Will my event be the only event at the Deer District?

No - there is always a possibility of another event taking place at Fiserv Forum, The MECCA Bar & Grill, Plaza, or any other of the amazing locations in the Deer District.  Concerts, family shows, basketball games and festivals will take place throughout the year, GATHER provides a private event space for your guests to enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of Milwaukee’s best events.

When do I schedule my food tasting?

Tastings can be scheduled with Levy 3 months prior to your event date.  Levy will allow up to 4 guests.

Can we rehearse in GATHER at Deer District the day prior if we are hosting our ceremony?

In the event that you are hosting your ceremony and reception at GATHER at Deer District, we will do our best to accommodate a wedding rehearsal.  Due to the demand of GATHER at Deer District, we unfortunately cannot guarantee the event space will be available the day before your wedding.  We will do our best to accommodate your request based upon availability, please work with your event coordinator to schedule.  A rehearsal charge of $500 will apply.

Set up Time

GATHER at Deer District event contracts allow for (2) two hours of set up time prior to your event start time.  If you require additional set up time, we will work with you based upon availability to provide you with additional time.  We do not have storage available onsite, so we require all load in and load out for events to take place on your event day.

How do I reserve my date?

We require a signed event contract and a full event deposit on file to secure your date.  All Food and Beverage deposits will run through our partner Levy.  All event deposits are nonrefundable.

Parking & Shuttles

The Deer District offers parking in the 5th Street Parking Structure (1215 N. 5th Street) and Highland Parking Structure (1030 N. 6th Street).  Street Parking is available around the Deer District.  Ride sharing and shuttle drop off is located right off Juneau.

How far in advance can I book?

We can take reservations up to 24 months in advance. Dates are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Restrictions to Space

Please no adhering anything to our walls, floor, or ceiling. We highly suggest using easels for pictures or displays, and tabletop frames for pictures. All current displays or lighting in the space cannot be changed or removed. The use of glitter, confetti, sequins, bubbles, and real petals on the floor is prohibited. Smoke and bubble machines are also prohibited. Only enclosed candles with the wax in glass are permitted. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the building and the Deer District is smoke free campus.

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