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War Memorial Center

750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI, WI
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(414) 273-5533
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 36 Reviews


    Megan

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  • The War Memorial was the perfect spot for our wedding. Jennifer was very responsive and flexible with changing plans last minute when it rained on our wedding day. Everything turned out amazing, and the venue was everything we could have ever wanted for our big day!

    Samantha Kailas

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  • Secretly the best wedding venue on the lakefront! We were looking for a venue that was downtown, on the lakefront, with indoor and outdoor spaces, big enough to hold all 250 of our guests, parking - and in our budget. I didn't think we could find something like that, but the War Memorial Center checked every box and more! The building's architecture is modern and unique. The venue has multiple spaces, and the entire center is reserved for your event! The outdoor plaza is huge and great for cocktail hour since it has the best views of the Milwaukee skyline hands down. The reception hall has been recently renovated and is modern with wood and gold accents, gold chandeliers, built in uplighting - just gorgeous. Tables and chairs are included and they do set up and take down for you! There is a separate, secure suite available to store your valuables and gifts during the wedding. Also, there is parking available for your guests if you need it (which is hard to come by downtown!). The event... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    From everyone at the War Memorial Center: we wish you and Connor a beautiful life just like the BEAUTIFUL wedding you put together. Cheers to you both!

    Patrick Zawadzki

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  • Having our wedding at the war memorial was the best decision we made with our wedding planning. Every. Single. Guest. we talked to was amazed by the venue, and having the ability to walk outside on the terrace overlooking the lake was something everyone loved. So many guests who'd never been to Milwaukee before were amazed with how beautiful it was, I think the venue helped them see that.

    Traci Earls

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  • This was the perfect venue. We did the wedding and reception right there, which made it so easy to transition and people didn't have to leave. The backdrop is perfect for pictures. The scenic views create a great backdrop no matter where you're standing. There was plenty of space to bring the dinner in doors at the last minute. They were able to make the change without any issue, appreciated the flexibility. People are still talking about the perfect space!

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    Thank you Traci! We loved working with you and Michelle and thank you for being so trusting in our services. Cheers to you both!

    Diana

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    5 out of 5
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  • This venue is incredible! It is perfect for a summer wedding given the very large outside space. You basically get two spaces for the price of one. We had a significant number of kids at our wedding and they were able to release their energy outside without being in the way. The views are beautiful and nothing beats the location. We had our wedding during the 1st weekend of Summerfest and our guests had no issues with parking. We received so many compliments on our venue. Pictures don’t do it justice, you need to go visit in person!

    Corey Klein

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  • Our wedding at the War Memorial was amazing! The space is wonderful for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. The team also took care of our set-up and take-down, which took so much stress off of us and our families. It was an awesome day!

    Brittney

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  • Absolutely no regrets going with War Memorial! We ended up having our ceremony & reception on site (which our guests really appreciated) and they made the whole process a breeze! Jennifer was our contact throughout the process and she was fantastic to work with! She was always very responsive when we had questions, always had plenty of time if we needed to meet & ensured that our day went smoothly. The reception hall was recently renovated in the summer and it looked absolutely GORGEOUS for our big day! Very spacious & the colored lighting they set up for us made the room look amazing. We got (and are still getting) so many compliments on how much they loved our venue. Being able to have our wedding all in one location was fantastic & we were extremely happy with our decision. Would definitely recommend !

    Anita

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  • The staff and the venue was top notch. would definitely do this again.

    Kelly

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  • We had our wedding reception here and it was better than we thought it would be! Our guests loved it too! The outdoor space is incredible and such a good way to kick off the night. The staff was great and the venue is so beautiful by its self there is no need to worry about a lot of decorating! The location is also great because it is so central. It is also really fun if you want to walk to the bars after the reception (Like we did!) it was also great for pictures because we didn't haven't to drive around the city, there were so many backdrops right on sight! Photos done by Amy Bone Photography

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    Thank you Kelly! We loved working with you on your wedding day and what a gorgeous day it was :) Congratulations again!

