DeKoven Center

600 Caron Butler Drive (21st Street), Racine, WI 53403 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $3k - $6k
Guest capacity 10 to 225
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About DeKoven Center

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!

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Bell tower
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Inside St. John's Chapel
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Cobblestone path
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Great Hall Reception
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Assembly Hall Reception
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Located by Lake Michigan
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Breezeway
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Outdoor ceremony
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Front steps of chapel
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Outdoor ceremony location
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Cobblestone pathway
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Historic building on property
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Sparkler exit
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Secret garden
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Inside the Great Hall
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Bride in garden
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Breezeway
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Lake side of property
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Breezeway leading to garden
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Couple in inner courtyard
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Inside St. John's Chapel
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Front of St. John's Chapel
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Couple in gardens
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First look in gardens
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First dance in the Great Hall
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Secret garden behind Chapel
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Inside the Great Hall
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Couple in inner courtyard
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Breezeway leading to gardens
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Front steps St. John's Chapel
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43 Reviews for DeKoven Center

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Christine

    Christine Gundrum · Married on 09/09/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding Day with the DeKoven Center

    It's Beautiful, It's Perfect and It's on Lake Michigan. It has all the facilities and amenities for a Fantastic Wedding Day with a wonderful built in wedding coordinator. Enjoy....

    Sent on 09/09/2020

    DeKoven Center's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Chris! It was such a pleasure working with you and Tony. What a beautiful celebration it was - thanks for allowing The DeKoven Center to be a part of your day!
  • Bailey

    Bailey Slater · Married on 07/25/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely Amazing!

    Even during COVID the Dekoven Center was an absolutely amazing place to get married! The scenery was beautiful and the staff, especially Jenna, were excellent. We had to relain our destination wedding here in town in three weeks and they were flexible, timely, and just amazing! I highly recommend them.

    Sent on 08/29/2020

    DeKoven Center's reply:

    Thank you for such kind words, Bailey! I loved working with you, Tyler, and your wonderful family and friends. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

DeKoven Center Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$2,527 - $6,052
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

DeKoven Center Price Rates

DeKoven Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3300
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2750
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 550
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 550
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    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 maximum capacity of your venue?
    225
  • 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
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    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?
    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

2 Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    10% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 10% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Reverend Jennifer Miller Wedding Officiants

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

  • 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!

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  • 600 Caron Butler Drive (21st Street) Racine, WI, 53403 See on map
    262-233-4872 (Phone number)
    2628981644 (Fax Number)
    Offices: Monday - Saturday Events 7 days a week
    Location of (DeKoven Center)