Weddings

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

La Crosse, WI View map

About

Located right on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offers a magical backdrop for your wedding day. Whether you hope to host a grand bash or an intimate affair, this iconic restaurant can accommodate.

Enjoy a delectable meal in the expansive Cargill Room, an elegant ballroom-like space that brims with subtle elegance. This light-filled space offers breathtaking panoramic views of the nearby Mississippi and Pettibone Park.

For a medium-sized occasion, look to the stylish yet comfortable Banquet Room, which also showcases beautiful views of the river and Riverside Park. For a more secluded experience, dine in the private dining room, located adjacent to the restaurant and tavern to provide spectacular river views.

With over 12 years of experience crafting all things wedding, you are sure to receive a one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t soon forget when you host your big day at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern in La Crosse!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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?

$625

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

$625

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

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)
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?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

10 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    John M. Married on 06/05/2020
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    Beautiful Wedding Reception

    What a fantastic experience working with The Cargill Room!!! Our daughter's wedding was nothing short of amazing. Jessica Robey is wonderful to work with and takes such good care of her clients. We had a large group of people from the Minneapolis area that were attending. With the amazing scenery, and the amazing menu items, I think the "big city" people were dazzled!!! Thanks so much to Jessica and her entire staff!!

    The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern's reply:

    John, thank you for your review and for trusting us with your daughter's wedding. You have a wonderful family! We are very proud of our staff and Jessica is nothing short of amazing. We are very fortunate to have a beautiful location to host our weddings, right here on the Mississippi River. We do get many couples that book us from the larger markets as we have a small river town feel with lots of larger city options for their guests. We are thrilled that your guests were dazzled.
    Thank you,
    Jen
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    Evie Married on 08/07/2016
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    We cannot say enough positive things about the Waterfront! We were planning our La Crosse wedding from our home in New York, and we knew we needed to work with a venue that would be able to handle the details and communicate with us effectively. We are so thrilled that we decided to work with the Waterfront. Through out the entire planning process the Waterfront impressed us with their professionalism, attention to detail and warm approach to service. We were lucky enough to work with Jessica Robey. She is amazing! She worked with our schedules (when we were in town) to provide a spectacular tasting, and she was always quick to respond to our e-mails and phone calls. When the wedding day finally arrived, all the details were taken care of! The food was amazing and Jessica made sure the day went smoothly. If you are looking to plan a wedding in La Crosse, the Waterfront is THE place to book!
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    Donna Married on 08/06/2016
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    We worked with Jessica Robey and she was exceptional with the care of our daughter's wedding. She was professional, organized, knowledgeable, friendly, available, calm, and always up front on pricing. She made us feel special and that our wedding was her first priority. The service at the Waterfront Cargill Room was great, food delicious, beautiful environment and fun. I would highly recommend The Waterfront and Jessica Robey. Thank you!!!

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328 Front Street South La Crosse, WI, 54601
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The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern?

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern for wedding events?

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offer?

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offer for wedding events?

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern have available for wedding events?

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in value.

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