Weddings at Camp Nawakwa!


Camp Nawakwa is the ideal setting for scenic weddings! Our North Camp beach provides a picture-perfect backdrop for marriage ceremonies (and those wedding photos!), and our lodge can feed up to 150 people comfortable. Call us to arrange your spring or early fall wedding!


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2019 Available Wedding Dates
January 18-20 (Winter Wedding)  Capacity for 60
May 31-June 2
September 6-8:  Reserved:  Fenio/Hicks
September 20-22
September 27-29

2020 Available Wedding Dates
January 17-19 (Winter Wedding)
May 29 - June 1
September 11 - 13
September 25 - 27
October 2 - 4

Wedding Pricing

Flat Rate Package: $1750
Includes use of South Camp Lodge and grounds for 48 hours.  (Usually a Friday and Saturday night) This also includes use of camps program equipment, including but not limited to, boats, canoes, kayaks, etc depending on availability.  The lodge can feed approximately 150 people and the camp has round tables and chairs.  When alchol is being served then all waterfront activities will be prohibited. 

Liquor Liability Insurance: $200-$450
This insurance is necessary if you will be serving alcohol at your event.  The YMCA requires a minimum $1 million per occurrence coverage and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago shall be named as additional insured.  Please see alcohoislandviewl policy for more details.  Camp Nawakwa recommends using the caterer who can supply the alcohol and insurance.  Reulands catering is the preferred vendor in the area, however we can provide you with a list of other caterers.

Caterer or Other Vendor Insurance: 
All Vendors (also known as a thrid party vendor) including those who serve food and/or drinks conduct program, or other service, must provide a certificate of Insurance (COI), in order to consduct their service on the camp property.  There is no fee incurred by the Wedding Party.  The vendor pays the insurnce company to provide the vendor serices to the public. 

Cabin Fee: $125/night
Most Nawakwa cabins comfortbley sleep 6 guests, and we'll work to base pricing on maximizing cabin usage.  (For example, a six-person cabin will be about $20/pp/per night with six guest, $62/pp for two.  Visit the interactive camp map to view cabin amenities and lakeviews. 

Island Cabin: $250/night
The Island Cabin is our most private cabin on camp, and can sleep up to 9 people.  Separated from the mainland with a private bridge (and a stunning 360 degree view of the lake!) the Island Cabin is perfect for the bride and groom.

Bridge Builder Retreat Building: $364/night
The Bridge Builder has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and comfortably sleeps up to 20 guests.  Perfect for a wedding party and to hold a rehearsal dinner/gathering for any activity!

Linen Options
Table linens can be arranged at a local supplier. We do supply some bedding linens and pillows (for a fee), but please remind your guests to pack their own.  Camp Nawakwa is a destination location and the atmosphere is perfect for the couple that wants to experience a north woods camp wedding! 

We Recommend the Following Caterers
(We also have an extended list) Please email for a complete wedding packet or call 715.588.7422 

Reuland’s Catering (can secure licensed bartender)

Julie Kay's Kitchen

SC. Lodge

Smokey’s Restaurant (can secure a licensed bartender)
Manitowish Waters

Missies Beverage Service (complete traveling bar service)

**All rental guests must register with the camp and complete the Facility User Agreement.