The Hotel Retlaw

1 North Main Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Hotel Retlaw

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glasses

Cuisine

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.

Briana and Travis Solberg
Briana and Travis Solberg
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The Hotel Retlaw
Table Setting
Table Setting
Hotel Lobby
Hotel Lobby
Hotel Lobby
Hotel Lobby
Lounge Area
Lounge Area
Hotel Lobby
Hotel Lobby
Carley and Wesley Jahnke
Carley and Wesley Jahnke
Lobby Bar
Lobby Bar
Sami and Erick Blazel
Sami and Erick Blazel
Dance Time
Dance Time
Terrace Ceremony
Terrace Ceremony
Grand Foyer Ceremony
Grand Foyer Ceremony
Htel Retlaw
Htel Retlaw
Ashley and Christopher Weidman
Ashley and Christopher Weidman
Aylah and Marshal Povlick
Aylah and Marshal Povlick
Cristal Ballroom Ceremony
Cristal Ballroom Ceremony
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Kaitlyn and Jason Jaber
Backdrop of dreams
Backdrop of dreams
Jazzmine's Brasserie restaurant
Jazzmine's Brasserie restaurant
Sumptuous double queen room
Sumptuous double queen room
The regal king room
The regal king room
Luxurious living spaces
Luxurious living spaces
The honeymoon suite
The honeymoon suite
Contemporary interiors
Contemporary interiors
Residential suite kitchen area
Residential suite kitchen area
Residential suite bedroom
Residential suite bedroom
Dillinger suite dining space
Dillinger suite dining space
Rooms with space for relaxing
Rooms with space for relaxing
Table Setting
Table Setting
McKinley and Josiah Nabi
McKinley and Josiah Nabi
Gina  and Dan Cortesini
Gina and Dan Cortesini
Gina  and Dan Cortesini
Gina and Dan Cortesini
Kiley and Jose Valencia
Kiley and Jose Valencia
Kiley and Jose Valencia
Kiley and Jose Valencia
Kiley Valencia
Kiley Valencia
Jose Valencia and Groomsmen
Jose Valencia and Groomsmen
Jose and Kiley Valencia
Jose and Kiley Valencia
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Nicole Johnson and Bridesmaids
Nicole Johnson and Bridesmaids
Nicole Johnson and Bridesmaids
Nicole Johnson and Bridesmaids
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Nicole and Jake Johnson
Briana and Travis Solberg
Briana and Travis Solberg
Briana and Travis Solberg
Briana and Travis Solberg
Briana and Travis Solberg
Briana and Travis Solberg
Briana and Travis Solberg
Briana and Travis Solberg
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The Hotel Retlaw
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Table Setting

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7 Reviews for The Hotel Retlaw

Recommended by 100% of couples


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

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  • Charlie

    Charlie · Married on 09/12/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Kaitlyn K. · Married on 02/21/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

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The Hotel Retlaw 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?
    $ 2000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2000
  • 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?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Hotel
    Rooftop
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    November
    December

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The Hotel Retlaw frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Hotel Retlaw?

The Hotel Retlaw includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Hotel Retlaw, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Hotel Retlaw includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Hotel Retlaw in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Hotel Retlaw for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Rooftop

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Hotel Retlaw for wedding events?

The Hotel Retlaw offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Hotel Retlaw offer?

The Hotel Retlaw offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Hotel Retlaw offer for wedding events?

The Hotel Retlaw offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Hotel Retlaw have available for wedding events?

The Hotel Retlaw offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Hotel Retlaw and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Hotel Retlaw is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.