I am the place for enchanting weddings and receptions

A jewel among Milwaukee’s historic structures, 1451 Renaissance Place offers unparalleled elegance and distinctiveness for any bride.

From the glint of the gilded columns to the richness of the mahogany, 1451 Renaissance Place provides a stunning setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions and showers. It will enchant your guests throughout the event, and it will enhance your wedding memories for years to come.

But there is so much more to 1451 Renaissance Place than what meets the eye. It is a one-of-a-kind venue with warm and gracious surroundings and full-service amenities complemented by a professional staff. While exclusive, 1451 Renaissance Place is also affordable, capable, professional and at your service.

1451 Renaissance Place offers simple elegance for weddings and receptions and other nuptial celebrations.

  • Showers
  • Commitment ceremonies
  • Anniversary parties

It can nimbly host the most traditional ceremony then transition to the most free-spirited, unconventional reception.

  • Ethnic weddings
  • Theme weddings
  • Rehearsals, Rehearsal Dinners and Bridal Showers
  • Lifecycle events

Most importantly, the staff of 1451 Renaissance Place stands ready to help you plan your day. From choosing decorations to coordinating vendors, they provide personal service and heed every detail, making it easier for you to enjoy the process and look forward to your wedding day.

There is nothing like a wedding at 1451 Renaissance Place. We invite you to explore all we have to offer.

I am at your service

People come to 1451 Renaissance Place to treat themselves and their guests to a unique, elegant experience. We are singularly focused on making sure your expectations are exceeded.

1451 Renaissance Place hosts only one event at a time, so the building and the staff is all yours for the day. You have our undivided attention.

In addition, 1451 Renaissance Place offers a complete list of services and amenities. From the dance floor where you take your first turn as husband and wife, to the sound system for the toast.

  • Private facility
  • Full-service professional staff
  • Full bar and bartenders
  • Complete facility
  • Architectural Highlights
  • Other necessities.

Every accommodation can be made. Every last detail is accounted for. We will take care of everything to make sure your special day is even better than you dreamed.

I am at your side

Details. Decisions. Choices. Planning a wedding has no shortage of these. The staff of 1451 Renaissance Place is here to help you make the process easier.

Experienced, knowledgeable and friendly, the professional staff will help you with your planning, or they can assume all planning responsibilities and coordinate every detail. The planning services include:

  • Planning
  • Coordination
  • Full Service
  • Preferred vendors
  • No exclusive vendor contracts

From beginning to end, we will form a relationship with you based on trust and an understanding of what you want. Think of us as your personal assistants, ready to make your vision reality

The answers to your questions

We know you have questions, and we want to answer them. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, or to schedule a tour, call Scott Muñoz or Michael Valentine at (414) 272-1451.

  • Can I have my wedding ceremony and reception there?
  • Can we use our own caterer?
  • What are your rates?
  • Do you offer free parking?
  • Do you have any special rates or promotions?
  • Are you wheelchair accessible?
  • How many people can you accommodate?
  • What type of staff will be in attendance during my event?
  • When can I see 1451 Renaissance Place in person?

I am a Milwaukee landmark

1451 Renaissance Place was designed by renowned American architect Solon Spencer Beman. After seven years of construction, it was opened as a Christian Science church in 1909, and remained so for almost 80 years.

In the 1980s, the building was purchased from the church and underwent a major renovation. The name 1451 Renaissance Place was coined to reflect the structure’s new beginning. The goal of the renovation was to maintain the building’s original splendor, while bringing it in line with contemporary needs. The original woodwork, vaulted ceiling, plaster, moldings, leaded-glass windows and marble staircase were painstakingly preserved and lovingly restored.

Today, 1451 Renaissance Place is one of Milwaukee’s most sought-after gathering places, a stunning example of turn-of-the-century design and craftsmanship. No other venue offers the feel, the sound, and the splendor.

We are here to serve you

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We hope you consider 1451 Renaissance Place for your next event. To schedule a tour or a planning meeting, please call or email us at .

Scott Muñoz, Hospitality Services Director

Michael Valentine

Conveniently Located

Nestled near Lake Michigan in the heart of Milwaukee's historic east side. A short distance from downtown entertainment, unique cultural attractions and overnight accommodations

1451 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202