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New Athens wedding event biz to celebrate opening

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ATHENS — Trillium Creek Wedding and Event Barn will celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 18.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at 11842 Naugart Drive. An open house will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.

This historic, rustic-turned-elegant wedding and event barn is located on a country farmstead, according to a Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce news release. The barn, built in the 1890s, has more than 5,000 square feet and is large enough to host more than 250 guests. A covered picnic pavilion adjacent to the barn can be used for outdoor festivities.

In 2015, owner and founder Lisa Reinke saw the barn in complete disarray at a nearby farm, according to the news release.

“As a curator of artisanship, I couldn’t bear the idea of such an iconic 1890s Pomeranian barn being torn down,” Reinke said.

The barn was relocated and construction began in 2016. Reinke kept all the original barn boards to ensure the rustic look, changing only the lower level’s foundation walls. It has hot running water, in-floor heating and a gravel parking lot.

The venue can be reserved for weddings, anniversaries, showers, birthdays, reunions and corporate retreats from early May to mid-October.

For more information on the business, visit Trillium Creek’s website or call 715-600-2276.

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