    Andy

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    5 out of 5
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  • When we first began planning our wedding, we knew that we wanted to have it held at the Milwaukee County War Memorial simply because military has been a huge part of our family's life and the views were unbeatable. This was just the tip of the iceberg! From the beginning, Jennifer was prompt with any inquiring that we had and went above and beyond. Fast-forward to the day of... again, Jennifer was so helpful with accommodating all of our requests and her assistant, Joy, was literally the best to work with throughout the day. Everything went absolutely flawless, minus some annoying rain, but they worked around and through it. The evening was absolutely perfect-more than we could have ever hoped for! We got so many compliments on the professionalism of the staff and how beautiful the venue was. Thank you for making our day so wonderful!

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    Thank you Andy! We loved working with you and Dan and wish you both the best!

    Sarah

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  • While planning for our wedding, my husband and I must have toured 10 venues throughout Milwaukee, keeping a detailed pro/con chart for each. After just a few minutes into our meeting at the War Memorial we threw aside our charts and booked their last available 2018 date. The ceremony view was incredible, prices were competitive and Jennifer (event coordinator) was amazing! We booked the venue having only seen mock-ups of the planned Memorial Hall renovations but felt like the work that was actually done to the hall far exceeded our expectations. It's been a month since our wedding and our guests are still talking about how beautiful the ceremony AND the reception hall looked. Jennifer was patient and responsive throughout the entire process. She and Joy arrived early the day of and stuck around for as long as we needed to ensure things ran as smoothly as possible. My husband and I feel like the luckiest couple to have had such a great experience with the venue and with the event team.

    Sylvia

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  • War Memorial staff were very helpful and kind. They assisted in coordinating all the reception vendors and setting up meetings and keeping things together. They were very attentive through the whole process. The War Memorial spaces are beautiful and very elegantly laid out.

    Ryan

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  • We toured a bunch of downtown Milwaukee wedding venues. We fell in love with the War memorial because of the view, but the price was also the most affordable of them all with no hidden costs like many other venues. Jennifer (on site wedding coordinator) was also great to work with. Always was quick to respond to emails and was able to answer any of our questions, calm any of our concerns, and was there the day of our wedding to make sure everything was going as planned. We had a mid-October wedding and planned the ceremony and cocktail hour outside. Don’t let the fear of bad weather stop you from picking the war memorial. We were scared it was going to rain and ruin the view and the reason we picked the war memorial. Sure enough, it poured that day. However, the overhang provided plenty of cover and nobody got wet. The view with the art museum in the background was still amazing and most of the guests assumed this was where the ceremonies were held regardless of the weather. We did o... Read more

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    Thank you for the great review! We loved hosting your wedding and wish you all the best in married life together!

    Nicole

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  • The Milwaukee County War Memorial was a beautiful location for my reception! My guests were amazed at how beautiful is was there! Jennifer was very responsive for planning my wedding and accommodated any changes we had. There were a few things that didn't go right the day of that were a little troubling though. The placement of the tables I had were not in the right order. I had reserved seating for 3 tables and they reserved 4 so one whole table was empty because my guests were confused. The table that was empty was supposed to be where my close family sat directly to my left. The coordinater said she didn't get the floor plan seating from Jennifer so she didn't know. It did work out though, so it was all good. The PowerPoint for our slideshows were not working so my groom and one of my groomsmen went to fix it before dinner, so dinner was a bit behind due to technical difficulties. Other than those 2 things, really it was a nice venue to host my wedding at! ❤ I would highly recomm... Read more

    Hannah

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  • Jennifer, Robert, and the rest of the event team and staff was so great and fun to work with! I love how they always included the caterer, making everything SO much easier! This venue is priceless and captures the heart of Milwaukee so well, I would pick it over and over again.
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