Make your dreams come true with an unforgettable wedding at The Abbey Resort
Your wedding - it's one of the most important landmarks in a lifetime. Our wedding professionals will assist you in every step of the planning, from deciding the venue to selecting the menu - no detail is too small. Make it a Destination Wedding and we can put together an exciting package for your wedding party, including bridal spa services at the award-winning onsite Avani Spa, arranging for a day-after champagne brunch, reserving hotel room blocks for your guests, and more. Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering of your closest friends and family in our private Porto setting, or planning a lavish extravaganza in the Harbor Ballroom, your once-in-a-lifetime wedding on the shores of Lake Geneva will fit your unique vision and taste.
Unique Ceremony Venues
Casual or formal, intimate or extravagant, The Abbey has the perfect spot to say "I Do"
Where do you see yourself when you take your vows? In a gazebo in the midst of lush green foliage, in front of a rustic stone fireplace, or along the shores of the sparkling waters of Lake Geneva? Any of these can be possible at The Abbey. Whether you're planning a small ceremony with your closest family and friends or if you're inviting your entire Facebook friends list, we have just the location for you.
Customized Reception Catering
Weddings are not one size fits all...just as each relationship is unique, so is the menu.
Imagine a cocktail reception with butler passed hors d'oeuvres on our harbor patio as the sun sets behind you. As that ends, you move to our stunning newly-renovated West Shore Pavilion, personalized to fit your unique style, where your guests dine on delicious entrees and dance the night away. Make your "big day" everything you imagined by customizing your meal to fit you. Whether you choose a seated three-course dinner, a bountiful buffet, or unique food stations, your expectations in presentation and quality will be exceeded. Add on a cocktail reception or late night snacks to complete the evening.
Contact one of our wedding professionals at 262-275-9052 to discuss our venues and menu options.
Everything from an intimate lakeside ceremony to a lavish ballroom reception
At The Abbey Resort, your wedding dreams can come true whether you’re looking for a gazebo ceremony surrounded by lush greenery or a fantastic celebration in our newly renovated West Shore Pavilion. We can accommodate large guest lists of hundreds as well as smaller parties of your closest family and friends. Choose from our beautifully appointed ballrooms, pavilion, outdoor patios, gazebos, or our historic A-frame. All sites feature the dedication of a full staff and the delicious culinary expertise of our award-winning chefs.
West Shore Pavilion
With beautiful views of our beautifully landscaped grounds, our newly renovated West Shore Pavilion is the perfect setting for your wedding or reception. Adorned with chandeliers and surrounded by lush greenery, this climate controlled facility features high ceilings and tall windows that seem to bring the outdoors in. The polished concrete floor is perfect for dancing the night away with family and friends. In addition, an attached private patio with café lights and private bonfire pit provides the ideal spot for nighttime picture taking.
The ultimate atmosphere for the perfect day, the Harbor Ballroom features state-of-the-art facilities and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the breathtaking harbor. With 10,150 square feet of majestic splendor, The Abbey Resort's Harbor Ballroom will make a memorable impression on your wedding guests.
This is a venue like no other. Located in our historic wooden A-frame with views overlooking the harbor, Porto is the ideal location for rehearsal dinners, small wedding receptions or ceremonies. The beautiful fireplace and three levels of seating along with wrought iron chandeliers complete this unique setting.
This seasonal ceremony site is an ideal location for saying "I do". Sitting just a few feet from the water's edge and surrounded by beautiful flora, the Harbor Gazebo is a favorite of many Abbey brides and photographers.
Located steps away from our West Shore Pavilion, this seasonal ceremony site is an enchanting location to take your vows. Set amongst the trees at the edge of our property, this location creates a fairy tale-like setting where you can start your “Happily Ever After.”
With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking our Harbor Patio and a rustic stone fireplace, this venue is ideal for smaller indoor wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The perfect space for a cocktail reception after saying "I do." Treat your guests to a stunning harbor view as you get the party started.
Make it a weekend getaway for all to remember
Too often, wedding guests rush to arrive for the ceremony on time before enjoying the reception and hurrying back to their busy lives the next day. Make it a weekend experience for all to remember by offering plenty of activities, both on-site and nearby, so your guests can make a mini-vacation out of your destination wedding! Relax with your attendants by the indoor sunlit pool atrium between spa services, enjoy a sunset cruise on the lake or a round of golf with your guests, and finish off the weekend with a gift opening brunch complete with a mimosa toast to the happy couple. Contact one of our Wedding Professionals at 800-709-1323 to start planning the destination wedding of your dreams.
