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About Pabst Brewery Best Place

Best Place's history & tradition offer a venue unparalleled in Milwaukee. With both indoor & outdoor spaces at the former Pabst Brewery we will help to create a magical & memorable event! There are two venues available, Blue Ribbon Hall & The Great Hall, both beautiful & historic, each with their own unique charm. Recipient of numerous “best of ” awards and one of Milwaukee’s most desirable and iconic event spaces, Best Place is the ideal venue.

Blue Ribbon Hall along with it's associated outdoor courtyard are actually located within a school built in 1858. The buildings reflect the architecture of the early Renaissance of Germany of the 15th & 16th centuries. Remodeled in 1940, the room is adorned with colorful fresco murals, ornate architecture and period furniture & artifacts. In the warmer months the outdoor courtyard is a ideal spot for weddings.

The Great Hall, the original corporate headquarters of Pabst Brewing built in 1880 and includes the former office of Captain Frederick Pabst. Renovated in 2014, "Great" is an understatement, as the original stained glass windows allow natural light to flood the room. You can see the wonderful Milwaukeean history in the wood flooring repurposed from the old brew house along with the ornate woodwork throughout the room. Below The Great Hall, in what was formerly the infirmary, is the Speakeasy, remodeled to resemble a pre-Prohibition taproom.

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Regions serviced: Milwaukee

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13 Reviews for Pabst Brewery Best Place

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We stopped by the venue a few times leading up to the wedding - once when we chose it as our venue, once to show our parents the venue, and a few times when we just wanted to grab a beer or look in the gift shop - and every one of those times the staff treated us like we were one of the crew. Super friendly, always asking us if we wanted to look around the Great Hall, helpful when we were planning the wedding in figuring out how best to set things up, and they had great vendor recommendations. We were primarily in contact with Kim who responded to emails very quickly and clearly knew what she was doing which made us feel a little less stressed throughout the planning process. Kim was also very accomodating when we wanted to drop some things off earlier than the day of as well as us picking up some of our decor the following day, which we very much appreciated. Overall we loved the venue, our guests loved the venue too, and we can't wait to swing by and enjoy a beer as a married couple there!

Profile Picture Ashley, 12/2/17, 6 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Set Up, Indoor, Cocktail Reception, Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Signature Drink, Barware, Glassware

The Best Place seemed to be a really popular venue around the time I started to look. In the beginning I struggled a little with communicating with the event coordinator. The week of the wedding though she had my full attention and the day of the entire staff was wonderful. Josh was our lead person and bartender and he was knowledgeable, helpful and even fixed my dress a couple times! We are so glad we spent our special day at the Pabst.

Profile Picture Ariel, 11/10/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Barware, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Liquor, Liquor License, Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Indoor

100% of the reason we booked with Best Place for our October wedding is Kim. Best Place was the very first venue we visited and we cancelled all of our appointments after meeting her and seeing the space.

We felt like Kim would be able to take care of all of our needs, and the things we didn't know we needed, and let us focus on enjoying the day. That's exactly what happened! One of the best things was that she'd already worked with a lot of our other vendors so she could anticipate what they'd all need too.

We really appreciated how flexible she and the rest of the staff were, and really, we can't say enough about how well everything went.

Profile Picture K, 10/13/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Cocktail Reception, Indoor, Wheelchair Access, Barware, Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar

Pabst Brewery Best Place Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $5000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2500.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Includes:
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

Pabst Brewery Best Place FAQ

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Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Classic, Vintage
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Preferred Vendors Only
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Outside Alcohol
Chocolate Fountain
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