Wicker Park – Highland, Indiana
Located in Lake County, Wicker Memorial Park is a family-friendly outdoor destination. Beautiful scenery, picnic areas, playgrounds, a dog park, a golf course, and more make this space extremely popular among Highland residents. Wicker Park is owned by the North Township Trustee and has been open to the public since 1927. The pristine green space, and the variety of entertainment offerings, at Wicker Park have made it the most popular park in the area.
The banquet halls in Wicker Park are available as venues for private events. A wedding at Wicker Park will give brides the opportunity to marry in a beautiful, natural setting without having to relocate for the reception. The cost of a Wicker Park wedding and reception is highly competitive with other venues in the surrounding counties. Photos of the Wicker Park wedding facilities can be found on the park’s website: http://www.wickermemorialpark.com/
Family-friendly amenities enjoyed by visitors at Wicker Park include two playgrounds (one is a water-playground specifically for the summer months), bike rentals, walking trails, and a dog park. Out-of-town wedding guests will enjoy taking advantage of all that this beautiful park has to offer on the wedding weekend. Guests with children or pets will feel especially at ease in Wicker Park!
Wicker Park is home to an 18-hole golf course set on pristine lawns. Always well-maintained, this course is the perfect place for the groom and his groomsmen to start their bachelor-party festivities. After the wedding day, guests who remain in Highland for the weekend can enjoy a relaxing round before travelling home.
Athletic wedding guests will love the opportunity to use the park’s bike rentals and get some exercise on the trails. Tennis and volleyball courts are available as well for those wanting something a bit more competitive.
Wicker Park has a variety of picnic areas available for rent. Each is equipped with a grill and picnic tables, allowing visitors to enjoy family meals in a beautiful natural setting. Among these picnic areas are three covered spaces, known as the Pavilion, the Breezeway, and the Shelter. These spaces hold a larger number of guests, ranging from 80 to 400, and thus are great options for casual rehearsal dinners or bridal luncheons.
Outdoor wedding ceremonies are a dream at Wicker Memorial Park. Trailing from one of the banquet facilities is a walkway that leads toward a magnificent tree line. At the end of this walkway is a pearly white gazebo which acts as an altar for brides wishing to marry outdoors in Wicker Park. The snowy white color matches a bridal gown perfectly, and the beautiful evergreen trees behind it ensure that there is always a beautiful background for ceremony pictures at Wicker Park. The gazebo boasts enough space for a unity ceremony table, as well as for soloists or musicians.
Brides who prefer an off-site, indoor ceremony will be pleased to know that there are a number of churches near Wicker Park, any of which would make a great ceremony venue before heading to the park’s banquet facilities for a beautiful reception.
The Social Center is just steps from the gazebo, making Wicker Park one of the most convenient wedding venues in Indiana. Wedding guests won’t have to worry about finding their way from the ceremony to the reception when brides choose to marry in the gazebo and host their reception right next door!
The Social Center is a lovely venue with space for up to 400 guests! Large windows allow the guests to admire the beauty of the park while they enjoy the wedding reception. Exposed brick, dark wooden beams, and a large dance floor make this a picture-perfect space for the reception of any bride’s dreams. The Social Center is so popular, in fact, that it was selected to house a bridal show in January of 2016, hosted by The Bride’s Guide magazine. The Wicker Park bridal show will be a great chance for potential brides to see the space and envision their weddings.
The Clubhouse is another lovely option in Wicker Park. This space is perfect for a more intimate wedding and can house up to 100 guests.
Catering is done through Dining Solutions at Wicker Park, the company that also takes charge of the reception facilities. Dining Solutions has multiple menus, including lunch, dinner, beverages, and snacks, and each menu has a variety of options for the bride to choose from. Dining Solutions prices are very affordable and can be customizable depending on the choices the bride selects. Family style, buffets, and plated dinners are all available through Dining Solutions at Wicker Park. Standard and premium open bar menus are available at very affordable rates, a perk for any bride trying to plan her wedding on a budget! The “late night snack” menu is sure to impress guests, with fun varieties such as a taco bar or a hot wings bar.