Rotunda Wedding

Rotunda Wedding

Rotunda Wedding – Our experienced, friendly, and professional staff have the passion to make your wedding reception a truly memorable occasion.

Every Bride & Groom deserves a full service experience. That begins with a picturesque venue. The Rotunda provides a charming and iconic setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With the uniqueness of the facility, impressive menu options, and helpful staff, The Rotunda provides a wonderful experience for you and your guests.

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Ceremonies:  Share your vows with your closest family and friends under our elegant & romantic stained-glass dome.  The Rotunda presents an intimate setting for your ceremony.

Setting:  Photographs are one of the most important keepsakes from your wedding.  Complimenting the gorgeous ambiance of the newly renovated dining room and mezzanine, we also offer a beautiful landscaped setting outdoors.  Our grand veranda presents a charming and unique backdrop for bridal party, family, and group photos, as well as cocktails and mingling for your guests after the ceremony.  In addition, located just one block from The Rotunda is the scenic Riverwalk, a paved path along the Fox River that allows pedestrians and bicyclists to travel through downtown, is an ideal location for stunning outdoor snapshots.

Attractions:  Waukesha’s historic downtown district is ever changing & developing and offers a variety of cultural and lively activities to complete your event weekend.  Your guests can grab a cup of coffee at one of the charming coffee shops within walking distance of the Rotunda and peruse the art galleries & shops.  Whatever you are craving, downtown Waukesha has a restaurant that is sure to tempt.

Parking:  The Rotunda is fortunate to be located next door to the city of Waukesha public parking structure.  The municipal parking ramp can accommodate 480 cars and charges $3 per vehicle.  Please contact the parking ramp directly at 262-524-3622 for further information if you would like to host parking for your guests.  Street parking is also available.

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Chef Jack’s Food & Beverage

The Rotunda is an exclusive Chef Jack’s Catering property.  We will provide all food, beverage, linen, and coordination for your event.

Founded in 1986, Chef Jack’s is known as one of Wisconsin’s premier caterers.  Brides and grooms from all over the country have chosen Chef Jack’s to help coordinate and fulfill all of their wedding dreams.  We have graciously been voted the “Best Of” pick for caterers in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame as well as a Three Time #1 Best Caterer in Milwaukee for the WISN A-List.

From elegant sit-down dinners to fun and exciting station buffets, Chef Jack’s Catering has a wide variety of styles and options to customize your menu.  Specializing in “the art of hospitality”, your event is as important to us as it is to you.  From our very first meeting to the day of the event, we will go above and beyond to ensure that your occasion is as spectacular and stress-free as possible.

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Nearby Accommodations

Clarke Hotel:  Located 1 block from The Rotunda.
314 W. Main St.  Waukesha, WI 53186  The Clarke Hotel

Holiday Inn Pewaukee:  Located approximately 3.5 miles from The Rotunda.  Shuttle available.
N14 W24140 Tower Place  Pewaukee, WI 53072  Holiday Inn

Wildwood Lodge:  Located approximately 3.5 miles from The Rotunda.  Shuttle available
N14 W24121 Tower Place  Pewaukee, WI 53072  Wildwood Lodge

Milwaukee Marriot West:  Located approximately 3.5 miles from The Rotunda.  Special group pricing for Rotunda guests.
W231 N1600 Corporate Cr.  Waukesha, WI 53186  Marriot West

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Building History

The Rotunda, hewn from Bedford Limestone, stands as an outstanding example of Classic Revival architecture with 20th century Neo-Classicism refinements. Six fluted Doric columns tower nearly 2-stories above the expansive curved portico.

A shallow coffered dome, meticulously tooled with copper, is a brilliant testament to the time-honored traditions of quality and craftsmanship.

The exterior is masterfully balanced with ornamentation continuing through the vestibule and beyond. The Rotunda boasts a 35-foot lobby, rich with refined elegance. The colonnade of stately two-story red marble columns are crowned with classically detailed gold capitals.

By day, sunlight cascades through a beautiful stained glass skylight and onto the circular coffered dome. By night, tiered gold chandeliers spanning four feet in width, create a gentle ambiance, diffusing facets of warmth into every corner.

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1913 – First federally built and owned Waukesha Post Office.

1962 – renovated as a branch banking facility. Today, the nearly 1-foot thick brushed-steel door to the vault has remained for posterity and provides a whimsical entryway to the caterer staging area.

2001 – Renovated to reflect its former glory and opened as a premier banquet and meeting facility.

2010 – Exclusive Chef Jack’s Catering venue.  Remodeled and upper level renovated to provide additional event seating or cocktail space.  Also features a hospitality room.

2016 – Main floor and foyer renovated.  New carpeting, uplighting, and paint scheme.  250 gold chiavari ballroom chairs now included with venue.


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