kind words from some of our happy customers.
Kristin was absolutely wonderful, I cannot say it enough. If you want a truly stress free day, having Kristin as your wedding coordinator is your ticket. No matter what problems or issues come up, she takes care of it in no time. Our caterer didn’t show up for our rehearsal dinner, people were stressed and upset but as soon as Kristin knew what was going on, she assured us everything would be fine and got right on the phone with Dominos. 30 mins later, pizzas were delivered and everyone was content. Now the venue…………… it’s magical. Pictures do not do justice. I picked this venue because it’s not only beautiful, it was some what personal to me. I grew up in the area, my grandparents were local farmers who sold their milk to the very same dairy Kristin’s family does. (We had the most delicious cheese curds from Lynn Dairy at our social hour, which was both very special and a hit with guests) My brother, cousins, and I showed cows in the Jackson County Fair with her kids as well. One of the biggest reasons GVG was my very first choice was that it is just a few miles from the cemetery my grandparents are buried. It was important to me to go and tell my grandparents of our marriage. Kristin knew it was important to me and made it all happen effortlessly. It was very very special. Kristin was so helpful throughout the process, but especially on wedding day. She provided a list of preferred venders which was extremely helpful. I used almost all of her preferred venders which made things perfect and an absolute breeze. She worked with the venders I picked that she was not familiar with and made sure they had everything they needed to succeed. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I feel like everything was absolutely perfect. I’m soooo sentimental and this venue really gives that opportunity to have that kind of experience. Most of my guests were not from the area. I got compliments allllllll night long about how magical everything was. How perfect and beautiful it was every single place you looked. Everyone loved the many photo op opportunities. I thought about doing a photo booths but Kristin had so many different areas beautifully set up for pictures. That made for much much better photo opportunities than a booth. I can’t say it enough, GVG is the perfect place to get married. I truly wish I could relive the entire day. I recommend renting out the farmhouse for the weekend, that really made for a special weekend with my bride tribe and family. It was less stressful that way as well. I also recommend the bridal suite for the night of the wedding, just another little something that makes the experience even more special, especially when you wake up as a married couple to a bright and beautiful sunrise. We only had to worry about cleaning up our own stuff which was sooooo nice to be able to just go home and relax. That way after the wedding, you can really just breath. I highlyyyy recommend GVG. I couldn’t have been more happy with our wedding day. Everything and I mean everything was absolutely perfect, I really can’t stress that enough. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
- Hannah + Thomas (2022)
This place is wonderful. They did my son's wedding. Conveniently located a few miles from Black River Falls, easy to get to, nestled between the rolling hills of Jackson county. It was a beautiful small farm transformed into a wonderful venue for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, and other large gathering needs. Plenty of parking, and awesome places to take photos.
- Eric (2022)
We had our wedding there July 9 of this year (2022) and it was everything I have imagined and more! We received more than we expected which we are very grateful for. I'm not much of a planner along with planning a wedding and Kristin helped out from the start to end! Thank you for having us!!
- Fiona (2022)
Garden Valley Gatherings is one of the best wedding venues I have ever been too. It was our first family wedding and we needed a lot of guidance on what to expect and what to prepare for and Kristin was everything we needed. She met with us on several occasions and answered all of our many questions. She helped before, during, and after our son’s wedding and took care of things we didn’t even know needed to be done. The rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day went off even better than we could have imagined. We got many compliments on the venue and everything it has to offer. Our family, our daughter-in-laws family, and the wedding party took advantage of the farmhouse and townhouse rentals and couldn’t have been more happy about what they offered. We were able to set up and leave our things there as early as Wednesday of the wedding week. This took a lot of pressure off for getting everything done on time. I highly recommend utilizing both options. Thank you so much to Kristin and her family. We couldn’t have had a better experience!
- Lisa (2022)
Words cannot describe how absolutely perfect this venue was for our wedding, for many reasons. The venue itself is SO beautiful in person, from the magical woodland ceremony site where we got married, the beautiful barn and pavilion, and the entire grounds. So many of our guests were amazed by the venue and asked how we found it. There is so much space for kids to roam and guests to explore! Kristin truly does a fantastic job to make your day perfect. She knows the flow of her venue and knows how to tie together all of your details flawlessly. She has so many nice pieces/decor to use around the venue, and truly listened to what we wanted for our day. She made our wedding day so stress free, and she cares so much about each bride. It was also amazing to have the farmhouse for the weekend for my girls to stay and get ready. We are so incredibly happy we chose her venue for our day, we would recommend it to anyone!
- Jenna M.
The best wedding venue in WI by far! We had our wedding here recently and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We were able to rent the property all weekend and it made everything so relaxed and stress free. Kristin is so great to work with and helped make our day perfect. She is so helpful and sweet and goes above and beyond to make your day great. She helped handle any issues and made sure we were happy the entire time. We are so thankful for her and her family for helping us with our day. Everything on the property is super nice and is so great for getting hair/make up done in the morning and also for places for everyone to stay on Friday and Saturday. We got so many compliments from our family and friends regarding how beautiful everything there is. We would also highly recommend getting a shuttle for the hotels after the reception. Our friends had so much fun and stayed until the very end since they had a safe ride. We would recommend Garden Valley Gatherings to anyone and it was beyond worth it. Thank you Kristin and family for everything and for helping us create the perfect day!!
