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Sunset over The Wilds building


The Wilds stands in the woodland area of the Red Oak Nature Center property, along the scenic Fox River Trail. This modern event space nestled in nature, hosts weddings from 50 to 130 guests. Wedding ceremonies and receptions are surrounded by lush trees and wildflowers providing an intimate romantic setting to the most memorable day of your lives.


The simple, sleek design of The Wilds provides panoramic views of the surrounding 40 acres of woods, the Fox River and its vibrant ecosystem Situated on the east bank of the Fox River among seven natural habitats within eyeshot, the peaceful open spaces and sounds of native wildlife provide the perfect backdrop to your wedding day.



The Wilds represents a nature-lover’s planetarium, its overhead windows and sections of “transparent walls” supporting the structure’s theme of “Letting the Outdoors In.” A large patio and fireplace allows guests to immerse themselves in the natural surroundings – just as it was intended. This beautiful venue provides an enchanting setting for a truly unique wedding celebration.

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