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 125 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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On the steps of St. John's
On the steps of St. John's
Inner Courtyard
Inner Courtyard
Tunnel leading to Lake Michiga
Tunnel leading to Lake Michiga
Steps of St. John's Chapel
Steps of St. John's Chapel
Couple in gardens
Couple in gardens
Dekoven Center's gardens
Dekoven Center's gardens
Couple in gardens
Couple in gardens
King's Walkway in Fall
King's Walkway in Fall
Secret Garden behind Chapel
Secret Garden behind Chapel
Dekoven Center's bell spire
Dekoven Center's bell spire
Inside St. John's Chapel
Inside St. John's Chapel
Walking from Taylor Hall
Walking from Taylor Hall
Inside the Great Hall
Inside the Great Hall
Frist dance in the Great Hall
Frist dance in the Great Hall
Music in St. John's Chapel
Music in St. John's Chapel
Frist dance in the Great Hall
Frist dance in the Great Hall
Cocktail hour
Cocktail hour
Frist dance
Frist dance
The Great Hall
The Great Hall
Frist dance in the Great Hall
Frist dance in the Great Hall
Outside the Kemper Building
Outside the Kemper Building
Steps of St. John's
Steps of St. John's
Walkway leading to Great Hall
Walkway leading to Great Hall
Couple in gardens
Couple in gardens
Tunnel at sunset
Tunnel at sunset
Tunnel mid-afternnon
Tunnel mid-afternnon
Couple in gardens
Couple in gardens
Couple in Inner Courtyard
Couple in Inner Courtyard
On the steps of St. John's
On the steps of St. John's
Inner Courtyard
Inner Courtyard
Tunnel leading to Lake Michiga
Tunnel leading to Lake Michiga

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35 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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    Cori · Married on 08/24/2018

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    Dekoven is fantastic! Prices are fair and they work well with their clients and they are very kind. Plus the venue is beautiful!

  • Nick

    Nick · Married on 10/14/2017

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    Once our wedding day finally came we were so pleased with everything at the Dekoven Center. Although we were planning on an outdoor ceremony, with the rain we ended up moving it inside and we were not disappointed. Adam was awesome to work with. He was on his game, had everything ready for us, was very accommodating and overall it couldn't have gone better. The Great Hall was the perfect place for our reception. Just the right size for our 100 guests!

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DeKoven Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • 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, Event Planning, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • 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, 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, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Centerpieces, 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

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, Wisconsin, 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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