A Sampling of Milwaukee’s Beautiful Historical Wedding Venues
Beautiful architectural details. The feeling of hundreds of years of history around you. Historical romance. There are a lot of reasons to choose a historical wedding venue for your big day.
Historical Wedding Venues
Beautiful architectural details. The feeling of hundreds of years of history around you. Historical romance. Opportunity for a vintage wedding. Unique and memorable photographs. There are a lot of reasons to choose a historical wedding venue for your big day—and the Milwaukee area is full of beautiful wedding venues to choose from. We’ve put together a list of a few of them for any couple looking to celebrate in a historical setting (listed alphabetically, not by beauty).
1451 Renaissance Place
Designed by American architect Solon Spencer Berman, 1451 Renaissance Place has been a striking part of Milwaukee’s east side since it opened it 1909. More than 70 years later, the building was renovated so it could meet the needs of modern weddings while still preserving the original details: woodwork, vaulted ceiling, plaster, moldings, leaded-glass windows, and marble staircase.
Best Place at the Pabst Brewery
With your first step into Blue Ribbon Hall, you will instantly be transported back to time when things were a little tougher and yet life was simpler. Experience a small piece of Americana and enjoy yourself surrounded by Old World Charm and Hospitality. If you’re looking for a unique, one of a kind, “BEST PLACE” for your corporate or individual event, or simply a tall cold one, look no further than Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.
Black Swan MKE
The view inside Black Swan Milwaukee is as spectacular it is outside. Located in a building constructed in 1896, the Black Swan Milwaukee has a front seat on the Milwaukee River in the historic Third Ward. When guests step away from the magnificent river view, they are awed by chandeliers, arched doorways, and marble floors.
Recent renovations may have kept this wedding venue updated, but the original grandeur of this 1913 building shines through. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and hewn from Bedford Limestone, this venue in Waukesha combines historical detail and elegance into the ideal historic setting for any wedding.
Riviera Lake Geneva
The first dance was held in the 1930’s at the Riviera Lake Geneva. Many performers have graced this elegant ballroom over the years which is why many couples choose this historic venue—as well as for the beach and scenic beauty of the lake.
Turner Hall Ballroom
Turner Hall began as a showplace for the panoramic painters and other German immigrant artists who dominated the Milwaukee art scene until the 1920’s and throughout the early 1900’s. It is the only building in Milwaukee that currently holds the three following honorary architectural and historical designations: a National Landmark, a listing on the National Registry of Historic Places, and a local Historical Landmark.
The building was built in 1874, by architect Edward Townsend Mix, as the family residence for Great Lakes Captain Robert Patrick Fitzgerald. It is a study in symmetry. The double arched windows, the arched doorway, the pillars supporting the porch and the bracketed overhang combine to give the house an air of balance and harmony.
Villa Filomena has been renovated as an event destination while maintaining the historic beauty and charm of the original mansion.