This couple wanted to show their friends and family what an amazing city Milwaukee is, and they did a great job! For just under $45,000, they had a beautiful, modern wedding at Bottle House 42.
Located in Milwaukee’s Brewery District, Bottle House 42 was the perfect venue to showcase Milwaukee to their out-of-town guests. Read on for the full Cost Breakdown of this Milwaukee Brewery District wedding.
Editor’s Note: During this couple’s wedding, Bottle House 42 was run by F Street Hospitality. As of publication, the building has been purchased by Pilot Project Brewing, who plans on continuing to host weddings in the venue.
Married In Milwaukee Family Used:
We were excited to see that this couple used several Married In Milwaukee Family Members!! Here are the MIM Family Members involved in this Bottle House 42 wedding:
- Photos: Amarie Photography
- Floral: Belle Fiori
- Catering: Noble Catering Co.
- Venue: Bottle House 42 (F Street Hospitality)
Quick Facts – Brewery District Wedding:
- Guests: 200
- Ceremony/Reception: Bottle House 42 (F Street Hospitality)
- Total Costs: $44,916
Wedding Essentials ($9,667):
- Invitations/Stationery: $200
- Photographer: $4,330
- Cake: $100
- Flowers: $5,037 (included: 1 bridal bouquet, 5 bridesmaid bouquets, 12 boutonnieres, 4 corsages, 5 long stem roses for honored guests, ceremony arch flowers, 26 vase arrangements, votive candles, cylinder candles)
Reception and Ceremony Costs ($27,039):
- Ceremony: $1,000 (ceremony fee)
- Reception: $1,000 (venue fee)
- Catering: $16,213
- Drinks: $7,326
- Officiant: $0 (family member)
- DJ: $1,000
- Rentals: $500
Attire, Jewelry and Beauty ($4,745):
- Bride’s Dress: $2,200
- Bride’s Shoes: $95
- Groom’s Attire: $120
- Hair/Makeup: $330
- Rings: $2,000
Other Costs ($3,465):
- Hotel Suite: $300
- Rehearsal Dinner: $845 (Brewers game tailgate for 35 people)
- Wedding Party Gifts: $1,520
- Vendor Tips: $300
- Parent Gifts: $500
Honeymoon ($6,000 – Not Included in Total):
- Honeymoon in Italy: $6,000
A Note From The Couple
We asked the couple to tell us about their planning and budgeting process, and this is what they had to say:
Nic and I had a wedding mission of creating an unforgettable weekend for our family and friends. At the same time, we wanted to stay within our means. Sticking to this mission and prioritizing a few, key vendors helped us stick to our wedding budget.
We had a lot of family and friends from out-of-town and as a Milwaukee native, I wanted to show everyone how amazing this city is. As soon as we toured Bottle House 42 (formerly operated by F Street Hospitality), we knew it was a perfect fit for our wedding vision. The rooftop views of downtown, the large, beautiful space, and incredible staff made it a no-brainer decision for us. Being in the Brewery District was also a plus as we felt our guests were able to get a taste of what Milwaukee is about.
From a logistical standpoint, in-house catering through F-Street (Noble Catering) made the planning so much easier. Not to mention, we got so many compliments on our food. For all these reasons, we do not regret spending much of our budget on the venue.
Belle Fiori flowers blew us away. I was having trouble creating a vision of my day because I could not find inspo photos that fit my vision. On the first meeting with Emily, she just got it. Not only did us determine exactly what we wanted for our day, she helped us figure out what we didn’t want. On the wedding day, we were blown away with what the team at Belle Fiore created for us. It validated our decision in picking a florist that we not only trusted, but enjoyed working with. Belle Fiori was worth every penny.
The proof is in the pudding with Autumn’s (Amarie Photography) work. She is incredible. Once we saw Autumns work and had our first phone call, we knew she was the one for us. We wanted timeless images that will live in our home for the rest of our lives. That is exactly what Autumn delivered. She captured both our wedding day and our engagement session so perfectly.
The music at our wedding was a top priority for us, which is why we chose Soundsational DJs. I have known Bob, the owner, for many years as he teaches at my high school alma mater. Simply put, he knows how to get the party going. Not to mention, he is incredibly professional and kind.
Overall, our wedding day was truly amazing. Milwaukee is such a special place to us and it was a privilege to host our family and friends in my home town. Thank you to our wedding vendors and to Married in Milwaukee for providing invaluable planning resources.
– The Happy Couple
A BIG thanks to the couple for sharing the Cost Breakdown of their awesome Bottle House 42 wedding and to Amarie Photography for the amazing photos!
If you’re currently working on your wedding budget, make sure to read through our previous Cost Breakdown articles featuring real Milwaukee wedding cost breakdowns.
Note that Bottle House 42 was recently purchased by Pilot Project Brewing, who plans to continue hosting weddings at the space.