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Making History . . . One Wedding at a Time
Racine’s DeKoven Center is a beautiful 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 Christian 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 an indoor venue in case of inclement weather.

The Great Hall with its stained glass windows beamed ceiling hardwood floors and stunning Lake Michigan views is a perfect choice for your reception. Comfortably seating 250 guests; with a newly remodeled kitchen and air conditioning we combine the best of old world charm and modern comfort.

The recently renovated Assembly Hall possesses many of the same features as The Great Hall but on a smaller scale. It is the perfect location to host your modest reception rehearsal dinner bridal shower or even as the contingency site for your outdoor ceremony. The Assembly Hall comfortably seats up to 150 guests.

Make your wedding day extra special by taking your guests on a unique historical journey with DeKoven’s Campus Wide Rental. You will have the whole venue to yourselves with access to all our event spaces as well as a custom start time for your ceremony. Take your time in St. John’s Chapel experiencing a majestic church setting unlike any other in the area. And picture your guests enjoying cocktail hour in the Assembly Hall before adjourning to the Great Hall for dinner. It’s all at your fingertips on your special day with a Campus Wide Rental.

We are a full service venue with coordinating services!
Racine is centrally located between Milwaukee and Chicago making it a convenient location for any southeastern Wisconsin wedding.


Ballroom, Historic, Lakefront, Unique/Alternative


Free Parking, Outside Caterers Permitted, Separate Ceremony Space, Outdoor Space


600 21st Street Racine WI 53403






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