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Historic Courthouse 1893

Unfortunately, we no longer operate The Rotunda. However, we do have a great alternative for you with our newest space, Historic Courthouse 1893. This venue has quickly become one of the most desirable wedding venues in the Waukesha and Milwaukee area. A very large private event space with 12,000 sq/ft of space, separate cocktail, ceremony, and reception areas on two levels, multiple bars, and fantastic bridal and groom's suites.


After 130 years, the Historic Courthouse has been transformed into the perfect wedding reception venue.

Located in Waukesha County, Historic Courthouse 1893 has become a highly sought after wedding reception venue for those looking for classic charm. Our venue offers the perfect amenities for a wedding reception and ceremony, including a bridal suite complete with makeup room and a groom’s area with multiple gaming rooms. Our two floors of event space work beautifully by providing a separate area for the cocktail hour and then a seamless transition to the next floor for dinner. We also host cocktail receptions, fundraisers, and business meetings. As your guests enter the main ballroom, they will be greeted with the beauty of traditional elegance and architecture.

Wedding Reception Venue


Historic Courthouse 1893 is comprised of two levels totaling over 11,000 sq/ft of Romanesque architecture.  With a soaring 25ft ceiling and ample space, this private event venue can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Wedding Reception Venue

Our experienced, professional staff have the passion to make your wedding reception a truly memorable occasion.

Every wedding couple deserves a full service experience. That begins with a picturesque wedding reception venue. Historic Courthouse 1893 provides a charming and iconic setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With the uniqueness of the facility, impressive menu options, and helpful staff, Historic Courthouse 1893 provides a wonderful experience for you and your guests.

Corporate & Social Events

We believe you should only plan events that you would actually want to attend. That’s why our staff is here to help you cover all the details leading up to your meeting or special celebration.

Our venue provides an alternative to the standard, sterile confines of the typical banquet room. Fundraisers, awards functions, and holiday parties.  Whatever the gathering, Historic Courthouse 1893 is an impressive choice.

Cherished Memories

Our location in downtown Waukesha presents unparalleled wedding photo opportunities throughout the area.

Venue Rentals, Receptions, & Ceremonies

Are you planning a summer wedding or
maybe a wintertime gala?

Our venue rates include all tables, Chiavari ballroom chairs, and event coordination.


Find preferred vendors and locate convenient lodging and parking options.

Award Winning Dining Experience

Historic Courthouse 1893 is an exclusive Chef Jack’s Catering property. Chef Jack’s is Wisconsin’s premier catering service and is a preferred wedding caterer for over 40 of the best Milwaukee WI wedding reception venues. We look forward to providing your event with exceptional food and service.

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It can be daunting looking all over the web for the best Milwaukee Wedding reception venue or Waukesha Wedding Hall. Historic Courthouse 1893 is one of the newest wisconsin venues and is a fantastic choice for your upcoming lifetime event.  Our venue is located 20 minutes west of Milwaukee, WI and is easily accessible.  The Waukesha area has many historically significant buildings, and arguably none more so than Historic Courthouse 1893.  This unique wedding venue is on the register of historic places and therefore is one of the must see Wisconsin wedding venues. Waukesha County Wedding Venues with an historic charm.

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Waukesha Weddings. Wisconsin wedding halls and unique Milwaukee wedding reception venues are probably some of the most noteworthy phrases when searching google, and as a result Historic Courthouse 1893 is the perfect wedding hall.  Like many others, this wedding venue hosts receptions, and is one of the newest Milwaukee wedding reception venues.  Historic Courthouse 1893-Milwaukee area wedding venues. The historical significance of this wedding reception venue creates an everlasting memory and therefore it stands above other Milwaukee ballrooms.

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