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Top 7 Wedding Venues in Oshkosh, WI

There are an overwhelming amount of wedding venues in the area. That’s why I put together this list of the Top 7 Wedding Venues in Oshkosh, WI!

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1. Venue 404

Venue 404 is a gorgeous historic building which was the original First National Bank in 1927! Fun fact – parts of the film, Public Enemies with Jonny Depp, was filmed in this building! This is a great venue if sophisticated ballroom is your style.

2. The Gibson Social Club

A very unique venue also located on Main St in downtown Oshkosh. The building is over 100 years old, and previous to becoming a wedding venue it was an auto body shop and an antiques and salvage company. Since the renovations, the beautiful industrial features shine allowing for weddings with or without a lot of extra d├ęcor!

3. The Howard

This venue is modern, classy, high-end sophisticated with a touch of fun! A beautifully restored historic landmark featuring a 7,000-square-foot concert hall and ballroom spanning two floors. The best feature, an upscale 21+ bowling alley in the basement! This venue is sure to wow your guests and is the perfect location for a black-tie affair!

4. The Waters

Located on the shoreline of Lake Winnebago sits another historic venue of Oshkosh. You can say “I do” looking out over the waters during the summer or stay cozy by the crackling fireplace in the winter! Lake flies can be a hinderance in mid to late May but the rest of the wedding season they are usually clear!

5. The Paine Art Center

This venue combines nature and elegance in a way that only the Paine Art Center can! Imagine saying your vows while surrounded by beautiful European style architecture and four acres of botanical gardens. Truly a wedding here will allow you to have the fairytale wedding you have always dreamed of!

6. Poplar Creek Barn

Rustic charm! 7 acres of nature and an old barn restored to host up to 300 guests for your wedding day. During late summer they have a beautiful sunflower field, also on the property is a slow moving creek with plenty of nature around for some outstanding bride & groom portraits! The venue has a gorgeous bar area, updated bathrooms on the upper level, a bridal suite, open yard area for guest to play yard games and multiple options on site for the ceremony. There is even a special wood wall in the venue that each couple married on site has been able to burn their wedding date and name into!

7. Brighton Acres

While looking at this venue initially, you see that it is another barn venue… but it’s not just any kind of barn venue! The elegant charm of the reception space flows into a large bar area for your guests to have a drink and mingle. There is also a beautiful courtyard space for your guests to enjoy each others company during cocktail hour. The ceremony can take place in the rustic barn or under the weeping branches of the birch trees in the front yard. The land itself is so beautiful that you really don’t need to do much to make it feel like a fairytale wedding!

So there you have it! The Top 7 Wedding Venues in Oshkosh, WI!