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.
11 Reviews for The Cotton Exchange
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Rachel Kostrzewa · Married on 09/01/2019
Love the Cotton Exchange and Coordinator Jenna
We got married at the Cotton Exchange about 2 weeks ago and it was awesome! We had the best experience working with them and event coordinator Jenna. She was so responsive to our questions and we were able to come in multiple times before the wedding and sort out details. We thought the packages they offered were of great value. Everyone raved about the food and how great the staff was. Jenna and the staff made sure to keep everything on time during our wedding and they were awesome with handling set up and tear down. Couldn't recommend them enough!! We also loved having a classy ceremony/reception feel but getting pictures of the barn aesthetic outside. It was just the perfect balance of everything and they went above and beyond to make sure all the little details were just right.Sent on 09/11/2019
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
The Cotton Exchange's reply:Dear Mr. & Mrs. Hewitt,
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
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!
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.
very loving spacious venue. Robert is wonderful wedding planner