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South Second

Milwaukee, WI View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
53 reviews
Up to 275 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 275 guests

South Second, a Saz’s 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.

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’s 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.

Interested in seeing our space? Come to our Open Venue Tours, happening on select dates in 2022 from 4-7pm. No appointment necessary!

  • Tuesday, June 28

  • Tuesday, July 26

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

275

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
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

53 Reviews

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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Jenna K. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Best Wedding Venue!!!

    My wife and I got married at South Second this November. I cannot put into words how amazing everyone and everything was. Michelle was very responsive and always there to answer our questions throughout the whole process. Our guests are still raving about how amazing the food was and how beautiful the venue was. The bartenders and waitstaff were OUTSTANDING. If we could get married again, we would do it here!!!
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    Effie S. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Beautiful, Professional, Genuine, Organized

    I cannot say enough good things about South Second and the team who manages it! The venue is so beautiful and versatile - we went minimal with florals and decorations for our wedding and it still looked stunning, and our pictures all came out incredible. The space is wonderful, but the staff are what really makes this place shine. I worked with Katie for over a year and a half, from a few states away, and I never lost confidence that our day was going to be perfect. She was so easy to get a hold of, and really helped me with making sure that all of the details were thought through and organized. The day of went so smoothly, partially because the staff are so professional and efficient, partially because of all the preplanning that Katie organized.
    I had booked this place without seeing it in person, and I wasn't able to do a meal tasting, but it literally didn't matter. All of our guests are still raving about the food! We had a lot of different food allergies to take into account, and they were so accommodating and careful with how they served, that everyone was able to enjoy their meal with confidence.
    I really could keep raving about this place, and what a joy it was to work with them. Weddings are big and expensive and important, and I know that ours was such a success because of all the amazing people that we got to work with, and the fact that they all genuinely cared about us. One million percent recommend South Second!!
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    Maggie S. Married on 11/05/2021
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    Amazing Venue

    My husband and I got married at South Second this last November and it was wonderful. Michelle was so so helpful with every question we had about the planning process and laid everything out for us so we knew exactly what to expect the day of. The catering and bar staff were outstanding, they were super attentive and very nice. My grandmother, who needs a walker to get around, told me a week later that she was so impressed with all the staff because they remembered her name all night and would bring her food etc so she wouldn't have to get up herself to go to the buffet or get dessert. The venue itself is so beautiful, it's very modern and industrial. This was our first choice just based off of the pics when we were searching venues, so we were super excited to get a date here. You won't go wrong with South Second!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Pricing

Events

28 Jun
Open House

Interested in seeing our space? Come to our Open Venue Tours, happening on select dates in 2022 from 4-7pm. No appointment necessary!

Date: From 06/28/2022 to 06/28/2022 Schedule 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: 838 South Second Street, Milwaukee, WI
26 Jul
Open House

Interested in seeing our space? Come to our Open Venue Tours, happening on select dates in 2022 from 4-7pm. No appointment necessary!

Date: From 07/26/2022 to 07/26/2022 Schedule 04:00 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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Map

838 South Second Street Milwaukee, WI, 53204
4142568765
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South Second frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at South Second?

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

At South Second, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

South Second includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At South Second, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at South Second includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of South Second in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by South Second for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at South Second for wedding events?

South Second offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does South Second offer?

South Second offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does South Second offer for wedding events?

South Second offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does South Second have available for wedding events?

South Second offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend South Second and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

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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