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Reception
$3,900 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$17 per person
Reception
$1,900 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$17 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.

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Quality catering
Guests comfort
Amenities

About

On WeddingWire since 2015

South Second, a Saz鈥檚 Hospitality Group venue, is a uniquely designed venue located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With historic industrial interiors, South Second provides the perfect event space to host any type of event whether it be a small, intimate rehearsal dinner or a large, bustling wedding! Couples and guests will be able to enjoy a relaxed ambiance with a large and memorable menu, providing for a one-of-a-kind night.


Facilities and Capacity
South Second can accommodate up to 275 wedding guests for cocktail receptions, 225 wedding guests for seated receptions and 150 wedding guests for ceremonies. The historic character South Second creates is one that guests will never forget.

~NEW! SPACIOUS OUTDOOR PATIO AND BALCONY~ Coming 2024!

EXPANSION PLAN FEATURES

  • NEW outdoor patio space with outdoor bar and balcony overlooking the space

  • Additional reserved parking lot for event guests

  • Flexibile spaces based off the guest鈥檚 vision

  • Tenting capabilities

  • Event Capacity

    • Outdoor seated: 225

    • Cocktail reception for an indoor/outdoor event: 300


Services Offered
South Second is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering with event planning available to couples. The venue also offers additional services:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Setup
  • Liability insurance
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting/sound


Cuisine
As a Saz鈥檚 Hospitality Group property, couples have expansive wedding catering and menu options to choose from, including buffet style, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated style, stations, tasting, cocktail receptions and desserts.

Location
South Second is nestled in the heart of Walker's Point near downtown Milwaukee and Bay View.

Open Venue Tours

Interested in seeing our space? Come to our Open Venue Tours, happening on select dates in 2024 from 5-7pm. No appointment necessary!

Wednesday, June 12

Wednesday, August 28

Wednesday, September 18

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Frequently asked questions

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?

$3,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,900

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?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$17

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Loft

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
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
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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Reviews of South Second

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5.0 out of 5 rating
5.0 out of 5 rating
59 Reviews
100% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
5.0/5 59 reviews
Google
4.7/5 83 reviews
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Mai L. Sent on 12/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Modern, Elegant and Beautiful

The team at South Second was exceptional. I decided on this venue well over a year before my actual wedding date. Amber and Michelle made it super easy to see the venue, ask questions and change anything around. They both were super nice and accommodating. I love having the venue and catering all in one, which made it super easy. The one month meeting was very fluid and organized, given that I was an indecisive and last minute bride. I appreciated their patience overall.

One draw back was that with our rental we were allowed in the venue at 2pm, which was later than I wanted but my amazing florist and family made everything work.

Once we arrived on site, South Second had everything ready to go. Our day of coordinator Gabby was AWESOME!! She checked on me constantly, asked if we needed anything and any questions or request I had they went above and beyond to try and fulfill. I am grateful that while I was stressing out like crazy in my head, their team was very organized and just knew what to do. The partial flip of the room was very seamless and clean up was a breeze. Overall I had a beautiful wedding. Thank you South Second!
K
Katie S. Sent on 07/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thanks South Second/ Saz's!

If we could give South Second a rating higher than 5 stars we definitely would!

We chose South Second as the reception venue for our wedding and couldn't have been happier with the decision. The space itself is beautiful and well located in Walker's Point - our guests appreciated the close proximity to downtown!

Michelle made planning and preparing for the day a breeze. Between answering initial questions about the venue, assisting with setting up the food tastings, explaining differences in the food and drink packages, and finally discussing every final detail of the reception itself, she was a pleasure to work with! Michelle provided timely responses to all our inquiries and was EXTREMELY patient and gracious in helping us make decisions along the way - we couldn't have done it without her.

In addition to the great venue and great staff - the food Saz's provided for the event cannot go undiscussed. Between the various passed appetizers, the salads, the entrees, etc- the food was definitely a highlight for us and for the guests! Multiple guests commented during the reception and in the days following how phenomenal the food was. The great food and food service put the cherry on top of an already great event.

We cannot recommend South Second and Saz's highly enough!
J
Jessica O. Sent on 12/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and the best day of our lives!!!

We had our wedding at south second in September of 2023. Michelle was excellent. She went above and beyond to answer all my questions and make sure I felt prepared for the big day. When the day arrived it was truly something we will never forget. Everyone was so helpful and did such an amazing job (especially the service staff & BARTENDERS). We were a rowdy group and kept spilling on the floor whoops and they made sure to clean it up right away. I 100% recommend this spot!!! We also got so many compliments from our guests. We have a tall family so it was nice to have an open space with a good vibe :)
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Events

28 Aug
Open House

Interested in seeing our space? Come to our Open Venue Tours, happening on select dates in 2024 from 5-7pm. No appointment necessary!

Date: From 08/28/2024 to 08/28/2024 Schedule 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: 838 South Second Street, Milwaukee, WI
18 Sep
Open House

Interested in seeing our space? Come to our Open Venue Tours, happening on select dates in 2024 from 5-7pm. No appointment necessary!

Date: From 09/18/2024 to 09/18/2024 Schedule 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: 838 South Second Street, Milwaukee, WI

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Save the Date Events, Day-of Coordination Save the Date Events, Day-of Coordination Wedding Planners

I have loved working with Michelle and South Second since day one! Being able to tour the space while it was still being completed and see the final product come together was awesome. Each event I attend or coordinate has been fantastic, with the entire staff always incredibly friendly and helpful. I look forward to the upcoming events at South Second this year!

Double Platinum DJ Service Double Platinum DJ Service Wedding DJs

As a wedding DJ you get to try all the food from all the caterers. Saz's consistently has friendly service, outstanding organization and great food. We love doing events with Saz's.

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South Second frequently asked questions

South Second includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
South Second includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at South Second includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
The space offered by South Second for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Loft
South Second offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
South Second offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
South Second offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
South Second offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
South Second 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.

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