The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Trolley Square Waterfront Banquets in Appleton, Wisconsin, is the ideal venue for couples to host an unforgettable wedding ceremony and reception. The view of the river serves as a magnificent ceremony backdrop and train tracks and gardens within walking distance serve as gorgeous first-look photo options. Every bride and groom is provided an event coordinator for assistance with planning the wedding of their dreams. No detail is too small and the weds-to-be will love the available spaces to host their nuptials.
The Club Room. Looking out across the water through the large windows, the Club Room is capable of seating as many as 75 of your closest friends and family members. The space is lovely for rehearsal dinners, as well as more intimate wedding receptions. The romantic lighting really sets the mood above the dance floor, ideal for getting your guests moving. The room also has its own private bar for convenience.
The Palace Car Room. One of the smaller rooms within the facility is the Palace Car Room. A new addition to the venue, it includes its own private bar. Guests can use this space for their rehearsal dinner or reception if the wedding party and guests do not exceed 50 individuals.
Patio. Couples won't find a larger outdoor patio in the entire city to host their wedding ceremony. With views of the water, this space can hold as many as 150 guests for a wedding ceremony and reception that you won't soon forget.
What You Should Know
Although the tables and chairs for the wedding ceremony and reception are provided, couples are responsible for obtaining their own linens and decorations. The facility provides linen tablecloths and napkins in the color of your choice for an extra fee. Should you require recommendations of nearby vendors, such as entertainers, florists or photographers, the wedding coordinator would be happy to supply you with their preferred vendor list.
All catering is done by the culinary team at the Trolley Square Waterfront Banquets. Couples will work closely with the chef to create a customized menu. The team specializes in hors d'oeuvres, like chicken and vegetable potstickers, jumbo shrimp cocktail and salmon Caesar salad. Their plated dinners also include mouth-watering selections. Choose from pecan-crusted chicken breasts, cedar plank walleyes and New York strip steaks. Should you have any children or gluten intolerant guests in attendance, the catering staff have additional menus to accommodate them.
The Trolley Square Waterfront Banquets has many extra perks in addition to its views of the river. Some of these include:
- Audio/visual services
- Detailed wedding-planning assistance, including managing the schedule of the evening from start to finish
- Microphone and sound system
- Handicap accessibility
- Liability insurance
From the Vendor
Pullman's Waterfront Banquets
Our banquet facility can accommodate up to 220 seated guests and features its own private patio overlooking the waterfront and downtown Appleton skyline. We specialize in heavy hors d'oeuvres receptions and unique plated dinners.
We can also host outdoor wedding ceremonies in two unique locations.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Waterfront, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning
Amazing PlaceReviewed on 1/16/2014 Gena H
This place is so great!!! The food is to die for and the owners and staff are so helpful and treated us like we were royalty. I loved my rehearsal dinner more than my wedding dinner!!!
beautiful venueReviewed on 9/08/2013 Melissa G
From the minute I got engaged I knew I wanted my reception at Trolley Square. It is an absolutely beautiful venue. Alanna, the event coordinator is amazing and is really, really good at her job. We didn't have to worry about anything because she was on top of everything. The food was AMAZING. Everyone complimented both meal options. It was the perfect place for the perfect day.
Alanna is awesome, and the space was great! The service was great, and I highly recommend the chicken and spinach ravioli.
Wow, above my expectations!Reviewed on 8/07/2014 Maraen M
We met with Alanna Koch the events manager and planner back in 2013 and knew we wanted to use not only her, but Trolley Square for our wedding reception. the venue is stunning and overlooks the water and during the evening the patio is lit up beautifully for your guests to enjoy some outside time. We chose the 3 meat buffet style dining for our guests, and only heard AMAZING things about the food! Alanna went above and beyond to make sure every single one of my needs were met as I am a complete perfectionist. She is extremely friendly and professional and helps immensely. The staff at Trolley Square made my quests feel warm and welcome, and we had the best night of our lives!! I would recommend Trolley Square to anyone looking for a beautiful venue, delicious food, and complete professionalism from the staff! Thank You so much for making my wedding day amazing!!! Maraen Sommer Wedding: July 12, 2014
absolutely wonderfulReviewed on 11/14/2012 Rebecca M
Everything was perfect. The location was amazing, the food was GREAT, lots of compliments and the service was great! We couldn't have been happier
Great!Reviewed on 11/01/2012 Patti R
Trolley Square was great. Alanna, the events coordinator, is very helpful and accomodating to requests. The venue is beautiful and has a wonderful river-side setting. We received compliments on our food all night!
Rehearsal Dinner: Great!!Reviewed on 9/04/2012 Erin L
I had my rehearsal dinner at Pullmans and it was amazing! The food was fantastic and the service was great! We got our own private room with a private bar. It made the entire meal very intimate. It felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant.
This is the Place to have your Rehearsal Dinner!Reviewed on 8/27/2012 Jess P
Very lovely, right on the water. Great food and great staff! We had our own private bar in the room. Very comfortable and nicely done! We loved this place!
Wedding ReviewReviewed on 6/27/2012 Sheryl O
The food was amazing and so was the site coordinator. All our guests raved about how fantastic the food was from the appetizers to the pizza buffet we had later in the evening!
AwesomeReviewed on 10/24/2011 Tricia K
They were super great to work with. The manager made sure everyone knew where they needed to be. Their prices were reasonable. AWESOME. My only complaint was 1/2 our food was cold, however, they did apologize and reimburse us for a portion of our bill.
WonderfulReviewed on 8/22/2011 Renee J
They were so easy to work with and the food was delicious!!! We had plated meals and there was more than enough food. We also had the ceremony outside on the deck and it was perfect.
AWESOMEReviewed on 8/06/2011 Erin O
Beautiful setting and wonderful staff! Food was great and they did everything they could to make your day wonderful!
Delish and memorable!Reviewed on 7/02/2011 Sarah M
They were very accommodating, the menu was amazing, the wait staff was prompt and courteous, the atmosphere was beautiful and perfect for our dinner.
Beautiful!Reviewed on 6/24/2011 Lindsey S
We had our spring ceremony and reception at Trolley Square Waterfront Banquets. This venue was absolutely wonderful. The staff, food, and management was excellent. Family and friends are still raving about this place.
Charming setting for a family mealReviewed on 2/05/2011 Kathleen D
We had 11 people for our rehearsal dinner, including two small children, so we needed a restaurant that would accommodate a variety of tastes, and Pullmans delivered. Their adjacent wine bar, Nan Sorellas, is a nice place to meet before dinner.
Appleton Bride -Classic and ElegantReviewed on 11/16/2010 Leah M
Catherine, the woman event coordinator at Waterfront was wonderful. She was polite, helpful, and willing to answer all of our questions. The food was delicious, we had many compliments. The setting was beautiful, everyone loved the patio and the riverfront view. We also used their AV equipment and everything went off without a hitch.
Awesome place to have a weddingReviewed on 10/06/2010 Brittany K
They did a great job!
Review for Trolley Square Waterfront BanquetsReviewed on 6/03/2009 Renee R
It was on the banks of the Fox River and had a great view. It also had a great private porch for our use. And it was willing to import any beer we wanted.;The vegetarian dish wasn't very good. And it got pretty warm in the room with all the people and dancing.
Review for Pullmans at Trolley SquareReviewed on 11/13/2008 Kristin N
It was right along the fox river. The guests could enjoy the view from a patio outside.;It is a smaller banquet hall but perfect for 200 guests.