We are pleased to announce that after over three months of closure and much thoughtful preparation, the Charles Allis Art Museum is now open to the general public. Our staff did not make this decision to reopen lightly, and we continue to follow the guidelines of health authorities closely to ensure our visitors and our staff can safely enjoy their visit.  Admission will be by online reservation only. Tickets may be purchased by visiting our Plan Your Visit page. More information on health and safety guidelines for your visit will be provided when registering. We look forward to seeing you again soon at the museum! 

The Charles Allis Art Museum offers both full-day and half-day rentals for wedding ceremonies and receptions. We also offer combination packages with the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.

Reception Capacity:
120 sit-down dinner
150 audience-style seating

Half-Day Rental

Your seven-hour rental might feature a ceremony, cocktail hour, short reception, extra time for getting ready and taking photos — you decide how to use your time. All setup and cleanup must be completed within your rental period.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   $1,500
5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. $1,500

Full-Day Rental

Full-Day Rentals are geared toward events with more complicated setups. They may include a ceremony, cocktail hour, short reception, extra time for getting ready and taking pictures. All setup and cleanup must be completed within these time slots.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. $2,500

Museum Combo Package

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ceremony at the Villa Terrace Art Museum) and
5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (reception at the Charles Allis Art Museum) $5,500

Available Discounts

Discounts are available for events that are scheduled during off-peak times of the year and days of the week.

Peak Season – May through October

25% discount on Friday and Sunday (excluding Memorial and Labor Day Weekends)
50% discount on Monday through Thursday

Off-Peak Season – November through April

25% discount from Peak Season pricing

Music Policy
Charles and Sarah Allis built their home in the residential Prospect Avenue neighborhood, and donated their home to Milwaukee as an art museum for the benefit of us all. Museum leadership is committed to continuing the Allis legacy of being good neighbors — and our music policy comes out of this tradition. Amplified music is welcome inside the museum. It must end promptly at the agreed-upon time and no later than 10:30 p.m. We strictly adhere to this policy to insure not only the success of your event but also our future programming. Your business is important to us. We look forward to working with you to create the exceptional events we are known for, while respecting our neighbors.