Venue Spotlight: Milwaukee Art Museum

Newlyweds pose in front of the Burke Brise Soliel.

The Milwaukee Art Museum features modern architecture, gardens, and of course, art exhibitions – and you can be married amidst all this. The museum closes to the public at 5:00 pm, leaving the evenings available foryou and your wedding guests.



A view of the Milwaukee skyline from a museum terrace.

Weddings can use one of several spaces in the Quadracci Pavilion, including an outdoor terrace and the Cudahy Gardens. This gives you the flexibility to choose just the right space for your wedding aesthetic.

Of course, holding your wedding in a museum calls for extra care. Photographers, outside caterers, florists, and other vendors must be approved in advance by the museum. Fortunately, the museum’s own Event Coordinator will guide you through these choices and others to help you get the most out of your museum wedding.

Getting a little silly – with Lake Michigan in the background!

Consider choosing the Milwaukee Art Museum if:

  • You want to make great art and architecture part of your special day. Docent-guided tours are available to you and your guests by arrangement, and you can have the Burke Brise Soliel scheduled to open or close during your event.
  • You’re planning a large wedding. The museum can accommodate up to1000 guests!
  • You want options. Although the museum cafe is happy to cater your wedding, you can bring in catering from other companies. Plus, you have a whole building of spaces to choose from.


    Yet another gorgeous view near the museum.

  • The museum’s easily-navigated website includes pricing for space rental and some auxiliary services. See those details and more at