DeKoven Center

600 21st St., Racine, WI 53403 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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 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 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 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:

  • House beer, wine, and liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • Specialty beer and wine
  • Signature drink
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Historic building on property
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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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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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38 Reviews for DeKoven Center

Recommended by 98% of couples


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

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    Jordan · Married on 06/08/2019

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Such a beautiful place to get married

    The Dekoven center was everything we could have ever asked for. Even with switching contacts from Adam to Jenna was fairly smooth. Jenna was amazing with everything and any changes, even last minute, we're solved with ease! The grounds and buildings were perfect for wedding shots. I couldn't have asked for a better venue.

    Sent on 06/11/2019

    DeKoven Center's reply:

    Thank you so much Jordan for your kind words! It was such a pleasure working with you and Kristen for your wedding day. Looking forward to seeing more beautiful pictures! Wishing you the best of luck in your future.
    Best - Jenna and Mandy
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    Sonia · Married on 09/15/2018

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

    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.

    Sent on 10/08/2018

    DeKoven Center's reply:

    Thank you so much Sonia for your kind words! I'm so glad we were able to turn an unfortunate situation into a happy one again. Best wishes to a happily ever after (you two deserve it).

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DeKoven Center Pricing

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

$2,526 - $6,051
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • 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? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • 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? $ 550.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 550.00
  • 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? $ 4.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • 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? May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April

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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!

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  • 600 21st St. Racine, WI, 53403 See on map
    262-233-4872 (Phone number)
    2628981644 (Fax Number)
    Offices: Monday - Saturday Events 7 days a week

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