAY more than just pizza! Check out their catering menu for all of their farm to table options! From appetizers to full meals, they've got you covered!
We have been a part of a few weddings that Heritage has catered for and they have easily slid into our favorites category! Chef Dan and his team bring you an incredible dining experience that you'll still be talking about to your family and friends many days later.
The Black Sheep out of White Water provided one of the top three wedding dinners out of hundreds that we have experienced. From their starter salad to the desserts and after-dinner snacks, this is not a caterer to pass up! Our whole vendor table was discussing how they were going to hire The Black Sheep for personal events after taking one bite of their food. The staff are excellent to work with and everyone who comes to your wedding or event will remember where they were when they ate one of the best meals of their life.
Food carts at weddings and events are always a great idea! International Catering Company can bring the best variety in town! It doesn't matter if you're in the mood for tacos, melted sandwiches, or smash burgers, they can deliver lots of options to make your wedding or event memorable! Give them a try for lunch or dinner at Taco Local, The Melted Craft cart, or their ICC bus off of 709 Atlas Avenue in Madison, WI.
I had the privilege to DJ Krista's wedding from KCB Makeup. She does some amazing work. She has done makeup for mutual friends and gets nothing but rave reviews of her work.
Rebecca at Darling Salon is a great hair stylist. She is personable, funny, and is easy to get along with. The company mascot, Vinyl, is friends with her pup, Birdie. Rebecca gets great reviews and can quote almost every line to The Goofy Movie. That is one of the many reasons why we like her!
Tia at HoneyComb has been a friend of ours for years. She takes care of many of our friends and family! If you're looking for a fun experience early in the morning with your closest friends and family, HoneyComb will deliver!