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DeKoven Center

Racine, WI View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
48 reviews
$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 225 guests

About

$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 225 guests

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,500

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
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
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?

Altar/Arch
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

48 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Karyna P. Married on 06/18/2022
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    Amazing Venue

    Our event manager Nicole was amazing. She was very friendly and courteous. She was our fourth manager over the period of the three years of planning, but with the short time we worked with her, she did an amazing job. The chapel and the Assembly Hall were beautifully decorated and set up and I was impressed on how everything turned out.

    DeKoven Center's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words, Karyna. Thank you for having trust in me as I moved over to the Event Manager position. I am so happy your day was perfect! Wishing you and Andy the very best!
    Cheers,
    Nicole Miller
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    Molly Married on 01/31/2021
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    Snowy January Wedding

    I highly recommend having a wedding at the Dekoven Center. The Chapel is beautiful and Jenna really works with you to make sure your day special and everything you want to included in your ceremony is in there. On my wedding day we had a huge snow storm and she contacted me and offered to move the ceremony time back that day to ensure we and our guests were able to make it.

    DeKoven Center's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind review, Molly! It was a memorable day, indeed, and I'm so glad that The DeKoven Center got to be a part of this new beginning for your family :)

Awards

  • 48
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kirstin & Andrew
    31 photos · 06/15/2019
  • Kristen & Jordan
    28 photos · 06/08/2019

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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 Caron Butler Drive (21st Street) Racine, WI, 53403
2626336401

Offices: Monday - Saturday Events 7 days a week
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DeKoven Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at DeKoven Center?

DeKoven Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At DeKoven Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at DeKoven Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of DeKoven Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by DeKoven Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at DeKoven Center for wedding events?

DeKoven Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does DeKoven Center offer?

DeKoven Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does DeKoven Center offer for wedding events?

DeKoven Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does DeKoven Center have available for wedding events?

DeKoven Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend DeKoven Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

DeKoven Center is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.

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