Wisconsin Destination Wedding Venue

Stout’s Island Lodge is the perfect destination wedding venue brimming with unique rustic charm and beauty.

Imagine a ceremony on the South Lawn with panoramic views of Red Cedar Lake, or a tranquil gathering in the former Stout Family master bedroom with a wood burning fireplace.

Stout’s Island Lodge offers an elegant yet relaxed setting with a selection of private event spaces for intimate groups to large tented weddings for up to 175 guests.

Stout's was built in 1903 by Frank D. Stout as a summer retreat for his family and modeled after the famous Adirondack camps. Over the past 25 years, new cabins have been erected and we now have a total of 43 guest rooms on the Island.

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Your Luxury Outdoor Wedding Includes

Two day rental of your selected event space
Capacity for 35–175 guests
Delicious catering from our on-site restaurant
On-site lodging for you and your guests
Unlimited correspondence with event coordinators
On-site coordination of rentals & decorations
Outdoor wedding ceremony

"Overall it was more than we could have ever imagined and a perfect way to start our life together."

"Renting out the gorgeous property of Stout's Island Lodge was the perfect place as it kept everyone together and enjoying all that the island had to offer. We also loved the island because it felt very relaxed, and we were able to make the day how we wanted.

Traditional weddings we'd been to felt very formal and unlike us, so staying true to our personalities was very important for us.

We were involved with every aspect of planning and just incorporated the things that we liked and made sense to us, which I think made a huge difference in how personal our wedding felt."

Lauren & Brent
Catered wedding reception

Island Catering

Your meals are prepared by our gourmet chef in our very own island kitchen. We pride ourselves on fresh, upscale, delicious food sourced locally whenever possible. We even grow some of our own vegetables on the island.

Select options from our catering menu or customize your own menu with the help of our chef. Buffets and plated meals are available.

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Lodging For YOur Wedding Guests

Convenient lodging is available with a total of 40 guest rooms on the island that merge the historic and rustic elegance of the venue.

Continental breakfast is included with lodging, and items are available from the breakfast menu, as well.

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Lodging room for wedding guests

Wedding Packages

We offer exclusive wedding packages, where you and your guests have private use of the island, or non-exclusive weddings, where there may be other guests on the island. Whatever you choose, it will surely be a day to remember.

Exclusive Private "All-Island" Weddings

Exclusive use of the island and all facilities—your group will be the only guests on the island.

This option includes rental of the Main Island, East Island, Great Room, Dining Room, Ice House, Mrs. Stout’s Room, all common areas, the ceremony fee, event space setup, and day-of coordination of rentals, deliveries, and staff.


Outdoor wedding ceremonies can take place on the South Lawn, North Lawn, and in the gardens.


In most cases, receptions are held in a tent (40′ x 60′) which is erected on the main lawn. In case of inclement weather, the ceremonies are held in the tent. There are many rooms and areas that can be utilized in addition to the tent including the Main Lodge and the Ice House.


We require that 100% of guest rooms be booked by your group both Friday and Saturday nights, even if you do not use all rooms on the island. A 15% discount will be applied to the best available rate for all rooms. If your group requires additional lodging beyond what's available on the Island, there are numerous lakeside accommodations nearby.

Amenities & Details

Exclusive private use of the island & facilities
Suitable for groups up to 175
Event tent (40′ x 60′)
15% lodging discount
$9,500 – $12,000
(Depending on the season*)
This fee does not include supply rental (plateware/flatware) or rental of guest rooms. Food and beverage is additional.
*May & October are our shoulder seasons, June & September are our mid-season, and July & August are our high-season. Peak leaf time in early October is considered high-season.

Small Non-Exclusive Weddings

This option includes hosting of your ceremony on the island, rental of event space, setup of event space, and linens/table settings (we have simple white linens, brown napkins, and white/beige plates). Food and beverage is additional.

(Does not require rental of the entire island)


Outdoor wedding ceremonies can take place on the South Lawn, North Lawn, and in the gardens.


Your reception will be celebrated in the rustically elegant Ice House (1,000 square feet) which is adjacent to the main lodge, or in Mrs. Stout’s Room (475 square ft) (24 seated capacity) just off the Great Room.


Rental of sleeping rooms is optional, but encouraged. Discounts are available for 10 or more rooms.

Amenities & Details

Suitable for groups up to 60
Reception event spaces
Discounts available with 10+ rooms booked
$1,250 – $2,500
(Depending on season*)
This fee does not include rental of guest rooms. Food and beverage is additional.
*May & October are our shoulder season, June & September are our mid-season, and July & August are our high-season. Peak leaf time in early October is considered high-season.
Bride and groom in a rowing boat near the island

Getting to Your Island WEdding

The island is just over two hours from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and is only one hour from Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Guests are taken from the shore to the Island via a short ferry ride.

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Island Activities

We have many activities for you and your guests to enjoy including croquet, tennis, bocce ball, hiking trails, swimming, water bikes, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, billiards and ping pong.

There is also a beautiful golf course across the lake at Tagalong Golf Course which many guests staying on the island take advantage of.

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Wedding guests playing island games

Events & Weddings Inquiry

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to inquire about availability, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (715.354.3646) or by email events@stoutsislandlodge.com

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Hold Policy

If you are interested in booking an event we can hold your event date for up to a week until your initial tour. Following your tour if you express interest in booking you will be sent a contract and you will have a week to sign.

The full event facilities fee will be charged upon signature of the contract and is nonrefundable.