Mercantile Hall is an industrial venue located in downtown Burlington, Wisconsin that sits right in the heart of the city’s historic downtown. The space itself brings an urban feel with a “small town love” vibe that's undeniably cool.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 230 guests inside Mercantile Hall, and also the adjacent outdoor space "The Urb Garden" for cocktail hour and ceremonies. Mercantile Hall prides itself on being non-traditional, and has clever design features and numerous experience elements for your guests to enjoy and to enure they are wowed at every turn.
Mercantile Hall has an industrial style with exposed brick walls and warm honey-toned hardwood floors that serves as the perfect backdrop for events with a vintage, artsy, rustic, industrial, or modern vibe. Your guests can enjoy the wedding venue year round and if opting for something with an outdoor option, you'll love the urban/city feel of The Urb Garden which has the most incredible wrought iron entrance gates & copper gas lantern (what an entrance you'll make coming down the aisle - wow!), 60' gorgeous cedar pergola, fantastic sound system, and to top it off, a vintage camper trailer bar that has been lovingly restored and will be a fun way to treat your guests to a welcome beverage or cocktails.
Mercantile Hall has in-house affordable bar packages and DJ services, and also works with many vendors in the surrounding area, all of which are available for contact on their website.
The venue also offers additional services, including:
Mercantile Hall was transformed from a turn of the century mall to a department store, and most recently a furniture store that was nearly destroyed by a massive 5-alarm fire in 2014. In cleaning the destruction the fire had caused, the most amazing discovery was found - the original hardwood floors hiding beneath a fireproof polyester covering. The historical beauty of the brick walls and warm honey-toned wood floors inspired this unique event space for magical events.
27 Reviews for Mercantile Hall
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Liza Hofmann · Married on 08/16/2020
Stephanie and her team did an amazing job with our wedding this past weekend. Everything went so smoothly and she went above and beyond to make us happy! Thank you so much for the most perfect day. All of our guests were so impressed with the venue and how beautiful it was!! I want to do it again!Sent on 08/21/2020
Mercantile Hall's reply:Thank you Liza for your kind words! We love that we got to be a part of your beautiful wedding day!! Congrats to you both!
Mckayla Lewinsky · Getting married on 02/09/2022
Cannot say enough great things!!
We had the most amazing experience with Mercantile Hall from start to finish, even through the pandemic. I do not have enough good things to say about Meghan, our coordinator from Merc. She was so quick to respond to our many, many questions, handled all of our details and requests with ease, and went above and beyond our expectations on the wedding day. If anyone is looking for a venue that has it all, Mercantile Hall is the hidden gem you are searching for!Sent on 10/13/2020
Dani Emmert · Getting married on 12/09/2020
Most Perfect Wedding Venue & Experience
Getting married at Mercantile Hall was an absolute dream come true. The second I stepped through Mercantile Hall's doors (and met our coordinator Stephanie) I knew I was right at home! The venue was absolutely stunning, and Stephanie was the sweetest, most calming coordinator a bride could ask for! In just 3 months, Stephanie helped us plan our entire wedding from start to finish; we could not have pulled it off without her!Sent on 09/24/2020
On wedding day, we moved our ceremony inside due to weather, and yet again, Stephanie and the Mercantile Team handled the transition effortlessly. Our indoor ceremony was so personal and intimate; our guests couldn't believe that wasn't the plan all along! The entire night went better than we could have ever imagined. I cannot thank Mercantile Hall enough for giving us the most perfect wedding day!
Mercantile Hall's reply:Thank you Dani for choosing Mercantile Hall as your wedding venue. Our whole team loved working with you and your guests! Congrats to you both!
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Team of Mercantile Hall
Co-Founder & Director of Events
Stephanie is the resident curator of design & events for Mercantile Hall and The Urb Garden. She has over a decade of experience producing weddings and brings a tremendous sense of calm & effectiveness to assisting couples with their events. She was the one who whispered ‘what if’ in Wendy’s ear a few years back which lead to ‘let’s do it’ and the launch of Mercantile Hall.
Stephanie and her husband live in Burlington with their two adorable sons.
When you meet Meghan you will quickly realize she’s got your back in every way. She is the consummate professional, always remains positive and reassuring, and is an awesome woman to have by your side helping you with your event.
Meghan is our source of sunshine and laughter. She lives with her husband Trevor in Elkhorn.
Racheal is our newest team member and will be a MERC bride in 2021. She has experience planning weddings and working with couples. She loves to hear about all the details our couples are choosing for their weddings!
Her smile is contagious.
We love Mercantile Hall! Stephanie and her staff are amazing to work with ! The space is beautiful, and a wonderful option for couples to host their ceremony and reception all in one location! We are a proud preferred catering company for Mercantile Hall, and are thrilled to work with all Merc couples!
"Urban Feel. Small Town Love." It says it all right there. The fact that Burlington has produced such an incredible space that feels so different and unique is wonderful. As each venue in the area offers something so widely different there is truly nothing similar to Mercantile Hall. We are honored to be one of their preferred vendors and can not wait to photograph in this inspiring space.