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TH E C H I PPEWA VALLEY’S

all-inclusive GUIDE

JANUARY 2016

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ANDREA PAULSETH

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Tom Giffey, Eric Christenson L istings : James Johonnott P hotos : Andrea Paulseth & Randy Lee D esign : Serena Wagner, Eric Christenson W riters : Renee Sommer & Tom Giffey A D V E R T I S I N G : Brian Maki, Neil Hodorowski, Chase Kunkel

Your big day co m es with a m ountain o f responsibility.

Being prepared in the planning of your wedding is crucial. Here at Volume One, we want your wedding day to be absolutely perfect, so we’ve compiled an enormous listing of resources for every wedding day essential the Chippewa Valley has to offer, along with stories and words about the magic of that lovely day. Get planning! Many more searchable online resources at VolumeOne.org/weddings

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Tips from a soon-to-be bride on weddings

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Wedding experts share some sage advice

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‘ I’m R IGHT THER E WITH YOU’ As she prepares for her fast-approaching wedding, Renee gives new brides tips for minimum stress Wor ds : R E N E E M E LTON (A LMOST SoM M ER)

Dear fellow brides, If you could just pay attention for one minute here and remove the god-forsaken glue gun from your hand (the wedding favors can wait), I want to give you all a written hug. This wedding planning stuff is for the birds ... unless you actually like it – then feel free to go back to Pinterest. This letter isn’t for you. Anyway, I’m right there with you, sisters. In a few short weeks I get to marry my best friend and start 2016 off with a new last name. And while I’m a firm believer in marriage NOT being about the wedding day, but rather being about your lifetime together, planning a wedding is the first step in the “lifetime together package.” It feels sort of important. You’re only going to get this one day … one time. It’s not like anyone is going to say, “Oh these decorations are hideous and the cake tastes like a dead cat covered in fondant, but I’m sure they’ll have a nice lifetime together.” The reality is they’re probably going to Instagram a picture of the littlest detail you happened to overlook with #weddingfail in the caption. OK. Maybe people aren’t that mean. But I’m guessing you’re probably right there with me in your own version of my wedding catastrophe nightmare, so I’ve written down some of the reminders I’ve had to give myself over the last year of wedding planning:

1. You’re going to be beautiful, but pick out a flattering dress.

4. If you haven’t talked to them in years, you don’t have to invite them.

You don’t need to lose a ton of weight, tan yourself into a skin-cancer-laden future, or grow your hair out longer than you can stand. He’s marrying you because he already loves you and thinks you’re amazingly gorgeous. In fact, I’d be willing to place a bet on the fact that he thinks you’re insanely hot in your pajamas on a Saturday morning with drool crusted to your face and your hair all a mess. Do what you need to do to feel beautiful, but don’t go crazy. Just make sure to pick out a dress that is flattering and makes you feel great. If you pick out what Pinterest – or your mother – demands that you have and you don’t like it or feel uncomfortable in it, you’re going to hate all the pictures anyway.

Or even if you have, and you still don’t want to – you don’t have to. Despite what your parents or anyone else may say, it’s your day. Spend it with people you want to spend it with.

5. Remember your groom probably isn’t as into this as you are. He definitely wants to marry you, but he probably isn’t really all that invested in which style of flatware the wedding party uses. Try to involve him as much as possible – occasionally he’ll surprise you with an actual opinion. But at the same time, don’t get too bummed out when he falls asleep after you’ve made him look at napkin stamps on Pinterest for two hours. And to all of you that are marrying someone who is super into the whole wedding planning thing, no one wants to hear it. Just sit there and count your blessings in silence.

2. You can look at Pinterest for ideas, but never for comparison. Your wedding should be about you both as a couple. If you love the whole mason jar thing, do it. If you want to have a wedding where everyone wears fedoras and eats pizza, do it. It’s your day.

So, darling future brides, I hope this helps you breathe a little easier (even if it is into a paper bag). Your wedding is going to be wonderful if you just relax, do your thing, and have fun. Remember, it’s not about the day; it’s about the rest of your lifetime together.

3. It’s not about the money. This one is especially important for all of us who are funding our own nuptials to remember. The magic of the day doesn’t come from expensive centerpieces.

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Your wedding should be about you both as a couple. If you love the whole mason jar thing, do it. If you want to have a wedding where everyone wears fedoras and eats pizza, do it. It’s your day.


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Wedding listings guide Almost everything you need to prepare for your wedding BRIDAL FAIRS Marry Me Bridal Expo & Fashion Show Jan. 24, noon-

3pm • The Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1202 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire • $6 in advance, $8 at the door • (715) 839-7673 • marrymebridalshow.co Enjoy a bridal fashion show with all the latest trends for 2016. Vendors are ready to help you. Don’t forget to sample the complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Concludes with a fashion show displaying all the latest trends. Register to win amazing prizes. Get tickets at Chippewa Valley Floral and The Bridal Sweet.

Creating Lasting Memories Bridal Fair Jan. 31, 2-4pm

• The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire • Contact for cost information • 715-832-8836 • thefloriangardens.com You are invited to this exclusive event featuring The Florian Gardens’ Preferred Vendors. Sample items from our menu, win amazing prizes and find the inspirations you need to plan your special day.

Menomonie Wedding Fair Feb. 21, noon-3pm • Vision-

quest, N4439 440th St., Menomonie • $3 in advance, $5 at the door • (715) 235-7769 • menomonieweddingfair. com Featuring wedding-related businesses and exhibits on the main floor, plus live video feed, drawings for fantastic prizes, food and beverage samples, and onsite oneon-one consultations with wedding professionals.

Metropolis Resort Bridal Fair Mar. 6, noon-3pm •

Metropolis Resort, 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire • $7/person in advance $9/person at the door • (888) 861-6001 • metropolisresort.com The Metropolis Resort Bridal Fair Extraordinaire will feature local wedding vendors, food and drink sampling from our resort, door prizes, tours of our honeymoon suites and banquet space, plus much more. Advance tickets available now. Purchase tickets online in advance and save.

Her Impressions Bridal Fair Sep. 18 • Menard’s Old

Mill Expo Center, 5150 Menard Dr, Eau Claire • $8 day of show • 715-579-7127 • wisportshow.com Featuring over 80 exhibitor booths, the Z-100 Newlywed Game, retail sales, a fashion show at 2:30pm, cake and food samples, product demonstrations and displays, food concessions, and on-site parking.

Harpist Serena O’Meara (715) 830-5070 • harp@ omearamusic.com • omearamusic.com For a day that deserves beautiful music - depend on the sound of Serena O’Meara’s various harps and her sparkling musicality to create the exact ambiance that you desire. Whether you are looking for pop, country, adult contemporary, traditional wedding, or classical music, Serena will send forth your message with vibrant energy.

PERFORMERS FOR YOUR EVENT Butterfly: Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, & Drum 715-864-

6436 • Lfcbutterfly33@hotmail.com • bcbutterfly.com Let music express what you feel and whatever your heart desires with Ben and Christine’s distinctive live music experience.

Kayla Shoemaker (715) 450-5174 • kkshoe@gmail. com Pianist with lots of experience playing for weddings and other various events. Will learn song requests.

Billy Krause 715-834-6136 • Billy Krause is a veteran

Brian Bethke 715-579-1924 • brianbethkemusic@

gmail.com • www.brianbethke.com Osseo Pop-Folkster Brian Bethke has his own brand of music drawing his inspiration from his personal struggle with Chronic Lymes. Bethke plays many original and puts his own spin songs of the past.

Eau Claire Jazz Booking Agency 715-836-4092 • info@ eauclairejazz.com • eauclairejazz.com ECJ is happy to provide hassle-free live music for your next special event. Our professional booking agency is a reliable source for live music. We hand-pick top regional musicians to create an ensemble that is specifically catered to your needs.

• (715) 874-5537 Wedding music, sacred or secular, sophisticated jazz combo, or a classic big band with girl singer.

BANDS FOR YOUR EVENT 40 Fingers f40fingers@aol.com • 40fingersband. com 40 Fingers is proof that you can squeeze a whole lot of music out of just four people. Classic Rock and Oldies will keep you on the dance floor all night long, and the friendly wait staff will keep your thirst at bay. Oil up those dancing shoes, come on out and treat your feet to an evening of fun and frolic.

eclectic mix of original and traditional “whirled” music on guitar, voice, and bouzouki (Greek lute), with a unique approach honed by his studies of Asian and other international styles.

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AcoustiHOO What do you get when you blend a saxophone, a guitar, a violin, and an upright bass? Whatever Sue and the guys decide fits the musical moment. Bluesy, jazz-esque, or simply musical come the tones of AcoustiHOO.

Beacon James 715-214-5223 • beaconjamesec@gmail.

Vocalist Cathy Reitz 7835 Blue Valley Dr., Eau Claire

Greg Herriges www.gregherriges.com Greg plays an

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Trillium Flutes (715) 839-7849 and (507) 450-4580 • trilliumflutes@yahoo.com • trilliumflutes.com Traditional wedding favorites and elegant, background music for receptions is our specialty. Select our full quartet, trio or duo to match you event size and budget needs.

Trumpeter Shane Siverston (715) 839-0932.

4233 • laura@ecshimmy.com • ecshimmy.com ECShimmy has many different ways to make your shower and wedding even more memorable and fun. How about a belly dance class for the ladies at your shower? Looking for tasteful, professional and family friendly performers for your reception? The belly dancers of ECShimmy fit that bill.

leads worship for prisons, homeless shelters, rehab centers, churches, conferences and other events. They write music used both for corporate worship and as inspiration to those facing adversity.

Assembly Required • Brady Hasmuk (715-271-4086)

Trio H20 (715) 830-5070 • omearamusic.com This trio is composed of a flutist, harpist, and cello player.

ECShimmy 800 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire • 715-926-

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Peter Phippen www.peterphippen.com Flutist Peter

Phippen captures the power of the flute to invoke the hidden places of the heart. His music for ancient and contemporary shakuhachi, Native American, Anasazi, and bamboo flutes is intimate and insightful, joyous and melancholy.

musician who has worked for more than 30 years in many formats - as a solo artist, in small ensembles, and in table-thumping electric roadhouse bands.

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We hope this is an all-encompassing listing of wedding services, but we may have mistakenly left you out. Contact us (james@VolumeOne.org) or 552-0457) or submit info yourself (VolumeOne.org/ Weddings) and we’d be glad to add you.

Roy Hanson (715-931-7409) • Find us on Facebook! Born and raised in Chippewa Falls Wisconsin, we are a band of many tastes. We like everything from Black Label Society to the Grateful Dead. From Johnny Cash to Bob Marley, from Black Sabbath to Eric Clapton. com • Find us on Facebook! Beacon James is a melodic alternative folk n’ roll ensemble from Chippewa Falls, featuring tight female-fronted harmonies with drums, bass, keyboard, acoustic guitar and saxophone.

Bear Creek Band Durand • (715) 672-4491 • bearcreek-

band.com This four-piece variety band from Durand plays cover tunes from Johnny Cash and Bryan Adams to Patsy Cline and Joan Jett, along with some originals.

The Bent Corsicles (773) 936-4953 • philcirclemusic@ gmail.com • Find us on Facebook Acoustic trio comprised of Bentley Harder, Megan Corse, and Phil Circle. Big Backyard (715) 529-4602 • chad@bbyband.com • bbyband.com Great country covers from a group of musicians capable of high energy rock n’ roll stage performances and intimate, stripped-down acoustic sets. Big Deeks (715) 456-1046 • thebigdeeks@yahoo.com • bigdeeks.com Big Deeks play a variety of music from the 50s to now, including some country, and also offer a DJ service during breaks.

Brass Monkey 815-519-7025 • john_shenk@hotmail. com • Find us on Facebook! A wedding/cover band playing current R-n-B/Dance/Rock (a la Z100).

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Bumblefist (715) 271-0320 • bumblefistrocks@bumblefist.com • bumblefist.com Bumblefist’s motto is to “rock at random”, going from Bon Jovi to Seether to P!nk to Jackyl then round it out with selections from Heart, Buckcherry, Collective Soul, Journey, Ozzy, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, No Doubt, The Offspring, Megadeath, Halestorm, Guns ‘n Roses, and many more. Catya’s Trio 715-726-0500 • info@catya.net • catya.

net Featuring the amazing Sue Orfield on tenor saxophone, Randy Sinz on acoustic and electric bass and vocals, and singer/songwriter, Catya, on vocals and guitar, Catya’s Trio performs a mix of original and traditional Blues, Swing, Contemporary Acoustic music, and some other familiar and not so familiar stuff.

Code Blue 715-726-0500 • info@catya.net • catya.

net Primarily a blues band emphasizing original and traditional blues, Code Blue also throws in some original and classic R&B and Swing.

Contingency (715) 456-7469 • contingencyofeauclaire@gmail.com • fansofcontingency.com Rock ‘n roll covers from the 70s to today.

Contradiction (715) 271-3950 • Find us on Face-

book! Fun dance rock, modern and classic. Plus some party-style country.

The Cragars (715) 579-5764 • thecragarsband. com Beatles to Nirvana, Elvis to Seven Mary Three, the Cragars play a healthy mix of Rock N Roll music.

Crowdedheads crowdedheads.com Classic rock cover

tunes by Heart, The Cars, Led Zeppelin and Journey with strong female vocals, classic dual guitar leads and a killer rhythm section.

Crystal and the Commotion (715) 577-1661 • slant-

sound@yahoo.com • crystalandthecommotion. com Crystal and the Commotion featuring vocalist Crystal Dolivo, former Airkraft bassist and 2010 Grammy Nominated artist Peter Phippen, guitarist Scott Milz, and drummer Michael Hucek. Expect great music from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s and today.

The Cutaways • 715-235-7281 • thecutaways.us In

short, we’re just a bunch of old guys who like to play and sing together and make some music. Sometimes we’re plugged in and rockin’, while other times we’re acoustic and more subdued. Either way, give us a listen and you’re bound to hear some music that you know and love.

D. Janakey (715) 577-6951 • djanakey@gmail.com • djanakey.bandcamp.com/releases Eau Claire folk. Dan Zerr (715) 834-1393 • geekman60@yahoo.com •

reverbnation.com/danielzerr Local songwriter.

Divided Highway (715) 533-0918 • dividedhighwayrocks.com Divided Highway covers a wide variety of classic to modern rock and country, playing more than 100 shows a year. Features Iron Mike Shuttleworth on lead guitar, covering your favorites from the ’70s, ’80s and today. and the Dreamers dixieandthedreamers. com Classic pop/rock variety for dancing or listening.

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Doks Robotiks book@doksrobotiks.com • doksrobotiks.

com Hip hop backed by a live jazz/funk live band.

The Double Shot Band 715-367-6360 • Classic rock, country rock, old rock and roll.

715-836-4092 • info@eauclairejazz.com • eauclairejazz.com ECJ is happy to provide hassle-free live music for your next special event. Our professional booking agency is a reliable source for live music. We hand-pick top regional musicians to create an ensemble that is specifically catered to your needs.

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Equinox Jazz Group 715-210-0567 • freddy@freddysklenar.com • freddysklenar.com Freddy Sklenar plays flawless jazz standards while understanding what their audience wants to hear. Fully Loadid (715) 829-3019 • FullyLoadid@yahoo. com • fullyloadid.com  Wide variety or rock and hard rock, playing new and old music alike. Hannah Hebl 857-488-9985 • hannah.lynn.hebl@ gmail.com Rock, folk and pop singer/songwriter.

HGT Band Eau Claire • (715) 559-5763 or 834-3450 •

gigmasters.com The HGT Band (Home Grown Tomatoes), is a professional band with an extensive musical repertoire and an experienced history. Will play for any ages with oldies like doo-wop and Elvis.

The Hollywood Rockstarz 715-403-1850 • rul-

er1_2000@yahoo.com The Hollywood Rockstarz is a rock based trio of guitar, keys, drums and vox. Regla Garcia is lead singer and keyboards, Alan Smith is lead singer and guitarist, and Clyde Cardoso is the bang bang

drummer on drums.

