Milwaukee Venue Profile: 1451 Renaissance Place

Jun 13, 2018 | Milwaukee Venue Photographs | 0 comments

Event Venue on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side

You can’t miss this stately building on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side. 1451 Renaissance Place is an elegant building from the early days of our city. It’s exterior is a beautiful nod to European architecture and their easily available (and free!) parking is a huge bonus for anyone planning an event in the city!

1451 Renaissance Place Wedding Venue

The Team

Andrea and Scott make up the events team at 1451 Renaissance Place. They are a powerful duo who can not only help you book the perfect venue, but also help coordinate the event and walk through the whole process with you from start to finish!


1451 Renaissance Place Wedding Venue Team

1451 Renaissance Place Wedding Venue Team

Andrea Taxman – Executive Director

Beverage of choice: Cranberry and lime
Junk food: Kopp’s Custard


1451 Renaissance Place Wedding Venue Team

 Scott Munoz – Hospitality Services Director

Beverage of choice: Brandy (A real Wisconsinite!)
Junk food: Anything that is around


The Interview

Style of the space:

Historic and grand – not a typical event space.

They only book one event at a time, so it is private. It feels like a special place, tasteful and elegant, with minimal decor so you can make it your own.

“In business, you demand excellence and attention to detail from your suppliers, your employees, and your associates. You should expect nothing less from your event venue.

Creating a company event that is successful and productive and satisfies all the demands placed on you can be a challenge. 1451 Renaissance Place can help. We offer a setting unlike any other, complete with the services and facilities to make your next function a success, and make the planning process easier.

When you host an event at 1451 Renaissance Place, people take notice. Whether your event needs to be intimate, grand, playful, professional or elegant, we can accommodate the needs of your event and reflect the culture of your organization.” -1451 Renaissance Place Team

Renaissance Place Corporate Events

History of Renaissance Place:

It was built in the early 1900s as a Christian Science Church.

The architect was Solon Spencer Beman, who also designed the town of Pullman, IL.

It was converted into an event venue in the 1980s.

The arched area on the stage used to be a pipe organ loft. You can see the sloped ceiling in the cocktail room, that is from the pew seating that used to be upstairs.

The metal air duct covers match the stained glass of the adjacent windows. (Beautiful!)

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Fab Feature:

They welcome outside caterers!

Worried about parking? You don’t have to! They have off street parking available!


Types of Events: 

  • Holiday Parties
  • Meetings
  • Trade Shows & Seminars
  • Small Gatherings – Team building sessions, strategy meetings, retirement parties, networking events (foyer space is available for smaller events)

Renaissance Place Corporate Events


Available Services & Amenities:

  • Coat check
  • Tables and chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Sound system
  • Bartending
  • Parking attendant
  • Floor service
  • Recessed LED lighting in any color
  • Dedicated coordinator (reduced need for a day-of coordinator if most of your event is happening at Renaissance Place)
  • Experienced, dedicated staff
  • Free Parking
  • Caterer’s Kitchen (bring your own professional caterer!)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Dressing Rooms
  • Free Vendor Set-up & Tear-down time



All outside catering! They welcome all licensed and insured caterers.

Not sure who to start with? They also offer a referral list of some favorites at varying price points.

Favorite Trends:

Classic and simple late night food stations use of supplemental lighting. Everyone LOVES a late night snack.

Before picking a venue, consider:

Quality and level of service offered, continuity of the relationship (you will stay with the same coordinator the whole time, not handed off by a sales staff), years of experience and online reviews.

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The Details:

1451 Renaissance Place is located at 1451 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202. The main ballroom can seat 370 for dinner with a dancefloor, and 460 without.

Office hours are 9-5, M-F

Visit their website at:

Contact the team at by calling (414) 272-1451

Don’t forget to follow them on social media!


1451 Renaissance Place Wedding Venue

Learn More!

You can always contact the Front Room Studios team to learn more about events at 1451 Renaissance Place or our commercial photography or videography.

Call us 414.294.0080

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