Here at The Wilds, we believe that people matter. This concept underlies all we do and say, and we believe that our venue can play a beautiful role in helping your dreams come to life.
We believe in treating our clients like family, and in putting everyone at ease. We think that attention to detail and kindness can walk hand-in-hand, and that anyone who works with us can rest easy knowing we have taken care of everything.
From blushing brides-to-be looking for a venue, to anniversary parties, birthday milestones, and everything in between, we are unbelievably excited you’re here. We are creatives, dreamers, and do-ers, and we can’t wait to work with you.
alison, brian& co.
Welcome to our little corner of the world! We are Brian and Alison Faulkner, the proud owners of The Wilds Wedding and Event Venue in Bloomington, Indiana. We live here on the farm in Brown County with our two young children and an exponentially growing number of four-legged friends.
After a decade in the wedding industry, both as a professional photographers and wedding planners, our little family of four decided to pursue our dream of bringing The Wilds wedding venue to life. It was time to build something unlike any other wedding venue in Indiana. It was time to apply our extensive industry experience to bring couples an unmatched level of service and attention to detail.
Thanks to a lot of hard work, unwavering persistence and the relentless support of our friends and family, our wild dream has come to fruition.
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The Wilds is an amazing venue! It gives off all the JoAnna Gaines vibes, which is exactly what I wanted. Alison and Brian went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect. The Wild’s laid out every resource for me, so planning was a breeze. This venue is a dream. If I could have my wedding there again, I would!
I will forever be thankful for the beautiful day The Wilds gave us. If you have plans to get married outside, but are worried about the potential for crazy Indiana weather.. you've found your venue with The Wilds. You'll get the best of both indoor and outdoor!
My husband and I got married at the Wilds in May 2019. This wedding venue is every bit as gorgeous as it looks in photos. Alison was an enormous help with every step of wedding planning, and we couldn't have been happier with the whole experience. I have nothing but great things to say about this venue--our day was really magical.
There aren't enough stars available to review this amazing venue and all of their incredible staff! From the first conversation with Alison, I knew this was the only place to host Samantha & Graham's big day. They exceeded every expectation! Alison was so helpful and amazing, providing answers our my many, many questions and last minute "emergencies". The Wilds is so much more than a beautiful location with a modern farmhouse decor, they made us feel like family.
On our wedding day Alison went above and beyond helping add her personal touches to our decor and checking in if I needed anything. She really does an amazing job of making you feel special on your big day! Brian also helped throughout the reception. These are people that you not only want as your venue owners but as friends. They are so down to earth and we had nothing but compliments on every encounter friends and family had with them!
You'll find The Wilds wedding venue resting atop the Hills of Brown County on a breathtaking 125 acre stretch of farmland, conveniently located only 10 minutes from Bloomington, IN and Nashville, IN, and only a short drive from Indy.
As you take in the surrounding forest and unobstructed views for miles, you'll undoubtedly feel swept into a magical world away; yet The Wilds provides you and your guests with easy access to many accommodations and entertainment options.
Do you imagine your guests exploring your alma mater, Indiana University, and the nightlife of the many restaurants and bars that line famed Kirkwood Avenue? Perhaps log cabins and campfires, hiking and horseback riding in Brown County State Park, and shopping in little Nashville is more your style? Whether you're planning a destination wedding in the Midwest or you envision an intimate wedding weekend close to home, The Wilds can make your wedding day dream a reality.