Vennebu Hill Event Center

Vennebu Hill Event Center
Lake Delton, WI

Quick Facts

Client
 Myklebust Family Investments, LLC

Year Completed
 Anticipated Spring 2018

Project Scope
 Conversion of Barn to Event Venue
 Renovation and Addition

Building Information
 Original Barn: 5,500 SF
 Additions: 10,500 SF
 2 Stories
 Seating Capacity: 350

Key ADCI Personnel
 Bill Ryan - Project Principal
 Russ Eilers - Project Architect
 Josh Johnson - Project Architect
 Sue Govier - Interior Designer
 Tina Maroni - Interior Designer
 Jerry Hinz - Designer

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Vennebu Hill Event Center

On a picturesque hilltop overlooking the beautiful Baraboo Bluffs in southcentral Wisconsin, a new wedding and event center was envisioned. The historic, Gothic-style barn residing on Myklebust Farms just outside of Wisconsin Dells had excellent "bones," holding promise as a stunning setting for weddings, special celebrations and corporate events. Imagination and a solid restoration, renovation and expansion plan were needed for the old, family barn to realize its commercial potential.

ADCI architects and interior designers quickly understood the client's vision and assessed what would be needed to make that vision come alive. Structural integrity of the old barn was the first technical challenge resolved. Expanding the structure to allow for larger events and maximum flexibility to make the endeavor financially feasible was tackled next. The main level of the original barn is the 'grand space' - the soaring ceiling with its exposed Gothic-arched wood trusses setting the stage. Utilizing the lower level provides another 2,700 SF of event space and features a full bar and fireplace.

Two new, attached structures were designed for added square footage. The west addition, named the "Wine Cellar," adds 3,000 SF of dining space to the lower level. A 2-story east addition includes a commercial kitchen, wedding prep suites, lobby and seating area overlooking the Baraboo Bluffs. Outside, a 3,000 SF patio and 1,000 SF courtyard with direct access to the "Wine Cellar" provide ample outdoor seating.