Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club

Website for the documentary film Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club

New Year Update

A Note From The Director


Hello fellow supper club lovers!

It’s been a long time. Too long. This past year was an eventful and exciting year for me. I had plans to finish my film and get married. Two major life events in one year, and I thought I could do it all. Then I realized that if I wanted to make a quality documentary, plan the wedding of our dreams, and not lose my marbles, something had to put hold. So this past year I had the hard decision to put my documentary on the back burner while I focused on planning our wedding. The good news is that we got married on a beautiful Wisconsin fall day and had our wedding reception at a charming Wisconsin supper club. Success! Now that the wedding and honeymoon are complete I’m taking my documentary off the back burner and moving full speed ahead with completing it in 2013. The documentary is currently in post production, which means editing, the sound mix and color correction, among other things, are being done at this stage. I’m excited to share the story of the Wisconsin supper club and the individual stories of their owners and keepers with you and the world this year.


Holly L. De Ruyter


A Supper Club Wedding

There was no question when planning our wedding where we wanted to have our reception at. A Wisconsin supper club of course! We choose to have our reception at The Lake House Inn in Edgerton, WI. There is much to love about this supper club. It is out in the country, the kind of supper club tucked away in the back roads of Wisconsin visited mostly by locals or people who have stumbled upon it while out on a Sunday drive. The interior’s rustic feel fit our personalities and interests. The owner Robert Walter and his family were a joy to work with. They are down to earth and friendly people. We could have not asked for better people to plan a wedding with! The wedding went off without a hitch, and our guest had a great time. People raved about the broasted chicken, prime rib, and the great service. Many of our guests were upset that they don’t live in the area and thus are not able to visit The Lake House Inn on a regular bases. We do know that The Lake House Inn does have two new “regulars” who will be driving up from Chicago anytime they can for some delicious supper club fair and to reminisce about their special day. You can “like” The Lake House Inn on Facebook or look over their menu here and learn the history of the building here.

Staying In Touch

Don't forget to also follow us on Facebook and visit our website for the latest happenings with our documentary. You can expect to hear more from us this year as we are working on the documentary and have updates to tell you about.