The Rotunda Banquet Facility is a banquet hall 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 250 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.
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.
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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Suzanne · Married on 08/12/2017
I highly recommend the Rotunda for weddings. We were constantly receiving comments on the food, the service and the venue. Regular comments were "best food ever at a wedding" "never seen Mediterranean food at a wedding and it was fantastic", "impeccable service" and so on! The organization and planning by the Rotunda staff is outstanding. There were unexpected services throughout: staff orchestrated timing for the processions, personal waiters for the bride and groom, specialty meals for dietary restrictions were served when the guests were ready to eat rather than at a set time etc, etc. We had stations so when people formed long lines initially the staff let them know there were other stations that it wasn't a standard buffet. No waiting in long lines or table release which the guests loved. One guest asked for medium rare on the sirloin carvery and was impressed that the chef just cut into the middle of the roast and gave him a melt in the mouth perfect med. rare slice! Guests loved being able to have the private outdoor space where they could take their drinks chat in a quieter area and most importantly cool off from all the dancing.
As for my husband and I, the staff enabled us to completely be immersed in the wedding and not have a single worry about anything else. Not because this was my daughters wedding but this was seriously the best wedding I've ever experienced. Thank you Chef Jack, Eric, Lisa and the whole team of phenomenally professional staff!
Morgan · Married on 06/02/2018
We were 100% thrilled with The Rotunda! The entire staff from the day we met them until the end of our reception were friendly, accommodating, knowledgable, professional, and timely in all communication. The food was incredible-we had several people tell us it was the best they had ever had at such an event. Our guests were so impressed and rated ours as one of the best weddings they had ever attended, and so much of that credit goes to the folks at the Rotunda! Well done!
Mackenzi · Married on 04/07/2018
Absolutely amazing in every way. They were all super nice and helpful. They let us tour the place numerous times so I could show family as they came to visit. They even went out of their way to send a great photo to my aunt to use as a bridal shower gift. The food was great, we had many guests say it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. They were very organized and super professional. The day of was absolutely beautiful and went so smoothly thanks to the staff. Very easy to work with and went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was beautiful and stress free. Very accommodating. I would recommend this venue to anyone and would not change a single thing about the wedding we had here. The Rotunda team did a wonderful job!
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!