Book Your Wedding with Mercantile Hall
A HISTORIC VENUE IN BURLINGTON, WI
A study in beautiful contrasts, Burlington, Wisconsin's Mercantile Hall is a sleek modern event space housed inside a historic mercantile building that dates back to the early 1900s. Once a place of business, the space is now an elegant, intimate place to tie the knot. Preserving original architectural details, such as the warm wooden floors and exposed brick walls that make this space feel so special, Mercantile Hall provides a blend of urban modernity and antique industry for an ideally romantic finished product.
Mercantile Hall is the vision of two women, friends who want nothing more than to bring your unique wedding vision to life. With its tall ceilings, open spaces and subtle original vintage detailing, the possibilities are nearly endless. You can host up to 280 guests at Mercantile Hall, though your total guest count varies depending on your chosen event layout.
Though it's primarily conceptualized as a reception venue, you could conceivably use the space for your full wedding event for a small group. Mercantile Hall is also within close proximity of several churches and other ceremony venues. It's also just a short walk away from Echo Lake and other of Burlington's waterways, so you and your new spouse can take stunning outdoor photos while guests enjoy a cocktail hour inside Mercantile Hall.
What You Should Know
Your facility rental fee covers a full day of use at Mercantile Hall, from 10 a.m. through midnight. Different pricing tiers are available based on the day of the week and time of year you choose for your event. When your guests arrive at Mercantile Hall, they are greeted by an open and airy reception area and a "wow feature wall" where you can display photos and other graphics associated with your wedding. There's also an open exhibition kitchen that caterers can use to prepare your meal.
There are no in-house catering services at Mercantile Hall; the venue's services focus on facilities and planning services only. The venue does provide a list of other local wedding businesses for you to choose from for your event. The venue has reclaimed wood tables in a variety of shapes and sizes and a collection of wooden folding chairs for events, and other event rentals are permitted for use in the space.
Mercantile Hall is under construction as of 2016, and it opens its doors for events in spring 2017. Its managers are happy to give tours of the space to those who are interested in booking it for a wedding at any point during or after construction.
In addition to being a great venue, the Mercantile Hall offers these extra perks to couples who choose this venue:
- In-house event planning staff; all facility rentals include the services of an event manager for day-of and planning assistance
- Wedding gown and bridesmaid's dress discounts at the venue's sister business, Bon Bon Belle Bridal
- Bridal suite available for ceremony prep and reception outfit changes
- Complimentary use of the space for your engagement photos
- Use of tables and chairs included in rental fee
- Receive a gift when you refer a friend to the venue after your event
- Venue is walking distance from hotels
From the Vendor
Urban feel. Small town love.
Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for learning a bit about us, as we are beaming with excitement as we work to bring you a new venue in the heart of historic Burlington! With its warm hardwood floors and exposed brick walls, this venue leaves lots of creative room to create a dramatic urban industrial chic vibe, or an artsy, edgy event. Leaving its original elements intact, the entire space features experience-centered design for your guests with components that can be changed to transform each and every event making the space unique each time. Our hearts desire is to listen to your unique journey as a couple and provide you with a space that lets your story shine. Looking forward to learning all about you... Cheers!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Mercantile Hall- you are a dream come true! I am so thankful that we took a chance in choosing Mercantile Hall as our wedding reception venue, although the space was still under construction. (We were only the 3rd wedding in the space!) We love & cherish the history of the building and what the owners are doing for the city of Burlington. In a nutshell, Mercantile Hall exceeded our vision for the space. Stephanie, the event planner, was amazing to work with! She was extremely responsive and supportive in the planning process. Her team blew us away on the wedding day- they were SO professional, kind, and thoughtful! They really kept everything together :) I don't know what we would have done without them. Here is a perfect example, we planned to have a popcorn bar and brought all the decorations in the night before. Believe it or not, I (bride) forgot to pick up the gourmet popcorn we ordered! When Stephanie realized that, her team went out (8 pm) and got popcorn for us!! They will go above and beyond for you! Finally, our guests had an amazing time! Everyone was extremely complimentary of the space & no one wanted to leave at the end of the night! Merc Hall, thank you SO MUCH for making our wedding such a spectacular day! I have no doubt that your venue will become a highly sought-after location.
