6 Reviews
Guest Capacity
Venue Setting

About The Waters

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 sunsets 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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Event planning
  • Lighting/sound
  • Event rentals
  • Chairs
  • Parking

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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Green Bay

Follow The Waters on

6 Reviews for The Waters

out of 5.0
Sort by:


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.

Profile Picture Shari, 6/20/15, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Everyone at The Waters was professional and easy to work with. Our day went smoothly and was perfect!

Profile Picture Michelle, 12/18/11, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

The Waters FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Banquet Hall, Historic
City, Classic
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Event Planning
Event Rentals
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access


47 Photos

Weddings and Receptions

47 Photos
220x220 sq 1363706713848 circlewedding
220x220 sq 1363706595190 awesomeweddingpicmilitary
220x220 sq 1443449582882 nc vendor sneak peeks 0001
220x220 sq 1474584157013 177 downsized
220x220 sq 1443451540905 nc vendor sneak peeks 0005
220x220 sq 1363707284136 2ndfloor1
220x220 sq 1474584420050 fireplace wedding 582x1024
220x220 sq 1474584402051 cjphotography wisconsinphotographers0006 1 1024x70
220x220 sq 1474584240078 14256852347281666870042121600096n
220x220 sq 1474584428439 karrels tables 1024x683
220x220 sq 1474584287143 103836604000931101505085416572521210872910n
220x220 sq 1474584334509 126157529829046551179522428861640516584941o 683x10
220x220 sq 1474584218935 774100138142869678868498375114o
220x220 sq 1443449619709 nc vendor sneak peeks 0002
220x220 sq 1443451564801 nc vendor sneak peeks 0006
220x220 sq 1474584158344 295 2 1024x683
220x220 sq 1431542000692 2ndfloorbalcony2
220x220 sq 1443449678408 nc vendor sneak peeks 0004
220x220 sq 1474584351316 127954381015339892949026790189826708520160n
220x220 sq 1474584175819 1121 1024x683
220x220 sq 1474584255175 15192113342732167324988779548390212960182o
220x220 sq 1443449649935 nc vendor sneak peeks 0003
220x220 sq 1474584167707 320
220x220 sq 1474584248026 1480565234728160020338181602860n
220x220 sq 1474584388242 balcony 682x1024 6 682x1024
220x220 sq 1363706481103 5042l
220x220 sq 1431542020571 portico
220x220 sq 1474584184507 3002 1024x678
220x220 sq 1474584232238 1147647206382252854929347499552o
220x220 sq 1474584293219 105273883082531993345008332829042556615650n
220x220 sq 1474584342893 127719554290189006418672262523726528833584o 1024x7
220x220 sq 1474584206609 5282382184791449785731239714085n
220x220 sq 1474584281093 103640263082498226681718450359354800054088n
220x220 sq 1474584266189 19156545564472078484306413167880680638293n
220x220 sq 1474584273558 103302933082534260011448881489567239891955n
220x220 sq 1443451591724 nc vendor sneak peeks 0007
220x220 sq 1363707470447 wedding2
220x220 sq 1431542016030 kiss
220x220 sq 1474584300947 120792865062343028697214683878749523896328n
220x220 sq 1474584317607 121098445062342795363905647170892216268381o
220x220 sq 1474584308623 120795885062342962030557967641543627977282n
220x220 sq 1474584327694 121189015062342928697226127061964529784181n
220x220 sq 1363707110229 thewatersweddingonbackstairs
220x220 sq 1474584380216 awesome wedding pic military 1024x683
220x220 sq 1474584443187 outside
220x220 sq 1474584450735 outside wedding setup 1024x683
220x220 sq 1474584435784 lastpicture 1 1024x731


1393 Washington Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901   See On Map
920-231-6800 (phone)
The Waters is a wedding Venue from Oshkosh, WI . We service weddings throughout the local area, including Appleton , Neenah/Menasha, and Fond du Lac . The Waters is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Wisconsin wedding industry for 8 years. We specialize in indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, wedding rehearsals, corporate events and meetings, fundraisers and special occasions.