Private Events

From meetings that accomplish missions to parties to remember, Villa Terrace is the perfect place for your next event. The unparalleled beauty of a Mediterranean-style villa will surround your guests, as they appreciate tranquil views of Lake Michigan from the Terrazzo della Luna or stroll through the Renaissance Garden.

The rental areas of Villa Terrace include the Great Hall, Terrazzo della Luna and the Mercury Courtyard.

Private Event

Monday through Thursday
Peak Season (May–October)  $395/hour
Off-Peak Season (November–April)  $300/hour

Friday through Sunday
Peak Season (May–October)  $525/hour
Off-Peak Season (November–April)  $300/hour

Corporate Event

Monday through Thursday
Peak Season (May–October)  $200/hour
Off-Peak Season (November–April)  $150/hour

Friday through Sunday
Peak Season (May–October)  $350/hour
Off-Peak Season (November–April)  $200/hour

Nonprofit Event

With proof of nonprofit status

Monday through Thursday
Peak Season (May–October)  $130/hour
Off-Peak Season (November–April)  $100/hour

Friday through Sunday
Peak Season (May–October)  $225/hour
Off-Peak Season (November–April)  $130/hour

Music Policy

Lloyd and Agnes Smith built the Villa Terrace in 1924 in the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood to raise their family of six children. They were known as doting parents who enjoyed socializing but also being good neighbors. Once their children were grown, the family donated its home to Milwaukee as an art museum for the benefit of us all. Museum leadership is committed to continuing the Smith’s legacy by being good neighbors — and our music policy comes out of this tradition. Amplified music is welcome inside the museum. It must end promptly at the agreed-upon time and no later than 10:30 p.m. We strictly adhere to this policy to insure not only the success of your event but also our future programming. Your business is important to us. We look forward to working with you to create the exceptional events we are known for, while respecting the Smith family legacy.


For more information on renting Villa Terrace or to make an appointment to view the museum, please contact the Rentals Manager, Megan Maikowski, at  rentals@cavtmuseums.org or 414-271-3656 x2.