The Charles Allis Art Museum was originally the home of Charles Allis, former president of the Allis-Chalmers Corporation and his wife Sarah. Very active in the Milwaukee community and with keen collecting instincts, the couple amassed a unique art collection that was generously bequeathed to the public along with the more home to "delight, inspire and educate." Completed in 1911 the Tudor-style mansion, designed by noted Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler, is intact with original furnishings and the collection spans more than 2,000 years.
The Charles Allis Art Museum is a rich cultural institution that serves the entire Milwaukee community. Museum exhibitions and programs celebrate the rich variety of cultures found in our city to ensure that we provide a welcoming and engaging environment for all members of our community. With strong private and public support, and ongoing help from the Friends of Charles Allis organization, the Museum continues to grow and flourish.
Recognized for its classic elegance, the Charles Allis Art Museum is the ideal spot for an intimate, romantic wedding reception. Enjoy the setting of Milwaukee's historic East Side as your guests mingle amid the glamour of this stunning 1911 Tudor-style mansion. Allow the backdrop of Charles and Sarah Allis' gift to our community transform your event into a very special occasion. The rental areas of the Charles Allis Art Museum include the elegant Margaret Rahill Great Hall, patio and English Garden. The Charles Allis can accommodate 120 for a sit-down dinner, 150 with audience-style seating, or up to 200 for standing receptions. Capacity can be increased with the use of the patio and lawn.
The rental areas of the Charles Allis Art Museum include the elegant Margaret Rahill Great Hall, patio and English Garden.
120 sit-down dinner
150 audience-style seating
150-200 standing receptions
Capacity can be increased with the use of the patio & lawn.