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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lauren · Married on 11/03/2018
Beautiful and Professional
The venue was gorgeous, especially at night. The atmosphere was so sophisticated and everything was clean and beautiful. The ceiling I was worried would take away from the evening but it added even more than I could've imagined. The service was phenomenal and Lynn was AMAZING to work with. She was always so responsive and accommodating to my constant emails. I would 10/10 recommend this venue.Sent on 01/14/2019
Only issue we had was they ran out of steaks for our guests and the late night snack was pulled from the floor early.
Kelly · Married on 10/06/2018
Booking The Marcus Center and Sazama's for our wedding was the best decision we have ever made; we will never forget our experience with them. It was truly unbelievable. We had SO many guests tell us they were left speechless and they had never seen anything like it. From day one, Lynn had gone above and beyond to ensure everything would go smoothly and would be exactly the way we wanted. The venue is stunning-from the Bradley Pavilion to having two other unique spaces for use; the Fitch Gardens and the private balcony overlooking the river. The service was like none other I have ever experienced at a wedding before (and I've been to A LOT of weddings) I couldn't believe how quickly they were able to serve a 5 course meal. The chef even allowed me to design the menu, and her interpretations on the dishes were beyond delicious. Our guests were absolutely blown away with the food. I cannot emphasize it enough that booking this venue will be the best decision you would ever make. I have some pretty high standards and the PAC and Sazama's team beyond exceeded them. Thank you again for allowing us to have our dream wedding! It would've never have been nearly the same elsewhere!Sent on 10/14/2018
Rachel · Married on 09/22/2018
I cannot recommend a place more highly than the Sazama's team at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Everything about the process was stress-free and professional. It was clear that they had years of experience and dedicated staff. We did not have a wedding planner and we had a 230+ person wedding. Lynn with Sazama's made sure every detail was thought of and attended to. She was kind and flexible and had a calming way about her. Planning a wedding can be stressful, so to work with people who are calm and know what they are doing is a huge help. She did so many extra steps for us, like coordinating place covers and setting up our decorations. Their pricing was fair and transparent, and they were easy to work with when customizing packages.Sent on 09/28/2018
Beyond the process, the day itself was perfect! I had guests say their steak was one of the best they've had- not just at a wedding but overall! The passed food during cocktail hour was delicious and the staff was great. Not one detail was missed. Somehow Lynn or the manager was always near by when I had a question and they were awesome at keeping things on time. They even brought cocktails to us from the bar so we wouldn't have to get up during dinner. The venue was so elegant yet the two outdoor spaces allowed us to have corn hole and giant jenga during the cocktail hour and cigars during the band break. We had a fantastic plated dinner and Saz's casual late night food later. They really had it all! The views of the sunset on river are so stunning and the long room meant tables were only two rows deep in front of our head table, so even though it was a large wedding, it felt personal.
You could really tell they took pride in their work and truly wanted your day to be perfect - and ours was. I would give them 100 stars and recommend them again and again.
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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.