about us

the manifesto

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.

the manifesto

Welcome to our dream come true! We are Nick and Diane, the proud owners of The Wilds. We were wed on October 1, 2016 and have been on a wildly fun adventure ever since. We enjoy life with our daughter, Bailey, and our fur babies, Gus and Captain in Indianapolis, but love escaping to our oasis at The Wilds.

The Wilds combines all we are passionate about: love, families, hosting, experiences, collaboration, and growth. We are forever building an event space that checks off every “must have” on your list while still feeling like a home away from home. With each memorable experience, we beam with excitement when all the details and hard work come to life to give you an unforgettable celebration.

But most of all, we love the relationship building that happens at The Wilds. Every unique event held means we grow our community bigger, and for that, we are truly grateful and love what we do. See what it is all about. Come celebrate, and Stay Wilds!

Nick & Diane


The Wilds is an amazing venue! It gives off all the JoAnna Gaines vibes, which is exactly what I wanted.  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!

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our location

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.

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