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke and Blue Max (715) 726-

8876 • HowardLuedtke@aol.com • howardluedtke. com Howard “Guitar” Luedtke andwife Deb Klossner on bass, Blue Max has been perfoming since its formation in 1982. With the combination of talented slide guitar playing with a genuine, old-fashioned passion for the music, you’ve got a versatile groove that both young and old can appreciate.

Jayson Collins Sextet • 715-658-1581 • jaysoncollins@

juno.com The Jayson Collins Sextet is a high-energy jazz group playing through a mix of joyful and eclectic original tunes. The band is fronted by trumpet, alto and tenor saxophones, and is supported by piano, bass and drums.

Jeff White jeffwhitemusic@yahoo.com • jeffwhitemu-

sic.org This Eau Claire native has toured all over the US, England, Scotland & Wales playing his unique style of Americana/country-folk music. Jeff’s songwriting paints vivid pictures of life, love and the human condition.

Jenny and the Jets Requests@JennyandtheJets.com •

JennyandtheJets.com Jenny and the Jets is Eau Claire’s unique live karaoke band. An opportunity for all ages to get on stage and join in the fun. You don’t need experience, just a desire to sing. A wedding\party band that plays all style of covers and will learn requested music for your event.

The JFT Party Band JFTPartyBand.com Classic Rock, Pop, Country & PARTY Music! Jim Herrick & Friends (715) 962-4402 • geoentz@

yahoo.com • facebook.com/JimHerrickandFriends Jim Herrick and Friends is a band from Colfax, WI. Their specialty is the Blues, and they cover a wide range of musical styles. Inclues Jim Herrick, Scott Housenga, Tom “Fred” Wittek, Mike Mullen, Josh Entzminger, and George Entzminger

John Nielsen and Friends 715-568-3980 • Nielsen@ Bloomer.net • NielsenMusicLive.com Song lists are passed around so you can select the music you want us to play. A spare ‘guest mic’ and even a extra guitar is ready for guest musicians who often stop by and join us or take the stage. Larry Past Music lp@larrypastmusic.com • larrypastmusic.com Larry Past has been playing in the Eau Claire, WI music scene for the last 8 years, mostly playing as a half of a duo with his good friend Al Julson. Last Open Road (715) 379-2423 failhammer@hotmail.

com • Find us on Facebook Classic rock to new rock with some blues in-between. It’s all blended seamlessly with a lead guitar that would make even the most aloof blues/rock fan stand up and take notice. Three of ‘em are Eau Claire firefighters and the fourth is the son of a firefighter.

Left Wing Bourbon (715) 647-2154 • leftwingbour-

bon@yahoo.com • leftwingbourbon.com Live blues and funk.

Liscio 715-864-3074, 715-514-8741 • muellerdl@char-

ter.net, loukenr@live.com • Find us on Facebook! Liscio jazz group consists of six musicians including active and retired music instructors and professional musicians from the greater Eau Claire area. Individuals have performed in many venues and are also accomplished arrangers and composers. The group plays a wide range of delta blues, straight ahead jazz as well as New Orleansstyle jazz - something for every connoisseur of good music.   

Livid 715-559-9876 • lividbandrocks.com This three piece highly stimulating party band has been together since early 2010. Based out of Northwest Wisconsin, they had the honor to play at events such as  northern WI State Fair, Liberty Fest, Camerama days, Bloomer Fair and at Turtle Lake Casino. Love Taxi (920) 627-5542 • malonedrum@gmail.com • facebook.com/lovetaxiec/timeline Funk, soul, and pop.

Mojo Lemon mojolemon.com Whether you’re a fan of

traditional blues or rock ’n’ roll, Mojo Lemon will bluesrock your world. Mojo is Josh Entzminger on guitar, Willie Chopper on keys, Big J Introwitz on drums and Mojo Terry on bass and vocals. A local favorite on the music scene since 1999.

North of Dixie 7145-577-7457 • jsutphall@charter.net •

Find us on Facebook! Five musicians playing originals by Johnny Lynch (Guitar) and Shelly Miller (5 string banjo and guitar).  John Utphall plays Swing-Era Jazz Violin, Bob Boone- mandolin and Jeff Heath-bass.  Enjoy our eclectic mix of music from The Dillards and Doyle Lawson to Stephane Grappelli, and The Mavericks.

OCD 715-514-4011 • Find us on Facebook! OCD is a

culmination of past bands from the Chippewa Valley and

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even Seattle, WA. Together since 2011, Lyndon Cartman, Paul Lasiewicz, John Brummer, and Frank Leffelman have combined an interesting mix of classic rock, classic metal, punk, new rock and even their own style spun onto some old classics.

Paul Tweed (715) 210-1312 • tweedbarn@gmail.com • paultweed.net Original music and other songs you should know. Polly Baker Band 715-308-3297 • pbakerband.

blogspot.com Polly Baker Band covers Modern Rock and 90’s Alternative with some 70’s & 80’s sprinkled in.  An entertaining 5 piece ensemble with powerful, dynamic female and male vocals complimented by solid instrumentation, complete with keyboards.

Prismatic angie1_05@yahoo.com • Find us on Facebook! Prismatic is the trio of Sue Orfield and Angie Coyle on tenor sax, and Cami Mennitte on drums playing unique arrangements of a wide variety of tunes.

The Pumps 715-828-3084 • www.thepumpsband. com The Pumps with guitarist Steve Dwyer, Buck Barrickman on bass and drummer Frank Juodis play an upbeat style of rock’n’roll blues featuring tunes from their latest album “Cover to Cover” and bands Eric Clapton, Lamont Cranston, Hoopsnakes & BoDeans. Qwikfire 715-864-5427 • jjones7057@yahoo.com •

qwikfire.net Phenomenal variety of rock, classic rock, country, blues, the whole nine sure to keep you on the dance floor all night.

folk and bluegrass.

The Thundermen (715) 834-8890 • thundermen.

com One of the Midwest’s most original and authentic rock n’ roll band since 1959, The Thundermen have established themselves as the first and best 50’s and 60’s rock n’ roll show in the Chippewa Valley.

Todd Barneson (715) 533-1423 • tbar75@gmail.com • toddbarneson.bandcamp.com/releases SInger/songwriter. Two Rivers sueorfield@gmail.com • facebook.com/

TwoRivers123/info Two Rivers is the duo of Randy Sinz and Sue Orfield, with Randy on bass and acoustic guitar and Sue on tenor sax and piano.

U.K.E. - Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire U.K.E. meets every third Tuesday at Galloway Grill, 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire • ukewis.com Fun on four strings! All levels and ages of players are welcome. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month. Come early for a social hour at 6pm. The music starts at 7pm.Our new venue is the Galloway Grill in downtown Eau Claire. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share. We enjoy many different kinds of music, old and new. Yata (715) 285-5101 • yata@yatayata.com • yatayata.

com Singer/songwriter and guitarist Yata Peinovich plays a variety of folk-rock, gospel, country and swing jazz.

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Rada Dada radadada.net Local pop/rock dance band

with heavy vocals and serious instrumentation. Featuring Randy Sinz on bass guitar & vocals, Dave (Dusty) Engedal on guitar & vocals, Dreitz Drevlow on keys & vocals, Sue Orfield on saxophone and Dave Schrader on drums & vocals.

Rhythm Playboys rhythmplayboys.com Energetically

performed dance music including traditional country, waltz, polka, cajun, big band, blue grass and mixer dances. Performed on fiddle, accordion, keyboard, banjo, guitar, bass and drums.

Rhythm Posse facebook.com/RhythmPosse/timeline A funky rhythm and blues band from Eau Claire. Also, the instigators in the Last Waltz tribute shows. Rockalypse 715-514-3262 • rockalypse2013@yahoo. com • Find this band on Facebook! Bringing back some of the best rock n’ roll from the seventies and eighties, The Rockalypse Band consists of a few older KIDS that have always thought that rock is here to stay from down home Southern rock to the 80’s hair bands. Sayth (715) 864-0359 • ericwellssayth@gmail.com •

sayth.bandcamp.com Eric Wells raps and produces under the moniker of Sayth, a persona grounded in social awareness and pop culture non-sequiturs.

Schuh Fly 715-726-2376 • Find us on Facebook! Playing a variety of popular 50s, 60s, 70s classic rock & good old country music plus some more current hits. Many of the songs covered were number one on the music charts. Performing your favorites by The Beatles, Buffet, Brooks & Dunn, CCR, Cash, Clapton, Diamond, Eagles, Orbison, Van Morrison and many more. Members have performed live music since the 1960s. Join Schuh Fly for live music that you’ll love to dance to. The Shillelagh Lads 715-894-0272 • mike@themichaelramboproject.com More a ragtag group of classic Irish troubadours than a local folk ensemble, the Shillelagh Lads play an assortment of traditional Irish folk songs, ballads, sing-alongs and occasional originals fit for dancing, boot-stomping and general rabble rousing. Their instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, mandolin, accordion, and Irish flute. Sloslylove (715) 379-6424 • sloslylove@gmail.com • sloslylove.bandcamp.com

Sonic Void brian@sonicvoid.com • sonicvoid.com Four piece cover band that plays a mixture of hits from the 70s to current rock, and provides a DJ to play before the band starts and during breaks.

Sue Orfield Band sueorfield@gmail.com • sueorfield. com The Sue Orfield Band is an energetic band playing original music that spans many genres from pop and rock to jazz and bluegrass with a little ethnic vibe thrown in. The band features Mike Schlenker on guitar, Randy Sinz on bass and vocals, Dave Schrader on drums and vocals and Sue on sax. They perform at many venues in the Eau Claire area and just about anywhere in Northwestern Wisconsin. Sunset Strip 815-519-7025 • john_shenk@hotmail.com

• Find us on Facebook! 80’s hair band fresh out of rehab ... again! Enjoy Crue, GnR, Bon Jovi, Poison, Dokken, VH shredded to perfection.

Them Coulee Boys (715) 533-4155 • themcouleeboys@gmail.com • themcouleeboys.com High energy

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Augusta Bakery 144 W. Lincoln St., Augusta • (715) 286-4700 • Find us on Facebook! A bakery and coffee shop featuring freshly baked breads, rolls, donuts, pastries and cakes. The Bake Shop & More 216 W. Main St., Durand • (715) 672-8775 • thebakeshopandmore@gmail.com • bakeshopandmore.com  Featuring great cakes with signature flavors, from a 6” round serving 4-8 to a full sheet serving 72-96. Also featuring cupcakes, pies, breads, donuts, and much more. Baking Memories 2513 Ricky Ln., Menomonie • (715) 505-3763 • jodi@bakingmemories.net • bakingmemories.net  Offering unique, quality homemade products using all-original recipes. With endless flavors and filling combinations along with an amazing icing that you can not get anywhere else the creativity at work at Baking Memories is limitless. Bloomer Bakery 1415 Main St., Bloomer • (715) 5683321 • Find us on Facebook! A classic hometown bakery specializing in quality donuts, danish, breads, and cakes. Buttercream Cakes & Desserts 2751 London Rd., Eau

Claire • (715) 832-4048 or (651) 430-9654 • buttercream.eauclaire@gmail.com • buttercream.info Wedding cakes, groom’s cakes, cake stands, a large variety of cupcakes, and all kinds of desserts.

Cadott Bakery 334 North Main St., Cadott • (715) 289-4288 • Abi@cadottbakery.com • facebook.com/ CadottBakery An old fashioned bakery specializing in donuts, muffins, cupcakes and cakes, breads, buns, and more. Try their horsehoe donuts and jumbo muffins. They also take orders in advance and do wedding cake delivery. Cake Ladies P.O. Box 14, New Auburn • (715) 568-

3964 • cakeladies1@yahoo.com • cakeladies1. com Owned and operated for three generations, located about 45 minutes north of Eau Claire. Cake Ladies features 40 different cake flavor combinations to choose from and eight different cheesecake flavors.

Chippewa River Dessert Co. Available by appointment only • (715) 271-8857 • chippewariverdessert@live. com • Find us on Facebook! Gayle Johnson is a graduate from the Notter School of Pastry Art’s European Baking & Pastry Program in Orlando, Florida. She does special orders for businesses & individuals as needed. She does cakes, artisan chocolates, cookies, mini-desserts, and anything else you might think of. Dessert First 2425 Seymour Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 833-8440 • info@getdessertfirst.com • getdessertfirst. com Famous for its multitude of gourmet cupcakes, this California-inspired bakery offers quality sweet temptations and lunch time treats and now serves customized cakes decorated especially for your special occasion. Free wedding consults with sampling available. Dessert First also sells at Find Dessert First on Facebook too. Fancy Cakes By Staci 729 W. Spruce St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4197 • fancycakesbystaci@gmail. com • fancycakesbystaci.com Staci’s cakes are one-of-a-

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ASKING THE EXPERTS Talking to local photographers, florists, and more about all the crazy weddings they’ve been to C O M P I L E D B Y R E N E E SO M M E R

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What’s one piece of advice you’d give to local couples looking to tie the knot?

What is the craziest, most unique thing you’ve ever been asked to do at a wedding?

“You don't have to spend a ton of money to make a big impact. Sometimes more simple centerpieces draw more attention than a tall bouquet of flowers falling into peoples faces and food at the reception table.” –Genny Hay, Eau Claire Floral

“I had a backyard wedding at a renovated barn and farmhouse, the bride and groom were going to be pulled in a buggy by two horses and they wanted flower decorations for the horses to wear at the wedding.” –Genny Hay, Eau Claire Floral

“Don’t spend too much time on Pinterest. The ideas are fun, but the expectations can make for unnecessary disappointment.” –Jenna Larsen, Photographer

“I saw a bride’s wedding dress nearly get pooped on by her bare-bottomed toddler. I didn’t know the child was about to poop and ended up with a picture of the moment.” –Jenna Larsen, Photographer

“While the ‘wedding’ gets all the attention, it's really about the marriage.” –Rev. Sandra McKinney, Officiant

“A bride in a Vera Wang dress doing a keg stand... Priceless!” –Leslie Duffy, Photographer

“Relax, do not stress, have fun, enjoy every minute. No matter how much you plan, things will go wrong. Ninety-nine percent of the guests will never know. Guests are your friends and relatives. They love you no matter what happens. If something huge goes wrong, it will become a great story and part of family history that you will tell your grandchildren.” –Judy Gilles, Cabin Ridge Rides

“We have a few: A Star Wars groom’s cake. A cake made entirely of Rice Krispies treats. A Halloween wedding cake complete with edible chocolate skulls.” –Michelle Abram, Pattycakes LLC “To arrive just in time to officiate for a surprise wedding where all the guests believed they were at a July 4th picnic.” –Rev. Sandra McKinney, Officiant

Any cliches you are absolutely sick of?

“Most crazy wedding ceremony: Eau Claire County Jail. It had to be performed by telephone with bride and groom on separate sides of the partition.” –Judy Gilles, Cabin Ridge Rides

“All baby’s breath in a mason jar, and I bet all the florists will say the same!” –Genny Hay, Eau Claire Floral

What’s the most “Wisconsin” thing you’ve witnessed or been a part of at a local wedding? “I was asked to DJ dinner music for an hour, then a polka band took over for the next hour and then I rounded out the rest of the dance. It was super fun.” –Jamey Brownell, Kaleidoscope Entertainment

“I had a bride use reclaimed wood from Lake Superior for her table numbers that we incorporated into her centerpieces. She also served bison at her reception; that’s pretty Wisconsin.” –Genny Hay, Eau Claire Floral

“When our cornfield wedding ceremony ended, the bride and groom climbed into a combine and led the guests down the trail to the farmhouse.” –Rev. Frank Nowak, Officiant

“Barhopping in a pontoon boat after a wedding at Lake Holcombe.” –Leslie Duffy, Photographer

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“Bride & groom in camouflage with bride arriving on a tractor.” –Rev. Sandra McKinney, Officiant “I was first struck by ‘The Grand March’ – it’s such a big thing here, and I had never once heard it called that. Recently at a wedding, the DJ announced that just about everyone there had separately requested a polka. Oh, and that cornhole game!” –Jenna Larsen, Photographer

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“Couples, or any client, wanting me to replicate an image they have seen on Pinterest. ... Every wedding or event is different and unique and cannot be replicated! It puts a lot of pressure on the photographer.” –Leslie Duffy, Photographer “If it works for the couple; it works for me – no matter how often I've seen or heard it.” –Rev. Sandra McKinney, Officiant “Nope! Usually a ‘cliché’ is that for a reason, it’s withstood the test of time. It’s your special day, so you should have what you want, and don’t worry about if others think its ‘cliché.’ ” –Michelle Abram, Pattycakes LLC

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kind, as unique and special as the bride to be. The beauty of the cake is a feast for the eyes while the flavor is a delight for the taste buds. Cake and filling combinations are limitless. Call to schedule a free cake consultation today and to look at their portfolio.

