Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does booking work?
A. Dates are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tentative holds are allowed for a 72 hour period in order to review the contract. To secure a date, Northern Haus must receive a completed and signed contract with a deposit of 50% towards the final fee. Deposits and payments are non-refundable.
Q. What is your pricing?
A. Please follow the link below to request pricing info:
Q. Will the Venue or property be shared with another Wedding?
A. No. The entire 30 acre property and Venue are exclusive for your event.
Q. How many guests can Northern Haus accommodate?
A. Northern Haus can accommodate weddings with up to 300 guests.
Q. How many hours does the rental fee cover?
A. We want you to have enough time to truly enjoy your dream day. The rental fee reserves the Venue and grounds for 11 hours. Evening events begin at 12pm and an end at 11:30pm. Music will end by 11pm and guests must depart by 11:30pm, but for an additional fee, you can continue until 12:30am.
Q. What else does the rental fee include?
A. The rental fee includes the use of the Venue (air conditioned and heated), surrounding 30 acres of land, fully wooded ceremony and cocktail hour retreat, outside covered patio with picturesque views, round 60” tables that seat 8, chairs for 300, access to Luxury Suite and Prep Quarters, coat check, parking lot, and valet staff upon request. We do not provide plates or silverware. For an additional fee, Northern Haus offers endless options for table linens, overlays, runners, napkins, placemats and chargers.
Q. Does Northern Haus offer indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces?
A. Northern Haus is a blank slate on which to design your perfect event. We have multiple outdoor ceremony options including a 10 acre wooded forest retreat perfect for private ceremonies. Indoor weddings will require at least a partial space flip after the ceremony. The outdoor covered porch and Northern Wing can be used for cocktail hour after the ceremony in order to accommodate the flip.
Q. Do you operate with a preferred list of vendors?
A. Northern Haus works with a preferred list of catering vendors. If you would like to use a caterer that is not on our exclusive list, a fee will be applied and approval prior to booking is required. Northern Haus is thrilled to share our list of preferred vendors, whom we have compiled for a completely stress free planning process for our guests.
Q. Does Northern Haus offer bar services?
A. Yes, Northern Haus simplifies your planning by providing all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for your event. Last call will occur 30 minutes prior to the event’s close, with the bar closing fifteen minutes after last call. Per Wisconsin State law, outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the Northern Haus property. For Friday and Saturday celebrations, please be aware of our beverage minimum. Contact us for additional details.
Q. What time can our vendors arrive and set up?
A. Vendors may arrive at Northern Haus as early as 10am on event days. Décor and items brought in must be removed 30 minutes after your event closes. You can choose to remove the items yourself, or ask our staff to pack your décor so you can focus on continuing your celebration. Deliveries are accepted the day of the event after 10am. All items brought in on the event day must be removed 30 minutes after the rental period end time.
Q. What is the payment schedule?
A. 50% of the total rental agreement (including service fees and tax) is due upon reserving the Venue. The remaining balance and any extras (beverages, golf cart rental, décor clean up, etc.) are due 30 days before the event date. A credit card is required to hold on file for the duration of your event.
Q. What are the Northern Haus décor restrictions?
A. Decor may not be hung by nails, staples, or screws. Material allowed on the walls, floors, or wood pillars includes adhesive stage, drafting, painters, or gaffer tape. All other decorations must be freestanding. Candles are allowed enclosed in glass, with the flame safely 2” below the top of the glass container. Northern Haus is unable to accommodate fireworks, glitter, confetti, rice, bird seed, balloons, lanterns, or potpourri.
Q. Do you offer on-site wedding coordination? If so, what services are included and is there an additional charge for them? How much assistance can I get with the setup/décor?
A. A wedding coordinator is not included in the rental agreement, however Northern Haus offers day-of coordination packages as an add-on. We also work with preferred, full-service planners.
Q. Are we allowed rehearsal time at Northern Haus?
A. Yes, the rental fee includes a one-hour rehearsal time. Rehearsal times are based on venue availability. If an event is booked the evening before your rental, the booked event will take precedence and your rehearsal time will be scheduled for the morning of your event or an alternate day of the week, per your preference. Your rehearsal date and time will be confirmed 30 days prior to your event.
Q. What are the Luxury Suite and Prep Quarters?
A. The Luxury Suite and Prep Quarters are private spaces for the couple to get ready for the ceremony in style and comfort. Located on the second floor of the Venue, the Luxury Suite includes a full bathroom, five makeup counters, full-length mirrors, champagne/coffee bar, and lounge chairs. The separate Prep Quarters, located on the first floor at the opposite side of the Venue features a lounge chairs, benches, flat screen TV, mini fridge, wet bar and a comfortable space to relax.
Q. What is the clean up policy?
A. Don’t worry about cleanup on your wedding night! The service fee ensures that Northern Haus handles sweeping, mopping, and table and chair storage. Clients must comply with Post Event requirements. All items brought by you, your vendors, or your guests are to be removed from the indoor space 30 minutes after the end of your rental period. Catering vendors must leave the catering kitchen in the same condition as when they entered. Northern Haus is committed to making your dream wedding as easy as possible - talk to us about the décor cleanup package.
Q. What is included in the Décor Clean up Package?
A. When your reception is winding down, the last thing you want to worry about is cleanup. Northern Haus gets it. Let us pack up all of your décor and have it ready, loaded up for you for next day pick up. Package starts at $500. Please email us for more details.
Q. What parking accommodations does Northern Haus offer?
A. The Northern Haus parking lot can accommodate up to 110 cars. Valet parking is available upon request. Guests may park in the lot or proceed to the door for valet. It is customary for guests to tip valet personnel upon leaving. Clients may pre-pay gratuity for their guests if desired.
Q. Do you have lighting for outdoor events?
A. We have permanent porch lights and exterior Venue lights that can be utilized if desired.
Q. Is your venue ADA accessible?
A. The first floor of Northern Haus is ADA accessible. Our priority is to accommodate everyone, and we are happy to work with you to ensure all guests are comfortable.
Q. What is your policy regarding setup or cleanup outside the rental agreement hours?
A. In order to give every couple sole use of the Venue and grounds on their wedding day, we cannot offer setup before the agreed rental period. Extra hours outside the rental period may be purchased at an additional $250 per hour.
Q. Do I meet with someone prior to the event?
A. Northern Haus will always make sure you are fully prepared for your event. We will meet with you on two separate occasions: The first around 3 months prior to your event to obtain a full vendor list and secure your beverage and linen selections, and the second at 2 weeks prior to discuss final details, layouts, and guest count.
Q. If it looks like rain on the day of my event, can I move it indoors?
A. If weather is a concern, a final decision on moving your event inside must be made by 10am the day before. Please keep in mind that if your guest list exceeds 150, arrangements will need to be made for the catering staff to perform a space flip after the ceremony.