(Closed) Looking for a nice reception venue in Milwaukee

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t know if it quite fits the price specs, but we’re having our at-home party at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center (on the corner of Wells and Van Buren). To me, it’s the perfect blend of history and beauty. I’m so excited to have our party there in a few months!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Check out the Bartolotta catering sites, like the Grain Exchange or Pier Wisconsin.

http://bartolottacatering.com/grain/served-dinner/

http://bartolottacatering.com/pier/served-dinner/

They have sample menus up so that you can figure out prices for the food at least.  Julie at Pier Wisconsin will send you sample catering menus as well as a “wish list” that you can fill out so that she can send you an estimated price of what you want.  It includes things like what type of chairs you want, if you want a late night coffee/snack/hors d’oeuvres bar, bar arrangements, etc.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@flying_hearts:  Thanks for the tip! I’ve got a message in to Sandra. Hope to hear back soon. 

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Great question! I’m in the same boat. Hoping to get some more good leads. 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Check out Zilli Hospitality group http://www.zillihospitalitygroup.com/ they cater a lot of the county’s properties like the domes and in 2014 the Boerner Botanical gardens. I just booked my venue, the Hubbard Park Lodge in Shorewood, their prices were by far the most reasonable of anyone I talked to. I did try Bartolotta’s, but their minimum for an alcohol free brunch for 100 was $10,000, I have no idea how you even manage to spend that.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@pinksprinkles: Sorry I missed this because you didn’t tag me (just hit the reply button and I’ll get a message that you tagged me). With our custom menu and their bronze bar package we’re looking at $46 per person with kids 13-20 are $40, kids 7-12 are $19, and 6 and under are free. I’ve got 30 children on my guest list so the kid pricing is important to me. The per person price includes hall rental, food, drink, set-up, and take down of the buffet, white linens, place settings, bartender, and cake cutting. It is $500 for the ceremony, for which they set up chairs near the river.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@pinksprinkles:  I haven’t actually seen the venue yet (the joys of planning long distance) but my parents thought it was really nice and liked how secluded it seemed even though it’s pretty much in the city. I found this couple’s pictures really helpful in getting an idea of what it looks like when they are hosting a wedding. My parents also went to their Sunday brunch to get an idea of what their food it like. My mom met with the caterer and manager for me and they were very accomodating in creating a custom menu (we wanted a brunch buffet). Except for a few misunderstandings via email they’ve been really easy to work with.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

idk if your still looking but i just found my place. its the South Shore Park Pavilion. Its right on the lake downtown. the pics look beautiful. look it up in the milwaukee parks page. holds up to 210. the place itself is realitivly cheap depending on how many hours your planning on. im having the ceramony and reception there so im planning for 12 hours all together and im estimating around $2500. plus they allow for either caterers or for you to bring your own food which is what im planning.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

jbbs1222:  i dont know if you’re still around but how did your wedding go at SOuth Shore?!

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