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Wisconsin Wedding Receptions

We do our very best to create a unique experience while taking care of all the details.

Dinner Seated Capacity:  300 Guests
Food & Beverage Guest Minimum: 125 Guests Saturdays, 80 Guests all other days

Peak Season

Saturday Rental                        $5000-Event 7 hrs.
Friday Rental                             $4000-Event 6 hrs.
Sunday-Thursday Rental         $3000-Event 5 hrs.

Rentals include an additional 2.5 hrs setup & 1/2 hr tear down for outside vendors.  Peak Season Saturday Rates apply for Memorial Day, Memorial Weekend Sunday, 4th of July, Labor Day, Labor Day Weekend Sunday.

If additional hours are needed, each additional hour is $300.

 Off Season

Saturday Rental                         $4000-Event 7 hrs.
Friday Rental                             $3000-Event 6 hrs.
Sunday-Thursday Rental          $2000-Event 5 hrs.

Rentals include an additional 2.5 hrs setup & 1/2 hr teardown for outside vendors.  1am end time available for New Year’s Eve dates.  Peak Season Saturday Rate applies for New Year’s Eve dates.

If additional hours are needed, each additional hour is $300.

What’s Included When Renting The Facility?

Our venue is handicap accessible with a drive up dropoff area & elevator located at the 1st floor entrance.  Two additional entrances will bring guests to the venue’s 2nd and 3rd floor event space.  Both floors combined are over 11,000 sq/ft with restrooms for both floors, totaling four women’s and four men’s rooms.

300 -Gold Chiavari Ballroom Chairs w/ Ivory Seat
20 – Round Tables 5′ diameter (seats 8-10)
10 – Round Tables 6′ diameter (seats 10-12)
4 – High Chairs, 4 – Booster Seats
8-8ft Banquet Tables & 8-6ft Banquet Tables
10-30″ Cabaret Tables
Pub Tables & Bar Stools in the “Safe” Rooms
Coat Room/Racks
Various Couches/Chairs
“The Vault” & “The Turret Suite” for the Wedding Couple and Wedding Party
Adjustable LED Colored Ceiling Cove Lighting

Do You Offer Ceremonies?

Yes!  Our location is perfect for Wisconsin wedding receptions and wedding ceremonies.

An additional charge of $500 is required for ceremonies and includes an additional hour of event time for the ceremony.  A one hour rehearsal is included if needed (Thursdays).

Unfortunately, Historic Courthouse 1893 is not available for ceremony only events.

Event Coordination?

Historic Courthouse 1893 provides the hands-on day of event coordination that some venues charge for.  Rest assured that when you rent our venue, full event and catering coordination is included.

1-Event/Catering Coordinator and assistant will be present for the entire event, from beginning to end
2-Coordinate with DJ, Photographer, Baker, Officiant, etc.
3-Placement of favors, menu cards, memory tables, gift items
4-Final details meeting one month prior to event
5-Create master timeline and room layout
6-Vendor Recommendations

Do you have a Bridal Room?

Yes we do!  “The Turret Suite” consists of three private rooms, complete with Makeup room, Lounge sitting area with large TV, and stocked refrigerator and Bridal showcase room.

Historic Courthouse 1893
Historic Courthouse 1893

What about the Groom?

We think the groom and groomsmen will approve of  “The Vault” on the 2nd floor.  Large TV, Pool Table, Dart Board, Poker Table, Video Games, and a stocked refrigerator.

Wedding Venues
Milwaukee WI Wedding Venues
Historic Courthouse 1893

Event Decor?

Historic Courthouse 1893 includes three different “In-House Centerpieces” to choose from.  All three are Soft Gold with crystals and include the candles.




Nearby Accommodations

Milwaukee Marriot West:  Located approximately 3.5 miles from Historic Courthouse.
W231 N1600 Corporate Cr.  Waukesha, WI 53186  Marriot West

Hampton Inn:  Located approximately 4 miles from Historic Courthouse.  Shuttle Available.
575 N Barker Rd  Brookfield, WI  53045  Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Pewaukee:  Located approximately 3.5 miles from Historic Courthouse.
N14 W24140 Tower Place  Pewaukee, WI 53072  Holiday Inn

Wildwood Lodge:  Located approximately 3.5 miles from Historic Courthouse.
N14 W24121 Tower Place  Pewaukee, WI 53072  Wildwood Lodge

Clarke Hotel: Located 3 blocks from Historic Courthouse.
314 W Main St. Waukesha, WI 53186 Clarke Hotel


Historic Courthouse 1893 is fortunate to be in an area with ample free street parking, upwards of 170 free spaces within 2 blocks. There is also a free 45 car municipal lot to the west of the venue. For our Friday and Saturday events, 50 free spaces are included across the street at St. Matthias Church.


Additionally, a municipal parking ramp is located three blocks away at 241 South St. (get directions)  which can accommodate 480 cars and allows overnight parking.  The fee is $3 per vehicle per 24 hours. Please contact the parking ramp directly at 262-524-3622 if you need further information.

Preferred Vendors

The following list of vendors we are familiar with and is a great starting point to help in planning your next event.  You may also use other licensed/insured vendors.

Milwaukee area wedding reception venues

Milwaukee area wedding reception venues.  The Historic Courthouse is one of many metro Milwaukee area wedding venues, however the historical significance of the venue sets it apart from most facilities.  The Historic Courthouse features soaring ceilings and ample space for large events.


Sweet Perfections
1501 Paramount Drive Suite C
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 446-2253

The Cake Lady
3561 S Kinnickinnic Ave
St. Francis, WI 53235
(414) 294-4220

Rochester Deli
143 W. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 522-9641

Classy Girl Cupcakes
825 N Jefferson St
Milwaukee, WI  53202
(414) 270-1877


Waukesha Floral
319 S. Prairie Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 542-8152

Feisty Flowers
1942 S 76th St, West Allis, WI 53219

Jane Kelly Floral
6413 W. North Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 640- 0204

Belle Fiori
2014 N. Farwell Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53202
(414) 272-2234


All Star Music
(414) 405-3675

Van Rixel Productions
(414) 640-7222

Milwaukee Airwaves
(414) 306-8273

Sound by Design
(262) 968-9586


Innocenti Strings
(815) 238-7735

Ashley Rewolinski-Violinist


Allysa Noelle Photography
(262) 337-0352

Lindsay Stayton Photography
(414) 975-9890

Memory Lane Photography
(262) 292-9000

Vital Image
(262) 292-9000

Artist Group
(414) 208-7744

Dennis Felber Photography
(414) 961-0318

Brian Slawson Photography
(262) 325-0160

The Durhams Photography
(262) 716-6236

Je T’aime Images
(262) 483-3901

Lottie Lillian Photography
(414) 687-9956


Moore Memories Videography
(414) 708-0564

Vital Image
(262) 292-9000


Keehn’s-Shuttles, Valet
(414) 282-7060


Rev. Jewel Olson
(414) 397-1379

Jean Di Motto
(414) 559-7660

Serenity Matrimonial
(414) 698-6406

Paul Costanzo
(414) 425-2525

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