Mercantile Hall was absolutely amazing! All of the staff was unbelievably helpful, especially Stephanie. If you have an idea or a vision they will help you make it happen. The venue is absolutely beautiful and you can set up the layout however you'd like. It is a new and exciting venue that is different than the standard wedding venue.
Our experience at Mercantile Hall was wonderful! We came to them with a mission to have our wedding in a little over two months and they didn’t bat an eye. We worked with Stephanie, Mercantile’s Events Director, to prepare for the wedding and she served as our onsite coordinator the day of as well. She was personable, professional and friendly every step of the way. We were able to relax and know that everything would be perfect! Not to mention, the venue is a gorgeous, modern gem.
My husband and I were the 2nd wedding at Mercantile Hall. Wendy, Stephanie, Rachel and Laurel were amazing!! We couldn’t have asked for our wedding to go better!! From the moment we met Wendy and Stephanie in empty building to the wedding day we were treated like family! The building is beautiful but the staff make it spectacular!! I would recommend Mercantile Hall to anyone for any event.
My wedding (Oct 2017) was absolutely perfect because of the beautiful venue at Mercantile Hall, and the absolutely outstanding and thoughtful customer service from Stephanie and the rest of the staff. We received so many compliments on how stunning the venue is. I am so proud and happy to be one of the first brides that booked at Mercantile Hall. Highly recommended!
The venue is so gorgeous, even before bringing in any extra decorations! They also had a lot of cute extra touches such as the option for a slideshow or photos projected and framed photos along the hallway walls as the guests enter, which made it really unique. Stephanie was an awesome resource when it came to planning our wedding, and everyone there was so helpful! We got so many compliments on our venue, I couldn't ask for a better spot.
My husband Jordan and I were married here in July of this year after our previous venue pulled out on us just 4 months from our wedding day. When we first went to look at Mercantile, they were in the middle of construction, which made us a bit hesitant but they made sure that we were updated as progress was made and helped to ease any worries and concerns we had right away. The staff was so great as we worked through our engagement period and planned our wedding and accommodated us in so many different ways. When the place was done it was even more beautiful than we had expected! They did such a great job at making it come to life and putting it all together. After they were finished up with construction they were always doing fun events and having different giveaways to participate in. The staff was such a pleasure to work with, especially their coordinator Stephanie was extremely helpful in our planning, and made us feel so well taken care of. They had great pricing over all, although we had some very minor expenses we didn't realize we were being charged for i.e. extra tables, and table cloths. However overall everything was very reasonable and they worked with us so much. We would absolutely recommend the mercantile hall as they really made our wedding day everything we had planned for and so much more!
Stephanie was fantastic! Had a tour of the space and can't wait to have my wedding reception here. Although it is just beginning construction I can see the final vision and I am delighted! Great Venue!
Amazing location with the perfect mix of rustic and industrial. Stephanie is absolutely delightful, and will gladly give you a tour of the space. The staff are experienced, and although the venue is not open until Spring 2017 I encourage you to check it out! It is affordable and located within walking distance to a hotel. There are multiple vendor and bar packages to meet all kinds of budget needs. Really is a one-of-a-kind venue!
Meet The Events Director
I'd like you to meet our Events Director, Stephanie. By day she is an event guru, inspiration garden harvester, and every bride's BFF. Stephanie is living a life of amazing things that she shares abundantly with her husband, little boy, golden retriever, and the rest of the world. You will quickly realize how special she is and the vast amount of wedding planning knowledge she can't wait to share (freely, honestly, willingly).