Planning Your Midwest Destination Wedding

An Indiana wedding destination like no other

The rolling hills of southern Indiana offer endless experiences and a scenic dreamland that’s perfect for your destination wedding. Conveniently located between the lively university town of Bloomington and the popular vacation town of Nashville, you’ll find one of the most sought after destination wedding venues.

Nestled on a picturesque stretch of farmland in the heart of Yellowwood Forest, is The Wilds wedding venue. Here you and your guests will be treated to five-star customer service, the ultimate privacy and unobstructed, sweeping views for miles. As you take in the lush scenery, it may be hard to believe that you’re only minutes from many hotels, shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Or that you’re in the epicenter of several well-renowned regional and national parks.

The Wilds design was inspired by timeless, yet modern farmhouses. It’s a space where casual sophistication meets laid-back luxury. Where the rural country side is paired with the high-end amenities discerning clients desire. At The Wilds wedding venue, you and your guests will be both pampered and impressed as all the details are taken care of.

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In Bloomington, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s for the honeymooners, or for the guests, for the adults or for the kids, there are sights to see both indoors and outdoors. Take Hoosier National Forest, for example: it’s great for camping, hiking and horseback riding, for serious outdoorsmen or for those who just like to take a stroll in the forest glades. That’s only one of many of the wonderful landscapes waiting to be explored. There’s also Griffy Lake, which is perfect for paddle boarding and fishing. And Monroe Lake, which is popular for boating and its beaches. For those who prefer to stay a bit closer to creature comforts, a walking tour of Indiana University is a huge hit! Regardless of which spectacular option you choose to take in, there’s a plethora of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy during their stay at your destination wedding!

Destination Wedding Venue in Southern Indiana

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Explore indoor worlds of their own while visiting for your destination wedding. For the kids there’s the Wonderlab, which is an activity-based science museum for kids of all ages. Though history lovers will enjoy the Wylie House, an 1840s house-turned-museum with period furnishings, or Monroe County History Center, which boasts many historical artifacts both local and international, and includes an extensive research library. For those with their eyes on the stars, Kirkwood Observatory holds evening viewings open to the public. But even just a leisurely walk downtown will win you over in Bloomington!

Planning a Destination Wedding in the Midwest


There are many very nice accommodations here for all those traveling for your big day, so it can be hard to take the time to choose the best one for you. Visit Bloomington is a great place to sort it all out. They offer recommendations for those looking for hotels with top ratings, or those into a scenic Airbnb. Most of The Wilds wedding venue’s recommended locations are near the heart of the city, which gives you access to all the many activities, stores and attractions. A weekend stay in Bloomington is the perfect accompaniment to a perfect wedding day spent at The Wilds!

Planning Your Destination Wedding at The Wilds in Indiana

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In conclusion, here at The Wilds, we believe people matter, but we’re not alone. The whole area we live in, from the city of Bloomington to the state of Indiana, shares our view that the biggest moments in your life are the biggest in ours, too. The rolling hills of southern Indiana welcome you just as much as we do. It’s our greatest privilege to have your wedding at our venue. Once you tour the sights, we think that you’ll feel the same way that we do about Bloomington.

Contact us here to reserve your big day, or ask us any questions you may have. We’d love to chat with you and give you the inside scoop about this wonderful area we live in! We can’t wait to work with you to make your dream destination wedding a reality.

Looking for an authentic, memorable wedding venue in Southern Indiana that perfectly defines your unique personality and style? Then 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 Indiana’s most sought after wedding and event venue, The Wilds!

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Inspired by timeless, luxury farmhouses and founded on exceptional client experiences, The Wilds Wedding and Event venue is unlike anything in the Midwest. Ready to see what everyone is talking about? We invite you to come and take a walk in The Wilds. You are wildly original. Your wedding venue should be no less.
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