First Look: The Atrium is a Stunning Shorewood Wedding Venue

The Atrium Milwaukee Wedding

The Atrium is a new wedding venue in Shorewood. All photos by Front Room Photography

We love new wedding venues, and The Atrium in Shorewood really blew us away. The venue is owned and operated by our friends at Sound By Design, which is a huge plus.

We think the thing brides and grooms will really get excited about is the amazing, urban-chic interior and rooftop garden. Read more and check out the amazing photos below by Front Room Photography.

All About The Atrium

We were amazed when we first saw the Atrium space at their January 2017 launch party. It consists of two distinct areas – the main room on the first level and a rooftop garden.

The rooftop garden hosts an indoor/outdoor space with a full bar and front patio with a great view – perfect for a cocktail hour room flip!

The building is located in Shorewood close to the Capital/Oakland intersection, which is an amazing area in Milwaukee for bars, restaurants, salons and retail, including the original Camp Bar, also owned by the Sound By Design crew.

The Atrium MKE

The Atrium’s stunning first floor, capacity of up to 230 seated. Photo by Front Room Photography

The sit down capacity at The Atrium is 230 (300 cocktail style). Their garden rooftop can hold about 100 people standing or 40-50 chairs for an intimate ceremony.

However, if you have a larger group, we recommend doing your ceremony on the main level then using the rooftop garden for cocktails while the main room is prepped for your reception.

The Atrium – Quick Facts

Included in Rental:

  • Tables
  • Chiavari chairs (discounted rental)
  • 9 hour rental
  • Bartenders
  • Custom LED Lighting
  • Bridal Suite
  • Main room and rooftop garden
The Atrium Shorewood Wedding Venue

Top: The indoor/outdoor rooftop garden / Bottom: The main level event space. Photos by Front Room Photography

Catering and Drinks

The Atrium offers several options from their approved caterers list. Sound By Design has been in the industry for 20 years, they work with some of the best in town, so you’ll have plenty of amazing options to choose from.

The Atrium will provide bartenders and has several drink packages available. They are also willing to create custom packages and specialty cocktails to make your wedding unique. Another cool thing – they have a whole book of table wines that you can choose from.

The Atrium Wedding Venue

A table setting at The Atrium. Styling by Events to a T / Menus by Paperwhites / Rentals by Relics Vintage Rentals / Photos by Front Room Photography

Ceremony Options

You can either have your ceremony in the main level or on the rooftop garden. The garden space is for smaller, more intimate ceremonies of 50 – 100 guests. It’s recommended to have your ceremony on the main level and use the rooftop garden and attached bar and patio for your cocktail hour while they flip the main room. Use of the full rooftop accommodates your entire party for mingling.

The Atrium Ceremony

Top: a ceremony set up in The Atrium’s main space / Bottom: A ceremony set up on the rooftop garden. Photos by Front Room Photography

Parking, Hotels and Shuttles

Being in Shorewood, The Atrium is very close to downtown and its hotels. In fact, the Atrium/Sound By Design owners have a shuttle available to take care of your guests.

For parking, there are street spots and the Village Hall Lot, which is about one and a half blocks away and has 56 spaces. Make sure to check with the Village of Shorewood on any particular parking rules/regulations. Using a shuttle would be a great idea if you have guests staying in downtown hotels.

The Atrium Rooftop in Shorewood

The Atrium’s amazing rooftop garden and indoor/outdoor patio area. Photos by Front Room Photography

Working with Industry Experts

So we love the owners of this space and their story. They’ve owned Sound By Design for 20 years, and more recently started the awesome Camp Bars around town (the Shorewood location is 3 blocks from The Atrium). Their experience in the industry will ensure a great experience if you choose The Atrium for your wedding venue.

The Atrium and Sound By Design

Top: The Sound By Design crew / Bottom Paul and Natalia, owners of The Atrium, Sound By Design and Camp Bar. Photos by Front Room Photography

MIM Family Used in this Article

We are very happy to have The Atrium as a Married In Milwaukee Family Member. We also love that the majority of the vendors used in the featured Events to a T photo shoot are MIM Family too. Make sure to check them out for your wedding:

For more info and to book a tour, check out The Atrium’s website. Also check them out on Facebook.


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