The Columbian is a wedding banquet hall located in West Bend, Wisconsin, initially established in 1974. Ideal for large gatherings, the event center has hosted lavish wedding affairs for several decades with great success. The hall is renowned for its public events, annually celebrating Mother's Day and Thanksgiving and hosting a bi-monthly fish fry for the local community. Couples are sure to appreciate the simple elegance of this event space as it allows them to add their personal touch to the occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host their ceremonies and receptions at The Columbian to cater to up to 350 seated guests. Boasting adequate parking and disability access, the venue strives to accommodate couples' needs on their big day. The main banquet hall can be arranged for the ceremony on the morning of the wedding. Once the ceremony ends, newlyweds and their guests can move towards the bar and lounge for cocktail hour, where bartending staff will serve refreshing beverages. The bar is fully stocked with cold-tap beers, wines, canned sodas, and non-alcoholic alternatives. While your guests are mingling and enjoying appetizers and refreshments, staff can re-arrange the banquet hall for the reception. In the main event space, couples will find a fully functioning stage area ideal for DJs, musicians, and guest speakers. The space is outfitted with audiovisual equipment to ensure lively and professional sound experiences.
The Columbian offers all-inclusive wedding venue rental packages, complete with in-house catering and bar services. Packages include tables, chairs, lighting, sound, and professionally trained staff to set up, turnover, and clean up the banquet hall. The food is cooked and served by Catering By Bryan, a catering company with a passion for delicious and gourmet cuisine. Couples can choose between buffets, family-style, or plated dining for the reception. The catering package includes glassware, tableware, China, and linens, as well as cake cutting services. Additional services include tastings, open bars, cash bars, and an on-site event planner to assist with every detail.