Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W Wells St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Like your love story, a wedding at MPM is truly one-of-a-kind. At MPM, your vision unfolds immersed within world-class Museum exhibits. Imagine your guests dining among butterflies, discovering the romance of the Streets of Old Milwaukee, and posing in front of our world-famous T. rex. Whether your tastes lean towards dancing among the dinosaurs or boogying with the butterflies, our expert staff take the pressure off so you can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Wedding experts from MPM and Zilli Hospitality Group, our exclusive caterer, will execute your vision with the utmost care and help you discover all the charm that an MPM wedding can provide — from drinks and lively cocktail-hour conversation in the European Village to a night under the stars in the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater and Planetarium, or treating your guests to a trip the Haymarket Candy Store for vintage-styled eats. MPM wedding receptions and ceremonies can accommodate up to 450 guests.
Featuring native Wisconsin plants and greenery, the Milwaukee Public Museum’s newly designed 9,500-square foot courtyard is the natural fit for your outdoor wedding ceremony or cocktail hour. This scenic outdoor space seats 160 or hosts up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception. Add a breath of fresh air to your Milwaukee Public Museum event for just $500 with the Kadish Courtyard, downtown Milwaukee’s new outdoor oasis.
Rental pricing includes one hour and use of MPM’s wooden black folding chairs on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional rental hours are available at $200 per hour. In case of inclement weather, clients may substitute a designated indoor space at no charge (48 hours notice is required). Tenting is not permitted in the Kadish Courtyard.