TIMELESS ROMANCE. UNPARALLELED BEAUTY. NORTHWOODS FUN.

Nestled in the heart of Northern Wisconsin, our resort stands as a testament to rustic luxury. From the moment you step onto our grounds, you’ll be captivated by the authenticity of your surroundings — a perfect harmony of nature’s allure and charming design that will set the perfect stage for your love story.

A Lakeside Haven

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Northwoods where the shimmering lake waters provide a breathtaking backdrop for your special day. Picture saying your vows with the sun setting over the tranquil lake, creating a moment that will be etched in your hearts forever.

Rest assured, we also have options for tents or an indoor wedding ceremony in the case of any inclement weather.

Weddings Every Season

Want to marry in the fall, winter or spring? The high-vaulted ceilings, stone-laden fireplaces, and floods of natural light bring a sense of the outdoors, indoors, making our White Oak Lodge the perfect scene for your off-season wedding.

For an off-peak (November-April) wedding of 100 or fewer guests, the lodge can handle your whole celebration inside, including the ceremony, cocktails, dinner and dancing.

For a wedding of 60 or fewer guests, we offer a special 
Micro-Wedding package to create the intimate, indoor wedding of your dreams.

Versatile Venues

Choose from a selection of versatile venues that cater to every aspect of your celebration. Lakeside ceremony, poolside cocktails, grand reception in our elegant lodge, cozy micro-wedding by the fireplace — Chippewa Retreat Resort offers the ideal spaces for every moment of your wedding day.

Ceremony Lawns

Our Lakeside Lawn faces West over Lake Manitowish while our Pinecrest Lawn is bordered by towering pines. These spaces are perfect blank canvases for your personal wedding vision.

White Oak Lodge

The lodge, completed in the fall of 2014, can comfortably host and cater up to 220 guests seated for a dinner reception or up to 100 guests for a full ceremony and reception.

Swim Club

The perfect transition space between ceremony and reception, our Swim Club is sure to delight.

Let us accompany you on your journey towards forever.

A Personal Guide for Unforgettable Memories

Our team is dedicated to making your wedding dreams come true. Your personal Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator will assist you from the moment you start exploring our venues until you depart on your wedding night. From ensuring timely table setups 
to a smooth rehearsal and on-time ceremony, we handle it all.

During your on-site tour, we can discuss all the included services 
to make your special day stress-free.

Your Wedding, Your Weekend

Welcome BBQ by the pool? Fireside s’mores? Goodbye brunch? We’ve got it all covered. Enjoy the simplicity of a destination wedding at Chippewa Retreat. It’s more than just a venue; it’s an immersive experience. Extend your celebration into a weekend retreat, inviting your guests to share in every aspect of your love story.

Amenities include: a heated outdoor swimming pool with a patio and fireplace cabana, a fire pit, a private marina, well-kept grounds, and parking. Lakeside villas through Vacasa are available on-site.

Come and explore Chippewa Retreat Resort – where the rustic meets the luxurious, and love takes center stage. Let the charm of our surroundings and the warmth of our hospitality create a wedding experience that exceeds your every expectation.

Wedding
FAQ

We can host 220 guests seated for a dinner and dancing reception following your outdoor ceremony or up to 100 guests for a full indoor ceremony 
and dinner reception.

Please fill out the Inquiry Form and our Wedding Coordinator will get you a brochure so you can determine whether Chippewa Retreat is a fit for your special day.

Yes, we offer a reduced rate for Off-Peak Weddings — those taking place between November and April for 100 or fewer guests. During these months, the entire celebration is hosted inside due to unpredictable weather. The resort grounds remain accessible for photography. Our off-peak weddings receive a 10% discount off the total charges from Chippewa Retreat.

We have various rates for rental equipment including tables, chairs, accent furniture and linens. Please call or email us for our wedding brochure and or a quote.

A $2000.00 deposit to hold your date for the venue and a signed Letter of Commitment (LOC) are required. The deposit should be in the form of a check, cashier’s check or money order. We also accept VISA, Master Card, Discover, and American Express with a 4% convenience fee. Cash is always another option. The Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator will work out your payment plan from there.

Under the unforeseen circumstance that you must cancel the wedding, your deposit is non-refundable. If Chippewa Retreat is not able to fulfill their obligations due to force majeure events, all deposits will be reimbursed in full.

The Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator will set up a custom plan for you so your wedding is all paid up at least 14 days prior to your wedding day.

No, we have a wedding coordinator who deals specifically with your plans for the venue

The Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator.

Changes can be made up to three weeks before your wedding when your final invoice is generated and must be paid two weeks before your wedding. A full timeline of hosting your wedding at Chippewa Retreat can be found in our wedding brochure.

It is recommended that all weddings have a tent on reserve as the weather in the Northwoods of Wisconsin can be iffy. We can move outdoor ceremonies indoors with 48 hours’ notice, and if the wedding guest count is less than or equal to 100. There is a $4/chair fee and we will take the first hour of your reception to reset the dining rooms for the dinner/dance. The Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator will work with you three days before your wedding to determine if an outdoor or indoor space will be set for the wedding ceremony.

