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Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Oshkosh, Wisconsin View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
87 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 1,000 guests

About

$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 1,000 guests

Welcome to the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center, a premier wedding venue in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We are located on the scenic banks of the Fox River just a short distance from restaurants, shops, entertainment, and more.

Facilities and Capacity
We offer several modern spaces to host your wedding events. The Athearn Ballroom is a newly renovated space in our Hotel, with beautiful crystal chandeliers, that can accommodate up to 250 guests. The South Half is a modern space in the attached Oshkosh Convention Center, with gorgeous natural light and stunning views of the river, that can accommodate up to 400 guests. The North Half is another modern space in the Oshkosh Convention Center with seating for up to 400 guests. Looking for an outdoor ceremony? Have your wedding at our on-site Riverside Park on the banks of the Fox River. Our charming lawn space accommodates up to 250 seated guests.

Services Offered
We can host your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Our services include guest rooms, in-house baker, event planning, in-house catering, lighting and sound, bridal suite, set up and clean up, event rentals and more. When you rent out our facility for your wedding events, we include professionally trained staff, all necessary dinnerware, round tables, auxiliary tables, white or ivory linens, cloth napkins in a variety of colors, table skirts, head table on risers, piping and drape, podium for guest book, dance floor, stage for band or DJ, complimentary wedding night in hotel, complimentary champagne toast for head table and room for a rehearsal dinner or gift opening. Our experienced event planners work with you to plan a flawless day that flows seamlessly from one event to the next. We help you choose the event space and functional layout, coordinate with vendors and more. Our hotel offers overnight accommodations for you and your guests, with views of the Fox River and Lake Winnebago. Each room features quality amenities.

Cuisine
We offer full-service catering, both on-site and off-site. Our amazing culinary staff can create anything from a gourmet five course meal to an informal buffet or plated dinner. Our catering team works with you to create custom menus for all your wedding events. Catering services include:

  • Buffet, plated, and station style meals
  • Dessert
  • Servers
  • Tastings
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Cocktail reception

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?

$100

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

$1

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?

$750

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

$200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

1000

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

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?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

87 Reviews

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

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    Al Schraeder Married on 10/08/2021
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    First Rate Venue

    First rate venue with courteous, professional staff that communicated constantly with us to insure everything was going smoothly at our daughters wedding reception. Excellent food, excellent bar/beverage service and excellent customer service.
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    Elise Z. Married on 07/04/2021
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    Beautiful place!

    This was an amazing place that helped us with everything we needed! It was all so easy and went so smooth!

Awards

  • 87
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Erika & John
    32 photos · 09/01/2018

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Team

Anna Forslin
Anna Forslin
Wedding & Events Manager

New to the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center family, I fell in love with event planning during my days working for a professional baseball team. I take pride in creating an event that is completely memorable and unique to you. There is truly nothing that compares to the opprotunity to help make your dreams a reality while being apart of your special day.

Here at the Best Western Premier Waterfront we offer a unique venue that allows your personalities to shine!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Jdog Studios Jdog Studios Wedding Photographers

This is one of the premier reception venues in the area. They are very efficient and help take the stress out of your wedding day. We would highly recommend Best Western Premier.

Advanced Entertainment DJ Service Advanced Entertainment DJ Service Wedding DJs

Amazing wedding venue!!!

Sweet N Easy Events Sweet N Easy Events Wedding Planners

It has been a pleasure working with this venue and getting to know Miranda! We're looking forward to all of our upcoming weddings at the Best Western and the Convention Center!

Map

1 N. Main Street Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 54901
9202301900

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Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center?

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center for wedding events?

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center offer?

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center offer for wedding events?

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center have available for wedding events?

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center is recommended by 82% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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