Festival Foods 3007 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 838-

1000 • festfoods.com Festival Foods’ bakery specializes in simple, two-tiered wedding cakes. Custom and photo decorating is available.

The French Press 2823 London Rd., Eau Claire • (715)

598-7017 • thefrenchpresseauclaire.com A cafe, bakery, and catering service offering fresh, made from scratch, high quality products that will satisfy customers’ pallets.

The Frosted Petal 23191 68th Ave., Cadott • 800-920-

4651 • thefrostedpetal.com The Frosted Petal designs beautifully decorated (and scrumptious) cakes and cookies and upscale permanent flowers for your wedding or special event. We bake and decorate out of a State Licensed and Inspected Bakery Kitchen and gladly serve the greater Chippewa Valley Area. 

The Frosted Petal offers full floral wedding packages, boquets, and many other floral items, including silk flowers.

Gladys’ Dazzling Desserts Menomonie • 715-309-

8117 • gladysdazzlingdesserts@gmail.com Home of the award-winning Misty Mint Bars and Czech kolaches. Hand-made from scratch, one-of-a-kind treats including mini bundt cakes, tarts, pies and a variety of bars. Serving the greater Chippewa Valley Area. Weddings, bridal showers, rehearsals, anniversaries and other special events.

Gordy’s Market 3310 E. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire •

715-834-3993 // 2717 Birch St., Eau Claire • 715-8368246 // 1031 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715-8390220 // 212 Bay St., Chippewa Falls • 715-726-2500 // 17158 Cty Hwy J, Lake Wissota • 715-726-2505 • gordyscountymarket.net Gordy’s locations have books with several different styles of cakes for any occasion.

Great Harvest Bread 4324 Southtowne Pl., Eau Claire • (715) 552-8000 • greatharvestbreadeauclaire.

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com Great Harvest offers the freshest and most flavorful baked goods you’ve ever tasted. Come in for a free slice of hot-out-of-the-oven bread or a taste of legendary sweets.

Legacy Chocolates 632 South Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 231-2580 • marion@4-control.com • legacychocolates.com Gourmet chocolate ruffles the perfect size to give to guests at a wedding reception, anniversary dinner, holiday party, or family get-together, and add elegance to your special day. Also featuring dessert tables (e.g., chocolate dipped strawberries) and catering with soup, bread, coffee and dessert. Marketplace Foods 207 Pine Ave. W., Menomonie •

(715) 235-4201 • menomonie.marketplacefoodsonline. com Marketplace Foods’ fresh bakery features decorated cakes, special occasion cakes, wedding cakes, and pies perfect for your event.

Mega! Co-Op 1201 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 715839-5200 // 2615 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715836-6342 • megafoods.com Mega! Co-Op bakeries can accommodate almost any cake need, from tiers to pillars. Decorators are able transform images into sweet reality. Come sit down with our design specialists for a one-onone consultation with design books for your browsing convenience. Call ahead if you want to sample. Norske Nook Wedding Pies Locations in Osseo, Rice Lake, and Hayward • (715) 234-1733 • rlnook@chibardun.net • norskenook.com/bakery/ As seen in USA Today, wedding pies were featured as the #1 pie on an episode of the Food Network’s popular “Top 5” program. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that more and more people are requesting pie as a supplement to their wedding cake, and even serving pie as the main dessert. Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop 1319 Birch St., Eau Claire

• (715) 552-3931 • sue@eauclairebakery.com • eauclairebakery.com A neighborhood favorite, Sue’s mostly homemade items includes custard angel foods, decorated cakes, buns, breads, cookies, Danish kringlesand sweet rolls, bars, sweet breads, and more.

Super Target 3649 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715)

838-0196 • supertarget.com The Super Target bakery

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put a ring on it, VISIT WWW.VOLUMEONE.ORG/WEDDINGS can produce anything in the realm of a three-tiered cake, and decorate it to delight. Delivery is not available, but cakes come fully boxed and ready to go.

Take the Cake (715) 828-9864 • takethecake@charter.

net • takethecake-cv.com Take the Cake offers a variety of delicious cheesecakes, ranging from the traditional New York to the more exotic Espresso. With pride in their homemade quality, they use only the freshest ingredients. Each cake is made to order, from scratch, by hand, and fresh.

Wal-Mart SuperCenter 3915 Gateway Dr., Eau

Claire • (715) 832-4890 • Wal-Mart’s bakery will customize cakes to your liking, including tiers.

CATERERS Asian Café 2121 Eddy Ln., Eau Claire • 715-852-0552

• facebook.com/AsianCafe/info Pan-asian cuisine featuring crayfish, coconut shrimp, egg rolls, salad, steak, pizza, and other American choices.

Augusta Meats & Catering 825 Industrial Dr., Augusta

• (715) 286-2920 • Find it on Facebook! Featuring a variety of meat cuts, 21 flavors of homemade brats, six flavors of beef sticks and sausage, all natural Amish chicken, and several flavors of cheese.

Bar-B-Q Express: BBQ & Grill Located at the Eagles

Club, 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls • (715) 8287910 • barbqexpress.catering@gmail.com • ecbarbq. com Authentic pit barbecue for catering, pick-up, delivery, and vending. Several meat choices and sides available. Servicing events of up to 500 people.

Claire • (715) 830-9790 // 6202 Chuck Ln., Eau Claire • (715) 830-9790 // 1320 N. Broadway, Menomonie • (715) 231-3227 • Catering: 866-BARBECUE • dickeys. com Meat lovers rejoice - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit features a delivery buffet or boxed lunches with tender meats topped with their family recipe barbecue sauce, plus a tall list of sides to select. Get a catering quote online for your convenience.

Eau Claire, Eau Claire • dining@uwec.edu • uwec. edu Blugold Catering is available to assist you with planning every aspect of your event, providing the highest level of food quality and service to assure the success of your special event. First contact Event Services at (715) 836-5631, then contact Blugold Catering at (715) 836-2632

Draganetti’s 3120 Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona • (715) 834-

Bresina’s Carry Out 10 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7869 • facebook.com/BresinasCarryout/ info This buffet-style caterer can serve a group of any size.

9234 • sales@draganettis.com • draganettis.com Draganetti’s can deliver and set up throughout the Chippewa Valley. They can customize your request to your specifications and many menu options are available.

Burrachos 5314 Prill Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 834-1843 • burrachos.com Let Burrachos bring their fresh Mexican food to your next event or party. They cater for all sorts of groups: big or small, from corporate events to weddings and graduation parties.

Famous Daves 2811 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • 715-8352227 • famousdaves.com Famous Dave’s catering crews bring plates of lip-smackin’ barbeque to all occasions.

Fat Boy’s Pizza 1312 Main St., Bloomer • (715) 5684464 • Find us on Facebook! Customize your menu to exactly what you want from a large list of options.

Connell’s Supper Club 18525 50th Ave., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-5656 • Find us on Facebook! Connell’s can handle your needs, whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with items running from eggs to lobster.

Festival Foods 3007 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715)

838-1000 • festivalfoods.com Festival Foods features lunch and dinner buffet catering options with a variety of styles, including classic meat dishes, world cuisine, soups and sandwiches, a picnic menu, breakfast menu, a la carte menu, plus fruit, vegetable, and shrimp platters.

Creative and Passionate Personal Cheffing Eau

Bijou Catering 2629 East Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Billy’s Grill & Catering 1019 15th Ave., Bloomer • (715)

Deb’s Café 1120 122nd St., Suite 3, Chippewa Falls • (715) 833-2233 • eat@debscafe.com • debscafe. com With everything from fresh veggies to sandwiches and salads, Deb’s offers a fresh, healthy alternative to the typical hot and greasy catering experience.

828-1186 • billysgrillandcatering.com Serving events of all sizes with a wide variety of dishes featuring beef, pork, chicken, seafood, turkey, Italian, BBQ, vegetables, salads, side dishes, appetizers, and more.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 311 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau

Blugold Dining W.R. Davies Center, Room 250, UW-

Claire • 715-590-4515 • personalchefgolden@yahoo. com • facebook.com/PCMPG Let C&P Personal Cheffing cater your next home event rather than the traditional caterer. Service includes grocery shopping, cooking and clean-up.

• (715) 832-6778 • eauclairechef@hotmail.com • bijoubistro.com Continental cuisines with flavors and style outside the realm of what people are used to, presented by Chef Anthony Draganowski.

com Famous for its multitude of gourmet cupcakes, this California-inspired bakery offers quality sweet temptations and lunch time treats and now serves customized cakes decorated especially for your special occasion. Free wedding consults with sampling available. Dessert First also sells at Find Dessert First on Facebook too.

Black Tie Catering N2702 690th St., Menomonie • (715) 664-8430 • blacktie@wwt.net • cateringbyblacktie.com Since 2003, Black Tie Catering has been serving the greater Menomonie area in catering and event planning with innovative designs and wide arrange of available styles. They can help you plan the event of your dreams and offer you a memorable experience.

Fill-Inn Station 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls

• (715) 723-8282 and (715) 723-6551 • fillinnstation. com Can accommodate up to 275 wedding guests in its banquet hall, roomy enough to include a DJ and dancing. Choose from a buffet-style meal or a menu of traditional banquet plates.

Fox Run Catering 1515 S. 65th Ave., Eau Claire •

(715) 835-6489 • facebook.com/FoxruntavernEC/ Fox Run offers a catering menu that includes selections for breakfast, brunch, luncheons, casual and fine dining

Dessert First 2425 Seymour Rd., Eau Claire • (715)

833-8440 • info@getdessertfirst.com • getdessertfirst.

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and hors d’ oeuvres. For parties of 40 or more, choose a wonderful buffet style dinner with several choices.

Franzwa’s Custom Catering Serving Eau Claire,

Menomonie, and Chippewa Falls • (715) 225-6983 • franzwas.com Known for the famous seasoned charcoal chicken, Franzwa’s customizes every event to the customer’s preferences. Whether you have a big or small event they will take care of you.

The French Press 2823 London Rd., Eau Claire • (715)

598-7017 • thefrenchpresseauclaire.com A cafe, bakery, and catering service offering fresh, made from scratch, high quality products that will satisfy customers’ pallets.

Gordy’s Market • gordyscountymarket.net Gordy’s

locations has catering services for all occasions. 3310 E. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire • 715-834-3993 // 2717 Birch St., Eau Claire • 715-836-8246 // 1031 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715-839-0220 // 212 Bay St., Chippewa Falls • 715-726-2500 // 17158 Cty Hwy J, Lake Wissota • 715-726-2505

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub 415 S. Barstow St.,

Eau Claire • (715) 835-6621 • houligans.net When you pick Houligans’ Gharrity Room for your private banquet facility, their great catering options come alive. Accommodating 10-70 people with a private bar for sitdown, buffet and appetizer style functions.

Infinity Beverages 930 Galloway St., Eau Claire • 402-DRINK iB (374-6542) • info@infinitybeverages. com • infinitybeverages.com A Winery & Distillery producing a wide range of innovative and unique wines and spirits.

KB Catering2U Catering & BBQ 11958 16th Ave. N,

Chippewa Falls • 715-514-5565 (Eau Claire); 608-7697253 (cell) • kbcatering2u.com Mobile on-site cooking for corporate events, wedding, banquets, and all other occasions.

KP Katering 809 W Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 855-9055 • kpkatering@aol.com • kpkatering. com From specially made menus to exceptional decorations, KP has everything to make your day exactly as you envisioned. Full set-up and clean-up services. We will be at your service throughout the entire planning stages to the day of the event.

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Legacy Chocolates 632 South Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 231-2580 • marion@4-control.com • legacychocolates.com Gourmet chocolate ruffles the perfect size to give to guests at a wedding reception, anniversary dinner, holiday party, or family get-together, and add elegance to your special day. Also featuring dessert tables (e.g., chocolate dipped strawberries) and catering with soup, bread, coffee and dessert.

Taverna Grill 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 8352845 • info@tavernagrill.com • tavernagrill.com From delicious flatbread pizza to homemade lasagne, from formal to casual, Taverna Grill’s premium catering menu can be customized to fit your occasion. Whether you are servig ten or two hundred, our expert staff is dedicated to delivering the quliity food and service you desire.

Lucy’s Delicatessen 117 N Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

The Twisted Pantry 2749 London Rd., Eau Claire

• (715) 720-9800 • foreign5.com/lucys-deli/ Lucy’s will customize your orders with its menu of sandwiches, pizza, soup, meat/cheese platters, and more.

Mancino’s 4056 Commonwealth Ave. and 809 W.

Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 835-4000 and 8354100 • mancinoseauclaire.com Mancinos offers grinder platters, party salads, pasta platters, cookie platters, and any other sides on the menu such as chips, drinks, and soups. For more info, call or visit one of its locations.

Mega! Co-Op 1201 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 715-839-5200 // 2615 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715-836-6342 • megafoods.com Catering services for all occasions. Noodles & Co. 4653 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire

• (715) 858-9000 • noodles.com/eauclaire Featuring a buffet-style NoodlesBar service making it easy to serve unique flavors from around the world to your party of 20-200.

Pammy K’s Cafe & Catering 26126 W. Mondovi St.,

Eleva • 715-287-3226 • pammyks1@wwt.net • Find us on Facebook! See contact info for details.

The Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • 715-

231-3255 • rawdeal-wi.com The Raw Deal is a socially and eco-conscious business just waiting to welcome you in and introduce you to a new way  of thinking about and appreciating the world around you. Featuring raw and vegan food, coffee, juices, smoothies, beer, wine, and more.

Sitha Indian Kitchen 3619 Altoona Ave., Altoona •

(715) 874-9750 • budaya62@hotmail.com • chait-gaddam.wix.com/sithaindiankitchen We cater for all occasions including birthdays, family gatherings, graduation parties and anniversary parties. If you are looking for a real authentic taste, this is the place for you! All dishes are made from scratch with healthy whole grains and fresh spices.

Smiling Moose Deli 329 Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire •

715-838-9999 • smilingmoosedeli.com With breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options, Smiling Moose can handle it all.

Sweet Clarisse Catering 134 W Lincoln St., Augusta

• (715) 563-5145 • Find us on Facebook! Featuring menus customized to best fit the specific vision and theme of your event. Their range of menu selections is expansive and not limited by technique or cooking style, boasting offerings that are not only progressive, fresh and exciting, but savory and traditional as well.

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• 715-833-8009 • michelle@thetwistedpantry.com, myra@thetwistedpantry.com • thetwistedpantry. com Pasta and olive oils, crackers and chips, baking mixes, snack trays, drink mixes, dip mixes, sprinkles, candles, spices, and nuts.

UW-Stout Catering UW-Stout, 712 S. Broadway St.,

Menomonie • (715) 232-3463 • mcraer@uwstout.edu • uwstout.edu/dining/catering/ Featuring a professional service staff with an executive chef. Catering available at UW-Stout locations or your own off-campus location. Choose from a menu of gourmet items, including desserts.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau

Claire • (715) 832-4548 • ecwestgate.com Featuring hors d’oeuvres as hot and cold platters, multiple banquet options with meat-based entrees, vegetables, pastas, sides, and salads, plus specialty buffet options including Italian, Mexican, pizza, Chinese, soup and salad, and American cuisine.

Yankee Jacks 2300 W. Princeton Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-4050 • yankeejacks3@aol.com • yankeejacks.com Yankee Jack’s takes great pride in serving only the freshest and highest quality foods and libations. A private banquet facility and off site catering is also available.

