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Milwaukee Public Museum

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Just a mile from the lakefront, this unique museum venue immerses guests in unforgettable lands and cultures across space and time. The Steigleder Gallery, the museum's largest flexible event space, features an interchangeable wall and ceiling track system ideal for special customized decor. Museum rentals include tables, chairs, and so much more, plus options to enhance the romance with packages featuring a stunning ceiling chandelier and uplighting in the color of your choice. Bring your vision to life in our Steigleder Gallery, just steps away from the built-in entertainment of MPM's world-class exhibits, dance the night away in front of the Butterfly Vivarium, or inquire about our outdoor wedding ceremony options. Transport your guests to the romance of far-flung galaxies, the iconic Streets of Old Milwaukee, and a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth with a wedding at MPM!

From the pyramids of Egypt to the South American Rain Forest, The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) has over 125 years of experience in creating memories that last forever. MPM exhibit galleries are among the most unique event spaces in Wisconsin, and add a flare of whimsy whether your tastes lean toward the old world charm of the Streets of Old Milwaukee, the exotic lure of faraway lands or the offbeat magnetism of the dinosaurs.

MPM weddings are built from the ground up based on the couple’s vision by an MPM wedding professional and an event designer from Zilli Hospitality Group, the exclusive caterer of MPM and the most established and experienced hospitality firm in Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin.

Special additions, such as a private viewing of a touring exhibit or a night under the stars in the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium, can be included in your individualized package. MPM Receptions and ceremonies can accommodate up to 400 guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

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Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner

What food and beverage items are available?

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    Alyssa R. Married on 09/07/2019
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    Amazing Wedding at MPM

    Can't say enough good things about the Zilli Hospitality Group, who took charge of our event at the Milwaukee Public Museum. We knew exactly what our approximate cost would be going into the wedding because the prices they lay out were all inclusive (at least it was for us), which made budgeting well ahead of time a breeze.

    The food (we got the buffet style of dining), as well as the bar were top notch and people had nothing but good things to say. Nicole, Noel and Todd did such an amazing job of making our wedding almost seamless.

    Truly, the only things we had to worry about when we chose MPM as our venue was the other vendors (photographer, DJ, cake, officiant, etc.). They even when above and beyond at MPM to help our vendors; making sure the cake was where it needed to be, helping our photographer navigate, coordinating with the DJ, etc.

    Thank you Zilli so much for making our special day go as well as it did. Also, can't recommend MPM enough for a venue! Was such a unique location and our guest had a blast between traditional wedding things (dining, dancing, etc.) but also getting the chance to explore a portion of the museum, checking out the video we made that played in the theater, and the guest favors being vouchers to the candy store (which people LOVED).

    Thanks so much again, truly these guys are the best.
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    Sara Married on 08/05/2017
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    I'm so glad we had our reception at the Milwaukee Public Museum! It made for a wonderful venue for our guests to enjoy and it will always be a special place for my husband and I. Zilli was wonderful to work with to plan our wedding at MPM. They helped coordinate everything from decor, to flowers, to food, to drinks. It was great to have one contact person to work with and everything exceeded our expectations on our wedding day!
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    Pamela Married on 07/29/2017
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    Zilli's did a fabulous job catering my daughter's wedding at the Milwaukee Public Museum! We couldn't be happier!
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800 W. Wells Street Milwaukee, WI, 53188
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