The Cotton Exchange

345 Hickory Hollow, Waterford, WI 53185 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Cotton Exchange

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.

Services Offered
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.

Cuisine
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.

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11 Reviews for The Cotton Exchange

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Mackenzie

    Mackenzie · Married on 06/22/2019

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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Amazing experience

    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

    The Cotton Exchange's reply:

    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Hewitt,
    Thank you for trusting in the Cotton Exchange, myself and our staff. You were amazing to work with and your guests most certainly knew how to celebrate! I am so happy to hear it was a flawless weekend for you, that is every Coordinator's hopes~
    We wish you all the best in the future years together and be sure to not be strangers.
    Best Regards,
    Jenna G.
  • Whitney

    Whitney · Married on 03/23/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    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

    The Cotton Exchange's reply:

    Thank you Whitney & Beau~ It was such a pleasure working with you from the beginning planning to making everything come together. We wish you all the best in your future together!
    Congratulations again and Thank you so much for hosting your amazing wedding at the Cotton Exchange~
    Best Regards,
    Jenna G.

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The Cotton Exchange FAQ

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Farm/Ranch
    Restaurant
  • 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
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    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
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    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?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
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    December

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  • The Cotton Exchange 1
    "Off season" Wedding Special

    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.

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