For a destination wedding complete with the romance and charm of a picturesque waterfront venue but without the hassle of complicated travel, The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa provides the perfect setting on the sparkling shores of Lake Geneva right in the heart of the Midwest.
The Abbey Resort offers customizable menus and venues tailored for rehearsal dinners of all sizes. After the traditional rehearsal is over, thank your attendants and family for their participation by hosting a lively cookout on our Harbor Patio overlooking the boats in Abbey Harbor, an elegant dinner in the intimate setting of Porto located within the dramatically sloping beams of The Abbey’s iconic A-frame, or really wow your guests with a quintessentially Lake Geneva experience by picking them up by boat just steps from the doors of The Abbey Resort for a private sunset dinner boat cruise.
Don't cut your celebration short! Round out your wedding weekend with your family and friends by saying goodbye in a relaxed, casual day-after brunch or gift opening to serve as a nice balance to the formality of the prior evening’s celebration. At The Abbey Resort, a laid-back and themed gathering, such as a red and white Badger theme or a playful Bears / Packers rivalry theme, is a popular way for couples to celebrate what makes their relationship truly unique and provides a chance to celebrate returning home to begin their happily ever after!
Take the stress out of your guests' minds by reserving a block of rooms at the very same site as all of your wedding festivities. Overnight room accommodations at The Abbey feature plush bedding and amenities such as Internet access, flat screen TVs and in-room refrigerators so your guests are sure to enjoy their time without ever feeling rushed or worrying about transportation to the wedding events.
Full-service Salon and Spa On-site
You won't have to leave the resort to get camera ready for your big day. Avani Spa has a full menu of salon services to leave you looking radiant. Whether you are looking for a formal updo or a casual flowing look, our professional hairstylists will create the style you have dreamed of, and bring out your inner beauty with a makeup application featuring jane iredale® Cosmetics.
Avani Spa also has special packages available for our brides and wedding parties. Look and feel your best for your wedding day with a year long program of services and treatments, or thank your attendants with some pampering at Avani Spa. Call Lisa Colbert in our spa to set up your wedding packages at 800-709-1323.
Bachelor / Bachelorette Celebrations
Consider arriving with your closest friends a few days before your guests to enjoy a bachelor or bachelorette party complete with live music, drinks, dining and dancing all on-site, or head into downtown Lake Geneva for additional nightlife options. During the day, soak up the sun on beautiful Lake Geneva, sip cocktails poolside, golf at some of Wisconsin's most beautiful courses, and enjoy a day of pampering at Avani Spa. Gather up your crew and head to the lake for an unforgettable bachelor / bachelorette experience.
Not only can your guests enjoy all of the amenities offered at The Abbey Resort, they can also take in the full Lake Geneva experience by heading out to enjoy any of the numerous activities in the nearby area. From boat rentals and paddle boarding, to golf and zip-lining, or even tasting their way around local breweries, restaurants, and confectionaries, your friends and family will have plenty of stories to tell from their time enjoying Lake Geneva as part of your destination wedding.
From florists to photographers, we work with some of the best!
Our Wedding Professionals at The Abbey Resort have planned countless successful wedding events. We've developed positive working relationships with several area wedding vendors including photographers, bakeries, florists, entertainment and more. We are more than happy to help you with your Lake Geneva, Wisconsin wedding planning and we're here to help you with every step and detail. To get started, we've listed the vendors who are familiar with our venues and facilities. Take a look at what they have to offer for your big day.
Do you charge a site fee or ceremony fee?
Yes, we do charge ceremony fees or site fees. The wedding package price per person is exclusive of a wedding ceremony. The ceremony, cocktail, dinner, and dancing locations are outlined in your proposal.
What is a Food & Beverage minimum?
Your food and beverage minimum is determined by your Wedding Sales Manager and is based on the anticipated number of guests, your anticipated food and beverage spend, as well as the date and time of year you are considering. The Food & Beverage minimum is the amount required to spend on food and beverage for your event. Anything that is non-food or beverage related (PSAV / charges, labor fees, etc.) does not go towards the food and beverage minimum. Your food and beverage minimum does not include tax or service charges.
Do you have a curfew/noise ordinance?
Our ballroom was designed in a way that allows you to enjoy your event until 2:00AM, however, our liquor license does not permit the service of alcohol after 1:00AM. Any events taking place in the outdoor areas have a curfew of 10:00PM. Our Pavilion curfew is 12midnight .Please note our wedding packages are based on a number of hours. You may extend your event to up to 8 hours, but additional charges will be incurred. If you decide to hold an after-party in one of our ballrooms, alcohol service must conclude at 1:00AM and a 15 minute grace period will be given to vacate the premises.
