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Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee , WI
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LOCATION

800 W. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI US 53233 (map)

PHONE

262-547-9447

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

From the pyramids of Egypt to the South American Rain Forest, The Milwaukee Public Museum has over 125 years of experience in creating memories that last forever. MPM exhibit galleries... Read more
From the pyramids of Egypt to the South American Rain Forest, The Milwaukee Public Museum has over 125 years of experience in creating memories that last forever. MPM exhibit galleries are among the most unique event spaces in Wisconsin, and add a flare of whimsy whether your tastes lean toward the old world charm of the Streets of Old Milwaukee, the exotic lure of faraway lands or the offbeat magnetism of the dinosaurs.
MPM weddings are built from the ground up based on the couple’s vision by an MPM wedding professional and an event designer from Zilli Hospitality Group, the most established and experienced hospitality firm in Wisconsin and the exclusive cater of MPM. Special additions, such as a private viewing of a touring exhibit or a night under the stars in the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium, can be included in your individualized package. MPM Receptions and ceremonies can accommodate up to 400 guests.
An MPM wedding is an experience as once-in-a-lifetime as your love for each other. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1965
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
3000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1965
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We knew that when we wanted to get married, it would be at the Milwaukee Public Museum. It's a unique and fun venue that really reflected what my husband and I are about. I could not say enough good things about how our day turned out. We worked with Todd and Jen, who really went above and beyond with everything with setting everything up, even coordinating with our photographer to see the venue prior to the wedding. Our day of contact, Patty and staff were amazing. We had a small snafu prior to the ceremony, and they went as far as clearing the floor of guests to allow me to get to where I needed to be! The staff also went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food. Everyone raved about the food, especially the mashed potato martini bar! Thank you to everyone who really made our day go off without a hitch!
We knew that when we wanted to get married, it would be at the Milwaukee Public Museum. It's a unique and fun venue that Read more...
We knew that when we wanted to get married, it would be at the Milwaukee Public Museum. It's a unique and fun venue that really reflected what my husband and I are about. I could not say enough good things about how our day turned out. We worked with Todd and Jen, who really went above and beyond with everything with setting everything up, even coordinating with our photographer to see the venue prior to the wedding. Our day of contact, Patty and staff were amazing. We had a small snafu prior to the ceremony, and they went as far as clearing the floor of guests to allow me to get to where I needed to be! The staff also went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food. Everyone raved about the food, especially the mashed potato martini bar! Thank you to everyone who really made our day go off without a hitch! Read less
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Janessa
Wedding:
1/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I got married at MPM January 9th. From day 1, the staff was perfect: they listened to every single thing we wanted, anticipated our needs, and provided the most excellent service. During our 1.5 year planning process, the MPM had a transition from one event specialist to another, and it went very smoothly for us. Jen M. was our event specialist for most of the process, and she was phenomenal. Not only did she Skype with us several times while we planned our wedding from thousands of miles away, she took care of things I hadn't even thought about yet. When our wedding day finally arrived, she was one of two vendors (the other being my makeup/hair artist) who was EXCELLENT. I could not have asked for a better person to handle my big day. She even thought to corral people away from me and bring me a drink as we prepared the first floor for our event. They allowed us to rehearse our wedding the day before, as well as enter the museum 2 hours early on my wedding day for photos, at no extra charged, and gave us a staff member to keep the public out of our pictures! My husband and I are scientists, so we wanted something that would allow us to express our interests and careers. We had our officiant dress as Bill Nye, and the museum even let us perform a chemistry experiment as part of a unity ceremony. The value for this venue is unmatched. You will have so much space, you won't know what to do with it! Entertainment is built-in. The food was great too. The museum let us carry in our own cake (free of charge), and the staff sliced it up behind the scenes and served it at the end to all our friends who were still there dancing the night away. We decided to only rent out one floor, which was a good choice because we only invited 100 people. It was perfect for a nerdy wedding and I recommend it to anyone. If you have your wedding at MPM, you will never hear the end of the compliments from your delighted guests!
I got married at MPM January 9th. From day 1, the staff was perfect: they listened to every single thing we wanted, Read more...
