Birch is a very welcome addition to one of our favorite neighborhoods — East Tosa. With its expansive outdoor patio, a combination of wood and brick walls, Birch is unlike any venue in Milwaukee. One of only a handful of event venues in Wauwatosa, Birch is all the buzz on the west side of Milwaukee.
Owned and operated by our friends at Hackbarth Hospitality Group, as well as being connected to Camp Bar Tosa is only the tip of the iceberg on this awesome new venue. Read on for the low down.
All About Birch
We were excited when we first saw the Birch space. Located on 66th and North Avenue, this venue is in the thick of East Tosa entertainment options and close to everything (it’s roughly a $15 Lyft ride from downtown Milwaukee or Brookfield). With a beautifully landscaped patio, complete with defined spaces perfect for both chill and party vibes, Birch provides a place for activities both indoor and outdoor. Throw in it’s connected to Camp Bar Tosa and you’ve got a place to go before, during and after the wedding.
The sit down capacity at Birch is 200 (250 cocktail style). Their outdoor patio has room to seat 200 people, making it perfect for hosting both your ceremony and reception. We suggest hosting your guests next door in Camp Bar Tosa during the room flip, with some couples even hosting an informal after party with pizza when the reception is done. Seriously, what an ingenious idea!
Birch – Quick Facts
- Capacity: 200 sit down / 250 cocktail
- Location: 6610 W North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI
- Outdoor Garden perfect for ceremonies
- Approved caterer list
Included in Rental:
- Chiavari chairs
- 9 hour rental
- Custom LED Lighting
- Wedding party ready areas onsite
- Main room and outdoor patio with heaters
Catering and Drinks
Birch offers several options from their approved caterers list. Hackbarth Hospitality Group 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.
Birch will provide bartenders and has several drink packages available. Another bonus, they have 8 wines on tap and 16 beers on tap! Gone are the weddings of only Miller Lite and Spotted Cow. 😉 They are also willing to create custom packages and specialty cocktails to make your wedding unique.
You can either have your ceremony inside of Birch or the outdoor garden patio. We recommend hosting an outdoor ceremony and leveraging the option of a weather back up inside just in case. And what better way to take advantage of Birch being connected to Camp Bar Tosa than to encourage guests to go right next door during the ceremony / reception room flip.
Parking, Hotels and Shuttles
Being in East Tosa, Birch is very close to hotels in downtown, Brookfield and Wauwatosa. As an additional option, Birch / Camp Bar owners have a shuttle available to take care of your guests.
For parking, there is street parking and a limited number of spots for guests looking for onsite availability. However, as more guests trend towards using services such as Lyft and Uber, this is the option we’d recommend taking to East Tosa and Birch from other areas in the City and surrounding suburbs.
Working with Industry Experts
So we love the owners of this space and their story. They founded Sound By Design, started the awesome Camp Bars around town (the Tosa location is connected to Birch!), and most recently opened the uber popular wedding venue The Atrium in Shorewood. Their experience in the industry will ensure a great experience if you choose Birch as your wedding venue.
MIM Family Involved
The photos featured in this article were part of a photo shoot featuring several Married In Milwaukee Family Members. We love that, so be sure to check them out: