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host your meeting confidently in milwaukee

 

host your meeting confidently in milwaukee

Meeting With Confidence


When you're ready to plan your next event, Milwaukee is ready to help you safely and confidently host your meeting. Our team has worked closely with city, county, and state officials as well as the local business community to stay up to date with safety precautions for both residents and visitors.

Our award-winning team has always been here to help you plan your best meeting yet, and that hasn't changed! 

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Current Local Mandates

Milwaukee is currently in Phase 6 of the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely Plan. Due to positive momentum with gating criteria some restrictions have been lightened. Updates in this order include:
  • Restaurant and bars can operate at 50% without an approved safety plan or at the capacity dictated by their plan. Physical distancing requirements will still be in effect.
  • Eating and drinking may only occur while people are seated or stationary. Standing and movement through an area is permitted, but you must be masked while walking.
  • There are no more restrictions on the number of guests that can be seated at the same table.
  • Museums can be open with capacity limits and protective measures including masking.
  • Dance floors can now be opened but masks are required. Dance floor capacity must not exceed one person per 30 sq. feet of space. You may dance with those in your group, but must remain physically distant on the dance floor from other groups.
  • Gathering spaces, including those at places of worship, can now operate at 75% capacity with a maximum of 750 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors, however, more can be allowed with an approved safety plan.
  • Sporting events are now allowed six spectators per player, with a limit of 750 fans indoors or 1,000 fans outdoors as long as physical distancing can be accommodated. An approved safety plan can allow larger crowds. This also applies to bar leagues, like volleyball.
Please reach out to our sales team with any questions about how these restrictions may impact your group.

Masks or face coverings are required in the City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. You can learn about the City mandate here and the State mandate here.

View the full phased re-opening plan here
 

Partnering with Local Health Experts to Reassure You

Are you considering hosting your next event in Milwaukee? Do you have an upcoming site visit with our Event Experience team? Would you like to reassure your attendees that Milwaukee and its hospitality partners take health and safety seriously?

As business travel and in-person meetings begin to resume, we knew planners like you might have questions about the safety protocols in place in our community. That’s why our team has worked closely with local health experts at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the fourth largest private medical school in the country, to create this handy guide that details the ways the hospitality community has and will continue to make your safety their No. 1 priority.

Learn more.
 

GBAC STAR Accreditation

Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, several Milwaukee venues have achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. These venues have implemented stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in their facilities.
  • Wisconsin Center
  • Miller High Life Theatre
  • UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
  • Fiserv Forum
  • Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport
  • Hyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Milwaukee West
  • Hyatt Regency
  • The Pfister Hotel
  • PTG Live Events (Riverside Theater)
  • Saint Kate Arts Hotel
  • Wisconsin State Fair Park
 

FAQ

Below are some of the questions we've received from planners hosting or considering an event in Milwaukee. If you don't see your question here, please don't hesitate to reach out to Leslie Johnson, VP of Sales. Our team is here to help you!

Meeting Safely FAQ

What are the Wisconsin Center Guidelines?

The Wisconsin Center District facilities are open and ready to welcome you and your guests. WCD has invested in new cleaning supplies and tools; developed new standards for staff health and safety; and is prepared to help clients execute events in a safe, sanitized facility. Click here to view updates and current guidelines. 

What is the gating criteria for the city's phased implementation?

Gating Criteria will be updated daily and assessed together every 7 days. If the levels meet predetermined targets, the Mayor and Commissioner of Health will assess the ability to move to the next phase as defined in the Moving Milwaukee Forward plan. The following measures are the Gating Criteria: number of cases, testing, hospital capacity, adequate PPE supply, and tracing capabilities. 

What safety precautions are local businesses, including attractions, implementing to promote safety?

Local businesses and attractions are required to abide by the current gathering size limits, monitor physical distancing, and adhere to protective measure requirements including the ban on any self-service food operations. All establishments are to also abide by the safe business practices located within Order #4. 

Will the setup and flow of my event need to change due to COVID-19 and CDC safety guidelines?

Depending upon the location of your event, the flow may shift based upon the current state and local health department guidelines. 

What should I do if I need assistance with virtual and/or hybrid meetings?

Our Event Experience team will be happy to assist in all components of your event. Please contact your assigned event experience concierge for more information. We have a list of local vendors ready to help with your virtual needs. 

What is currently open in Milwaukee for families and groups to enjoy?

Many attractions have now reopened, and Milwaukee's great outdoors are always ready to explore! Check out our open businesses directory page on our website for more information. 

4 Keys to the Future of Meetings & Events

The return to in-person events will require creativity, ingenuity, and a willingness to experiment. Events may not look the same going forward, but imagination on the side of both the planner and the hosting venues will help safely welcome attendees back.

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eNewsletter Sign Up

Our Milwaukee Meeting Minute and Group Tour Minute e-newsletters are great monthly resources to help you start planning.

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Looking for the perfect setting for any size meeting? Submit an online Request For Proposal (RFP) and our talented sales team will contact you. 

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