By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 19, 2020 at 4:01 PM

A new wedding venue called "the Mitch" will soon open at 1104 W. Historic Mitchell Street, in the former Scout Gallery. The mission is to provide an affordable venue for weddings, birthdays, quinceañeras, family gatherings and more on Milwaukee's South Side.

Marta Bianchini, co-owner and operator of the Bianchini Experience which includes Cubanitas and Indulge, along with Claiborne Marshall, managing partner in the Sixth Floor wedding, teamed up to make "The Mitch" a reality.

“The Mitch" will allow clients to select vendors of their choice and / or bring in their own cuisine. 

"Our guests will be able to customize their dream event," says Bianchini. "With the high cost of weddings, “The Mitch” aims to offer exceptional service for a small venue rental fee with zero minimums."

Other amenities include complimentary tables, chairs, chair covers, backdrops, private bridal room, bridesmaids’ room, groom’s suite and groomsmen’s room. Parking is free in the three lots located behind the venue.

Tours will begin Monday, Nov. 22and can be scheduled by calling or texting in English or Spanish (414) 467-8141 or email

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.