Venues can make or break wedding festivities, which means finding the right match to your style is a very important part of the planning process. We suggest you first ask yourself this question: should we celebrate indoors or outdoors?
With tons of incredible indoor and outdoor venues, there is no wrong choice! Zilli Hospitality Group partners with the venues in this handpicked selection, each with its own personality and style for your outdoor or indoor wedding.
Top Outdoor Wisconsin Wedding Venues
Though their availability definitely depends on the season (Wisconsin winters may be beautiful, but they are cold), outdoor venues create memorable ceremonies often surrounded by the beauty of nature and architecture. Here are some of the best options for memorable celebrations.
The stunning Boerner Botanical Gardens play host to some of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies and receptions, both in their lush outdoor space and lovely interior rooms.
With sweeping views of Lake Michigan and a front-row seat to the unique architecture of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Coast is the perfect Milwaukee venue for your wedding. You’ll love the artfully landscaped garden, private patio and tastefully updated indoor reception space—with parking right next door.
With the perfect combination of lakeside views + downtown location, there’s no other Milwaukee wedding venue quite like Miller Room. Exchange your vows on the South Garden patio as you gaze upon sparkling Lake Michigan—providing a picture-perfect backdrop for those special moments. Then, step inside to take in floor-to-ceiling views and enjoy a drink at the updated mid-century modern bar.
VILLA TERRACE | MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
This sprawling Mediterranean villa on Milwaukee’s lakefront offers the best in architectural, artistic and horticultural beauty. With wide balconies, stunning gardens and an incredible view, this aesthetically pleasing villa entertains 80 in a sit-down dinner, 120 with audience-style seating and 135 for standing receptions. The tranquil magnificence of this venue can be appreciated in three rental spaces: the Great Room, Terrace de Luna and the Mercury Courtyard.
The Domes are truly unique “outdoor” venues because they’re not outdoors at all! Weddings in any season are perfectly complemented by the abundance of natural beauty in these three greenhouse spaces.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL CENTER | MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Built and designed in 1967 by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, this venue offers a classic, American prestige that elevates any wedding or event held here. The center’s Fitch Plaza is a favorite wedding spot in Milwaukee.
Fitch Plaza, their outdoor venue, is one of the most sought-after outside wedding spots in Milwaukee, and their indoor space Memorial Hall, has the same simple elegance. Both venue spaces provide breathtaking views of the lake and city for large groups of guests easily taken care of by Zilli.
IVE HOUSE | MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Discover a modern industrial botanical garden in Milwaukee’s Harbor View; the Ivy House has both indoor charm with outdoor bliss.
This former warehouse – turned nightclub – underwent an extensive redesign to become our (now) multi-award winning, Ivy House. Much to our excitement, the renovation exposed a beautiful wall of cream city brick behind the stage — a Milwaukee staple jackpot! To us, it’s all about how you feel when you walk into a space.
Fernweh Patio Bar was created as an extension of the interior space to match the same ivy-drenched decor. The 360-degree concrete-clad bar allows for a quick round of drinks and easy conversation at the corners.
The Penthouse, also used as a get-ready suite, has all the amenities needed to feel right at home. And the Green Room, right off the main ballroom, is the perfect place to sneak away to if you need to catch your breath or prepare for the next main event.
LILAC ACRES | WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN
Lilac Acres is a countryside event venue located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Lilac Acres’ renovated barn reserved for ceremonies features a white-washed interior, rustic brick backsplash and custom-made pews and chairs. It also has a reception barn that is fully climate controlled and includes a food prep room, loading dock, patio and fully licensed bar.
The Best Indoor Wedding Venues in Wisconsin
Architecture and décor inspire wonder in guests. Indoor venues have their own style and history you can use to enhance the vision for your celebration. Here are our favorite indoor venues in the Milwaukee area for your next beautiful wedding celebrations.
The Pritzlaff properties are all perfect examples of how indoor venues can be the farthest thing from boring. With unique contemporary décor that matches a wide variety of themes, these four venue spaces are ideal for your wedding.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY | MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
One of the most intriguing venues, the Milwaukee County Historical Society is a renovated bank that kept all of its original glitz and glamor. Weddings held here are defined by the elegance and opulence of the venue.
BEST PLACE AT PABST BREWERY | MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Bright, beautiful murals line the walls and exemplify the historic charm of Milwaukee’s original pubs. Best Place at Pabst Brewery is ideal for lively wedding festivities and an overall good time.
Wedding planning sometimes seems so overwhelming that it no longer seems fun. Here at Zilli Hospitality Group, our professional team is dedicated to helping you flawlessly plan your perfect wedding, from the first step – choosing a venue – to the last.
MERCANTILE HALL | BURLINGTON, WISCONSIN
Located in the historic Downtown Burlington, Wisconsin, Mercantile Hall is a non-traditional indoor venue with a whole lot of heart. After being ravaged by fire in 2014, the former furniture store was restored and transformed into a gorgeous rustic setting.
Spanning over 15,000 square feet, the glass building is known for its eye-catching architecture and luxury decors. Couples can celebrate their happiest day beneath the towering steel beams and rafters, under the glow of amber chandeliers and cascading lights. Romantic moments are sure to feel extra special in this charming and one-of-a-kind venue.
FILAMENT | MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Filament is a modern, industrial event space in the Fifth Ward boasting botanical walls and a multitude of custom Filament bulbs draping from the wood-beamed ceiling. The historical Cream City brick is one of the main focal points of this space as they sit adjacent from the wide and welcoming bar.
BIRCH | WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN
With 6,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor space, there are many areas for guests to gather. Host your event inside, outside, or a little of both. The highlight is our expansive patio garden lined with string bulbs. Inside features an intimate ballroom with cream city brick, a full-sized bar, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking our gardens.
Birch is adjacent to Camp Tosa, also owned by Hackbarth Hospitality. A great spot to continue your afterparty.
PLANT NO. 4 | MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Plant No. 4, centrally located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, offers an elegant industrial setting with plenty of open space and vintage decor. This unique blend of new and old makes for a once-of-a-kind wedding.
If you need more insight into any of these Milwaukee wedding venues, feel free to use our venue finder, which allows you to select filters like capacity, indoor/outdoor settings and price point. Once you select your filters, you can compare up to four venues side-by-side.
We’re excited to create your dream day! Give us a call at 262-547-9447 or contact us online!
Need Help Finding the Perfect Venue?
Feeling overwhelmed by the number of incredible Milwaukee venues to choose from? No worries! We will pair you with a Zilli wedding professional, who will give you an in-person tour of every venue that matches your specific vision.