Jan Serr Studio is a newly renovated event space located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and serving the Milwaukee and Madison areas. Grounds of the historic Ford Motor Company plant, the venue boasts a modern industrial ambiance and décor to lend a unique edge to your event theme. The venue also brings a positive community impact, as a portion of rental proceeds directly benefit education initiatives at UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts.
Facilities and Capacity
Perched atop UWM's Kenilworth Square East building, this top-floor space can accommodate a guest list of 150 to 450 and offers a private penthouse balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows. Panoramic views deliver breathtaking colors from the Milwaukee skyline to Lake Michigan, creating a wedding backdrop that dreams are made of. With over 7,000 square feet of event space, including both gallery and loft studio spaces, couples enjoy the flexibility to create a seamless ceremony and reception floor plan to increase guest convenience. Other event options include bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. If you've considered a daytime or sunset wedding, this venue will illuminate your daytime event with the expansive windows offering natural light to support beautiful photography and energy conservation. Venue patrons can conveniently park their vehicles in the climate-controlled parking structure located inside the building. Located near many area attractions, your guests can spend leisure time enjoying visits to Lake Michigan, North Point Water Tower, and Veterans Park. Many hotel accommodations are readily available nearby to make sure your guests and wedding party are comfortable, rested and ready for the big day. Additionally, popular retail locations are conveniently located near the venue to address any last-minute needs.
To ensure the ultimate level of attention to every detail, Jan Serr Studio partners with Saz’s hospitality group to provide event coordination support and services. In addition, the talented team at Saz’s kitchen provides tantalizing catering services, including cake cutting, servers and a range of packages and cuisine choices to accommodate every palate. Additional services available:
4 Reviews for Jan Serr Studio
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jason · Married on 09/09/2020
Stunning (and great to work with!)
Jan Serr Studio was the first place we visited when looking for a venue for our fall 2019 wedding. Though we went on to visit many more throughout the city, nothing else compared. The space had everything we were looking for in a venue - accommodations for ceremony/cocktail hour/reception with no room flips, architectural character and stunning city views that look great even with minimal decoration/flowers, and integrated indoor/outdoor space for flexibility, weather-proof planning, and fresh air. As an out of town couple, we appreciated the seamless planning process with Saz's for catering, the ease of using the included tables/chairs/linens/etc., the recommendations for other vendors that Ed and Emily generously shared, and the flexibility to visit the space whenever we were in Milwaukee. We had some DIY decorations and were able to set up much of it the day before the wedding and break much of it down the day after, saving day-of stress. We held our ceremony in the open gallery space on the third floor because we liked the clean, industrial aesthetic and the fact that it backed directly onto an outdoor patio for cocktail hour. Unfortunately, it was raining and we could not use the patio, but there was plenty of space in the rear of the gallery to gather and mingle. There is a covered outdoor terrace off of the large reception room on the sixth floor, which was great in any weather! Though our experience was overwhelmingly positive, a few constructive notes (not complaints, just things to be aware of) - Though Saz's manages the space and serves as the main point of contact throughout, there were a few times throughout the planning process where the fact that UWM owns the space led to miscommunications or unclear logistics (particularly related to parking requirements that we were trying to communicate to our guests in advance and the ability to adjust the thermostat in the ceremony space). It was all worked out in the end, but it felt like the extra layer of dealing with UWM sometimes created some complications/added time. We had several guests with various allergies and dietary restrictions. Although Saz's was happy to accommodate this, there were some mix-ups. So if you have guests in a similar situation, I'd suggest paying close attention to confirming these details. Overall, we could not have asked for a better venue or service for our wedding and consider ourselves so lucky to have found Jan Serr Studio. We recommend it without any hesitation.Sent on 10/24/2020
Kendal · Married on 09/07/2019
Best day ever!
Jan Serr was exactly what we were looking for! We loved the open space with ceiling to floor windows. We added some of our own decorations to the beautiful industrial style to make it into our dream wedding. All of our guest complimented on how different, but awesome Jan Serr was. As a bride that was exactly what I wanted to hear! I wouldn't have changed a thing aboit.our special day.Sent on 10/28/2019
Stephanie C. · Married on 08/17/2019
Best new MKE venue!
We could not recommend Jan Serr Studio enough. It was the absolute perfect space for our wedding day. When you get to the 6th floor and see the view overlooking both Lake Michigan and downtown, it's just incredible. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the space was and that truly was the best feeling knowing they loved it as much as we did! Working with Michelle through the finish line was a breeze, and she made sure everything was buttoned up with our vendors for the day of. We got endless rave reviews about the food and beverages. The space itself has so many options for layout and decorations. It definitely has the urban feel which is what we were looking for, but we dressed it up with floral and string lights to soften the space and it turned out truly amazing. The abundance of natural light and ability to see the sunset was a huge perk to our guests. The options are endless which made it such a great option for us! We would truly suggest using Jan Serr and working with Saz's to anyone :) It was everything we could have asked for and more!Sent on 09/10/2019
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