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.
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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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!
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Offices: Monday - Saturday Events 7 days a week
DeKoven Center frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at DeKoven Center?
- Set Up
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What are the most important characteristics of DeKoven Center in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at DeKoven Center for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does DeKoven Center offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does DeKoven Center offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does DeKoven Center have available for wedding events?
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
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