Weddings at Best Place

Welcome to Best Place, located in the heart of the original Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee. This historic venue boasts two unique event halls built in the 1800s, and professional experience helping people host unforgettable weddings.

Blue Ribbon Hall accommodates groups up to 150 and includes a beautiful outdoor courtyard that is often utilized for ceremonies and dancing.

Great Hall accommodates groups up to 250 and includes a prohibition-era themed bar that is often utilized for cocktail hours, photo booths, and more!


Yes, a deposit of 25% is required to secure a date immediately. The full balance is due 10 days prior to the event. 

We suggest as soon as possible as we are not such a well kept secret anymore.
Typically between 2-2:30pm, though depending on the circumstances we may be able to offer earlier entry.
We allow drop-offs the day prior to the event.
We won’t boot you out the door when your event ends, though we do ask that you leave within one hour of the end of the event.
Yes, we are fully ADA compliant. Passageways are 33′ wide or more, and the lift is 39′ x 60′
We will keep the non-refundable 25% deposit per the contract. A sample contract is available upon request.
No, our bar operates on a consumption basis.
We don’t have a required minimum purchase, and we don’t have rigid drink packages. We like to let you customize a bar
package for your event. We can give you examples and a better explanation of a consumption based package upon request.
We staff one bartender per 50 guests.
We do not have an in-house caterer, but we do have a preferred list of caterers that we love to work with.
Yes, we can provide microphones, HD projector and screen, and a house sound system.
No items are to be placed on the walls or hung from the ceilings (we suggest the use of easels which we can provide). All displays located within Best Place cannot be changed or removed. The use of glitter, confetti, sequins, sequins-confetti or tinsel is prohibited. Tape, nails, tacks & staples are prohibited. Only enclosed candles are permitted. Fogging and bubble machines are not allowed.
There is street parking available in front of the venue and in the surrounding Brewery District neighborhood. There is also a parking garage across the street managed by Interstate Parking, you can reserve spaces with that company.

We take pride in preserving history.

Best Place is small, locally owned, family-run business that is built on the foundation of honoring the legacy that Jacob Best, Frederick Pabst, and their families started in 1844. The owners meticulously care for these historic landmarks, maintaining them for future generations to enjoy. The event team draws inspiration from the owners, caring for each of our clients unique needs with the same spirit, maintaining our reputation as one of the BEST wedding venues in the country!