Weddings at DeKoven
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The DeKoven Center is a beautiful, memorable location for small and mid-sized weddings on the shores of Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin. Home to the former Racine College, our nine historic buildings offer an idyllic location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. We also have overnight rooms available for couples and guests. Plan your entire wedding so you and your guests never have to leave our 11 acres of scenic property.
- Wedding Chapel for all faiths
- Reception facilities for 50 to 200 people
- Beautiful gardens and grounds
- Smaller halls for bridal and baby showers
The DeKoven Center offers two chapels for Christian wedding ceremonies of all denominations.
If you’re looking for the intimacy of a chapel and the grandeur of a cathedral, St. John’s Chapel is just right for you. St. John’s beautiful Belgian Stained glass windows and vaulted ceiling with unique scissor trusses provide a striking and historic atmosphere for weddings and other special events throughout the year. The original carved wooden pews in choir form can accommodate up to 150 people. A fine pipe organ is located in the choir loft at the west end of the chapel. There are wonderful acoustics, and the chapel is fully amplified. It is also handicapped accessible.
Top Reasons DeKoven Is Perfect For Your Wedding!
- Unique, historic setting
- Picturesque gardens and backdrops for photos
- Beautiful St. John’s Chapel
- Ceremony and reception in one place
- Overnight accommodations within walking distance of reception space
- Beautiful grounds for outdoor ceremonies
- Access to Lake Michigan lakefront for captivating photos
- Table lines and chair covers for rent
- Affordable prices
Situated in the middle of the DeKoven Center’s historic quadrangle, St. John’s Chapel is surrounded by breathtaking gardens and towering shade trees, the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.
(As a courtesy, only those who have rented our facilities are allowed to use the grounds for wedding photography.)
Consider having an outdoor wedding in one of our beautiful gardens. With indoor contingency sites, you are guaranteed a magical wedding experience regardless of the weather. Lake Michigan provides cooling breezes for you and your guests. Both civil and religious ceremonies are allowed outdoors.
In case of inclement weather there are multiple contingency sites to choose from, including the Assembly Hall, St. John’s Chapel and the Great Hall.
Celebrate with your closest 50 to 200 friends and family in one of our unique banquet facilities. The Great Hall, with its stained glass windows, beamed ceiling and hardwood floor is a perfect choice for a larger reception. Accommodating 200, the Great Hall is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and is easily accessible.
The Assembly Hall
Located on the easy-to-find lakeside of the DeKoven Campus, the Assembly Hall is ideal for bridal and baby showers and gatherings of up to 100 people. Bright and roomy, it is the perfect contingency site for an outdoor civil ceremony.
Overnight rooms are available in Taylor Hall, The DeKoven Center’s retreat facility. The enchanting building offers dormitory-style housing for guests at reasonable rates. Rooms are within easy walking distance of St. John’s Chapel and The Great Hall.
For information on rates, availability and to make an appointment for a personal showing, please contact us either by phone or email.
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