Venue Spotlight: InterContinental Milwaukee

May 1, 2018 | Venue Spotlight | 0 comments

Venue Spotlight: Hotel InterContinental Milwaukee

InterContinental Milwaukee occupies a special place on the Milwaukee wedding venue landscape and the Marcus Corporation family. They have long set the standard in the area for couples looking for a modern hotel to host their wedding.

The Team

Weddings are about so much more than the doors guests walk through to enter the party of the year. There is a myriad of choices that couples make that lead up to providing that experience. Having a great team to walk you through that potentially overwhelming process can have a huge impact on the months leading up to your wedding. The team of Bryant, Kara, and Theresa at InterContinental Milwaukee make using their beautiful modern space an obvious choice.

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Theresa Wolf – Senior Events Manager

Favorite Adult Beverage: a fun martini with fruit or herb flavors

Favorite junk food: Kopp’s custard or pizza

Family details: Married, 2 kids, age 4 1/2 and 1 1/2

Favorite dish on the wedding menu: Pan Seared Chicken or Cajun Sirloin with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Best thing about planning weddings at InterContinental: helping people with their linen selection and decor choices, transforming the neutral ballroom into a personal event

Favorite wedding trends: non-traditional desserts (Intercontinental can provide mini-dessert assortment, sundae bar, fondue, etc.)

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Kara Johnson – Events Manager

Favorite Adult Beverage: Prosecco

Favorite junk food: Anything covered in chocolate

Family details: Married, Calico ragdoll cat named Amelie

Best thing about planning weddings at InterContinental: Working with fun, laid back clients

Favorite wedding trends: food stations, they get people up and moving around the space for a more lively event

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Bryant Banda – Events Manager

Favorite Adult Beverage: Vodka club soda

Favorite junk food: Anything that isn’t good for you

Family details: Yorkshire terrier named Cody

Favorite dish on the wedding menu: Potato pancakes

Best thing about planning weddings at InterContinental: Working with fun, laid back clients

 

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Fun Facts about InterContinental Milwaukee

  • In 2006, the hotel was acquired by Marcus as a Wyndham. Within a year they remodeled and rebranded as InterContinental Milwaukee.
  • Next year they will be updating again as an independent art hotel. The art collections will be personally curated by Linda Marcus. They plan to be available for booking by summer of 2019.
  • Lower Ballroom – capacity 40-110; Upper Ballroom – capacity 120-240
  • The event space is contemporary and minimalist which appeals to couples who want their tablescapes/decor to be the main feature.
  • The staff really focuses on the food and beverage experience, which is served by the same kitchen that runs Kil@wat, the 2nd-floor restaurant.
  • The InterContinental Milwaukee has a tenured events team, and clients work with the same coordinator from the time they sign their contract all the way through their event.
  • The packages are no-nonsense and all-inclusive.
  • The InterContinental Milwaukee has in-house catering, beverage service, event planning, and guest rooms.
  • The location is great for out-of-town wedding guests and conference attendees to explore Milwaukee.

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Advice for couples

“Work with ALL of your vendors to figure out the schedule both of the wedding day and the week before. There are lots of details and the more you can take care of prior to the wedding the better. What does it FEEL like when you first enter the venue? This sets the tone for the experience your guests will have.”

-Theresa

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intercontinental hotel wedding

intercontinental hotel wedding

 

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The Details

The InterContinental Milwaukee is a modern hotel located at 139 E. Kilbourn Ave. It features two ballrooms:

  • The Grand Salon can host up to 400 people
  • The Lobby Salon can host up to 120 people

Visit their website for more information.

Contact the team by calling 414.276.8686

Don’t forget to follow them on social media!

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The Beauty

Our team loves shooting at InterContinental Milwaukee for many reasons, but the variety of different locations inside and around the blocks surrounding the hotel are amongst our favorites. The hotel itself offers sleek lines, reflective surfaces, and dramatic lighting to inspire us. Just outside the doors is the Riverwalk, Water Street, and a wonderful grove of trees right across the street. No matter the weather, time of day or year, there are numerous ways to artfully frame a couple.

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Learn More!

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

Call us 414.294.0080

Email us at info@frphoto.com