All food must be contracted through one of our approved caterers. All alcohol must be contracted through Chippewa Retreat Resort. No food or beverage may be brought into the Chippewa Retreat Lodge from any other source.

We allow alcohol contracted through Chippewa Retreat Resort. Outside, personally provided alcohol is prohibited.

They are provided as rentals for your event. We do not allow outside rentals for these items. There is a rental charge for the dining setup (7 pieces including: dinner plate, salad plate, water glass, knife, fork, spoon, salad fork, dessert spoon/fork). Fifty coffee cups are included at no charge after the dining setup fee. Our rentals are plain white china dishware, hammered stainless steel flatware, etched glassware. Additional pieces may be added, such as a wine glass, for an additional rental charge.

The food minimum depends on the selected approved caterer. There is a $2,500.00 beverage/alcohol purchase minimum contracted through Chippewa Retreat Resort. This is the same whether the wedding has alcohol or no alcohol and must be included in the final invoice two weeks prior to the wedding.

If you want to bring in your own desserts, these must be purchased from a licensed bakery and can not be a product of some family member or friend. Only licensed bakers can provide desserts. This same rule applies for late night snacks.

We do not require you to select from a list of other vendors. We ask that you provide us with names and contact information of the vendors you are working with so we may assist with making day-of arrangements, especially for vendors who have never been to our venue.
We require a caterer from our list of approved caterers. If our caterers are not available, we will work with you to find a caterer we can approve.
For Micro-Weddings, we offer a catering package through our on-site restaurant, the White Oak Grill. Please contact us for a Micro-Wedding brochure and a catering menu.

Yes, we ask that DJs and bands provide their own sound equipment and there is ample dance floor space. We have specific areas for a DJ or band with multiple outlets to accommodate their sound and light equipment. We prohibit smoke machines.

No. We would prefer the photographer make an appointment with the CRR Wedding Coordinator for a tour of the facility if they have never been there before.

The Chippewa Retreat events staff sets tables, chairs, linens, and other items included in the dining setup package by noon at least one day prior to the wedding. Any other décor is set up by clients or vendors starting at 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. the day prior to the wedding and starting at 9 a.m. the day of the wedding. If you are using any candles, the flame must be fully contained in the candle holder. Please remember to assign someone from your wedding party to light the candles and extinguish them at the end of the evening.

They can access the property from 1 – 4 p.m. the day prior to the wedding and starting at 9 a.m. the day of the wedding.
We ask that you do not move furniture on your own. You will work with the Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator to diagram the setup of the venues and we’ll ensure they’re set up as such upon your arrival.
All decorations and furniture arrangements must be approved and coordinated in advance with the Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator.
Décor may not be affixed to the walls, ceilings, banisters, doors, or stairways. Nails, hooks, tacks, screws, and bolts may not be used on any surface at the Resort. Glitter, sprinkles, confetti, petals, rice, birdseed, wheat, sparklers or similar materials are not allowed. Fog machines are not allowed.
The use of candles is restricted to enclosed flames at least one inch from the top of the container. No floating candles in water towers are allowed.
We do not allow live flame or water-bearing decorations (i.e. flowers or candles in water) on top of the fireplace mantles due to electrical components built into the mantles. You will coordinate with the Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator as to when all décor must be removed and cleaned up from the venue.
Guests must exit as soon as the band stops playing and the lights are turned up.
Immediate family and close friends assisting with tear down and vendors must exit within 30 minutes of the band stopping and lights turned up.

Chippewa Retreat does not provide any transportation services, but your Wedding Coordinator will work with you to find reliable service in the area for your guests to various accommodations. Many of the on-site accommodations are publicly available to rent through vacasa.com. Some accommodations do provide shuttle services for an extra charge.

A couple of luxury villas are available on-site, each with majestic lakeside views. They are privately owned and operated through a rental agency and can be viewed on vacasa.com. For off-site lodging, the Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator has great recommendations for the surrounding area.

There are large men’s and women’s restrooms located in the White Oak Lodge.

There is no staffed coat check, but we have a coat room and two coat racks with ample space that is available for your use.

No, we do not have a valet but parking is readily accessible.

There is plenty of complimentary guest parking.

Yes, the White Oak Lodge entrances have no steps. There is one handicapped parking spot on the north side of the building just 15 feet from the front door.

From Highway 51, there is a large billboard at the entrance of Deer Park Road and several smaller signs on our street directing traffic to the resort and parking areas. There are plenty of places to erect your own signage or markers, both at the entrance to Deer Park Road and along Highway 51. On-site you are welcome to erect signage directing guests to the ceremony and reception areas, approved by the Chippewa Retreat Wedding Coordinator. Any signage placed by you for the wedding must be removed the day after the wedding.

Let us accompany you on your journey towards forever.