21 Amazing Wedding Venues on the Milwaukee Streetcar Route

Milwaukee Streetcar route Event Venues

Check out the amazing venues located within walking distance of the Milwaukee Streetcar! Photo at future Streetcar stop Broadway and Michigan by Front Room Photography

The Milwaukee Streetcar (branded as The Hop) is scheduled to open in later 2018 and we couldn’t be more excited! We know our couples love showcasing their #MKELove and what better way to do it than including the Streetcar as an additional transportation option for your guests.

For this article, we identified wedding and event venues located within ~2 blocks of the confirmed Milwaukee Streetcar route. We went with a ~2 block radius, because let’s face it, walking more than 2 blocks in heels and dress shoes isn’t for everyone!

Read on for the amazing venues within 2 block walking distance a Milwaukee Streetcar Line stop:

1. The Pritzlaff

Pritzlaff Milwaukee StreetcarBuilt in 1875 as Pritzlaff Hardware, The Historic Pritzlaff Building has 4 amazing event spaces within this beautiful building. Photo by Nikki Winter Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 0 blocks (on stop)
 

2. The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

Wedding Venues on the Milwaukee StreetcarThe Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, located in the Historic Third Ward has an amazing rooftop patio and modern aesthetic throughout the venue space, hotel rooms and common areas. Photo by Lauren Rae Photo.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 2 blocks
 

3. The Box MKE

Venues on the Milwaukee Street Car routeThe Box MKE is such a fun venue and a perfect spot located right in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee. Photo by Studio 29 Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 0.5 blocks
 

4. The Pfister Hotel

Wedding Venues on the Milwaukee Streetcar RouteThe Pfister Hotel — Milwaukee’s iconic, elegant, classic and historic hotel is a favorite of so many past, current and future generations of couples! Photo by Front Room Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 1 block
 

5. The Garden

Wedding Venues on the Milwaukee Streetcar_0004The Garden, located right on Milwaukee Street, is an unique modern venue with expertly curated custom uplighting and Flux Design created lattice woodwork. Photo by JBe Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 1 block
 

6. The Intercontinental Hotel

Milwaukee Venues near the Milwaukee StreetcarThe Intercontinental Hotel, located within the Milwaukee Center building on Water and Kilbourn, has a modern aesthetic and plenty of photo ops both inside the hotel and outside, and they have one of the larger ballrooms in the city. Photo by Front Room Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 2 blocks
 

7. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Ceremony space on the Milwaukee Streetcar RouteThe Marcus Center with its color-changing exterior, outdoor patio overlooking the Milwaukee River, unique circular lighting and beautiful ivy-covered patio (featured here) is in the heart of Downtown across from Red Arrow Park. Photo by Lottie Lillian Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 2 blocks
 

8. The Black Swan

Black Swan MKE Milwaukee Streetcar RouteThe Black Swan MKE, one of Milwaukee’s newest wedding venues in the Third Ward, is located just along the Milwaukee Riverwalk and is beautiful! Photo by Front Room Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 2 blocks
 

9. The Astor Hotel

Wedding Venues Milwaukee StreetcarThe Astor Hotel, located on the Lower East Side, has a beautifully historic ballroom perfect for weddings. Photo by Happy Gnome Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 2 blocks
 

10. Milwaukee Public Market

Milwaukee Public Market on streetcar route The Milwaukee Public Market is such a unique wedding venue and definitely a Milwaukee icon. Photo by 414 Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 0 blocks (on stop)
 

11. Swig

Milwaukee Wedding venue on streetcar routeSwig is located in the Third Ward and has a super cute private upstairs event space perfect for intimate weddings and rehearsal dinners. Photo by Brian Slawson Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 1.5 blocks
 

12. Cafe Benelux

Milwaukee Streetcar Route - restaurants Cafe Benelux, located directly across from the Public Market has an exclusive rooftop available for limited weddings, but ample availability for rehearsal dinners in their awesome Map Room (pictured here). Photo from Lowlands Group.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 0.5 blocks
 

13. Onesto

Event venue near the Milwaukee streetcarOnesto is a historic venue with a NYC loft aesthetic and feel. Complete with 3 fireplaces and its beautiful skylights, it is perfectly located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Photo by Reminisce Studio.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 1.5 blocks
 

14. The Grain Exchange

Event space on the Milwaukee StreetcarThe Grain Exchange is one of the most beautiful and historic venues in our city. Photo by Tres Jolie Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 0.5 blocks
 

15. The Milwaukee Athletic Club

Event Venues on the Milwaukee Streetcar RouteThe Milwaukee Athletic Club, with its grand historic ballroom and its large rooftop deck, is a beautiful wedding venue. Photo by Studio 29 Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 1 block
 

16. The Marriott Hotel

hotels on the Milwaukee streetcar routeThe Marriott Hotel is a classically modern hotel ballroom space with super unique lighting fixtures. Photo by Fresh Frame Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 0.5 blocks
 

17. The Hilton Garden Inn

Wedding Venues Milwaukee Streetcar_0015Another beautiful and historic hotel on the list that also has a wedding venue. Photo by Reminisce Studio.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 0.5 blocks
 

18. Hotel Metro

hotels on the milwaukee streetcar routeHotel Metro is an Art Deco spot for intimate weddings, amazing hotel rooms and a rooftop deck perfect for first look photos! Photo by Little Giant Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 1.5 blocks
 

19. Pabst Theater

Pabst Theater WeddingsThe iconic Pabst Theater is now hosting a limited amount of intimate weddings, so we just had to include them on this list! Photo from Pabst Theater website.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 2 blocks
 

20. Women’s Club of Wisconsin

milwaukee event halls near milwaukee streetcar lineThe Women’s Club of Wisconsin is nestled into a neighborhood setting on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side neighborhood. Photo by Brian Slawson Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 2.5 blocks
 

21. Villa Filomena

event venues close to the milwaukee streetcarA former ship captain’s mansion, the Villa Filomena is uniquely historic and intimate feeling, while still having a ballroom able to hold 200+ people. Photo by Front Room Photography.

Distance to Streetcar Stop: 2.5 blocks
 

When the Streetcar Expands, So Will This List

Milwaukee Streetcar Photo

Milwaukee Streetcar Renderings // Photo via Facebook

The initial route is central to Downtown / East Town Milwaukee, and construction on the Lakefront expansion will be included in conjunction with the exciting Couture development slated to open in 2019. This will connect even more venues like The War Memorial, Art Museum and Discovery World, as well as hotels like The Westin.

Further expansions are being considered to further connect areas like the Pabst Brewery Complex, Walkers Point, and Bronzeville as well as Brady Street, East North Avenue and beyond. We are excited to watch the progress of this public transportation development!

Included on this list were wedding venues, many of which are hotels too! Locating your wedding reception, hotel room blocks, rehearsal dinners, and morning after brunches along the Milwaukee Streetcar Route is an awesome way to showcase your favorite city to your out of town guests!


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