The Waters is a historical banquet hall 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.
Facilities and Capacity
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 waterfront. The venue’s stylish 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, engagement parties, and bridal showers. The venue hosts special events all year round. It has a well-stocked, handcrafted mahogany harbor bar, with an impressive selection of beer and wines. The bartenders create signature cocktails to reflect the theme of wedding reception. The Waters' full event services include:
The Waters, also known as the Oshkosh Yacht Club, was built in 1903 by architect William Waters. A Georgian Revival building, it was considered the finest clubhouse in the Midwest. Members of the American Legion Post 70 bought The Waters and used it as a clubhouse for more than 60 years. The Waters was refurbished in 2008, and the American Legion and the Oshkosh still call the venue home.
Recommended by 81% of couples
jody · Married on 06/19/2010
GREAT had a wonderful night!Sent on 09/16/2010
Samantha · Married on 05/26/2018
I have dreamed of having my wedding there since I was a little girl. Kim and her team made it the perfect day!Sent on 01/31/2019
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Shari · Married on 06/20/2015
Kim and Lindsay were amazing to work with. every email that I sent for changes was always responded back with a "no problem". they never once made me feel like I was putting them out or a problem. They were gracious and completely detailed oriented. Thank you for making my day so special. As for the venue, it's such a beautiful place from top to bottom.Sent on 07/12/2015