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Where to Host Your Next Event In Wauwatosa

Want to host an event in Wauwatosa while showing out-of-town guests the magic of our charming city? We have some win-win solutions for you. 

Whether family and friends are coming into town to visit you for the holidays or you’re simply looking to host a gathering with your favorite people, discover numerous private spaces and event venues to book — and places for out-of-town guests to stay — for the ultimate party.

Book A Restaurant or Brewery

Draft & Vessel. Located just steps away from the heart of Tosa Village, Draft & Vessel offers four-hour rentals in The Beer School — a flexible space that opens onto the Beer Grotto for events and private parties. Expect full access to their extensive draft beer list in the bar and countless additional options, including draft wine, cocktails, spirits, cider, and more.

Eldr + Rime. A place that’s all about comfort and gathering, Eldr + Rime features two private dining room options: Samling and Mysa. Samling accommodates up to 32 guests and allows your party to feel connected to the main dining area, but includes a semi-private door for a cozier ambiance. Mysa is for more intimate parties of up to 16 guests and includes a TV to mirror photo and video slideshows.

Pro tip: Have out-of-town guests stay at Renaissance Milwaukee West as Eldr + Rime is located within the hotel!

Ristorante Bartolotta. Leave it up to Ristorante Bartolotta’s event planners and producers to create a memorable event for all. Access an exclusively Italian wine list and passionate, experienced staff to recommend wine options by the glass or bottle to pair perfectly with their authentic, homemade Italian cuisine.

Firefly Urban Bar & Grill. Plan a stress-free event at Firefly Urban Bar & Grill right outside of Tosa Village. Firefly accommodates private parties and includes a pre-set menu filled with shared plates, first course, and wide selection of entrees so all guests can find something to enjoy.

Buckatabon. This Tosa Village staple pairs a relaxed dining experience with Wisconsin’s Northwoods-inspired food options. Buckatabon offers a second-floor loft as a private event space option or their social bar nook for a semi-private option — both designed with mid-century nostalgia and charm.

Cafe Hollander. Also located in the heart of Tosa Village, Cafe Hollander offers incredible European-inspired breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch options. The private and semi-private event space options are situated within a large, rustic room with exposed wood and an open staircase, as well as windows overlooking the river and Tosa Village.

Pizza Man. Throw a pizza party at Pizza Man in The Mayfair Collection within their nostalgic and memorable spaces. We definitely recommend Pizza Man for groups and families as they offer a family-style option of dining where you choose three items as your first course and another three items as a second course. Tell guests to come hungry!

Pro tip: Guests have numerous nearby hotel options to choose from, including the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, Renaissance Milwaukee West, Holiday Inn Express Milwaukee, Homewood Suites by Hilton Wauwatosa Milwaukee, and Extended Stay America – Milwaukee West

Book Something Historic

Kneeland-Walker House. A hidden gem in our charming city, Kneeland-Walker House truly embodies the rich history that Wauwatosa has to offer. The house and grounds feature many indoor and outdoor event options that include use of Wauwatosa Historical Society’s chairs and tables, as well as limited kitchen facilities (i.e. refrigerator, microwave, and sink).

The Little Red Store. Home to much of Wauwatosa’s earliest commercial history, the Little Red Store was built in 1854 and has outlived many of our city’s original buildings. Perfect for small gatherings, the Little Red Store offers 600 square feet of open space with wooden tables and chairs, as well as large windows overlooking Tosa Village.

Book An Event Space

Birch. Nestled into the heart of East Tosa, Birch is a 6,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor event venue that’s perfect for larger parties. Complete with a patio garden and ballroom, there are many different places to host the perfect gathering. Plus, Birch is connected to Camp Bar for the ultimate afterparty.

Renaissance Milwaukee West. Invite the extended family for your next gathering and reserve a space at Renaissance Milwaukee West. Not only is this hotel a great place for guests to book their stay, but it also has six event rooms, 9,864 square feet of total event space, and can hold up to 550 people in its largest space.

The Grand Hall at Tosa Pool. Available year-round, The Grand Hall at Tosa Pool is situated within a historic building in Hoyt Park. When you reserve the space for your next gathering, you also receive use of tables and chairs, as well as air-conditioning in the summer.

Learn more about where to stay, where to eat, and things to do while you’re here in Wauwatosa. 

Header photo courtesy of @eldrandrimemilwaukee.

Wauwatosa Event Space FAQs

  1. What types of events can be hosted in Wauwatosa?

Wauwatosa offers venues suitable for a wide range of events, from corporate meetings and conferences to weddings, birthday parties, and community gatherings. Venues vary in size and amenities, catering to diverse event needs.

  1. Are there outdoor venues available for events in Wauwatosa?

Yes, Wauwatosa boasts several outdoor venues perfect for events, including parks, gardens, and pavilions. These spaces offer scenic backdrops and are ideal for weddings, picnics, and outdoor celebrations.

  1. How far in advance should I book a venue for my event?

It’s recommended to book a venue as early as possible, especially for popular event dates. For larger events or during peak seasons, securing a venue several months or even a year in advance is advisable.

  1. Do venues in Wauwatosa offer catering services?

Many venues in Wauwatosa partner with catering services or have their own in-house catering options available. Clients can often choose from a variety of menus or work with the venue to customize catering options based on their event.

  1. Are there options for small-scale or intimate events in Wauwatosa?

Yes, Wauwatosa has venues suitable for smaller gatherings or intimate events. These could include cozy cafes, boutique event spaces, or private rooms in restaurants.

  1. Can venues in Wauwatosa accommodate special event requirements, such as AV equipment or specific decorations?

Most venues in Wauwatosa are equipped to handle various event requirements. They often offer AV equipment rentals and allow clients to decorate the space according to their event theme or preferences.

  1. Are there nearby accommodations for event attendees coming from out of town?

Wauwatosa is close to numerous hotels and inns, making it convenient for out-of-town event attendees to find accommodations within a short distance from the event venues.

  1. What transportation options are available for getting to and from event venues in Wauwatosa?

Wauwatosa is well-connected with transportation options, including public transit, ride-sharing services, and ample parking for those driving to events. Venues often provide information about nearby transportation options for attendees’ convenience.

  1. How do I inquire about booking a venue for my event in Wauwatosa?

Each venue has its own booking process. Feel free to review some of our many venue options and inquire about availability, pricing, and booking procedures via the contact information provided.

  1. Can venues assist with event planning and coordination services in Wauwatosa?

Many venues in Wauwatosa offer event planning and coordination assistance or can recommend trusted event planners in the area to help streamline the organization of your event.