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The Factory on Barclay

Milwaukee’s newest industrial chic venue  is  hidden behind the facade  of The Original Cheesehead Factory.  Our unique 7,800 square foot  multi-purpose venue space offers three unique areas to choose from and can be rented separately or in combination. Our venue can accommodate a wedding ceremony in the Warehouse and flow into the reception in the Main Factory with no interruption. A corporate event small and large can be hosted with ample seating on the Mezzanine.

The Factory on Barclay is located in the Harbor District of Milwaukee’s Historic Walker’s Point, a neighborhood surrounded by an eclectic mix of micro- breweries and restaurants,  industrial and manufacturing businesses . We’re located in the A.P. Green Refractory building, a 1909 architectural and historical landmark. Your special event deserves special attention. Operated by one of the most experienced and successful venue owners in Milwaukee, The Factory offers a professional and dedicated staff to assist you throughout the planning process.

The Main Factory

Our Main Factory space which features cream city brick throughout with gorgeous high bay ceilings providing an abundance of natural light. This space is 3,500 square feet and can accommodate 100-400 guests / up to 300 seated.

The Warehouse

The Warehouse space features cathedral ceilings with 2,800 square feet  and accommodates  50-100 guests / up to 100 seated. A full service bar made of reclaimed barn wood hosts a diverse selection on local, craft and micro beers on tap as well as a barista bar.

The Mezzanine

The Mezzanine is "the place"  to be where you can view all the action below with 1,500 square feet and accommodate 50 - 75 guests /up to 50 seated. The Mezzanine can be rented separately for a planned or "pop-up" event. 

Bridal Suite/Bridesmaids Suite

The Private Bridal suite is available for wedding parties with a use of a private bathroom and kitchenette.

The Bridesmaids' suite includes a bank of make-up mirrors and plush chairs for getting dressed and ready for the day.  The suite is large enough to store the groups items for the day and offers a place to refresh during the event.

Each space can be rented separately or combined for one large event.

Rental Highlights

  • Venue capacity for up to 400 guests and banquet seating for up to 320 guests
  • 7,800 sq. ft, The Main Factory, The Warehouse & The Mezzanine .
  • Outdoor deck patio with an additional 1200 sq. ft of space
  • 400 mahogany chairs and up to 30 -  (60”) or 30 (66") round tables included
  • 10 hour rental period to provide for vendor set-up/breakdown
  • High-end glassware included for bar service
  • Bartender labor included in rental price on Friday and Saturdays
  • Floor plan design, planning & coordination included
  • Catering kitchen with modern amenities
  • ADA accessible 
  • On-site parking lot