Wedding reception at the Historic Courthouse 1893 with white floral arrangments and white linens
Exterior of the Historic Courthouse 1893 in Waukesha, WI
Elegant wedding reception at Historic Courthouse 1893 in Waukesha, WI
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Wedding reception scene at the Historic Courthouse 1893
Wedding ceremony set up at the Historic Courthouse 1892
Wedding reception at Historic Courthouse 1893
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916 N. East Avenue Waukesha WI 53186






Room Capacity

50 - 300

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Transformation of this historic building – Historic Courthouse 1893 – located in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin, back to its timeless beauty after 120 years has completed. With a rich history and Romanesque architecture, Historic Courthouse 1893 gives couples a charming and iconic setting for their wedding ceremony and reception.
Facilities and Capacities

Historic Courthouse 1893 has two floors that total approximately 12,000 square feet. The venue is especially perfect for ceremonies with its separate spaces and floors for cocktails and beverages. Guests can feast their eyes on the stunning entrance upon entering the ballroom where couples can host up to 300 seated guests. With the restoration of the original wood floors and a gorgeous ceiling, Historic Courthouse 1893 is a premier venue providing guests with traditional elegance around every corner.

Services Offered
Historic Courthouse 1893 is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. The venue also offers additional services, including:
• All-inclusive packages
• Handicap accessible
• Setup
• Our “Turret Suite” is our dedicated bridal room, complete with makeup tables, tv, and dress pedestal
• “The Vault” is perfect for the groomsmen, with pool table, dart board, poker table, and tv
• Clean up
• Event coordinator
• Event rentals
• Liability insurance
• Lighting
• Wi-Fi

Couples have extensive and customizable wedding catering and menu options to choose from with this Chef Jack’s Catering-exclusive property, including plated dinners, family-style, food stations, cocktail reception, buffet, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. In addition, Historic Courthouse 1893 provides a variety of bar packages.

Historic Courthouse 1893 is uniquely situated near the beautiful Waukesha Riverwalk along the Fox River and walkable to downtown’s nightlife and offerings. A variety of hotels are within a few short miles. Hundreds of free parking spots are available all around the venue. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with what Waukesha and Historic Courthouse 1893 have to offer.

125 Saturday guest minimum. Operated by Chef Jack’s Catering.


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“When we walked into the venue on our wedding day, our jaws dropped. It was everything we envisioned and so much more. Not to mention, our guests had so much fun exploring the place and all the neat rooms and spaces within — cocktail hour spaces, the vault rooms, the spiral staircase, and more.”

Haylie & Andy


“Honestly, all of our vendors were phenomenal. These two were especially amazing with planning and day-of coordination. They were easy to work with, very kind and responsive, and open to our ideas.”

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