The Cargill Room at the Waterfront is one of the premier destinations for weddings in La Crosse, WI! The venue features a gorgeous courtyard with an iconic fountain, an outdoor patio for guests to relax on warm summer evenings, and stunning views of La Crosse landmarks like the Cass St. Bridge, Pettibone Beach, and Riverside Park.
The spacious room is scalable for big and small weddings and the elegant decor makes it a great place for a romantic reception. We love it so much, we even chose it for our own wedding!
Here are five reasons we love the Cargill Room…
1. The Venue Team is Fantastic
The staff at the Cargill Room is responsive, quick, and barely noticeable (in the best ways)! From the coordinators who help keep the day running smoothly down to the small army that brings out the courses of dinner. They are very easy to work with and prioritize you!
2. Great Photo Spots are Right on the Doorstep.
The Cargill Room sits at the far south side of Riverside Park and just steps away from a pier overlooking the main channel of the Mississippi River. This makes it quick and easy to get beautiful photos without having to leave the site.
3. Great spaces for indoor and outdoor ceremonies
Whether you want a fresh air wedding or an elegant indoor ceremony, The Cargill Room offers both. The patio overlooking the Mississippi is a favorite for many couples looking for an outdoor vibe and the foyer of the building with a high ceiling and marble floors makes for an elegant and romantic indoor spot.
4. Natural Light and Beautiful Views
The premier location of The Cargill room is highlighted with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river. This allows for natural light that makes your indoor photos pop and give your guests spectacular views of barges, wildlife, and sunsets.
5. Nighttime fountain photos.
After the sun sets over the river, the picturesque courtyard fountain lights up. It makes for amazing nighttime portraits of the couple. These photos are always a favorite and make a perfect last page in the couple’s wedding album.
- Photography: Emily Jean Photography
- Venue: The Cargill Room at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern