Milwaukee's Best Kept Secret for Weddings and Events!
A stunning landmark on Milwaukee’s lakefront, the War Memorial Center features spectacular views for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. Designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the building’s unique design is now considered a classic in the development of modern architecture.Resting between the Milwaukee Art Museum and Veterans Park, this fabulous lakefront site has both indoor and outdoor event facilities. Our elegant banquet hall with scenic views of downtown Milwaukee can accommodate up to 260 guests. With splendid views of Lake Michigan and the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, our unique outdoor plaza can accommodate more than 800 guests. Our experienced and professional staff is committed to helping you plan an occasion that will be a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. So much of what you need is on site – white wood chairs for outdoor events, tables, chairs, risers and a beautiful wood dance floor for our indoor banquet hall. These amenities as well as set-up and tear-down are included in the rental price. Ample parking is available directly north of the Memorial.For more information please feel free to call 414-273-5533 or email email@example.com
We toured a bunch of downtown Milwaukee wedding venues. We fell in love with the War memorial because of the view, but the price was also the most affordable of them all with no hidden costs like many other venues. Jennifer (on site wedding coordinator) was also great to work with. Always was quick to respond to emails and was able to answer any of our questions, calm any of our concerns, and was there the day of our wedding to make sure everything was going as planned. We had a mid-October wedding and planned the ceremony and cocktail hour outside. Don’t let the fear of bad weather stop you from picking the war memorial. We were scared it was going to rain and ruin the view and the reason we picked the war memorial. Sure enough, it poured that day. However, the overhang provided plenty of cover and nobody got wet. The view with the art museum in the background was still amazing and most of the guests assumed this was where the ceremonies were held regardless of the weather. We did our first look inside the war memorial on the stairs and they turned out great. The cocktail hour was moved inside the entrance/atrium area and provided plenty of space for everyone while still allowing nice city and lake views. We were worried the ballroom carpet was a little dated, but when all the tables, dance floor, decorations, and lighting was added, the ballroom looked as nice as any other venue and didn’t feel too large or too cramped. The layout provides a nice flow for Band/DJ/Guest Tables/Bar area. After the ceremony the Art museum and the city views provided great backdrops for night photos. Pick the war memorial, rain or shine you won’t regret it.
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We had such a wonderful experience with the War Memorial and the pictures were absolutely stunning! Jennifer was sooooo helpful and really wonderful to work with! We only did the ceremony there with a mini cocktail hour there and we're so happy with how everything turned out! Not to mention it ended up raining during our ceremony and they waited as long as possible to move it under the overhang. We are so glad we went with the War Memorial!
My husband and I used to live in downtown Milwaukee. Every time we would walk by the area, I always told him that I would like to get married at the War Memorial. The area is absolutely stunning... beautiful views with a lot of history. Since my husband is in the military, we were able to get a discount on the venue. Also, the helpfulness of Jennifer and the staff won us over. Emails were responded promptly, and as the wedding day got closer, everything came together. Jennifer was also great at calming my anxiety as the day got closer. On the day of the wedding, everything was beautiful. The staff did all the set up (chairs, tables), cleaning, and tear down of the chairs/tables. The husband and I highly recommend the War Memorial!
750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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War Memorial Center is a wedding venue from Milwaukee, WI. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Chicago, Madison, and Lake Geneva. War Memorial Center is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Milwaukee wedding industry for 50 years. We specialize in outdoor lakefront ceremonies and beautiful receptions .