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Of hay bales and wedding bells
Fall in Wisconsin is the perfect time to visit a pumpkin patch, get lost in a corn maze, see the leaves change, and clad yourself in flannel. For couples tying the knot, it’s also an ideal time to have a barn wedding. Luckily for them, there’s no shortage of charming wedding venues to choose from in the Badger State.1
But when the owner of a farm, apple orchard, or wedding barn wants to open their property to host events, it’s not enough to have a picturesque barn or beautiful surroundings. There are a host of legal problems that can arise for agricultural tourism providers, from business contracts and licenses to potential liability issues.
Learn what the Wisconsin Statutes require when it comes to event spaces like barns and farms at Agricultural Tourism. You’ll discover:
- Who qualifies as an agricultural tourism provider
- How recreational immunity applies to agricultural tourism
- How venue owners can help protect themselves from liability
- Statutory exemptions from liability for death or injury
- How equine immunity may factor into your legal analysis
Experienced practitioners will also walk you through sample claims regarding slips, trips and falls, food poisoning, animal kicks or bites, and more.
Whether your clients want to host events at their barn, garden, orchard, stables, or vineyards, Agricultural Tourism provides the knowledge you need to help them start their business and prevent worst-case scenarios.
1Wisconsin Barn & Farm Wedding Venues