Historic Milwaukee Mansion



From your wedding to your company holiday party, take your guests on a trip to Italy without ever leaving Wisconsin.

We’re not into the type of “historic” that’s stuffy and dull. We’re into the “historic” that implies, “Let’s do something that goes down in history!” The Villa Filomena is where elegance meets excitement and vintage meets new beginnings.



+ Coordination Service
+ Set Up and Tear Down
+ Handicap Accessibility
+ Large Catering Kitchen
+ 20 60-inch Round Tables
+ 200 White Wood Chairs
+ Glassware
+ Dance Area
+ Stage
+ 2 Bars


— Room —

The Chandelier Ballroom

Seats 225 *

This grand ballroom gets its name from the twenty-six crystal chandeliers that glisten amongst expansive elliptical arches. It features a catering kitchen, a bump-out room that’s great for serving stations, two conveniently-located bars, and a stage.

* Can seat 250 by utilizing different sized tables.

— Room —

The Fitzgerald Parlor

Seats 45

Step in to a step back in time. This intimate, timeless parlor is adorned with ornate artwork, charming fireplaces, and vintage furniture and decor. It’s the perfect fit for smaller weddings and private events to sign, seal, and deliver some unforgettable moments to Memory Lane.

— Room —

The Garden Terrace

Seats 125

If you’re looking for something straight out of a fairytale, then bippity-boppity-book your event in our Garden Terrace and transport your guests out of the Midwest and onto an Italian piazza. It provides a sophisticated architectural backdrop that’s softened by greenery. This private outdoor space is great for cocktail hours or full wedding ceremonies.


— Room —

The Second Floor

Up the stairs, there is a large, open-concept room for wedding parties to lounge in before their ceremonies begin. Everyone may arrive up to 1 hour early. The wedding party must come dressed, but the bride may get dressed at the mansion. Personal belongings may be stored up here during the event, but must return home at night. Through a doorway is a sunny floral room that makes for a great photo opp space.



+ Additional Hours
+ Coat Room
+ Rehearsal
+ Champagne Toast
+ Valet Parking Service
+ Parking Lot Permit

Parking lot location:
820 E Knapp Street
Milwaukee, WI


— Event —



The mansion is available for events 7 days a week.


Types of Events

+ Weddings
+ Meetings
+ Lunches
+ Ceremonies
+ Celebrations

+ Holiday Parties
+ Birthdays
+ Bridal Showers
+ Baby Showers
+ Family Reunions

and beyond!


— Event PACKAGE —

Wedding Ceremony

You want an unforgettable ceremony at a stunning location before you head off to party the night away. With your choice of the Fitzgerald Parlor, the Chandelier Ballroom, and the Outdoor Garden Terrace, you can take a step back in time as you step into your new life.
This package does not include a reception.

Friday - Sunday: $1600
11AM-2PM or 10AM-1PM

— Event PACKAGE —

The Entire Mansion

Get out your pens, boys and girls, because it’s time to scratch “party in a mansion” off the ol’ bucket list. You want to live large and make the mansion your own for your wedding day. Let’s get fancy and make a dream or two come true!
This package includes a reception for weddings. A ceremony can be added for an additional fee that's based on size, location, need of coordination, and other details.

Fridays: $3500 | 2PM-12AM
Saturdays: $4500 | 2PM-12AM
Sundays: $2500 | 9 Hour Rental

Capacity: 299

Comfortably seats 200-250

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Private Event

You’re tired of hosting events in the same, overused spots. You really wanna do it up this time and make it a day to remember. No event is too small or quirky for this mansion. It’s available for events 7 days a week.

Pricing adjusts to the day + amount of hours.



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All alcohol must be purchased through Villa Filomena. The following packages include cocktails, cordials, wine, beer, and soft drinks. They can be customized to fit your needs.


Drink Options

Wine: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot

Beer: Miller Lite, High Life, Coors Lite, Leinenkugels, Blue Moon

White Claws and other beers available upon request.

Champagne: $4/person, flutes not included.


“Beer Me”


Beer, Soda

“You Fancy?”


Beer, Wine, Soda


“Keepin’ it Rail”


Rail Cocktails,
Beer, Wine, Soda

“Champagne Taste”


Top Shelf Cocktails,
Beer, Wine, Soda


Pricing is based on 5 total hours and the final guest guarantee to the caterer. Additional hours can be purchased. A 19% gratuity and 6.1% tax will be added on to each package. We have no additional fee for bartenders. For larger weddings, there is a $2500 beverage service minimum.



To reserve a date, the Villa Filomena requires a non-refundable 50% deposit with a signed Rental Agreement (Link to Rental Agreement file). The remaining balance must be paid in full no later than 60 days prior to the event. If there is a cancellation 6 months prior to the event, there is an additional $1000 fee. We require a credit card on file at the time of your reservation confirmation.

Before signing a contract with a caterer, please verify that they are licensed and insured. Then send us a quick email to have your catering option approved by our management team. We don’t need to see your contract with the caterer. We just want caterers to see and utilize our full kitchen!


things to keep in mind

+ Rental hours include set-up and tear-down time.

+ Alcohol must be provided by venue.

+ Music can be amplified indoors and outdoors until 6, but must end completely at 11pm.

+ Throwables must be biodegradable.

+ Loose glitter shouldn’t be used as decoration.

+ Open flames must be fully-enclosed, but candlelight is magical and allowed!

+ All materials (guestbook, name chart, etc) may be dropped off the day before the wedding at your convenience.



Frequent Questions

Is the mansion haunted?
Of course. The old maid.

Can we spend the night?
No. The old maid likes her space.

Is there WiFi?
Yes, but don’t forget to live in the moment!

Are pets allowed?

Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, but is check preferred.

Is smoking allowed?
Yes. There are ashtrays and benches outside.





Weekday Events

Contact us about special weekday rates! If you don’t need your event to fall on a weekend, we’ll honor your flexibility with a sweet deal.

Military Discount

We are thankful for those who have fought for this country and offer a military discount of $300 off any Ceremony or Entire Mansion rental.


February weddings

We celebrate connection and commitment every day of the year, but February is the one true month of love! All Friday, Saturday, or Sunday events 2-11pm are only $2000. A beverage package of $2500+ is required.

Let us be your happily ever after!