- Jane M.
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at Garden Valley Gatherings this past August. From our first tour of the location, we fell in love with the gorgeous barn and scenic surroundings. Throughout the process of planning the wedding, Kristin went above and beyond to make sure that our day was perfect. She offered great suggestions and helped coordinate everything from vendors to the order of events. Her attention to detail is incredible and she truly puts her heart into her work. Kristin genuinely cared about what we envisioned for our wedding day and helped capture that.
This venue has so much to offer. There are multiple options for ceremony and reception sites, locations for getting ready, and places for your guests to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. To this day, our guests still comment on how beautiful this venue was! A few other aspects that we really enjoyed about this venue were the convenient restrooms, gorgeous bridal suite, and fresh cheese curds from Kristin’s family farm during our social hour.:)
This location was the perfect place to celebrate such a special day. My husband and I are so grateful that we chose Garden Valley Gatherings!
- Michaela C.
We had our dream wedding here!! This venue is so beautiful that we had to book it even though Tyler and I and our family live 2 + hours away. The bathrooms are fantastic! So many people gave compliments. They also offer a Bridal suite for the night of your wedding day to stay in. It is STUNNING! The owner Kristin is absolutely amazing. The day would not have been possible without her. She is so organized and makes the day run smooth for you. It was unbelievable how much work she did. All we had to do was drop off the decorations and she took care of the rest. We showed up on the day of the wedding and everything was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! We had so many compliments from our guests about Kristin and the venue. We were told this was the best and most beautiful wedding they have ever been to. It was so nice working with Kristin as she is so kind and genuinely cares about you.
- Viktoriya J.
We got married at Garden Valley Gatherings on October 12, and we would hands down recommend this venue to anyone, Kristin is absolutely amazing to work with. This is the first and only venue we looked at, we fell in love with it right away. Kristin truly puts her heart and soul into every wedding and event she holds here, she is constantly adding to the venue to make it even more perfect, and will do anything she can to make your day exactly what you imagined. The bridal suite is so nice, I stayed with my bridesmaids Friday night, and we stayed as a married couple Saturday night, it was amazing to wake up to the sunrise. Kristin stays late and shows up early the weekend of to make sure everything is perfect, she answers emails and questions almost instantly, and would even text me Pinterest pictures that made her think of us throughout the planning process. Her dad welcomed us and the wedding party into his home before the ceremony and shared wine. She made our whole day run smoothly and made everything less stressful. The barn is beautifully decorate, there are endless picture opportunities, and Kristin has so many great ideas! The day of our wedding it was much colder than we ever imagined it would be and even snowed, Kristin and her husband made sure the barn and tent were warm enough for our guests and even borrowed some heaters from neighbors for us. They were the absolute best, we couldn't imagine working with anyone else to plan our wedding. They helped make our day more perfect than we ever dreamed.
- Taylor W.
I can truly say how wonderful it has been working with Kristin and Garden Valley Gatherings! My wedding isn't even for another year, but I already feel that she has gone above and beyond to help the planning go smoothly. The venue is absolutely beautiful, from the gorgeous wood work in the barn to the perfect outdoor scenery with plenty of space for friends and family to enjoy the special day. I highly recommend booking with Garden Valley Gatherings. I cannot wait for my fall wedding in 2018!
- Karly J.
Great place to consider for small or large event! Garden Valley Gatherings did a great job for my 9 person dinner. Thank you Garden Valley Gatherings!
- Amy W.
Garden Valley Gatherings is a wonderful, enchanting place to have any get together. The prices are incredibly reasonable and the atmosphere is beautiful and peaceful. The Class of Alma Center 1978 could not have been more pleased with the planning and preparation Kristin did to make sure our event went smoothly.
- Kathy H.
This venue is amazing and Kristin is a fantastic host! I recommend this venue to anybody looking for a fantastic place to have any type of gathering from a reunion to a wedding. VERY versatile site.
- Jeremy G.
Garden Valley Gatherings is gorgeous. If you are looking for a romantic & rustic wedding setting, this is your place! Kristin is so helpful and makes sure wedding day flows smoothly. This barn is magical at night!
- Monica L.
Where do we even begin? Kristin is an incredible person to work with & made every minute of wedding planning enjoyable. The venue is stunning and has so many options to choose from. Kristin did a wonderful job with coordinating our wedding day, bartending, helping with ideas, letting us use some of her decorations & the list goes on. I am so blessed that we booked our wedding day at this venue. Our guests loved it & so did we! I wish I could relive this day! 100000% recommend Garden Valley Gatherings!!!
- Stephanie T.