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If you are looking for an authentic, memorable wedding venue that perfectly defines your unique personality and style, you are in the right place. The Wilds is conveniently located minutes from Bloomington and Brown County and only a short drive from Indianapolis, Indiana. Inspired by modern farmhouses and designed with second-to-none client experiences in mind. 
The Wilds provides hand-crafted, luxury weddings within reach.
You are wildly original. Your wedding should be no less.


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The Wilds Wedding & Event Venue is nestled on a breathtaking 125 acre stretch of farmland, surrounded by Yellowwood State Forest, and conveniently located only 10 minutes from Bloomington, Indiana and 10 minutes from Nashville, Indiana.

As you and your guests enter the property, you'll be guided down a long, meandering lane surrounded by wild flowers and prairie grasses, past historical barns and a lovely pond. At the end of the lane, you'll find The Wilds perched atop the rolling hills of Brown County, providing you and your guests unobstructed views for miles and the ultimate privacy.

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Planning your dream wedding weekend? We can create the framework for the weekend you’ll want to remember forever. We are located on a breathtaking stretch of farmland in East Bloomington, Indiana.

Our venue is nestled above the rolling hills of Brown County, and offers the utmost privacy and backdrop for your ceremony. Your guests will be both pampered and impressed, and you will be able to relax and enjoy being surrounded by your loved ones, while all the details are taken care of!

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Searching for a more intimate, picturesque option for your ceremony? Find all of this at The Wilds! You don’t have to forego class and elegance, or rush to city hall. Instead you can sneak away to one of the most stunning locations in the Midwest to say your vows, and soak up the romance and adventure of an elopement! Special rates are available to those booking 3 months out or less!

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Make The Wilds your destination for your next meeting, holiday event, team-building retreat, or company milestone! No need to accept hotel ballrooms or conference centers that lack personality and scenery…Instead, you can let us handle the logistics and make your event truly memorable. Every guest you invite will leave impressed, and you will wow your clients and co-workers!

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So many milestones are worthy of a party, but some milestones deserve the very best. Whether you are marking an anniversary, celebration of life, graduation party, or family reunion, you will feel right at home in our modern facility. We have over 125 enchanting acres of scenery in the heart of the midwest, and we can’t wait to welcome you into our family.

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Wedding Planner :: Kim King-Smith Events // Photographer :: Christa Hitchcock Photography // Florist :: Fifty Flowers // Wedding Desserts :: Donut Central, Sugar and Spice // Band :: Family Friends // Caterer :: First Class Catering // Bartender :: Upland Brewing Company // Transportation :: Classic Touch Limousine // Invitations & Signage :: Ali Linnemeier // Hair & Makeup :: Studio M // Bridal Gown :: BHLDN // Necklace:: Camilla Christine // Bridesmaids Dresses :: White by Vera Wang // Groom’s & Groomsmen Suits :: Generation Tux // Rings :: Gesner Estate Jewelry, A Touch of Silver and Old 

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brittany+ tanner

Wedding Planner :: The Wilds Wedding & Event Venue //  Photographer :: Christa Hitchcock Photography // Florist :: Artful Blooms // Wedding Cake :: Sweet Stuff Bakery // DJ :: Music Lifeline // Caterer :: First Class Catering // Bartender :: Upland Brewing Company // Officiant: Wonder Wedding Indianapolis // Transportation :: Bus Bank // Invitations :: Minted // Custom Signage :: Etsy // Hair & Makeup :: Something Blue Stylists // Bridal Gown Designer :: Allure // Bridal Gown Store :: Ella Park Bridal Boutique // Bridesmaids Dresses :: Azazie // Rings :: Davis Jewelers 

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kacey+ zach

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lauren+ zach

Wedding Planner :: Ashley Weddings & Events // Photographer :: Rebecca Shehorn Photography // Florist :: Pomp & Bloom // Wedding Cake :: Cakes in Bloom // DJ :: Audio Magic // Food Truck :: Kona Ice Truck // Caterer :: First Class Catering // Bartender :: Upland Brewing Company // Officiant :: Paul Ashbrook // Transportation :: Bus Bank // Invitations :: Creative in Bloom // Custom Signage :: Creative in Bloom // Hair & Makeup :: Eye Do Hair & Makeup // Bridal Gown :: B.Loved // Bridesmaids Dresses :: BHLDN // Rings :: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

