Hands down the BEST venue you could pick in MKE for your wedding! The venue itself, the staff, the location, amenities…I could go on forever. The venue itself is very modern and is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a romantic, elegant venue. The upstairs bridal suite was a huge bonus and made our getting ready experience even more special. Now to say how amazing the staff was in an understatement. Unfortunately, it rained on our wedding day and we had to make a last-minute call on moving the ceremony indoors. Matt, our day-of coordinator, and Gene, our DJ, made it happen in record time. They did everything they could to make sure my husband and I were taken care of all night and never skipped a beat. Plus, they helped us throw a pretty awesome party! You would have never guessed it was a COVID wedding and everyone raved at how much fun they had. Thank you Ivy House team for everything!!
I can not say enough amazing things about The Ivy House. Our wedding was August 14, 2020 and three weeks before we decided we needed to downsize due to Covid19. We worked with Abby, who was SO AWESOME. She calmly took our request and helped us create the best day ever, she made our tiny 38 person wedding feel so fancy and so full of life. Abby was such a positive calming presence throughout he whole last month of planning. We love her so much! Everyone who works there is so welcoming and makes you feel like family. They were so great at communicating throughout the entire planning process… We hired Milwaukee Airwaves for our DJ which was also amazing, Since they own the space they know how to navigate it so smoothly throughout the night. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour outside, went inside for dinner, and then came back out for dancing. Music was playing the whole time and there was no glitch or pause in the transition from each space! My husband and I felt so relaxed on our wedding day because everyone made us feel totally confident that everything would run smoothly and it did!! Everyone was so helpful and supportive throughout the whole process and made sure that we were enjoying ourselves the whole time. From making sure we took in every ounce or the beauty of our venue on our wedding day to keeping our drinks full. They had everything covered. We simply showed up and were basically guests at our own wedding. We had the best time and we CANNOT thank Abby and The Ivy House enough for the amazing day we had! I will hype this place up forever because it is the absolute best!!!
Ivy House was the last venue we saw, and the minute that we walked in, my husband and I knew it was the ONE. There’s something special in the air there. With the exposed brick, an abundance of plants, beautiful wood, and a massive bar, it’s truly a gorgeous atmosphere. We felt like we had walked into a dream. Add in that neon sign, and the insanely beautiful bridal suite, and we knew that we had to get married there. Every step of the way from our first tour with Tyler up to our wedding day, we felt 100% listened to and taken care of with every detail. Sarah was our main contact, and she was incredible with helping us plan and finalize every detail. She went above and beyond to make sure we felt comfortable and well taken care of. I am extremely Type A and thought I was organized–but I have NOTHING on Sarah Raver. Every detail I was concerned about, Sarah breezed through and problem solved. When the day came, I had literally zero nerves. Sarah checked in frequently, organized vendors, and made me feel like I could relax in the insanely beautiful bridal suite. I truly didn’t have to think about a thing. Sarah had the checklists, the timelines, the vendor contact information. I just had to sit back, drink champagne, and say I Do. ….We just got to sit back, sip the drinks that (they) handed us, and have a great time. Mo was one of our bartenders, and he and the ENTIRE bartending staff absolutely KILLED IT. We received so many comments from our guests about how well organized, friendly, and fun all of the Ivy House staff were. We spent a year of our lives planning our wedding with the staff at Ivy House, and by the time it was all over, we felt like we were part of a really small and really special family. Everyone was so excited for our wedding day and knew so much about the day and about the two of us. Getting married is such a personal experience, and with Ivy House, the personal touches and concerns never stop. Whenever we walked in for a planning meeting, we were greeted with hugs and glasses of wine and genuine excitement and interest in our planning process. Thinking about our wedding planning process, I don’t think about the stress of planning, I think about the JOY in knowing how many people were ready to make my dreams come true and cheering me on the whole time.
We picked the Ivy House for its beauty but would recommend it for their amazing service! We couldn’t have asked for more easygoing staff and transparent process, especially during such uncertain times. It’s hard planning a wedding and doing so in COVID times was definitely uncharted territory. However, Tyler and his staff were so responsive, helpful, flexible, and understanding as we figured it out together. I literally would laugh happy tears when I would get responses to my multiple questions with numbered responses. When I picked the Ivy house two years ago, I loved the courtyard but having it in COVID times was a lifesaver! I was a little skeptical about being outside in mid-October but with all the space heaters and pine-wood fire pits, everyone stayed toasty and helped us keep our guests safe! So many of the other vendors we worked with remarked at how amazing their staff was key in making everything run smoothly! Would definitely recommend them to anyone