The Wilds has all of the comforting elements we love about barns, such exposed timber beams and soaring ceilings, yet it takes on a more modern, elegant feel. Think comfortable, yet very sophisticated. 

Though the high-end modern farmhouse design aesthetic is undeniably alluring, The Wilds is best known for it's second-to-none, individualized approach to customer care! Here at The Wilds, we believe in providing every client with a turn-key, stress-free experience. This concept underlies all we do and say. We think that attention to detail and kindness can walk hand-in-hand, and that anyone who works with us should be able to rest easy knowing they will be taken care of. 

If you're looking for a turn-key, stress-free experience, you've come to the right place. The Wilds includes all of the high-end amenities that discerning clients demand, with no hidden fees or extra service charges of any kind. 

The Wilds Wedding and Event Venue is truly unlike anything in the Midwest. 

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• On-site venue management team
• Email check-ins and task reminders
• Client hub with planning tools
• Preferred vendor list to assist you with planning
• Custom floor plan designer 
• Set-up of all venue furniture according to your custom plan
• Complete post-event cleaning!

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• Handcrafted wood farmhouse dinner tables
• White metal cafe chairs for inside dining
• Separate chairs to accommodate outside ceremonies
• Custom farmhouse-inspired iron buffet table
• Antique credenza often used for displaying cake and desserts
• White podium for the officiant's use or a guest book
• Custom iron and wood gift table
• Vintage bird cage on stand that is ideal for gathering cards
• Access to amazing table decor rental collections

FURNITURE

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• Ability to host up to 200 guests
• Generous 12 hour rental period from 11am-11pm
• Ability to host indoor ceremonies in the event of rain or for winter weddings
• Floor to ceiling windows and french doors on every wall for the ultimate views
• Heating and air conditioning for year round comfort
• Chic bridal suite with hair and makeup stations
• Dapper parlor for grooms, a photo booth or gifts and cards
• Large, modern commercial restrooms with carrara marble walls
• Beautiful stained concrete floors throughout eliminating the need to rent a dance floor
• Modern restaurant-like indoor bar and optional second outdoor bar
• Double-sided, indoor-outdoor stone fireplace 
• Covered pavilion perfect for outdoor ceremonies, especially in very hot or rainy weather
• Concrete patio with a pergola great for outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour and dancing
• Romantic string lights over the patio and professional exterior lighting 
• Modern wood-burning fire pit
• Handicap parking and accessibility throughout
• Professionally lit parking lot for 100 vehicles

Venue Amenities

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• Private access to the venue and grounds for your entire event
• Unobstructed 180 degree views of the Hills of Brown County
• Endless photo opportunities inside the venue, in the rolling wide open wheat fields, from within the forest canopy or near the pond
• Conveniently located only 10 minutes from restaurants, shopping and hotels in Bloomington, IN or Nashville, IN

Location

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Monday-Thursday (11am-11pm) - $3500
Fridays & Sundays (11am-11pm) - $6000
Saturdays & Holidays (11am-11pm) - $6700
Add Thurs (3pm-8pm) To Fri Rental - $1000

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January - Booked
February - Booked
March - 20, 21, 29
April - 4, 11, 24, 26
May - 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 22, 29
June - 12, 19, 21, 28
July - 4, 17, 19, 26, 31
August - 2, 7, 14, 21, 23, 30
September - 4, 11, 13, 20, 27
October - 4, 9, 18, 23, 25, 30
November - 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 28
December - 6, 11, 12, 19, 31

2020 Availability

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January - 9, 23, 30, 31
February - 6, 13, 14, 20, 27
March - 6, 13, 27, 28
April - 3, 9, 10, 17, 18, 23, 24, 30
May - 1, 7, 8, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30
June - 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26
July - 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 24, 30, 31
August - 1, 6, 7, 14, 21, 22, 27, 28
September - 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 26
October - 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 16, 17, 22, 30
November - 5, 6, 13, 20, 26, 27
December - 3, 4, 11, 18, 19, 31

2021 Availability

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January -  Booked
February - Booked
March - Booked
April - Booked
May - Booked
June - Booked
July - Booked
August - Booked
September - Booked
October - Booked
November - Booked
December - Booked

2019 availability

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Please click below for a list of our most frequently asked questions. We're very friendly and eager to help you so you can have the best event possible! 

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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

What an amazing place owned by amazing people! I could go on and on about how beautiful the venue is and how Alison and Brian are some of the kindest people I have ever come across, but words simply can’t explain. They provided us with the most joyous (and stress free) day of our lives. 

- Kasey & Zach

"This magical place will always hold a special place in our hearts."

We feel so lucky to have been able to get married at such a beautiful venue. Brian and Alison are so awesome and they have the best staff! 

- Brittany & Tanner

"Having our wedding at The Wilds was better than anything we could have imagined."

As a photographer I can't say enough good things about the natural light and beautiful setting! Alison is so organized and accommodating, it makes The Wilds an easy choice.

- Christa Hitchcock Photography

"The Wilds is a well-designed, airy space in such a beautiful and secluded part of Bloomington, IN."

How do you describe something so perfect in words? What sold us on this venue was its incredible owners, Alison and Brian. I was never made to feel like our big day was just another wedding on their calendar. Alison is detail-oriented, patient and understanding. She takes away all of your worries and helps any chance she can get. 

- Maegan & Tyler

"I could not have asked for a more perfect day, venue or fans. They truly made our day the best."

The Wilds is amazing! They truly make brides’ dreams come true. I would not have changed one thing about my daughter’s wedding. If you're looking for a beautiful setting and caring staff, look no further. 

- Debra, Mother of the Bride

"The Wilds is a hidden gem that we were so fortunate to have discovereD."

Alison and Brian are simply the most thoughtful and professional team with whom we have ever worked to plan an event. They exceeded our expectations and their personal knowledge and experience made our wedding day perfect. 

- Diane & Ed

"We are so happy that we worked with them."

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