When you get engaged, one of the first things you do is start searching for the best wedding venue to host your big day. This is why Milwaukee wedding venues are one of the most searched things on MarriedInMilwaukee.com – and that’s what this article is all about!
We dug into our site data to find out which venues are the most popular with Milwaukee couples based on searches done on our site over the last year. So jump in and enjoy Milwaukee’s most popular wedding venues below. Please contact these venues early for your wedding as they are gonna book up quick!
1. The Ivy House
Congrats to the awesome team at The Ivy House for taking the number one spot for the second year in a row! Make sure to check out The Ivy House, as well as their other venues, Filament and The Starling for unique spaces and amazing hospitallity.
2. The Atrium
The Atrium jumped up the list this year to take the number two spot, and it’s well deserved! From its amazing rooftop bar and garden to the stunning urban-chic interior, no expense was spared making this venue one of the top in town. Also check out their other venues Birch and Vista.
3. South Shore Pavilion
We kinda love the historic space that is South Shore Pavilion and it gets bonus points for being right on Lake Michigan, attached to a beer garden, and is part of our beautiful Milwaukee County Parks!
4. The Cooperage
The Cooperage first appeared on this list three years ago and they’ve increased in popularity ever since – congrats to the amazing owners and crew for moving into the top five!! The Coop is quite simply an amazing venue with an amazing staff. A super cool warehouse vibe, outdoor space and a view of the Hoan Bridge are just some of the benefits couples love about this venue.
5. Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
Milwaukee couples love Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery and so do we! The history is amazing, the beer is flowing and their indoor/outdoor spaces make Best Place one of the hottest venues in town.
6. The Pritzlaff
The Historic Prizlaff Building is a stunningly unique wedding venue that’s always at the top of this list. We love the beauty, history and flexibility of the Pritzlaff’s four unique event spaces, and #MKEcouples love it too!
We are super excited to see Vista make its first appearance on the list this year – and the fact that its at number seven shows how much Milwaukee couples love this new venue! Owned and operated by the owners of The Atrium and Birch, Vista has AMAZING views of downtown and excellent hospitality to match.
8. Turner Hall Ballroom
9. The Villa Terrace
The view from Villa Terrace is usually what couples notice first. But look further into the venue and you’ll find the building and museum are rich in Milwaukee history.
10. 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.
11. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
If you haven’t been to the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center go there now! This place is amazing to explore and will be even more amazing on your wedding day.
We are always excited to see Filament on the list! Inside Filament is a beautiful, classic Milwaukee venue with cream city brick that’s enhanced by filament lights, fresh plants and unique decor. Filament is managed by the group that runs Milwaukee Airwaves, the Ivy House and The Starling, so you know your big day will go off without a hitch!
13. St. James 1868
St. James 1868, located Downtown, is a 150 year-old former church that was beautifully renovated to keep historic details while adding modern interiors. Two signature venues offer dedicated outdoor spaces, private bridal suite and groom’s room. It is unlike any venue in Milwaukee.
15. 1903 Events at the Harley-Davidson Museum
There’s lots of cool things going on at 1903 Events at the Harley-Davidson Museum In addition to their amazing campus, free parking and downtown location, they’ve broke ground on an amazing new venue, The All New Garage – you have to check them out!!
16. The Riverwalk (Black Swan)
The group behind Black Swan recently re-branded the space as “Riverwalk,” but #MKECouples are still searching “Black Swan” on our site. This awesome Third Ward space is right on the river and is beautiful.
17. Bottle House 42
Bottle House 42 (formerly The Venue at Milwaukee Brewing Co.) always makes this list and we can see why – it’s a modern space that includes a rooftop patio, views of downtown and delicious Milwaukee Brewing Company beer. You can’t ask for more!!
18. Wisconsin Club
The Wisconsin Club is a gorgeous, historic space for a wedding.
19. Discovery World
If you’re looking for amazing views of the lake and the city skyline for your wedding, then Discovery World is for you.
20. South Second
Located in the hot neighborhood of Walker’s Point, South Second is an amazingly unique venue that Milwaukee couples love. Not to mention you’re gonna have amazing food since Saz’s is the exclusive caterer!
21. Milwaukee Art Museum
The iconic Milwaukee Art Museum is always popular among #MKECouples.
22. Good City Brewing
23. Hubbard Park Lodge
This is the first year Hubbard Park Lodge has made this list. A unique and romantic venue with great outdoor space and access to the Milwaukee River makes Hubbard Park Lodge a great venue for weddings!
With its Third Ward location and and a NYC loft style feel, weddings at Onesto are always amazing. This is probably why Milwaukee couples always seem to search for this gem on our site.
Oh we love Birch in Wauwatosa! Its amazing indoor/outdoor space is the perfect spot for weddings and as a bonus, it’s right next to Camp Bar Tosa!
26. Jan Serr Studio
Located on Milwaukee’s East Side, Jan Serr Studio has beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows offering amazing panoramic views of Downtown and Lake Michigan. Add in an expansive outdoor balcony patio and catering by Saz’s, and this venue is one to add to your short list.
27. Plant No. 4
Located in the Historic Third Ward, this is the second year Plant No. 4 made our list of top wedding venues. It’s a great spot with an elegant industrial design that we love.
28. Story Hill FireHouse
Story Hill FireHouse is a unique, quaint and historic Milwaukee firehouse built in 1927. Owned and operated by the extremely talented crew at at Evenement Planning, #MKECouples love its historic charm and ample outdoor areas.
29. Urban Ecology Center
The Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park debuted on the list two years ago and we are glad to see them back! 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 (and, yes, they have an indoor slide).
30. The Factory on Barclay
The Factory on Barclay is housed in a 1909 cream city brick building that is also home to The Original Cheesehead Factory. This beautiful venue features 7800 sq. feet of space including 2nd story ceilings, exposed bay windows, oversized 2nd floor mezzanine and large wrap around bar. We love this venue and are very excited to see it make the list this year!
The venues didn’t quite make it into the top 30 searched venues, but they were so close we had to give them a shout out! Make sure to check out these venues for your Milwaukee wedding: