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The Waters is a historical waterfront wedding venue located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A classic setting for both indoor and outdoor weddings, the venue’s lakeside moonrises and docked sailboats serve as backdrops for a summer wedding, while the snowy landscape complements a winter wedding.
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The Waters can host up to 300 guests. The Grand Ballroom can seat 172 guests for plated dinners. It has a private, Nantucket-inspired screened porch and a balcony on the second floor, both facing the water. The venue’s stylish and classy interiors and the view of Lake Winnebago make it a premier lakeside setting for weddings. For larger weddings, guests can enjoy dinner and drinks in not just the ballroom, but also in the first-floor Winnebago Room and lakeside on the porch and balcony.
The Waters provides services for ceremonies and receptions as well as corporate and special celebrations all year round. It has a well-stocked, handcrafted mahogany harbor bar, with an impressive selection of beer and wines. The tenured bartenders can create signature cocktails to reflect the theme of wedding reception. The Waters' full event services include:
- Event planning
- AV Equipment
- Bar Signs and Easels
- Rehersal Time
The Waters was built in 1903 by architect William Waters for The Oshkosh YAcht Club. A Georgian Revival building, it was considered the finest clubhouse in the Midwest. Later on, members of the American Legion Post 70 bought the club and used it as their home for more than 60 years. In 2008, the American Legion was bought and refurbished back to its original charm. It was then name The Waters to commoemerate the famous arcitect who built the waterfront building. The venue is still home to The Oshkosh Yacht Club today.
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Elegant venue and beautiful setting
The day itself was lovely and our guests enjoy every aspect of the grounds and building - lawn games, strolls along the lake, fun times at the bar (great drinks, too!), gorgeous views from the balconies and patios, an elegant plated dinner, a beautiful sunset, and dancing until the last. I highly recommend The Waters in every way!
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Hello! I'm Lindsey, the Event Manager at The Waters. I began my career here as a server back in 2010. A college degree, a husband and two babies later, I am still here doing what I love most: events!
The Waters is a fantastic place to get married because of the incredible views of Lake WInnebago, the amazing historic features in the building and because of the unprecedented customer service in which we pride ourselved on. A the event manager, I am extremely attentive to details and make it my prioirty to have your celebration and the process leading up to you celebration be completely seamless. I pride myslef on clear and open communication with you, your family and your other vendors. Along with my partners, Ryan and Kate, we can assure you a fantastic experience at The Waters.
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