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Price range: $6,000 - $7,000 Price range: $5,000 - $6,000
Couples usually spend $6,500 Couples usually spend $5,500
$6,500 starting price
$5,000 starting price
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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 300 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.

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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Reviews of War Memorial Center

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97% recommend it
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Matthew F. Sent on 05/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

War Memorial Center

Seyaye and her team were so great to work with and provided top notch service throughout the entire process of our wedding planning. The venue was amazing for both the cocktail hour outdoors and the reception portion inside. We had to deal with some major obstacles the day of and Seyaye helped guide us through our problem and acted quickly to give us a great solution! We cannot thank her and her team enough and highly recommend the War Memorial Center for any wedding or event.
Brianna S. Sent on 11/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Lillie H. Sent on 09/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Manda Gill
Manda Gill
Event Manager

Thank you for your interest in celebrating your wedding with us at the War Memorial Center. I look forward to giving you a tour and discussing your vision!

I have worked in Milwaukee in the event industry since 2013 and my resume includes the Milwaukee Art Museum, The Pfister and Bartolottas Catering.

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