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lexi+ jameson

Wedding Planner :: Ashley Weddings & Events //  Photographer :: Christa Hitchcock Photography //  Videographer :: April Massad Productions // Florist :: Artful Blooms // Wedding Cake :: Icing on the Cake // Caterer :: First Class Catering // Bartender :: Upland Brewing Company // Wedding Branding, Invitations Suites & Signage :: Creative in Bloom // Hair & Makeup :: Studio M // Bridal Gown :: B.Loved // Jewelry :: Blond Genius Bloomington // Groom’s Suit :: B.Loved // Miniature Pony :: Cheryl Gregg-Duckworth Design 

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maegan+ tyler

Day-Of Coordinator :: Bertie June Events //  Photographer :: Joni Bilderback Photography  // Florist :: Pomp & Bloom // Wedding Cake :: Stecy Ober  // DJ :: Scotty Manley Productions  // Caterer :: First Class Catering  // Bartender :: Upland Brewing Company  // Invitation Suites :: Creative in Bloom  // Custom Signage :: The Farm & Co., Little Red Porch // Hair & Makeup :: Studio M Salon  // Bridal Gown Designer :: Haley Paige // Bridal Gown Store :: Luxe Redux Bridal // Bridesmaids Dresses :: Tulle and Chantilly, Nordstrom Rack  // Groom's and Groomsmen Attire :: Andrew Davis Clothiers // Rings :: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, The Mrs. Box

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caitlin+ conner

Day-Of Coordinator :: The Wilds Wedding & Event Venue //  Photographer :: Stephanie Axtell Photography // Florist :: Mary M’s Walnut House Flowers and Gifts // Wedding Cake :: Sam’s Club // DJ :: DJ Mark Allam // Caterer :: First Class Catering // Bartender :: Upland Brewing Company // Invitation Suites :: Vista Print // Custom Signage :: Creative in Bloom // Hair & Makeup :: Hayley Callen // Bridal Gown Designer :: Galina Signature  // Bridal Gown Store :: David’s Bridal // Bridesmaids Dresses :: David’s Bridal // Rings :: Gold Casters

At The Wilds, we take great pride in making sure the journey from your first tour to your wedding day is an amazing experience and that no stone is left unturned. It’s our heartfelt hope that sharing our experience and knowledge from hosting 100’s of weddings at The Wilds will assist you in forging your own joyous path to wedding day! In order to do so, we provide our clients with the amazing resources you'll find below to make wedding planning turn-key, stress-free and fun!


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The Booked Client Resource Guide is a culmination of our experience and knowledge from hosting 100’s of weddings at The Wilds! This 100+ page magazine is intended to be your trusted companion along your wedding planning journey. Inside these pages, you’ll find honest advice from industry experts, inspiration from former couples, and important venue information to ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible. This stunning Booked Client Resource Guide includes, stationary check lists, wedding day timelines, sample floor plans, monthly wedding planning task lists, wedding vendor advice by category, wedding photography must-have shot lists, rehearsal and ceremony tips, and so much more!  This is the first of many tokens of appreciation you'll receive upon booking your big day at The Wilds. 

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The Wilds also provides you with free all-in-one Online Wedding Planner, which is designed to compliment the Booked Client Resource Guide. This interactive wedding planning spreadsheet suite is fully customizable and created by wedding experts specifically for The Wilds couples. Whether you need an overarching view of your big day or you want to dive into the nitty gritty of your numbers, The Online Wedding Planner will help you plan your perfect day. The comprehensive wedding planning suite includes spreadsheets for floor plan designing, timeline customization, ceremony organization, assigning tables and seats, managing guest lists and RSVPs, tracking budgets and expenses, checking off wedding to-do's, creating packing list, and so much more! 

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We are always excited to invite and welcome new booked couples of The Wilds to join our private Facebook group community! In this space, The Wilds team shares expert tips, announces exciting venue and shop updates, posts new Booked Couples Open House Dates, and so much more. It's also a comfortable space for couples to ask questions, share ideas, ask advice, and share inspiration for their wedding day at The Wilds. Be sure to grab a cup of coffee before you walk in the doors of this friendly community, because you'll likely want to stay awhile!

 

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Considering The Wilds for your big day? We'd welcome the opportunity to take you on a private, guided tour. We can't wait to meet you and show you this amazing wedding venue and picturesque property!