We are thrilled to introduce you to today's Vendor in the Spotlight: Vennebu Hill! Their Norwegian-inspired, beautifully rustic, and elegant year-round wedding venue is just minutes from the Wisconsin Dells, secluded on a hill with views of over 170 acres, including the Baraboo Bluffs and Wisconsin River! A facility that was specifically designed for seamless transitions on a wedding day, Vennebu Hill may just be the perfect spot for you and your love - find out below!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS MISSION + WHAT YOU OFFER: The Norwegian-inspired Vennebu Hill Wedding Venue and Conference facility is one of the newest of its kind to join the event venue scene in the Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton area. Not coincidentally, in Norwegian, Vennebu means "gathering place of friends and family." Vennebu Hill is truly meant to be a joyful place to gather and with loved ones!
Our elegant event venue is designed to highlight weddings and offer a creative and unique setting for all types of events. The aesthetic at Vennebu Hill combines a rustic look with the benefits of a modern facility, providing guests with the best of both worlds - old and new.
The views at Vennebu Hill are glorious enough to feel one has escaped the hustle and bustle of life for a while. There is a sense of family and hard work as well because of its history and location. The venue is also particularly special because of its farm and family legacy. The Myklebust family for three generations has lived on this beautiful parcel of land.
What sets Vennebu Hill's facility apart from other venues of its kind? It showcases Wisconsin's beautiful and natural landscape to both locals and travelers. The design and flow were inspired for wedding celebrations and is fully equipped with excellent audio-visual capabilities from in-house sound, spotlighting, and large screens for presentations.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL CLIENT: We welcome anyone looking to celebrate their special day with friends and family, ideally up to 300 people, and looking for a unique venue!
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS, AND DO YOU HAVE A STORY FROM WHEN YOU WERE FIRST STARTING OUT? The history of the Myklebust Farm is one of strong ties to the land, the trees, and the family. Paal Myklebust arrived in America in the 1950s from Norway. Paal met Ragnhild Helland, a local of Wisconsin Dells, during a presentation she was giving on her recent trip to Norway. As a first-generation Norwegian, Paal, who had immigrated to the U.S., longed for his homeland, and the two found many things in common and soon became husband and wife.
Together they built a dream homestead and raised a family on a large sect of land nestled to the west of the Wisconsin River. The hilltop farmland is located in the Village of Lake Delton, south of the bustling tourist town of Wisconsin Dells and about eight minutes north of quaint Baraboo, WI. Mia Myklebust, one of Paal and Raghe's five children, would become the future owner of the farm.
Mia grew up alongside her four siblings, enjoying the unique traditions a farm lifestyle offers. The farm was a Black Angus cattle operation with cattle branding and birthing facilities, as well as a hay barn and then later a crop farm. Since her youth, Mia has always dreamt of restoring her family's barn. The barn was the showstopper on the once active cattle ranch. Its Gothic style easily could be imagined as a joyful place that offered hints of the way of life they experienced during their youth. In 2014, a seed of an idea was born. Mia thought, "What if we created a place where people could gather together and celebrate life's cherished moments?" The property's Gothic barn had a beauty to it that Mia envisioned would be lovely for a couple to wed and celebrate in. So the idea was cultivated. Myklebust Farm would become home to a wedding and event venue - now called Vennebu Hill with its beautiful views of the Baraboo bluffs, interesting and unique Gothic-style barn, and rich Norwegian culture and family history.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH COUPLES CURRENTLY PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? The best advice I would give couples planning their wedding would be to decide as a couple how you want the event to unfold. This is your event, and if you have a pretty good idea of what you want, it helps the vendors make the event come true if they get a feel for how you want it to go. Share with your vendors a little about yourselves, and they will get a good feel for your wishes and dream event.