Facilities

A Variety of Facilities

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers a variety of facilities that can be rented for private and public events, corporate meetings, seminars, and presentations. For information on rental rates or to make a reservation, please contact the Mike toll free at 1-866-724-2356, ext. 106 (in the Manitowoc area, call 684-0218 x 106), or e-mail Mike at mjohnson@wisconsinmaritime.org.

Board Room

The 400 square-foot board room offers a unique setting for events for up to 16 people, with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and the historic Manitowoc riverfront. Use this space for a small business meeting, or as a relaxation area separate from a larger rental using the Riverview Room or Roof Deck.

Rental rates are $20 per hour with a 4 hour minimum ($80 minimum).

Riverview Room

With 1,800 square feet that can be divided into up to three separate rooms, the Riverview Room can accommodate groups as large as 150 for theater-style presentations or up to 100 people for a catered event. The Riverview Room is conveniently located on our main level and overlooks the historic Manitowoc River and USS Cobia.

Rental starts at $25 per hour for half ($100 minimum), $35 per hour for full (140 minimum), both are 4 hour minimum.

Roof Deck

The Roof Deck offers 3,500 square feet of outdoor space with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and downtown Manitowoc. The Deck is ideal for receptions and is located on the third floor of the Museum. The roof deck has its own food serving shelter for catered events.

Rental starts at $35 per hour with a 4 hour minimum ($140 minimum). (requires $100 inclement weather payment to hold the Riverview Room if you want to ensure the back-up space)

Riverwalk

The Riverwalk provides a sprawling outdoor venue next to USS COBIA with room for casual dining and music. It can hold up to 150 people for your event.

Rental starts at $35 per hour with a 4 hour minimum ($140 minimum). (requires $100 inclement weather payment to hold the Riverview Room if you want to ensure the back-up space)

USS Cobia Interpretive Center

The Cobia Interpretive Center's theater features a start-of-the-art audio-visual presentation system for groups of up to 40 people. The theater is available for rent in the evenings after regular Museum hours (5 p.m. during winter or 6 p.m. in the summer).

Rental Rate: $30 per hour with a 4 hour minimum ($120 minimum).

Presentation Aids and other Fees

Please note that there is an extra charge of $15 per hour if your rental extends beyond our normal operating hours, for example, if you do a summer rental when we are open 9-6, and your rental is 5 hour long, from 4-9, since from 6-9, we would normally be closed, those 3 hours would have an additional $15 on top of the room cost.

For presentation aids and other equipment charges, please see the Amenities page.

Food and Beverage Service

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum has a close relationship with many local businesses to bring you local flavor to advance your event. All food and beverage that is served here at the Museum must be prepared and served by a licensed business. If any alcohol is to be served, the Museum provides all bartenders.

Here is a list of businesses that are familiar with our location.

Charcoal Grill                 (920)-682-1000

Courthouse Pub            (920)-686-1166

Holiday Inn                    (920)-682-6000

Late's                            (920)-682-1539

Fox Hills                         (920)-755-3640

All Occasion Catering    (920)-901-0006

You are not limited to this list, however, these businesses know our location well and what works well in our spaces.