DEEJAYS All Occasions DJ Service • (715) 828-3536 • Info@AllOccasionsDJService.net • alloccasionsdjservice. com From music, lighting, planning and customization, All Occasions DJ Service strives to serve you,  From ceremony production, cocktail and dinner music, to dance music. Take a look at all of their services and packages. Art of Entertainment Events-DJ Service Eau Claire

• (715) 829-0354 • entertainmenteventsco@yahoo. com Event. Sound. Atmosphere. DJ service for any occasion. Reasonable rates. Good music. Great service. Keeping it simple since 2001. Family owned and operated.

Audio Tonic Entertainment • (715) 505-3490 • audiotonic.com A privately owned, professional DJ service giving customers a fun experience unique to them. Every crowd is different, so shouldn’t every show be different? They work with their clients to make sure that

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Barstow Productions 343 N. Eau Claire St., Mondovi • 715-835-5299 • See contact info for details.

Beam Entertainment • (715) 579-5456 • beam_enter-

tainment@yahoo.com • djbeamlive.com Unmatched experience, over 100 events a year for nearly two decades. Personal consultations, customizing your event with great detail. Professional service that will exceed your expectations. Perfect reviews & approaching 30,000 fans. Digital quality BOSE surround sound & elegant L.E.D. uplighting.

Beckfield DJ Entertainment (715) 559-4442 • will@

beckfieldentertainment.com • beckfieldentertainment. com With experience working as the Master of Ceremonies for everything from festivals to concerts to wedding celebrations, Will Beckfield is able to entertain, direct, and keep your guests involved, no matter the event size.

Best Sound & Light Show DJ & Karaoke (715) 835-

4888 • matt@bestsoundandlightshow.com • bestsoundandlightshow.com Serving the Chippewa Valley for over 15 years, Best Sound and Light Show provides DJ and karaoke entertainment perfect for any event. Professional, dependable, unforgettable ...

Blue Thunder DJ E6885 N Cty E, Menomonie • (715) 235-3280 • bluethunderdj@yahoo.com Customizing the playlist to you and featuring a full light show and the best equipment available. D’Zired Sound Mobile Entertainment 2514 Beverly

Hills Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 832-6934 • Find us on Facebook! Small mobile entertainment company with over 20 years experience entertaining the Chippewa Valley. Entertainment for weddings, corporate events, birthdays, and any other reason you have to celebrate. Professional, insured, reasonably priced, and great fun.

DJ Matteo (715) 937-4923 • facebook.com/djmatteo411 A mobile DJ in the central Wisconsin area with several years experience playing all types of events. Extensive ever growing music library packed with the latest and the greatest. Get DJ Bob - Electra Entertainment PO Box 115,

Menomonie • (715) 235-1754 • bsax007@sbcglobal. net Offering the area’s largest mobile DJ sound and

light shows plus karaoke. The show features several smart lights along with colored floods. Fog, bubbles, black lighting, strobe and lasers also available. Capable of large and small events. Over 20 years experience.

Parkside Entertainment (715) 523-0677 • Custom disc jockey service Serving Eau Claire, the Chippewa Valley, West-Central Wisconsin, and beyond, committed to excel above and beyond your expectations of simply playing music. Featuring an impressive light display for the many moods of the evening.

Ignite Lighting & Entertainment (715) 563-4748 • IgniteEventGroup@Gmail.com • ignitelightingandevents. com Ignite Lighting & Entertainment prides itself on presenting a night you will never forget with fun, unique ideas to personalize your party.

Party Hits 7539 Curvue Rd., Eau Claire • (952) 334-

7642, and (715) 874-5244 • info@partyhitsmusic.com • partyhitsmusic.com Party Hits’ mission is simply to keep your party going from the first tune to the last, with plenty of variety and just enough personality.

Kaleidoscope DJ Entertainment (715) 225-3533 • ka-

leidoscopedj@charter.net • kaleidoscopedj.com Kaleidoscope DJ Entertainment offers professional, customized wedding entertainment and event production with DJ services, karaoke, music videos, venue lighting, sound reinforcement, projectors and screens, and more.

Premier Sound & Video P.O. Box 1345, Eau Claire •

(715) 271-0968 • blarson0968@charter.net • premiersoundandvideowi.com Ensure your event is filled with the music you and your guests want to hear. PS&V have two professional DJs at every event at no additional cost. They take care of the entertainment so you can enjoy your big day.

Mobile Express DJs P.O. Box 776, Eau Claire • (715) 379-5849 • Sales@MobileExpressDJs.com • MobileExpressDjs.com Mobile Express DJs aims for a personal, tasteful, and accommodating approach to your event to keep your guests dancing and make your evening unforgettable. From country to pop to rock to alternative to rap, your party, reception, or dance should be the time of your life and consist only of the music you enjoy most. After each Photo Booth session, guests get 2-2x6 photo strips within 7.5 seconds and at the end of the night, they get to bring home their own personalized party favor. Also, photos will be available for tagging on Facebook within 48 hours of the event.

Pure Energy Productions (715) 831-8003 • Find it on Facebook! With Pure Energy Productions, your event is a mirror image of your personalities– it will be one-ofa-kind and never to be duplicated by anyone else. Your event will not be a cookie cutter replica of our last 25 events; it will be special, original, and most importantly, memorable. Rock n Roll To Go Plus 6517 Pleasant View St., Eau

Claire • (715) 839-7951 and (800) 799-4386 • rnrtogo. com Providing quality DJ entertainment, Vegas nights, limos, tents, inflatables, mechanical bulls, searchlights, photobooths, and more for over 25 years.

Music & More Entertainment (715) 828-2983 • A fun DJ service that won’t break the bank yet provide you with everything you need. With over 30 years of experience in the entertainment business, Music & More Entertainment is a well seasoned company that will provide you with exactly the right entertainment to fit your event.

Rock’It Out Entertainment (715) 834-3857 • Bull-

dog2280@yahoo.com • rockitoutentertainment. com Rock’It Out Entertainment is owned and operated by Nick Arnold. With 15 years of experience DJing and hosting hundreds of events, there are few scenarios we haven’t encountered. Nick has been the winner of the Volume One Best of the Chippewa Valley poll, and has placed in the top three numerous times.

Music in Motion Disc Jockeys (715) 835-6663, (800)

356-2442 • jackie@musicinmotiondj.com • musicinmotiondj.com A full time business that is available for weddings, corporate events, game shows, and inflatable games across Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Music in Motion is a professional business that can deliver what they promise. 

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Falls • (715) 720-8807 • jeremy@shawtown.com • shawtown.com With their excellent sound and lighting systems and large selection of music, Shawtown will

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ShowTime Entertainment River Falls • 715-821-1100

• tony@showtimeentertainmentllc.com • showtimeentertainmentdj.com Featuring services including DJ and light show, social hour/dinner music, photo montage/ slideshow, videography, photo booth, and ceremony sound.

Skate City Rice Lake • 715-234-6070, 319-415-3608 • letsgosk8n@aol.com • sk8city.com After DJing a skating rink for 18 years, Steve is now available to DJ for you. He loves music and equipment and have put together a awesome sound and light show that amazes. Slanedog Productions Mobile DJ Service Chetek •

(715) 651-5526 • kslaney54728@gmail.com • slanedogproductions.webs.com Offering an L.E.D light show, concert style sound, a professional DJ mixing today’s hottest hits and the dance classics, and an energetic MC guaranteed to get the crowd pumping at your event.

Solid Gold Entertainment 1625 Eddy Ln., Eau Claire • (715) 835-4996 • solidgold.eauclaireweb.com This DJ company’s specialty is weddings, from the dinner music to the hours upon hours of dance music. Sound Riders DJ 425 S. East St., New Auburn • (715) 237-2036 • info@soundridersdj.com • soundridersdj. com Sound Riders DJ is a local and family owned and operated business, who provides great light and sound shows for all of Northwestern Wisconsin and the surrounding areas. Tricia Bradley Studios Entertainment & Photography

1220 Nova Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 831-8003 • info@ triciabradley.com • triciabradley.com With Tricia, your wedding album will showcase your personality with raw emotion and the essence of life that will leave you speechless or on the floor laughing.

With Bradley, your most unforgettable memories of your wedding day will begin the first time you lay eyes on each other and end when you decide they will.

ZENON Premium DJ Entertainment N4439 440th St., Menomonie • (715) 235-7769 • sharon@vqfun.com • vqfun.com A unique DJ/Emcee interactive flare, advanced Audio equipment, and a customized light show.

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YOU CAN ... marry your house?

A bunch of trivia websites claim you can do just that in Wisconsin. We found out the truth. ANDREA PAULSETH

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Bloomer Floral & Gift Shop 1316 Main St., Bloomer •

A Secret Garden Floral & Gift 1416 Main St., Bloomer

• (715) 568-1037 • antique40@hotmail.com • asecretgardenbloomer.com Family owned and operated, A Secret Garden is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Their professional staff is dedicated to making customers’ experience a pleasant one.

Allure Premiere Event Florists 1802 B Stout Rd.,

Menomonie • (715) 235-0902 • Lacy@AllureEventFlorists.com, Tuxedos@AllureEventFlorists.com • allureeventflorists.com Allure Premiere Event Florists offer exquisite wedding flowers, tuxedo rental packages, table decor & rental collections and customized event styling to make sure each detail of your wedding day is magical and memorable.

Ambiance Floral and Freeze Drying 335 E Chippewa

St., Cadott • 715-289-3568, 800-277-6851 • ambiancefloral@yahoo.com • ambiancefloralwi.com Providing all kinds of wedding flowers for your wedding party, ceremony, and reception.

Avalon European Floral 504 Water St., Eau Claire •

(715) 838-8880 • avalonfloralso@gmail.com • flowersbyavalon.com With everything from large centerpieces to bouquets and boutonnieres, Avalon offers complimentary consultation to help choose your wedding flow-

Wh i le r e s ear ch i n g Wi scon s i n w e d d i n g laws (and by “researching” I mean “googling”) a year ago, I kept running across one of those “unbelievable but true” factoids that I decided was truly unbelievable. Reproduced on numerous websites and blogs with names like “Wacky Laws” and “Amazing Facts” I found variations on the following statement: “In Wisconsin you are allowed to marry your house.” Read that one more time: It’s not that you can get married AT your house. It’s that you can get married TO your house – that you can literally, under the laws of our fine state, tie the knot with a piece of real estate. Sometimes, this assertion stood alone. At other times, it was followed by a quip of some kind making uncomfortable insinuations about where Wisconsinites place their affections. For instance, a writer for MyWedding.com opined the following: “With this in mind, you might want to be skeptical of any Wisconsin residents who tell you ‘yep, she’s a beauty’ while pointing proudly at their homes!” (Yuk, yuk, yuk!) While I’m admittedly a lover of trivia, I’m also a skeptic. So I sought out the state laws that govern marriage (thanks again, Google!) to see if I could disprove this bit of trivia. As I suspected, a quick skim and word search of the statutes failed to turn up any references to shacking up with a shack (so to speak). Under Wisconsin law, you’ve got to be 18 years old (or 16 with your parents’ permission) to get married, you’ve got to be divorced from your previous spouse, and – as far as I can tell –

you’ve got to be a human being. So where did this crazy notion, so gullibly repeated across the Internet, come from? Was there somehow a kernel of truth in it? Was there case law written by some judge sometime in Wisconsin’s history that somehow hinted at a right to exchange rings with your domicile? I turned to the Wisconsin State Law Library in Madison for help. The response was swift. “I have not been able to find a current law or case that claims that it is legal to marry a house,” replied Carol Hassler, Web services library at the law library. “One theory that librarians here have discussed is that ‘marrying the house’ was a phrase discussed in relation to Wisconsin’s marital property act.” (That law, passed in 1986, basically says that what a couple acquires during their marriage belongs to them both equally.) The librarians’ assumption seemed reasonable to me: Perhaps some triviahunting writer took the phrase “marrying the house” – i.e., marrying someone for his or her wealth – a bit too literally. Hassler continued: “While sometimes these ‘weird laws’ sites can refer to local ordinances (but say in general ‘In Wisconsin it’s legal to...’), it seems far-fetched to me that a municipality or county would pass such an ordinance concerning property and marriage.” In other words, this piece of trivia is simply a piece of fiction. Or, to put it more broadly, don’t believe everything you read on the Internet – especially when it comes to the laws governing one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

Creative Touch Floral 148 W. Lincoln St., Augusta • (715) 286-5591 • ctfloral90@yahoo.com Call for details.

The Frosted Petal 23191 68th Ave., Cadott • 800-920-

Eau Claire Floral 1824 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire • (715)

(715) 568-5600 • bloomerfloral@yahoo.com • bloomerfloral.com Let Bloomer Floral help you make your day even more beautiful; they work one-on-one with you to create a looks that’s all yours. Bloomer Floral & Gifts is family owned and operated since 1978.

834-2901 • genny@eauclairefloral.com • eauclairefloral.com No wedding is too big or too small for this floral shop which offers free wedding consultations. Rentals are available.

Brent Douglas 610 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715)

Chippewa Falls • 715-726-0812 • vickisframes@aol. com • eevyivyoverfloral.com Eevy Ivy Over offers fresh, funky, edgy or modern floral designs to meet all your needs. Also featuring balloon and candy bouquets.

Eevy-Ivy-Over Flower Shop 314 North Bridge St.,

831-0997 • brent@brentdouglas.biz • brentdouglas. biz This florist provides a vast array of rich and bright bouquets for any color palette or theme.

Chippewa Valley Floral 2734 Mall Dr., Eau Claire •

Ele’s Flowers 224 N Broadway St., Stanley • 715-318-

(715) 839-ROSE (7673) • info@chippewavalleyfloral. com • chippewavalleyfloral.com This floral business is known for quality and customer service, as well as contemporary and clean arrangements.

2838, 866-644-3537 • elesflowersofstanley.com Providing all kinds of wedding flowers for your wedding party, ceremony, and reception.

Festival Foods 3007 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715)

Christensen Florist & Greenhouses 1210 Mansfield

838-1000 • festfoods.com Great flowers for not a lot of money.

St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-2251 • wecare@christensenflorist.com • christensenflorist.com Over eighty years of experience in the art of flowers,  Christensen Florist give extraordinary wedding flowers for both intimate and extravagant venues. They will help you create the perfect floral design to truly fit your wedding style, and budget.

Foreign 5’s Bridge Street Floral 123 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6389 • foreign5.com This full-service garden and floral shop showcases a generous supply of floral décor and arrangements for any taste or style. Four Seasons Florist, Inc. 117 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-2017, 800-657-4654 • customerservice@ e4seasons.com • e4seasons.com 4 Seasons services Eau Claire and surrounding areas with elegant arrangements for the wedding party, reception, and ceremony.

Colby’s Flowers & Gifts 12930 10th St., Osseo • (715) 597-3442 • colbysflorist.com Colby’s Florist is a family owned business designing beautiful fresh and silk flower bouquets and vases, plus balloons and other gifts.

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4651 • thefrostedpetal.com The Frosted Petal designs beautifully decorated (and scrumptious) cakes and cookies and upscale permanent flowers for your wedding or special event. We bake and decorate out of a State Licensed and Inspected Bakery Kitchen and gladly serve the greater Chippewa Valley Area. 

The Frosted Petal offers full floral wedding packages, boquets, and many other floral items, including silk flowers.

Gehrke Floral & Greenhouses 515 E. Main St., Mon-

dovi • 715-926-4931 • gehrkefloral@yahoo.com • gehrkefloral.com Choosing only the freshest, highest quality flowers, this shop has the professional and caring staff for your floral needs. Gehrke Floral has the flowers, plants, and gifts to help you express yourself perfectly.

Gordy’s Market 3310 E. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire •

715-834-3993 // 2717 Birch St., Eau Claire • 715-8368246 // 1031 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715-8390220 // 212 Bay St., Chippewa Falls • 715-726-2500 // 17158 Cty Hwy J, Lake Wissota • 715-726-2505 • gordyscountymarket.net While all Gordy’s locations sells flowers, the Birch Street location offers a full service floral department with an AIFD certified floral designer. Also at Birch Street, Gordy’s provides local and worldwide delivery service.

