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The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is the perfect venue for your wedding. Located in Milwaukee’s Veterans Park, the Sailing Center boasts unparalleled views of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee skyline, soaring ceilings and a wall of windows, this wide, spacious venue provides a gorgeous backdrop to your wedding.

Zilli Hospitality Group is the exclusive caterer of Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and has over 40 years of experience making them the most established hospitality firm in Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin.

The Sailing Center can also accommodate tented events on the adjacent hard surface or front lawn. We would be pleased to show you a variety of options to best fit your wedding day vision.

Because of its location within a Milwaukee County Park, all park hours, rules and governing laws apply to the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. We encourage you to read the space contract thoroughly before entering into an agreement.

Windhover Community Room and Sullivan Deck
The Windhover Community Room is a large multi-purpose room, a 1782 sq/ft space that can be used for your wedding reception. Surrounded by glass on three sides, there is no venue in Milwaukee that offers the same commanding views. The room can be accessed by an external staircase which rises through the Sullivan Deck, an ADA-accessible elevator or internal staircase. It is totally carpeted, with state-of-the-art lighting controls, large multi-media screen and Wi-Fi access. The room can accommodate up to 150 for receptions and 120 for sit-down dinners. The Sullivan Deck, is an extension of the Windhover Community Room, and at 527 sq/ft, it can provide a beautiful outdoor pre-function gathering space for receptions or its own unique space for a break or a bar. The Sailing Center can assist you in arranging for tables and chairs as well as audio/visual services for your event.

Room Rental Pricing
The Sailing Center offers special pricing for members and not-for-profit organizations. Pricing is dictated by time of year with the prime summer season running from May 15 through September 30. Call (414) 277-9094 or email with questions about policies or pricing. Member/NPO category applies to a member of MCSC or a non-profit organization (i.e., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).

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User2147186 Sent on 05/26/2015
5 out of 5 rating
We loved our wedding ceremony at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center!! The views were spectacular and the space was gorgeous!! All of the people who we worked with were extremely friendly and accommodating to meeting our needs. This place should not be overlooked! I would host another event there in a heartbeat!
User979690 Sent on 10/18/2012
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My experience with the Sailing Center was wonderful. I could not have asked for a more beautiful place to host our reception. The setting is stunning, the building itself is such a cool facility, and all of the staff I worked with were flexible, professional, honest and went above and beyond to be helpful.

It was such a joy to get to have our celebration here, and the views of Milwaukee and the lake, especially with the skyline at night, are unparalleled. I can't say enough kind things about this organization.

Emeli Sent on 07/31/2018
2.3 out of 5 rating
Our original coordinator left a month before my wedding. He was great and I loved working with him. Despite emailing the new coordinator several times, she was unresponsive. I never actually saw her during the rehearsal or the wedding or at all. Her assistant was there to help though.

Zilli Hospitality is the only caterer allowed on this beautiful venue. The venue is lovely but not worth the heartache that I am going through due to the caterer.
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