The DeKoven Center 2000 Wisconsin Ave • Racine • WI 53403


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Soak in sweeping views of Lake Michigan from this lush, sixteen acre campus. Once home to Racine College and dating back to the 1850s, it’s home to beautifully preserved American Gothic buildings, peaceful walking paths, and bountiful mature trees and landscaping.
  • Wed in St. John’s Chapel, the Center’s quaint, European-style church sanctuary, or opt for a colorful garden ceremony during the warmer months. Intimate receptions are right at home in the Assembly Hall, and larger ones are welcomed in the Great Hall; both spaces boast an open, gracious feel with lots of charming vintage details.
  • Two sweet apartments, located in the historic gatehouse, may be rented for overnight stays. With private baths, well-equipped kitchens, and plenty of room to spread out, they can serve as an ideal home base for the wedding weekend, as well as separate dressing suites on the big day.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,800–4,750/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
  • Rental fees include:

    • Access to the venue from 10am–midnight
    • Tables, chairs, floor-length tablecloths, runners, and napkins
    • Place settings for all guests
    • Event security from 6pm–midnight
    • No service charge
Ceremony Fee
  • $600–900/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Time of day
    • Event duration
  • Ceremonies include 3-hour exclusive venue access, use of a sound system, piano, and organ, a 1-hour rehearsal, and two dressing rooms.

Additional Info
  • Bar minimums apply, and range $1,000–1,500 depending on the venue selected. Hosted bar packages range at $8–12/person for the first hour, and $4–6/person for additional hours.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 225 0
Reception Seated 225 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily, 10am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Chapel / Church / Temple
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Retreat
  • Non-Profit
  • Private Estate

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds


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