Kleindls Flowers on Main 305 Main St., Menomonie • 715-235-3583, 800-820-7673 • kleindlsflowersonmain. com Providing all kinds of wedding flowers for your wedding party, ceremony, and reception.

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Lakeview Floral & Gifts 1802-A Stout Rd., Menomonie

• (715) 235-7700 • lakeviewfloral@gmail.com • lakeviewfloral.com Professional florists can help you find the perfect flowers for any individual or occasion and can even create a custom bouquet to fit your unique needs. 

May’s Floral Garden 3424 Jeffers Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 836-8220, (800) 422-6297 • maysfloral.net Customized with your favorite flowers and colors. Impeccable and detailed service with imaginative designs to create a memorable and stress-free event. From a vintage look to exotic we cover it all. They also have many items available for rental to make your wedding more affordable. Mega! Co-Op 1201 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 715839-5200 // 2615 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715-836-6342 megafoods.com  Mega! Co-Op  provides professional floral designers to help customers choose what they need for their occasion. Balloon bouquets and holiday arrangements, plus delivery available. Petal Pushers Flowers & Gifts 123 S. Eau Claire St.,

Mondovi • (715) 926-3999 • See contact info for details.

Silk Flower City 6458 35th St., Elk Mound (Directions: 12 mi W. of Chippewa Falls on Hwy 29 to County Hwy M. 1 1/4 miles N. on Cty M. Watch for sign on left) • (715) 559-9453, (715) 874-5280 • silkflowercity. com The area’s largest selection of silk flowers, plants and bushes. Check out their extensive selection of wedding flowers, bushes, plants, and more. Urban Meadows Floral Shop 1717 Devney Dr., Altoona

• (715) 831-4000 • urbanmeadowsfloral.com A full service floral florist as part of The Potting Shed. They accommodate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy arrangements, and more.

Willow Ridge Floral 1925 N. 60th Ave., Eau

Claire • (715) 379-3925 • penny@firstrealty-wi. com • facebook.com This one-stop floral shop allows you to choose from a diverse selection of reception, ceremony, and wedding party bouquet arrangements. Call for a complimentary consultation. 

The Bridal Shoppe 2734 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715)

834-8422 • info@thebridalshoppe.co • thebridalshoppe. co A locally owned and operated bridal shop with 35 years of experience that carries both well-known and private designers.

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David’s Bridal 4840 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire •

(715) 552-1828 • davidsbridal.com Whether you want to look classic or modern, glamorous or elegant, David’s may have a gorgeous wedding dress for you at an amazing price.

Danette Brown, Independent Officiant • 715-563-5202 • earthiegoddess@gmail.com Danette performs ceremonies and writes custom wedding ceremonies, including formal, informal, and last-minute weddings.

Foreign 5’s Bridal Sweet 123 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6389 ext. 3 • foreign5.com Your onestop shop for wedding attire, Foreign 5’s carries formal wear, bridal gowns, tuxedos, accessories, and invitations, plus free services including Wedding gown and bridesmaid dress storage, dress pressings, tuxedo alterations, and more.

Grand Avenue Wedding Officiants 889 Grand Ave.,

Ste. 204, Saint Paul, MN • (612)-616-3782 (Carolyn) // (651)-247-7866 (Kjersti) // (920)-540-6852 (Judy) • info@grandofficiants.com • grandavenueweddingofficiants.com Their expertise and passion as officiants is to create a remarkable ceremony for you, one that reflects your vision, your life and your love. They guide your rehearsal, perform your highly personalized ceremony, and sign and submit your wedding license. Grand Avenue Wedding Officiants supports marriage equality.

Linyage 21 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715) 225-9505

• hello@linyage.com • linyage.com/blog/ Borne out of a love for hand-crafted work, an appreciation for charming details, and a fondness for the character inherent to vintage lace, linyage is a design house focused on creating one-of-a-kind, vintage inspired bridal dresses.

Jennifer Elliot • (715) 505-6450 • Independent Christian minister.

Marry Go Round Occasions + The Prom Place + The Dress All in one location at 3172 London Rd.,

Reverend Frank Nowak and Reverend Kaija Johnson

Eau Claire • (715) 832-8815 • info@marrygoround. com • marrygoround.com Featuring mother-of-the-bride dresses, wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, tuxedos, prom dresses and accessories such as shoes, jewelry, veils and handbags. Appointments preferred.

Eau Claire • (715) 559-2284 • awesomeweddingevents. com Our focus is making your wedding day one that you will cherish forever. We will help you customize your wedding ceremony to make it uniquely your own.

Reverend Sandra McKinney Unity Christ Center, 1808

Carrying a wide variety of the latest men’s formal wear for the groom and his attendants.

Folsom St., Eau Claire • (715) 836-0010 • unityeauclaire.org Non-denominational wedding officiant.

Something New, LLC • (715) 220-9105 • Info@Some-

ThymeMark Celebrations 132 W. Evans St., Rice Lake • (715) 790-1427 • ken@thymemark.com • thymemark. com Thyme Mark Celebrations provides an experienced wedding officiant for non-religious weddings throughout western and northern Wisconsin and eastern Min-

thingNewLLC.com • SomethingNewLLC.blogspot. com Something New, LLC focuses on ready to wear and couture wedding gowns that are made primarily from sustainable fabrics.

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nesota. Our officiant is certified annually by the Society of Celebrations. We will help you celebrate your way. 

Weddings by West 2043 Seclusion Drive, Eau Claire • 715-577-9728 • weddingsbywest@yahoo.com • weddingsbywest.wix.com/weddingsbywest Free consultation for services that include a personalized ceremony, officiation, and rehearsal coordination. Will officiate weddings, civil unions, elopements, and vow renewal.

INVITATIONS Andra Delores Design • (262) 751-9501 • hello@an-

dradeloresdesign.com • andradeloresdesign. com Whether your dream wedding style is vintage, modern, classic, glitzy, or whatever other style, Andra’s custom designs will be designed perfectly for you. Find Andra Delores Design on Facebook.

Big Dot of Happiness 412 Technology Dr. E., Menomonie • 800-274-4282 • Smiles@BigDotOfHappiness.com • bigdotofhappiness.com Beautifully crafted invitations and address labels to make sure that your guests are blown away from the very start. Set a table that’s as stylish as the rest of your party space with bridal shower tableware. Each collection includes coordinating dinner plates, dessert plates, napkins, banners, candy, and so much more. DigiCOPY 1033 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715552-3444 • eauclaire@dcopy.net • dcopy.net  DigiCOPY’s template designs can be customized with a photo, text, and colors. They also help you create a custom event announcement. Foreign 5’s Bridal Sweet 123 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6389 ext. 3 • foreign5.com Your onestop shop for wedding attire, Foreign 5’s carries formal wear, bridal gowns, tuxedos, accessories, and invitations, plus free services including Wedding gown and bridesmaid dress storage, dress pressings, tuxedo alterations, and more.

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Funvitations! Eau Claire • 715-529-0020 • mail@funvi-

tationinvites.com • etsy.com/shop/Funvitations Unique, custom invitations and stationery for your wedding or special event.

Insty-Prints 2429 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715-

835-1959 // 10 E. Spruce St., Chippewa Falls • 715-7234697 // 541 N. Broadway St., Menomonie • 715-2351920 • instyprints.net Insty-Prints works with the couple to create an original design for your special occasion. Samples available. Call for a consultation.

Mint for Hue • 715-533-0136 • hello@mintforhue.com •

MintForHue.com Juliann Ford is a passionate and driven graphic designer capable of creating traditional and innovative graphic design solutions for powerful and effective communication. She makes custom invitations, stationery, and small business branding that’s personal, lovely, and only meant for you.

Picture This 6021 Arndt Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 830-

9555 • mmemorieslast.com Picture This is one of Wisconsin’s largest independent scrapbooking and rubber stamp destination, with over 6,000 square feet of paper crafting paradise. Boasting more than 6,000 patterned paper choices and over 5,000 different stamps, Picture This is a one-stop craft destination.

Quality Quick Print 1213 Menomonie St., Eau Claire • 715-836-0049 • info@qualityquickprintonline.com • qualityquickprintonline.com QQP’s wide selection of invitations reflect the uniqueness of your event. Their lines by Carlson Craft and Birchcraft give almost limitless styles to choose from. They also do specialty printing including napkins and place cards. R|S Design Fountainhead, LLC DBA, RS Design, PO Box 634, Eau Claire • (512) 665-1002 • contact@rsdesign.co • r-sdesign.com With over eight years of experience, this local photography and graphic design company can produce simple, elegant, and modern invitations or wedding programs. Writefully Simple • (715) 864-0506 • lindsay@writefullysimple.com • writefullysimple.com  A small boutique dedicated to creating unique products and services that truly reflects your event. Specializes in custom wedding & party invites, personal stationery, and much more created just for you.

keep your guests dancing and make your evening unforgettable. From country to pop to rock to alternative to rap, your party, reception, or dance should be the time of your life and consist only of the music you enjoy most. After each Photo Booth session, guests get 2-2x6 photo strips within 7.5 seconds and at the end of the night, they get to bring home their own personalized party favor. Also, photos will be available for tagging on Facebook within 48 hours of the event.

Rock n Roll To Go Plus 6517 Pleasant View St., Eau

Claire • (715) 839-7951 and (800) 799-4386 • rnrtogo. com Providing quality DJ entertainment, Vegas nights, limos, tents, inflatables, mechanical bulls, searchlights, photobooths, and more for over 25 years.

ShowTime Entertainment River Falls • 715-821-1100

• tony@showtimeentertainmentllc.com • showtimeentertainmentdj.com Featuring services including DJ and light show, social hour/dinner music, photo montage/ slideshow, videography, photo booth, and ceremony sound.

The Joy Booth 715-577-8243 • teresa@thejoybooth.

com • thejoybooth.com Rent The Joy Booth and give your guests the ultimate party favor. Photo Booths are a fun and unique way to entertain everyone, featuring customized graphics, memory keepsake albums, and props galore. The Joy Booth aims to provide non-stop laughter and everlasting memories.

The Star Booth: Mobile Photo Booth 11123 16th Ave.,

Chippewa Falls • 715-598-4771 • kristin@m3parties. com • starboothfun.com The Star Booth strives to make everyone feel like a star. Whether it be a wedding, reunion, prom, corporate event, birthday party, etc. - your guests will walk away with the perfect party favor. When you are looking to add something special to your next event, look no further than The Star Booth.

Tiny Photos Photo Booth LLC 715 Dover St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 456-1334 • Sales@TinyPhotosLLC.com • tinyphotosllc.com Tiny Photos Photo Booth is a professional and family owned photo booth rental service servicing the Chippewa Valley and beyond. Enjoy the fun of a classic photo booth and leave with a keepsake of your special event. Our booth uses a high resolution camera and a Kodak professional sub-dye printer.

P H O T O B O O T HS Always Over the Top Photography 2806 Nimitz St., Eau

Claire • (715) 552-2761 • drsteinke@yahoo.com • alwaysoverthetopphotography.com Dennis & Kathe Steinke We are a husband and wife team with more than 25 years of photography experience and over 40 years of marriage.

Mobile Express DJs P.O. Box 776, Eau Claire • (715) 379-5849 • Sales@MobileExpressDJs.com • MobileExpressDjs.com Mobile Express DJs aims for a personal, tasteful, and accommodating approach to your event to

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P H O T O GR A P HERS “The Look” Photography 1118 18th Ave., Bloomer •

(715) 568-LOOK (5665) • thelookphotography.com Sixteen-year full-time professional photographer Julie Rae has been recognized for her elegant and dramatic images in local, state and national professional photographic competitions.

Always Over the Top Photography 2806 Nimitz St., Eau Claire • (715) 552-2761 • drsteinke@yahoo.com • alwaysoverthetopphotography.com Dennis & Kathe

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Steinke We are a husband and wife team with more than 25 years of photography experience and over 40 years of marriage.

Ambers Photography (715) 835-7733 • dave@ambers-

photo.com • ambersphoto.com Ambers Photography takes pride in photographing cherished events such as weddings. The coverage is complete at the church. Receptions at a different location are an additional cost.

Andrew Samplawski Photography Cadott • (715) 289-3773 • andrew@samplawskiphotography.com • samplawskiphotography.com Award winning wedding and portrait photographer serving the Chippewa Valley, Midwest and destination weddings. Images that tell stories and an experience that will always be remembered. Basil & Violet Wedding Photography Altoona • 715-

861-4725 • bobbiesue@violetphotographyanddesign. com • basilandviolet.com Boutique wedding photography with a focus on small, intimate weddings, and unique details by Bobbie Sue Baker.

Bella Gente Photography 103 N. Bridge St., Suite #315,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 797-1670 • bellagentephotography.com Owned by two friends that share a passion for photography. They are mothers and know how special it is to have life’s precious moments captured on film, selftaught and love to stretch their creative minds to capture amazing shots.

Bennett Design & Digital Media 312 Wisconsin St., Eau

Claire • 920-379-9100 • contact@bennettdesignandmedia.com • bennettdesignandmedia.com Also featuring graphic design and digital media skills.

Beyond Photography Studio Located in the Bridal Shoppe Plaza 2737 London Rd., Eau Claire • 715-5144848 • beyond.photography@hotmail.com • photographybeyond.com Customizable packages involving a mother-daughter team of capturing the best wedding moments with photography, videography, or both.

remembering each moment, exactly as it were.

Forever Photography 2790 Schultz Rd., Fall Creek •

(715) 225-2918 • info@foreverphotographyonline.com • facebook.com Clients have described her documentation of their wedding as unique, fresh, and fun.

Gish Photography 710 6th Ave., Eau Claire • 715-225-

8832 • dee@gishphotography.com • gishphotography. com Fully committed to creating beautiful, exquisite photographic artwork.

Hybben Photography 319 Cedar Ave. East, Menomonie • (715) 235-8777 • hybben@hybben.com • hybben. com Peter Hybben promises to preserve each precious moment of your wedding day with care, concern, and artistry. Images By Lee 930 Galloway St. Bldg 13 Ste #223, Eau

Claire • (715) 554-0787 • Randy@ImagesByLee.com • imagesbylee.com Everyone has a story to tell and Randy Lee can help capture your Wedding Story from start to finish. On a day where the photographer is just as close to you as your bridesmaids, Images by Lee is the right choice.

Jacobs Photography 4223 114th St., Chippewa Falls

• (715) 723-4746 • jacobsphoto4223@yahoo.com • jacobsphoto.net Strives to give a unique look and feel to the photographs of your most special moments.

Jeff Thompson Photography 311 E. Madison St., Eau Claire • (715) 838-9962 • jeffthompsonphotography. com Jeff Thompson is a professional photographer based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Jeff is available for portrait, commercial, editorial and wedding assignments in Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond. Joleigh Photography • (763) 706-7701 • joleighphotography1171@gmail.com  Shooting engagements and weddings. Inexpensive but not cheap. Kara’s Photography 19033 64th Ave., Chippewa Falls •

Boesl Portrait Design N12282 430th St., Boyceville •

(715) 491-0289 • kara@karasphotography.com • karaandco.com Specializes in weddings, family photos, maternity pictures, and senior photos.

Brite Idea Photography N8726 50th St., Spring Valley

Kate Bentley Photography • (715) 590-3330 • kate@ katebentleyphoto.com • katebentleyphoto.com Kate Bentley is a wedding photographer based in the midwest and available for travel wherever your heart leads her. Kate believes in storytelling, high fives, emotional connection and laughter.

Capture Life, LLC (715) 829-2761 • jessica@capture-

Kristen Cooley Photography (715) 944-9506 • jkcooley@sbcglobal.net • kristencooleyphotography. com Wedding photography designed around your personality and style. Located in Eau Claire, we service the surrounding Chippewa Valley and Minneapolis/St. Paul areas.

(715) 205-0313 • jess@boeslportraitdesign.com • boeslportraitdesign.com See contact info for details.

• (715) 897-5803 • dboyce@BriteIdeaPhotography.com • facebook.com Brite Idea Photography strives to create some of the finest wedding stories and portraits available anywhere. Douglas and Amanda Boyce are active members of Professional Photographers of America.

lifellc.com • capturelifellc.com Capture Life, LLC is an Eau Claire based wedding and portrait photography business serving WI and surrounding areas. Engagement photos included with wedding photography.

