Hi! We’re Ben and Stacey. Husband and wife and owners of The Eloise. We’re both natives of Wisconsin and love everything to do with hosting memorable events.
The idea to build a wedding venue in Southern Wisconsin started back in 2016 while planning our own wedding. The venue search was a very frustrating and defeating process for us. We had a really hard time finding a venue that fit our style and vision but also allowed us to customize the experience for our guests.
After all the wedding celebrations ended and we returned to our post-wedding lives, we couldn’t stop thinking about building a wedding venue. It took us about six months after our wedding to realize our crazy idea to build a venue was turning more and more into a passion to bring a functionally designed wedding venue to Southern Wisconsin. You can read more about this in our blog by clicking here.
We spent the next two years researching the design of the venue, talking with vendors and couples to understand all aspects of a wedding day and how that relates to the functionality of a wedding venue. We know there are SO many moving parts to consider when it comes to your wedding day and we incorporated all your must-haves and needs when designing and building The Eloise.
We wanted to make sure The Eloise was designed to flow naturally with the timeline of a wedding day, was elegant and modern yet had a neutral canvas so couples could express their unique styles, and would be a great space for photos. Because at the end of the night, all you have are the memories, great stories and photos so we knew we needed a space that would make it easier for photographers to capture all those forever memories.
What sets The Eloise apart from other wedding venues in Wisconsin is that we specifically built the venue for weddings. We took the time to thoroughly understand what a venue needs in order to be functional (and elegant) for our couples, their guests, and vendor team. You may not notice these details and nuances during your tour but you are definitely going to appreciate them on your wedding day. The intentional design of the venue makes your wedding day run smooth and the big transitions from ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner effortless. You are in caring and professional hands with The Eloise and our team. Our professionally trained and licensed team are dedicated to our couples and the experience of their wedding day.
We put our heart and determination to make this crazy dream a reality and know you will feel the love, passion, and dedication we have as your venue team. We can't wait to have you become an Eloise couple and share in your special day!
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"Working with Ben and Stacey made wedding planning SO easy! They are always very happy to help and answer any questions you may have. They were also very accommodating of the fact that my husband and I live out of state and helped us out with lots of video calls. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and all of our guests had an awesome time. Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy yourselves, and we also loved the getting ready suites. Awesome venue, even better people to work with!" - Kiah
"Owners Ben and Stacey are friendly, genuine people. They were always available to help with any questions we had. What really stood out to us were all the great resources and reminders they sent leading up to our big day. They sent normal check-in emails but also sent relevant resources based on where we were at in the planning process (12-month wedding checklist, questions to ask vendors, how to apply for a marriage license, etc.). Wedding planning can be really daunting, especially if you're not using a planner, so their resources were invaluable to us!" -Emily
"We had our wedding on 06/04/22 and it was more than I could have imagined! The Eloise is open, bright, clean, and customization to your wedding vision, which is rare! Stacey and Ben made the planning process smooth with their checklists, open communication, online portal and their ability to jump on a call whenever you need! You can tell Ben and Stacey love being venue hosts :) If I could do it all over again I definitely would!" - Hannah
"We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Ben and Stacey are the best and make the process so easy and are very helpful! All of our guests are still in awe of how beautiful the building was. You can also tell how thought out every aspect of the venue is from the lights to the speakers. Highly highly recommend the Eloise! We would give more than 5 stars if we could!" - Blaine