Reception 101

Reception Sites 101: Ballrooms


A ballroom is a classic choice for a reception, offering old-world sophistication and (most times) the convenience of an all-inclusive experience.

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Reception Sites 101: Downtown Milwaukee


In search of a unique wedding reception site? Downtown Milwaukee offers the best of all words. Whether vintage or sleek, all-out urban or nature-loving, there’s something for everyone. Plus, you know what they say: Location, location, location. In the heart of the city, you’ll find ample hotel options for guests as well as restaurants and...

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Reception Sites 101: Lake Geneva


If you’re looking to get away from the city on your wedding day, drive just about an hour south-west to Lake Geneva. The region boasts the ambiance of a bygone era, plus magnificent landscapes and shimmering waters — a picture-perfect, natural setting to host everything from your ceremony to your reception. Many of the reception...

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Reception Sites 101: Historic & Unique


No bride dreams of a cookie cutter wedding; you want your day to be totally unique and unforgettably you. Of course you’ll include plenty of personal details and might even tackle some DIY projects for a homemade touch, but one of the easiest ways to make your special day, well, special is to host the...

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Reception Sites 101: Budget-Friendly Venues


Want a wedding reception that’s both budget-friendly and fabulous? We’re here to help! It’s entirely possible to keep costs down while not sacrificing on style – you just have to know where to look. Although downtown venues tend to run a bit higher, there are some great exceptions, especially with all the renovations that have...

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Reception Sites 101: Country and Private Clubs


With all the timeless tradition of a ballroom and natural beauty of a tented outdoor wedding, country and private clubs offer the best of both worlds. Most can accommodate small and large gatherings, anywhere from 50 to 500 guests. You’ll find there’s plenty of room to mix and mingle and easy, ample parking — two...

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Reception Sites 101: The Blank Canvas


If you’re the type of bride who insists on free reign from the catering to the decorating, then what you need is a venue that’s a blank canvas. You can basically divide these types of reception sites into two camps: indoor and outdoor. For the indoor variety, there are two locations in Milwaukee to consider....

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Reception Sites 101: Outdoor & Tents


If you’re planning a Wisconsin wedding, the great outdoors might be the perfect option. Outdoor ceremonies and receptions are largely limited to late spring, summer, and early fall — and even then we’ve had snow in April and autumn in August. But outdoorsy wedding ceremonies and receptions are definitely worth considering. If the weather cooperates...

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