We work hard to live up to our name, and we take pride in our reputation. Our experience hosting successful weddings over the last decade gives us the confidence to say that we are among the best venues in the country. We’ll let the testimonials speak for themselves!

"We got married on New Years Eve at the Best Place in the Great Hall. It was the PERFECT venue! Our guests loved the Speakeasy downstairs for cocktail hour. The Bridal Suite was also very convenient and large enough to fit me and my 11 stand ups plus more. We also had an ice bar at our wedding that they were very flexible on and worked with us. Sarah was great to work with and we would highly recommend this venue to anybody! Plus the venue is gorgeous so you do not need a ton of decorations!
Diane B
"We could not have picked a better venue for our big day! The history, the meaning it had to us (groom's parents moved to Milwaukee because of Pabst), was just beyond anything we ever expected... We chose the Great Hall and had about 140 guests and the room was more than perfect for all the tables, dance floor, food stations, etc. Every time we would get asked where we were getting married at, someone would always say, "We just went to a wedding there and it was SO much fun!". Our guests will most definitely be saying the same thing."
"I have been to Best Place as a guest at weddings and events. It's a beautiful historic site, but seeing as I never worked directly with them, I never felt right in reviewing them. However, recently a friend has been working with their staff. I have been extremely impressed, and I feel the staff's actions warrant a review. Her wedding needed to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and I have been so impressed with how they are working with her during this time. It is stressful enough planning a wedding, re-planning a wedding, and having no idea when the wedding you are re-planning can actually happen. Some of my friend's vendors have been giving her a very hard time, but Best Place has not. They wrote her a HANDWRITTEN card, saying how excited they were to work with her in the future, and have been absolute angels in figuring out how to reschedule. Thank you, Best Place, for being a source of stress relief for my friend during this time. I hope I get the chance to work with you myself in the future!"
Marissa M

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recognize local wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are determined by the reviews from more than one million WeddingWire couples.

Best Event Space

“Located in the heart of the former Pabst Brewery, Best Place was restored to its former glory after businessman and beer lover Jim Haertel purchased it in 2001. This charming and historic building is a great gathering spot, and a nostalgic step back through time that’s perfect for a classic wedding, reunion, party or other special event.”

Best Bar With A Patio

“Having a beer while surrounded by brick and the history of the Pabst Brewing means Best Place at Historic Pabst Brewery is the best bar to enjoy the patio on a warm Milwaukee day. Best Place at Historic Pabst Brewery reopened in 2001 with owner Jim Haertel. Since then, the bar has been restored to its original look and feel, giving Milwaukee the perfect spot for a brew and a little history.”