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Best Place at Pabst

Milwaukee, WI View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
18 reviews
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Best Place at Pabst is a charming and historic wedding venue located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Situated in the original Pabst Brewery, this esteemed setting has been rejuvenated to offer a storied venue for special celebrations. Standing since 1844, it presents decades of character, with each room and setting draped in history and charm. From The Great Hall to the King’s Courtyard, there is a wealth of opportunity for you to celebrate your long-awaited event your way.

Facilities and Capacity

Best Place at Pabst presents guests with a wide range of event spaces and design influences. There are two main indoor venues within the property: The Blue Ribbon Hall and The Great Hall. Built in 1858, The Blue Ribbon Hall was designed to reflect the architecture of early Renaissance Germany. With this ornate foundation, it was redesigned in 1940 with the addition of colorful frescoes, murals, ornate architecture, and luxurious furnishings. Today, it has been rejuvenated to celebrate those centuries of style and charm, presenting you with an elegant setting for your special celebration. Additionally, in the warmer months, it offers an outdoor courtyard ideal for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and other events. The Great Hall, built in 1880, was the original corporate headquarters of the famous Pabst Brewing Company. Renovated in 2014, it has retained the original glass windows, hardwood floors, and furnishings of this esteemed brewery. For an added experience, the adjoining Speakeasy is an ideal setting for a relaxing refreshment with your nearest and dearest.

Services Offered

The team at Best Place at Pabst takes pride in the accommodating service they provide to couples on their special day. As an added touch, they can assist you in planning your event within this esteemed setting. Naturally, bartenders will be present to serve you up a wide range of refreshments on your special day. Outside caterers are welcome, allowing you to host a fitting feast for your long-awaited celebration. A range of equipment and furnishings are available for rental, including:

  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Lighting
  • Chairs
  • Tables

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$250

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Brewery
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

18 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

12 User photos

  • Robert
    Robert H. Married on 01/16/2022
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    Had the Best Time at Best Place!

    The Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery was an amazing venue. It is a beautiful location and the staff were easy to work with. We were also able to stay at a nearby hotel and remain within walking distance the whole weekend - even in the dead of winter in Milwaukee. The space was also a great value - especially compared to other, similar spaces in Milwaukee. Our guests had so much fun before the wedding going on a tour of the buildings and looking through the gift shop. Finally, they were very flexible - allowing us to reschedule by almost a year due to COVID-19. It was a really great venue, and I would suggest it to anyone.
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    Alie Married on 03/19/2021
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    There is no better place to hold your wedding!

    The Best Place was perfect for our ceremony and reception. Sarah and the entire staff took such great care of us and our guests. They did everything they could to make us feel safe and taken care of. All of our guests were mesmerized by the beauty and history of everything the buildings offer. We knew when we first walked in to do the tour that it was the place we would be getting married.
  • Cynthia
    Cynthia K. Married on 10/04/2020
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    Great Historic Venue

    We loved how gorgeous the hall is. Because of the historic beauty we did not have to decorate at all!! One less thing for us to fret about and it looked better than we could have ever imagined!! The staff was more than accommodating and very friendly; by the end of the night they felt more like guests!! It was perfect!

Awards

  • 18
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Monika & Brett
    67 photos · 11/03/2018
  • Elizabeth & Max
    29 photos · 10/20/2018

Map

901 W Juneau Ave Milwaukee, WI, 53233
4146140172
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Best Place at Pabst frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Best Place at Pabst?

Best Place at Pabst includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Best Place at Pabst, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Best Place at Pabst includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Best Place at Pabst in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Best Place at Pabst for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Brewery
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Best Place at Pabst for wedding events?

Best Place at Pabst offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Best Place at Pabst offer?

Best Place at Pabst offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Best Place at Pabst offer for wedding events?

Best Place at Pabst offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Best Place at Pabst have available for wedding events?

Best Place at Pabst offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Best Place at Pabst and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Best Place at Pabst is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.6 in average response time.

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