The Garden-A SURG Banquet Facility is a modern ballroom venue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With a prime downtown location and a unique interior design, it is sure to make your big event memorable.
Facilities and Capacity
The Garden-A SURG Banquet Facility has two elegant event spaces available. This venue can accommodate groups as small as 30 people and as large as 225 people, depending on the setup of the space.
The Garden-A SURG Banquet Facility is a great space for events like wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties and other formal and corporate events. The Garden-A SURG Banquet Facility also has audio equipment, chairs, tables and other furniture available for use. Some of their specific services offered are:
Recommended by 74% of couples
Maggey · Married on 03/07/2017
We had an event at the Garden this spring, and were delighted. From the first time I called, I got prompt responses, helpful information and guidance when I had questions. They made putting our party together easy, and had great suggestions on how to make everything unique for us and special for our guests.Sent on 06/13/2017
Everything ran super smoothly, and the team was completely prepared, on time, and charming. The food was particularly good, and everything was hot when it was served - the way it should be!
The space itself is really beautiful, and hits that perfect balance where you can fit a fair number of people but it still feels intimate. The lighting options made it easy to tweak the look and really wow our guests without paying for a lot of additional decoration. We can't wait to work with them again!
B · Married on 04/08/2017
The thing about The Garden is that it's a spectacular venue, if you're looking for a modern & unique space. Because of this, it seems as though the staff doesn't feel it's necessary to be professional. What could have been a 5-star experience was only a 2.5-star one. The best part about our wedding was that The Garden gives you the freedom to do whatever you want with the space. They let you add what you like to make it your own. Also, because we had our wedding in the off-season, we avoided food and beverage minimums. But we had many issues along the way. We dealt with constantly changing food prices (including an increase of $4/plate AFTER we had been given what we were told was a finalized pricing structure), meetings that were cancelled at the last minute or were redundant because our contact forgot to write things down. The day before the wedding, our contact let us into the venue and that was about it. We had to call to ask what tables were ours to use and she came to help us get them set up, then left after 10 minutes to work at a different venue. We were essentially alone in the venue for 4 hrs with no one to help us set up our AV equipment, run thru the lighting schemes, or lock the door. The day of the wedding, there were multiple issues. Our contact did not have the proper lighting set up for the ceremony and when I pointed it out to her, she told me it wasn't on our contract (it was--I still have a copy). When the ceremony was over, the keg was not set up and our guests WERE CHARGED for beer. This was VERY upsetting to us. The cake that was supposed to be saved for us ended up getting cut and served to guests. And our contact left for the evening without telling either myself or my husband. This led to confusion as to whether or not we had to take all of our decor items that night. (She had told us we could leave them and pick them up the next day--we had to get it all out that night according to the servers). Buyer beware, for sure!Sent on 06/02/2017
The Garden-A SURG Banquet Facility's reply:Hi “B”, we are very sorry to hear that you feel this way about your experience. Perhaps my explanation below will provide you with a little bit more understanding to our viewpoint on some of these situations that you mention above. First, I would like to start out with stating that we want every single experience to be an incredible one. Our business is to create a “life event” and we want you and your guests to look back at your wedding day with nothing but positive memories. We are also mindful that wedding days are very sensitive, to not only the bride and the groom, but the family and friends sharing this experience. With this being said, we have many standards to meet.
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