I got married at MPM January 9th. From day 1, the staff was perfect: they listened to every single thing we wanted, anticipated our needs, and provided the most excellent service. During our 1.5 year planning process, the MPM had a transition from one event specialist to another, and it went very smoothly for us. Jen M. was our event specialist for most of the process, and she was phenomenal. Not only did she Skype with us several times while we planned our wedding from thousands of miles away, she took care of things I hadn't even thought about yet. When our wedding day finally arrived, she was one of two vendors (the other being my makeup/hair artist) who was EXCELLENT. I could not have asked for a better person to handle my big day. She even thought to corral people away from me and bring me a drink as we prepared the first floor for our event. They allowed us to rehearse our wedding the day before, as well as enter the museum 2 hours early on my wedding day for photos, at no extra charged, and gave us a staff member to keep the public out of our pictures! My husband and I are scientists, so we wanted something that would allow us to express our interests and careers. We had our officiant dress as Bill Nye, and the museum even let us perform a chemistry experiment as part of a unity ceremony. The value for this venue is unmatched. You will have so much space, you won't know what to do with it! Entertainment is built-in. The food was great too. The museum let us carry in our own cake (free of charge), and the staff sliced it up behind the scenes and served it at the end to all our friends who were still there dancing the night away. We decided to only rent out one floor, which was a good choice because we only invited 100 people. It was perfect for a nerdy wedding and I recommend it to anyone. If you have your wedding at MPM, you will never hear the end of the compliments from your delighted guests! Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.9/5.0
My husband and I selected the Milwaukee Public Museum for our ceremony/reception venue after months of searching for the perfect place. We wanted something different from the typical cookie-cutter reception where the guest's only choices for entertainment are dancing or remaining at their tables to socialize. MPM offered a truly unique experience that finally gave us that something extra special we wanted for our special day. You can rent out one, two or all three floors of the museum, they are capable of handling events of any size. We had a smaller wedding with about 75 attending guests and dinner in the Streets of Old Milwaukee with access to the entire first floor. It's been seven months since our wedding and we're still getting compliments!
Quality of Service: The service was superb. From the moment we walked in the door, there was someone from the museum to assist the wedding party and point us and our guests in the right directions. If anyone had questions about bathrooms, elevators, etc. there was always someone nearby to assist. All we had to do was show up!
Responsiveness: Our event coordinator Jennifer Metz was on top of every question/concern I could possibly come up with. I would get a response no later then the following day. She created a flawless connection between the venue and catering, which means only one person for you to keep up to date.
Professionalism: All of the staff (MPM and Zilli Hospitality Group) was kind, courteous and attentive to us and our guests. Clothing, presentation and demeanor were all professional.
Value: Renting a floor of the museum costs about the same as a boring hall, with far more personality and space. The caterer offers a wide variety of packages and the food is amazing.
Flexibility: You must use their caterer and access to the museum is not allowed until after it closes to the public. This did not present any problems for us personally but may for other other people.
My husband and I selected the Milwaukee Public Museum for our ceremony/reception venue after months of searching for the Read more...
My husband and I selected the Milwaukee Public Museum for our ceremony/reception venue after months of searching for the perfect place. We wanted something different from the typical cookie-cutter reception where the guest's only choices for entertainment are dancing or remaining at their tables to socialize. MPM offered a truly unique experience that finally gave us that something extra special we wanted for our special day. You can rent out one, two or all three floors of the museum, they are capable of handling events of any size. We had a smaller wedding with about 75 attending guests and dinner in the Streets of Old Milwaukee with access to the entire first floor. It's been seven months since our wedding and we're still getting compliments!
Quality of Service: The service was superb. From the moment we walked in the door, there was someone from the museum to assist the wedding party and point us and our guests in the right directions. If anyone had questions about bathrooms, elevators, etc. there was always someone nearby to assist. All we had to do was show up!
Responsiveness: Our event coordinator Jennifer Metz was on top of every question/concern I could possibly come up with. I would get a response no later then the following day. She created a flawless connection between the venue and catering, which means only one person for you to keep up to date.
Professionalism: All of the staff (MPM and Zilli Hospitality Group) was kind, courteous and attentive to us and our guests. Clothing, presentation and demeanor were all professional.
Value: Renting a floor of the museum costs about the same as a boring hall, with far more personality and space. The caterer offers a wide variety of packages and the food is amazing.
Flexibility: You must use their caterer and access to the museum is not allowed until after it closes to the public. This did not present any problems for us personally but may for other other people. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/2/2008
4.5/5.0
We loved our wedding at the museum. They changed food vendors in the middle of our planning which was the only downfall. We believe the new vendor did an amazing job! This is a great place to have a unique reception.
We loved our wedding at the museum. They changed food vendors in the middle of our planning which was the only downfall. Read more...
We loved our wedding at the museum. They changed food vendors in the middle of our planning which was the only downfall. We believe the new vendor did an amazing job! This is a great place to have a unique reception. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jana
Wedding:
6/2/2007
4.0/5.0
Very good value - an incredibly elegant and unique venue for a low price. Only downside is that no real candles are allowed. Food was delicious - good choices for sit-down or buffet.
Very good value - an incredibly elegant and unique venue for a low price. Only downside is that no real candles are Read more...
Very good value - an incredibly elegant and unique venue for a low price. Only downside is that no real candles are allowed. Food was delicious - good choices for sit-down or buffet. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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