The Old Courthouse Museum

Milwaukee

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Description

Make history together when you celebrate your wedding day at The Washington County History Center. Make your guests say "WOW," as they step into the truly unique 1889 Circuit Courtroom at the Old Courthouse Museum. Recite your vows showered in the natural light streaming in from the large original art glass windows. The gleaming oak and maple woodwork, and 24-foot high hand-painted coffered ceilings will wrap you and your guests in impressive beauty and historic grandeur. After the ceremony, flip the room from ceremony site to reception. Depending on table, chair, catering, and bar arrangement, the 1889 Circuit Courtroom can accommodate up to 120 people for a seated reception or up to 150 people for a cocktail reception. Rental fee includes the use of a kitchenette and a room for staging. The Old Courthouse Museum has an elevator, and plenty of free lot and street parking.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 120 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 11:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $425 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $150. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $50/hr. A refundable security deposit of $200 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Old Courthouse Museum is estimated at between $2,239 and $8,071 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
No open flames