War Memorial Center

750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $2k - $3k
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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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War Memorial Center
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MH blue decor
MH blue decor
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Table set-up
MH Set-up
MH Set-up
Outdoor tented event
Outdoor tented event
Alternative outdoor ceremony
Alternative outdoor ceremony
Outdoor Ceremony
Outdoor Ceremony
Outdoor wedding setup
Outdoor wedding setup
FP over looking downtown
FP over looking downtown
Outdoor cocktail hour
Outdoor cocktail hour
Wedding centerpieces
Wedding centerpieces
Staircase
Staircase
FP overlooking Art museum
FP overlooking Art museum
Veterans park
Veterans park
Fitch plaza
Fitch plaza
Round tables
Round tables
Social hour -veterans gallery
Social hour -veterans gallery
Beverage station
Beverage station
Reflecting pool at the wmc
Reflecting pool at the wmc
Fireworks from our plaza
Fireworks from our plaza
War memorial
War memorial
Veterans courtyard
Veterans courtyard
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War Memorial Center
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Headtable

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40 Reviews for War Memorial Center

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Brianna S. · Married on 10/24/2020

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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great experience in downtown MKE

    My husband and I were very impressed with our initial visit to the property and decided to sign immediately. We loved the esthetic of the reception space and the added feature of the built-in uplighting. Jennifer was the event planner we worked with and she was very helpful throughout the process. Planning a wedding during COVID was very stressful and she worked to keep us informed of any changes as they came about. I would note that this venue is one of the most affordable options in the downtown Milwaukee area based on the research I completed. We paid $3,700 plus tax for a Saturday evening rental. We did not take the option to buy parking for our guests.

    Sent on 11/08/2020
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    Lillie H. · Married on 09/05/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    Beautiful wedding venue

    My wedding was beautiful here 77 degrees all the sail boats in the background. The bridal suite was huge perfect venue for a large event.

    Sent on 09/11/2020

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War Memorial Center Pricing

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$2,091 - $3,273
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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?
    $ 3200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2400.00
  • 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
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    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    December

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Team of War Memorial Center

Seyaye Teklay Fett

Seyaye Teklay Fett

Event Coordinator

Seyaye has always known the fast paced world of event planning was the right move for her, as the War Memorial Center's primary wedding contact, Seyaye is a meticulous planner who tracks the details and makes sure things runs smoothly behind the scenes so clients can focus on their big day.

Seyaye stays on top of wedding trends and is looking forward to collaborating with our clients on creating great spaces and memoriies within the War Memorial Center.

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Jennifer Wallner

Jennifer Wallner

Events Manager

I have been working in events and with weddings for over 10 years.

The best part of working at the War Memorial Center is the incredible views that are basically an unknown to people until they are here.

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  • Imagen Events Wedding Planners

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