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Wisconsin legislature considers “wedding barn” regulation


Some Wisconsin legislators want to create new regulations and licensing requirements for agricultural tourism facilities such as wedding barns.

Assembly Bill 304 includes language that would require most wedding barn and event venues to have a liquor license, even though the weddings are private invitation-only events.

Steve Nagy operates Homestead Meadows, a wedding barn near Appleton, and told an Assembly Committee on State Affairs hearing his clients hire a licensed vendor and licensed bartenders to serve at his site, and he doesn’t want the expense and overhead of having a liquor license.

Wisconsin legislature considers “wedding barn” regulation