Wedding Options & Fees

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum offers both full-day and half-day rentals for wedding ceremonies and receptions. We also offer combination packages with the Charles Allis Art Museum.

Half-Day Rental

Your seven-hour rental might feature a ceremony, cocktail hour, short reception, extra time for getting ready and taking photos — you decide how to use your time. All setup and cleanup must be completed within your rental period.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   $4,000
5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.  $4,000


Full-Day Rental

Full-Day rentals are geared toward events with more complicated setups. They may include a ceremony, cocktail hour, short reception, extra time for getting ready and taking pictures. All setup and cleanup must be completed within your rental period.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.  $7,000


Museum Combo Package

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ceremony at the Villa Terrace Art Museum) and
5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (reception at the Charles Allis Art Museum) $5,500


Available Discounts

Discounts are available for events that are scheduled during off-peak times of the year and days of the week.

Peak Season – May through October
25% discount on Friday and Sunday (excluding Memorial and Labor Day Weekends)
50% discount on Monday through Thursday

Off-Peak Season – November through April
25% discount from Peak Season pricing

 

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.