Exterior of the Historic Courthouse 1893 in Waukesha, WI
Wedding reception at the Historic Courthouse 1893 with white floral arrangments and white linens
Elegant wedding reception at Historic Courthouse 1893 in Waukesha, WI
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Wedding reception scene at the Historic Courthouse 1893
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Wedding reception at Historic Courthouse 1893
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elegant ballroom at the Historic Courthouse 1893 in Waukesha
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Exterior of the Historic Courthouse
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Stunning wedding ceremony with white florals at Waukesha's Historic Courthouse 1893

Historic Courthouse 1893

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916 N. East Avenue Waukesha WI 53186






Room Capacity

50 - 300

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The Historic Courthouse
After over 120 years, The Historic Courthouse has been transformed back to its original beauty.  Built in 1893 our venue is the perfect space for your ceremony and reception.

The Historic Courthouse is located in Downtown Waukesha and is one of the area’s premier venues. The original wood floors and stunning ceiling make for an unforgettable event.  The Historic Courthouse offers beauty and elegance for any special event and offers the perfect amenities for a cocktail reception business meeting or ceremony.  As your guests enter the main ballroom they are greeted with the beauty of traditional elegance.

The Historic Courthouse is comprised of two levels totaling over 10000 sq/ft of Romanesque architecture.

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To view a recent wedding at the Historic Courthouse 1893 please click on links below:

Haylie & Andy’s Wedding at Historic Courthouse 1893 in Downtown Waukesha
Amy and Dave’s Elegant Waukesha Wedding at Historic Courthouse 1893
Paige & Kenny’s Elegant Wedding in Downtown Waukesha


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Bridal Suite, Grooms Room, Ceremony Space




“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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