Charles Allis Art Museum

Experience one couple’s passion for art, shown in their grand 1911 mansion.

1801 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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Explore the historic home and art collection of Charles and Sarah Allis (of the Allis Chalmers Company). Become immersed in the passion for fine art and culture that led Sarah and Charles to turn their home into a museum for the public. From paintings, ceramics, bronzes and antiquities dating from 2,500 years ago to contemporary and experimental exhibitions, the Charles Allis Art Museum is a celebration and exploration of art and history.

Enjoy the exquisite craftsmanship and architecture of this 1911 Tudor-style mansion by renowned Architect Alexander Eschweiler and relax in the mansion’s courtyard after your visit.

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Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • Group Seating
  • ADA Compliant
  • Banquet Facilities


  • Miles to the Convention Center: 1.93
  • Price Range: $
  • Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Banquet Style: 80
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Reception Style: 80
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Theater Style: 120
  • Facility Classification: Unique Event Venue

Facility Information

Property Value
DescriptionThe Charles Allis Art Museum offers guests a historic venue for their event. This English Tutor style mansion gives renters access to the Foyer, Great Hall, Patio, and English Garden for their event. We can accommodate up to 150 for indoor audience style seating, up to 200 for outdoor audience style seating, up to 120 for a sit down banquet, and 150-200 for a standing reception. The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum holds one of the best views of the city, both overlooking the lake and the view of the mansion itself. Specializing in smaller events, we can accommodate 120 audience style seating, 80 for a seated banquet, and 130-150 for a standing reception.

Rooms Available

Room Name Total Sq. Ft.WidthLengthReceptionTheaterBanquet
Charles Allis Art Museum 15203840200150120
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum 1215274513012080


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