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Wedding Packages

  Stationary Package

  Basic Wedding

  Wedding Ceremony Plus

  Wedding Lunch Train

  Wedding Dinner Train

  Custom Wedding Charter

  Fall Colors Wedding Lunch

Available Services

  Private Car Flambeau

Additional Information

  Wedding Guidelines
  Availability Calendar
  Chapel Car Everlasting
  Our Wedding Album
  Wedding Extras
  Wedding Service Directory


A message from our Founder

The Great Wedding Train is a unique new way to celebrate your wedding. This is the only true wedding train in the nation featuring a replica chapel car, custom built to the finest traditions of the great trains of the past century. We are sure that you will appreciate our attention to detail and the convenience of working with your own personal wedding coordinator; I hope that you will find our website helpful and interesting. We have put together a number of all-inclusive wedding packages and also allow you the opportunity to plan your own Custom Wedding Charter.

We are truly excited by the addition of The Great Wedding Train; we recently completed renovation of our new chapel car Everlasting and are very pleased with the results.  My wife Mardell and I were the first couple to be married in the Everlasting on June 5, 2004.

I hope that you will share your comments and questions with us and drop in and take a ride on the railroad and a tour of the chapel car if you are ever in Northern Wisconsin.

            Greg Vreeland, President


Complete Wedding Train Packages

The Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad offers five different ways to hold your wedding on our historical train. We offer four inclusive packages and one design your own charter opportunity. During the operating season from April 1 – December 31, The Great Wedding Train is at your service. Please take some time to review each of our packages, make a list of your questions, personal tastes, and ideas, and give your personal wedding coordinator a call to discuss making your wedding perfect on The Great Wedding Train!


About Us

The Great Wedding Train is a service operated on the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad (WGNS). WGNS is a historical excursion train operating on approximately 20 miles of former Chicago & North Western track between the northern Wisconsin towns of Spooner and Springbrook along the picturesque Namekagon River. The family oriented attraction combines historical railroad equipment with exciting special events to entertain and educate all age groups. This package has been especially prepared to give you the latest information available about our wedding train services and is intended to give you the ability to begin planning your wedding. The Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad specializes in providing unique rides and custom events that will surely entertain your guests.

Our Mission

The mission of the volunteers and employees that make up the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad family is to take all of the worry out of planning your wedding.  We offer complete packages and handle all of the details so you can focus on enjoying the event and visiting with your guests.  Our family’s pride and enthusiasm are evident from the moment one of the highly polished locomotives pulls up to the station. We’re glad you’ve taken the time to consider The Great Wedding Train, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to arrange a tour of our equipment.

Contact Information

To contact the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad please use the phone numbers and addresses listed below. The Wisconsin Great Northern has professional wedding coordinators ready to assist you in creating your wedding event, from the train ride to the food and entertainment; we take the worry out of your special day by handling all of the details. Call us today and we’ll make your wedding unforgettable! Our office is open daily from May- October. During the off-season please leave a message and we will return your call shortly.


Contact                                 Mardell Vreeland, Wedding Coordinator
                                              Greg Vreeland, General Manager

Telephone                             715-635-3200

Main Ticket Office              426 North Front Street  •  Spooner, WI  54801

Electronic Mail                    General Information:  mardell@greatweddingtrain.com

                                              General Manager:  manager@spoonertrainride.com