Do you offer additional events besides the ceremony and reception?
Yes, there are a variety of options for Welcome Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons and Wedding Brunches that can be held at a number of unique settings within the hotel.
What if I am checking into my complimentary room on the same day of the wedding?
Check-in is at 4:00pm. Due to demand, you will likely be unable to get into your room prior to 4:00pm.
How long before an event can we access the reception to add décor, etc?
We allow for set-up to begin at 10:00AM on the day of your event. If the venue is available 5 days prior to your event, we allow you all day (or the day before, based on availability) for loading and setup at no additional charge. The Abbey Resort would not be responsible for loss or stolen items.
Are we required to use your preferred vendors?
No, but we have vendors that are exclusive to our property. Our preferred vendors have had a great deal of success with past clients and are incredibly familiar with our venue parameters and protocols. We revisit our list each year so that we recommend only the best! Although these vendors are highly recommended, they are not required. PSAV is our exclusive audio visual vendor and they provide the complimentary sound system for the wedding ceremony* and would be the provider for any audio-video screens, etc. Their final pricing is added to your banquet bill to avoid paying two vendors. Your band/DJ/entertainment company is able to provide their own sound system, but cannot provide any ambient lighting (aside from intelligent/smart lighting for their “show/performance”).
Are we required to hire a wedding planner?
At least a day-of or month-of planner or coordinator is required for your wedding day. You will have an Wedding Sales Manager from the hotel who will provide all of the wedding weekend coordination for the hotel details of your event up until the wedding day. We must note that there are big differences between a wedding planner and an event manager from the hotel and we want to be sure your expectations are met!
Your Wedding Sales Manager is responsible for everything that specifically relates to the venue (i.e. tables, chairs, hotel linens, food, etc.). Our focus is to make sure that kitchen and wait staff are scheduled and the room set up according to the agreed upon floor plan. We will have a timeline created for our catering staff, which is centered around food preparation. As our responsibility lies with our venue and staff, we are unable to be responsible for putting out place cards, family photographs, party favors, etc. We do not coordinate transportation and are not able to be with the bride/bridal party all day.
A Wedding Planner is responsible for everything that comes with your venue as well as making sure that your vendors know where and when they are supposed to be – more importantly, they let you know where and when you are supposed to be! The wedding planner’s timeline details all aspects of the day from the time the bride wakes up (or days prior to the wedding), to the moment the doors close. The wedding planner will help schedule arrival times for all vendors, help determine when the photos will be taken, let the band/DJ know what songs to play, coordinate when the cake will be cut etc. and when your send-off will be held. The wedding planner will design your ceremony and reception. The wedding planner will help choose your colors, linens, flowers, table setup, design, and much more.
Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and you want to remember every minute of it. Capture these special moments with the help of an excellent photographer.
IDEAL IMPRESSIONS PHOTOGRAPHY: 262-729-3192
KRISTINA LORRAINE PHOTOGRAPHY: 219-406-5152
MATT MASON PHOTOGRAPHY: 262-745-4000
Whether you have decided on traditional wedding cake or something out of the ordinary, delight your guests with delicious sweet treats to top off your fantastic meal.
BITTNER'S BAKERY: 262-248-2330
SWEET DISCOVERIES: 262-914-5058
JULIE MICHELLE CAKES: 312-800-3101
From simple hand tied bouquets to extravagant centerpieces and everything in between, accent your dresses and decor with beautiful fresh flowers.
FRONTIER FLOWERS: 262-275-1900
TREASURE HUT FLOWERS: 262-728-2020 / 800-762-2032
CRAZY FOR YOU: 630-205-4722
FORGET ME NOT: 262-275-0796
DJs and Live Entertainment
Find the perfect soundtrack for your special occasion. Select from DJs and live entertainment from the Southern Wisconsin and Chicagoland areas.
A PERSONAL TOUCH DJ: 262-510-5061
DOUBLE PLATINUM DJ: 414-732-1979
SOUND BY DESIGN: 262-968-9586
TTUNES PRODUCTIONS: 262-620-8842
DJ FELIX ENTERTAINMENT: 262-749-4367
ACA ENTERTAINMENT: 414-531-2900
DAVID ROTHSTEIN MUSIC: 773-244-1239
BLUE WATER KINGS: 810-569-5389
PARK AVENUE ORCHESTRA:847-845-6820
WHITEWATER STRING QUARTET: 262-473-3636