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Top 8 Banquet Hall Wedding Venues in Milwaukee 

November 9, 2022

This article is dedicated to my favorite Milwaukee “banquet hall” venues. I feel the term “banquet hall” can often be associated with outdated, drab feeling venue spaces. Well, as it turns out, Milwaukee offers many stunning event halls – most of them historic; and they are far from lacklustre. Read through this list to learn what I consider to be the best 10 banquet hall wedding venues in Milwaukee.

  1. The Grain Exchange

The Grain Exchange is located in downtown Milwaukee and features soaring ceilings, beautiful granite, limestone, and sandstone, and is described, architecturally, as simple Italian. The venue describes the highlight is their 4 star restaurant quality food – from Bartolotta Catering and Events. I 100% agree this assessment, because Bartolotta Catering is one of my favorite Caterers in Milwaukee. This historic space is also stunning! 

Venue Specs: 

  • Up to 350 seated guests or 500 for cocktail hour

For more information about The Grain Exchange visit their website

2. The Pfister

Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee has been a hotel icon for well over a century. With the hotel’s one-of-a-kind Grand and Imperial Ballrooms, The Pfister is home to some of the most beautiful ballroom space in the state of Wisconsin. All 24,000+ square feet of our space is elegantly styled with the classic European flavor that makes The Pfister Hotel so legendary. From antique chandeliers, rich draperies, and marble accents, to beautiful views of downtown Milwaukee, The Phister could provide the perfect atmosphere for your Milwaukee wedding.

Venue Specs: 

  • Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 600 guests
  • Imperial Ballroom accommodates up to 300 guests

For more information about The Pfister, visit their website here

Milwaukee Pfister Wedding

3. Turner Hall Ballroom

Constructed in 1882, Turner Hall is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, sharing a corner with the Fiserv Forum and Entertainment Block. The two-story, 7,000+ square foot ballroom is a central hub for a vast array of events in the city of Milwaukee. Turner Hall features a variety of customizable options, from bar packages to catering, that make your wedding as unique as the space that’s hosting it.

Venue Specs: 

  • 300 seated guests
  • Choose your own caterer 
  • Bar Packages and Beverage Options
  • Balcony Access Included
  • Professional Security
  • Event Coordinator and Event Staff
  • On-Site Dressing Rooms

For more information about Turner Hall, visit their website.


4. The Fitzgerald (formally Villa Filomena)

The Fitzgerald is an elegant, historic mansion located in downtown Milwaukee’s East side neighborhood. Exquisite parlors, an opulent ballroom, and a lush garden terrace make this Italianate style home a unique destination for weddings.

Venue Specs: 

  • Largest ballroom seats up to 250 guests
  • Rental include glassware, chairs and tables
  • Coordination Service

For more information visit their website

Villa Filomena


5. The Wisconsin Club

Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, the legendary Mitchell Mansion has been home to the City Club since 1895 and brings true elegance to life. The Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 300 guests and offers breathtaking splendor, displaying elaborate hand-carved woodwork, stained glass, plaster and inlaid tile, parquet floors, sparkling chandeliers and featuring a gorgeous outdoor balcony and curtained stage.

Venue Specs: 

  • Up to 300 guests
  • On-site catering and bar

Learn more about having your wedding at The Wisconsin Club here

6. St. Kate Hotel

Located just off of the vibrant Water Street in downtown, Saint Kate was designed for the modern bride and groom. The beautiful banquet halls and ballrooms provide flexible space not only for the ceremony, but also for rehearsal dinners, receptions, brunch and more. 

Venue Specs: 
  • Largest ballroom accommodates up to 300 guests
  • On-site catering and bar service
  • Packages all include tables and room set up

Learn more about hosting your wedding at the St. Kate Hotel

Saint Kate Hotel Wedding


7. Historic Pabst Brewery

This venue is a Milwaukee classic.  Built in 1858, Best Place is one of Milwaukee’s most historic buildings. The architecture and interior design are just as unique as the wide range of events that are hosted at the venue. Best Place is located just blocks from Fiserv Forum and the downtown Entertainment District. It’s history of beer and brewing, location, and spirit all qualify Best Place as quintessentially Milwaukee. 

Venue Specs: 

  • Largest space can host up to 250 guests
  • Preferred list of caterers
  • Bar staff on site

Learn more about hosting your wedding at The Pabst Brewery here


8. The Milwaukee Club

The Milwaukee Athletic Club, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, has the elegance and charm any couple would desire. This venue brings together incredible views of downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan coupled with the finer details such as painted ceilings and oversized Swarovski Crystal Chandeliers. Stunning views of Milwaukee and luxurious details make this a gorgeous wedding venue.

Venue Specs: 

  • Can accommodate up to 270 seated guests in their largest ballroom
  • Catering and bar provided by venue
  • Linens, silverware, glassware provided

For more information about hosting your wedding here, visit their website



Are Banquet Hall Wedding Venues not your style? Check out my other Milwaukee Wedding Venue blog posts for more wedding venue suggestions.

Top 10 Modern Wedding Venues in Milwaukee

Top 10 Elegant Wedding Venues in Milwaukee


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