Private Events at the Sailing Center
Host Your Next Event at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is the perfect venue for a variety of corporate, social or family events. Located in Milwaukee's Veterans Park, the Sailing Center boasts stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee skyline, both night and day. The Windhover Community Room, Sullivan Deck and the center's two classrooms, Challenge and Integrity, can be rented individually or in total for larger functions. Along with our exclusive caterer, Zilli Hospitality Group, our staff would be happy to provide you with a personal tour. Plus we offer a large free public parking area adjacent to our facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Because of its location within a Milwaukee County Park, all park hours, rules and governing laws apply to the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. We encourage you to read the space contract thoroughly before entering into an agreement.
Windhover Community Room and Sullivan Deck
The Windhover Community Room is a large multi-purpose room, a 1782 sq/ft space that can be used for a variety of functions, from business presentations to formal dinners and receptions. Surrounded by glass on three sides, there is no venue in Milwaukee that offers the same commanding views. The room can be accessed by an external staircase which rises through the Sullivan Deck, an ADA-accessible elevator or internal staircase. It is totally carpeted, large multi-media screen and Wi-Fi access. The room can accommodate up to 150 for theater style presentations or receptions and 120 for sit-down dinners. The Sullivan Deck, is an extension of the Windhover Community Room, and at 527 sq/ft, it can provide a beautiful outdoor pre-function gathering space for receptions, a break-out space for meetings or its own unique space for a break or a bar. The Sailing Center can assist you in arranging for tables and chairs as well as audio/visual services for your event.
The Sailing Center is pleased to offer catering services through our partner Zilli Hospitality Group. Zilli has a proven track record providing hospitality services to a number of Milwaukee area venues including the Public Museum, County Zoo, Coast Restaurant, and Mitchell Park Conservatory and Domes. They have earned the distinction of being rated as the #1 Caterer by Milwaukee Magazine, M Magazine and Wisconsin Bride Magazine and Wisconsin Meetings Magazine. From simple box lunches and picnics to complete themed buffets and formal multi-course sit-down dinners, Zilli has a wealth of experience and is capable of working within budgetary and space requirements.
Room Rental Pricing
The Sailing Center offers special pricing for MCSC members and not-for-profit organizations (i.e., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization). Pricing is dictated by time of year with the prime summer season running from April 1 through September 30. Further information is available in our pricing matrix and rental contract terms, please call (414) 277-9094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about policies or pricing.
Challenge and Integrity Classrooms
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center has first-floor identical classrooms, ideal for private meetings or breakout sessions. Each room can accommodate up to 20 individuals and comes complete with chairs, podium and whiteboard.
The Sailing Center can also accommodate tented events on the adjacent hard surface or front lawn. We would be pleased to show you a variety of options to accommodate your individual needs. Barbeques, fish boils or lobster boils can be attractive additions to your functions.
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center can incorporate a sailing activity into your event. We have worked with a number of organizations and corporations to make their events special and unique with a variety of teambuilding activities. Contact us at (414) 277-9094 for availability and scheduling.