Bride and groom outside of Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI

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bride coming down the aisle at her Turner Hall Ballroom wedding.
Wedding Ceremony at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI
First dance for bride and groom on beautiful wood dance floor at historic Turner Hall with lighting strung on ceiling
Gorgeous Wedding Ceremony with dramatic up-lighting, candles running down the aisle and lights strung across ceiling
Image taken from second floor looking down over stunning wedding reception. White and purple table linen with lighted stage and large framed initials.
First dance at Turner Hall Ballroom wedding reception
Wedding reception at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee ,WI

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Head table at Turner Hall Ballroom wedding reception.
Elegant wedding reception at Turner Hall Ballroom.
Wedding reception at Turner Hall Ballroom.
Bride and groom pose on steps at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI.
Bride and groom celebrate after saying
Ceremony set up at Milwaukee's famous Turner Hall Ballroom.
Wedding reception at Milwaukee's historic Turner Hall Ballroom
Candlelit wedding ceremony at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI
Bride and groom kiss on elegant sated at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.
Wedding ceremony historic Turner Hall Ballroom
Elegant wedding ceremony set up at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI
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Wedding reception set up with round tables at Turner Hall Ballroom in MKE
Two brides at Turner Hall Ballroom
Bride and groom kiss at Turner Hall wedding ceremony
Bride and groom stand in the light of beautiful windows at Turner Hall Ballroom

Turner Hall Ballroom

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1040 N. Vel R Phillips Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Room Capacity

50 - Over 350

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Constructed in 1882, Turner Hall Ballroom is a beautiful, historic space located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. The two-story, 7,000 square foot ballroom features a variety of customizable options that make your wedding as unique as the space that’s hosting it! Start by having your ceremony in our light filled Ballroom against a backdrop of towering windows before your guests head upstairs to the balcony for drinks and appetizers in our balcony space. Finish off your evening dancing the night away back in our character filled Ballroom that you may have seen your favorite artist perform in (did you know Turner Hall is also a concert venue?!).

Your guests will be talking about your wedding for years to come in this unforgettable space.

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Click below to view a recent wedding at Turner Hall Ballroom:

Ena and Scott’s Timeless Turner Hall Wedding
Molly & Cory’s Industrial-Eclectic Wedding at Turner Hall

 

Facilities

Historic, Ballroom, Unique/Alternative

Features

Ceremony Space, Bridal Suite, Outside Caterers Permitted, Grooms Room

Testimonials

Josh & Nicole

We couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue for our wedding ceremony and reception--we loved Turner Hall Ballroom for our special day! Our guests kept the compliments pouring in all night about how much they loved the setting. The transformation of the sunlight during the ceremony to the string and pillar lighting for the cocktail hour and reception gave each its own unique ambience. No additional decorations were needed since the space was so beautiful on its own. The balcony was the perfect space for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as the main ballroom was transitioned; also a great viewpoint for photos. The staff was easy to work with and took care of all the details--even pointed out things we would have missed otherwise. If only we had a reason to throw another party there!

Andy & Sarah

We had such a fantastic experience at our Turner Hall Ballroom wedding reception. We got so many compliments on the atmosphere and lots of "How did you find this place?!" The staff was so helpful and always quick to respond to an email or phone call. We would definitely recommend Turner Hall Ballroom for other once-in-a-lifetime events

Mike & Sara

Our experience with Turner Hall Ballroom was exceptional from the day we got engaged to the day we said “I do.” We instantly fell in love with the historic grandeur, yet trendy character of Turners. The event coordinator (Ann) was incredibly accommodating throughout the entire wedding planning process. Ann repeatedly when above and beyond to help us make our big day just the way we imagined it. We always received prompt, friendly responses no matter how many times we contacted her with questions, requests, and confirmations (which I found to be a rare quality during my wedding planning days!) The team at Turner Hall Ballroom instilled in us the confidence that everything would be taken care of on our big day, so my fiancé and I could just enjoy it all. And that’s exactly what happened. To this day, our friends and family rave about how our wedding was one of the best they’ve ever been to!

Bryan & Erin

Ann and the rest of the folks at Turner Hall deserve a huge amount of thanks and praise. They went far beyond our expectations as hosts, working behind the scenes to make the day run smoothly. They made us feel comfortable and had us looking forward to having our wedding with them from the first meeting. We genuinely felt like they were excited with us. Turner Hall Ballroom is absolutely beautiful and unique. It's an inviting space with everything you'd expect from a historic landmark in Milwaukee. The whole place is aging in an amazingly artful way. To say its a charming venue is an understatement. Turner Hall has a heart. Our guests felt at home, and we were able to create exactly the type of wedding and celebration we had envisioned. No other place in Milwaukee could have given us the feel we wanted for this day!

