Update: See the most recent Best Wedding Venues in Milwaukee article here!
As Milwaukee’s top wedding resource, we are privileged to some awesome information via our website analytics. One fun thing we track is the most popular venues that #MKECouples are searching for on MarriedInMilwaukee.com – and that’s what this article is all about!
We analyzed the searches done on MarriedInMilwaukee.com over the last year to find which wedding venues are popular with couples visiting our site. We did this same article last year at it was a great success. A lot has changed this year as we welcome a few new venues and had a few others fall off. Read on to see the most searched venues on MIM!
1. The Harley-Davidson Museum
For the second year in a row we are excited to see that weddings at the Harley-Davidson Museum has taken the top spot and is the most-popular venue on Married In Milwaukee! Their indoor and outdoor spaces, plenty of parking and the iconic Harley brand make the H-D Museum a must see! Photos by Brian Slawson Photography.
2. The Atrium
Interest in The Atrium continues to grow and we are happy to see them move up to the second spot this year! Its got a great space, an amazing rooftop patio and a perfect Shorewood location. Photos by Lottie Lillian Photography, styling by Events to a T.
3. South Shore Pavilion
The South Shore Pavilion made their debut on this list last year and moved to the number three spot this year. We kinda love the historic space and it gets bonus points for being right on the lake and attached to a beer garden! Photos by Autumn Silva Photography.
4. Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
We love Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery and so do #MKECouples! The history is amazing, the beer is flowing and their indoor/outdoor spaces make Best Place one of the hottest venues in town. Photos by Happy Gnome Photography.
5. The Pritzlaff
Rounding out our top five is the always-amazing Historic Pritzlaff Building. We love the beauty, history and flexibility of the Pritzlaff’s four unique event spaces, and #MKEcouples love it too. Photos by Reminisce Photography.
6. Turner Hall
OMG we love Turner Hall weddings, and apparently Milwaukee couples love them too. An event space unlike anything else in the city is what you’ll find at Turner Hall Ballroom. Photos by Happy Gnome Photography.
8. The Pfister Hotel
Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel is one of Milwaukee’s crown-jewels and an amazing space for weddings. Elegance, history and hospitality will all be part of your Pfister Hotel wedding. Photos by Twin Lens Weddings.
9. Anodyne Coffee – Walker’s Point
Anodyne Coffee is a very hot wedding venue, and is always one of the most-searched venues on Married In Milwaukee. Their Walker’s Point location, unique space and an amazing staff make Anodyne weddings awesome. Photo by The Paper Elephant.
10. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
11. The Grain Exchange
12. Urban Ecology Center
Another first on the list is the Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park. If you haven’t been, you really need to check this place out – amazing outdoor and indoor spaces right in the middle of the East Side. Photo by Twin Lens Weddings.
13. Historical Society
The Milwaukee County Historical Society is one of the most unique wedding venues in town. With their “LOVE MKE” signs, old bank vaults and beautiful historic decor, you can’t go wrong. Photos by Reminisce Photography.
14. Discovery World
15. South Second
It’s easy to see why South Second is so popular with Milwaukee couples – it’s an amazingly unique venue located in the hot neighborhood of Walker’s Point. Not to mention you’re gonna have amazing food since Saz’s is the exclusive caterer! Photos by McNiel Photography.
16. The View at TRIO
The View at TRIO’s indoor/outdoor rooftop space will blow you away and is an amazing spot for ceremonies and receptions. Formerly named “The View at Evolution,” this modern venue on Old World Third Street rocks. Photos by Little Giant Photography.
17 . The Box
The Box MKE is a great space right in the heart of downtown Milwaukee on Wisconsin Avenue. And it doesn’t stop at the venue – couples will love working with the awesome owners Jamie and Jaime. Photos by McNiel Photography.
18. Good City Brewing
We are super excited to see Good City Brewing on the list this year! Seriously, these guys are doing some amazing stuff – check out weddings at their East Side location and their new Downtown location. Photos by Lindsay Stayton Photography.
19. Lowlands (Centraal Grand Cafe, Hollander, Benelux, Bavaria)
Great neighborhood locations, amazing beer selection and delicious food is what you’ll find when you have your wedding at the Lowlands Group properties. The above photos are from the newly-remodeled Centraal Grand Café and Tappery in Bay View – other venues by Lolwands are Cafe Bavaria and Cafe Hollander both in Wauwatosa. Photos via the Lowlands Group.
20. The Villa Terrace
21. The Ivy House
We seriously LOVE The Ivy House and think most #MKECouples do too. Located in the trendy Fifth Ward, and owned by the amazing folks at Milwaukee Airwaves, it’s no wonder why the Ivy House is so popular with engaged couples. Photos by Carr Studios.
22. Black Swan MKE
Not only is this place right in the Third Ward, but it’s right on the river and is a super cool space. This is the first year Black Swan made the list, which shows it’s popularity with #MKECouples. Take note – they recently rebranded the space as simply “Riverwalk“. Photo by Reminisce Photography.
23. The Hilton City Center Hotel
This art deco gem fits perfect with elegant weddings and is one of Milwaukee’s largest hotels and wedding venues. Make sure to check out the Hilton Milwaukee City Center for your wedding. Photos by Amarie Photography.
25. Pizza Man
26. The Milwaukee Art Museum
27. Milwaukee Public Museum
28. Iron Horse Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel hosts some amazing weddings! They have several spaces (including outdoor options), amazingly unique guest rooms and delicious in-house catering. Above photo is “The Library” room set up for a small reception or rehearsal dinner by Reminisce Photography.
29. SURG on the Water
We love weddings at SURG on the Water! Their huge outdoor patio can fit every last one of your wedding guests and their Third Ward location is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Photos by Andy Stenz Photography.
30. Delafield Hotel
Oh we are so glad to see the Delafield Hotel on our list this year! The space is amazingly elegant and in a great location if you’re looking for that perfect midway point between Milwaukee and Madison. Photos by KL Creative.