By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jan 14, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Lakefront Brewery has long been a popular destination for wedding receptions, surprise engagements and successful first dates. But, over the years, they’ve also developed a tradition of offering couples the unique opportunity to exchange or renew vows on Valentine’s Day each year.

And 2021 will not be an exception. In fact, just as in years’ past, Lakefront will be hosting two mass vow renewals on Valentine’s Day. This year, owner Russ Klisch will be performing them via Zoom at both noon and 5 p.m. 

The brewery is also currently taking reservations for all-inclusive weddings hosted in a comfortable, decorated private space. Reservations for Feb. 14 are currently available. Based on demand, additional reservations may be made available throughout the weekend.

Interested couples are invited to book their wedding ceremonies or vow renewals (for slots between five and ten minutes in length) for $20.  Upgrades are also available, including flowers from Feisty Flowers, professional photography from local artist Samer Ghani, personalized pint glasses, desserts, rare bottles of beer, and even the option to reserve a table to dine at afterwards (drinks included).

All weddings and vow renewals will be performed with safety at the fore. Protocols include limited group sizes, mandatory use of masks, adherence to proper social distancing and the implementation of plexiglass dividers will all be implemented.

Reservations and additional information are available online starting today (Jan. 14) and closing on Sunday, Feb. 7 at midnight.

Lakefront is also offering special Valentine’s weekend reservations for their Date Night in the Chalet and their Hop House experiences, both of which are available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. Regular dine-in reservations are also available.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.