Event Rentals

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers a variety of facilities that can be rented for private and public events, corporate meetings, celebrations and presentations. Our room rentals are customizable with several upgrades available. Additional fees include: bar or beverage service, sub/museum access, linens, after-hours surcharge, 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. 

Wisconsin Maritime Museum
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.

$1,000 (Thu-Sun), $500 (Mon-Wed)

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.

$50 – $1,000

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 audiovisual 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
A bride and groom walking next to the sub.

View our Wedding Flyer

View our Event Guide

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.

  • Brian’s Smokehouse BBQ
  • Courthouse Pub
  • Holla
  • Jenn’s Java
  • Late’s Grill
  • Maretti’s
  • Pizza Garden
  • Wrap It Up
  • Florists: The Flower Gallery
  • Decorations: Ceiled Deals

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. Contact us for more information or fill out our Rental Request Form if you’re ready to make a reservation. 

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