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 staff 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 on the main level with overflow room 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 250 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 125 people, featuring views of Lake Michigan and the inner courtyard. Guests may park on-site at Dekoven, and wheelchair access is also available.
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 event rentals for altars/arches, centerpieces, chairs, chair covers, a dance floor, decor, drapery, lighting, and tables. They can also provide barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens for meals. Arrangements can also be made for licensed bartenders, who can serve guests from a cash or open bar. Couples can bring their own outside alcohol, or the venue can provide guests with:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Sonia · Married on 09/15/2018
I recently got married here in September 2018. I can rave a thousand times over about how beautiful their grounds are. They take good care of their property to ensure they preserve the beauty of these buildings. However, my review will not be concentrated on just how beautiful The Dekoven Center is, but I will focus on how helpful Adam Koenig the event manager was during a very difficult situation. The beginning of the ceremony we were told, what no couple would like to hear on their special day, that our officiant was not going to make it to the ceremony. It was easy to fall into despair in the thought that the day that I had planned for for a year and a half was ruined. However, despite the difficulty and the panic this caused, Adam was able to stay level headed and along with some of our loved ones that sprung to action, were able to achieve what seemed like an impossibility by that point; they go us married!!!! Adam went above and beyond what any event manager is tasked to do on a wedding day. He even helped sweep up the flower petals at the end of the ceremony, which is the task and responsibility of the wedding party. I cannot say how thankful I am to Adam for assisting us on our special day. What makes this place a go to, is that not only is the chapel and grounds absolutely beautiful, but the staff that you work with directly are amazing and are there with any questions, concerns, and are ready to spring into action when things don't go the way you planned, as that was my experience. You cannot go wrong when booking with the TheDekoven Center.
Cori · Married on 08/24/2018
Dekoven is fantastic! Prices are fair and they work well with their clients and they are very kind. Plus the venue is beautiful!
Nick · Married on 10/14/2017
Once our wedding day finally came we were so pleased with everything at the Dekoven Center. Although we were planning on an outdoor ceremony, with the rain we ended up moving it inside and we were not disappointed. Adam was awesome to work with. He was on his game, had everything ready for us, was very accommodating and overall it couldn't have gone better. The Great Hall was the perfect place for our reception. Just the right size for our 100 guests!
Classic Elegant Chapel with beautiful grounds for your ceremony and reception.
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!