Christy Janeczko Photography 12228 220th Ave.,

Bloomer • (715) 403-3123 • christy@christyjphotography.com • christyjphotography.com Christy Janeczko Photography specializes in natural light, natural environment wedding, senior, lifestyle and child portraiture. Serving the Chippewa Valley and beyond.

Curtie Dot Com 1118 18th Ave., Bloomer • (715) 568-

Lasting Images Videography 2837 5th St., Eau Claire • (715) 309-9601 • beau@livwedding.com • livwedding. com Whether you are getting ready for your wedding and are looking for a photographer or videographer, need a promotional video for your business or church group, or are just looking to convert your old slides, film,

2211 • info@curtie.com • curtie.com Featuring the skills of career photographer Curtis Harrison.

Designs by Denise 223 E. Water St., Mondovi • (715) 926-4964 • tdmaub@frontiernet.net • dbdphoto.net Seniors, families, newborns, family reunions, confirmation, high school proms, and more. Digital Envy Photography 715-797-0333 • digitalenvy-

photography@hotmail.com • digitalenvyphotography. com Digital Envy Photography is all about you and your events, striving to bring you the best, most original eye catching photography in the area.

DreamShot Images, LLC dale.luthy@gmail.com • dreamshotimages.com DreamShot Images is run by local photographer Dale Luthy whose passion lies in nature photography and fine art. He also offers wedding packages. Drew Kaiser Photography • (715) 834-4747 • kaiser. drew@gmail.com • cargocollective.com/drewkaiser Eau Claire photographer Drew Kaiser’s shots abandon the traditional and opt for a look that’s more fun, contemporary, creative, and different--led by a personality that matches. Edge-E Photography (715) 404-5878 • edgeephotography@gmail.com • edgeephotography.com  Raw. Inspiring. Boundless.  Edge-E Photography is a small, two-person team with a huge passion for the art. Edge-E provides photography for engagements, weddings, couples, plus headshots, candids, portraits (including senior portraits), infants and children, boudoir, families, events, and much more. Fall Creek Portrait Design 125 E. Lincoln St., Fall

Creek • (715) 877-2695 • fallcreekphoto.com From preparations and formal portraits, the exchange of vows and rings, to the final cake cutting and bouquet toss, you will be able to look back on this day for years to come

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or tape to DVD, Lasting Images Videography will produce a product that will exceed your expectations.

Leah Dunbar Photography Menomonie • (715) 3095061 • leahdunbarphotography@gmail.com • leahdunbarphotography.com A fun, energetic, casual and comfortable approach to weddings, portraits, and events. Leah Dunbar will document your life in a fresh new way, grounded in an artistic vision. Life and Style Photography (715) 642-0101 • jodee@ lifeandstylephotography.com • lifeandstylephotography. com Photojournalistic-style wedding photography. Lissa Marsolek Photography (715) 577-6821 • lissa@

justlissa.com • justlissa.com Lissa Marsolek is an award winning Menomonie, Wisconsin Premier Photographer serving Northwestern Wisconsin and the Twin Cities. She is also available for travel throughout the US and Internationally.

Maux Creative Studio 925 W. River St., Suite 1, Chippe-

wa Falls • (715) 726-8662 • lauram@mauxcreativestudio.com • mauxcreativestudio.com Maux is ready to capture your memorable occasion, and offers personal planning sessions along with location scouting.

Michael’s Portrait Design 703 W. Prospect St., Durand

• (715) 672-3400 • mpdfoto@nelson-tel.net • michaelsportraitdesign.com A full time portrait studio providing the Chippewa Valley and surrounding area with artistic and classic and photos for today’s wedding couples. Michael is a certified professional photographer with the Professional Photographers of America and a true wedding and senior specialist committed his craft.

Molly Marie Photography 1913 Lyndale Ave., Eau

Claire • 920-595-1257 • mollymariestudio@gmail.com • mollymariephoto.com Enjoy amazing photos with Molly Marie and feel like a million bucks. Molly will make you feel comfortable & allow your personality to shine.

Nathan Carlsen Photography therollerskate.com Fea-

turing inspired wedding and engagement photography. Clients receive digital copies of all photos. Get your photos as early as your wedding night if you like. Complementary photo editing for the top ten best photos.

Richard Long Photography 320 Putnam Street, Suite

110, Eau Claire • (715) 833-0536 or (800) 499-0536 • info@richardlongphoto.com • richardlongphoto. com Since 1972, Richard Long has been creating fine portraiture and timeless wedding images for clients in Wisconsin and Minnesota. This award-winning photographer features sophisticated, classic portraits and his large variety of wedding image styles.

Steve Vogels Photography (715) 225-9890 • ste-

vevogelsphotography@charter.net • pbase.com/svogels/ Make wedding photos more beautiful with an experienced wedding photographer. Steve Vogel’s  experiences, passion and professionalism help make him stand out, offering high quality, very affordable wedding photography services.

Swanstrom Photography (715) 835-4287 • images@ swanstromphotography.com • swanstromphotography. com Dana and Tammy’s style is to be as little of a distraction during your most important day as possible, while capturing the moments as they come. T-BO Photography Design Studio 13541 85th Ave.,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7664 • tbostudio@gmail. com • tbostudio.com Since 1976 T-BO Studio has grown into a highly regarded facility offering world class photographic, graphic design and multi-media services.

Then & Now Photography (715) 514-9052, (715) 514-

7866 • thenandnowphotography@gmail.com • thenandnowart.com Then & Now Photography doesn’t just specialize in historic art, they also provide Boutique Wedding Services as well as restorations, reproductions, and other commissioned work.

Tim Fitch Photography (608) 772-0551 • info@timfitch.

com • timfitch.com Tim Fitch, whose career started out with nature photography in Eau Claire, has spent the past eleven years photographing weddings. He attended commercial photography school and has an enthusiasm for the trade.

Tricia Bradley Studios Entertainment & Photography

1220 Nova Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 831-8003 • info@ triciabradley.com • triciabradley.com With Tricia, your wedding album will showcase your personality with raw emotion and the essence of life that will leave you speechless or on the floor laughing.

V Imagery and Design (715) 533-1867 • shawn@

vimageryanddesign.com • vimageryanddesign.com A husband and wife photography team featuring a combination of fashionable editorial style and creative techniques.

Visual Acoustics Photography (715) 556-7304 •

Ryan@visualacousticsphotography.com • visualacousticsphotography.com Serving Wisconsin and Minnesota. Special events, portraits, boudoir and more, making people look beautiful since 2009. Like us on Facebook.

R|S Design PO Box 634, Eau Claire • (512) 665-1002

Youngberg Photography (715) 579-6168 • yphotog@

Seyforth’s Studio & Camera Shop 20 W. Spring St.,

Zich Designs E13680 Stelter Rd., Fall Creek • (715) 577-0510 • ZichJu@Yahoo.com • ZichDesigns.com Justin’s passionate about creating a personal relationship with his clients. His love for wedding photojournalism and easy-going personality combine to provide his clients with images that will truly last a lifetime. 

• contact@rsdesign.co • r-sdesign.com This local photography company prides themselves on being simple, elegant, and modern, and tailoring packages to fit your budget. They have over seven years of professional design and photographic experience. Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6047 • Though he’s been shooting for a decade, the Seyforth name has been around Chippewa Falls since the 30s. Like the other family businesses, this studio has a great package for the money.

Simply You! Photography Eau Claire • (715) 586-8029 • photosbybri@gmail.com • simplyyouphotography. biz Local. Affordable. Hassle free. Simply You! Photography offers professional photography services for weddings, engagements, senior portraits and more. Smiley Productions (715) 495-7180 • smileyphotobusi-

ness@yahoo.com • smileyphotoart.com A professional

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RE C E P T I O N LOCATIONS Americas Best Value Inn Campus View 809 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-6611 • customerserv@abvicampusview.com • abvicampusview.

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com Meeting and banquet facilities are available to accommodate function needs up to 336 people. The Rosewood Room is ideal for large conferences, weddings and banquets. Other meeting rooms, like the Wisconsin Room, are available to accommodate smaller meetings and family events.

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center 1009 W. Park Ave.,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-2281 and (888) 727-5288 • avalonhotelchippewafalls.com Avalon’s ballroom offers the amenities you require for your perfect day; elegant chandeliers, crisp linens, seating for up to 400, undivided attention from butler-style service staff, private bar, large dance floor, white china and glassware.

The Barn on Stoney Hill 27192 170th Ave., Cornell •

(715) 579-5365 • thebarnonstoneyhill.com This beautifully restored barn is the perfect place for your wedding, reception, graduation, family reunion, corporate or other special event. Decorated with gorgeous chandeliers, unique rafters, a large dance floor and balconies overlooking the picturesque landscape. The old mixes with the new making everything perfectly imperfect. This is a family friendly destination where they strive to make you feel right at home the moment you arrive.

Best Western Plus Trail Lodge Hotel & Suites 3340

Mondovi Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 838-9989 • book.bestwestern.com Servicing wedding receptions of up to 300 people. The hotel includes 85 rooms, an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, Brewski’s Pub, and complimentary breakfast for guests. In-house banquet chef for catering is available, plus cash bar accommodations in the ballroom.

Brickhouse Pub & Grub Bar & Banquet Hall 2233 Birch St., Eau Claire • 715-832-6227 • Meeting rooms and halls for up to 250. See contact info for details.

Bye the Willow 501 High St., Chippewa Falls • 715559-0371 // 715-559-0468 • byethewillow@gmail.com • byethewillow.com Hosting private and public events, plus services including event planning to rental services, party favors, and entertainment. After regular business hours Bye the Willow will convert into a beer and wine lounge. Cabin Ridge Rides 4271 220th St., Cadott • (715) 7239537 • cabinridgerides@aol.com • cabinridgerides. com  Enjoy a natural wooded setting for your special day. Couples may have a wedding and reception at Cabin Ridge or just the reception. The price is a per person cost and includes the wagon ride, facility use, meal and beverage. Christ Church Cathedral 510 South Farwell St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-3734 • christchurcheauclaire. org Large ballroom on the second floor of the church is a reception area available for rent. Seats about 200. Clarion Hotel Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

• (715) 835-2211 and (866) 539-0036 • clarionhotel. com The Northwoods Ballroom will accommodate up to 280 guests and has a large permanent bar, dance floor and stage for a DJ or band. The stage may also be used for a ceremony. Room rentals vary throughout the year. Catering provided by the adjacent Green Mill Restaurant.

Curvue Hideaway & Trees 6760 Curvue Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 878-4366 • info@ctreesonc.com • ctreesonc.com Choose and cut Fraser and Balsam Firs, as well as White Pines, local gift shop, Kids Corner, crafts, wagon rides, and more. Drilling for the Answer Tree Stand and bailing available, plus fresh garland,

for dancing. Kitchen available for caterers.

wreaths, swags, and porch pots. Features two adorable log cabin buildings and one big pole shed to host many guests. Bring your own catering service in. Enjoy wagon rides throughout the quiet, picturesque landscape and even warm by a campfire.

Farm to Fork Retreat S1-93 County Road BB, Mondovi • (715) 833-9975 • farmtoforkretreat.com Farm to Fork Retreat is a repurposed horse barn and working organic farm covering 4 acres in Mondovi. The venue is a delightful farm outbuilding recently renovated to host family, private, or corporate events.The retreat center has 2 bedroom apartment plus kitchen, a spacious 4 bedroom apartment plus large kitchen, and reception room. The retreat accommodates up to 12 people, plus on-site camping. You can relax and not worry, and start your honeymoon after the reception.

Dixon’s Apple Orchard (715) 313-0315 • dixonsapples.

com The rustic charm of a simpler time creates the perfect setting for a special day you’ll never forget.  The intense beauty found in this peaceful location will make the most extraordinary pictures your family & friends will ever see.

Draganetti’s Ristorante 3120 Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona •

Fill Inn Station 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-8282 and (715) 723-6551 • fillinn@fillinnstation.com • fillinnstation.com Accomodates up to 275 people for weddings, class reunions, Christmas parties, anniversaries, and birthdays, or any other type of party. Banquet room has a private bar-stage area for a DJ or band and a large 18x16 foot dance floor. See website for banquet, luncheon, and hors d’oeuvre menus.

(715) 834-9234 • draganettis.com

Dunn County Fish And Game Association Banquet and Reception Center 1600 Pineview Ave., Menomonie

• 715-235-8155 • clubhouse@dunncountyfishandgame. com • dunncountyfishandgame.com Featuring a 350 capacity clubhouse: 200 seated upstairs, 150 seated downstairs. Amenities include fully licensed kitchen, full bar downstairs, extra portable bar, sound system, beautiful views, and much more.

Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 832-8836 • thefloriangardens.com Pick from multiple ballrooms for the atmosphere of your choice, anywhere from South of the Border to Winter Wonderland. The Florian Gardens’ catering specialists excel in creative meal planning that will delight you and your guests. Their outdoor gardens are a delightful place to hold the ceremony too.

Eagles Club Banquet Hall & Conference Center 2588

State Hwy 53, Chippewa Falls • 715-723-0172 • eaglesclubbanquethall.com • eaglesclubbanquethall.com Offering accommodations and services for special events, such as weddings and parties. Three spacious, elegant, newly refurbished banquet halls. Custom catering and full service bars available.

Four Corners 14982 Co. Hwy. S, Chippewa Falls • 715-

Eau Claire County Expo Center 5530 Fairview Dr., Eau

723-6783 • This classic diner provides a private party room and banquet services.

Claire • (715) 839-3755 • exposition.center@co.eauclaire.wi.us • expocenterec.com Your wedding day is an important celebration in your life that should not be forgotten. Let the Eau Claire Expo assist you in making your reception a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests. Accomodates up to 500.

Fox Run Tavern 1515 S. 65th Ave., Eau Claire • (715)

835-6489 • foxruntavern.com Weddings may rent the main bar area, plus the upper deck and underneath the deck. Seats 90 inside. Outdoor deck seats 30. No cost for rental. Must use their catering services.

Eau Claire Golf & Country Club 828 Clubview Ln., Altoona • (715) 836-8420 • events@ecgcc.com • ecgcc. com The Clubhouse’s upper level accomodates up to 250 guests. With a backdrop of  a beautiful stone fireplace, wood beamed ceilings and exquisitely crafted wood moldings, your  guests are sure to  enjoy the elegant, yet casual setting. Smaller occasions can be easily accommodated. Full service banquet-style catering. Perfect for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, and more. 

Govin’s Weddin’ Barn N6134 670th St., Menomonie • 715-231-2377 • jgovin@govinsfarm.com • govinsfarm. com Enjoy your special day in our rustic old barn, surrounded by all the beautiful old wood lit up by four chandeliers. The barn seats 225, is affordably priced, is 30 minutes from Eau Claire and one hour from the Twin Cities. Open for weddings May- October. Bring along your favorite cater. The barn is also available for graduations, anniversaries, meetings and other events.

Elks Lodge 402 3411 Stein Blvd., Eau Claire • (715) 834-4022 • elkslodge402@yahoo.com • elks.org Elk Lodge 402 boasts a two story building with the bar on the first floor. The upper room accommodates 150. The lower room accommodates 132. Outdoor deck available when weather permits.

Grand Occasions Event Center W16181 Hwy 10 / 53,

Osseo • (715) 597-2789 • info@osseogrand.com • osseogrand.com The main room is 3500 square feet, easily accommodating up to 350 guests, with 12 foot high ceilings and a built in 24’ x 24’ wood parquet dance floor. There is also an additional room of 1000 square feet with a vaulted ceiling available for a smaller parties or a break out room.

Emerald Ridge Weddings N3954 640th St., Menomonie • (715) 308-4868 or (715) 233-1281 • teresa@emeraldridgeweddings.com • emeraldridgeweddings.com Emerald Ridge Weddings is focused on providing highquality service and customer satisfaction.

Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-9000 • cvca.net Chippewa Falls’ beautiful Heyde Center overlooks downtown and features a gorgeous rentable auditorium that accommodates 256. The website provides a simple rate sheet for your review.

