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 on two floors

Learn more about our upcoming Convention Center Expansion.
What venues make up the Convention Center campus?
The campus is made up of the Wisconsin Center, the Miller High Life Theatre, and the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
Average F&B cost at the convention center?
Union status at the Center?
The Wisconsin Center is not a union facility.
Is Wi-Fi complimentary at the Center?
Yes, 256 kbps Wi-Fi is complimentary. Higher speeds are available.
What are your preferred vendors at the Center?
Levy Restaurants and Conferences Technology Inc.
How many seats in the Miller High Life Theatre/UWM Panther Arena?
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 ParkMilwaukee.com, getting to your destination is easier than ever.

Hotels & Restaurants

How many hotel rooms are connected to the center? Within ½ mile?
1,365 rooms connected by skywalk to the convention center; 3,684 within ½ mile
What is the hotel room tax?
15.1% (includes City/County/State/County Special/Stadium)

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

How far away from downtown is the airport?
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is eight miles (10 minutes) from downtown.
Tell me about the airport - # of flights/airfares?
  • Mitchell Airport: 40+ non-stop destinations, 1-stop connections to 160+ cities.

  • 2020: 2.6 million passengers

Off-site Venues

What off-site meeting venues are available?
From small, private rooms in restaurants to major attractions such as the Harley-Davidson MuseumMilwaukee Art MuseumDiscovery WorldPotawatomi Hotel & Casino, and more.


Where is Milwaukee (compared to lake, region, nation)?
We’re located on Lake Michigan, 90 miles north of Chicago, within a day’s drive of one-third of the U.S. 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.

City crime rate is down 30 percent over 10 years. Crimes that have seen declines include murder, homicide, theft, robbery, carjacking, and auto theft. Use of force and citizen complaints are also down.

VISIT Milwaukee

What services does VISIT Milwaukee provide?
Customized microsites, customized mapping, 200+ volunteers, internet-based, centralized housing, site visits, convention alert to 700+ 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?
Marco Bloemendaal, Sr. Vice President of Sales
VISIT Milwaukee
[email protected]

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