History Museum at the Castle is a museum wedding venue situated in Appleton, Wisconsin. With a selection of event spaces available, this location is suitable for couples looking to plan an intimate wedding celebration influenced by history and culture. This venue, originally the site of a Masonic temple, houses exhibitions and records of Appleton and Fox Valley’s pasts. The interior measures three floors that feature museum displays, interactive presentations, and a luxury gift shop. Couples celebrating the beginning of their new lives together will find a location rich with history, culture, and community at the History Museum at the Castle.
Facilities and Capacity
Offering two main event spaces, couples can comfortably host their engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception inside the stone walls of the History Museum. The Siekman Room, adjacent to the building’s foyer, boasts full-sized windows, terrazzo flooring, and French doors. This room can accommodate between 50 and 100 seated guests, and 125 standing. Stained windows crafted by local artisans border the room, while the main area suits cocktail hours and buffet setups. The museum’s Ogilvie Hall features warm wooden ceilings, vintage lighting, and a main stage. Suitable for both ceremonies and receptions, this space houses a 1926 Austin pipe organ available for guest rental. The Ogilvie Hall can host anywhere between 120 and 165 wedding guests.
History Museum at the Castle provides couples preparing for their big day with a number of convenient amenities to supplement their celebrations. Some of the services available onsite include:
- Exhibition admission
- Available round or banquet-style tables and chairs
- Podium and PA system
- WiFi for presentation purposes
- Projector and accompanying screen
This venue rests on property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with the original structure’s construction taking place in 1923. The museum features Norman Revival architecture and medieval inspired framework. Sold to the Historical Society in 1985 by the Masonic charter, this site has been, and continues to be, a hub for community engagement and cultural attractions.
Aside from providing a dynamic wedding venue space, the History Museum at the Castle also hosts a variety of exhibitions and events such as:
- Self-guided museum tours and guided bus and walking tours
- Historic pub crawls in Appleton
- Houdini tours around the city
- A revolving events calendar
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