With its history and Mediterranean-style atmosphere, the Villa Terrace is a special place for one of the most cherished moments of your life.

Wedding Ceremony  

Half Day Rental
May include a ceremony, cocktail hour, short reception, extra time for getting ready and taking photos. You decide how to use your time. All set up and clean up needs must be completed within these time slots.

Full Day Rental
May include a ceremony, cocktail hour, a longer reception, extra time to get ready and taking photos, and geared toward parites with more complicated set ups. All set up and clean up needs must be completed within these time slots.


9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. $4,000

5:00 p.m. to 12: a.m. $4,000

9:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. $7,000

Museum Combination Package
Ceremony at the Villa Terrace (9am to 4pm)
Reception to follow at the Charles Allis (5pm to 12am)

Discount Pricing
Peak Season (May - October)
25% Discount for Friday and Sunday Rentals (excludes Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends).
50% Discount for Monday through Thursday Rentals

Off-Peak Season (November - April)
50% Discount off of Peak Season Pricing

Music Policy

Lloyd and Agnes Smith built the Villa Terrace in 1924 in the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood to raise their family of six children. They were known as doting parents who enjoyed socializing and also being good neighbors. Once their children were grown, the family donated its home to Milwaukee as an art museum for the benefit of us all. Museum leadership is committed to continuing the Smith’s legacy by 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 the Smith family legacy.



Stand Alone Wedding Photography
$200/Hour - May - October
$150/Hour - November - April   

Piano Rental - $100 Flat Rate          



Private Events (Non-Wedding)

Monday - Thursday
Peak Season $395/Hour
Off Peak Season $300/Hour

Friday - Sunday
Peak Season $525/Hour
Off Peak Season $300/Hour

*All events(Weddings and private) must conclude by 12:00 a.m.

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