Event Newsletter

Your Next Event Will be ‘Sha-wesome

The details on all Downtown Waukesha’s event spaces are here in one spot for easy planning. No matter what venue you choose, you’ll be walking distance from shops and restaurants, and super-close to parking.

For baby showers or business meetings, hosting your event in Downtown Waukesha is a no-brainer!

Waukesha Public Library

321 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 524-3682

Contact: Amy Welch
Available for
: Waukesha County’s non-profit community groups
Cost: Free
Seating: 65
A/V available: TV with Blu-Ray/DVD Player, Projection Screen (no projector)
Additional Spaces: None
Website: www.waukeshapubliclibrary.org

Cafe De Arts Roastery

830 W. St. Paul Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 446-1856

Contact: Ayhan Munzur
Available for: General public
Cost: Free during business hours; after hours, contact for rates
Seating: 20 people
A/V available: No
Additional Spaces: Casual meeting room for 8 people; entire facility is available for rent after hours
Website: www.cafedearts.com

The Clarke Hotel

314 W. Main St.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 549-3800

Contact: Barb Howe
Available for: General public
Cost: $200 for room or included in price if it meets $200
Seating: Up to 100 seated; 150 for catered events
A/V available: Yes, no additional cost
Additional Spaces: Three rooms are available. There is also a private bar
Website: www.theclarkehotel.com/banquet-meeting-facilities

The Rotunda

235 W. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 574-9170

Contact: Eric Fisher
Available for: large events, weddings, corporate events, min. of 125 people with food and beverage purchase
Cost: $80 – $100 / head (includes food and beverage)
Seating: Up to 250
A/V available: Limited
Additional Spaces: Front staircase can serve as patio seating
Website: www.therotunda.com/rentals

Frame Park Rotary Building

1150 Baxter St.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 522-2953

Contact: Mary Kay Palmer
Available for: Private and public events
Cost: $80.00 per hour (public events: additional fees would apply)
Seating: Up to 120
A/V available: Podium with speaker and microphone, mounted screen
Additional Spaces: None
Website: waukesha-wi.gov/560/Rentals

Cutler Park / Les Paul Performance Center

321 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 522-2953

Contact: Mary Kay Palmer
Available for: Private and public events
Cost: $85.00/3 hours under 200 people door closed on band shell (public events: additional fees would apply)
Seating: 250 on benches facing band shell
A/V available: Band shell door open with sound and lighting available at additional fees
Additional Spaces: Open space at Cutler Park
Website: waukesha-wi.gov/560/Rentals

Tuscan Hall

409 Delafield Street
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188
(262) 292-1322

Contact: Amy Bartholf
Available for: General public, Non-Profit, Community & Governement Organizations
Cost: Varies on day, event type, and time
Seating: 225 max seated for dining
A/V available: Yes
Additional Spaces: Lower level for small events holds up to 85 seated for dining or up to 200 for cocktail space.
Website: tuscanhallwi.com & thcateringwi.com

Carroll University

100 N. East Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 524-7353

Contact: Amanda A. Schellinger
Available for: General public
Cost: Rates for facility, staffing, and set-up fees vary depending on needs
Seating: Up to 150
A/V available: Varies
Additional Spaces: Center for Graduate Studies (variety of classrooms, and a lower level auditorium that can seat up to 150); Main Campus (areas include the Stackner Ballroom, Shattuck Auditorium, Humphrey Memorial Chapel, a variety of classrooms, meeting rooms, etc.)
Website: www.carrollu.edu/catering

Dreams Life & Wellness Center

732 Clinton Street
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 349-9549

Contact: Erik Swenson
Available for: Public, Private, & Corporate Events
Cost: Begins at $275, contact Erik for more details
Seating: 50 with full dining or meeting table configuration
A/V available: Yes – with professional sound system
Additional Spaces: Beautiful Foyer entry area, 2 office-sized meeting rooms & full kitchen food-warming facilities for food (yours or caterers), For more information, contact erik@dreamslifeandwellnesscenter.com
Website: dreamslifeandwellnesscenter.com

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