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Milwaukee Wedding Venue

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GETTING MARRIED IN MILWAUKEE, BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO FIND YOUR MILWAUKEE WEDDING VENUE?

Finding a Milwaukee wedding venue can be tough, but lucky for you I’m here to help! Weddings are incredible. There is no other event where you get to see all of your closest friends and family, host a huge party, and dance into the wee hours of the night. Most of all, you’re starting off on a brand new life together with your best friend on the planet. 

While getting married is certainly amazing, the planning and decision making leading up to the big day can sometimes get a little overwhelming. Finding the venue where all these celebrations are going to take place can be a real treasure hunt! I’ve put together a list of 40 of Milwaukee’s premiere wedding venues. Now you’ve got an easy to reference list of Milwaukee wedding venues to work your way through, so the task doesn’t have to be like looking for a needle in a haystack!

How To Begin The Selection Process

  1. Set a tentative budget. The easiest way to make a decision on your wedding venue choices is to start narrowing things down before even beginning your google search! Know what you’re willing (and able) to pay for the venue of your dreams will dramatically cut down potential wasted time, or even worse – falling in love with a venue you can’t afford!
  2. Decide as much as you can about WHERE you want to get married. Create a list of criteria for your venue. Are you open to destination weddings? Or does it need to be in Downtown Milwaukee? How about a wedding slightly out of town? There are lots of wedding venues near Milwaukee in Menomonee Falls, Burlington, Madison, Oconomowoc, Kohler, Lake Geneva, and other surrounding areas. Fancy something on the water? Perhaps you’d be better suited to a wedding on the lakefront. Knowing how many guests your venue needs to accommodate, whether hotels or on site accommodation is available, or whether other vendors will charge travel to your location will all help you get a clear picture of whether any given Milwaukee wedding venue really fits what you’re looking for.
  3. Smart search in Google! One tip we’ve come across for finding off the beaten track wedding venues in Milwaukee is to enter a region name plus the word ‘wedding’ into Google. (e.g. ‘Milwaukee + wedding’). Then all you have to do is click Google images and search through previous weddings with images from that region. Often this will lead you to a local Milwaukee wedding photographer’s blog that you may otherwise never have discovered.
  4. Enjoy the process! Finding the perfect venue can be a chore – or it can be a treasure hunt 🙂 Trust me, all the hours of research and searching will be totally worth it when you find your perfect Milwaukee Wedding Venue! Good luck!

Without further ado,

Milwaukee Wedding Venues:

Wedding Venue Name: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Description: Villa Terrace is a historic house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was built in 1924 for the Lloyd R. Smith family – an Italian Renaissance-style home on a bluff above Lake Michigan. Since 1966 the house and grounds have housed the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.  The beautiful architecture and gardens look gorgeous for wedding photos.  This is one of my favorite wedding venues in Milwaukee!

Capacity: 200

Website: https://www.villaterrace.org/

Email: info@cavtmuseums.org.

Phone Number: (414) 271-3656

Address: 2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Bride with flowy dress at Villa Terrace in Milwaukee

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Wedding Venue Name: The Ivy House

Description: The Ivy House is a modern and industrial venue located in Milwaukee’s 5th ward.  

Capacity: 400

Website: https://ivyhousemke.com/

Email: events@ivyhousemke.com

Phone Number: 414-539-3339

Address: 906 South Barclay Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

Wedding groom holding his shoes.

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Wedding Venue Name: The Pfister Hotel

Description: The Pfister Hotel has been open since 1893.  This downtown venue is home to some of Milwaukee’s most prestigious events and galas. The Hotel is perfect for weddings both extravagant and intimate.

Capacity: 600

Website: https://www.thepfisterhotel.com/milwaukee-weddings

Email:   info@thepfisterhotel.com

Phone Number: (414) 390-3802

Address: 424 East Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wedding Venue Name: Cuvee

Description:  Located in Milwaukee’s third ward, this venue has an industrial feel with exposed brick walls.

Capacity: 200

Website: https://www.cuveemke.com/

Email: info@cuveemke.com

Phone Number: (414) 225-9800

Address: 177 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Bride holding her flower boquet.

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Wedding Venue Name: Black Swan Riverwalk

Description: Located on the Riverwalk in the Third Ward of Milwaukee.  This venue has a beautiful modern industrial feel with exposed brick and wooden beams, not to mention a grand staircase.

