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Marcus Performing Arts Center

929 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI, WI
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(414) 273-7121
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 47 Reviews


    Maria Sapienza

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  • We were first drawn to the Marcus Performing Arts Center from the beauty of the ballroom, but quickly signed on the dotted line after just one meeting with Karin, who quickly instilled confidence that her and the team at Sazama’s Fine Catering could over-deliver on all our requests. Karin and the team were professional and flexible throughout the whole planning process, customizing nearly everything to our needs while being a creative resource to bounce ideas off of and proactive to ask all the right questions. All coordination was quick, timely, easy, and extremely pleasant. Day of, Karin and the team were very attentive to all our needs, effortlessly liaising between vendors and watching out for our needs first as bride and groom. Above and beyond is an understatement when it came to the day-of detail of the space. I never had to worry about how the venue would be set up as I could trust her taste and professionalism to ensure it looked beautiful. All the events they do make them... Read more

    Sarah Esposito

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  • Beautiful venue, great food, very accommodating !

    Courtney

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  • You can't beat the stunning views from the balcony, the cute little garden for cocktail hour and the stunning ballroom. The space really has a lot to offer. Lynn was really great in helping us with all of the details and questions we had. Lynn and her crew truly outdid themselves for our Wedding. We wanted to do stations and Lynn suggested doing them based off of our favorite restaurants. It was a huge hit and everyone couldn't stop talking about how amazing the food was.

    Brieanne

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  • Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful. We had our ceremony in the Fitch Garden, which turned out absolutely beautiful, with the ivy backdrop. The flow from the ceremony to the cocktail hour in the promenade, and then to the reception in the ballroom was perfect. Our guests all complimented the food, and the service. We worked directly with Lynn and she was so helpful, and responsive to emails and calls. Lynn was able to help us customize our food and beverage package to fit within our budget. I highly recommend the venue, and Sazama’s for catering, we had the best experience.

    Lauren

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  • The venue was gorgeous, especially at night. The atmosphere was so sophisticated and everything was clean and beautiful. The ceiling I was worried would take away from the evening but it added even more than I could've imagined. The service was phenomenal and Lynn was AMAZING to work with. She was always so responsive and accommodating to my constant emails. I would 10/10 recommend this venue. Only issue we had was they ran out of steaks for our guests and the late night snack was pulled from the floor early.

    Kelly

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  • Booking The Marcus Center and Sazama's for our wedding was the best decision we have ever made; we will never forget our experience with them. It was truly unbelievable. We had SO many guests tell us they were left speechless and they had never seen anything like it. From day one, Lynn had gone above and beyond to ensure everything would go smoothly and would be exactly the way we wanted. The venue is stunning-from the Bradley Pavilion to having two other unique spaces for use; the Fitch Gardens and the private balcony overlooking the river. The service was like none other I have ever experienced at a wedding before (and I've been to A LOT of weddings) I couldn't believe how quickly they were able to serve a 5 course meal. The chef even allowed me to design the menu, and her interpretations on the dishes were beyond delicious. Our guests were absolutely blown away with the food. I cannot emphasize it enough that booking this venue will be the best decision you would ever make. I have ... Read more

    Rachel

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot recommend a place more highly than the Sazama's team at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Everything about the process was stress-free and professional. It was clear that they had years of experience and dedicated staff. We did not have a wedding planner and we had a 230+ person wedding. Lynn with Sazama's made sure every detail was thought of and attended to. She was kind and flexible and had a calming way about her. Planning a wedding can be stressful, so to work with people who are calm and know what they are doing is a huge help. She did so many extra steps for us, like coordinating place covers and setting up our decorations. Their pricing was fair and transparent, and they were easy to work with when customizing packages. Beyond the process, the day itself was perfect! I had guests say their steak was one of the best they've had- not just at a wedding but overall! The passed food during cocktail hour was delicious and the staff was great. Not one detail was m... Read more

    Bryan

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  • We had the pleasure of working with Keith to coordinate our big day. He was always incredibly responsive and quick to make many helpful suggestions that really helped bring everything together smoothly and make sure every detail of our grand vision came out like a fairy tale. The food needs no praise, anyone from Milwaukee knows Saz's is top notch. The dinner menu choices were phenomenal, and everyone loved the late night signature Saz's sampler platter. The entire staff went above and beyond and made the whole experience fun instead of stressful, and really allowed us to enjoy the big day. Several of our guests commented on the extra classy touches, like having the wait staff surround each table before plating everyone simultaneously. If we ever have a need to serve 150 of our closest friends dinner again, we'll definitely call Saz's !

