Intertwining three historic landmarks with dramatic contemporary architecture and captivating art, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center sets the stage for a unique and memorable experience. The lively art-filled environment includes acclaimed changing exhibitions, outdoor sculpture gardens, and world famous artist-created washrooms. It is the perfect backdrop for weddings, elegant dinners, business meetings, conferences, multimedia presentations, holiday parties, family reunions, and other occasions. We invite you to book your next event at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Catering—The Arts Center’s chef can provide a range of catering—from receptions and elegant dinners to ethnic buffets and picnics. A list of preferred caterers is also available.

Wedding Celebrations

It is your day, and it should be and will be hassle free.  Let us do the hard work while you sit back and enjoy the best day of your life!


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Special Moments

Planning a special celebration?  Our beautiful venue serves as a great location for any size party. From garden space to the large reception space, the Arts Center is sure to wow your guests.

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Corporate Event

Find yourself in the comforts of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center for your next meeting. We have several options that are perfect for board meetings, business luncheons, and presentations.

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Arts Center Facilities


Standing Reception 400 | Seating for Dining 300

This spacious hall is a blank canvas just waiting to be customized to suit your every need. The Matrix can be partially or fully closed off from the rest of the Arts Center by large hanging panels, allowing private events to take place even while the Arts Center is open to the public. This is a magnificent space for dinners and dancing, weddings, receptions, performances, and large-scale presentations.

Starting at $800


Standing Reception 200 | Seating for Dining 100

Featuring a soaring glass ceiling and French limestone floors, the Atrium is a beautiful space for smaller dinners, cocktail receptions, and weddings. Works of art often add to the ambiance. For large events, the Atrium can serve as the cocktail area before dinner in the Matrix.

Starting at $700


Seats up to 176

Every seat is a great seat in this intimate, comfortable theatre. The Theatre is suitable for elaborate business presentations with product displays, films, and PowerPoint presentations as well as a variety of performances.

Starting at $165

Founders Room

Seating for Dining 20

The handsome Founders Room in the Italian Revival-style home built in 1882 by John Michael Kohler is perfect for board meetings, business luncheons, showers, even baptisms.

Starting at $165

Cafe Terrace

Standing Reception 100 | Seating for Dining 24

This brick-paved terrace surrounded by plantings and sculptures is a lovely outdoor space for intimate events. The terrace is generally not available during most public dining hours for events that require privacy.

Starting at $300

Festival Green

Standing Reception 1000 | Seating for Dining 600 | Concert Seating 400+

The Festival Green is perfect for company picnics, team building, concerts, and other large-scale outdoor events. It can be combined effectively with the Library Sculpture Garden and the indoor Matrix for events with multiple simultaneous components.

Starting at $500

Library Sculpture Gardens

Standing Reception 200 | Seating for Dining | Concert Seating 300

Set against the sheared façade of the 1904 Carnegie Library and magical sculptures by Carl Peterson, this garden creates a breathtaking backdrop for wedding ceremonies, receptions, candlelit dinners, and concerts.

Starting at $650

The ARTery

Seats 15–50 each

The studios are wonderful spaces for team building as well as for special moments like baby or bridal showers.

Starting at $165


We also cater to adult tours of our exhibitions, hands-on art-making workshops, art and gardens walking tour or an excursion to the nearby artist-enviroment builder site.

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No matter how large or small your event is, we can help coordinate every detail. We can bring your vision of the event to life or point you in the right direction if you have no idea what you want for your party or event. We understand the work involved in coordinating with various vendors and we make it happen. Our on-site wedding coordinator can provide guidance and assistance as you need it. Take advantage of our years of experience helping brides as you plan your own event.

Contact us at rentals@jmkac.org or call 920-458-6144 and ask for our Special Events Coordinator.

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