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8637 Linley Road Arena, WI map | (608) 795-4909
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Britney4706
Wedding: 5/3/2014
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My Fairy-tale Wedding Venue posted 5/20/2014 (modified 5/21/2014)

I am a photographer so I knew I didn't just want the same old event hall for my wedding. I wanted a refurbished barn reception with an outdoor ceremony, which is exactly what I found at Sugarland. There was even a house on the lot where the girls and I stayed Friday night and then had the hair dresser come to do our hair on Saturday. It worked out perfectly! The ceremony was outside in front of a large oak tree, which even though the tree was not in bloom after the long winter and my May 3 wedding it was still beautiful. The reception was in the refurbished barn which can be heated if need be, but our wedding was May 3 and we did not have to turn on the heat. I loved having the ceremony and reception all in one place. It's less travelling for your guests and there is a nice hotel just 15 minutes away right off the highway.

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sonja66
Wedding: 4/19/2014
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Awesome posted 5/6/2014 (modified 5/7/2014)

We choose Sugarland for our wedding that we had in April 2014. Since it was a bit cold outside, the ceremony and reception were all in the barn. Everything went perfectly! The food was outstanding. All of our guests commented on the Filet and how perfectly cooked it was. Nick the bartender was extremely courteous and everyone seemed to really enjoyed him. Nancy did a great job making sure if we had any requests they were taken care of.
We couldn't have been any happier with how everything turned out! I would definitely suggest Sugarland for your venue.

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lynnernon
Wedding: 9/1/2013
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Beautiful, but be careful posted 10/15/2013

Our wedding was at Sugarland, owned by the Old Feed Mill. It was gorgeous, and overall went pretty well. We had an outdoor ceremony underneath their big oak tree, and our guests loved the character of the barn as the reception venue. There is also a 3-bedroom house on site that you can use (read: are forced to rent for 2 nights as part of the contract) for getting ready and staying in the night after.

Ceremony: great location under the oak tree, a fair amount of acorns on the ground but they set up the chairs and a family member in an electrical wheelchair was able to move out there with ease. They also have outlets hidden in the fountain and trees so you don't have to worry about sound system issues. The servers had water and lemonade out for our guests pre-ceremony.

Reception:
Dinner went pretty well, it was served buffet-style. We had 150 guests and their small kitchen wouldn't be able to handle regular dinner service. The buffet flowed pretty well though and they served bread and salad on the table so people didn't have to wait to get called to the buffet before starting dinner. The bar line seemed to be running slow (2 bartenders, but still a fairly big line) so we asked the servers to pass red and white wine which they started doing immediately. Just to note, the barn does not have AC.

Overall, there was good service, good food, etc. but the main thing you have to watch out for is getting nickel-and-dimed by Nancy. Nancy had us sign a basic contract that only included date, barn fee, fee for renting the house for 2 nights, and outdoor ceremony fee, which was basically a chair-set-up fee depending on the number of guests. We knew that the catering bill would be ++ so we assumed that all of the service would be included in the price of that or the venue fee. Not so! A month before the wedding she told us for the first time that there would be a dishwashing fee. That same day she also told us that there would be a per person fee for soda and mixers (okay not surprising) but also we would be charged for each bottle of soda used (seems like a double charge). Then, she told us 2 days before the wedding (when we were out there setting up and she talked final payment with my mom) that the venue/catering fee only included 3 hours of work for each server. So we had to pay her an hourly fee for each hour of work they went over that, depending on when they clocked out! Our wedding was at 5:30 with dinner at 7, and she said that staff comes in at 4 to start setting up. So basically she only included time for the servers to set up for dinner, not do anything after 7pm! Oh, also we bought our own liquor but underestimated so part of the way through the night they brought over supplies from the old feed mill (awesome!). The weird part was when she billed for that, she charged $4 for each beer (so like a full bar price) but just cost ($20ish) for each of the bottles of liquor. There were other add-ons, but frankly I'm trying to forget that nonsense now that it's over. Just try to make sure you talk about these details with her up front and get it IN WRITING so you don't have surprise add-ons to your budget when it's too late to plan another option. Nancy really loves to drop the "Oh, I'm sure we talked about that before" or total surprise/play dumb. She's not!

The lucky thing is, none of these were issues that our guests had any clue about, and it was a great party and a beautiful setting!

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cjamesrn09
Wedding: 10/25/2014
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Gorgeous Wedding Venue posted 11/17/2014

We had our wedding ceremony and reception here. It was absolutely breathtaking! They have a beautiful old oak tree to get married under (perfect with or without leave on it)and a beautifully restored barn with high ceilings and handmade chandeliers. The service is excellent and everyone is so easy to work with! Highly recommended!

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