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Bride and groom walk hand in hand at the Dekoven Center in Racine, WI

Em & Co Photography

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Bride and groom seated at the head table laugh
Groom kisses bride outside of the chapel at the Dekoven Center in Racine, WI

Melanie Landro Photography

Bride and groom embrace on the ground of the Dekoven Center in Racine, WI

Melanie Landro Photography

Bride and groom silhouette outside of chapel at Dekoven Center

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Bride and groom kiss at head table

Studio 29 Photography

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Bride and groom walk outside the wedding chapel.
Bride with lush bouquet and groom

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Bride and groom with wedding party

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Wedding ceremony at chapel

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Divno Photography

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Catalyst Design & Photography

Bride and groom pose near Lake Michigan

Catalyst Design & Photography

Bride and groom pose outside of St. John’s Chapel

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600 21st Street Racine WI 53403






Room Capacity

50 - 250

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Making History . . . One Wedding at a Time

Racine’s DeKoven Center is a beautiful, historic setting for your wedding ceremony and reception.
If you’re looking for the intimacy of a chapel and the grandeur of a cathedral, St. John’s Chapel is picture perfect. Seating 202 comfortably, its unique English choir style seating puts you at center stage for an unforgettable wedding. The chapel is available for wedding ceremonies of all denominations.

When you dream of an outdoor wedding, you can guarantee a magical ceremony regardless of the weather. Choose a backdrop of Lake Michigan, our historic architecture, or beautiful gardens. And for peace of mind, all outdoor ceremonies are scheduled with a contingent indoor venue in case of inclement weather.

The Great Hall, with its stained-glass windows, beamed ceiling, and hardwood floors is a perfect choice for your reception. Comfortably seating 250 guests, with a prep kitchen, custom built-in bar, and air conditioning, we combine the best of old-world charm and modern comfort.
The Assembly Hall possesses many of the same features as The Great Hall but on a smaller scale. It’s clear windows offer a bright and picturesque view of both Lake Michigan and the inner courtyard, and its location entirely on one level makes it fully accessible for all guests. With a capacity of 150 guests, it is a perfect location to host a modest reception, cocktail hour, or bridal shower.

To fully immerse yourself in our historic charm, consider booking one or both of our on-site Airbnbs! Whether as a special treat for you and your spouse-to-be, or a comfortable location for your bridal party to get ready, our converted apartments provide both convenience and a unique addition to your DeKoven Center wedding experience.
We are a full service venue with coordinating services!

Beginning in 2021 – Outdoor Tent Receptions! Perfect for outdoor celebrations on the stunning grounds with view of Lake Michigan!

Racine is centrally located between Milwaukee and Chicago making it a convenient location for any southeastern Wisconsin wedding.

CLICK HERE to view several real weddings at the DeKoven Center


Unique/Alternative, Historic, Ballroom, Lakefront


Free Parking, Bridal Suite, Outside Caterers Permitted, Grooms Room, Ceremony Space, Outdoor Space


Samantha S.

Norridge, IL

“Jenna made everything run very smoothly the day of the event. Communication the month prior was a breeze, she answered all my questions and was able to accommodate my requests. The grounds and buildings are gorgeous, there were nothing but compliments from our guests. If you are looking for a non-traditional hall wedding this is the place for you!”

Jordan D.

Oakland City, IN

“The Dekoven center was everything we could have ever asked for. Even with switching contacts from Adam to Jenna was fairly smooth. Jenna was amazing with everything and any changes, even last minute, we're solved with ease! The grounds and buildings were perfect for wedding shots. I couldn't have asked for a better venue.”

William A.

Mount Pleasant, WI

“Our wedding day was everything that we hoped it would be and our friends and family had a great day with us. We cannot compliment Dekoven highly enough for their great attention to detail and the service that they provided.”

Chloe B.

Chicago, IL

“Jenna and the whole DeKoven team did an amazing job to help me prepare for my big day! It’s completely stormed the day of, but they made sure everything was perfect!”

Tracy H.

Milwaukee, WI

“The Dekoven center was amazing! The staff is great and was very helpful and quick to respond to all of the questions that we had. Their pricing was very affordable and included a lot of things that other venues did not.”

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