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Nestled in the vibrant heart of downtown Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Athletic Club is more than just a venue. It's a canvas for your dream wedding. Experience a blend of historical grandeur, romance, and modern luxury in our newly renovated $65M club, where the stunning views of downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan create an unforgettable backdrop. Our experienced and trusted team stands ready to deliver an exceptional and personalized experience—one that holds your vision, needs, and dreams at heart.

Facilities and Capacity

Versatile Spaces for Every Moment

Grand Ballroom: A masterpiece of elegance, our Grand Ballroom extends over 5,000 square feet, accommodating up to 270 guests. Adorned with Swarovski Crystal Chandeliers and ornate ceilings, it offers a fairy-tale setting for your special day.

Olympic Ballroom: Intimate and rich in history, this ballroom for up to 170 guests features a hand carved black walnut fireplace masterpiece by famous Milwaukee sculptor, Dick Wiken. The carved images depict athletics at the MAC from 1882-1948.

Rooftop Terrace: Located on the 13th floor, the outdoor Rooftop Terrace provides a stunning ceremony or cocktail setting, with breathtaking views of Milwaukee’s skyline and Lake Michigan.

Enjoy the convenience of three unique get-ready spaces for the bride and groom, including a unique golf simulator and golf suite experience, a private VIP suite created in collaboration with Milwaukee Brewer Christian Yelich, and a special pre-ceremony bridal suite. Our large, versatile building means room for everyone without crossing paths, and a dedicated private space for the bridal party adds that extra layer of exclusivity.

Services offered

Our trusted and dedicated team ensures every detail is handled with care, offering comprehensive services including event planning, in-house bar, setup, and more. Enjoy wireless internet and custom linens to help make your day as seamless as it is memorable. Choose from an array of additional services like valet service, including a diverse drink menu, champagne toasts, and bar options tailored to your preference.

Culinary Delights to Remember

Led by the esteemed Chef Tom McGinty, our culinary team excels in presenting a dining experience that will impress you and your guests. From exotic Maki rolls to savory braised short ribs, we cater to every palate, ensuring your dining experience is as exquisite as your celebration.

Your Vision, Our Commitment

Milwaukee Athletic Club members enjoy special savings, and the Milwaukee Athletic Club is available for non-members. We invite you to celebrate your special day in a setting where love, history, and exceptional service unite.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

17

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December
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Reviews of Milwaukee Athletic Club

4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
13 Reviews
92% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.5 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.6/5 13 reviews
Google
4/5 234 reviews
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Sherah Sent on 01/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating
The most beautiful venue! I would highly recommend the Milwaukee Club is you want a truly breathtaking wedding to remember!
Pamela
Pamela Sent on 07/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating
I started my journey of looking for a venue in 2016. I found the M.A.C here on Wedding Wire. Initially, I was working with an employee who is now no longer working there and was having a difficult time with communication and lack of responsiveness. I worried after I made my deposit that I'd made a huge mistake. Gretchen took over the role of that individual and from that moment on my life and planning was all the better. Thank goodness she started early on and at the perfect time before any harm could be done. Gretchen was a God- send and overall day saver! She was professional and flexible. My guest list kept growing and growing and Gretchen was able to creatively make things happen and calm my fears. The day of my wedding July 2018 came with many mishaps that were not the fault of M.A.C. or related to venue but put us way behind schedule but Gretchen held it together. My wedding coordinator dropped the ball the day of and thankfully Gretchen was there to pick up the pieces. She remained cool, calm, and collected when dealing with my large wedding party and 300 guests. My guests, a year later, are still raving about the amazing time they had during our rooftop cocktail hour, the great food, and the gorgeous reception and venue. I highly recommend the M.A.C along with Gretchen and her awesome team!
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Jenna Sent on 12/14/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Absolutely gorgeous venue and made our special day amazing!
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Milwaukee Athletic Club frequently asked questions

Milwaukee Athletic Club includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation
Milwaukee Athletic Club includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Milwaukee Athletic Club includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine
The space offered by Milwaukee Athletic Club for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Rooftop
Milwaukee Athletic Club offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Milwaukee Athletic Club offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Milwaukee Athletic Club offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi
Milwaukee Athletic Club offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Milwaukee Athletic Club is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.5 in flexibility and 4.5 in value.

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