The Charles Allis Art Museum is now open. Visitation is by reservation only. Make a reservation through the "Plan Your Visit" tab below. The museum continues to follow state and local health and safety measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. These include masks, social distancing, and capacity limits. More information is available when making a reservation.
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.
120 sit-down dinner
150 audience-style seating
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 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
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
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.