Wait, I’m not invited to the ceremony?
You and about a hundred other people we would love to be there. Our ceremony is being held at a very small shelter at Whitefish Dunes State Park, and can only hold up to 50 people. That includes Jake and Claire, the wedding party, officiant, musician…EVERYONE. We had the hardest time figuring it all out, but sadly, not everyone can be there. But don’t let that discourage you! Come to the best part; the food, the socializing, the dancing! That’s where the real magic happens.
Did you block out rooms for out-of-town guests?
Nope. But there are lots of places to rest your head! Fancy places, affordable places, unique places! The closest place to our reception is Landmark Resort, but if you’d like to explore your options, check out the Travel tab above.
What’s the dress code?
Cocktail attire. Dresses, jumpsuits, slacks, and button-downs, oh my! The ceremony is outdoors on Lake Michigan, so bring layers; the wind can be sharp even on the hottest days.
Is there transportation between the ceremony and reception?
Nope. We suggest carpooling or driving yourselves. Since the ceremony is at a state park, those that are driving there need a Wisconsin State Park sticker on their vehicle or a day pass. There are four (4) state parks in Door County, the most in any county of the state! So we definitely suggest the sticker for those that plan on visiting all the parks during their time in the county. Also! Please note that phone reception can be spotty at times, so have a set of printed/written directions in case your phone isn’t cooperating.
Parking is provided at the reception location. If you need to leave your car there overnight (DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE), you’re more than welcome to! Be sure to pick it up before 1pm the following day.
What’s the bar situation?
It’s open bar! To those that are 21+. We ask guests to refrain from serving their underage buds a brew or two due to liability. It’s all fun and games until an ambulance shows up, right?
Also, the only liquor being served is brandy for the Old Fashioneds. If brandy isn’t your preferred drink, bring a flask of your own poison and mix at your own pace.
Don’t forget to tip our bartender - she’s a cutie patootie named Hannah. She fun.
Why door county?
Claire was a tourist growing up and worked here for three summers, and always felt connected to the area. Originally we were planning a Duluth wedding!
Music will stop playing at 11pm, and everyone has to be somewhere else by 11:30. “You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here” -Closing Time by Semisonic, circa 1998