The Waters

1393 Washington Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Waters

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.

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 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.

Services Offered
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
  • Bartenders
  • AV Equipment
  • Bar Signs and Easels
  • Rehersal Time
  • Chairs
  • Parking


History
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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Couple's portrait
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Bride on balcony
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Reception area
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Couple kissing on stairs
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Couple's portrait on point
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Couple kissing
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Couple kissing on point
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Table setup
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Bride on balcony
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Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
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Chandelier upstairs
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Bride looking outside
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Couple beside the beach
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Couple beside the beach
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Couple holding hands
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Lighting over staircase
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8 Reviews for The Waters

Recommended by 75% of couples


3.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.7
  • Professionalism 3.9
  • Flexibility 3.4
  • Value 3.9
  • Average response time 4.0

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    Samantha · Married on 05/26/2018

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      5.0
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    • Professionalism:
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    So Beautiful!

    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

    The Waters's reply:

    Samantha,

    We are thrilled you had the perfect day, it was a pleasure to be part of your celebration. Your wedding was one to remember!
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    Shari · Married on 06/20/2015

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    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

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The Waters FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Event Planning, Glassware, Parking, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 3.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

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  • 1393 Washington Ave Oshkosh, WI, 54901 See on map
    920-645-0871 (Phone number)

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