Capacity: 400

Website: https://www.blackswanmke.com/

Email: blackswanmke@gmail.com

Phone Number: 262-618-4336

Address: 309 N Water St Suite 110 Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wedding Venue Name: Filament

Description: An industrial feel with exposed brick and wooden beams, this venue is perfect for more intimate weddings.  There are plenty of awesome spots for photos surrounding the Filament.

Capacity: 200

Website: https://www.filamentmke.com/

Contact: https://www.filamentmke.com/contact

Phone Number: (414) 539-3339

Address: 131 West seeboth street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Bride holding onto grooms arm.

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Wedding Venue Name: Milwaukee Art Museum

Description: The Milwaukee Art Museum has a  collection that contains nearly 25,000 works of art, making it one of the largest museums in the world.  The beautiful architecture and lake front location of this venue is perfect for weddings!

Website: https://mam.org/

Email: mam@mam.org

Phone Number: 414-224-3200

Address: Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wedding Venue Name: Milwaukee Yacht Club

Description: Another lakefront venue, the Milwaukee Yacht Club is located in McKinley Marina. This venue is perfect for couples with elegant taste!

Capacity: 220

Website: https://milwaukeeyc.com/banquets-weddings/plan-your-special-event

Email: matt@milwaukeeyc.com

Phone Number: (414) 271-4455

Address: 1700 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Groom tying his shoes before a wedding.

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Wedding Venue Name: The Wisconsin Club’s City Club

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, the legendary Mitchell Mansion has been home to the City Club since 1895 and brings true elegance to life. This historic and grand venue features culinary masters who expertly prepare meals to indulge individual requests, along with impeccable service and talented wedding planners to skillfully deliver the day of your dreams. 

Capacity: 300

Website: https://www.wisconsinclub.com/

Email: wccity@wisconsinclub.com

Phone Number: (414) 271-7510

Address: 900 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233

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Wedding Venue Name: St. James 1868 | Milwaukee Wedding & Event Venue

Description: St. James’ Episcopal Church is a Gothic Revival-styled Episcopal church built in 1867 – once a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. In 1979 the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Today it is probably the oldest stone church remaining in Milwaukee

Capacity: 300

Website: https://stjames1868.com/

Phone Number: (414) 514-5555

Address: 833 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233

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Wedding Venue Name: Plant No. 4

Description: Owned by the black swan mke, the venue I listed earlier in this blog, Plant No. 4 is a newer wedding venue to the Milwaukee area.  Plant N° 4’s elegant industrial design will merge raw materials and metals in an open and airy space. Decorated with vintage and salvaged décor from the midwest, the combination of old and new will offer an amazing experience.

Website: https://www.blackswanmke.com/

Email: blackswanmke@gmail.com

Phone Number: (262) 618-4336

Address: 219 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wedding Venue Name: War Memorial Center

Description: The War Memorial Center, a stunning landmark on Milwaukee’s lakefront, is one of Wisconsin’s best keep secret for weddings. This unique space has both indoor and outdoor facilities that will not disappoint. The indoor banquet hall can accommodate up to 260 guests and the outdoor can accommodate a whopping 800 guests!

Website: www.warmemorialcenter.org

Email: info@warmemorialcenter.org

Phone Number: (414) 273-5533

Address: 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.

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Wedding Venue Name: South Second

Description: Located in the heart of Walker’s Point, South Second brings the city’s food and beverage districts together under one roof for an unforgettable experience.  The venue comes complete with a mezzanine lounge.

Capacity: 275

Website: www.southsecondmke.com

Email: *form submission on website*

Phone Number: (414) 256-8765

Address: 838 S. 2nd Street Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Wedding Venue Name: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Description: Located just a 20 minute drive north of Milwaukee on the lake.  This venue is perfect for any couple that would like more of a nature setting without having too far of a drive from Milwaukee. 

Website: www.schlitzaudubon.org

Email: https://www.schlitzaudubon.org/rental-request/

Phone Number: (414) 352-2880

Address: 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI 53217

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Wedding Venue Name: Renaissance Milwaukee West

Description:  This hotel is nearly brand new and not too far from downtown Milwaukee.  They have multiple ballrooms with very modern clean decor.  The views from the top floor are great!

Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mkemr-renaissance-milwaukee-west-hotel/

Email: See Website

Phone Number: (414)771-2300

Address: 2300 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226 USA

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Wedding Venue Name: The Factory on Barclay

Description: Located in Walker’s Point The Factory on Barclay is another venue that features the beautiful cream city exposed brick. 

