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The Cooperage

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About

The Cooperage is a historic wedding venue located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This hub for live music, private parties, and special events has housed a number of different celebrations. With a rustic yet elegant appearance, it鈥檚 no wonder that The Cooperage is one of the top venues to host events in Milwaukee.

Facilities and Capacity
This historic building can host a number of different events either indoors or outdoors with covered and uncovered options. The interior of the venue can comfortably seat up to 150 guests but can host seated up to 200 and more for cocktail style reception. The Cooperage features an industrial feel, with steel beams, exposed ductwork, iron hand railing, wood finishes, and statement brick interiors. The bar is placed in front of a wall of windows that allow tons of natural light to seep through. Adding elegance to the space, this venue also features an opulent chandelier.

Services Offered
As a self-proclaimed adult playground, this venue is the perfect spot for couples who want to make sure that their wedding is a fun celebration. At The Cooperage, you can expect to find pedal taverns, mouth-watering cocktails and music that will have you dancing all night long. Some of the event rental items that are available include audio equipment, a dance floor, lighting, and tables. And if you need even more reasons to love this space, this venue is pet friendly. Some of the event services that are offered include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • WiFi


Cuisine
As previously mentioned, this venue offers both bar and catering services to their clients. Couples may choose from a variety of serving styles, including buffet, cocktail reception, family-style, and hors d'oeuvres options. You may also bring in cake from outside bakeries.

History
The Cooperage got its name from when it used to house Milwaukee鈥檚 cooper trade, which is the manufacturing of barrels and casks, decades ago. Because it was originally built for storage and construction, The Cooperage has a lot of open space, making it great for present day events.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$4,500

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

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

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

$4,500

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

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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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    Whitney M. Married on 06/12/2021
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    The Perfect Venue for Us!

    I cannot imagine having a better venue to fit our boho industrial vision. The Cooperage was gorgeous and spacious and truly seemed like it had everything: Lots of space indoors and outdoors, a big bar, a balcony area for guest that wanted to get away but not too far away, a stage and dance floor area. We chose to dress up the space with floral and rental furniture, but even without that the space is gorgeous and truly doesn't need much. Working with Emily was fantastic. She was always so kind and accommodating to our ideas. The catering and bar staff was also phenomenal. Every person was a joy to be around on our big day, and brought their A-game to preparing the food and drinks. It was the perfect setting for the perfect day and we appreciate it so much!
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    Shauna T. Married on 04/02/2022
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    Highly Recommend The Cooperage

    We used The Cooperage for our wedding reception venue and catering and would highly recommend them to anyone! Emily made planning and coordinating a breeze! We communicated through email for most of the planning process and had a final phone call to go over details a few weeks before the wedding. It is a beautiful and unique venue showing off Milwaukee history. We had so many compliments on the venue and the food from our guests. Mitch is an amazing chef! Our food was served family style and they easily made accommodations for our guests with dietary restrictions. We are so happy we chose the Cooperage!
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    Rileigh Married on 07/19/2019
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    Milwaukee with a twist

    We absolutely loved the cream city brick and Hoan bridge views the Cooperage provided for our special day! We didn't want to have a wedding where all of our friends had there's and this was the perfect place. It offered a unique, fun and laid back style for us and the tacos and drinks were amazing. Emily was a rockstar for us and did a great job communicating with me (the bride) but also her very detail oriented parents. You cannot go wrong with the Cooperage!
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822 S. Water St. Milwaukee, WI, 53204
(414)763-4935

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