Originally the Bittersweet Flower Market, built-in 1983 and lovingly renovated in 2017; it’s still producing gorgeous flowers and fresh plants while also hosting some of the most visually stunning weddings in La Crosse. The Greenhouse at Bittersweet offers couples the perfect blend of farm-chic sophistication and stunning natural grounds with both indoor and outdoor locations. The historic property, home to a 160-year-old dairy barn, has been redesigned with one thing in mind: bringing the joy of flowers to every home, every day. For a wedding day, this concept is brought to magnificent life from the day’s décor to the bouquet and the natural environment.
The 3,000 square foot Greenhouse is an industrial canvas of abundant of natural light complementing the steel that crisscrosses the ceiling. The wood accents and wine barrels around the room where dinner is served family-style make the space feel intimate and cozy. In the evening, guests gather under the enchanted, warm glow of Edison lights. Even more perfect is that the room is temperature-controlled, which means your guests can enjoy the coolest reception place in La Crosse even on the hottest of summer nights. Sophisticated and stylishly accented with plush, vintage couches and armchairs which are perfect for staging creative images among the fields of flowers, or with the barn as your backdrop. They also double as comfortable seats for friends and family to relax in as festivities begin.
The sway of the tall grass, the vibrancy of the flowers meet brick pathways under the twinkle of strung lights and stars in the night sky on the patio outside the old barn. At The Greenhouse at Bittersweet, the beauty isn’t seasonal. Owned and operated by a florist, the grounds are rich with color and blooms for every season, perfect for complementing any couples’ wedding theme. Whether you dream of walking through the tall grasses of summer or standing under the canopy of warm autumn leaves, there are natural and gorgeous backdrops everywhere.
By far, my favorite spot to capture a couple is to the adjacent marsh. Visually stunning any time of day, it’s absolutely cinematic when the sky lights up during sunset. Along the greenspaces are stone walls and touches are architecture mixed with lush greens creating a naturally beautiful and interesting space where capturing both candid and formal portraiture is both effortless and endless. What I appreciate about a wedding at The Greenhouse at Bittersweet is the sense of calm enveloped in natural grandeur where couples can hold their ceremony and reception in one gorgeous location.
The staff at The Greenhouse at Bittersweet are wedding planning professionals who spend their year bringing color and joy to weddings all over Wisconsin, and they bring that creative energy and attention to detail home when they host a wedding. They work closely with couples to bring their vision to life ensuring a smooth event. In addition to their impeccable hospitality, they offer discounted floral packages for weddings at their location.
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