Post # 1
We have been looking for a venue in the greater Milwaukee area and are not finding what we had hoped for—we have put hours in already!!
The vibe we are looking for is casual but chic. Think exposed brick with wooden beams, but room for our guests to mingle on a patio and play lawn games. We want indoor and outdoor space ideally. However, we don’t want the whole wedding outside since it will be July.
Not looking for a standard hotel, banquet hall, ballroom look. Just not our style. Our budget for the whole wedding is about 20,000 so we would like to keep the venue to about 10,000.
We are willing to look all the way to Madison- Green Bay too. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
On the list of looked at already— Iron Horse (too $), Harley Davidson (too$), almost all the downtown hotels are too swanky for us. Country Springs, Silver Spring Country Club, Boener Botanical Gardens, others I am blanking on.
Post # 3
I am also currently looking for a reception venue in the MKE area (only). I have not yet had luck due to our budget. However, some places I have looked into which maybe you have not would be (these are all in the MKE area):
1451 Renaissance Place
Zilli Hospitality Group – several venues through this company
Historic Pritzlaff Building
Turner Hall Ballroom
I am not sure if any/all of these will be able to deliver within your budget, but I figure they are worth a look and you will be able to determine if they are feasible. All of these have websites (sorry I was too lazy to include them). So just search for them in google and see what you find. Hope this helps! I wish my own advice helped me :/
Post # 4
@msbee: I just booked the Hubbard Park Lodge, as I too wanted an indoor and outdoor space. I also had Seven seas and the sailing center recommended to me along with a few that you looked at. My budget is also lower than yours. With the package we’re getting at Hubbard Park even with their maximum guest capacity we won’t exceed $7,000. they have been very nice to work with so far and are making us a custom menu.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice ladies. We booked our venue! It is the Barn at Harvest Moon Pond, just outside of Madison. It is lovely and we couldn’t be more excited for this place!!