So The Box MKE is one of our favorite venues. Why? It has a fantastic downtown location with a customizable and laid back style, along with amazing owners who you work with directly throughout the process. But there are lots of other things that make The Box special and this is what this article is all about. First, a few quick facts about The Box:
Quick Facts – The Box MKE:
- Capacity: 175-200
- Catering: Open
- Location: Downtown Milwaukee
We’d like to thank folks at The Box MKE for sponsoring this article and for just being awesome. Read on to learn more about The Box MKE and why you should consider it for your wedding.
1. The Location is Amazing
If you’re into the city and love downtown, then The Box’s location will be right up your alley. It’s located in the heart of downtown on Wisconsin Avenue just steps from hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs. It’s also a half block from a streetcar (The Hop) stop.
In addition, The Box’s first floor location and outdoor space lets you and your guests experience the “street energy” and is something we think adds to The Box’s overall ambiance.
- Steps from Hotels
- 1/2 Block from a Streetcar Stop
- Close to Bars, Restaurants and Clubs
- Discounted Parking Across the Street
2. You’re Gonna Love the Owners
We’ve worked with Jaime and Jamie (or J&J as we like to call them) since they opened The Box and we can’t say enough nice things about them. They are fun, organized and creative, and have a passion for working with wedding couples.
From what they tell us, couples appreciate their resourcefulness and versatility. We also hear that they love working with couples to set up unique and fun weddings. But let’s hear directly from some of the brides and grooms they’ve worked with:
“The Jamies are fantastic!!! Made my day seamless and stress free!!!! I would definitely host another event here!!!”
– A Happy Couple
“I recently held my wedding reception at The Box and it was incredible! Any time I had a question about anything both Jamie and Jaime were able to answer it in a timely fashion and give me detailed responses. They covered everything I could think of and made the planning process simple. The night of our reception they ensured everything ran smoothly, were professional and executed perfectly. I fell in love with the look and vibe of The Box, but really their owners and staff made the event go off without a hitch. I would highly recommend this venue for any event/wedding in Milwaukee.”
– A Happy Couple
3. Never The Same Wedding at The Box
So you know how every couple wants to make their wedding unique?? Well, you can do that at The Box MKE. First off, the space is like a blank slate and you can choose the decor that suits you. In addition, they never double book a wedding date, so the space is yours all day – from ceremony to reception.
They also have some awesomely unique furniture and decor (see #4 below) that’s included in your rental – how cool is that?
The owners, J&J, can share some example floor plans, but you won’t be limited to those. The Box MKE owners will help customize a style and layout that’s all your own. Here’s what a happy couple had to say about their wedding at The Box:
“Wow- where do I even start. The Box MKE was above and beyond exceptional wedding venue. Jaime helped me create a perfect place for my day. She was extremely knowledgeable and creative in creating a custom plan for my husband and I. The venue has so much character that we really didn’t need to decorate much. Cream-city brick, hardwood floors, candles, natural light, lounge areas- I could go on and on. From start to finish The Box exceed every expectation I had for a venue. I would highly recommend booking here!”
– A Happy Couple
4. Amazing Furniture and Decor Included
The owners of The Box MKE are very creative folks, and you can see that in the included decor and furnishings. A variety of tables, chairs and lounge furniture are included in your rental, which totally rocks. Now it’s up to you if you want to use these creative pieces at your wedding, but we are thinking you’ll find a way to work them in.
Included in Rental:
- Chairs and Tables for 200 Guests
- Candles and Decor
- Decorative Chairs
- Hand-Made Bar
5. Outdoor Seating in the Heart of Downtown
We kinda love what The Box MKE did with their outdoor seating – think a “sidewalk cafe” in the heart of downtown. Yes, it’s pretty awesome. You can enjoy this space throughout your rental and your guests will love it (weather permitting of course)! Note that cool patio furniture and greenery is included (you can add your own decor as well) making the outdoor area even more inviting and usable.
We already mentioned The Box MKE’s first floor location and the “street energy” it brings, and their outdoor seating is no exception. You and your guests will be able to enjoy this throughout your event – it may even be a more popular spot than the dance floor!
6. Classic Milwaukee
Walk into The Box and you’ll find a blank slate that you can make your own. However, you still get classic Milwaukee charm such as Cream City brick, soaring ceilings, and polished wood floors.
These elements add to your event and with the open-concept floor plan you can create the wedding you’ve always wanted.
7. Choose The Caterer That Fits You
Want BBQ at your wedding? How about a completely vegan menu? This won’t be a problem at The Box! As far as catering, The Box owners will give you some advice and recommendations, but you are free to choose your own catering for your wedding.
Recently, The Box launched a commercial kitchen called Cream City Kitchen. So if you’re stuck on a caterer to choose – just ask! They’d be happy to consult on your food and how it will fit into your event.
As far as drinks – The Box MKE runs their own bar services. You can work with them to customize a drink package that suits your needs. They don’t have a minimum bar spend, so you won’t find yourself going over your budget.
8. Gorgeous Ceremonies
Several couples do their ceremony and reception at The Box. The owners can recommend a great set up for your guest list and will flip the room once your ceremony ends. Included in your rental are up to 200 chairs for your wedding ceremony as well as advice and help on set up.
If you have both your ceremony and reception at The Box, you have a couple of options for the room setup and flip. First is the traditional room flip where your dinner tables are hidden by a curtain and after the ceremony are revealed. The second option, which is also very poplar, is an alternative layout where guests flow from the ceremony to the reception. The Box MKE’s owners can give you suggestions of what would work best for your event.
Ready to chat with The Box owners, Jaime and Jamie, about your wedding?? Then contact them via their website and start the conversation!
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