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 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


History
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.

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6 Reviews for The Waters

Recommended by 78% of couples


3.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.8
  • Professionalism 4.0
  • Flexibility 3.5
  • Value 4.0
  • Average response time 4.2
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    Shari · Married on 06/20/2015

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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

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    Michelle · Married on 12/18/2011

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

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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? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • 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? 1
  • 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? Chairs
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware
  • 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

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

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