By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Dec 06, 2008 at 11:27 AM Photography: Eron Laber of Front Room Photography

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Deciding where to have your wedding is based on more than a few things -- like religious affiliation, the guest list and the time of year, just to name a few. While it's been a tradition for couples to get married in the bride's church, nowadays weddings can be held almost anywhere a couple desires.

Indoors versus outdoors, a trendy restaurant versus a banquet hall; ideas and places are limitless.

Here are some special sites for the bride and groom's consideration:

1451 Renaissance Place
1451 N. Prospect Ave., (414) 272-1451
renaissanceplace.com
Indoor seating up to 400, reception space available.  1451 Renaissance Place welcomes any professional, licensed and insured caterer.

Acanthus Inn Bed and Breakfast
3009 W. Highland Blvd., (414) 342-9788
Indoor seating 60-70, outdoor seating 100

Alpine Valley Resort
W2501 County Road D, East Troy, (262) 642-7374
alpinevalleyresort.com
Outdoor unlimited seating

Alpine Village
10401 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, (262) 242-2840
Indoor/outdoor seating 250

Alverno's Conference Center

3400 S. 43rd St., (414) 382-6100
alverno.edu
Indoor seating up to 300

The American Club

444 Highland Dr. (School St.), Kohler, (920) 457-8000
destinationkohler.com
Indoor seating 500, outdoor seating 300, reception space available

Astor Hotel

924 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 271-4220
theastorhotel.com
Indoor seating 300, reception space available

Bacchus
925 E. Wells Ave., (414) 765-1166
bacchusmke.com
Indoor seating 180, reception space available

Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center

725 Blue Dr., Sheboygan, (920) 452-2900
blueharborresort.com
Indoor seating 700, reception space available

Brynwood Country Club
6200 W Good Hope Rd., (414) 353-8800
Indoor seating 275, reception space available

Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion
2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 931-0808
pabstmansion.com
Indoor seating 80-125, reception space available

Cedar Beach Inn

On Lake Michigan, Cedar Beach, (262) 285-3389
cedarbeachwi.com
Indoor seating 300 and outdoor receptions permitted

Charles Allis Art Museum

1801 N. Prospect Ave., (414) 278-8295
cavtmuseums.org
Indoor seating 100-200, reception space available

Clairemont Inn

2520 W. Washington St., West Bend, (262) 338-0636
clairemontinn.com
Indoor seating 370, reception space available

Country Springs Hotel Water Park Conference Center

2810 Golf Rd., Waukesha, (262) 970-5180
countryspringshotel.com
Indoor/outdoor seating 50-500, reception space available

Cuvee
177 N. Broadway, (414) 225-9800
www.cuveemke.com
Indoor seating 250 people, reception space available

Davian's Banquet & Conference Center
16300 W. Silver Spring Dr., Menomonee Falls (262) 781-3333
davians.com
Indoor seating 200, outdoor seating unlimited, reception space available

Delafield Hotel
415 Genesee St., Delafield, (262) 646-7821
thedelafieldhotel.com
Indoor seating 70-300, outdoor reception available

The Eisner
American Museum of Advertising & Design
208 N. Water St., (414) 847-3285

theeisner.com
Indoor seating 280, reception & ceremony space available

The Five Pillars Supper Club
W2990 Hwy. K, Random Lake, 53075, (920) 994-4336
fivepillarsrestaurant.com
Indoor seating 125-450, reception space available

The Gardens
7003 Hwy. 175, Allenton, (262) 629-4446
Indoor/Outdoor seating up to 400

Grain Exchange Room
225 E. Michigan St., (414) 272-6230
Indoor seating 425-750, reception space available

The Heritage Hall
N86w18330 Main St., Menomonee Falls, (262) 255-1606
Indoor seating 350

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place
11600 W. Park Pl., (414) 359-9823
hiltongardeninn.hilton.com
Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 for a wedding.

Historic Turner Ballroom
1034 N. 4th St., (414) 918-8416
milwaukeeturners.org
Indoor seating for 500-1,2000

Hotel Metro
411 E. Mason St., (414) 272-1937
hotelmetro.com
Indoor seating 100-130, reception space available

Hubbard Park Lodge
3565 N. Morris Blvd., Shorewood, (414) 332-4207
hubbardparklodge.net
Indoor seating 175-225, reception space available

Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center

790 N. Van Buren St., (414) 276-4744
humphrey-masonic-center.org
Indoor seating up to 400

Intercontinental Milwaukee
139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 276-8686
intercontinentalmilwaukee.com
Newly renovated, including the Grand Salon.  Indoor seating 350-600 (or more).   

Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St., (888) 543-IRON (4766)
ironhorsehotel.com
Coming in 2009, The Yard, a 4,600-square-foot outdoor terrace offering space for up to 450 for a dramatic event in either an open-air setting or completely tented venue.

