Hello, and welcome to our little corner of the world! We are Brian and Alison Faulkner, the proud owners of The Wilds Wedding & Event Venue here in Bloomington, Indiana. We live here on the farm in Brown County with our two young children and a handful of critters.
Many clients have asked us about the inspiration behind The Wilds and the journey we took to get to where we are now. The most simple explanation begins with a question: Have you ever watched the movie, “We Bought a Zoo?” In it, the main character, played by Matt Damon, quits his job, moves his young family, and you guessed it- opens a zoo! Well, this is us. Our little family of four was just crazy enough to buy a farm in Brown County, Indiana in 2015 to pursue our wild dream of bringing The Wilds Wedding & Event Venue to life.
The idea was born on October 15, 2011, the day my husband, Brian, and I were married at the lovely Fresh Air Farm in Kansas City. Brian, myself, and our guests fell in love with the way the casual, comfortable atmosphere laid contrast to such an elegant event. It was a place where everyone was invited to breathe a little deeper, stay a little longer and take in the little slice of heaven on earth. It was a place that forever changed the trajectory of our future.
Fast forward four years, add in three moves to three different states, two children and one big plan, and here we are. Right where we are meant to be.
If you are looking for an authentic, memorable wedding venue that perfectly defines your unique personality and style, and you are in the right place. You are wildly original. Your wedding should be no less. Please contact us today to learn more or book a tour of Bloomington, Indiana’s most sought after wedding and event venue, The Wilds!