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Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Milwaukee , WI
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LOCATION

929 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 US (map)

PHONE

414-273-7121

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ABOUT US

Stage your premier event in one of downtown Milwaukee's most beautiful locations on the river with elegant and comfortable rooms for groups of 25 to 2,300. Events regularly held here... Read more
Stage your premier event in one of downtown Milwaukee's most beautiful locations on the river with elegant and comfortable rooms for groups of 25 to 2,300. Events regularly held here include: seminars, lectures, lunch meetings, annual meetings, and receptions.

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts offers state-of-the-art meeting technology, experienced, professional staff, on-site catering to your specifications, and covered parking with skywalk access.

Get in touch with us by calling (414) 276- 2030 or emailing lynn@sazamas.com.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
750
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I held our wedding ceremony & reception at the Performing Arts Center in mid-November of 2015. We began planning our wedding a year before, and once we toured the PAC, we immediately booked our date! The convenience of having internal catering through Sazama's really alleviated a lot of extra work/stress of finding an outside caterer (not to mention it saved us a lot of $$). The wedding coordinators at the PAC are so wonderful to work with. I did not want to hire a formal wedding planner, and the PAC has day-of wedding coordinators that are there to help and work with your other vendors on the day of your wedding (which is all you really need). We worked with Lynn, Karen and Keith, and they were all extremely helpful and so great to work with. We received many comments after our wedding about how great the food was! One of the main things we enjoyed about this venue was that it was perfect for our ceremony AND reception. We really wanted to host everything at the same venue, so that no one would have to worry about driving or down-time in between the ceremony & reception. Outside of their main ballroom, they have a beautiful promenade area directly outside the doors where the cocktail hour is held before the reception. This venue has several easily accessible outdoor areas directly next to the promenade and also directly connected to the ballroom, so if people needed some fresh air after all the dancing, they could easily step outside and not miss out on any of the fun. We were able to work with the coordinators on the ideal set-up of the room for our dinner/dancing reception. There are so many options for set-up of the head table, which is nice since some venues only allow the room to be set up in 1 way. One of the other things that made our wedding so amazing, was the close proximity of hotels to the PAC. The majority of our guests stayed directly across the street at the Intercontinental! I highly recommend hosting your wedding at the PAC!
My husband and I held our wedding ceremony & reception at the Performing Arts Center in mid-November of 2015. We began Read more...
My husband and I held our wedding ceremony & reception at the Performing Arts Center in mid-November of 2015. We began planning our wedding a year before, and once we toured the PAC, we immediately booked our date! The convenience of having internal catering through Sazama's really alleviated a lot of extra work/stress of finding an outside caterer (not to mention it saved us a lot of $$). The wedding coordinators at the PAC are so wonderful to work with. I did not want to hire a formal wedding planner, and the PAC has day-of wedding coordinators that are there to help and work with your other vendors on the day of your wedding (which is all you really need). We worked with Lynn, Karen and Keith, and they were all extremely helpful and so great to work with. We received many comments after our wedding about how great the food was! One of the main things we enjoyed about this venue was that it was perfect for our ceremony AND reception. We really wanted to host everything at the same venue, so that no one would have to worry about driving or down-time in between the ceremony & reception. Outside of their main ballroom, they have a beautiful promenade area directly outside the doors where the cocktail hour is held before the reception. This venue has several easily accessible outdoor areas directly next to the promenade and also directly connected to the ballroom, so if people needed some fresh air after all the dancing, they could easily step outside and not miss out on any of the fun. We were able to work with the coordinators on the ideal set-up of the room for our dinner/dancing reception. There are so many options for set-up of the head table, which is nice since some venues only allow the room to be set up in 1 way. One of the other things that made our wedding so amazing, was the close proximity of hotels to the PAC. The majority of our guests stayed directly across the street at the Intercontinental! I highly recommend hosting your wedding at the PAC! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
First of all, I loved the PAC's location. The ballroom offers a stunning view of the Milwaukee River and is conveniently situated close to many great photo locations for wedding pictures. In addition, many of our guests stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel and enjoyed the close proximity to the reception site. Best of all was the personalized service and genuine attention to detail by all members of the Sazama's Catering Staff. Thanks to them, the food presentation was spectacular and the evening was truly unforgettable.

