The Cotton Exchange is a wedding and event venue in Waterford, Wisconsin. The property was built in 1881 by the Kempken family. The original barn was the most modern styling for its day but was destroyed by a fire. The barn was rebuilt with hand-hewn wooden beams and existing flagstone. The new barn survived 100 years of change and is now owned by the Foster family.
Facilities and Capacity
The Plantation Banquet Hall features private restrooms, a bar area, elevated stage, an outdoor patio for cocktails, dance floor, and private entrance. They also have a photo booth and lighting options for the space. It can accommodate 300 guests for a seated dinner and 400 guests for a standing reception. The Cotton Patch Room is an intimate space that can accommodate 64 guests. It features a private entrance, restrooms, and built-in bar.
Rental of the halls include all tables, chairs, table linens, skirting, napkins, china, silverware, glassware, cake cutting, bartenders and service staff. They also offer several wedding packages that can be customized to meet all your needs. The Platinum package includes all the items included with rental plus chair covers and sashes, LED uplighting, icicle lighting, photo booth and props and catering and bar options. Their friendly staff is easy to work with and walks you through their facility and all your wedding options. They make planning easy with their all-inclusive packages.
The Cotton Exchange is the exclusive caterer for all your events. They offer food and beverage packages to satisfy your taste buds and budget. The Platinum package include one hour of open bar, premium and top shelf alcohol brands, domestic tap beer, house wines, soda, champagne toast, three appetizers, butler passed hors d’oeuvres and buffet or plated meal options. Some of their menu options include center cut sirloin, sauteed mushrooms, stuffed chicken breast, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, spaghetti and much more. Their culinary team help you choose a reception style, plated, buffet or themed, and helps you choose dishes and drinks that pair well together.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Mackenzie · Married on 06/22/2019
All I can say is wow. The Cotton Exchange was absolutely amazing for our wedding venue. It is such a beautiful and classy space. The owners are kind, the wait staff is professional, and Jenna, their event coordinator is so sweet, considerate, and helpful! Jenna made sure our planning process was easy and stress-free. She was always available through email, text, or in person, whenever we needed. I cannot believe everything was so easy. Not only are the people great, but the food is amazing too. Some of our guests said the food was the best wedding food they've had. I would definitely recommend booking with the Cotton Exchange for your next event.Sent on 06/20/2019
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Whitney · Married on 03/23/2019
We (and everyone) loved it!
A classy place tucked in farmland. Don't let the silo fool you. The event space was recently remodeled, with outstanding food from the attached restaurant. Works for both ceremony and reception, they turn it around seamlessly. Plus room for a live band! Speaker system can even play music from your phone with great quality (we used that for the ceremony music). Jenna, the coordinator, is a rockstar. She can answer any question, or find the answer quickly. Worked with us to make our ideas a reality. She will be an advocate to make your day the best it can be. So many compliments from our guests who had no idea about this hidden gem in Waterford!Sent on 04/07/2019
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User5524866 · 2+ years ago
Contact early, the book quickly. Very friendly, flexible, and willing to make it the best experience for you.Sent on 10/19/2015
Wedding special applies to off season months, November through March. Use our photo booth & props, 20 LED up lights and hall rental for a total low price of $500.00.
~~Remaining Dates 2019 SPECIAL~~
The Cotton Exchange will waive the Hall Fee, saving you $950.00 with the purchase of a Wedding Package and a minimum guaranteed guest count of 100. NO food & beverage minimum! Book fast, only a few dates are remaining!
Deal is Valid for the dates listed below:
June 29, 2019
July 13, 2019
July 20, 2019
July 27, 2019
August 10, 2019
August 31, 2019
October 12, 2019
October 19, 2019
very loving spacious venue. Robert is wonderful wedding planner