Henry Maier Festival Park has a mixture of large permanent stages and small intimate venues that can be used individually or combined for any size event. With 75 acres of venue space, our flexible collection of venues can create the perfect environment offering a lakeside setting with a view of Milwaukee’s skyline. Detailed event planning resources are also available to help create a memorable event that addresses all your success metrics.
Henry Maier Festival Park offers flexible guest amenities that are critical when considering the scope and scale of your event:
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Intimate Private Event Venues
There are eight intimate private event venues that can be rented May 1 – October 31. These venues can be combined with additional spaces and stages for larger events.
Amphitheater Founder's Club
American Family Insurance Amphitheater Founder’s Club- The Founder’s Club will be completed in May of 2020 and this spacious hospitality deck will offer beautiful views of Lake Michigan, downtown Milwaukee and the Summerfest grounds. The space includes permanent bars and private restrooms. The venue comes with a standard seating layout with tables, chairs, and high-top tables, but can be modified for the needs a reception up to 400 guests.
Amphitheater Stage Floor
Designed and remodeled in 2020, the venue has a flexible seating stage floor that can adjust to your event footprint. Additional rows of seating add to the capacity of up to 18,000 guests. The Amphitheater also features three private hospitality decks, and concourse space to cater to your guests' needs.
Johnson Controls Pavilion
The Johnson Controls Pavilion contains a stage house featuring dressing rooms and two private restrooms. The Pavilion contains two permanent bars and can accommodate up to 3,200 guests when setting up for a stage performance. There is a permanent restroom building directly adjacent to the Pavilion to accommodate all the guests for your event.
BMO Harris Pavilion Club Bar
Located within the pavilion itself, this covered seating area offers a beautiful lakeside setting. With great views of downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, the BMO Harris Pavilion Club Bar has a permanent fixture bar that only you and your guests will be able to access, as well as private restrooms. Space can accommodate up to 400 people, depending on the desired table and chair arrangement.
Briggs & Stratton Stage VIP Deck
This party deck will give your group an exclusive area in a shaded, elevated setting. This space features access to private bar and bathrooms along with perfect views of the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage and Henry Maier Festival Park.
Klements Stage and Structure
An open-air stage footprint located on the North End of Henry Maier Festival Park, the Klements Sausage and Beer Garden features a stage and a permanent bar. Modelled as a “backyard” picnic-style area, there is a seated lounge area and picnic tables. There is a permanent restroom building directly adjacent to the Pavilion. A 30x50 tent structure adds convenient seating and space for food catering.
A 17,000 sq ft. mixed-use, permanent roofed pavilion with curtained sides, the South Pavilion offers multi-purpose flex space that can be used for anything from dining to exhibits to live performances. The pavilion is adjacent to a permanent public restroom and an area for the catering operations.
Miller Lite Brew House
Guests will enter the Park through the Mid-Gate and immediately land at the Miller Brew House. This multi use area can accommodate seating and interactive activities. The Brew House contains a permanent bar and can accommodate up to 350 guests. There is a permanent restroom building directly adjacent to the Brew House to accommodate all the guests for your event.
There are seven permanent stages at Henry Maier Festival Park, including the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, all with different designs and capacities
American Family Insurance Amphitheater
For more than 30 years, the Amphitheater has been synonymous with music’s biggest acts, drawing fans from across the country to one of the most unique settings available in the world. Set on the shores of Lake Michigan with incredible views of the Milwaukee skyline, the American Family Insurance Amphitheater provides an unparalleled live music experience.
BMO Harris Pavilion Stage
Located within the pavilion itself, this covered seating area offers a beautiful lakeside setting. With great views of downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, the BMO Harris Pavilion Club Bar has a permanent fixture bar that only you and your guests will be able to access, as well as private restrooms.
Miller Lite Oasis Stage
Newly renovated with a completely redesigned stage facade, a new Miller Lite Brew House side stage bar, video screen upgrades new bar areas, expanded hospitality areas, and a reconfigured marketplace area.
Generac Power Stage
The area features a permanent stage house, hospitality decks, four (4) permanent restaurant buildings, and a wayside seating area along the lake.
Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard Stage
The area features a permanent stage house, hospitality deck, three (3) permanent restaurant buildings, an adjacent public restroom, and is in close proximity to the South Admission Gate
UScellular™ Connection Stage
Located on the north end of the grounds, the UScellular™ Connection Stage provides a view of Lake Michigan; a 25-foot LED screen – the largest screen on the grounds; benches with charging amenities along the lakefront; a new bar area; and improved walkway.
Uline Warehouse Stage
A new reimagined stage and seating area with an expanded footprint to accommodate larger crowds. Located on the north end of the Henry Maier Festival Park grounds.
Johnson Controls World Sound Stage
A mixed-use, permanent roofed pavilion with open sides, the JCI Pavilion features a stage house featuring three (3) dressing rooms, office, and two private restrooms. There is no permanent stage, making this space great for private parties.
South Pavilion Stage
A mixed-use, permanent roofed pavilion with open sides, the South Pavilion features a stagehouse featuring three (3) dressing rooms, office and two private restrooms. There is no permanent stage, but one can easily be put in if desired.