Update: See the most recent Top Wedding Venues in Milwaukee article here!
Running Milwaukee’s most-popular wedding publication gives us a lot of insight into the industry. One of the more fun facts is the searches brides and grooms have done on our site.
And searches for venues (by name) is one of the most popular. So here’s the top 26 wedding venues our visitors have searched for. The data spans the last two years, starting with the most-searched venue.
1. Milwaukee County Historical Society
We love the Milwaukee County Historical Society and they came out on top with our brides and grooms. Congrats on being the most searched venue on Married In Milwaukee! Photo by Reminisce Studio.
2. Pritzlaff Building
It’s no surprise the Pritzlaff is number two, they have a gorgeous, warehouse space that couples love. Photo by Boutique Photographer.
3. Turner Hall Ballroom
Rounding out the top three, we are happy to have one of our favorite venues, Turner Hall. Photo by Tres Jolie Photo.
Cuvee – Milwaukee’s only Champagne bar, boasts a beautiful, cream city brick backdrop that is extremely popular with couples. Photo by Front Room Photography.
5. Pabst Best Place
Now that Pabst Brewing is coming back to Milwaukee, we can be that much more excited about a Pabst wedding at Best Place. Photo by John Ciciora Photography.
6. Grain Exchange
Can you believe the Grain Exchange’s beautiful ceiling was once covered by a drop ceiling?! How grateful we are to have this gem restored to its historic opulence. Photo by Emily Johnson Photography.
7. The Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel is a slice of Milwaukee history making it a hot wedding spot for past and future generations. Photo by Kathy McDowell Photography.
This cozy, cream-city brick space is popular with MIM couples for both large rehearsals and intimate weddings. Photo by Jennifer Janviere Photography.
9. Harley-Davidson Museum
If you’ve yet to check out the Harley Davidson Museum’s 20 acre campus, do it! Its mixture of industrial, urban, waterfront and natural landscape is why it’s a hot spot with Milwaukee-loving couples. Photo by Tres Jolie Photo.
10. Villa Filomena
The Villa Filomena is a historic mansion with a romantic outdoor ceremony space in the heart of Milwaukee’s lower East Side…perfect for couples wanting to showcase one of our coolest neighborhoods! Photo by John Ciciora Photography.
11. The Hilton Milwaukee City Center
One of the largest hotels in Milwaukee, The Hilton City Center is also a beautiful Art Deco historic landmark. You know what they say about a hotel wedding, you’re only an elevator ride home at the end of the night. Photo by Front Room Photo.
12. Ramhorn Farm
Ramhorn Farm is an exclusive barn open to those that appreciate nature, history and love. From the day we launched this article, we fell in love with the space and its amazing owners. Photo by Robyn Vining Photography.
13. Villa Terrace
It’s amazing to have an Italian Villa that overlooks Lake Michigan right here in Milwaukee! It’s no surprise why couples fall in love with this beautiful space! Photo by Emily Johnson Photography.
14. Anodyne Coffee
Who wouldn’t want to get married in an old historic building that now houses one of the hottest coffee roasteries in Milwaukee?! Photo by JBe Photography.
15. Discovery World
Not only is Discovery World on the Lakefront – it has an outdoor ceremony space and a 3rd floor balcony with stunning views. Not to mention the connected Discovery World Museum offers some amazing photo opportunities. Photo by Studio 29.
Evolution MKE moved from their space in the Third Ward to Old World Third Street with ping pong tables in tow. Stay tuned for future renovations of their rooftop to have a mad fun wedding with or without ping pong. Photo by Little Giant Photography.
17. Rail Hall (now The Seeboth)
The Seeboth (formerly Rail Hall) recently launched under new management and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s chic, urban feel and Walker’s Point location make it a must see. Photo by Reminisce Studio.
18. Wisconsin Club
The Wisconsin Club is a Milwaukee gem and the beautiful ballroom is only the beginning! You could spend a day just taking beautiful photos throughout this space. Photo by Amarie Photography.
19. The Lowlands Group (Cafe Centraal, Hollander, Benelux, Bavaria)
The Lowlands Group is super popular with MIM couples for their unique neighborhood locations, great food and an awesome beer list! Did we mention the beer list? Photo by Robyn Vining Photography.
Another Third Ward venue makes the list! Onesto’s location is perfect for the urban couple and their food is to die for! Photo by Reminisce Studio; photo shoot styling by Evenement.
21. Milwaukee Art Museum
A Milwaukee Art Museum Wedding… enough said. Photo by Andy Stenz Photography.
22. Surg on the Water
Fun fact… Surg on the Water has an outdoor patio that seats 200 overlooking the Milwaukee River and the fashionable Third Ward. After we co-hosted a NEWaukee Wedding event at this venue, it’s become super popular with MIM couples! Photo by Little Giant Photography.
23. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
If you were born and raised in Milwaukee, you likely have memories of field trips to the Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (PAC). Who knew you could have an amazing wedding at this Milwaukee icon?! Photo by JBe Photography.
24. The Box
The Box MKE has been super popular with our chill, laid back MIM couples who love Milwaukee. Photo by Jadon Good Photography, photo shoot styling by Blue Fancy.
25. The Iron Horse Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel… a world renowned boutique hotel right in Milwaukee has so many intricate design elements throughout the space. So…many…photo…spots! Photo by Shannon Wucherer Photography; photo shoot styling by The Majestic Vision.
26. The Garden
Rounding out our list is The Garden. Located on one of Milwaukee’s hottest nightlife streets, this modern, unique venue has been popular with couples for the Flux Design elements, location and AMAZING SURG Restaurant Group food! Photo by JBe Photography; photo shoot planning by Dare to Dream.
We can’t wait to see what new venues are popular with Married In Milwaukee couples in 2016!!!
Ryan Packard says
Thanks for posting this! It reminded me of the fun of the research stage during my own wedding planning. I love that there’s a venue for so many different styles and preferences in here.
Awesome pictures of awesome venues 🙂
Laetitia - Tres Jolie Photo says
Thank you for compiling this article 😉
Jewel Olson says
Great list of fantastic venues in the MKE area!
It’s been an pleasure to officiate at most of the places on this list!
Kim Vinch says
My daughter is getting married at Discovery World in August this year! We live in the Washington, DC area and can’t wait to enjoy some time in Milwaukee!!
Greg Quigley says
That’s awesome, Kim! We love Discovery World, so please make sure to let us know how it goes!