The Enchanted Barn 1543 6 1/2 Ave., Hillsdale • (715) 254-1557 • theenchantedbarn.com An 1880’s barn loft available Spring through Fall. The lower milking parlor is for cocktail hour mingling and coffee/cake after dinner, the loft is for dinner/dancing.

Hickory Hills Golf Course E4080 Hickory Rd., Eau Claire • 715-878-4543 • eventshhgc@gmail.com • golfhickoryhills.com Featuring a brand new 3-season pavilion that can be used for golf outings, weddings, and banquets. Providing full beverage service, catering, or any other service you may need in our lodge-style clubhouse, Hickory House, or throughout our award-winning course.

Epiphany Lutheran Church 3031 Epiphany Ln., Eau Claire • (715) 835-9155 • office@epiphanyec.org • epiphanyec.org Gymnasium seats 280, multipurpose room/sanctuary can seat 200. Composite gym floor good

OUR EAU CLAIRE LOCATION: 2807 East Hamilton Avenue. Eau Claire, WI Telephone: 715-832-4048 or 651-430-9654 • Email: buttercream.eauclaire@gmail.com • Website: www.buttercream.info.

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Historic Eau Claire Masonic Ballroom 616 Graham Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 456-2466 • info@masonicballroom.com • masonicballroom.com Elegant and spacious surroundings in downtown Eau Claire featuring a wedding chapel seating up to 400 and a grand ballroom seating 150-400, plus a spacious fireside lounge, spacious bride’s and groom’s rooms, and full beverage service. Holiday Inn <p>Eau Claire South 4751 Owen Ayres

Ct., Eau Claire • (715) 830-9889 • holidayinn.com/eauclairewi With over 3,500 square feet of striking banquet and meeting room facilities, the hotel is equipped with state of the art features conducive to meetings, receptions, weddings and other social gatherings. Catering provided by the adjacent Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com).

Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764 Cty Hwy

Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444 • horizonslounge. com Their large Banquet Room accommodates 280 people and features a full bar, stage, audio and visual options, large parking lot and is easy to find for those out of town guest. For smaller gatherings, a private dining room is available to groups of 40 or less.

Inn Greener Pastures 2594 Romanowski Ln., Chetek • 715-353-2697 • graceshervey@gmail.com • inngreenerpastures.net A converted barn-turned-pavilion makes for a great reception location. Choose from a variety of beautiful suites. The adjacent silo makes for a romantic bedroom suite as well. Catering services and cakes are available.  Lake Hallie Golf 2196 110th St., Chippewa Falls • 715-

861-5442 • lakehalliegolf.com Lake Hallie Golf’s clubhouse provides a fun sports bar atmosphere along side comfortable, casual dining. The Clubhouse offers ample room for large groups including dining room, bar, and outdoor deck. Outdoor events under tents with a tiki bar available. A variety of catering options available as well.

Lake Wissota Golf Course 16108 97th Ave. South,

Chippewa Falls • 1-888-382-4780 • info@lakewissotagolf.com • lakewissotagolf.com Lake Wissota Golf’s clubhouse offers an expansive ballroom and surrounding terrace, with talented on-site catering services and event staff.

The Lismore Gibson St., Eau Claire • events@the-

lismore.com • thelismore.com The Lismore is anticipated to open in the first quarter 2016 after extensive renovations, bringing a new hospitality experience to the revitalized downtown area.

Log Jam 709 South Broadway, Menomonie • 715235-0703 • info@logjambarandeatery.com • logjambarandeatery.com Log Jam offers an intimate and fun setting for guests with warm and cozy booths and a flourishing patio perfect for guests to socialize and enjoy themselves. Also featuring one on one planning, a full bar with an exceptional tap line, and delicious custom menus.

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Loopy’s Grill & Saloon 10691 Business 29, Chippewa

Falls • 715-723-5667 • loopy@723loop.com • 723loop. com/banquets.html Loopy’s hosts wedding receptions at the bar and in the Loopy’s Dome. Seating available for groups from 10 to 350. Enjoy sand volleyball courts, bean bag toss, a fire pit and a party tent. They are set up for live entertainment, DJs and bands with an excellent sound system.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E., Menomonie • (715) 235-9726 • info@mabeltainter.org • mabeltainter.org Say “I do” in Menomonie’s gorgeous Victorian theater. The theater seats 268 (188 main floor, 70 balcony) and the Public Room seats 100. A cocktail reception option available for up to 311 and a plated dinner reception is available for up to 120 with plenty of other accomodations for your convenience. The Maple Lounge 2507 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1998 • facebook.com/pages/Maple-LoungeCafe See contact info for details. Max’s Club 95 101 Sand Prarie Rd., Hixton • (715) 963-3191 • maxsclub95.com  Their spacious banquet room accommodates over 300 guests comfortably and features a stage, dance floor, adequate parking and a private bar area.  The room may be broken out into smaller areas for groups or meetings and can be set up according to the individual specifications of the group. Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire •

(715) 852-6000 Ext. 422 • tiffany@metropolisresort. com • metropolisresort.com Attendees to your wedding will have memories of Grandpa and your Uncle driving go-karts and your Mom going down the waterslide. Consider Metropolis Resort for your wedding reception, bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinner, gift opening, bridal shower, honeymoon suite, or entertainment for guests while they are in town.

Mona Lisa’s 428 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 839-8969

• ohmona@sbcglobal.net • monalisas.biz Their private room is ideal for corporate or social functions of 15 to 50 people for a sit down dinner. It can also accommodate up to 99 guests for light hor’dourves and cocktails.

Munson Bridge Winery W6462 Bridge Rd., Withee •

(715) 229-4501 • tmrhlnd@aol.com • munsonbridgewinery.com/EventRental Featuring a variety of packages including the Garden Party (15-20 guests), Honeysuckle Cove (35-40 guests), and two more locations for up to 180 guests: The Great Lawn and the 1910 Hayloft. Outside and tent wedding ceremony & receptions fit up to 250 guests. Visit online for more details.

Off Broadway Banquet Center 1501 N. Broadway St.,

Menomonie • (715) 233-3333 • jayouellette@offbroadwaybanquet.com • offbroadwaybanquet.com Seat up to 500 in a decorated banquet hall featuring a built in dance floor, full bar, and reasonably priced food and beverage. Smaller rooms for 5-100 also available, perfect for rehearsal dinners and gift openings. 

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Ojibwa Golf & Bowl 8140 136th St., Chippewa Falls • 715-723-8823 • info@ojibwagc.com • ojibwagc. com Accommodating groups up to 100 guests with ample indoor space and a beautiful patio deck looking out onto the golf course. The Oxford 1814 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire • (715)

839-8877 • info@ecct.org • ecct.org Auditorium available to rent seating 275. Limited bar plus service available. Ready for bands/DJs.

Pine Meadow Golf Club 4324 Fairfax Park Dr., Eau

Claire • 715-832-6011 • PineMeadowGolfClub@gmail. com • pinemeadowgolfclub.com Indoor and outdoor seating. See contact info for details.

Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Co. Trk. D, Menomonie • 715-235-9927, 715-235-4973 • PioneerGrill.com Agreat place for your private gatherings, office parties, company picnics, class reunions, family reunions, wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, and more. Welcoming groups of up to 1000. Pizza Ranch 2815 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire • 715-5144143 •

The Plaza Hotel & Suites 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-6498 • catering@plazaeauclaire.com • plazaeauclaire.com From the initial consult to your wedding day, The Plaza Hotel & Suites will coordinate your special day. Choose from one of four ballrooms, which can accommodate up to 650 guests. Space for bands and DJs is available, and a bar is set up in each room with a bartender provided. You can set up a tour to see for yourself why it continues to be one of the premier wedding venues in the Eau Claire area. Sammy’s Pizza 2812 London Rd., Eau Claire • (715)

8311-300 • mysammys.com Featuring a large back room with hookups for live music.

Schultz’s Country Barn 50996 N. Main St., Eleva • (715) 287-4684 • carann63@tcc.coop • schultzscountrybarn.com This lovely barn is optimized for wedding receptions looking for some rural charm. The hay barn

still has the hay conveyor, ladders and many of Elmer’s old tools hanging on the walls. The whole barn seats 200+, the large hay barn seats about 150, and the small straw barn seats about 50.

The sideBAR on Grand 115 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

• (715) 832-5478 • Girolamo’s Court’n House Bar and Grill’s sideroom is open for wedding receptions, retirement parties, business events, family reunions and more. Features a convenient kitchen in the back.

Skoog’s Parkside 932 N. Broadway St., Menomonie •

(715) 235-6124 • skoogsparkside.com Featuring a private dining room available for larger parties and banquet services.

Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 874-2900 • sleepinnsales@ rivercountrycoop.com • sleepinneauclaire.com Facility comfortably accomodates 400 guests plus many other services including professional staff, dance floor, cake cutting, wedding ceremony, and in-house catering which may be adapted to meet ethnic and dietary concerns. St. Mary’s Church and Community Center 1828 Lynn Ave., Altoona • (616) 295-0797 • andreahesssm@gmail. com • stmarys-altoona.com St. Mary’s Community Center is spacious and comfortable, seating up to 450.

beauty. The estate buildings are modeled after old-fashioned Adirondack cabins.

UW-Eau Claire Event Services Several locations available on the UW-Eau Claire campus • (715) 836-5631 • eventservices@uwec.edu • uwec.edu/eventservices/ Impeccable catering, brillant event production, state-of-theart facilities. UW-Stout Memorial Student Center 302 10th Ave.

E., Menomonie • (715) 232-2000 • mscreservations@ uwstout.edu • uwstout.edu Space for up to 1,000 with professional customized audio and lighting packages, elegant crystal ballrooms, a great hall with a build-in stage, nine breakout rooms, and a professional catering staff/executive chef with multiple menu items and service styles.

VFW Club Post 305 1300 Starr Ave., Eau Claire •

715-552-8438 • vfwclub305.com Banquet facilities for over 100. See contact info for details.VFW Post 7232 2900 W. Folsom St., Eau Claire • 715-832-3528 • vfwpost7232.org The hall provides space for 150 guests, with an available kitchen and dance area. Large outdoor

fenced area with pavilion in the rear available.

VisionQuest Entertainment Center N4439 440th St.,

Menomonie • (715) 235-7769 • vqfun.com VisionQuest may seat 500+ all on one main floor for easy access. They also have a huge built in Premium DJ Service with a computerized audio, light, and video experience plus a gaming area, redemption arcade, pool table, air hockey, large video screens with video monitors, and much more.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 832-4548 • ecwestgate@gmail.com • ecwestgate.com Offering two separate halls. They also offer an onsite PA system for your use and there is an LCD projector available for both halls. The large hall also offers a stage for your band or DJ. The large hall seats up to 400 people. The small hall seats up to 75 people. White’s Wildwood Retreat 18059 Cty Hwy OO, Chip-

pewa Falls • (715) 726-2068 • info@wwretreat.com • wwretreat.com Say your wedding vows under a vine covered arch in front of a woodlands backdrop of tall trees and plants. White’s Wildwood Resort offers an

Stella Blues 306 E Madison St., Eau Claire • (715) 8557777 • info@stellablues.biz • stellablues.biz One room upstairs flows from a larger room down toward the bar at the other end that has a cozy corner with red couches and furniture. There is a bar within the room. Bands/DJs may set up. Dance floor available. Outdoor patio available but cannot be rented exclusively. Stout’s Island Lodge 2799 27th Street, Birchwood •

715-354-3646 • events@stoutsislandlodge.com • stoutsislandlodge.com Offers an elegant yet relaxed setting with a selection of private event spaces for intimate groups of 10 people, to large tented weddings for up to 175 guests. Offers banquet services, a wide range of recreational activities, golf courses, and kids entertainment. Rich in history brimming with unique rustic charm and

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idyllic Wisconsin setting on your wedding day. Seating for your wedding guests on the lawn is virtually unlimited. Enjoy the quiet tranquility of the lush green, natural surroundings.

Wild Ridge Golf Course 3905 Kane Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 834-1766 and (715) 858-7960 • lisa@wildridgegolf.com • wildridgegolf.com An indoor banquet facility seats 300 and features views of the golf course, event patio, outdoor ceremony site, private bar, screens, audio system, and dance floor. Another three season pavilion accomodates 175, seats 100, features a spacious bar for 75, plus big screen TVs, and great views.

RI N GS A. Anderson Jewelers 300 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-7880 • AAndersonJewelers@gmail. com • aandersonjewelers.com Unique, handcrafted, custom made jewelry  from A. Anderson Jewelers allows you to create your very own, one-of-a-kind piece that will become a part of you and your family. Anshus Jewelers 300 Main St. E, Menomonie • (715) 2352220 • A great third-generation, family-owned jeweler. Casual Ore Formal 307 S. Farwell St., Ste. 301, Eau

Claire • (608) 780-2099 • Elizabeth@casualoreformal. com • CasualOreFormal.com Metalsmith Elizabeth R. Griggs creates alternative styles of jewelry utilizing bright variations of color while still embracing traditional styles with diamonds and gemstones. Griggs presents engagement rings, earrings, pendants, and so much more from copper, bronze, sterling silver, and white and yellow gold. Birch bark rings and rough diamonds are a specialty. Available by appointment.

Eric’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry 111 N. Bridge St.,

Chippewa Falls • 715-723-0180 • erics@ericsdiamonds.com • ericsdiamonds.com In business since 1990, Eric’s Diamonds is a family jewelry store servicing the greater Chippewa Valley, providing jewelry and services to fit your style.

Helzberg Diamonds Located in the Oakwood Mall,

4800 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 833-2322 • helzberg. com Since 1915, Helzberg Diamonds has been committed to providing our customers with unparalleled customer service, industry expertise and custom jewelry

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that makes that special someone say, “I Am Loved.”

Jacqueline Renee Jewelry • (715) 839-7470 • info@

jacquelinerenee.com • jacquelinerenee.com Graduate Gemologist Jacqueline Renee offers personal consultation via email or by appointment to create uniquely designed, handcrafted jewelry that fits your style and your budget.

Jewelry by Christianson Find this business on Facebook, Etsy, and Youtube • 715-577-0203 • rickc@jewelrybychristianson.com • jewelrybychristianson.com Rick Christianson is a former art teacher of 33 years whose designs range from recognizable abstractions of nature and natural objects to fun and interesting arrangements of both organic and geometric shapes. Kay Jewelers Located in the Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 833-0522 • kay.com Kay’s highly trained sales team, excellent merchandise assortment, and 90 years of experience have made them the number one specialty jewelry brand in the United States. Lasker Jewelers 3705 Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 835-5914 • laskers.com Lasker Jewelers is a family owned fine jewelry store that has served Eau Claire, Wisconsin since 1928 and Rochester, Minnesota since 1972. Marlor Jewelry 806 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 831-6303 • marlorinc@sbcglobal.net • facebook.com/ MarlorJewelry  Providing fine quality, contemporary jewelry and gift items, finely crafted custom work and on-site repair service. Robert Giede Design 2321 S. Broadway, Menomonie • (715) 235-7766 • info@robertgiededesign.com • robertgiededesign.com Bob Giede is an accomplished designer and goldsmith. With a signature style that is clean and flowing, with asymmetrical and softened geometrical lines, the result is one-of-a-kind jewelry that reflects the customer’s taste and style. He can also help customers create jewelry from their old unused gold jewelery. Rogers & Hollands Located in the Oakwood Mall, 4800

Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 831-9800 • rogersandhollands.com Rogers & Hollands has jewelry for all of life’s milestones including engagements, weddings, birthdays, and holidays. Family-owned and operated since 1910, they pride themselves on their knowledgeable staff, outstanding guest service and breadth of selection.

Smithery II Jewelers & Designers 1431 Broadway St.,

Menomonie • (715) 235-4404 • smithery@wwt.net • smithery2jewelers.com No gimmicks here; look forward to intelligent help and a real sense of value with Smithery II Jewelers.

