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.
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:
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.
Recommended by 75% of couples
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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