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Kemper Center

Kenosha , WI

LOCATION

6501 Third Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53143 US

PHONE

262-657-6005
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ABOUT US

Kemper Center’s experienced staff are sure to guarantee that your special occasion is one you will always cherish, or that your business function runs smoothly and professionally. Be it... Read more
Kemper Center’s experienced staff are sure to guarantee that your special occasion is one you will always cherish, or that your business function runs smoothly and professionally. Be it a wedding, business meeting, cocktail party, trade show, bridal or baby shower, company picnic, memorial luncheon or family reunion, the skilled hospitality staff member at Kemper Center will tailor the event to your specific needs as well as suggest enhancements to make your event even more memorable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.5/5.0
So unhappy with their services, they have gone through many coordinators since we signed our contract. Very little communication. We ended up switching to a new location, and they are still giving us a hard time.
So upset.

Beautiful location, I just wish they kept a better staff on hand.
So unhappy with their services, they have gone through many coordinators since we signed our contract. Very little Read more...
So unhappy with their services, they have gone through many coordinators since we signed our contract. Very little communication. We ended up switching to a new location, and they are still giving us a hard time.
So upset.

Beautiful location, I just wish they kept a better staff on hand. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/28/2016
4.7/5.0
We booked Simmons Auditorium in May 2015 with Allison for our wedding reception Saturday, May 28, 2016 and we were very pleased with the location and it did not disappoint. Cindy the event coordinator that started in January 2016 was great! We were disappointed that one of our vendors told us about the staff change at the Kemper Center and that Allison was no longer there as of November 2015. As the bride I did not hear directly from them about the staff change. You would think as a professional courtesy they would reach out to their clients that have events booked when there is a staff change, but they didn't. Lucky for them Cindy is wonderful. She is super friendly and knowledgeable about weddings and all around great to work with. From the first phone call to the goodbye hug at 11:45pm on the night of our reception Cindy was so helpful, professional, accommodating and amazing. She went above and beyond with helping us with the plans for our reception. Cindy explained everything and made sure we understood all our options for drinks and liquor services. The day/night of the event the entire staff was incredible and the venue was clean and the AC was cranking out and everyone had an amazing time!! The grounds were lovely and it was a picture perfect day. We loved every moment. The only slight disappointment was the fountain was not on so we didn't take any pictures around it otherwise it was an splendid day that we will cherish for many years to come!!!
We booked Simmons Auditorium in May 2015 with Allison for our wedding reception Saturday, May 28, 2016 and we were very Read more...
We booked Simmons Auditorium in May 2015 with Allison for our wedding reception Saturday, May 28, 2016 and we were very pleased with the location and it did not disappoint. Cindy the event coordinator that started in January 2016 was great! We were disappointed that one of our vendors told us about the staff change at the Kemper Center and that Allison was no longer there as of November 2015. As the bride I did not hear directly from them about the staff change. You would think as a professional courtesy they would reach out to their clients that have events booked when there is a staff change, but they didn't. Lucky for them Cindy is wonderful. She is super friendly and knowledgeable about weddings and all around great to work with. From the first phone call to the goodbye hug at 11:45pm on the night of our reception Cindy was so helpful, professional, accommodating and amazing. She went above and beyond with helping us with the plans for our reception. Cindy explained everything and made sure we understood all our options for drinks and liquor services. The day/night of the event the entire staff was incredible and the venue was clean and the AC was cranking out and everyone had an amazing time!! The grounds were lovely and it was a picture perfect day. We loved every moment. The only slight disappointment was the fountain was not on so we didn't take any pictures around it otherwise it was an splendid day that we will cherish for many years to come!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
We had only one issue with Kemper. They had to redo the parking lot and it ended up not being done in time. Since it rained on the day we had everyone park on the road. Other than that they were able to change the arrival time so I could get ready at the location so my dress didn't get dirty due to the parking lot. We basically had the location to ourselves. They didn't have anyone overseeing every little thing we did.
We had only one issue with Kemper. They had to redo the parking lot and it ended up not being done in time. Since it Read more...
We had only one issue with Kemper. They had to redo the parking lot and it ended up not being done in time. Since it rained on the day we had everyone park on the road. Other than that they were able to change the arrival time so I could get ready at the location so my dress didn't get dirty due to the parking lot. We basically had the location to ourselves. They didn't have anyone overseeing every little thing we did. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
5/23/2015
3.3/5.0
Planned on outdoor ceremony but reserved chapel as well in case of inclement weather. Chapel also comes with bridal suite and men's dressing rooms. Had ceremony outside, hired someone to string trim the area because it was overgrown.
Planned on outdoor ceremony but reserved chapel as well in case of inclement weather. Chapel also comes with bridal suite Read more...
Planned on outdoor ceremony but reserved chapel as well in case of inclement weather. Chapel also comes with bridal suite and men's dressing rooms. Had ceremony outside, hired someone to string trim the area because it was overgrown. Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
5/16/2015
1.9/5.0
Honestly when we first booked this place we loved it. Mary was so sweet and was on top of EVERYTHING for us. Now she no longer works there and the new girl they had replace her is TERRIBLE. I had every detail worked out November of 2014 and when i called them to check in on something the beginning of February the people couldn't even find my contract and wasn't even sure if my date was booked. Luckily we had proof of contract and were able to get in touch with the catering company in time to make sure they were still booked. The new women they had take over for Mary is horrible i have had two different detail meetings with her within the last two months and she never remembers anything we discussed previously and never gets in contact with me like she promises. I have called and left multiple messages for her to call me back and havent received a phone call back. Wedding planning is supposed to be a fun experience and honestly this is making it so stressful that its ruining it.
Honestly when we first booked this place we loved it. Mary was so sweet and was on top of EVERYTHING for us. Now she no Read more...
Honestly when we first booked this place we loved it. Mary was so sweet and was on top of EVERYTHING for us. Now she no longer works there and the new girl they had replace her is TERRIBLE. I had every detail worked out November of 2014 and when i called them to check in on something the beginning of February the people couldn't even find my contract and wasn't even sure if my date was booked. Luckily we had proof of contract and were able to get in touch with the catering company in time to make sure they were still booked. The new women they had take over for Mary is horrible i have had two different detail meetings with her within the last two months and she never remembers anything we discussed previously and never gets in contact with me like she promises. I have called and left multiple messages for her to call me back and havent received a phone call back. Wedding planning is supposed to be a fun experience and honestly this is making it so stressful that its ruining it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
I got married at the Kemper Center 12/20/2014. The venue is absolutely stunning, and my wedding day went off without a hitch, but my experience planning with the Kemper Center staff was terrible. They are difficult to get in contact with as the staff is only at the center part time and rarely responds to emails. The staff member who gave the initial tour answered any questions we could ask, but when asked about prices could only offer up and "it's negotiable."

