Skip to main content
Weddings
This venue is popular with couples. Start a conversation

Pricing information

Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$600 starting price
Bar service
$4 per person
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$600 starting price
Bar service
$4 per person
These prices are available for the months of April through November. These prices are available for the months of December through March.

Do you want more pricing details?

Attributes highlighted by couples

Quality catering
Unique aesthetic style
Guests comfort
Amenities

About

On WeddingWire since 2009

The Dekoven Center, located in Racine, Wisconsin, is a waterfront wedding venue situated on 10 scenic acres overlooking Lake Michigan. They offer both indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions, and have over 15 years of experience coordinating events at their facility. Their team is fully dedicated to providing excellent service to each of their guests, and focus on detail, flexibility, and competitive pricing to offer complete customer satisfaction. One of their ultimate goals is to help couples plan their special day in their own way.

Facilities and Capacity

The historic St. John’s Chapel is a romantic location for a ceremony, capable of seating up to 200 guests (168 on the main level with overflow room for 34 additional guests in the balcony). Outdoor celebrations can be held on DeKoven’s 11 lakefront acres, surrounded by colorful gardens and towering trees around the chapel. The Great Hall offers gorgeous stained glass windows, beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors for up to 225 guests. Receptions are a favorite in this location, due to the beautiful chandelier lighting and custom built-in bar. For couples with a smaller guest list, The Assembly Hall provides room for 150 people, featuring views of Lake Michigan and the inner courtyard. Guests may park on-site at Dekoven, and wheelchair access is also available.

Services Offered

All-inclusive packages are available at the Dekoven Center. Their dedicated event coordinator is committed to giving couples the wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, or engagement party they’ve always dreamed of. From simple events to large, elaborate celebrations, their experience allows couples to run wild with ideas. To help with the more detailed parts of the occasion, the venue also offers rentals for chairs, chair covers, and lighting. A dance floor is included, along with tables, banquet-style chairs, linens, china, flatware, glassware, and even event security! Licensed bartenders are included with your minimum beverage purchase, which is fully customizable with tap and bottled beer, house wine, a variety of rail, premium and top shelf liquors - you can even provide a customized, signature drink for your guests to enjoy!

Messages sent successfully.

Bundle and save time!
Contact DeKoven Center and their preferred vendors

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?

$600

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

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$4

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

Bartender(s)

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

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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 Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
4.9 out of 5 rating
53 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
97% Recommended by couples

55 User photos

53 Reviews
Audrey
Audrey C. Sent on 12/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Personal and wonderful staff!

If you want the best venue and event coordinator, look no further! We worked with Nicole and Jennifer for our wedding on December 3rd, 2022. There was absolutely no problems. She helped make our day absolutely perfect. The campus is beautiful and ADA accessible. I highly recommend staying in the AirBnbs on campus as well.
M
Maggie V. Sent on 05/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great to work with! Beautiful venue!

Nicole was great to work with, always willing and able to answer any questions I had. The rest of the staff was also very friendly and easy to work with. We loved the venue, it was perfect for our outdoor wedding, but it was good to know we had the option to use the chapel for bad weather. The Great Hall was beautiful we loved the architecture and the lights the venue provided.
Karyna
Karyna P. Sent on 06/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue

Our event manager Nicole was amazing. She was very friendly and courteous. She was our fourth manager over the period of the three years of planning, but with the short time we worked with her, she did an amazing job. The chapel and the Assembly Hall were beautifully decorated and set up and I was impressed on how everything turned out.
illustration stars

Are you interested?

Message vendor

Awards

53
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

Kirstin & Andrew
31 photos · 06/15/2019
Kristen & Jordan
28 photos · 06/08/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Reverend Jennifer Miller Reverend Jennifer Miller Wedding Officiants

Classic Elegant Chapel with beautiful grounds for your ceremony and reception.

Rev. Jewel Olson: Officiant Rev. Jewel Olson: Officiant Wedding Officiants

Beautiful venue for your Special Day! Outdoor or Indoors ~ Truly a wonderful atmosphere to share your vows & become married! It's always a pleasure to work with the Dekoven staff!

Preferred Vendors

Reverend Jennifer Miller
5.0 out of 5 rating , 50 Reviews
· Wedding Officiants
SB Photography and Design
4.9 out of 5 rating , 96 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Vital Image
4.9 out of 5 rating , 94 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Rev. Jewel Olson: Officiant
5.0 out of 5 rating , 78 Reviews
· Wedding Officiants
take forty five - airbrush makeup artist
5.0 out of 5 rating , 8 Reviews
· Wedding Hair & Makeup
Shannon Z Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 33 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers

Map

illustration visit

Would you like to visit?

Request a visit

DeKoven Center frequently asked questions

DeKoven Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The bar service starting price at DeKoven Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The space offered by DeKoven Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront
DeKoven Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
DeKoven Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
DeKoven Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
DeKoven Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables
DeKoven Center is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.

Other vendors in Milwaukee for your wedding

Wedding Venues

Responds within 24 hours