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!
43 Reviews for DeKoven Center
Recommended by 99% of couples
9 User photos
Jennifer Pezdir · Married on 10/03/2020
We had our wedding ceremony here. Jenna was our coordinator. She was amazing to work with. She kept me in the loop along the way in regards to what changes were made for their COVID protocol and was very willing to work with us on everything. I highly recommend the DeKoven Center!Sent on 10/09/2020
DeKoven Center's reply:Thank you so much for your kind review, Jeni! It was such a beautiful ceremony, and I'm so glad that you and Brandon were still able to carry out your wedding plans. It was such a pleasure to work with you both! Best wishes!
Christine Gundrum · Married on 09/09/2020
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 Slater · Married on 07/25/2020
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!
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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!