Capacity: 400

Website: https://thefactoryonbarclay.com/

Email: events@cheesehead.com

Phone Number: 414-481-3337

Address: 1120 S. Barclay St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53204

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Wedding Venue Name: Halverson House

Description: Located only 30 minutes from downtown, this venue is situated on 120 acres.  It includes features such as a pond, wooded area, and a historical victorian mansion.  If you love rustic, vintage, and elegant, this is an awesome choice of venue.

Capacity: 200

Website: https://www.halversonhouse.com/

Email: info@halversonhouse.com

Phone Number: 262-706-3414

Address: S110W23450 County Line Rd. Waterford WI 53185

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Wedding Venue Name: The Farm at Dover

Description: Another rustic venue filled with gardens and towering oaks, The Farm at Dover is a great venue just outside of Milwaukee County.  

Capacity: 160

Website: http://www.thefarmatdover.com/

Email: catering@hollyburn.org

Phone Number: (773) 802-6351

Address: 26060 Washington Ave, Kansasville, WI 53139

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Wedding Venue Name: The Carriage House

Description: The Carriage house at Lac La Belle is a newer venue located in Oconomowoc, WI.  This one is a little further from Milwaukee than the other venues listed.  Photographers love this venue because of the windows surrounding the whole dining room.  All of the natural light makes for beautiful photos.

Capacity: 500

Website: https://www.carriagehouseatlaclabelle.com/

Email: info@clubatlaclabelle.com

Phone Number: 262-714-4379

Address: 6996 Pennsylvania St Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Wedding Venue Name: The Cooperage Milwaukee

Description: A modern industrial venue with lots of fun elements to offer!

Capacity: 200

Website: http://cooperagemke.com/

Email: http://cooperagemke.com/contact/

Phone Number: (414) 763-4935

Address: 822 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Wedding Venue Name: The Box Milwaukee

Description: The Box offers a neutral palette where you can create your own personalized setting for an experience that is uniquely you on your special day. The open floor plan allows you to transform our beautiful raw space to make your vision come to life. 

Capacity: 200

Website: www.theboxmke.com

Phone Number: (414) 477-9592

Address: 311 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wedding Venue Name: Birch

Description: A rustic modern venue located in Wauwatosa not too far from Milwaukee!  This venue includes a U shaped ballroom and garden.

Capacity: 200

Website: www.birchmke.com

Phone Number: (414) 902-0065

Email: josh@campbarmke.com 

Address: 6610 W North Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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Wedding Venue Name: The Atrium

Description: Owned by the same group as the venue listed above.  This venue features a rooftop garden and greenhouse.  A pretty unique touch that will make for some awesome photos!  

Capacity: 220

Website: www.theatriummke.com 

Email: josh@campbarmke.com

Phone Number: (414) 902-0065

Address: 2107 E. Capitol Drive Shorewood, WI 53211 

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Wedding Venue Name: Pritzlaff Building

Description: This renovated warehouse venue has plenty of different options and possibilities for your wedding.

Capacity: 300+

Website: https://pritzlaffevents.com/

Email: https://pritzlaffevents.com/contact

Phone Number: (414) 433-6088

Address: 315 North Plankinton Milwaukee, WI 53203

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Wedding Venue Name: Sixth Floor

Description: Beautiful downtown Milwaukee venue with views of the city.  

Capacity: 300

Website: http://sixthfloormke.com/

Email: info.sixthfloormke@gmail.com

Phone Number: (414) 364-3761

Address: 176 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203

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Wedding Venue Name: Villa Filomena

Description: A historic victorian mansion in Milwaukee.

Capacity: 300

Website: www.thevillafilomena.com 

Email: info.villafilomena@gmail.com

Phone Number: (414) 289-0333

Address: 1119 N Marshall St. Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wedding Venue Name: Engine Company No. 3

Description: A unique venue located in a renovated firehouse.

Capacity: 150

Website: www.enginecompany3.com

Email: https://www.enginecompany3.com/contact

Phone Number: (414) 226-5695

Address: 217 W National Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Wedding Venue Name: 1451 Renaissance Place

Description: A huge ballroom downtown Milwaukee with tons of space in elegant fashion.

