We fell in love with the MCHS the second we visited - which was years before we even started dating! When we got engaged, MCHS was a natural choice for a possible wedding venue. After one visit with the wedding coordinator there, we knew this w...
as the place we wanted to have our wedding.
About a year after we booked the venue, there was a new person in the wedding coordinator position. Amanda reached out to us to let us know she was the new contact. Because we live in Austin, TX, we only met Amanda via phone until the week of the wedding. We liked her immediately. She is warm and friendly, and extremely helpful. We had some issues with the rentals company (Canopies), and Amanda went out of her way to help us solve those issues. She also made time for us the week before the wedding to walk us through the venue and plan out everything, from the location of the ceremony, to the DJ, to the grand entrance. The day of the wedding, she directed Canopies on where to place the chairs for the ceremony, and she set up a ton of stuff that Zilli (our caterer) was paid to do. Amanda seriously did everything she possibly could to make the wedding run as smoothly as possible. Amanda's colleague, Elisa, was also wonderful. We cannot say enough about the fantastic customer service and thoughtfulness of the MCHS staff.
If you haven't been to MCHS, make the time to take a trip there. It is absolutely stunning. The gilding and marble are gorgeous, and the bank vaults are so cool. Everyone at our wedding kept saying that ours was the most beautiful, memorable wedding they had ever attended. The setting is just beautiful. We originally wanted to have our ceremony on the patio, and some issues with the rentals company made us change it to indoors at the last minute. Have your ceremony inside in front of the vault! It is awesome! We cannot say enough about the beauty and uniqueness of this venue. Also, where else can you and your Badger-loving guests dance to jump around in a giant bank vault? So cool.
The only challenge with this venue is that it is very expensive. The venue itself costs a lot to rent, and then you have to bring in EVERYTHING-chairs, tables, linens, sound, etc. That being said, the venue is so beautiful and ornate that it doesn't require a lot of decorations.