Located in the heart of downtown Kenosha, Upper East is an elegant wedding venue on the second floor of the historic Barden's building. With the property’s massive windows, original tin ceilings, and stunning wood floors, Upper East can be your picture-perfect wedding-day location with up to 300 of your beloved family and friends. On the first floor of the venue is a private bridal suite ---- a space designed to spend the day getting ready with your wedding party and hair and makeup artists, while playing music and sipping mimosas. With ceremony options on-site, you will walk down the aisle and feel mesmerized by the modern-chic setting with stylish chandeliers and minimalistic decor. As an all-inclusive space, Upper East offers everything you will need to make your special day beautiful, yet completely unique to you! Also check out our sister venues – The Covenant at Murray Mansion and Circa on Seventh!
"Picking out a venue was probably the most daunting part of the wedding planning process; it drives so much of your day, so there is a lot of pressure to get it right. But I am SO happy and grateful that we had our reception at Upper East. My husband and I really wanted to provide our guests with the best experience possible and Hanni and her team definitely made that happen!
First and foremost, it was really important to us to choose a venue with a solid, dependable team, and Upper East delivered! Everyone at Upper East is professional, knowledgeable, and so easy to work with. Any question we had was answered quickly and clearly, and they worked with us to make our vision come alive. The team worked seamlessly with our other vendors to keep the day moving along, and I had multiple guests comment on how well-run our reception was. Another thing that stood out to our guests was the dinner service; all the servers were so polished and it really added a touch of class to the event that we didn’t initially anticipate. Personally, Hanni and her team made the wedding planning process so much easier for my husband and I and they took so much of the stress out of it.
Upper East, just as a venue, has so many selling points. Aesthetically, the venue can be anything you dream up. It’s the prettiest blank slate we came across when touring venues, and the way the room opens up when you reach the top of the stairs is stunning. There’s so much you can do with the space, and as a bride who really gets into décor, it was a total playground for me. If you don’t want the hassle of décor though, there are plenty of items that you can rent from the venue!
One huge selling point for my husband and me is that the dance floor and bar are all in one room – we’ve been to so many weddings where you lose people from the dance floor because they’re all at the bar. We didn’t have that problem at all at Upper East, and the dance floor was always full. The bar itself is huge and never got congested. Also, the lighting at the venue is insane for photos and the tables and chairs look so luxe. I loved (!) the bridal room as well. I had eleven ladies getting ready, two makeup artists, and three hairstylists, and we all fit with room to spare. It was also really nice to have a private space to catch our breath during the reception and to store our personal items (all protected with a code of your choosing!).
Geographically, Upper East is ideal too. Our family is split between WI and IL, and this was the perfect midpoint for our guests. There are so many local points of interest, and my out of town family had a ball checking out Kenosha’s downtown. They also turned our wedding into a bit of a vacation and were able to extend their trips to check out Chicago and Milwaukee as well. Parking was easy too. Personally, we loved that we got to hit the bars for the after party!
Finally, and maybe most importantly, the food, provided by Culinary Infusion was probably some of the BEST wedding food I have ever had. Our guest list included some restauranters, a food scientist, and just your general picky eaters, and all of them were shocked at how good it was. We did a plated service, and every dish came out hot and every dietary restriction was accommodated. My only regret from my wedding is that I didn’t get to eat more my dinner, it was that good! So if you’re thinking about checking out or booking Upper East, DO IT! You won’t regret it!"
"Upper East was the perfect venue for our May 2021 wedding. Being a new venue, we actually booked it when it was still being renovated - so basically we had no idea what it was going to look like! But this risk was totally, totally worth it. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful it is inside. The location is also perfect! My husband and I grew up in Kenosha, and we really wanted to be downtown for our big day. We loved how accessible the lakefront was, so it was really easy to get down there to take photos after the ceremony. Also, the food was EXCELLENT! They were super accommodating with dietary restrictions, and everyone kept telling us how that was the best food they've ever had at a wedding! The entire staff was such a pleasure to work with - especially our coordinator Kelsey. She was always quick to answer emails and always asked the right questions to make sure nothing was being overlooked. I couldn't have imagined our big day anywhere else, and I would highly recommend Upper East to anyone looking for a venue in Kenosha."
"I would HIGHLY recommend Upper East for a wedding or get together for any occasion. To be honest, I am not sure where to begin with this review because everything exceeded my expectations! The staff was very friendly, professional and helpful with my many questions I asked. The food was nothing short of amazing including some amazing entree options for dinner and some great late night snacks as well. The venue speaks for itself with the beautiful windows and amazing open layout. It provided plenty of space for our 150 guests, while having plenty of room to dance and it never felt crowded. I truly appreciate the special details Hanni and her team put into our day and the way she made sure it was exactly how we wanted it. We couldn’t be more thankful for the Upper East team for creating a night we will never forget. Choose this venue, you will not be disappointed!"
622 58th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
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622 58th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140