Hotel Retlaw is a classic downtown boutique hotel, located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and restored with a remarkable renovation in 2019, Hotel Retlaw is one of the region's premier wedding venues! Built in 1923, this historic property is styled in a fashion reminiscent of the roaring 20's, providing an effortlessly elegant venue for celebrations. Couples who choose to exchange their vows here can enjoy modern, well-appointed accommodations, classic event spaces, and delicious cuisine.
Facilities and Capacity
The Crystal Ballroom, which accommodates up to 300 guests for a cocktail reception or 250 guests for a sit-down banquet, is the perfect venue for your wedding celebration. This ballroom boasts high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and a lush brocade carpeting for an opulent and luxurious feel within its 3,200-square-foot space. For more intimate gatherings or for pre-dinner reception space for larger weddings, couples appreciate the Windsor room and adjoining outdoor Terrace, which can hold up to 64 and 60 guests respectively.
The Hotel Retlaw caters for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, showers, ceremonies, and receptions. The hotel can offer the assistance of a dedicated wedding planner to help with the details and ensure a smooth and stress-free experience. Items such as photo booths can be rented from the venue to embellish the festivities, preventing engaged couples from needing to source these elsewhere. In addition to setup and cleanup, the hotel can provide a host of event necessities, including:
Wedding fare is provided by the venue's talented on-site chefs. Their team will work to devise a customized menu that will reflect the engaged couples’ taste and budget. They can offer culinary creations in several ways, depending on the style of the event. This includes buffet-style, hors d'oeuvres, plated meals and food stations. Couples may avail of tastings in advance. Bar service is also available, with a range of beers, liquors, wines, and specialty beverages. This venue can accommodate both a cash and an open bar, and can additionally provide service staff to assist with food and beverages.
7 Reviews for The Hotel Retlaw
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kasey S. · Married on 11/20/2020
True luxury service
Obviously, the Hotel Retlaw is fabulously beautiful. The food is also decadent and it's conveniently located downtown with plenty of space for large weddings (whenever we all get back to doing those). These all helped us decide, but once we did it was really the dedication to service that made this venue for me. Truly exceptional customer service is hard to find these days, but the Retlaw aces it. ALL of the staff go above and beyond to make guests feel welcome and appreciated, and as a bride I felt absolutely cared for and catered to by everyone from the front desk staff to the bartenders! The event coordinator, Thai, is simply fantastic. She guided me through the mess of planning everything myself and then rescheduling due to COVID, too. She's someone you want in your corner when your big day comes. Highly recommend the whole team and atmosphere, our experience could not have been any better! (all photos by Roberta Rae Photography, http://www.robertarae.com/)Sent on 01/14/2021
Charlie · Married on 09/12/2020
Great Wedding Venue
We had our wedding at the Retlaw in December of 2019. The venue is beautiful, which made decorating easy. In addition to the ballroom, we rented the room across the hall which we used for a bar location and appetizers. Several guests commented that the food was the best they've had at a wedding, on how beautiful the venue is and how nice the hotel rooms were. The staff also did a fantastic job during the lead-up to the wedding and the night itself. Can't recommend the Retlaw enough.Sent on 12/31/2019
Kaitlyn K. · Married on 02/21/2020
The Hotel Retlaw (A+) Wedding Venue!
Throughout life we crave moments of bliss and dream about our wedding being one of those magical moments. My wedding exceeded my dreams and it was truly a beautiful day that could not have happened any other place besides The Hotel Retlaw. The wedding itself was elegant, romantic, and breath taking in all aspects. The staff made all my requests come to life and again went above and beyond to make my day magical. We had our rehearsal dinner and the entire wedding (ceremony, dinner, reception) at this venue and we are grateful we did. The food was phenomenal, the service and hospitality were above expectations, and it again (as a bride) exceeded my expectations. I would recommend this location to anyone who is looking for quality service and a wedding of your dreams.Sent on 04/21/2020