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Venue Rental

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The S.S. City of Milwaukee and USCGC Acacia offer wonderful opportunities for photoshoots. From our gorgeous oak interior, to our stunning setting on the lake, and everything in-between, we have millions of different possibilities for you to create truly one-of-a-kind pictures. We offer rates at $25 per hour. Please contact us for more information.


The S.S. City of Milwaukee is both a beautiful and memorable place to hold an intimate wedding or reception. We have accommodations for ceremonies both on deck, and inside. We offer gorgeous scenery and will help to make your happiest day as enjoyable as possible. We offer very flexible pricing. Please contact us for more information.

Parties, and more!

While the S.S. City of Milwaukee is a registered historic vessel, she still knows how to throw a party! Whether it be a prom, graduation party, birthday party, shower, just a business meeting, or anything in-between, contact us to get more information, and get your party started!

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Venue Rental FAQ


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?

Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the ship, the only way to the upper decks is via two flights of stairs. The car deck is accessible via a ramp. 


To speak directly with a staff member, please contact us through our website, at, or leave a message at 231-723-3587

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