Best Place at Historic Pabst Brewery

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917 West Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, USA




Room Capacity

50 - 250

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The Best Place to make lasting memories. Find your space at Best Place.

Celebrate your big day in the former corporate headquarters of the Pabst Brewing Co.! This award winning Milwaukee venue is the perfect place for a fun and unique wedding.

The Great Hall & Speakeasy, built in 1880, has a historic prohibition-themed speakeasy bar, the originally Frederick Pabst’s corporate office, and the stunning and original stained glass windows, woodwork and cream city brick. The space holds up to 250 people.

The Blue Ribbon Hall & Captain’s Courtyard is a German beer hall-style space that takes you back in time with hand painted fresco murals, iron chandeliers, hand blown glass windows, hand carved wood trim, and beautiful second story balcony. This space holds up to 150.




Ceremony Space, Outdoor Space


Jess J.

“Best Place is the only venue my husband and I visited and we knew it was the one. Sarah and her team are absolute pros and we felt very taken care of the entire process. The courtyard is stunning, highly recommend having your ceremony there even in the cold (our wedding day was in the 30s) and the reception hall is warm and cozy. The staff was incredibly attentive and accommodating, they even let the two of us sit in the smaller (closed) bar post-ceremony so we could have a glass of wine together before joining the party. Can’t recommend enough!”

Redd L.

Ring Tunes Wedding & Event DJ

“My team loves when we get to DJ at this venue. Such a cool building, the decor and architecture is gorgeous. Their staff is always friendly and engaging, JOSH IS THE BEST BEARD…I MEAN BARTENDER EVER!!! Truly, very helpful, thorough, accommodating. They helped make our event there this weekend, a breeze. I’m looking forward to our next event there!"

Emily M.

“We had our wedding at Best Place at Pabst (Great Hall and Speakeasy). It was absolutely phenomenal and gorgeous! It’s such a beautiful venue and the staff was so incredibly helpful and accommodating. They really helped and worked with us through the shifting plans due to COVID, and really helped our event feel unique. I would absolutely recommend Pabst for events and may need to find an excuse to be able to come back! Thank you for everything!!”

Samantha T.

“The Best Place was literally the best place for our wedding on 10/2/21. Everything was beautiful – the ceremony in the outdoor courtyard, reception in blue ribbon hall, and all the history the venue has. The staff was incredibly helpful and professional, especially the coordinator Sarah. A little slow to respond sometimes but ALWAYS got back to us with thoroughly answering our questions. When it started to rain, the staff did everything to make sure things were perfect. We loved how reasonable this venue was and the customizable bar packages. We were able to have our dream wedding within our budget. The only downside I can think of for this amazing venue was the later ceremony/start time. We weren’t contracted to start until 5pm and unable to start setup until 2pm. To alleviate the stress of set up, I designated some family to do it and gave them detailed instructions with pictures on how to do it. It ended up working really well.
Thank you SO much to everyone at the Best Place for hosting our event and helping us create our whimsical, ethereal, cottage core vibe wedding.”


This venue was absolutely amazing. We had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in the Blue Ribbon Hall and were so happy with the style of the venue, the warmth and intimacy of the space, and the historic aspect as well. We did not get to use the courtyard since it was November, but it was still nice to have that space available to us. Sarah G. was great to work with throughout the process and she made sure everything went well the day of the wedding. We would highly recommend this venue!”

Jenny G.

“The Best Place at the Pabst truly was the best place to have our wedding! Because we had a lot of out-of-town guests, we opted to combine our ceremony and reception location in the Great Hall. We knew from the first tour we wanted to get married here – it gives the perfect historic, old Milwaukee feel with beautiful hardwood and windows throughout (so decor was minimal!). Sarah was very helpful in answering all our questions and helping to make sure that the day ran smoothly. They were also very accommodating with our additions of hours and a small stage for the ceremony. All of our guests loved being in such a beautiful, classic Milwaukee venue, and many commented on how special and unique it was. The bartenders were also awesome, and it was wonderful to have such a customizable bar package. We highly recommend The Best Place at Pabst for a totally awesome Milwaukee wedding.”

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