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Venues in Monroe, WI,
(980) 328-8115

About Us

Located in Monroe, Wisconsin, Ludlow Mansion Events is a wedding venue offering couples a historical setting for their celebrations. The property has been the center of elaborate soirees and celebrations since 1857. You and your partner can plan a customized ceremony and reception complemented by the estate’s magnificent natural surroundings.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue offers couples a choice of two packages to choose from. They can welcome guests for three days onto the property to decorate, host their rehearsal, enjoy their ceremony and reception and return for a private gift opening with family and friends. Our three day package also includes get ready rooms, decor and a two night stay inside of the mansion. The expansive front porch and interior of the mansion offer breathtaking views for memorable photos. The happy couple can exchange vows in front of loved ones on the porch or in the grand pergola. Or choose to host a cocktail hour in the pergola amongst the dazzling eddison lights. This delicate garden space is versatile in theme and can be decorated to suit weddings both rustic and elegant. Couples have the use of the pergola, porch, and encompassing grounds as well as the interior venue spaces which accomodate up to 320 guests for three days of their choice to entertain guests and celebrate the new beginnings. Alternatively, those who would rather hold their celebrations within the walls of the sophisticated property can set up in the Carriage Hall and Parlor and host a cocktail hour between ceremony and reception in our cozy Saddle Room Bar. The Venue accommodates up to 320 guests and offers an old-world setting, characterized by vaulted ceilings, natural lighting, get ready spaces and traditional barn doors. Couples can use the property for twelve hours on the day of their wedding. For those who plan to hold a grand celebration for all their loved ones, Ludlow Mansion Events is the place.

Services Offered

Ludlow Mansion Events offers a number of packages to the happy couple planning their wedding. Services include two on-site professional coordinators on the day, bar service, decor and uplighting packages, arranging linen and more. Due to the venue’s open vendor policy, couples can enjoy a delicious meal prepared by a caterer of their choice in the on-site catering kitchen. The professional staff at the mansion can also supply an arch, provide various audiovisual equipment, arrange table decor, and arrange other small details.


This astonishing mansion was originally maintained in the 1800s by businessman Arabut Ludlow and his wife Caroline. Known as Idle Hour Farm, it was one of Wisconsin’s primary grand agricultural estates and demonstrated many improvements in the farming techniques of the time. Additionally, the property had a reputation for training excellent race horses and has been visited by several national horse-racing champions. The mansion was returned to its former glory by Ludlow’s granddaughter May Ludlow Luchsinger and her husband Frank in the 1930s. Todays Venue encompasses all of Ludlow Mansion's rich history throughout the property.

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