Ah the rehearsal dinner – it’s the party before the party and can be a great time. The sheer number and variety of amazing rehearsal dinner venues in Milwaukee is good news for #MKECouples. From classic to modern to fun, we have it all.
All of the rehearsal dinner hot spots listed below are members of the Married In Milwaukee Family of wedding vendors. They support us and make Married In Milwaukee possible, so please check them out for your rehearsal dinner!
1. Blue Bat Kitchen
Global street food, a fun decor and 160 Tequilas – sounds like our type of space! Blue Bat Kitchen and Tequilaria is an amazing spot to host your rehearsal dinner. Photos via Blue Bat Kitchen’s Facebook.
2. Blues Egg
Yep, everyone’s favorite breakfast/brunch spot, Blue’s Egg, does rehearsal dinners. The great thing is they are closed at night so you’ll have the place to yourself. Note they also do smaller weddings too! Photos via Blue’s Egg Facebook.
3. Cafe Benelux – The Map Room
If you’re looking for an amazing space in the Third Ward for your rehearsal dinner, look no further than Cafe Benelux and their Map Room. With seating for 30, you can choose from family style, passed apps and seated meals all in one of the Third Ward’s hottest restaurants. Photos via Cafe Benelux Facebook.
4. Camp Bar
A chill, Northwoods vibe is what you’ll find at each of Camp Bar’s three locations (Shorewood, Wauwatosa and the Third Ward). At your rehearsal dinner you can enjoy their Cranky Al’s pizzas and “Campetizers,” or you can bring in one of Milwaukee’s amazing caterers. Just don’t forget the Old Fashions. Photos via Camp Bar Facebook.
5. The Chef’s Table
Looking for a 100 percent private, chef-run space for your rehearsal dinner? Check out The Chef’s Table – seriously, this place is stunning and is a true foodie paradise. Room for 60 seated or 125 reception-style. Photos via Chef’s Table Facebook.
6. Good City Brewing
Love craft beer? Love great food? Love the East Side? Then you’re gonna love Good City Brewing for your rehearsal dinner (or wedding!). With seating up to 130 and amazing, chef-created menu options you and your guests are in for a great time. Check out this article to learn more. Photos by 414 Photography.
Walking into Maxie’s is like walking into a party. They can do fully private daytime, and semi-private evening rehearsal dinners paired with their famous Southern hospitality. Photos via Maxie’s Facebook.
8. MOTOR Bar & Restaurant
Located on the Harley-Davidson Museum’s campus, MOTOR Bar & Restaurant serves bold American classics and can host groups up to 200. Their semi-private and outdoor spaces will set the perfect backdrop, and your guests will love hanging out on the H-D Museum campus! Photos via the Harley-Davidson Museum.
One of our favorite Third Ward spots, Onesto means “honest” in Italian. And honestly, you’ll get some amazing food and hospitality here. Their upstairs venue is amazing and can host weddings and rehearsal dinners. Photos by Reminisce Photography.
10. Pizza Man
Ohhh, we kinda love the Milwaukee institution that is Pizza Man! With three unique locations, you can choose from an array of beautifully rustic, modern event rooms and atriums for your rehearsal dinner (or wedding!). And their food is AMAZING! Photos via Pizza Man’s Facebook.
11. Timmer’s Resort
Located on picturesque Big Cedar Lake in West Bend is Timmer’s Resort. Timmer’s has been providing one-of-a-kind experiences to their guests for nearly 150 years and is amazingly-cool spot to host your rehearsal dinner. Photos via Timmer’s Facebook.
12. The Venue at Milwaukee Brewing Company
When you walk into The Venue at Milwaukee Brewing Company, you’re gonna be amazed. It’s a newly developed, modern venue inside of a historic building (the former Pabst Brewery Building 42). Housed within the same space as Milwaukee Brewing Company and Glass + Griddle, The Venue at MBC hosts weddings and rehearsal dinners unlike anything else in the city. Photos via MKE Brewing Facebook.
13. Story Hill Firehouse
Story Hill Firehouse is such a great venue for weddings and private rehearsal dinners! Have the entire space to yourself and bring in your own caterer for a unique experience for your guests at the party before the party. Check this article for some great tips about having your event at Story Hill Firehouse.
14. The Bucyrus Club
Opening in July 2021, The Bucyrus Club Lounge is a great spot for rehearsal dinners. Located in South Milwaukee and in close proximity to the Airport, The Bucyrus Club & Event Center offers rehearsals and weddings within the various spaces of this new venue. A division of long-standing Skyline Catering, the food is sure to be tasty too.
15. The Carriage House
The Carriage House resides in the former Movida space on South 2nd Street, but still has the same delicious food from StandEatDrink Hospitality (of Movida at Hotel Madrid & Don’s Diner). You can rent the entire space for an amazing and private rehearsal dinner with a customizable menu full of options sure to please your guests. Photos from StandEatDrink’s Facebook Page.