Marcus Performing Arts Center

929 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 25 to 450
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About Marcus Performing Arts Center

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.

Services Offered
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.

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51 Reviews for Marcus Performing Arts Center

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Jennifer Waltz · Married on 10/17/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    So Awesome!

    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
  • Rachel

    Rachel Rappe · Married on 06/06/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Cool and calm during the storm!

    I am a corona-bride and I had to change my wedding date from June 2020 to June 2021. It was a stressful time while I was deciding how to go about my dream wedding and the possibility of moving it. Before I even knew which way was up, Lynn with the Marcus Center reached out to me to make sure my family and I are okay and if there was anything she should do to help. I worked with Lynn to find another date in 2021 once I realized that was what I wanted to do. I cannot say enough about how lucky I am to have picked Marcus Center as my venue. So supportive, so helpful, and so accommodating. Thank you thank you.

    Sent on 04/26/2020

    Marcus Performing Arts Center's reply:

    We're so sorry that COVID-19 led to stress for one of the most important days of your lives. We are looking forward to help make your wedding even more fabulous on your rescheduled date!

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Marcus Performing Arts Center 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?
    $ 2000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1600
  • 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?
    $ 850
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 850
  • 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?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 13
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    450
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    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?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Pink Opal Floral Design Wedding Florists

    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.

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Marcus Performing Arts Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Marcus Performing Arts Center?

Marcus Performing Arts Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Marcus Performing Arts Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Marcus Performing Arts Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Marcus Performing Arts Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Marcus Performing Arts Center includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Marcus Performing Arts Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Marcus Performing Arts Center for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Marcus Performing Arts Center for wedding events?

Marcus Performing Arts Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Marcus Performing Arts Center offer?

Marcus Performing Arts Center offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Marcus Performing Arts Center offer for wedding events?

Marcus Performing Arts Center offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Marcus Performing Arts Center have available for wedding events?

Marcus Performing Arts Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Marcus Performing Arts Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Marcus Performing Arts Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.