Where to Host Your Next Event In Wauwatosa
Want to host an event in Wauwatosa while showing out-of-town guests the magic of our charming city? We have some win-win solutions for you.
Whether family and friends are coming into town to visit you for the holidays or you’re simply looking to host a gathering with your favorite people, discover numerous private spaces and event venues to book — and places for out-of-town guests to stay — for the ultimate party.
Book A Restaurant or Brewery
Draft & Vessel. Located just steps away from the heart of Tosa Village, Draft & Vessel offers four-hour rentals in The Beer School — a flexible space that opens onto the Beer Grotto for events and private parties. Expect full access to their extensive draft beer list in the bar and countless additional options, including draft wine, cocktails, spirits, cider, and more.
Eldr + Rime. A place that’s all about comfort and gathering, Eldr + Rime features two private dining room options: Samling and Mysa. Samling accommodates up to 32 guests and allows your party to feel connected to the main dining area, but includes a semi-private door for a cozier ambiance. Mysa is for more intimate parties of up to 16 guests and includes a TV to mirror photo and video slideshows.
Pro tip: Have out-of-town guests stay at Renaissance Milwaukee West as Eldr + Rime is located within the hotel!
Ristorante Bartolotta. Leave it up to Ristorante Bartolotta’s event planners and producers to create a memorable event for all. Access an exclusively Italian wine list and passionate, experienced staff to recommend wine options by the glass or bottle to pair perfectly with their authentic, homemade Italian cuisine.
Firefly Urban Bar & Grill. Plan a stress-free event at Firefly Urban Bar & Grill right outside of Tosa Village. Firefly accommodates private parties and includes a pre-set menu filled with shared plates, first course, and wide selection of entrees so all guests can find something to enjoy.
Buckatabon. This Tosa Village staple pairs a relaxed dining experience with Wisconsin’s Northwoods-inspired food options. Buckatabon offers a second-floor loft as a private event space option or their social bar nook for a semi-private option — both designed with mid-century nostalgia and charm.
Cafe Hollander. Also located in the heart of Tosa Village, Cafe Hollander offers incredible European-inspired breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch options. The private and semi-private event space options are situated within a large, rustic room with exposed wood and an open staircase, as well as windows overlooking the river and Tosa Village.
Pizza Man. Throw a pizza party at Pizza Man in The Mayfair Collection within their nostalgic and memorable spaces. We definitely recommend Pizza Man for groups and families as they offer a family-style option of dining where you choose three items as your first course and another three items as a second course. Tell guests to come hungry!
Pro tip: Guests have numerous nearby hotel options to choose from, including the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, Renaissance Milwaukee West, Holiday Inn Express Milwaukee, Homewood Suites by Hilton Wauwatosa Milwaukee, and Extended Stay America – Milwaukee West.
Book Something Historic
Kneeland-Walker House. A hidden gem in our charming city, Kneeland-Walker House truly embodies the rich history that Wauwatosa has to offer. The house and grounds feature many indoor and outdoor event options that include use of Wauwatosa Historical Society’s chairs and tables, as well as limited kitchen facilities (i.e. refrigerator, microwave, and sink).
The Little Red Store. Home to much of Wauwatosa’s earliest commercial history, the Little Red Store was built in 1854 and has outlived many of our city’s original buildings. Perfect for small gatherings, the Little Red Store offers 600 square feet of open space with wooden tables and chairs, as well as large windows overlooking Tosa Village.
Book An Event Space
Birch. Nestled into the heart of East Tosa, Birch is a 6,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor event venue that’s perfect for larger parties. Complete with a patio garden and ballroom, there are many different places to host the perfect gathering. Plus, Birch is connected to Camp Bar for the ultimate afterparty.
Renaissance Milwaukee West. Invite the extended family for your next gathering and reserve a space at Renaissance Milwaukee West. Not only is this hotel a great place for guests to book their stay, but it also has six event rooms, 9,864 square feet of total event space, and can hold up to 550 people in its largest space.
The Grand Hall at Tosa Pool. Available year-round, The Grand Hall at Tosa Pool is situated within a historic building in Hoyt Park. When you reserve the space for your next gathering, you also receive use of tables and chairs, as well as air-conditioning in the summer.
Learn more about where to stay, where to eat, and things to do while you’re here in Wauwatosa.
Header photo courtesy of @eldrandrimemilwaukee.