Visit Milwaukee

Discover why more meeting planners are choosing Milwaukee, an easy-access destination featuring a three-venue convention campus with three connecting hotels. A blend of acclaimed restaurants, nightlife, festivals, and off-site venues adds up to meetings at incomparable value.


VISIT Milwaukee maintains a library of marketing and promotion materials to assist in promoting your convention or meeting. If you need assistance with these materials,

Convention Center

What is the size of the Convention Center?

  • Exhibit Hall: 189,000 square feet
  • Ballroom: 37,506 square feet
  • Breakout rooms: 28
  • Pre-function space: 34,420 square feet

Can I see a map of the Convention Center campus?

Average F&B cost at Center?


Union status at the Center?

The Wisconsin Center is a union facility.

Is Wifi complimentary at the Center?

Yes, 512 kbps.

What are your preferred vendors at the Center?

Levy Restaurants and United Visual.

How many seats in the Milwaukee Theatre/UWM-Panther Arena?

  • Milwaukee Theatre: total seats 4,087 (floor: 2,643, balcony 1,461)
  • UWM-Panther Arena: total seats 12,700

How much parking around the Center?

With more than 34,000 off-street parking options and 8,000 on-street metered parking options, downtown Milwaukee offers ample parking for its employees and visitors. And with the help of, getting to your destination is easier than ever.


How many hotel rooms are connected to the center? Within ½ mile?

1200 rooms connected by skywalk to the convention center; 2,100 within ½ mile

What is the hotel room tax?

15.1% (includes City/County/State/County Special/Stadium)

How many restaurants are within walking distance of the Center?

200 restaurants

Mitchell International Airport

How far away from downtown is the airport?

Mitchell Airport: 8 miles (10 minutes) from downtown.

Tell me about the airport - # of flights/airfares?

  • Mitchell Airport: 39 non-stop destinations, 1-stop connections to 160+ cities.
  • 2014: 6.5 million passengers
  • 2014: Average airfares $33 less than national average, $58 less than O’Hare

What is the average cost of taxi/shuttle from airport to downtown hotels?

  • Taxis: $25-30 one way
  • Shuttle: $15

Offsite Venues

What off-site meeting venues available?

From small, private rooms in restaurants to major attractions such as the Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and more.


Where is Milwaukee (compared to lake, region, nation)?

We’re located 90 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan, within driving distance of 1/3 of US population.

What is the weather like in Milwaukee?

Milwaukee has a continental climate with wide variations in temperatures over short periods, especially in spring and autumn. The warmest month is July, when the average high temperature is 81°F (27°C), and the overnight low is 63°F (17°C). The coldest month is January, when the average high temperature is 28°F (-2 °C). Low temperatures in January average 13°F (-11°C). The city's climate is also strongly influenced by nearby Lake Michigan, which keeps the lakefront area cooler in spring and summer.

Is Milwaukee safe?

Milwaukee’s convention campus and downtown tourism attractions are in a district which has a good safety record. Residents feel safe walking around the downtown area at night.

Visit Milwaukee

What services does VISIT Milwaukee provide?

Customized microsites, customized mapping, 200+ volunteers, internet-based, centralized housing, site visits, convention alert to 600+ partner businesses, signage around town, PR assistance, pre-promote materials.

Is there a cost for VISIT Milwaukee’s services?

No! Let us show you how easy the process can be.

What's the fastest way to get connected with VISIT Milwaukee?

Jeff Baryenbruch, Executive Director Sales
VISIT Milwaukee
Back to Top