    Meg

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  • Karin was the best part of our experience with the Marcus. She helped coordinate, talk us through questions, work out so many details that I'm sure were not part of her job description. Her efforts, along with the staff at the Marcus were nothing short of incredible. We were so pleased with our August wedding there! Highly reccomend them!

    Nikala

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  • We got married in the Fitch garden, had cocktail hour in the Promenade, and reception in the Bradley Pavilion. The ceremony space was beautiful and we managed to fit 220 guests. They let us rent a grand piano that my cousin played during cocktail hour. The reception was spacious with a dance floor that didn't require moving tables and chairs. Our guests loved the view of the river from the back balcony. The staff was amazingly helpful and attentive. It was also great to find a lot of vendors that have experience working at this venue. We would highly recommend the Marcus Center along with Sazama's for weddings!

    Lisa

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  • We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Marcus Center and working with Sazama's! Lynn was our main point of contact throughout the process and she could not have made it any easier. She responded to all our questions in a timely manner and was able to meet when I requested to discuss things further. She made the entire process so easy and stress free. The weeks leading up to our wedding could have been absolutely crazy but I felt confident that everything was being handled and orchestrated the way that I wanted. All of our vendors had worked with Sazama's at the Marcus Center before which made everything much easier. I did not have to worry about any day of coordination because it was all handled by Lynn and the rest of the Sazama's team. All of the service was extremely professional and well organized. Our ceremony was in the Fitch Gardens. Many of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they had ever attended! It was a beautiful location and we were... Read more

    Maggie

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  • ABSOLUTEY INCREDIBLE!! Lynn, Keith, and Karin are a dream team come true for wedding couples everywhere. I e-mailed Lynn inquiring about coming to see the venue and she was so responsive and continued to be responsive through the whole process. A week before our appointment, my now husband and daughter poked our head into the ballroom. I was nervous we'd get kicked out but Keith bumped into us. We told him we had an appointment but were dying to see the room. He was SO HAPPY and offered us coffee and told us to take a look. My husband was already sold just based off of Keith. Then we came in and met Lynn. A little more reserved than Keith but just as knowledgable and accommodating, she took the time with us to make sure all our questions were answered. It was a no-brainer for us. Our tasting was fun and we got to meet Chef who went over all the dishes. Lynn and my husband and I went over more logistics during the tasting. The day of the rehearsal was really chaotic for me, but Lynn han... Read more

    Maria

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  • We had the most perfect fall wedding at the PAC with Sazama's catering. Lynn and the team at Sazama's were very responsive and easy to work with throughout the whole process. They helped us coordinate with our other vendors for set up on our wedding day and when we showed up everything looked perfect. We received many compliments on the venue and location in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, since we had many guests from out of town. The service was great, the food was delicious and the venue was beautiful- we couldn't have asked for a better venue and caterer to host our wedding!

    Latisha Franklin

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  • Our wedding day was perfect! The venue was beautiful and the flow from the ceremony in the Fitch Gardner to the reception in the Bradley Pavilion went smoothly. I was an hour late due to some unforeseen circumstances and when I arrived, Lynn and Karin put me immediately at ease! All the staff were friendly and professional. I have complained about everything this past week from my hair, to nails to my dress, BUT I have no complaints about the venue or the service. It again was amazing and I truly appreciate how it all came together. And the food was delicious. Thank you to all of the staff!!!!

    Michelle

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  • WOW! From the moment we walked in for our first visit, to the morning after our wedding picking up our stuff, the staff at the Marcus Center was nothing short of amazing. They were there to answer any question (and very prompt to emails and phone calls), gave great opinions but also took what we had in mind and made it work. The food was for lack of a better term drool worthy. We have people still coming up to us now months after saying how it was the best wedding food they've ever had. The location was perfect and was walking distance from hotels and bars but also other fun things Milwaukee has to offer. I couldn't imagine having our reception anywhere else.
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