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The Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers a variety of facilities that can be rented for private and public events, corporate meetings, celebrations and presentations.


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A Variety of Facilities

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers a variety of facilities that can be rented for private and public events, corporate meetings, celebrations and presentations.

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A gathering on the Museum's roof deck.
Roof Deck

The Roof Deck offers 3,100 square feet of outdoor space with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and downtown Manitowoc. The Deck is ideal for ceremonies, parties, and receptions and is located on the third floor of the Museum. 

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. With updated technology, this space is ideal for presentations using multimedia. The Riverview Room is conveniently located on our main level and overlooks the Manitowoc River and USS Cobia.

Board Room

The 400 square-foot board room offers a unique setting for events for up to 16 people, with panoramic lake and river views. Use this space for a business meeting or as a quiet area separate from a larger rental using the Riverview Room or Roof Deck.

USS Cobia Theater

The Theater features an audio-visual presentation system for groups up to 35 people.


Bar & Beverage Service

Beverage service can include coffee, water, soda, and tea. For Bar service, the Museum retains its own liquor license and is happy to provide a full-service bar at your events. Bar options range from canned soda to premium cocktails. There are options for every budget and preference at the Museum. 

Tables and Chairs

The Museum has a variety tables and chairs which are included with the rental of any room. Linens and chair covers are available for an additional fee.

Presentation Aids

The Museum has a number of options to help you create a unique event. The following technology is available with room rentals:

  • An 85″ TV, two 55″ TVs, a laptop, & HDMI cables w/ adapters
  • 55″ HD Smart TV cart with Blu-ray player
  • Theater AV system
  • Microphone 
  • Floor standing podium (2)
  • Easels & whiteboards w/ markers

Preferred Caterers & Partners

The Museum has a close relationship with many local businesses to bring you local flavor to enhance your event. To best provide for your event, here are our recommended caterers. You are welcome to provide the food or choose a different caterer if you wish. Also listed is our preferred decorating service and florist!

If any alcohol is to be served, the Museum provides all bartenders and inventory. No carry-ins allowed.

Museum Rental Pricing

 A unique event for every budget

Our room rentals are customizable with several upgrades available. Prices begin at:

  • Roof Deck: $700 (Fri-Sun), $300 (Mon-Thu)
  • Riverview Room (full day): $600 
  • Board Room: $200
  • Wedding Packages: $1,000 

Additional fees include: bar or beverage service, sub/museum access, linens, etc.

Rates are flexible for smaller meetings or events. We also offer discounts to non-profit organizations, Corporate Fleet Members, and Military Reunion Groups. Email events@wisconsinmaritime.org for more information. 

How to Reserve a Space

Thank you for your interest in renting a space at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. From weddings and showers to board meetings and corporate events, we look forward to customizing an event that fits your needs and budget.

When you’re ready to book, please fill out the Room Rental Request Form or email events@wisconsinmaritime.org for more information.

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