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Cuvée – Milwaukee

Cuvée is described as a “classy and unique” Milwaukee venue space in the heart of the Third Ward just south of Downtown. It boasts a great selection of champagne and a balanced approach to historic and sophisticated.

With the urban environment so rich, especially in this part of Milwaukee, Cuvée is able to stay relevant.  If you want to reserve your prime date, make sure you book at least one to one-and-a-half years in advance for your choice of Saturday.

 

 

 

Venue Spotlight: Veteran’s Terrace – Burlington

Consider Veteran’s Terrace in Burlington if:

  • you want a reception hall with a view
  • need options for room capacity
  • want interesting grounds outside the venue to view and explore

This past weekend I had the privilege of filming a wedding at Veteran’s Terrace on Echo Lake in Burlington, WI. I would definitely say this place is a hidden gem you might want to check out if you’re looking for a unique reception venue and don’t mind it being a short drive outside of Milwaukee.

The terrace on Veteran's Terrace

The terrace on Veteran’s Terrace

One of the first things that probably pops into your head when you hear the name ‘Veteran’s Terrace’ is that its nothing more than some retro, fish fry-type American Legion supper club. Far from it! With large windows overlooking the park and the lake, military displays and modern styled rooms the Terrace is sure to be a destination that will suit your tastes.

 

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Inside Liberty Hall

The Terrace has three indoor entertainment spaces, each a different size, so you can rent more specifically to how big your party will be. The main reception area, Liberty Hall, can hold 400 all together or be divided into two smaller spaces with a capacity of 200 each. One side of the hall will have a view of park while the other will face the river flowing from Echo Lake. Liberty Hall has large windows that will show off the natural beauty outside and doors out to the second level balcony.

The next, smaller area available is the Patriot Hall which has a room capacity of 125. This hall is on the lower level of the building and is a smaller more enclosed room. It doesn’t really have space for a dance area but makes up for it with a fireplace for a touch of character. The smallest area available is the Stars and Stripes room which is more of a pre- reception drinks and conversation pit. It leads out to a wider patio space so guests can talk and relax either inside or out. One the first level is the Memorial Terrace, an outdoor ceremony space available from May to September. This is convenient for those looking for the option of an outdoor wedding and an indoor reception, or visa versa, in one venue.

For more information on Veteran’s Terrace in Burlington visit them HERE

Venue Spotlight: Best Western Kenosha

Looking for a reception hall that can accommodate guests from coming from both sides of the Wisconsin/Illinois border? If you have to keep a tight budget in mind, but still don’t want to sacrifice the quality of your gathering, take a look at the Best Western in Kenosha!

The simple elegance at a Best Western reception

The simple elegance at a Best Western reception

Coming together

The hotel is located right off of I-94 and is five blocks away from the Chicago Metra station, which means convenient transportation. For friends and family that are coming from the Chicago area, it’s only a 50 minute drive or a quick 30 minute drive from Milwaukee.

Dining Halls

For the reception, there are nine unique conference/banquet areas, with on site catering along with custom dinner selections. There is 10,000 feet of space, which provides a various selection of sizes depending on the space your reception may need.

Outside of the hotel, there are many spots within Kenosha for the wedding party and guests to visit including the Jelly Belly factory, the Outlet Mall and HarborPark.

Consider the Best Western of Kenosha if:

  • Your looking for a lovely reception area that budget friendly.
  • Is an easy destination for guests to get to.
  • Want a wedding by Lake Michigan without the hustle and congestion of the big city.

 

 

 

Venue Spotlight: Radisson Hotel Kenosha

Tables set in the elegant Prairie Ballroom.

Tables set in the elegant Prairie Ballroom.

The Radisson Hotel Kenosha – technically located in Pleasant Prairie – offers a traditional and classy setting for your wedding reception.

The Prairie Ballroom provides room for up to 500 guests, and smaller spaces are available as well.

Consider the Radisson Hotel Kenosha if:

  • You’re looking for someplace simple, traditional, and elegant. The focus of this wedding will be on you and your guests, not a specialized or unusual setting.
  • You want reliably excellent service. The on-site event coordinator and event staff have received excellent reviews and will do everything they can to be sure your wedding day comes off without a hitch!

 

EXCLUSIVE Deal


Book Wedding Faktory services and receive your choice of:

  • 1/2 price engagement session
  • extra video montage (focus on your ceremony or reception)
  • 1/2 price uplights

PLUS…We will bundle the services and double the bundle discount to $200 off each service. That is an incredible deal. Just let us know about your wedding and we’ll do the rest!

 

Venue Spotlight: Kenosha Country Club

Tables set for feasting at the Kenosha Country Club

Photo of the Grandview Ballroom, courtesy of the Country Club.

Kenosha Country Club’s elegant Clubhouse was just renovated in 2012 and offers several beautiful venues for your wedding ceremony and reception. An outdoor patio and indoor banquet rooms of varying sizes give you plenty to choose from.

The Country Club also offers package prices that include a rehearsal dinner, to make planning just that much easier for you.

