Weddings and Receptions

weddings and receptions

When planning your wedding, Kemper Center can provide the ideal setting for your bridal shower, ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner.  This historic 17.5 acre facility on the shores of magnificent Lake Michigan provides a stunning backdrop for your auspicious occasion.

Our Ruskinian Gothic-Revival style chapel, built in 1875, with its notable collection of stained glass windows and outstanding woodwork detailing is truly the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony.  The Chapel seats up to 150, features dressing rooms for the Bride and Groom, a wedding circle walkway and the availability of a piano and organ.

Kemper Center offers five unique environments for your wedding reception, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner.  From an intimate Victorian setting to a multi-level series of conjoined spaces or an elegant fine arts center with gardens and formal rooms, you are sure to find a space that meets your requirements.  Our professional event staff can provide all the amenities desired, including first class catering services, full service bars and areas for dancing for larger numbers of guests – plus the perfect ambiance for an elegant function. See the “Kemper Campus” section of this site for detailed information on these venues.

Pay us a visit at Kemper Center, tour the facilities and see what we have to offer for your special celebration.  Contact Director of Hospitality Tammy Conforti (262) 925-8043 or email her at to schedule a tour or for further information.



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Durkee Mansion open April – October

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1:30 – 4 p.m.

Tours available by appointment, 262-925-8040