901 W. Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Best Place at Pabst is a historic wedding venue located in downtown Milwaukee, WI. This charming establishment boasts German architectural influences that reflect the heritage of the area’s earliest immigrants. Its renowned walls celebrate Milwaukee’s brewing tradition while offering a one-of-a-kind venue for couples tying the knot. Pabst Brewing Company was founded by Jacob Best Sr. in 1844. As the first brewing company established in Milwaukee, Best was committed to creating a quality beverage by developing a distinct brewing process. He opened his factory in the heart of the city, which was later overseen by his son, Phillip, and Phillip’s son-in-law, Frederick Pabst. The business quickly became the United States’ largest brewing company, a title which it held until 1946. The Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee closed in 1996 and in 2001, it was purchased by Jim Haertel. Haertel reopened the historic property to share the unique charm of the building with others. The simple yet elegant venue retains its old-fashioned quality and celebrates its founders’ legacy. Best Place at Pabst features indoor and outdoor event spaces that you can use for your ceremony and reception. Whether you are hosting an intimate gathering or a large celebration, this venue can accommodate you and up to 300 guests. Its Great Hall is the largest function room and features a bar, hardwood flooring, and beautiful stained-glass windows. The slightly smaller Blue Ribbon Hall boasts murals painted by the Chicago artist Edgar Miller in the early 20th century. Both of these spaces are inspired by European and German aesthetics designed to transport you back in time. You are also welcome to host your ceremony in the venue’s romantic courtyard.