The Annex, fondly known as the “glass house,” is a shining example of Milwaukee innovation. The ultimate horticulture experience, it’s the ONLY greenhouse to double as a venue for all types of events. The 15,000-square-foot structure, which is covered head to toe in picturesque windows, offers every imaginable view of Mitchell Park.
The Annex is the perfect green canvas for your special events. Guests who celebrate, meet and dine here will feel like they’re in the center of the expansive park. Seated events can accommodate up to 350 guests and cocktail events up to 600. Here are some ways you could dress up the glass house for the day:
The best first dance under the stars
Calling all you engaged lovebirds! The Annex sets a romantic stage for your special day surrounded by all your friends and family. There’s plenty of room for everyone to sit and have a relaxing meal.
The interior is even versatile enough to be divided into a ceremony, complete with soft gardens lights, LED uplighting, an aisle runner, floral arrangements and seating. The surrounding life outside the Annex will make your guests feel like they are outdoors under the sun and stars without the stress of inclement weather hindering your wedding day.
Flexible space for all types of events
Are you looking for an imaginative space to have a meeting or inspire your team? The Annex can easily accommodate a work retreat or cocktail event. The venue comes equipped with high-tech lighting and modern décor. A large projector was even built into it—perfect for presentations or photo slideshows! Your guests will especially appreciate the open space and expansive views while discussing matters that are important to their business.
The Annex isn’t limited to corporate events. This would make for a unique gala setting, fun prom night or cool birthday bash. And pull out the dance floor, because there’s plenty of space for busting a move.
Personalized planning and catering
When you book an event at the Annex, that means you have access to Milwaukee’s top catering and event planning team. They will work hand-in-hand with you on all your important details to ensure an expertly curated menu with local ingredients and that will accommodate guests’ range of dietary needs and preferences. And our full-service team can help you create the right environment for your special event. Décor, floral, linens—we’ll dress the Annex the way you envision.
Built-in entertainment right next door
If you need more room for guests to spread out, don’t forget that the Domes are available. The Show Dome, Desert Dome and Tropical Dome all come with their own diverse horticultural experience.
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