(Closed) Wisconsin Brides–Where are you having your weddings?

posted 8 years ago in Wisconsin
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I live in Madison, but FI is from Milwaukee. We looked at Lake Front Brewery. It would ne nice, but too expensive for our budget.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My gal and I are going with the Quilted Bear in Germantown.  Not too far for folks in Milwaukee or just about any of our other family/friends from around the area.

The staff is pretty darn helpful, the costs are VERY reasonable, and the food is excellent. 

We had thought about having it in Hartland at Camp Whitcomb, however it didn’t work out for us – the place is really nice though.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Cuvee in the third ward for our recpetion, still looking for a ceremony site though.  

If you want something unique, look into moct…we considered doing it there, but our guest count grew too high.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I live in Racine, and our ceremony is at my church there, but the reception is all the way in Wilmot (on the Illinois border).  My advice is don’t be afraid to make people drive a bit.  As long as the reception site is within 30-45 minutes of the ceremony site, that’s still a realistic distance.  If you pick a venue just outside the city, you’ll probably save money too.  Some unique things people have done:  rustic retreat at a horse ranch, party-it-up in a sports stadium, or classy lawn party on the lake (in the summer of course – the “real” party starts at sunset).

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am trying to plan a Milwaukee wedding while living out of state. Has anyone visited downtown Milwaukee reception sites that they really liked? Or ones that seem good but should be avoided (lots of hidden costs, unfriendly staff)? I will be traveling to visit sites and want to make the best use of my time. I am looking at fall 2010 for about 250 people (I think!). Also, many guests will be flying in or are otherwise unfamiliar with Milwaukee so we’re trying to minimize travel.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I photographed a wedding last Christmas at the downtown Hilton – and it was gorgeous.  If I were having a downtown wedding, it would be on my list of must check out places.

Lakefront Brewery is also a great spot that I’ve photographed as well – the room really comes to life and having the patio along the river is great as well.

A little away from downtown is Hot Water.  I photographed a reception there this last June.  Lots of space, and a very, not sure how to accurately describe, urban feel to it.  They also host dance lessons there last I checked during the week, so worth a peek.

I can’t speak to the costs, but these are two places I would check out for sure!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We looked into Lake Front and it is gorgeous. Right on the water. It’s a very large open space so it definately would be fun to decorate. The reason we didn’t go withthem was the price. The prices per a person weren’t so bad, but they have a $9,000 minimum, which was out of our budget. Other wise we would have picked this to be our place.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re going with the Villa Filomena.  The price is reasonable for a downtown spot if you go with the right caterer.  Depending on how large your guest count is I would check out the Woman’s club of Milwaukee.  It’s a gorgeous downtown club which is shut down on the day of your wedding so the entire club is yours.  They do not advertise anywhere as a recpetion location; I found it on a different blog site.  We almost went with it but wanted some outdoor space as we have a July date.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re having our July wedding at Coast, downtown right near the lake. We are having a smaller wedding (max 125 guests) and the hotel ballrooms downtown were too large. Coast is a unique location because its in their restaurant, so its not your typical square ballroom with round tables. My brother is having his at Lakefront Brewery in April, which is another different location! Good luck searching:)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The Grand Staircase in Lake Park….Right behind the Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee

Your right everything is so overy done or overly friggin expensive!!

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Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Apple Creek Inn, De Pere…outdoor garden wedding.  Praying for good weather!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are having our ceremony at a catholic church, and our reception at the Silver Spring Country Club(in Menomonee Falls)

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re having both our ceremony & reception in my FI’s home church in Hayward. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

So I’ve responded to posts about Milwaukee but  never put where we are getting married. We are getting married on the golf course of the Wilderness Resort in the Dells and the reception is in their club house.

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