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DeKoven Center

600 Caron Butler Drive (21st Street)
Racine, WI, WI
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(262) 633-6401
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 43 Reviews


    Jennifer Pezdir

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  • We had our wedding ceremony here. Jenna was our coordinator. She was amazing to work with. She kept me in the loop along the way in regards to what changes were made for their COVID protocol and was very willing to work with us on everything. I highly recommend the DeKoven Center!

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    Thank you so much for your kind review, Jeni! It was such a beautiful ceremony, and I'm so glad that you and Brandon were still able to carry out your wedding plans. It was such a pleasure to work with you both! Best wishes!

    Christine Gundrum

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  • It's Beautiful, It's Perfect and It's on Lake Michigan. It has all the facilities and amenities for a Fantastic Wedding Day with a wonderful built in wedding coordinator. Enjoy....

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    Thank you so much for your kind words, Chris! It was such a pleasure working with you and Tony. What a beautiful celebration it was - thanks for allowing The DeKoven Center to be a part of your day!

    Bailey Slater

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  • Even during COVID the Dekoven Center was an absolutely amazing place to get married! The scenery was beautiful and the staff, especially Jenna, were excellent. We had to relain our destination wedding here in town in three weeks and they were flexible, timely, and just amazing! I highly recommend them.

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    Thank you for such kind words, Bailey! I loved working with you, Tyler, and your wonderful family and friends. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!

    Lindsay Paar

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  • Cannot recommend DeKoven enough! We held our ceremony outside in September 2020. We could not have asked for a more picturesque venue. There are so many amazing backdrops to take pictures! We worked with Jenna, who was not only extremely responsive, but very patient with us as things changed due to the effects of Covid. She was extremely accommodating and helpful as we navigated our "live online" ceremony for our guests outside of immediate family. Our day was beyond perfect thanks to her and the DeKoven Center.

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    Thank you so much for your kind words! It was lovely working with you, Alan, and your family. I'm so glad that not only The DeKoven Center could be part of your day, but that your other family and friends could join in virtually as well. Best wishes to you both!

    chloe

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jenna and the whole dekoven team did an amazing job to help me prepare for my big day! It’s completely stormed the day of, but they made sure everything was perfect!

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    Thanks so much for your kind words, Chloe! It was so lovely being a part of your and Mark's special day :)

    William Archer

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  • The Dekoven center was the ideal location for our wedding and everything about our day there exceeded our expectations. The historic buildings and the beautiful lake Michigan setting make for a beautiful backdrop for any wedding. For us it was a perfect location where we were able to hold our wedding ceremony in the beautiful St. John’s Chapel and then our reception in the Great Hall. My wife and I even stayed overnight in one of their apartments which are right there on site and are very comfortable and tastefully decorated. For the planning and build up to the wedding Dekoven was very easy to work with and the wedding coordinator, Amanda, was an absolute delight. She was easy to work with, always available and offered many great suggestions and adjustments which we readily adopted. She really performed the role of a wedding planner in many respects and that was great for us because it made our life easier. St John’s Chapel was a beautiful historic setting for our wedding an... Read more

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    It was such an honor to be a part of your wedding day! Wishing you all the best in your married life as husband and wife. Xoxo - Mandy

    Jordan

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  • The Dekoven center was everything we could have ever asked for. Even with switching contacts from Adam to Jenna was fairly smooth. Jenna was amazing with everything and any changes, even last minute, we're solved with ease! The grounds and buildings were perfect for wedding shots. I couldn't have asked for a better venue.

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    Thank you so much Jordan for your kind words! It was such a pleasure working with you and Kristen for your wedding day. Looking forward to seeing more beautiful pictures! Wishing you the best of luck in your future. Best - Jenna and Mandy

    Samantha

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  • We were married July 20th and everything was amazing! Jenna made everything run very smoothly the day of the event. Communication the month prior was a breeze, she answered all my questions and was able to accommodate my requests. The vendors they recommended were great, we loved supporting local businesses. The grounds and buildings are gorgeous, there were nothing but compliments from our guests. Our pictures turned out amazing. If you are looking for a non-traditional hall wedding this is the place for you! There is nothing I would change about the venue or everyone that works there. They are amazing and so personable!

