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Wedding Season is Underway in Bayfield

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Wisconsin Lake WeddingsThis is surely one of our most favorite times of year… Wedding Season in Bayfield, Wisconsin! Bayfield is fast becoming known as a Wisconsin Wedding Destination, and for good reason: the beauty of Bayfield and Lake Superior offer numerous locations for your ceremony and reception. The Rittenhouse inn and our historic properties are ideal Bayfield wedding venues offering both indoor and outdoor options.

Our on-site Wedding Planner and Events Director, Wendy Phillips, works closely with couples to help bring their dream wedding to life. Wendy can arrange for a wide array of wedding services including Officiants, Menu Planning, Wine and Bar Service, Professional Event Staffing, Florists, Musicians, Wedding Cakes and Tortes, Hairdressers and Make-Up Artists, Massage and Spa Treatments, Tent Canopy Rental, Banquet Rental Items, Limosine Services or Horse-drawn Carriage, and even Babysitting!

Wisconsin Lake Wedding ReceptionsBayfield wedding receptions at the Rittenhouse Inn or Chateau Boutin are as unique as the couples who are married here. Our on-site wedding planner and helpful staff guide you thorough the planning process to create an event that reflects your individual taste and style. If you can dream it, we’ll do our best to make it a reality. And when it comes to fine dining and catering, no-one in the area can top Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant.

A Bayfield wedding reception at Le Chateau Boutin offers a wealth of options. Butlered appetizers and cocktails on the veranda… or a tapas buffet set-up in the home’s original dining room make a lovely start to your event.

Wisconsin Lake Outdoor WeddingsOur Signature Five-Course Gourmet Dinner is an ever-popular choice for wedding receptions. This meal, for which the Inn is most noted, allows guests to select a soup, salad, tart fruit sorbet, entrée with side dishes, and dessert.

Other options for your Rittenhouse reception may include a Two-Course Petite Dinner offering your choice of soup or salad, and an entrée; a Three-Course Victorian Luncheon consisting of a salad, choice of entrées, and dessert; or even an up-scale Champagne Brunch served with festive mimosas!

Wisconsin Lake Outdoor WeddingsFor wedding parties larger than 35 people, a tent canopy is suggested for set-up on the croquet lawn where everyone can take in the panoramic view of Lake Superior. Whether you choose a sit-down or banquet-style meal, we offer a large selection of unique menu items for your reception. Our on-site wedding planner will help you customize a meal that fits your dreams, and your budget.

Over the past 35 years, Innkeeper (and non-denominational minister) Jerry Phillips has married literally hundreds of happy couples. We are always grateful to see these couples return, sometimes many years later, to celebrate their special day.

Wine Tasting This Weekend at Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Restaurants in Bayfield WIMake plans to join in this weekend’s wine tasting events at Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant, celebrating 35 years in business in 2011.

Friday night at 7pm, join special guest wine expert Gary Binter for a “Zinful” evening with all you can eat appetizers and five delicious red Zinfandels (with repours of your favorites!) At 1pm on Saturday Afternoon, it’s “Sideways Revisited”! We’ll sample West Coast Pinot Noirs, moving vertically from North to South. Save room for Saturday’s 6:30pm dinner that features Wines From the Mediterranean, focusing on Spain and Italy. Savor 6 courses of gourmet food designed to compliment and elevate the flavors of these great Mediterranean wines. Reservations required: 715-779-5111.

Red Wine Tasting Dinner
Saturday, April 9, 2011

Roasted Corn and Crab Tartlet with brie cheese
The El Coto, Rosato

Beef and Barley with roasted mushrooms
The Castell del Remei, Gotim Bru

Baby Spinach with shaved chocolate, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, tart cherry vin
Esenzia, Grenache

Dark Chocolate

Entrée choice 1
Seared Duck Breast with savory wild rice pilaf and a cream sherry roast mushroom sauce.
Lamborghini, Trescone

Entrée choice 2
Braised Lamb Shank with white beans, smoky bacon, soft polenta, and a rich sauce made with braising jus and a vegetable mirepoix
Scavino, Rosso da Tavola

Wisconsin Artisan Cheese Plate
Dontella, Rosso di Montalciono

Menu items subject to change. Reservations required: 715-779-5111
$75/person plus tax and server gratuity.
Notice: Consuming raw or undercooked foods may cause food borne illness.