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(414) 727-6980

About Us

The Grain Exchange is an elegant wedding venue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that exudes beauty and history at every turn. Soaring ceilings and grand architecture create the perfect environment for celebrating a historic day. With a 175 foot bell tower in the center of the room, no one will be able to forget a wedding that takes place in The Grain Exchange.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples are able to host up to 350 guests in a gorgeous banquet hall. This three-story venue is surrounded by frescos, towering columns and refined stone. The Grain Exchange prize their experienced and exquisite service, on offer for every event.

Services Offered
The venue is able to provide lighting and sound services, event planning and projectors and screens.

Bartolotta Catering and Events is the exclusive caterer for The Grain Exchange. They devise four-star menus for their events and are able to create custom menus around a certain style or theme of your wedding. Bartolotta Catering offers both incredible food and service from the beginning of your wedding to the end.


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  • They have been amazing to work with and I can't wait until my October 2019 wedding! Katie has answers for all of my questions and suggestions that I never even thought of. This process has been stress free and amazing!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for contracting with the Grain Exchange. We look forward to working with you. Maria Bartolotta

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 18.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 15.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 2.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 2.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?


    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November

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