Most people would agree that the best time for a Midwest wedding is in the summer. Midwest summers can be mild and pleasant, making it the perfect time for an outdoor wedding.

And there is no better way to host an outdoor wedding than by being surrounded by nature. With the beauty of the Northwoods, the serenity of a lake as a backdrop, and the sounds of birds chirping as you recite your vows will create an unforgettable experience.

Heartwood Resort is the perfect location for your summer wedding here in northern Wisconsin. We are a full-service resort and destination wedding venue, making it easy to plan your entire event, from chairs to food to lodging and everything in between.

Are you wondering if Heartwood Resort is right for your special day? Keep reading to learn why Heartwood Resort is one of the top summer wedding venues in the Midwest.

1. Accessible Location Surrounded by Nature

Heartwood Resort is located in Trego, WI., just two hours away from the Twin Cities. The property is surrounded by 700 acres of wilderness. The beautiful Northwoods and a private lake make this serene location perfect for those looking for an outdoor summer wedding.

The area is relaxing yet full of fun things to do before and after your wedding. Guests will love spending time near the lake. And even when you are inside the Eagle Lodge eating and dancing the night away, large windows provide the perfect sunset view over the lake.

2. Say “I Do” on the Shore of a Beautiful Lake

If you choose to host an outdoor wedding, you can do so on the perfectly manicured, green slope that leads down to the lake. There’s no better setting for your first kiss as a newly married couple.

Otherwise, if you’d prefer to plan an indoor wedding, the lodge offers large windows with views of the lake right behind you. That way, you can have the perfect view without risking wet weather.

For your reception, your guests are free to celebrate indoors and outdoors, and you’ll have access to either the patio or deck.

The best part about a summer wedding in northern Wisconsin? The sun doesn’t set until late in the evening, making it easy to celebrate all night long.

3. Never a Dull Moment at Heartwood Resort

There’s so much to do at Heartwood Resort, especially for outdoor enthusiasts. We offer the perfect nature getaway in northern Wisconsin.

So whether your family and friends are just coming up for the day, or they’ve decided to make a weekend getaway out of the wedding, they’ll have tons of fun.

Resort guests can take one of our complimentary kayaks or rowboats into Hoinville Lake for a relaxing paddling experience. Anglers can fish for bass, panfish, and northern pike, either from the shore or from the kayak. There’s also a beach for kids to swim and play in the sand.

Those looking for additional paddling and angling opportunities can take our complimentary shuttle to the nearby Namekagon River, a protected scenic river known as Winsconsin’s “moving national park.”

Many trails crisscross our property, providing hikers and mountain bikers plenty of ground to explore. And for old friends and family looking to catch up, they can do so while having fun on our professionally built disc golf course.

Otherwise, they can engage in a friendly competition playing tennis, basketball, volleyball, or horseshoes.

When your guests come up for your wedding, they will have a truly unforgettable experience.

4. Wedding Planning Made Easy

Heartwood Resort is an award-winning wedding venue. We make wedding planning easy by keeping everything under one roof. There is no need to scramble to book separate venues, caterers, equipment rentals, bartenders, and so forth.

We provide everything in one place, with one manageable bill so you can spend more time planning your special day and less time fussing over the details.

You can host your ceremony, your reception, and your lodging all right here. Plus, our staff will cook an exceptional meal and handle the bartending for you.

We pride ourselves in offering excellent service to you and your attendees to make your wedding as seamless and memorable as possible.

5. Keep the Party Going All Night Long

Since Heartwood Resort offers a variety of accommodation options, your guests can stay overnight. This means that the party can go on all night, without anyone needing to drive home.

Your guests may even decide to make a weekend vacation out of it. Since everyone is in summer vacation mode anyway, it will be easy for your guests to make the journey to a destination wedding. And they are more likely to stay for a night or two.

From hotel rooms in our lakeside lodge to private duplex and single-family homes on the shore of our beautiful lake, there is accommodation for every type of guest.

If you have a couple of families that would like to be near each other yet still have their own space, consider our lakeside cottages. Four cottages are right next to each other on the shore of Hoinville Lake, each with a screened-in porch, making it easy to relax together.

Each can accommodate up to six guests and comes equipped with a full kitchen. There’s a living room with a flatscreen TV, and it comes with free wifi. There’s also a private dock for the cottages, making this the perfect place for your close family members to stay.

Our single-family and duplex homes are also outfitted with multiple bedrooms and a full kitchen. They also come equipped with an outdoor fire ring.

With a range of accommodation options, your guests are encouraged to stay overnight so that they can celebrate with you all weekend long. It’s perfect for those inviting friends and relatives that live further away and don’t get to see you very often.

Plan the Perfect Summer Wedding Today

Ready to make your summer wedding dreams a reality? Heartwood Resort is the ultimate destination wedding venue in the Midwest.

If you want to host an unforgettable wedding experience that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime, you can start planning today.

Send us your wedding information, and we’ll craft a custom proposal for you. We can’t wait to work with you to plan your special day.