Italian Community Center
631 E. Chicago St., (414) 223-2800
italianconference.com
Indoor seating 600, reception space available

Lac La Belle Golf Club

W389 N6996 Pennsylvania St., Oconomowoc, (262) 567-3725
laclabellegolfclub.com
Indoor seating up to 200, reception space available

Lakefront Palm Garden
1872 N. Commerce St., (414) 273-8300
cafevecchio.com/palmgarden
Indoor up to 300+, reception space available

Lake Park Bistro

3133 E. Newberry Blvd., (414) 962-6300
lakeparkbistro.com
Indoor seating 180-250, reception space available

Lazy Cloud Inn and Lodge

W4033 Hwy. 50, Lake Geneva, (262) 275-3322
lazycloud.com
Indoor, outdoor up to 150

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

929 N. Water St., (414) 273-7121
marcuscenter.org
Indoor seating 450, reception space available

Medina Wedding Chapel
W8832 Hwy. 96, Appleton (920) 707-6250
Indoor seating 75, outdoor gazebo available

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr., (414) 224-3843
mam.org
Indoor seating 350-500, reception space available

Milwaukee County Parks Gardens

Various locations throughout Milwaukee (permit needed), reception space available
countyparks.com
Boerner Botanical Gardens -- outdoor seating varies by site, indoor 30-50
O'Donnell Park North Garden Plaza -- outdoor seating 1,500
O'Donnell Park South Garden Plaza -- outdoor seating 2,000

Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 256-5430
milwaukeezoo.org
Indoor seating 320-540, reception space available

Mitchell Park Domes countyparks.com
524 S. Layton Blvd., (414) 649-8126
Indoor seating 50- 250, reception space available

Milwaukee Yacht Club
1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, (414) 271-4455
milwaukeeyc.com
Indoor reception seating for 180 people

The Osthoff Resort 101 Osthoff Ave., Elkhart Lake, (920) 876-3366 Indoor, outdoor or beach option ceremony, reception seating 600 Ozaukee Country Club 10823 N. River Rd., Mequon, (262) 242-2450 Indoor seating up to 300, reception space available Park East Hotel/Comfort Inn and Suites 916 E. State St., (414) 276-8800 parkeasthotel.com Indoor seating 250-300, outdoor rooftop available, reception space available

Piano Blu
179 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee, (262) 691-0200
http://www.pianoblu.com/
Private event room for 50-100

The Pines at Bristlecone
1500 E. Arlene Dr., Hartland, (262) 367-7888
golfbristlecone.com
Indoor seating 200, Outdoor reception available

Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-8222
pfisterhotel.com
Indoor 30-800, reception space available

Racine Marriott

7111 Washington Ave., Racine, (262) 886-6100
racinemarriott.com
Indoor seating 450, outside reception available

Red Circle Inn
N44 W33013 Watertown Plank Rd., Nashotah, (262) 367-4883
Indoor seating 300

The Rotunda
235 N. Broadway, Waukesha, (262) 574-9359
Indoor seating 250, reception space available

Silver Spring Country Club
N56 W21318 Silver Spring Dr., Menomonee Falls, (262) 252-4994
silverspringgolf.com
Outdoor seating 150

South Hills Country Club
3047 E. Frontage Rd., Racine, (262) 835-4441
southhillscc.com
Indoor/outdoor seating

South Shore Pavilion
2900 S. Shore Dr., (414) 747-0514
chefjacks.com/southshore
Indoor seating 250

Sprecher Brewing Co.
701 W. Glendale Ave., (414) 964-2739
sprecherbrewery.com
Sit-down dinner seating for 125, open house style for 250


Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center
P.O. Box 630, Sturgeon Bay, 1-877-746-0700
stoneharbor-resort.com
Indoor seating up to 500, outdoor reception available, reception space available

Swig
217 N. Broadway, (414) 431-7944
swigmilwaukee.com
Swig has space for up to 75 for dining and 125 for cocktails. 

Villa Filomena villafilomena.com
1119 N. Marshall St., (414) 289-0333
Indoor seating 50-350, outdoor reception available

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Ave., (414) 271-3656
cavtmuseums.org/vt/home.html
Indoor seating 120

Waukesha Parks
810 W. College Dr., Waukesha, (262) 522-2953
waukeshacounty.org
EB Shurts Building -- indoor seating 120, outdoor reception available

Washington County Fair Park
3000 Hwy. PV, West Bend, (262) 677-5060
Indoor and outdoor seating 50-900, reception space available

War Memorial Center

750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., (414) 273-5533
warmemorialcenter.org
Outdoor seating capacity varies, Indoor seating up to 260

Weissgerber's Golden Mast Inn
Lake Dr. in Okauchee, (262) 567-7047
weissgerbers.com/goldenmast
Indoor seating 350, outdoor gazebos available, reception space available

Weissgerber's Seven Seas
1807 Nagawicka Rd., Hartland, (262) 367-3903
weissgerbers.com/sevenseas
Indoor seating 10-300, reception space available

West Bend Country Club
5858 Hwy. Z, (262) 334-9541
Indoor seating 240, Outdoor reception available

Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-7510
wisconsinclub.com
Indoor seating 500, reception space available