After our initial tour, I set up another meeting to sign a contract and discuss specifics of the wedding. When we showed up for the meeting, no one was there. After waiting for 20 minutes and calling the Kemper Center repeatedly, we got in contact with a different staff member who agreed to come to the Kemper Center and meet with us. She hand recorded all of the details of the wedding and agreed to mail it to me to sign. After two weeks of not receiving the contract, we called her only to be told it had been mailed. Two weeks later, still no contract. The Kemper Center agreed to mail it again. Finally, I received and signed it. Several weeks later, I contacted Kemper t0 set up a meeting to discuss the reception. To my shock, they didn't have any record of my reception on Dec. 20th - only that we needed the chapel. Luckily the reception hall had not been booked in the meantime and they were able to send me a revised contract. It took three times of revising and mailing the contract for the Kemper Center to finally get everything correct!

After we signed the contract,we were contacted by Kemper exactly once prior to the wedding to ask how many guests we would have…which they got wrong! We received no direction as to where and when to arrive at the Kemper Center, which parts we would have use of, or what needed to be done after the ceremony. The first time we saw a staff member the day of the wedding was halfway through the reception- and she didn't speak to a single person!
I got married at the Kemper Center 12/20/2014. The venue is absolutely stunning, and my wedding day went off without a Read more...
I got married at the Kemper Center 12/20/2014. The venue is absolutely stunning, and my wedding day went off without a hitch, but my experience planning with the Kemper Center staff was terrible. They are difficult to get in contact with as the staff is only at the center part time and rarely responds to emails. The staff member who gave the initial tour answered any questions we could ask, but when asked about prices could only offer up and "it's negotiable."

After our initial tour, I set up another meeting to sign a contract and discuss specifics of the wedding. When we showed up for the meeting, no one was there. After waiting for 20 minutes and calling the Kemper Center repeatedly, we got in contact with a different staff member who agreed to come to the Kemper Center and meet with us. She hand recorded all of the details of the wedding and agreed to mail it to me to sign. After two weeks of not receiving the contract, we called her only to be told it had been mailed. Two weeks later, still no contract. The Kemper Center agreed to mail it again. Finally, I received and signed it. Several weeks later, I contacted Kemper t0 set up a meeting to discuss the reception. To my shock, they didn't have any record of my reception on Dec. 20th - only that we needed the chapel. Luckily the reception hall had not been booked in the meantime and they were able to send me a revised contract. It took three times of revising and mailing the contract for the Kemper Center to finally get everything correct!

