A modern venue in the Heart of Downtown Milwaukee: The Garden
Unique doesn’t even begin to describe the space as you walk into The Garden in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. The creative team at The Garden literally puts guests into the heart of a giant art installation. Eating right under a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. There’s nothing else quite like it in town.
The venue can be transformed to accommodate parties for more intimate occasions or larger events with ease. For companies and their event planning teams, options to design a unique and unforgettable event abound.
Andrea and Kate are the perfect team to run this modern downtown venue. They know exactly who their clients are (organizations looking for somewhere stylish & hip to host their next event!) and how to take care of them (give them all the service they can handle).
We were excited to have a chance to sit down with this wonderful team and get their take on events at The Garden.
Andrea Buboltz, Director of Events
Adult beverage of choice:Champagne or vodka sodas
Junk food of choice:Hot dogs or pizza
Favorite animal: Seahorses
Best trip ever:Jamaica
Do you have any pets? A golden retriever
Tell me about your family and friends – what do you like to do together? We like to hang out and enjoy the nightlife, trying new restaurants, and of course romantic walks on the beach.
Kate Brown, Social Media and Marketing Coordinator
Favorite animal: Pigs
Best trip ever: My wedding in Whistler, Canada. It was amazing!
Do you have any pets? Lhasa Apso named Diamond
Tell us about the history of the venue!
The space used to be a nightclub. The venue was renovated 3 years ago by Flux Design.
The wooden floor is original and beautiful, but they did to relocate the bar in order to transform it more into an event venue. The kitchen, pastry department, and butcher shop are located downstairs for the restaurant group so the food is very fresh always.
The SURG Group owns the whole building with their offices upstairs and another secret floor above the offices. It’s a very historical building with original woodwork still intact and it’s haunted. 🙂
What type of companies & organizations are drawn to your space?
Teams and planners who want an easy, one-stop-shop experience.
This venue doesn’t need much decoration. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on other decor. It looks great just the way it is!
Fab feature companies might not know about?
Our pricing is all-inclusive, we take care of the rental and the catering for you.
You don’t have to deal with many other vendors. Just bring a photographer and DJ.
What services are available in-house?
Rental, catering, day-of coordination (which means your employees can enjoy your event instead of doing the coordination!). We can do everything in one spot.
The valet across the street services the whole street, not just us. We can contract with them and it’s $7 per guest. But people can do it on their own.
All catering is in-house. One of our favorite dishes is stuffed chicken with mushroom and fontina cheese – it’s really good. The Garden’s chef used to be at our restaurant Umami Moto. We have great sushi here in-house and he is really good with Asian food, which is kinda fun. All the food is awesome.
What question do people forget to ask you?
By the time we finish running through all our options, there aren’t any questions left to ask! People often ask me: “What am I forgetting?” and it is usually nothing because our team takes care of everything here.
The Garden is a SURG Banquet Facility located at 727 N Milwaukee Street Milwaukee, WI 53202. The ballroom has a 125 seated capacity and 175 reception capacity.
Contact the team by calling 414.800.1246
Don’t forget to follow them on social media!
You can always contact the Front Room Studios team to learn more about corporate events at The Garden or our commercial photography and videography.
Call us 414.294.0080
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org