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History in the making!

Old World Wisconsin will be expanding and reimagining the entry and private event experience in 2024.

We are only accepting inquiries for events starting in September 2025 now in our new spaces.


Make your next event historic!

Old World Wisconsin’s picturesque 1897 octagonal Clausing Barn, Green and Garden Patio are perfect settings for a rustic Wisconsin wedding or a unique private event. The Brewhouse, Caldwell Hall, and Picnic Pavillion offer more opportunities for a historic event. Make your day historic and create a story that will be remembered for generations.

Wedding Rentals all include wedding party access to unique historical locations, a bridal dressing room, and one hour rehearsal a couple days before your event.

All rentals allow outside catering. Pricing for all venues available by request. Book an event with us and receive a complimentary membership.

Old World Wisconsin will be expanding and reimagining the entry and private event experience in 2024. We are only accepting inquiries for events starting in September 2025 now in our new spaces.

Caldwell Hall

Caldwell Hall serves as a venue with the authentic historic charm of a 19th century hall for a unique dinner or event. The South Caldwell Yard serves as a convenient location for a smaller outdoor ceremony adjacent to the historic 1874 Caldwell Hall.

Capacity:

65 guests inside

Rental Includes: 

  • Choice of stage backdrops available
  • FREE wedding party access to our historic crossroads village for unique photography locations
  • Bridal dressing room
  • Weddings include FREE 1 hour rehearsal 1-2 days before your event
  • Customizable set up of white padded chairs, tables, and bar
  • Catering staging area
  • Located short distance from lit main parking lot
  • Reliable power & ample lighting
  • Accessible and modern restrooms
  • Modern Air conditioning

Picnic Pavilion

The Picnic Pavilion located in the Scandinavian Homesteads area of the museum is perfect for a sheltered daytime family reunion or company picnic.

Capacity:

300 guests

Rental Includes: 

  • Picnic tables & benches
  • A separate entrance gate and parking lot allows easy access for caterers, event organizers and VIPs
  • Reliable power & ample lighting
  • Located near the tram road for accessible guest access
  • Accessible and modern restrooms located a few yards away
A couple explores beer and brewing in the Brewhouse. OWW Summer Photoshoot 2022

Complimentary Family Membership

When you host an event with us

Become a Wisconsin Historical Society member and visit all 12 of our historic sites for free! Membership pays for itself in as little as two visits and includes other great benefits like discounts and reciprocal benefits to more than 1,200 organizations.


Make your next event historic!

For further information, call 262-594-6303 or email us at oww@wisconsinhistory.org


“We truly couldn’t have chose a more perfect Venue.
Thank you and your staff for making our day perfect!”

Renae Miller

2017 Wedding on the Green, with cocktails and reception at Clausing Barn