Backwater specializes in DREAM Weddings!

Our beautiful rooftop Terrace located 25’ high overlooking the Mississippi River is the perfect venue for your Wedding!

Here at The Backwater Bar, we provide a unique rooftop venue in the heart of downtown Prairie du Chien. Whether you’re planning a wedding ceremony or reception or both, the rooftop Terrace becomes exactly what you want it to be.
With a blank canvas, your wedding, birthday, corporate event, or holiday party will never look like anyone else’s. We have our list of Backwater preferred vendors that you can choose from and we can help if you need a nudge in the right direction!
Even when your celebration ends, you’re located right in downtown Prairie du Chien. Continue the fun enjoying the lively downtown scene within walking distance.
The Backwater Bar is connected to our Waterfront hotel which has 55 hotel rooms including our one of a kind Royal Suite. Our Royal Suite overlooks the beautiful Mississippi River and is the perfect romantic setting that you’re looking for on your Wedding night! The suite consists of two rooms with 1 king bed, a separate sitting area with luxury chairs, kitchenette, and a 50” Samsung TV. This spacious room located on the West end lets in great lighting making it the perfect place for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready for the big day!
Make it easy on both yourself and your guests and book a block of rooms at the Waterfront Hotel. No need for your guests to drive when they can walk right to their room after a long night of celebrating!

Request for Proposal

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 48 hours before 3pm on your day of arrival. Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance of 3pm on your check-in date will be charged one night's room and tax. Cancellations can only be made by calling our reservations center at  608-380-1021 or by emailing the hotel directly at reservations@waterfronthotelwi.com