Parties & Weddings

Getting Married?

The 1930s steamship City of Milwaukee is the perfect venue for a unique, intimate wedding.  Hold your ceremony overlooking Manistee Lake or inside our craftsman-style passenger salon (enough room to comfortably host up to 50 people).  We'll help make your wedding as beautiful as you've always dreamed!

  Having a Party? 

Your birthday celebration, reunion or special event can be held indoors or outdoors.  Send out the invitations, come aboard and we'll do the rest.  The results:  a memorable occasion that you'll talk about for years to come!  

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Wedding and reception:       $1,800

What is your reservation policy?

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold a reservation.  The balance is due two weeks before the date of your rental.

How do you handle catering and alcohol?

We do not offer in-house catering, but we have a list of local caterers that you may want to contact. Because of the unique space, we highly recommend that your caterer contact us in advance, to allow time for set-up. The S.S. City of Milwaukee does not have a liquor license.  Any alcohol served must be covered by a special insurance rider or by a license held by the caterer.

Can we have music?

Yes, we can accommodate DJs, live entertainment or provide a sound system for your own selections.

What accessibility options do you offer?

The S.S. City of Milwaukee is equipped with chair lifts to help those with limited ability reach the upper section. 

To receive a wedding packet with more detailed information, or to speak directly with a staff member, please contact us at or leave a message at 231 723 3587