Mercantile Hall is a new, non-traditional event venue in Burlington, Wisconsin that sits squarely in the heart of the city's historic downtown. From its construction before the turn of the century, the building has morphed from a mercantile (old school mall) to a department store, and most recently a furniture store that was ravaged by a massive 5-alarm fire in 2014. Interestingly, as the restoration crews worked hard to clear the fire debris by removing the layers of soot and melted wires, the most amazing discovery was found - the original hardwood floors hiding beneath a fireproof polyester covering. The warm tones of the wood floors and the exposed imperfect brick walls make the most beautiful setting that can take on a variety of looks including industrial, vintage, modern, rustic, or artsy.
So it was a fateful day just about two years later when the idea was born to take that amazing space and create something insanely special. Two women dedicated to service, community, and fun (along with a posse of friends, family, and community members) will help Mercantile Hall take its first full breath in the Spring of 2017. Leaving its original elements intact, the entire space will feature experience-rich design with components that can be changed to transform each and every event making the space unique each time.
Mercantile Hall will be managed by Wendy Lynch and Stephanie Heft. Their cup of love for Burlington will spilleth over as they work hard to create a place for dreamy weddings, awesome corporate events, school and civic functions, and supersized community events. For more information, watch for our EVENTS page to be published soon. Until then, send us a note if you want to drop by and see what we've got cooking in there. We love to share our passion and show off this beautiful space.See our exclusive venues
Seats up to 280
Feel the space. It has an undeniably cool vibe. Make it elegant. Make it industrial. Celebrate it's vintage eclectic awesomeness. Make it your own. It's so easy to do - with exposed brick walls, warm hardwood floors. It's a canvas waiting for you to create the event of the century.
Seats up to 280
- Ceremony Space
- Reception Space
- Free On-Site Parking
- Outdoor Space
- Tables & Chairs On-Site
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Wifi Available
I had my wedding here is April! And it was beautiful! The team at the mercantile is so accommodating and makes your day go absolutely perfect! They felt like family! The venue itself is amazing! So many unique touches that you don’t really have to do a ton decor wise if you don’t want to! I highly recommend them!
I can’t say enough about the Mercantile Hall, mainly because of Stephanie and the rest of the staff. The hall itself is unspeakably beautiful it’s enough of a blank canvas to do what you want, but it’s so pretty on it’s own that you could get away with really light decor. From our first tour all the way through the wedding day.
Picking this venue for our wedding was absolutely the best. Stephanie and Wendy were exceptionally easy to work with and worked their butts off they are worth every penny. The exposed brick and amazing chandeliers lead to great pictures. Our wedding wouldn’t have been quite as special if we did not have it at Mercantile Hall