Best in Show — Wisconsin’s 2019 Suppliers of the Year

As the final days of the decade seem to fly by, it’s worth taking some time to look back over the past twelve months and spotlight some of the best suppliers we’ve encountered. Join us in reviewing some of our picks for Wisconsin’s 2019 Suppliers of the Year.

VENUES

Glacier Canyon Conference Center at Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Located in the popular Wisconsin Dells, the Glacier Canyon Conference Center is a state-of-the-art facility with over 56,000 square feet of flexible meeting/exhibit space. Featuring banquet space for up to 1,200 guests, private break out rooms, and delicious catering options to ensure every detail is taken care of. Comfortable lodging, world-class spa services, 4 indoor and 4 outdoor waterparks, indoor/outdoor mini golf and lazer tag, plus 2 golf courses make this an ideal location your guests will never forget.

Vennebu Hill Wedding Barn & Event Venue, Baraboo

With a reputation for elegance and sophistication, Vennebu Hill is the ideal setting for your next event. The Norwegian-inspired facility offers 2 creative meeting spaces for up to 350 people. Other amenities include AV technology for in-house sound, spot lighting, large screens for presentations, and multiple, small room meeting spaces. From coffee service to fully catered lunches, you’ll find everything you need and more at Vennebu Hill.

Badger Farms, Deerfield

Just minutes from Madison, Badger Farms offers beautiful surroundings along with 2 distinctive meeting spaces. The Barn is a newly renovated 1920s barn with double-door entryway, three levels, rustic log staircases, vaulted ceilings, and large windows. The Shop is an enclosed pavilion connected to The Barn with large open spaces, high ceilings, chandelier, and no obstructed views. In-floor radiant heating means you can enjoy the space year-round.

EAA Aviation Center, Oshkosh

Fly away to EAA Aviation Center. Bring your bunch out of the boardroom and watch them enjoy the Amazing Aviation Museum featuring nearly 100 aircraft, the Eagle Hanger which houses World War II aircraft, and the Museum Lobby with the magnificent “Tower of Aviation.” Choose from fourteen one-of-a-kind spaces for groups of any size, including The Air Academy Lodge with 16 guest rooms, kitchen, and outdoor gazebo with fire pit; Fergus Plaza, a two-story re-creation of a 1930s aerodrome with stunning views; and the Leeward Plaza, an amazing outdoor space with room for up to 200 banquet guests.

HOTELS/RESORTS

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Milwaukee

This dynamic hotel & casino offers guests a memorable stay no matter what the event. The Event Center accommodates up to 1,200 people with multiple function rooms for smaller groups. Lodge here in comfort in one of the luxe guest rooms or suites. Enjoy fine and casual dining in one of the 9 on-site restaurants, try your hand at exciting gaming, pamper yourself in the Ember Salon & Spa, or play a challenging round of golf in the indoor comfort of the Topgolf® Swing Suite.

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa, Fontana-on-Geneva Lake

Your event will be nothing less than grand when you book at this resort. The only full-service resort on Lake Geneva, The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa welcomes guests to stunning surroundings, indoor/outdoor pools, live music, and the full-service Avani Spa. Spacious event facilities include meeting space for groups both large and small, many of them with stunning lake views. There are 5 dining options from the laid-back Waterfront restaurant to the rustic 240 West, plus more. Year-round activities include scavenger hunts, fitness and yoga classes, bonfires, and the on-site Immersion Cinema.

Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee

For more than a century, the iconic Ambassador Hotel located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee has been a traveler’s destination. With one of the city’s finest examples of Art Deco architecture, the hotel invites guests to relax in their elegant guest rooms and suites offering the ultimate in comfort. The Fitz restaurant, named for F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a popular fine dining experience featuring a menu of bold creative flavors. The Deco Café is the premier spot for scratch-made pastries, homemade soft serve ice cream, bakery creations, as well as a small plates breakfast and lunch menu.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva

For 25 years, this gorgeous resort has invited guests to enjoy the surrounding 1,300 scenic woodland acres and peaceful shores of Lake Geneva upon which it resides. Featuring multiple meeting spaces for up to 1,800, plus on-site catering. Guest rooms in the Main Lodge plus spacious Villas are available to accommodate groups large and small. Indulge in spa services at The Well Spa & Salon, play a round at The Brute or The Highlands Golf Course, or simply enjoy the flavors of fabulous food at any of the resort’s 5 restaurants.

SUPPLIERS

AudioVisual of Madison

AudioVisual of Madison provides AV equipment for corporate events, meetings, banquets, trade shows, and more. From microphones and speakers to projectors, monitors, and screens, they not only provide the equipment, they deliver, setup, and even run the show for you.

Teambonding Wisconsin

Call Teambonding Wisconsin and have someone else do the planning. They’ll customize a team building event to meet your goals and needs, coordinate details with your venue, gather any necessary tools and materials, and keep you in the loop the entire time. On the day of your event, their Facilitator ensures everything flows seamlessly. From mystery solving to virtual reality, timed game competitions to collaborative and creative tasks, they’ll plan the ideal gig for your group.

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