Details For Your Outdoor Ceremony

Picture yourselves exchanging vows overlooking beautiful Lake Manitowish. Or against a stunning backdrop of towering pines on our more private Pinecrest Lawn. When mother nature cooperates, they are the most beautiful scenes for starting your forever together.

We provide, set up and remove chairs for your ceremony. All other decor can be personally provided and set up or arranged through a wedding planning service. We are happy to provide you with florist or wedding planner recommendations if needed.

The Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator will be on-site, guiding you and your wedding party through rehearsal and your wedding day to make sure all goes smoothly.

In the event of inclement weather, we recommend you arrange for a tent in advance (if weather cooperates in the end, you generally only lose your deposit). If you choose not to rent a tent and rain is forecasted, we can move your ceremony inside the White Oak Lodge with 48 hours notice (up to 150 guests max). We’re happy to discuss these logistics with you at your tour or by email.

White Oak Lodge

The lodge, completed in the fall of 2014, 
can comfortably host and cater up to 250 guests seated for a dinner reception or up to 100 guests for a full ceremony and reception.

Amenities Include

  • 2 three-stall bathrooms
  • Indoor house lighting
  • 4’ mirror ball
  • WiFi + AV system
  • Central HVAC
  • 1 stationary bar
  • 3 wood-burning fireplaces
  • Coat room
  • Outdoor paver patio
  • Outdoor fire pit with seating
  • Tables, chairs, flatware and glassware rentals
  • Parking

Swim Club

The perfect transition space between ceremony and reception, our Swim Club is sure to delight. It is available for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from mid-June to the end of September. It can also be rented for other wedding weekend festivities like welcome cocktails, rehearsal dinners, or even a send-off brunch.

Amenities Include
10,000 sq. ft. pool and sun deck
20’ x 60’ heated pool
Poolside bar
2-sided fireplace cabana
Cocktail tent (for sun and rain cover)