Your whole life is a wonderful story. Your wedding is an incredible event, as it marks and celebrates when two stories become one. This is why it’s so important that your wedding holistically reflects the stories of both you and your spouse-to-be, and especially so at the venue you choose. This venue will house the […]

It’s been quite a journey to this point (you can read more about our start HERE), but we celebrated our first major milestone this last week! We are ecstatic to be officially OPEN, and couldn’t wait to get the party underway with the Bloomington Wedding Professional’s Meeting. We were joined by some of the industry’s […]

I can’t quite explain it, but I get a certain thrill out of working with fellow artists and creatives. It’s one of the reasons why we envisioned The Wilds in the first place; that it would be a venue where people of all kinds of talents could gather and build the kinds of days that […]

Your wedding deserves to be in Bloomington. Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, it’s the scenic dreamland that’s perfect for your destination wedding. Nestled deeper within gorgeous Bloomington is The Wilds, and we have some of the grandest views of beautiful Brown County, since we’re situated on one of the highest points. You’ll […]

When we meet prospective brides, photography is one of the first things they bring up. The idea of documenting such a precious day is such a weighty decision, and something so special. They have to incorporate their vision with their venue, and the photographer’s eye and style.  That’s why Christa is one of our favorite […]

One of the most stressful times of your life is planning your wedding. The excitement of saying ‘yes’ to the love of your life can fade quickly when you realize the full breadth of a burden that is planning every itty bitty detail, and working with dozens of different vendors to make your vision for […]

Community, community, community. It’s one of the pillars we stand on here at The Wilds, and we love anything that brings people together. As an event and wedding venue here in Bloomington, we often work with multiple vendors on a single wedding day: florists, bakeries, stylists, and more. We love each and every one, because of […]

When I set out to create a website for our beautiful venue, I knew the designer would have to be the perfect fit. I was busy dreaming up tons of ideas a-la Joanna Gaines/Magnolia Market, and wanted my branding to reflect the light, dreamy, elegance of our venue. I wanted a fresh, modern look that […]

June 3rd, 2016 marked two years of planning, dreaming, and hard work, but that day will forever be part of our story. After two years of working with the Brown County Indiana Planning Commission on zoning, we were finally approved. When we submitted our request to the county, we included this statement, “The vision of The […]

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 Bloomington, Indiana in 2015 to pursue our dream […]