White Oak Savanna offers a rich array of options for hosting your wedding ceremony, reception and other events within a beautiful 88-acre landscape. The venue’s crown jewel is the 1920’s Lloyd Jones Barn Pavilion. Meticulously restored by an expert team of local architects and craftspeople, the Barn Pavilion now features a restored cathedral-like beamed ceiling, theatrical lighting designed by an award winning lighting designer and large rolling barn doors that open to sweeping prairie vistas. It is the perfect canvas for any event style from rustic-on-rustic to the dramatic juxtaposition of elegance and country charm.
The Bluestem Kitchen Complex includes a world-class 4,000 sq. ft. commercial kitchen, two large dressing rooms with private restrooms, the grand Bluestem Veranda and ample public restroom facilities to comfortably service hundreds of guests. The Bluestem Kitchen Complex is designed to host cocktail parties, farm-to-table meals and smaller events both in the kitchen and on the Veranda.
Just down the rolling hill from the Bluestem Kitchen Complex is a spring-fed pond. Naturally-formed limestone steps overlook the pond to form a majestic amphitheater aptly named The Pond Amphitheater, another distinctive location for wedding ceremonies and musical performances.
In the course of restoring the land, White Oak Savanna uncovered a pre-civil war oak savanna. The oaks form a breathtaking natural canopied sanctuary: the “Savanna Sanctuary.” It is a truly unique and enchanting natural space where couples can share their vows with family and friends.
White Oak Savanna offers other captivating spots for celebrations and other gatherings, including vast open spaces adjacent to the Lloyd Jones Barn Pavilion that can be tented in style.
The wedding couple, family and attendants will have exclusive use of well-appointed, spacious changing rooms in the Bluestem Kitchen Complex and the wedding couple will be welcome to stay at the Driftless Cottage, a secluded, intimate one-bedroom enclave with an expansive view of hilly vistas.
For the convenience of the wedding party or other select guests, we offer access to the 4-bedroom Norwegian Hollow Farmhouse, steps away from the Pavilion, as well as the Orchard Spring Campground for those who prefer to rough it (sort of, since you will be a stone’s throw from the Bluestem Kitchen Complex and all of its amenities including but not limited to a private shower facility).
White Oak Savanna has created custom-designed and built tables, wooden counter-tops and a fantastical hayless hay wagon (hand-built on site from reclaimed materials) for fun rides and ceremonies.
To help you and your group get around, White Oak Savanna can refer you to outside shuttle and bus services.
For additional details or to begin a conversation about booking, please click here to send us an email inquiry or feel free to telephone White Oak Savanna at 608-636-5776.