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Venues in Waukesha, WI,
(262) 574-9170

About Us

Transformation of this historic building - Historic Courthouse 1893 - located in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin, back to its timeless beauty after 120 years has completed. With a rich history and Romanesque architecture, Historic Courthouse 1893 gives couples a charming and iconic setting for their wedding ceremony and reception.

Facilities and Capacities
Historic Courthouse 1893 has two floors that total approximately 12,000 square feet. The venue is especially perfect for ceremonies with its separate spaces and floors for cocktails and beverages. Guests can feast their eyes on the stunning entrance upon entering the ballroom where couples can host up to 300 seated guests. With the restoration of the original wood floors and a gorgeous ceiling, Historic Courthouse 1893 is a premier venue providing guests with traditional elegance around every corner.

Services Offered
Historic Courthouse 1893 is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. The venue also offers additional services, including:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Handicap accessible
  • Set up
  • Our "Turret Suite" is our dedicated bridal room, complete with makeup tables, tv, and dress pedestal
  • "The Vault" is perfect for the groomsmen, with pool table, dart board, poker table, and tv
  • Clean up
  • Event coordinator
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting
  • Wi-Fi

Couples have extensive and customizable wedding catering and menu options to choose from with this Chef Jack’s Catering-exclusive property, including plated dinners, family-style, food stations, cocktail reception, buffet, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert. In addition, Historic Courthouse 1893 provides a variety of bar packages.

Historic Courthouse 1893 is uniquely situated near the beautiful Waukesha Riverwalk along the Fox River and walkable to downtown's nightlife and offerings. A variety of hotels are within a few short miles. Hundreds of free parking spots are available all around the venue. You'll be pleasantly surprised with what Waukesha and Historic Courthouse 1893 have to offer.

125 Saturday guest minimum.
Operated by Chef Jack's Catering
Visit our other historic property with a capacity of 250 at


5 out of 5
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  • I can’t say enough good things about this venue and Chef Jacks! The planning process with them was very smooth. The help on the day of to ensure everything was moving along nicely was a huge help! All of our guests were very impressed.

    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?

    $ 4,600.00

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

    $ 3,500.00

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


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

    $ 500.00

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

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Glassware, Set Up

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

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 15.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    House Beer

    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, Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?


    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

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

    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?

    Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November, December

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