Weddings

The Rotunda Banquet Facility

Waukesha, WI View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   45 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

The Rotunda wedding venue is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, which also serves the Milwaukee and Madison areas. This historic site offers couples a charming setting in which to exchange their vows. Back in 1913, this venue was erected. It was carefully constructed using Bedford Limestone, and when it was completed it served as a federal post office and then a bank. Then, in 2001, this historic site was renovated to best suit its new purpose as an elegant banquet hall.

Facilities and Capacity
While this banquet hall has been renovated over the years, it still retains its Classic Revival architecture. This provides an unforgettable backdrop for the couple’s wedding and photographs. From the moment you and your guests arrive, you will be in awe of the architectural details and craftsmanship. The exterior is quite impressive with its coffered dome, rounded shape, and stately columns. The interior is just as refined. You can host your wedding with up to 200 of your friends and family present. As you exchange your vows inside, you will be surrounded by elegant touches from the tired gold chandeliers to the hand-painted walls. Couples are provided with a hospitality suite so that you can all comfortably get ready for the big day. If you like, you are more than welcome to extend the reception outside on the veranda so that you and your wedding party can take in the surrounding views. This space is complete with everything you need to host a reception such as bistro tables.

Cuisine
Couples have extensive and customizable wedding catering and menu options to choose from with this Chef Jack’s Catering-exclusive property, including plated dinners, family-style, food stations, cocktail reception, buffet, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert. In addition, Chef Jack's provides a variety of bar packages. Please note there is a 125 guest minimum for Saturday events.

Services Offered
The team at the Rotunda Banquet Facility desire that every couple experiences the wedding of their dreams. Therefore, all couples are provided with the assistance of an onsite event manager to help them with planning and coordinating their wedding. All couples are also provided with furniture such as gold chiavari ballroom chairs, round tables, rectangular tables, coat racks, and more. Additionally, the team can take care of your setup and clean up to make your preparation as stress-free as possible. For your convenience, the property also has parking, shuttle, valet, and wheelchair access.

Details
125 Saturday guest minimum.
Operated by Chef Jack's Catering www.chefjacks.com
Visit our other historic property with a capacity of 300 at www.courthouse1893.com

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?

$1,400

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

$1,000

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

Yes

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

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

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

House Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
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?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
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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    Brianna K. Married on 08/01/2020
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    The Rotunda was AMAZING

    The Rotunda was AMAZING! Lisa made sure we had everything we needed and helped every step of the way during the planning process and on the day of. It has been totally bizarre trying to plan a wedding during COVID, but they were so accommodating of all of the hiccups and changes we needed to make as well as extra safety precautions to help our guests spread out and feel safer. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful - our pictures are stunning. We also got so many compliments on the food. I can't recommend The Rotunda enough! So happy with how everything turned out!!!
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    Nicole W. Married on 11/05/2019
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    GREAT Experience

    The Rotunda made my day a breeze! Lisa and her staff was at the top of their game when it came to set up, the wedding and clean up. I really appreciated how much care they took into making sure we were taken care of. The bar staff was incredibly friendly and quick with our guests! One bartender knew sign language and went of of her way to ensure that two of my hearing impaired family members were taken care of. The food was amazing; several guests complimented how fantastic dinner was. I would definitely recommend The Rotunda and Chef Jacks!!!
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    Lynn D. Married on 09/21/2019
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    Wonderful Wedding Evening

    The staff at The Rotunda and Chef Jack’s Catering made our wedding ceremony and reception all that we could have hoped for and then some. Our initial meetings were fun and informative, and we enjoyed learning how we could make our wedding special for us and our guests. The actual event was wonderful. The room, decor, lighting, set-up: just right. Lisa and her staff were amazingly attentive and professional, and anticipated our needs before we could voice them! Our guests were happy, impressed, and enjoyed themselves. The food stations were outstanding, and we received so many comments about how delicious everything was. What a night to remember! We had a great time. Thank you to everyone at The Rotunda and Chef Jack’s Catering.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

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  • Carley & Dom
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse Wedding Florists

The setting at the Rotunda always enhances our floral design work. It is such a classic building with great food and drink from Chef and the staff. Glad this venue is part of the fabric of Waukesha!

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235 W. Broadway Waukesha, WI, 53186
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