Historic Downtown Waukesha


Our experienced, friendly, and professional staff have the passion to make your wedding reception a truly memorable occasion.

Every Bride & Groom deserves a full service experience. That begins with a picturesque venue. The Rotunda provides a charming and iconic setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With the uniqueness of the facility, impressive menu options, and helpful staff, The Rotunda provides a wonderful experience for you and your guests.

Ceremonies:  Share your vows with your closest family and friends under our elegant & romantic stained-glass dome.  The Rotunda presents an intimate setting for your ceremony.

Setting:  Photographs are one of the most important keepsakes from your wedding.  Complimenting the gorgeous ambiance of the newly renovated dining room and mezzanine, we also offer a beautiful landscaped setting outdoors.  Our grand veranda presents a charming and unique backdrop for bridal party, family, and group photos, as well as cocktails and mingling for your guests after the ceremony.  In addition, located just one block from The Rotunda is the scenic Riverwalk, a paved path along the Fox River that allows pedestrians and bicyclists to travel through downtown, is an ideal location for stunning outdoor snapshots.

Attractions:  Waukesha’s historic downtown district is ever changing & developing and offers a variety of cultural and lively activities to complete your event weekend.  Your guests can grab a cup of coffee at one of the charming coffee shops within walking distance of the Rotunda and peruse the art galleries & shops.  Whatever you are craving, downtown Waukesha has a restaurant that is sure to tempt.

Corporate & Social Events

We believe you should only plan events that you would actually want to attend. That’s why our staff is here to help you cover all the details leading up to your meeting or special celebration.

Our venue provides an alternative to the standard, sterile confines of the typical banquet room.  Fundraisers, awards functions, and holiday parties.  Whatever the gathering, The Rotunda is an impressive choice.

Chef Jack’s Food & Beverage

The Rotunda is an exclusive Chef Jack’s Catering property.  We will provide all food, beverage, linen, and coordination for your event.

Founded in 1986, Chef Jack’s is known as one of Wisconsin’s premier caterers.  Brides and grooms from all over the country have chosen Chef Jack’s to help coordinate and fulfill all of their wedding dreams.  We have graciously been voted the “Best Of” pick for caterers in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame as well as a Three Time #1 Best Caterer in Milwaukee for the WISN A-List.

From elegant sit-down dinners to fun and exciting station buffets, Chef Jack’s Catering has a wide variety of styles and options to customize your menu.  Specializing in “the art of hospitality”, your event is as important to us as it is to you.  From our very first meeting to the day of the event, we will go above and beyond to ensure that your occasion is as spectacular and stress-free as possible.

Milwaukee Venues

The Rotunda is one of the standout Milwaukee area wedding venues.  It features a 35ft dome with ample space for 200 guests.  Sometimes couples are looking for unique Milwaukee venues and choose to come to Waukesha for its small town feel along with all the great shops and restaurants.  If you are in the market and are looking for one of the most unique milwaukee area wedding venues, stop by and visit The Rotunda in Waukesha.