Discovery World

500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Discovery World

Discovery World is a museum in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. This waterfront city venue features a 360-degree ballroom with panoramic views. The Bartolotta Restaurants is the exclusive caterer at Discovery World, located on the shores of Lake Michigan seven minutes from Lakeshore State Park.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can share their special day with up to 450 wedding guests at Discovery World. This elegant venue’s 360-degree circular ballroom, The Pilot House, features floor-to-ceiling windows all the way around to offer views of the lake and city skyline. Illuminated columns and modern carpeting adorn the inside of this room. Couples will also find that the Reiman Aquarium, promenade and Pavilion at Discovery World serve as beautiful event spaces as well.

Services Offered
This venue’s scenic views are included with every event. Couples will also find the following services included when booking their wedding:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Parking
  • Setup

Cuisine
The Bartolotta Restaurants, the museum's exclusive caterer, creates a delectable and memorable wedding menu for the couple. The chefs can prepare gluten free, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan and vegetarian dishes.


Other Services
Couples can also host bridal showers, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners at this venue, in addition to ceremonies and receptions.

Fireworks
Fireworks
Aquarium
Aquarium
Pilot House
Pilot House
Ceremony in Pilot House
Ceremony in Pilot House
Ceremony in Pilot House
Ceremony in Pilot House
Ceremony in Pilot House
Ceremony in Pilot House
Ceremony in Pilot House
Ceremony in Pilot House
Dinner in Pilot House
Dinner in Pilot House
Dinner in Pilot House
Dinner in Pilot House
Cocktail Hour in Exhibit Space
Cocktail Hour in Exhibit Space
Dancing in Pilot House
Dancing in Pilot House
Pavilion
Pavilion
Ceremony in Pavilion
Ceremony in Pavilion
Pavilion
Pavilion
Cocktail Hour outside Pavilion
Cocktail Hour outside Pavilion
Patio
Patio
Pavilion Patio
Pavilion Patio
Pavilion
Pavilion
Pavilion
Pavilion
Dancing outside.
Dancing outside.
Barat
Barat
View from the Pilot House
View from the Pilot House
Pilot House balcony
Pilot House balcony
Pavilion
Pavilion
Pavilion
Pavilion
Indian Ceremony Pavilion
Indian Ceremony Pavilion
Indian Ceremony
Indian Ceremony
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Pilot House
Aquarium
Aquarium
Pavilion
Pavilion
Pavilion Patio
Pavilion Patio
Fireworks
Fireworks
Exhibits at Discovery World
Exhibits at Discovery World
Ceremony in Pilot House
Ceremony in Pilot House
Dinner
Dinner
Fireworks
Fireworks
Aquarium
Aquarium
Pilot House
Pilot House

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20 Reviews for Discovery World

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.7
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    Sue · Married on 07/09/2016

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    Our daughter had her wedding reception in The Pilot Room here at the Discovery World. The guests were blown away at the beauty of this venue. The 360 degree outside promenade made for a truly spectacular day. The view of Lake Michigan as well as the entire city scape of Milwaukee was breathtaking!! Words cannot express the magnificence of this sight! The food was five star delicious and presentation was impressive! We highly recommend the professionalism and helpfulness of Jessica in organizing everything for us there. Love, love love this place!

    Sent on 07/13/2016
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    Julie · Married on 04/30/2016

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    My fiancée and I got married at Discovery World on April 30, 2016. From start to finish we had an amazing experience! We worked with Joann as our coordinator. She was wonderful and made planning our wedding as easy as possible. She was knowledgeable, prepared, and always willing to answer whatever questions we had. The day of our wedding was perfect! Our guests all continue to comment on how great our food was and how beautiful the venue is. Everyone made sure throughout the night that everything was how we hoped it would be. Our drink glasses were never empty and staff even took our gifts to my parents car so they didn't have to be distracted. I highly recommend a wedding at Discovery World!

    Sent on 06/14/2016

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Discovery World 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? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 17.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Museum, 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, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • 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
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

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  • Reverend Jennifer Miller
    Reverend Jennifer Miller Wedding Officiants

    Truly the Tops! Amazing city views, delicious food, great service, and the best coordinators. The perfect wedding location!

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  • 500 North Harbor Drive Milwaukee, WI, 53202 See on map
    414-376-9078 (Phone number)

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