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What does micro mean? When does your regular old wedding count as a “micro” wedding? According to Kristin Reisenauer, owner and main planner at Natural Elegance Events, the dividing line is 75 guests. But she’s also worked on much smaller weddings, including one with just 18 people. MilMag’s own digital editor Allison Garcia is currently planning a wedding with 12 guests. Smaller than that, and you might want to consider an escape.
1. Conservation for healing and inheritance
7410 W. RAWSON AVE., FRANKLIN
This small and beautiful forest chapel with glass-clad walls has no rental fees – but donations are welcome.
Photo via the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage Facebook page
221 N. BROADWAY
This laid-back, chic Italian restaurant with Cream City brick walls and exposed wooden beams has an attic overlooking the third district that’s perfect for up to 75 guests.
Photo via Honest on Facebook.
3. Story Hill FireHouse
407 N. HAWLEY RD.
Once known as Old Engine House # 35, this elegant wedding venue pays homage to its past. It features a fire stake and vintage brass extinguisher that can be used to highlight floral installations.
Photo by Hannah Toldt Photography
925 E. WELLS ST.
When you book with Bacchus, you get multiple venues in one: a dining room with a lake view, a glazed winter garden, an outdoor terrace and much more. Plus, that legendary Bartolotta kitchen.
Bacchus interior. Photo by Chris Kessler