After we signed the contract,we were contacted by Kemper exactly once prior to the wedding to ask how many guests we would have…which they got wrong! We received no direction as to where and when to arrive at the Kemper Center, which parts we would have use of, or what needed to be done after the ceremony. The first time we saw a staff member the day of the wedding was halfway through the reception- and she didn't speak to a single person! Read less
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Karin
Wedding:
10/18/2014
4.8/5.0
The venue is absolutely breathtaking. Inside and out. This building is historic and full of beautiful woodwork and stained glass. The alter is breath taking. The Kemper Center staff were extremely flexible, allowed changes to be made and always had our best interest in mind. The doors were open when we needed them to be, the facility was spotless, the bathrooms were all stocked with supplies, and any questions we had were always answered. I would definitely recommend this venue. We got some of the most amazing pictures here inside and out. In reading some of the other views, yes, brides have very high expectations and we want everything to go off with a hitch. In reality, that rarely happens. Was the coordinator a little scattered at times? Yes. I cannot even imagine all of the things they have to coordinate and her partner had quit. Cut them some slack.
The venue is absolutely breathtaking. Inside and out. This building is historic and full of beautiful woodwork and stained Read more...
The venue is absolutely breathtaking. Inside and out. This building is historic and full of beautiful woodwork and stained glass. The alter is breath taking. The Kemper Center staff were extremely flexible, allowed changes to be made and always had our best interest in mind. The doors were open when we needed them to be, the facility was spotless, the bathrooms were all stocked with supplies, and any questions we had were always answered. I would definitely recommend this venue. We got some of the most amazing pictures here inside and out. In reading some of the other views, yes, brides have very high expectations and we want everything to go off with a hitch. In reality, that rarely happens. Was the coordinator a little scattered at times? Yes. I cannot even imagine all of the things they have to coordinate and her partner had quit. Cut them some slack. Read less
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pamela
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
1-262-657-6005

Beautiful campus offers Chapel and Reception in one location. Professional friendly, best venue in Wisconsin just perfect for weddings or large parties. It is very convenient since it is located on the Illinois border.

We had such a beautiful wedding and the reception was outstanding. We could not have chosen a better venue! All of our guests were raving about what a beautiful venue. The Kemper Center is located on Lake Michigan and the grounds are beautiful. We worked with Mary the coordinator who accommodated us by moving our dance floor to the back of the gymnasium. We met while roller skating and we were the first couple to roller skate in for our first dance. It was wonderful. We could not have pulled this together without Mary.

Everything was taken care of promptly so our day was exceptional. We didn't have to worry about a thing.
We provided a list of vendors along with times that the vendors would be coming. Everything was handled by Mary she communicated with them after that. Everything was on schedule and the whole experience was outstanding.

I would highly recommend this venue.
1-262-657-6005

Beautiful campus offers Chapel and Reception in one location. Professional friendly, best venue in Read more...
1-262-657-6005

Beautiful campus offers Chapel and Reception in one location. Professional friendly, best venue in Wisconsin just perfect for weddings or large parties. It is very convenient since it is located on the Illinois border.

We had such a beautiful wedding and the reception was outstanding. We could not have chosen a better venue! All of our guests were raving about what a beautiful venue. The Kemper Center is located on Lake Michigan and the grounds are beautiful. We worked with Mary the coordinator who accommodated us by moving our dance floor to the back of the gymnasium. We met while roller skating and we were the first couple to roller skate in for our first dance. It was wonderful. We could not have pulled this together without Mary.

Everything was taken care of promptly so our day was exceptional. We didn't have to worry about a thing.
We provided a list of vendors along with times that the vendors would be coming. Everything was handled by Mary she communicated with them after that. Everything was on schedule and the whole experience was outstanding.

I would highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Trista
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
It was the perfect venue for our perfect day and they were so good to me as I was planning my special day.
It was the perfect venue for our perfect day and they were so good to me as I was planning my special day.
It was the perfect venue for our perfect day and they were so good to me as I was planning my special day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
Had a very good experience with kemper and mary the event coordinator she was very helpful and attentive, until after the event. We had seven different wedding crashers come in from another event, and I believe one of the staff threw away my cake server. Besides these two issues it was a beautiful site that all my guests complimented me on.
Had a very good experience with kemper and mary the event coordinator she was very helpful and attentive, until after the Read more...
Had a very good experience with kemper and mary the event coordinator she was very helpful and attentive, until after the event. We had seven different wedding crashers come in from another event, and I believe one of the staff threw away my cake server. Besides these two issues it was a beautiful site that all my guests complimented me on. Read less
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