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About Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

Milwaukee's Best Kept Secret for Weddings and Events!

The War Memorial Center, a stunning landmark on Milwaukee’s lakefront, is one of Wisconsin’s best keep secret for weddings. Featuring spectacular natural views, this incredible venue was designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen and rests between the Milwaukee Art Museum and Veterans Park. This unique space has both indoor and outdoor facilities that will not disappoint in making your love story come alive. The War Memorial Center's experience and professional staff is committed to helping you plan an occasion that you and your guests will never forget. For a magical event that will exceed your wildest dreams, hold your ceremony and reception at the War Memorial Center! 

Facilities and Capacity
The venue’s majestic banquet hall is surrounded by scenic views of downtown Milwaukee and can accommodate up to 260 guests. The outdoor plaza, complete with picturesque views of Lake Michigan and the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, can accommodate more than 800 guests.

Most couples hold their ceremony on site on our plaza over looking Lake Michigan and then transition to our indoor banquet hall for dinner and dancing.  

Services Offered
The venue offers white wood chairs for outdoor events, tables, chairs, a riser and a beautiful dance floor for the indoor banquet hall, including setup and cleanup.

The War Memorial Center was built on the vision of the Zonta, Altrusa, Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Milwaukee Civic Alliance to create a fitting memorial to honor those killed in WWII. The building was dedicated on Veterans Day 1957 as a testament to the men and women who served our nation when called.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Milwaukee, Green Bay

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When we first began planning our wedding, we knew that we wanted to have it held at the Milwaukee County War Memorial simply because military has been a huge part of our family's life and the views were unbeatable. This was just the tip of the iceberg! From the beginning, Jennifer was prompt with any inquiring that we had and went above and beyond. Fast-forward to the day of... again, Jennifer was so helpful with accommodating all of our requests and her assistant, Joy, was literally the best to work with throughout the day. Everything went absolutely flawless, minus some annoying rain, but they worked around and through it. The evening was absolutely perfect-more than we could have ever hoped for! We got so many compliments on the professionalism of the staff and how beautiful the venue was. Thank you for making our day so wonderful!

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Profile Picture Andy, 7/21/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

While planning for our wedding, my husband and I must have toured 10 venues throughout Milwaukee, keeping a detailed pro/con chart for each. After just a few minutes into our meeting at the War Memorial we threw aside our charts and booked their last available 2018 date. The ceremony view was incredible, prices were competitive and Jennifer (event coordinator) was amazing! We booked the venue having only seen mock-ups of the planned Memorial Hall renovations but felt like the work that was actually done to the hall far exceeded our expectations. It's been a month since our wedding and our guests are still talking about how beautiful the ceremony AND the reception hall looked. Jennifer was patient and responsive throughout the entire process. She and Joy arrived early the day of and stuck around for as long as we needed to ensure things ran as smoothly as possible. My husband and I feel like the luckiest couple to have had such a great experience with the venue and with the event team.

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Profile Picture Sarah, 6/2/18, 1 Review
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750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202   See On Map
414-273-5533 (phone)
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center is a wedding venue from Milwaukee, WI. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Chicago, Madison, and Lake Geneva. Milwaukee County 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 .