Venue Profile: 1451 Renaissance Place

Jun 13, 2018 | Venue Spotlight

Wedding Venue on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side

Situated in the trendy neighborhood of Milwaukee’s Lower East Side, 1451 Renaissance Place is an elegant building from the early days of Milwaukee. Its exterior is a beautiful nod to European architecture. Giant Greek columns at the entrance are definitely a plus for couples looking for that WOW factor!

1451 Renaissance Place Wedding Venue

1451 Renaissance Place Wedding Venue

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 your perfect venue, but also help coordinate and walk you through the whole process 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 reception hall.

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.

History of 1451 Renaissance Place:

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

The architect was Solon Spencer Beman, and best known as the architect of the planned Pullman community and adjacent Pullman Company factory complex

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 which makes it a great place to host an ethnic wedding.

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


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 Thing about Hosting Weddings:

I love to be the one to fluff the dress before the bride walks down the aisle! Seeing the emotions that happen behind the scenes, being involved with people at a special time in their lives. – Andrea

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.

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.

Visit their website at:

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

Don’t forget to follow them on social media!


The Beauty

Not only is the backdrop of the venue itself a beautiful location for wedding photos, but the neighborhood is an ideal location for taking advantage of all Milwaukee has to offer. You are minutes from downtown, the lakefront, and the Upper East side!

With all of that beauty and variety so close by, we can accomplish a lot in a little bit of time. We love when couples light up the exterior of the building at night – it makes for some amazing final shots with your venue as the backdrop (sentimental and pretty! We love it!).

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Learn More!

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

Call us 414.294.0080

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