The city of Milwaukee, as well as surrounding suburbs, has countless options for a great rehearsal dinner spots.

Whether it be casual or upscale, there is a guaranteed spot for any couple.

We’ve compiled a list of favorites among past clientele and ourselves-for groups big or small. Regrettably, as our list is pages long, we haven’t been to all of them-yet.

We’re starting on a mission to try out some favorite Milwaukee restaurants so we can give you the tried and true details.

Last weekend I decided to check out Wine Maniacs after setting up a tour for a client. Their manager, Rik, was more than accommodating and informed me of a specialty pre-fixe menu that couples have the option of doing for their dinner. (Now I’m wishing I had an invite to attend!)

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I recruited some friends, both ladies and gents alike, to join in on the venture.

We were sat at the main level, the upper level overlooking the river is definitely a space that I would recommend to brides and grooms planning their rehearsal, and noted that it was a pretty quiet evening as there were only two other couples dining with us. I was very self-conscious at first as I’ve got a voice that carries very loudly, so I had to keep that in check.

TIP: Not planning a rehearsal dinner anytime soon? This spot is great for date night!

We got a bottle of wine for the table, which was so hard to choose from as their list is extensive, and shared a cheese plate as well. Something I would definitely recommend doing for starters.

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TIP: Our group went through the crackers like crazy, kindly ask your server for additional if need-be and I’m sure you’ll receive them with a smile!

The house risotto of the night was recommended by our friendly waitress. I opted to go for the goat cheese and beet pizzette that was also a featured special and was beyond happy with my decision.

TIP: I suggest ordering each pizzette on the menu and splitting throughout your group. Everyone who ordered one was satisfied at the end of the evening.

Wine Maniac’s menu is great for shareables, something I love in a restaurant as I like to try EVERYTHING.-although I had my eye on the lobster mac that upon a return visit, I don’t know if I’d like to or be able to split it.

If you’re interested in a more formal atmosphere with a killer view and countless bottle to choose from-Wine Maniacs would definitely be for you!

Interested in planning an event? Contact: Rik at rik@winemaniacs.com

Reservations Welcome: 414-278-WINE (9463)

The Deets:
Address: 106 Seeboth St. Milwaukee, WI 53204
Street Parking, Parking Structures, Valet service on Fri. & Sat.
50 Wines available by Glass
Full Bar Service including a hand picked selection of beer
Patio seating and lounging with upper level outdoor seating. (Great view of the River and Firework Displays)
Private Events available in “The Cool Kid” Loft
Dress Code: Semi-Formal/Dressy Casual

TRY IT OUT: Here!