Historic Courthouse 1893

After over 120 years, the Historic Courthouse has been transformed into the perfect wedding reception venue. Historic Courthouse 1893 has become a highly sought after wedding reception venue for those looking for classic charm. Our venue offers the perfect amenities for a wedding reception and ceremony, including a bridal suite complete with makeup room and a groom’s area with multiple gaming rooms. Our two floors of event space work beautifully by providing a separate area for the cocktail hour and then a seamless transition to the next floor for dinner. We also host cocktail receptions, fundraisers, and business meetings. As your guests enter the main ballroom, they will be greeted with the beauty of traditional elegance and architecture.


"I would give my venue 1000 stars if I could! I loved everything about the Historic Courthouse 1893, the staff from how accommodating, professional, fun and responsive they were during this entire process. Lisa, Nicolette, Tony and Eric are the best! The food was to die, we’ve continued to receive compliments on how delicious, hot and fresh everything was! ( even my own special bride salad ) everything came together to beautifully. The attention to detail Lisa and Nicollet had keeping up with all my last minute indecisiveness——sorry guys! This place is a no brainer to host your wedding!! Thank you!"

"Falling right in line with all the other reviews you will read here - Eric & Lisa and Team are AHH-mazing. Their attention to detail and flexibility to work with you to make your dream wedding happen is no joke. They help navigate every detail with you without the cost of a wedding planner needed! The venue is already so beautiful with the décor that is there can also save money on the additional décor you might need to purchase to make a room look full like at other places. The food is soo good and was commented on by so many of our guests that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The staff is amazing down to the detail with remembering you ex. I love rumaki appetizers and the staff was sure to come be and ensure I was getting to eat the food I paid for to eat and enjoy. Seriously cannot say enough good things. Chef Jack's has quite the name in the business and it's easy to see why - every vendor we spoke with loves them and likes working with them. This venue specifically is also neat because you can rent out the Museum connected to it for cocktail hour or to help keep guests occupied like we did to help save on shuttle costs; it's unique and quite affordable to do! The suites/ rooms for getting ready are classic and thoughtful also for getting ready. We had a very large group for our wedding of 8 on each side and it was nice to have the makeup room and and groomsmen suites so equipped and spacious to handle everyone and provide great spots for pictures - another added bonus! If you book with Eric & Lisa and team you will NOT be disappointed."

"The venue is absolutely stunning. Our wedding was so very elegant and yet relaxed thanks to the staff at Chef Jack's. The team has a can do attitude, is overly accommodating and extremely attentive to you on your wedding day. I love details and organization and they are a 5 star plus!! The food was unbelievable. Presentation was amazing, served hot and was out of this world fantastic! Our wedding guests keep telling us that this was the best wedding they have ever attended. They rave about the venue and the food non-stop! We can't stop talking about how special our day was and the stage was set by the team of Chef Jack's Catering and the Historic Courthouse 1893 venue. We love this venue and catering team so much we are planning on booking a 5 year anniversary party to do it all again :) Thank you Chef Jack's and Historic Courthouse 1893."

"The Historic Courthouse 1893 is a perfect venue for one of the most special day of your life. The authenticity, historical significance, and charm of the building itself is enchanting. The extensive renovations respect the originality of the building, yet unveil modern beautiful amenities that are elegant, classy and timeless. Nothing was overlooked in this masterful restoration. Planning was made simple by Eric and Tony and all of Chef Jack's staff. They met with us when ever requested and truly there was not a minute of worry or concern throughout all the preparations and the actual wedding day was flawless. The ability to have the ceremony and reception in one facility so that there are no travel concerns was extremely beneficial. All aspects of the wedding day were professional, comprehensive , detailed and provided by gracious and competent staff. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were seamless. Guests were extremely complimentary of the food provided by Chef Jack. Appetizers were plentiful, varied and delicious and the meals were generous in portions, tastefully presented , and delectable. The Historic Courthouse 1893 is unequivocally highly recommended as a venue that will profoundly satisfy and honor all expectations and provide a most memorable , extraordinary and unforgettable event!"

"This venue is stunning- and the staff is the most professional and friendly to work with. We searched for a long time for the perfect venue and they more than delivered. They helped set everything up for the ceremony and dinner, and worked with me to plan every second of our wedding day. They made everything so easy, I was shocked. They are so fantastic, the venue is gorgeous and well-maintained. The staff was dressed exactly the same in formal wear for our wedding day. I could go on & on, but the truth is they are the best of the best. They deliver the best customer service in a gorgeous, unique location."

916 N East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
United States


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Amenities + Details

Indoor Event Space
Reception Area
Bridal Suite
Groom Suite
Handicap Accessible
Hold Liability Insurance
Wireless Internet




Milwaukee area

Contact Information for Historic Courthouse 1893

916 N East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
United States