Venue Spotlight: Harley-Davidson Museum!

The Harley-Davidson Museum opened its doors in 2008 and in true Harley fashion, it’s been a household name and a must go to spot for visitors and events alike. Fortunately for its guests, they’ve been hosting events since the start and have only steadily increased their ability to accommodate whatever your dream is – indoor or outdoor. With a hearty stack of options, the Harley-Davidson can suit an elegant, clean and crisp soiree or something more industrial and edgy.

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The Interview

Meet the Harley-Davidson Museum Event Professionals!

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Amanda Rideout, Annie Champeau & Alex Derenne

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ALEX

What’s your adult beverage of choice?: Bourbon Old Fashioned Sour
What’s your junk food of choice?:  Mixed nuts
If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?:  Finally Retired
What music makes up your favorite playlist?: Country, Frank Sinatra and Etta James
Tell me about your family & friends – what do you like to do together?: Go to the gym or restaurants – like Morel!

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AMANDA

What’s your adult beverage of choice?: Tito’s, seltzer and lime
What’s your junk food of choice?:  Guacamole
If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?: Queenie
What music makes up your favorite playlist?: James Taylor, Billy Joel and Garth Brooks
Tell me about your family & friends – what do you like to do together?: Brewers and Bucks games, or go to concerts or theater, or be a tour guide for visiting friends or family

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ANNIE

What’s your adult beverage of choice?: Margarita
What’s your junk food of choice:  Dark chocolate
If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?: Wanderlust
What music makes up your favorite playlist?: Country
Tell me about your family & friends – what do you like to do together?: Travel and take photographs!

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What type of couples are drawn to the  for their weddings?

Couples that want something unique, don’t want to repeat what they’ve seen in the past. Grooms tend to love Chrome (modern ballroom, crystal chandeliers without hotel carpet) and brides love the Garage (industrial). And then there is Rumble, a hybrid of both for couples looking to meet in the middle.

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Favorite trend you are seeing for weddings this year?

 Creativity in late night snacks. That’s where you see the most detail about who the couple is.

harley-davidson, harley, harley museum, harley-davidson museum wedding, front room studiosOne thing every bride or groom should know before their wedding?

Be organized, otherwise it’s unnecessary stress. Make a schedule with to do items. Breathe, don’t let the small stuff get you on edge.

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Is there in house catering offered?

 Yes. Levy Restaurants, headquartered out of Chicago, also has provided catering for the Fiserv Forum, Wisconsin Center, UWM Panther Arena, Miller Theater, Wrigley Stadium and the Grammies.

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What services are available in-house?

There’s a day of coordinator, integrated AV and parking.

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Fabulous features of the Harley-Davidson Museum

  • All rentals are all included: tables, chairs, linens, china, flatware…that’s a huge money saver!
  • The Harley brand, it’s quintessential Milwaukee.
  • All weddings come with a complimentary ticket to the museum for each guest and two Harleys in each of our main spaces for photo ops.

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What question do couples forget to ask?:

Why should I book you? A venue is a venue, but that question helps couples gather insight into the character of a venue. We are a family business, we care. Not every company does.

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harley-davidson, harley, harley museum, harley-davidson museum wedding, front room studiosBefore Picking a Venue We Suggest:

Know your budget and be honest about it. We can work with you to create a fantastic within a budget to give your guests an awesome experience.

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What is your favorite thing about weddings at the Harley-Davidson Museum?

The relationship with our couples and their families; they’re not just a client. When I work with a couple, it feels like I’m part of the family.

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The Beauty

We love the Harley-Davidson Museum largely because of the amazing architecture. There’s plenty of bold lines that make for strong framing and add interest.
Natural light is plentiful with floor to ceiling windows and a white tent.
The campus’ greenery provides a natural element and conveniently is only steps away from the riverwalk.
Cocktail hours are often hosted in the skywalk, which is perfect for natural light and sunset views.
And lastly, the Harley-Davidson brand is just so integral to Milwaukee, it definitely adds some local flair to any destination couples looking for a industrial but peaceful neighborhood vibe.

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Learn More!

Read more about a Harley-Davidson Museum wedding here!

Contact Alex Derenne at 1-877-436-8738.

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