An elegant venue located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Performing Arts Center offers beautiful views on its riverfront grounds. From the glass-walled atrium to the outdoor garden patio, the Marcus Center offers a classic yet magical setting for events.
Facilities and Capacity
The versatile spaces at The Marcus Performing Arts Center offer accommodations for up to 800 guests. The Bradley Pavilion is framed by full floor to ceiling glass windows, which provide views of the new Milwaukee Riverwalk.
The Marcus Center assists couples and their catering needs with full service on-site catering provided by Sazama’s Fine Catering. The culinary experts allow full personalization of menus to match your desired tastes. Linens and other rental equipment are provided along with the the catering services.
53 Reviews for Marcus Performing Arts Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
33 User photos
Kristen · Getting married on 07/12/2023
So flexible, so kind!
Like many couples this year, my fiance and I made the decision to push back our wedding due to COVID-19. But unlike several horror stories I've heard this summer, it was a breeze to do so -- and that's because of Karin and everyone at the Marcus Center/Sazama's! When I reached out to Karin in June about our December 2020 wedding, I thought she'd think I was crazy for wanting to reschedule six months out or tell us we needed to wait and see how things progressed. Instead, Karin called back right away to let us know every option was on the table and the ball was in our court. The flexibility was great, but it was Karin's kind, thoughtful and sincere demeanor throughout the entire process that really blew me away. We are SO looking forward to our December 2021 wedding at the Marcus Center!Sent on 09/14/2020
Jennifer W. · Married on 10/17/2020
We had a wedding booked with Sazama’s at the MPAC and unfortunately, Coronavirus changed our plans. Lynn and the team at Sazama’s reached out immediately and offered other opportunities to ensure our special day could still happen. We can’t thank Lynn and the Sazama’s team enough for all their help, support, and willingness to work with us! Our experience was so positive we would love to work with Lynn again in the future!!!Sent on 09/01/2020
Nikki K. · Married on 08/01/2020
Easy to work with, thoughtful
My fiancé and I fell in love with the Marcus Center at first sight. The dreamy ballroom pavilion paired with the balcony overlooking downtown and the Fitch garden patio was everything we hoped for in a wedding venue. What really sealed the deal was having Sazama's as our caterer and learning that we could have the infamous Saz's festival platter as a late night snack.Sent on 04/13/2021
Being a covid bride has not been easy, but Karin with the Marcus Center has done everything to keep the wedding planning process stress-free. She has been so flexible throughout the last two years, including when we decided to move our wedding from August 2020 to July 2021. Even now when our plans are still a little up in the air with summer quickly approaching, she is so willing to roll with it and let us decide exactly how to proceed. Karin with the Marcus Center has been a dream to work with. I have no doubt that it will be worth the wait when we can finally have our big day there.
Team of Marcus Performing Arts Center
A Wisconsin native, Karin’s presence at the Marcus Performing Arts Center dates back to 2007, when her now-teenage daughter began dancing in the Nutcracker Ballet. A frequent Marcus volunteer at that time, Karin had already gotten her feet wet in the hospitality seven years before, contributing to the 17 years she has spent in the industry. It is Karin’s primary focus to ensure each and every event is executed in a successful manner resulting in the fondest of memories for her clients. This targeted dedication merely underscores Karin’s sincere passion for providing the absolute highest level of hospitality. Working with clients to bring their visions to reality is incredibly rewarding as a member of the Sazama’s Fine Catering team. She is proud to call the Marcus Center her second home and the Sazama’s team her family.
Enamored with the forward-thinking nature of her creative colleagues, as well as with the magic of this prestigious venue, Karin’s sincere enthusiasm is reflected in the details of each event she manages. Karin frequently remarks that top-notch excellence surrounds and inspires her every day, which must play a leading role in reinforcing her service-with-a-smile attitude and dedication to her chosen profession. A star in her own right, Karin’s charm doesn’t need a stage to win over guests, staff, and even strangers on the street – a characteristic you’ll pick up quickly when you first meet to chat details for your social or corporate event!
Keith and his team at Marcus Center for Performing Arts are awesome! So easy, personable and accommodating to work with! They constantly go above and beyond expectations. And the space is lovely too :) Highly recommend.