Cheers,

Kathleen and Patrick Ritter
First of all, I loved the PAC's location. The ballroom offers a stunning view of the Milwaukee River and is conveniently Read more...
First of all, I loved the PAC's location. The ballroom offers a stunning view of the Milwaukee River and is conveniently situated close to many great photo locations for wedding pictures. In addition, many of our guests stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel and enjoyed the close proximity to the reception site. Best of all was the personalized service and genuine attention to detail by all members of the Sazama's Catering Staff. Thanks to them, the food presentation was spectacular and the evening was truly unforgettable.

Cheers,

Kathleen and Patrick Ritter Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how amazing the team at Marcus Performing Arts Center is to work with. We got married on September 6th, 2015 and had majority of our guests coming in to Milwaukee from Boston, Chicago,and Madison. Everyone was blown away by the perfect location of our venue, and the amazing views from the huge floor to ceiling windows overlooking downtown and the river. We looked at a lot of venues, and the Marcus staff seemed to be by far the most accommodating team to work with. Lynn, Karen and Keith were all so helpful throughout the entire process, Lynn worked with us to customize a wedding package so the venue would work within our budget. The appetizers, meals, and late night food options are all spectacular, our guests raved about the food. The staff at Marcus went above and beyond expectations for us in so many ways, even helping with set up and tear down of our decorations/centerpieces. They made the entire day so stress free and easy, which is exactly what we needed. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have our wedding at Marcus Performing Arts Center, I would highly recommend to everyone!!
I can't say enough about how amazing the team at Marcus Performing Arts Center is to work with. We got married on Read more...
I can't say enough about how amazing the team at Marcus Performing Arts Center is to work with. We got married on September 6th, 2015 and had majority of our guests coming in to Milwaukee from Boston, Chicago,and Madison. Everyone was blown away by the perfect location of our venue, and the amazing views from the huge floor to ceiling windows overlooking downtown and the river. We looked at a lot of venues, and the Marcus staff seemed to be by far the most accommodating team to work with. Lynn, Karen and Keith were all so helpful throughout the entire process, Lynn worked with us to customize a wedding package so the venue would work within our budget. The appetizers, meals, and late night food options are all spectacular, our guests raved about the food. The staff at Marcus went above and beyond expectations for us in so many ways, even helping with set up and tear down of our decorations/centerpieces. They made the entire day so stress free and easy, which is exactly what we needed. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have our wedding at Marcus Performing Arts Center, I would highly recommend to everyone!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wedding was on September 5, 2015 and it was one of the best days of my life. I received so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was. Everyone I talked to said it was the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding! The detail that the staff at the Marcus Center & Sazamas put into my wedding was outstanding. Working with Keith put my mind at ease and any request I asked of him, he executed flawlessly. I cannot say enough good things about Keith, Karen, and the rest of the staff there. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for an amazing, out of this world experience. I did not have to worry about a thing, because I knew it was being taken care of. Thank you so much to Keith and the team, my wedding was fabulous!

Lauren & Andrew Glaser
My wedding was on September 5, 2015 and it was one of the best days of my life. I received so many compliments on how Read more...
My wedding was on September 5, 2015 and it was one of the best days of my life. I received so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was. Everyone I talked to said it was the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding! The detail that the staff at the Marcus Center & Sazamas put into my wedding was outstanding. Working with Keith put my mind at ease and any request I asked of him, he executed flawlessly. I cannot say enough good things about Keith, Karen, and the rest of the staff there. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for an amazing, out of this world experience. I did not have to worry about a thing, because I knew it was being taken care of. Thank you so much to Keith and the team, my wedding was fabulous!

