War Memorial Center

750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About War Memorial Center

The War Memorial Center, a stunning landmark on Milwaukee’s lakefront, is one of Wisconsin’s best keep secret for weddings. Featuring spectacular natural views, this incredible venue was designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen and rests between the Milwaukee Art Museum and Veterans Park. This unique space has both indoor and outdoor facilities that will not disappoint in making your love story come alive. The War Memorial Center's experience and professional staff is committed to helping you plan an occasion that you and your guests will never forget. For a magical event that will exceed your wildest dreams, hold your ceremony and reception at the War Memorial Center!

Facilities and Capacity
The venue’s majestic (and newly renovated!) banquet hall is surrounded by scenic views of downtown Milwaukee and can accommodate up to 260 guests. The outdoor plaza, complete with picturesque views of Lake Michigan and the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, can accommodate more than 800 guests.

Most couples hold their ceremony on site on our plaza over looking Lake Michigan and then transition to our indoor banquet hall for dinner and dancing.

Services Offered
The venue offers white wood chairs for outdoor events, tables, chairs, a riser and a beautiful dance floor for the indoor banquet hall, including setup and cleanup.


History
The War Memorial Center was built on the vision of the Zonta, Altrusa, Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Milwaukee Civic Alliance to create a fitting memorial to honor those killed in WWII. The building was dedicated on Veterans Day 1957 as a testament to the men and women who served our nation when called.

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Outdoor ceremony
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Inside our staircase
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Yellow lights
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Round tables
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Outdoor wedding setup
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Outdoor cocktail hour
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Social hour -veterans gallery
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Blue tables cloths
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Beverage station
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Views from our plaza
Fitch plaza
Fitch plaza
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Reflecting pool at the wmc
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Outdoor tented event
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Renovated ball room
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Fireworks from our plaza
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War memorial
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Veterans courtyard
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Alternative outdoor ceremony
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33 Reviews for War Memorial Center

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Samantha

    Samantha Kailas · Married on 07/20/2019

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

    Modern Lakefront Venue with Everything!

    Secretly the best wedding venue on the lakefront! We were looking for a venue that was downtown, on the lakefront, with indoor and outdoor spaces, big enough to hold all 250 of our guests, parking - and in our budget. I didn't think we could find something like that, but the War Memorial Center checked every box and more! The building's architecture is modern and unique. The venue has multiple spaces, and the entire center is reserved for your event! The outdoor plaza is huge and great for cocktail hour since it has the best views of the Milwaukee skyline hands down. The reception hall has been recently renovated and is modern with wood and gold accents, gold chandeliers, built in uplighting - just gorgeous. Tables and chairs are included and they do set up and take down for you! There is a separate, secure suite available to store your valuables and gifts during the wedding. Also, there is parking available for your guests if you need it (which is hard to come by downtown!). The events manager Jennifer was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her communication and attention to detail was such a comfort. I felt so at ease knowing she had everything under control as we were planning our wedding and on the day of. Everything was perfect, and I am so happy we chose the War Memorial!

    Sent on 08/10/2019
  • Patrick

    Patrick Zawadzki · Married on 07/13/2019

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

    Incredible Venue and amazing support team

    Having our wedding at the war memorial was the best decision we made with our wedding planning. Every. Single. Guest. we talked to was amazed by the venue, and having the ability to walk outside on the terrace overlooking the lake was something everyone loved. So many guests who'd never been to Milwaukee before were amazed with how beautiful it was, I think the venue helped them see that.

    Sent on 07/25/2019

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War Memorial Center Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$2,206 - $3,368
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

War Memorial Center Price Rates

War Memorial 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? $ 3,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,400.00
  • 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? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Dance Floor, Lighting
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • Imagen Events
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    Endorsed by Imagen Events at www.imagenevents.com

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  • 750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive Milwaukee, WI, 53202 See on map
    4142735533 (Phone number)

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