 

Consider Kenosha Country Club if you:

  • Don’t want to worry about incidental costs. The Kenosha Country Club doesn’t charge extra for many of those details other venues turn into pesky incidental fees – from color napkins to cake plating, the Club has you covered.
  • Are looking for gorgeous and delicious food. The photos on their website speak volumes.
  • Believe excellent service is crucial to the wedding reception experience. Reviews cite great service from staff and management alike.

Want to know just what I mean by “elegant” and “beautiful”? The Kenosha Country Club website offers virtual tours of the available banquet spaces, so you can get a great feel for what the spaces look and feel like.

 

Venue Spotlight: Keylime Cove

Tables set in the banquet hall.

Tables set in the banquet hall.

 

Maybe you haven’t thought “Hm, I want to have my wedding at a waterpark.” But Keylime Cove in Gurnee, Illinois, known for its waterpark, is a great destination for your wedding ceremony or reception.
Your choice of three indoor or an outdoor space will allow up to 350 guests. Keylime includes all the trappings: cake-plating, linens, audio-visual equipment, etc.

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Consider Keylime Cove if:

Flowers to match an island-themed wedding.

Flowers to match an island-themed wedding.

  • You’re looking for some great perks. Two drink tickets for each guest and a King Spa guestroom for the newlyweds come included!
  • You want an island or tropics wedding theme without the cost of a destination. The existing decor of the facilities set a perfect backdrop for your vacation-themed wedding.
  • You and your fiancee want to express a mutual passion for fun and adventure. The onsite spa and waterpark provide opportunities for you and your guests to relax before or after the festivities.

Venue Spotlight: Holiday Inn, Pewaukee, WI

Even the hotel lobby is gorgeous!

Even the hotel lobby is gorgeous! Ask about using this space for cocktail hour.

The Holiday Inn Milwaukee West, located in Pewaukee, WI, offers beautiful architecture with elegant trappings. The hotel’s design is based on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, a treat for any lover of architecture.

The signature meeting room, the Lake Country Ballroom, seats up to 200 in a banquet or reception style, making it ideal for a medium size wedding.

Consider the Holiday Inn Milwaukee West if you:

  • Love the idea of a built-in wedding planner. The on-site event coordinator receives rave reviews. The service at Holiday Inn can’t be beat!
  • Want a beautiful, traditional space. The architecture and decor sets the stage for your special day. Check out the video tour below and see for yourself.

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Venue Spotlight: Country Springs Hotel

Parasols pair perfectly with the outdoor gazebo wedding.

 

The Country Springs Hotel, located in Pewaukee, WI, offers versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for every part of your wedding.

 

Another pose with the gazebo.

 

 

A beautiful gazebo sets the stage for summer weddings – and is accessible even for those confined to wheelchairs. And with five indoor venues, appropriate to either ceremony or reception, you are sure to find a space that appeals to you, no matter what date you choose.

Depending on your choice of space, the dance floor may be clear even during dinner – eliminating the awkward “set change” between dinner and dancing.  In addition, the bar is located outside the reception venues, which helps to keep noise down and the atmosphere conversational.

The newlyweds have a little fun at Country Springs.

Consider Country Springs Hotel if:

  • You’re planning a mid to large size wedding.  The largest indoor space can accommodate 500, and other spaces are perfect for around 200 guests.
  • You want a quick and easy way to compare your venue to your budget. The website offers a budget calculator specific to Country Springs’ prices, so you can consider cost with the click of a button. Reviews cite excellent value, but see for yourself!
  • Great service. The hotel’s Banquet Managers will help you coordinate every aspect of your wedding.
  • 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.

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    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 http://mam.org/info/details/weddings.php.

    Venue Spotlight: Kemper Center

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    Emily & Joe – Kemper Center Beach Front Wedding

    Kenosha’s Kemper Center is a nonprofit organization on the National Register of Historic Places. Located on Lake Michigan, the Center is home to the Durkee Mansion and the Anderson Arts Center. Its Gothic Revival styled Chapel was built in 1875, and several other buildings on the site were added between 1900 and 1920.

    The most popular ceremony space at Kemper Center is the Chapel, but outdoor ceremony spaces are offered as well. The Chapel conveniently adjoins dressing rooms for both bride and groom.

    The five reception spaces include the larger Simmons Auditorium and Founder’s Hall, along with the smaller Study Hall, Chemistry Lab, and Library: Kemper Center’s legacy as an Episcopal girls’ school shows through in the names and sometimes the furnishings of these spaces.

    Consider the Kemper Center if:
    – You’re planning a smallish wedding. The Chapel accommodates at most 180 guests, and the largest reception space accommodates 220.
    – Your interests include art, architecture, or history. The Kemper Center is beautiful and holds special attraction for those interested in late 19th Century and early 20th Century architecture.
    – You want to showcase musical talents. The Chapel includes access to a piano and organ, and the acoustics are excellent.
    – You’re working with a smaller budget. Though official prices are not available online, reviews cite very reasonable space rental expenses for both ceremony and reception spaces.

    Fun Fact:
    Like many places built in the 1800s, Kemper Center is rumored to be haunted. The story goes that a nun committed suicide there and continues to haunt the site.