Capacity: 300

Website: http://www.renaissanceplace.com/

Email: http://www.renaissanceplace.com/Section/Contact_Us/Contact_Us_Form/index.html

Phone Number: (414) 272-1451

Address: 1451 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wedding Venue Name: Silver Spring Golf Club

Description: A gorgeous golf club venue located in Menomonee Falls, just 30 minutes from Milwaukee.

Capacity: 400

Website: https://silverspringgolf.com/

Email: info@silverspringgolf.com

Phone Number: (262) 252-4994

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Wedding Venue Name: Best Place at Pabst

Description: Wedding venue at the Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee.  There are plenty of cool historical elements at this place.

Capacity: 300

Website: https://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/

Email: bestplaceevents@gmail.com

Phone Number: 414-614-0172

Address: 917 W. Juneau Ave Milwaukee, WI 53233

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Wedding Venue Name: Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

Description: Located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward this venue has plenty to offer including a top floor balcony with some pretty awesome views!  This is also a location by the river and in a perfect spot for sunset pictures.

Capacity: 250

Website:  https://www.journeymanhotel.com/

Phone Number: (414) 291-3970 

Email: https://www.journeymanhotel.com/milwaukee-wedding-venues/

Address: 310 E. CHICAGO STREET MILWAUKEE, WI 53202

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Wedding Venue Name: Mercantile Hall

Description: This is an industrial chic wedding venue not far from Milwaukee!

Capacity: 230

Website: https://mercantilehall.com/

Email: Eventmanagers@mercantilehall.com

Phone Number: 262.758.6280

Address: 425 North Pine Street Suite 100, Burlington, WI 53105

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Wedding Venue Name: The Gage

Description: A very modern industrial style located right in Milwaukee.

Capacity: 300

Website: https://www.thegagemke.com/

Email: https://www.thegagemke.com/contact?utm_medium=referral

Phone Number: 414-367-7004

Address: 1139 S. 70th St, Milwaukee, WI 53214

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Wedding Venue Name: The Loft on Broadway

Description: A brand new venue located in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward.  The Loft on Broadway features weathered cream city brick walls. 

Capacity: 249

Website: https://theloftonbroadway.com/

Email: events@theloftonbroadway.com

Phone: 262-675-4734

Address: 177 N. Broadway Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wedding Venue Name: Terrace 167

Description: This venue is located 30 minutes from Milwaukee in Richfield, Wisconsin.  The interior is filled with details and thoughtful decorating.  Terrace 167 has a modern feel with a touch of rustic decor.  

Capacity: 350

Website: https://www.terrace167.com/ 

Phone Number: 262-324-1327

Email: terry@terrace167.com

Address: 3210 State Hwy. 167, Richfield, WI 53076

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Wedding Venue Name: The Lodge At The Rock

Description: The Lodge is located in Franklin just 15 minutes from downtown.  This venue offers a small town feel while still very close to the city.

Capacity: 225

Website: https://www.rusticskivenues.com/the-lodge-at-the-rock

Email: https://www.rusticskivenues.com/contact

Phone Number: 414-509-0471

Address: 7011 S Ballpark Dr, Franklin, WI 53132

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Wedding Venue Name: Harley Davidson Museum

Description: There are plenty of different options at the museum featuring Harley Davidson of course! 

Capacity: 10-10,000

Website: https://www.1903events.com/

Email: https://www.1903events.com/contact/

Phone Number: 877-436-8738

Address: 400 WEST CANAL ST. MILWAUKEE, WI 53201

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Wedding Venue Name: The Iron Horse Hotel

Description: Located in the warehouse district with beautiful details and views of the city.

Website: https://theironhorsehotel.com/milwaukee-wedding-and-event-venues-the-iron-horse-hotel/

Email: info@theironhorsehotel.com

Phone Number: (414) 374-4766

Address: 500 W Florida Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Wedding Venue Name: Whistler’s Knoll Vineyard

Price: $3k-$7k

Description: A unique barn and vineyard venue located near Milwaukee.

Capacity: 200

Website: https://whistlersknoll.com/

Email: INFO@WHISTLERSKNOLL.COM

Phone Number: 920-280-1812

Address: N2845 Highway 15, Hortonville, WI 54944

AND THAT’S THE LIST!

Hopefully this list gives you a few great leads to look into for choosing your Milwaukee Wedding Venue. Finding a Milwaukee Wedding Venue takes time, but once that decision is made, your wedding planning can really take off!!

Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below!

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