Venue Spotlight: Bartolotta Catering at Discovery World

Venue Spotlight: Bartolotta Catering at Discovery World!

Discovery World is more than just a kid’s museum. Sitting right on Milwaukee’s lakefront, it’s one of the most stunning event spaces in the area. For the past 11 years, Bartolotta’s has been the exclusive caterer for Discovery World.

The space is one-of-a-kind, with amazing views from their ballroom, the Pilot House, an incredible aquarium, and a new permanent structure called The Pavilion is coming soon!

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The Team

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From left to right above, The Bartolotta Catering at Discovery World team is Madeline Cope, Amanda Fraser, Jamie Brouws, and Joann Hansen.

The Bartolotta Catering at Discovery World team of coordinators has guided countless couples to a seamless, elegant wedding experience. They are always a joy to work with and we are excited to introduce them to you!

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Amanda Fraser

Adult beverage of choice? Cold Corona on the beach

Favorite animal: DOGS!

Best trip you ever went on? Negril, Jamaica

Junk food of choice/guilty pleasure? Curly fries with a cheese dip

Best concert you’ve ever been to? Paul Simon

What do you like to do with family and friends? Relaxing outside by the lake or ocean.

Favorite dish on the menu: Raviolli

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Joann Hansen

Adult beverage of choice?  Citron seltzer, double tall, no fruits. No ice (just kidding)

Favorite animal: DOGS!

Best trip you ever went on and why? I’ve done two backpacking trips through Europe for about 6.5 weeks. That was pretty phenomenal. Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and the Czech Republic.

Junk food of choice/guilty pleasure?  Any kind of fast food, cheese curds

Best concert you’ve ever been to? Prince

What do you like to do with family and friends? I like to get pampered, going to the spa with my friends.

Favorite dish on the menu: The Scallops

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Jamie Brouws

Adult beverage of choice? Jack & Coke, or a cosmo, or a Long Island

Favorite animal: DOGS!

Best trip you ever went on? Harry Potter World

Junk food of choice/guilty pleasure?  Ice cream

Best concert you’ve ever been to? Best concert experience BB King at the Hollywood Ball

Favorite dish on the menu: Hanger Steak

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Madeline Cope

Adult beverage of choice? Harbor House sangria outside on a patio.

Favorite animal: DOGS!

Best trip you ever went on? Tahiti

Junk food of choice/guilty pleasure? Thin crust pizza.

What music makes up your favorite playlist? Singer-songwriter, local musicians

What do you like to do with family and friends?  Getting together for Sunday dinner every week.

Favorite dish on the menu: Italian Roasted Chicken

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The Interview

Why are couples drawn to your space?

Couples are definitely drawn to our space by the lakefront, having this view and outdoor options. The uniqueness of the aquarium for the cocktail hour is huge, as well. The set up throughout the exhibit space of the museum provides such a memorable experience for the guests! It’s just different than anywhere else.

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What style or type of weddings or couples are the best fit?

All kind of different styles! Not a barn wedding, obviously. But anything from modern to traditional, to real simple and basic, as far as decor wise, all the way up to a very extravagant Dynamic Events by David Caruso wedding!

We always tell couples, especially once we get a feel for them and for their budget, anybody can get married in a hall with no windows, but here you can be so simple with the decor because in either space you have your own decor already built-in with the lakefront. Our couples don’t have to worry so much about decorating our space.

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Fab feature couples might not know about?

Our team! (Laughing) Years of experience of planning events.

But seriously, Discovery World has been a staple on the lake for over 10 years now, but most people are still not exposed to the space in general. When we do tours for people, they are often surprised by unique features of our building. A door opens into a new room and everyone’s jaw is dropping.

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Services available in-house?

You name it, we’ve got it! Everything!

Really, what is great is that it comes with its own coordinator. Anything besides a photographer and DJ. You get a personal experience with us. We can help you with all of these things. Full on-site coordinating from tour to event day. We are with you through it all.

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One thing every bride and groom should know before their wedding?

Don’t stress, the little details will work itself out, keep it personal, and keep it between two of you. If you like ice-cream as a dessert – serve it at your wedding. The day is really reflecting on the life you are starting together. Incorporate cheese, especially cheese curds (laughing).

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Favorite trend you are seeing for weddings this year?

Minimal is more. Simple chic. We love it!

Your day isn’t about frills, it’s about the two of you, let’s just celebrate it. I think more and more people are realizing that.

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The Beauty

At Front Room, one of our favorite aspects of weddings at Discovery World is the amazing array of settings available for brides and grooms. Throughout the changing light and weather of a wedding day, there are many ways to use this area.

From the aquarium to the breakwater, from city backgrounds to the lake, everything is available and it’s all right there. No travel necessary!

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The Details

Discovery World is located at 500 N Harbor Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53202.
The Pilot House has an approximate 400 seating capacity.
The new Pavilion will be open July 1 and will have 700 seating capacity.
Museum space is available for cocktail hour with an approximate 1000 guest capacity.

Visit their website at https://www.bartolottas.com/catering/discovery-world/

Contact the team by calling 414.765.8610

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Learn More!

You can always contact the Front Room Studios team to learn more about weddings at Discovery World or our wedding photography and wedding videography.

Call us 414.294.0080

Email us at info@frphoto.com

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