Make it a weekend getaway for all to remember
It's more than just a day
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 activities for your guests on our ninety acres of lakeside property, and in the local area, 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.
So close, yet a world away
You don't need to go far for a picturesque waterfront wedding site with numerous indoor and outdoor activities. Located only 90-minutes from the heart of Chicago and less than an hour from Milwaukee, The Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, WI, gives you the togetherness and activities you're looking for in a destination wedding without the expensive and complicated travel.
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!
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.
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 Spa and Salon
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.
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.