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    Thank you so much for your kind words, Sam! You and Drew were absolutely wonderful to work with and it was an honor being able to celebrate with you! Best wishes to you both! -Jenna & Mandy (PS - thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos!)

    Sonia

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  • I recently got married here in September 2018. I can rave a thousand times over about how beautiful their grounds are. They take good care of their property to ensure they preserve the beauty of these buildings. However, my review will not be concentrated on just how beautiful The Dekoven Center is, but I will focus on how helpful Adam Koenig the event manager was during a very difficult situation. The beginning of the ceremony we were told, what no couple would like to hear on their special day, that our officiant was not going to make it to the ceremony. It was easy to fall into despair in the thought that the day that I had planned for for a year and a half was ruined. However, despite the difficulty and the panic this caused, Adam was able to stay level headed and along with some of our loved ones that sprung to action, were able to achieve what seemed like an impossibility by that point; they go us married!!!! Adam went above and beyond what any event manager is tasked to do on a ... Read more

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    Thank you so much Sonia for your kind words! I'm so glad we were able to turn an unfortunate situation into a happy one again. Best wishes to a happily ever after (you two deserve it).

    Cori

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  • Dekoven is fantastic! Prices are fair and they work well with their clients and they are very kind. Plus the venue is beautiful!

    Nick

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  • Once our wedding day finally came we were so pleased with everything at the Dekoven Center. Although we were planning on an outdoor ceremony, with the rain we ended up moving it inside and we were not disappointed. Adam was awesome to work with. He was on his game, had everything ready for us, was very accommodating and overall it couldn't have gone better. The Great Hall was the perfect place for our reception. Just the right size for our 100 guests!

    Katie

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  • ​I have always loved The DeKoven Center grounds - it is a beautiful place!! In fact, I love it so much that last month we had our wedding ceremony there. Throughout the process of planning the wedding everyone at DeKoven Center's wedding team was wonderful. They were very easy to communicate with via email and super responsive! They were very accommodating with all of my questions and requests. The day of the wedding everything was beautiful and went smoothly! We got married out in the courtyard and the chairs were set up by DeKoven Center beforehand for us. The only negative I have is that there were a TON of bees/wasps surrounding us as we did the ceremony (by the gates where the flowers are). I highly recommend spraying to prevent the bees from going to that area. It was very distracting because there were SO many of them. That was a minor issue though and everything else was amazing!! Highly recommend getting married here! Shout out to Adam Koenig, Amanda Tutas, and Samantha Lauf... Read more

    Alyssa

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  • We had an absolutely wonderful wedding day at the DeKoven Center. Leading up to the day, the staff was constantly helpful and responsive. They coordinated with all of our other vendors making the day seamless. The outdoor wedding ceremony location was beautiful. Our guests couldn't stop telling us how perfect it was. And of course the Great Hall is an incredible space, warm and inviting, but also elegant and beautiful. We cannot recommend this venue highly enough.

    Samantha

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  • We had our entire wedding at The DeKoven Center and we are so glad we did! We could not have asked for a better place and for better service! The staff was very quick at answering any questions we had and always responded with detailed answers. They provide you with a day of coordinator which helps you out A LOT. If we could do our wedding day over again, we would 100% use The DeKoven Center again!

    Lillian

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  • We had our ceremony at The DeKoven Center outside by the gardens. The venue is so beautiful in the summer, all our guests were impressed by the grounds. The main contact, Samantha, was very responsive and open to our ideas for the wedding. We were even allowed to bring our dog and rabbits to be apart of the ceremony. It was a bit unfortunate to have such tight timing between the different couples getting married that day. One especially frustrating thing was we could hear another's couple wedding blasting their music in their reception hall as we were going to walk down the aisle so it was hard to hear our officiant's cue/start of the music. Some random waiter opened the door right as we were going to walk down, making the music even more loud. Thankfully our wedding guests said they did not hear that in the background. I wish someone was there to manage that better and ask couples be more respectful during that time.
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