Milwaukee Art Museum Made This List of America’s Most Beautiful Wedding Venues

Is anyone surprised the Milwaukee Art Museum made Architectural Digest’s list?

Head down to the lakefront on most any weekend and you’re sure to find a wedding party posing for photos with the Milwaukee Art Museum as a backdrop.

The museum, particularly the stunning style of the Quadracci Pavilion designed by famed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, has been recognized by Architectural Digest as one of the country’s most eye-catching wedding venues.

Architectural Digest described the Milwaukee Art Museum as a “spectacular building right in the Midwest.”

“White walls and marble floors make it easy to adapt the space into whatever the soon-to-be newlyweds may need,” the article notes.



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The magazine also points to the stunning views of Lake Michigan offered from inside the Quadracci Pavilion, which opened in October 2001 and two decades later remains one of the most significant works of architecture in Milwaukee

From modern art museums to historic libraries, Architectural Digest pointed to 20 venues in the United States that provide stunning backdrops for tying the knot.

The list contains venues with varying styles, from “modern to traditional, indoor or outdoor, minimalist or maximalist,” the magazine notes.

The Chicago Cultural Center, a neoclassical building that opened in 1987 and is home of the world’s largest Tiffany dome, also made the list.

Other notable venues include the Ballroom at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, the Plaza Hotel in New York City and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The full list can be found here



Rich Rovito is a freelance writer for Milwaukee Magazine.