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Williams Diamond Center Inc. 2823 London Rd. #4, Eau Claire • (715) 834-9929 • info@williamsdiamond. com • williamsdiamond.com Stunning selection for the bride and groom as well as thoughtful gifts for the bridal party. Your jewelry store for all of life’s landmarks. Zales Jewelers Located at the Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 835-5004 • zales.com Although predominantly known as a leading jeweler in regional malls, Zales Jewelers also offers a large selection of merchandise online.

s uppl i e s 50-50 Factory Outlet 3315 State Road 93, Eau Claire • (715) 833-0019 • 5050factoryoutlet.com This store is a great place to shop for a wedding, bachelorette party or a bridal shower. 50-50 Factory Outlet also offers a wide selection of party supplies, greeting cards and novelty gifts. A1 Express Rental Center 2515 Mall Dr., Eau Claire •

(715) 834-2727 • a1expressrental.com Choose from an assortment tents, fine china, chocolate fountains, arches, and much more. A Wedding and Party Specialist will assist in rental and planning.

Awards & More 2425 Seymour Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 839-8666 and (888) 811-2020 • awards@awardsandmore.com • awardsandmore.com Featuring flasks, cake cutters, fancy mugs and glasses and more. Big Dot of Happiness 412 Technology Dr. E., Menomonie • 800-274-4282 • Smiles@BigDotOfHappiness.com • bigdotofhappiness.com Beautifully crafted invitations and address labels to make sure that your guests are blown away from the very start. Set a table that’s as stylish as the rest of your party space with bridal shower tableware. Each collection includes coordinating dinner plates, dessert plates, napkins, banners, candy, and so much more.

Briggs Tent & Party Rental 3350 Horlacher Ln.,

Eau Claire • (715) 839-0218 and (800) 281-7070 • briggstent.com This large party rental company offers extensive supplies of tables, linens, gazebos, tents, dance floors, lighting and more. Choose from multiple curated packages perfect for your wedding or other event’s unique design needs. 

Countryside Cooperative Ace Rental Place (Main

Complex), 514 East Main St.,  Durand • (715) 6728947, (800) 236-7585 // Ace Rental Place, 735 E. Main St., Mondovi • (715) 926-4214 // Ace Rental Place, Hwy 35 & Prairie St., Pepin • 715-442-2009• info@CountrysideCoop.com • countrysidecoop.com  While they primarily rent out industrial equipment, Countryside Co-Op also rents chairs, party tanks, roasters, tables, tents, and coffee pots.

Le Jour Designs N7391 County Rd. F, Menomonie

• 715-379-7499 • Teresa@LeJourDesigns.com • LeJourDesigns.com Elegant ceiling decor to compliment the look you want for your day. Providing an elegant, chandelier canopy over you and your guests. Chair covers also available for rental.

North Country Enterprises • 715-289-4632 • ncein-

fo.4632@gmail.com • northcountryenterprises.com Offering tents, pipe and drapery, tables, chairs and skirting rentals, plus event set up and take down.

Rock n Roll To Go Plus 6517 Pleasant View St., Eau

Claire • (715) 839-7951 and (800) 799-4386 • rnrtogo. com Providing quality DJ entertainment, Vegas nights, limos, tents, inflatables, mechanical bulls, searchlights, photobooths, and more for over 25 years.

UBR: Ultimate Bouncy House Rentals Eau Claire •

(715) 379-5396 • ultimatebouncyhouserentals.com Competitively priced bouncy house rentals for the ultimate party. Locally owned and operated. A portion of proceeds are donated to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

TRANSPORTATION Knight Rider Limo 433 E. Chippewa St., Cadott • 715-

289-3434, 800-944-2006 • reservations@knightriderlimo.com • knightriderlimo.com Providing  customers with competitive pricing, professional, courteous service and knowledge of the business. Pick from the 12-passenger Lincoln Town Car, 14-passenger Expedition, an 18- or 22-passenger LimBUSine I or III, a 20-passenger LimBUSine I, a 26 passenger LimBUSine II, or the 30-passenger LimBUSine IV.

ACME Party Bus Eau Claire • (715) 829-1931 • acmepartybus@gmail.com • acmepartybus.com Serving Eau Claire and the surrounding areas. Chubb’s Party Bus & Dick’s Limo Service 10 S Main St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 579-5280 • chubbspartybusrental.com  Providing you with transportation to all of your events in style. Chubb’s party busses welcome 1430 passengers. Limo options also available.

ing comfort or safety with on time, safe, reliable transportation.

Mr. Limo 3234 Melby St., Eau Claire • (715) 831-9337

• cbarka@charter.net • mrlimoofeauclaire.net As Eau Claire’s full service ground transportation service, Mr. Limo offers an impressive fleet of vehicles for 10-14 people. From executive sedan to stretch limos, rides feature professional drivers and great customer service.

Right Way Shuttle Inc. 128 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 210-6791 • info@rightwayshuttle.com • rightwayshuttle.com Recognizable as the “blue blue busses” in the area, Right Way’s party busses seat 30, or 40, or 46 passengers. All busses feature a CD player and rope lighting. The 30- and 40-passenger busses have a party pole. The 30 passenger bus has poker tables.  Saddle Pals Inc. N2539 County Road Y, Menomonie •

(715) 664-8340 • Hire a horse-drawn carriage for wedding day transport.

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Cody Limousines S. 5675 Cty Rd. B, Eau Claire • (715)

577-7777 • codylimousines.com Featuring a 6-passenger Excalibur classic limo, a Pink Ribbon limo, a 10-passenger Elegant 10,a 14-passenger super stretch H1 Hummer, a 22-passenger Lincoln Navigator, a 22-passenger Shadow limo bus, plus Cadillac DTS and Escalade ESV options.

Eau Claire Party Bus & Limo 716 Fountain St., Eau

Claire • (715) 271-7019 • info@eauclairepartybuslimo. com • eauclairepartybuslimo.com Provide transportation to almost anywhere you want to go with  14- and 20-passenger limo busses. Busses come with a stereo (with iPod and MP3 hookups), LED lighting, bar area with cooler, party pole, and more.

In Style Limousine 1316 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • (715)

833-7504 • czarjzan04@yahoo.com • instylelimollc. com Guaranteeing  to provide the highest quality limousine service in the Chippewa Valley and surrounding areas for the most reasonable rate without compromis-

AAA World Wide Travel 3430 Oakwood Hills Pwky, Eau Claire • (715) 836-8640, 800-236-0018 • wisconsin.aaa.com Destinations Unlimited Travel Professionals W2680 Comings Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 834-5999 •

Elite Travel Service 8795 164th St., Chippewa Falls • 715-861-3469 •

Higgins Travel Leaders 2514 Golf Rd., Eau Claire •

(715) 834-2686, 800-274-7790 • infoec@higginstravel. com • higginstravel.com

Holiday Vacations 2727 Henry Ave., Eau Claire • (800) 826-2266 • info@holidayvacations.net • holidayvacations.net With over 40 years in the travel business, Holi-

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day Vacations features air, rail, cruise and motorcoach guided vacations with thorough and helpful personalized service in a comfortable and informative environment.

Red Cedar Travel 1311 Broadway St. N., Menomonie • (715) 235-8870 •

Thorpe Tours 916 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire •

715-552-5252, 866-553-TOUR • thorpetours@att.net • thorpetours.com

Travel Leaders Chippewa Falls 31 E. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9352 • chippewafallswi. vacation.travelleaders.com

Tuxedos & T u x r e ntal s Allure Premiere Event Florists 1802 B Stout Rd.,

Menomonie • (715) 235-0902 • Lacy@AllureEventFlorists.com, Tuxedos@AllureEventFlorists.com • allureeventflorists.com Allure Premiere Event Florists offer exquisite wedding flowers, tuxedo rental packages, table decor & rental collections and customized event styling to make sure each detail of your wedding day is magical and memorable.

Foreign 5’s Bridal Sweet 123 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6389 ext. 3 • foreign5.com Your onestop shop for wedding attire, Foreign 5’s carries formal wear, bridal gowns, tuxedos, accessories, and invitations, plus free services including Wedding gown and bridesmaid dress storage, dress pressings, tuxedo alterations, and more. Marry Go Round Occasions + The Prom Place + The Dress All in one location at 3172 London Rd.,

Eau Claire • (715) 832-8815 • info@marrygoround. com • marrygoround.com Featuring mother-of-the-bride dresses, wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, tuxedos, prom dresses and accessories such as shoes, jewelry, veils and handbags. Appointments preferred. Carrying a wide variety of the  latest men’s formal wear for the

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Men’s Wearhouse 4619 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire

• (715) 831-8457 • menswearhouse.com Visit in person or online and build your tux today.

Muldoon’s Men’s Wear 1506 S Hastings Way, Eau

Claire • (715) 832-3502 • info@muldoons.com • muldoons.com Many brands, sizes and styles. Locally owned  

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Always Over the Top Photography 2806 Nimitz St., Eau

Claire • (715) 552-2761 • drsteinke@yahoo.com • alwaysoverthetopphotography.com Dennis & Kathe Steinke We are a husband and wife team with more than 25 years of photography experience and over 40 years of marriage.

Beyond Photography Studio Located in the Bridal Shoppe Plaza 2737 London Rd., Eau Claire • 715-5144848 • beyond.photography@hotmail.com • photographybeyond.com Customizable packages involving a mother-daughter team of capturing the best wedding moments with photography, videography, or both. EZ New Media • (715) 962-4660 • ezlink.net EZ New

Media provides a variety of video, Internet and audio services. No-obligation quotations available.

Freedom Videography Eau Claire • 630-209-6680 •

chris@freedomvideography.com • freedomvideography. com Freedom Videography provides quality affordable HD wedding videography in Wisconsin and Minnesota. They also design a website for each and every bride and groom they film.

Iconostar Productions LLC Eau Claire • (715) 835-

6446 • iconostar@yahoo.com • Iconostar.com Awardwinning filmmaker & videographer with professional experience since 1986. Offering the best in high-definition video production. Specializing in videography &

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photography of weddings, documentaries, events, photomontages, depositions, etc.

Lasting Images Videography 2837 5th St., Eau Claire • (715) 309-9601 • beau@livwedding.com • livwedding. com Whether you are getting ready for your wedding and are looking for a photographer or videographer, need a promotional video for your business or church group, or are just looking to convert your old slides, film, or tape to DVD, Lasting Images Videography will produce a product that will exceed your expectations. Main Line Media Productions Eau Claire • (715) 3799980 • info@mlmediaproductions.com • mlmediaproductions.com Specializing in wedding video services in Wisconsin and Minnesota and providing a multitude of other video and audio production and editing services. Moments Video Productions N1824 950th St., Eau

Claire • (715) 828-3258 • Rich@MomentsVideoProductions.com • momentsvideoproductions.com Creating wedding videos, wedding day edits, and photo montages.

ShowTime Entertainment River Falls • 715-821-1100

• tony@showtimeentertainmentllc.com • showtimeentertainmentdj.com Featuring services including DJ and light show, social hour/dinner music, photo montage/ slideshow, videography, photo booth, and ceremony sound.

Studio One Teleproductions 2904 Moon Ave., Eau

Claire • (715) 832-4677, 877-699-8066 • info@studioone.us • studio-one.us Specializes in photo montages of wedding receptions.

Thomas Video Studio 3621 E Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 832-4349 • thomasvideostudio@clearwire.net • thomasvideostudio.com For nearly 30 years, Thomas Video Studio has served thousands of customers with award-winning video production services, as well as offering the very best in personal customer service. Zich Designs E13680 Stelter Rd., Fall Creek • (715) 577-0510 • ZichJu@Yahoo.com • ZichDesigns.com Jus-

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tin’s passionate about creating a personal relationship with his clients. His love for wedding photojournalism and easy-going personality combine to provide his clients with images that will truly last a lifetime

WEDDI N G C EREM O N Y LOCATIONS Cabin Ridge Rides 4271 220th St., Cadott • (715) 723-9537

• cabinridgerides@aol.com • cabinridgerides.com Enjoy a natural wooded setting for your special day. Couples may have a wedding and reception at Cabin Ridge or just the reception. The price is a per person cost and includes the wagon ride, facility use, meal and beverage.

Cottage Winery and Vineyard N7391 County Road

F, Menomonie • 715-864-8898 • Info@CottageWineryAndVineyard.com • cottage-wine.com At first glance, you’ll notice the quaint, 1800’s style, European cottages nestled into the countryside and be transported back into time. At closer look, you’ll notice the young vineyard on a gently sloping hillside, large cave doors adorning a charming stone bridge, and a magical waterfall with a brook that pools into a wishing pond. There are also sites for weddings tucked into our hillsides. Inside the cottage, you’ll find a tasting bar with delicious wines from Wisconsin, and around the world.

from the Twin Cities. Open for weddings May- October. Bring along your favorite cater. The barn is also available for graduations, anniversaries, meetings and other events.

Max’s Club 95 101 Sand Prarie Rd., Hixton • (715) 963-3191 • maxsclub95.com Their spacious banquet room accommodates over 300 guests comfortably and features a stage, dance floor, adequate parking and a private bar area.  The room may be broken out into smaller areas for groups or meetings and can be set up according to the individual specifications of the group. Munson Bridge Winery W6462 Bridge Rd., Withee •

(715) 229-4501 • tmrhlnd@aol.com • munsonbridgewinery.com/EventRental Featuring a variety of packages including the Garden Party (15-20 guests), Honeysuckle Cove (35-40 guests), and two more locations for up to 180 guests: The Great Lawn and the 1910 Hayloft. Outside and tent wedding ceremony & receptions fit up to 250 guests. Visit online for more details.

Unity Peace Garden 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire •

715-836-0010 • unityec@sbcglobal.net • unityeauclaire. org Outdoor wedding facility with indoor Sanctuary in case Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate. Seats 150+. Your officiant or contract with ours. Bridal room; groom’s room, kitchen use, on-site Garden Manager.

White’s Wildwood Retreat 18059 Cty Hwy OO, Chip-

County of Eau Claire Parks • (715) 839-4783 • parks-

pewa Falls • (715) 726-2068 • info@wwretreat.com • wwretreat.com Say your wedding vows under a vine covered arch in front of a woodlands backdrop of tall trees and plants. White’s Wildwood Resort offers an idyllic Wisconsin setting on your wedding day. Seating for your wedding guests on the lawn is virtually unlimited. Enjoy the quiet tranquility of the lush green, natural surroundings.

Dixon’s Apple Orchard • (715) 313-0315 • dixonsap-

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forest@co.eau-claire.wi.us • co.eau-claire.wi.us; eccountyparks.com Rental locations include Lake Altoona County Park (604 Beach Rd., Altoona), Lake Eau Claire County Park (E19230 Cty Rd. SD, Augusta), Tower Ridge Recreation Area Chalet (955 S. 82nd Ave., Eau Claire), and more.

ples.com The rustic charm of a simpler time creates the perfect setting for a special day you’ll never forget. The intense beauty found in this peaceful location will make the most extraordinary pictures your family & friends will ever see.

Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 832-8836 • thefloriangardens.com Pick from multiple ballrooms for the atmosphere of your choice, anywhere from South of the Border to Winter Wonderland. The Florian Gardens’ catering specialists excel in creative meal planning that will delight you and your guests. Their outdoor gardens are a delightful place to hold the ceremony too. Govin’s Weddin’ Barn N6134 670th St., Menomonie • 715-231-2377 • jgovin@govinsfarm.com • govinsfarm.com  Enjoy your special day in our rustic old barn, surrounded by all the beautiful old wood lit up by four chandeliers. The barn seats 225, is affordably priced, is 30 minutes from Eau Claire and one hour

Amaresa’s N4791 Street Road 25, #531, Menomonie

• (715) 235-3038 • rtbiederman@charter.net At Amaresa’s, they take the stress and hassle out of event planning, decorating, rentals, and cleanup.

KNOTS of Bliss L.L.C. Eau Claire • (715)-579-6766 •

info@knotsofbliss • knotsofbliss.com Brings a modern and fresh approach to planning, coordinating and designing weddings. KNOTS of Bliss will assist you to make your wedding day extraordinary. Services offered include total wedding planning, day-of coordination, and customized packages.

Sweet Symbol Eau Claire • sweetsymbol.com Smallscale wedding consultant that will work within any budget. Will coordinate your special day to give you a personalized experience. Will work with you from beginning to end along every stage of the timeline to make your event magical without worrying you over it at all.

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