Ohh, we are so excited about Story Hill Firehouse! It’s a very unique, one-of-a-kind venue located in Milwaukee’s Story Hill neighborhood. A historic 1927 building that used to be a firehouse, many of it’s historic elements are expertly incorporated into various aspects of the space.
Above and beyond all of that – it’s owned by one of our favorite people in the wedding industry, Janelle from Evenement. And you know when one of Milwaukee’s top event planners gets her hands on a space like this you’re gonna be taken care of on your wedding day!
Before we jump into the details, check out this AMAZING video by Sweet Pea Cinema. We promise it will get you excited about weddings at Story Hill Firehouse!
All About Story Hill Firehouse
Story Hill Firehouse is an alarmingly adorable space – and a unique one. Built in 1927, it’s one of only five bungalow fire houses in the state. And for weddings, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t find anywhere else in Milwaukee.
As its name suggests, Story Hill Firehouse is located in Milwaukee’s Story Hill neighborhood, which is a quick 10-15 minute drive from downtown Milwaukee.
Couples who book the Story Hill Firehouse should plan on using its indoor and outdoor spaces to their fullest extent. Inside you’ll find vintage lighting, tin ceilings and lots of added glam that doesn’t distract from the historical charm.
Story Hill Firehouse has a sit down capacity of 140, with a “sweet spot” of 120 guests. Huge carriage doors open from the hall to an outdoor space, which is a perfect spot for food trucks or just to extend your party outside. Bonus – Story Hill Firehouse also offers a grassy lawn area perfect for ceremonies.
Story Hill Firehouse – Quick Facts:
- Capacity: 140 sitdown/150 cocktail
- Location: 407 North Hawley Road, Milwaukee, WI
- Two Outdoor Spaces
- Open Catering List
Included in Rental:
- Tables & Chairs
- 8 Hour Rental
- Bartenders / Staff
- Bridal Suite and Groom’s Lounge
- Vintage Lighting
- PA / Sound System
- Vintage Wood Lockers
- Two Wood Bars
- Vintage Phone Charging Booth
Catering and Drinks
Story Hill Firehouse offers open catering as long as the caterer is licensed. They can also recommend caterers to help you find the best fit for your wedding. In addition, their carriage doors open up to the Engine Bay Area, which is a perfect place for food trucks!
As far as drinks, they have two portable bars and will supply the alcohol and bartenders. Ask them about custom cocktails and drink packages that would fit with your wedding.
Story Hill Firehouse has some great ceremony spots for up to 150 guests. First is the Engine Bay Area, which is right outside the main space and is connected by large carriage doors. Note that this space also works great for cocktail hour and/or a food truck space.
In addition, Story Hill Firehouse has a grassy lawn area, which can work great for your outdoor ceremony. Weather not cooperating? No worries! You can have your ceremony inside of Story Hill Firehouse, which is set up perfectly for an easy room flip.
Parking, Hotels and Shuttles
Story Hill Firehouse is located on the west side of Milwaukee in the Story Hill neighborhood, which is close to Miller Park and all of the nightlife that surrounds it. As far as parking, for an additional fee you can rent a lot with 25 spots one block from the venue. Street parking tends to be somewhat easy and valet and shuttles are always an option.
For hotels, you and your guests can look to either downtown or the Mayfair road area of Wauwatosa – both are about a 10 minute drive. Many of the hotels will have shuttles, some free, so check with the staff of Story Hill Firehouse to learn about any referrals.
Working with Industry Experts
There’s a lot of new wedding venues in Milwaukee, but there’s only a few that are run by seasoned wedding industry experts – and Story Hill Firehouse is one of them. The owner, Janelle, has an events career spanning 25 years, working for some of the biggest names in the Milwaukee area.
She started her event planning business, Evenement, in 2011 and has been planning and styling some of Milwaukee’s most amazing weddings since then. We’ve worked with her for several years and can safely say she’s one of the best planners in Milwaukee. Now we are super excited to see her success with this amazing new venue, Story Hill Firehouse!
Two Amazing Vendor Teams
The photos used in this article were produced by two amazing vendor teams, many of them Married In Milwaukee Family Members. We love both teams and would suggest checking them out for your wedding!
Vendor Team #1:
- Photos: Reminisce Studio
- Planner: Natural Elegance Events
- Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals
- Ceremony Arch: Archangel Services LLC
- Invites: Coqui Paperie
- Flowers: Bank of Flowers
- Hair: Maddie Braun Stylist
- Makeup: Presh Beauty
- Food: Zilli Hospitality Group
- Lighting: Milwaukee Airwaves
- Cake: Mia Stav Cakes
- Bride’s Ring: Clean Origin
- Tuxedo: Dubois Formalwear
- Venue: Story Hill Firehouse
Vendor Team #2:
- Photos: Roost Photography
- Planner: Evenement
- Flowers: Flowers For Dreams
- Rentals: Marquee Rentals
- Video: Sweet Pea Cinema
- Cake: The Cake Lady
- Invites: Bayview Printing Co.
- Signs: DCo Lovenotes
- Make Up: Melody Sopa Artistry
- Linens: BBJ linens
- Hair: Beautique
- Venue: Story Hill Firehouse
We seriously love Story Hill Firehouse and think that #MKECouples are gonna love it too! Hop on over to their website and request a tour today: www.storyhillfirehouse.com