Jamie & Liz

When we first saw Turner Hall, we knew our wedding needed to be there! It was beautiful and the possibilities for wedding ideas were endless. There were the doubters, "Isn't that a place for concerts?", but in the end, Turner Hall was the most complimented aspect of our wedding! Everyone had an amazing time and LOVED the unique venue. All of the staff at Turner Hall was amazing! Everyone was so helpful and seemed to genuinely care about making our wedding the best day of our life. We couldn't have picked a better venue for our wedding.

Jamie & Mackenzie

The staff at Turner Hall Ballroom was incredibly helpful on all fronts. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. Our wedding was an amazing night and our guests were blown away!

Emily & Jerad

The first time we came across Turner Hall Ballroom was while surfing the internet for a unique wedding venue for our fall wedding. We were blown away by photos of a wedding reception that had taken place there and immediately wanted to see it in person! As amazing as the photos were, they did no justice to the beauty, uniqueness, and character that Turner Hall has to offer. From the stage, to the balcony, and all the little details in between, the possibilities are endless for planning a wedding there! Not only is Turner Hall beautiful, but working with Ann and her staff made the wedding planning experience so much smoother. She helped create a bar package that suited our guests and budget, answered our many, many emails throughout the process, and was able to meet at times that were convenient for us. She was very laid back and easy going, and also very flexible with our set up/take down schedule, as well as dropping things off and picking things up before and after the reception. The staff members were also very friendly and didn’t hesitate to step in to help with some unplanned details. We also received numerous compliments of how friendly and fun our bartenders were! Overall, we would highly recommend hosting your wedding and/or reception at Turner Hall! Our day was perfect and we couldn’t thank Ann and her staff more for their help!

Brooke & Scott

Choosing Turner Hall for our wedding reception was easily one of the best decisions we made in our planning process. The place oozes with character, and although it's cool as is, once you add some lighting it is incredible. Suffice it to say we were thrilled with how everything turned out; we will never forget the moment we entered the balcony and looked out over the ballroom to see what the staff had created. Not only did they implement our plans, but they ran with things we left to their discretion that turned out far better than we could have imagined. Both Ann and Ben were very responsive in getting back to us on questions over our year of planning. They were fun to meet with and offered good suggestions that we incorporated into different elements of the reception. The bar staff was also responsive and helpful in working with us to add some extra beers to our lineup. All in all, a fantastic evening we will always cherish, especially knowing it was hosted at Turner Hall. Thanks so much for everything!

Molly & Raphael

We truly cannot say enough about Turner Hall and its employees. From our first meeting to post-wedding cleanup, Ann and her staff were a tremendous resource for us at every stage of the wedding process. Turner Hall's sound technician, Jeremy, also did a fantastic job running the music for our wedding, hitting all of his cues, and even assisting the best man with a multimedia presentation. The rest of the staff was hardworking and friendly as well. It really was a pleasure working with Ann, Jeremy, and the rest of the Turner Hall employees. As for the balroom itself, it really is one of our favorite places in Milwaukee. Turner Hall has a very unique and authentically distressed character that distinguishes it from more traditional ceremony locations. At the same time, the ballroom still maintains a dignified and classic feel that suits the formality of a wedding. Because of its great atmosphere, the ballroom requires little in the way of decoration, although it does accept decorations very well. All told, Turner Hall was the perfect fit for us and our wedding. It's a beautiful building with great character and friendly and professional staff. We couldn't recommend it more!

There’s still time to beat the Engagement Season rush (Thanksgiving to NYE) and snag the last few prime dates in 2023 and an open 2024 calendar - neither will last long! Schedule your tour ASAP and let’s get this (wedding planning) party started 🎉 🍾 💕
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Congratulations Lauren & Spencer!

We enjoyed your “Rock Tale Hour” where every song that was played was from a concert that you have attended together 🥹

Thank you for allowing us to be a small part in your big day 🥂
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WHAT A WEDDING THIS WAS! We are still *reel-ing* 😉 over the Ballroom’s transformation as we celebrated Carly and Jono this past weekend! ...

In case you haven’t heard…

The Pabst Theater Group is expanding! We are excited to introduce our newest venue, The Fitzgerald. Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, morning after brunches and all things private events! We think it’s the perfect addition to our historic lineup and can’t wait to give you a tour! DM us or visit www.thefitzgeraldmke.com and follow at @thefitzgeraldmke for details!
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