Charles Allis Art Museum
Charles Allis and his wife, Sarah, commissioned prominent Milwaukee Architect Alexander Eschwhile to design this building in 1911. The Tudor-style mansion contains the Allis’ private art collection as well as showcasing different pieces from Wisconsin artists each year. This unique location is one of a few places preserved in their original state. It acts as an elegant, historical setting for your next wedding or event and can be rented out for either a half or full day.
The Charles Allis Art Museum houses several collections, including Bruno Ertz’s realistic watercolor paintings of butterflies in Mrs. Allis’ Bedroom, the 19th century paintings by students of the Hudson River School in the Library and the variety of French art in the aptly named French Parlor. This differentiated and distinguished assortment of art adds to the sophistication and intrigue of the museum.Take a look inside
Milwaukee’s historic East Side provides the perfect environment for a corporate retreat, meeting, holiday party or reception. The Margaret Rahill Great Hall, built in 1998 in the original mansion’s style, is available for rental and comes equipped for any corporate event’s needs. Its rental includes:
- Projection screen
Some optional features are:
- Access to garden and patio
- Tent rental
There is also a discount for qualified nonprofit organizations.
Key Corporate Features
- Wifi available
- Street parking
- Built in entertainment – museum exhibits for breaks
The indoor space seats 120 at tables, 150 like an audience or 150-200 guests for standing receptions. Renting the garden and patio increases guest capacity and offers great outdoor mingling space with views of the mansion’s exterior.
- Free On-Site Parking
- Meeting Space
- Outdoor Space
- Tables & Chairs On-Site
- Wheelchair Accessible
- WiFi Available
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Great experience being a DJ at a wedding event this weekend. Friendly staff, beautiful hall.