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Cameron
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding at the PAC. We had both our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the venue. The ceremony was outside in the Fitch Garden and absolutely stunning. We took pictures outside the venue during the cocktail hour and our guests love taking pictures in the garden (which we saw in numerous Christmas cards). The reception was perfect, the staff was extremely accommodating, and the food was excellent. We worked with Karin from the moment we selected the venue through our wedding day. She was an absolute godsend and we still stop by to see her whenever we are at the PAC. We would highly recommend this venue, it made our day an absolute dream!
We absolutely loved our wedding at the PAC. We had both our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the venue. Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding at the PAC. We had both our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the venue. The ceremony was outside in the Fitch Garden and absolutely stunning. We took pictures outside the venue during the cocktail hour and our guests love taking pictures in the garden (which we saw in numerous Christmas cards). The reception was perfect, the staff was extremely accommodating, and the food was excellent. We worked with Karin from the moment we selected the venue through our wedding day. She was an absolute godsend and we still stop by to see her whenever we are at the PAC. We would highly recommend this venue, it made our day an absolute dream! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Lynn worked with us from the first day we toured the event room all the way through our reception. She was always one step ahead to make sure that everything ran smoothly. We were really able to sit back and enjoy the day knowing that we were in good hands. During our tasting Lynn considered the feedback from everyone in our group to come up with the perfect menu for us. The entire Sazamas staff was so professional and accommodating. The balcony and garden were great bonus spaces for our guests to enjoy the beautiful summer weather during the cocktail hour and into the evening. I would recommend this place to anyone!
Lynn worked with us from the first day we toured the event room all the way through our reception. She was always one step Read more...
Lynn worked with us from the first day we toured the event room all the way through our reception. She was always one step ahead to make sure that everything ran smoothly. We were really able to sit back and enjoy the day knowing that we were in good hands. During our tasting Lynn considered the feedback from everyone in our group to come up with the perfect menu for us. The entire Sazamas staff was so professional and accommodating. The balcony and garden were great bonus spaces for our guests to enjoy the beautiful summer weather during the cocktail hour and into the evening. I would recommend this place to anyone! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The venue itself is amazing... huge room with floor to ceiling windows, wood floors, views out over the Milwaukee river and Pere Marquette Park, just to name a few. And the staff is wonderful too... our wedding coordinator was super helpful and was always prompt in getting back to me when I had questions. The night of the wedding, the GM was there to make sure that everything was perfect, and the wait staff was very professional. Everyone knew what they were doing and it made our day so easy and stress-free!
The venue itself is amazing... huge room with floor to ceiling windows, wood floors, views out over the Milwaukee river Read more...
The venue itself is amazing... huge room with floor to ceiling windows, wood floors, views out over the Milwaukee river and Pere Marquette Park, just to name a few. And the staff is wonderful too... our wedding coordinator was super helpful and was always prompt in getting back to me when I had questions. The night of the wedding, the GM was there to make sure that everything was perfect, and the wait staff was very professional. Everyone knew what they were doing and it made our day so easy and stress-free! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue is stunning and the staff is so wonderful!! Karin and the entire Sazama's team are really special and took care of every last detail!! We have nothing but great review from everyone in attendance!
This venue is stunning and the staff is so wonderful!! Karin and the entire Sazama's team are really special and took care Read more...
This venue is stunning and the staff is so wonderful!! Karin and the entire Sazama's team are really special and took care of every last detail!! We have nothing but great review from everyone in attendance! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding reception was held at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. It was the perfect venue for a wedding reception. It is elegant, great location and the food was excellent. Lynn and the entire staff were exceptional to work with! I would highly recommend them.
Our daughter's wedding reception was held at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. It was the perfect venue for a Read more...
Our daughter's wedding reception was held at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. It was the perfect venue for a wedding reception. It is elegant, great location and the food was excellent. Lynn and the entire staff were exceptional to work with! I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts was amazing. Our event manager, Lynn, was very responsive, flexible and a joy to work with. We have received SO many compliments from our guests that the food was outstanding and that it was 'the best wedding food' they have ever had. The venue is gorgeous and the lighting is perfect. I would highly, highly recommend using the PAC - our expectations were exceeded!!
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts was amazing. Our event manager, Lynn, was very responsive, flexible and a joy to Read more...
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts was amazing. Our event manager, Lynn, was very responsive, flexible and a joy to work with. We have received SO many compliments from our guests that the food was outstanding and that it was 'the best wedding food' they have ever had. The venue is gorgeous and the lighting is perfect. I would highly, highly recommend using the PAC - our expectations were exceeded!! Read less
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