FAQ

Everyone Has Questions!

We are here for you every step of the way. We want to make your day perfect and turn your dream into a reality. Please view these FAQS to start and don't hesitate to ask more!

Q: Are there any vendor restrictions?

A: Our preferred vendor list is meant to assist with vendor selections of those that we have worked with and adore. However, you are free to work with any vendor of your choosing! All alcohol must be provided by The Gage staff!

Q: Will you hold a date for me as I consider my options?

A: Unfortunately, no. To reserve your date with us, a signed contract and initial non-refundable deposit of 30% of the room fee is required. We accept all forms of payment (cash, check, and credit card). The initial deposit will be applied to the final invoice. Dates are available on a first serve basis.

Q: How early can we get into the bridal suite? 

A: The bridal suites are available starting at 10am on the day of your event. We are more than willing to accommodate earlier times per request!

Q: What can we use the loft for?

A: This area is used to accommodate up to 80 guests for dinner, for an indoor ceremony (up to 120 seated), or a variety of other things such as your photo booth, snack bars, or beautiful cocktail hour. A mobile bar is also available for the loft.

Q: When can we drop stuff off? 

A: Vendor arrival time begins at 10:00am on event days. We do not have additional storage available, so we require all load in and load out of your decor to take place on the event day.

Q: What does your Event Staff take care of the day of my event?

A: The Gage event staff is responsible for set-up and take-down of all tables and chairs for both your ceremony and reception. They also maintain the facility’s cleanliness throughout your event. They are not responsible for catering or dinner service, releasing dinner tables for the buffet, clearing tables after meals, décor set-up, setting linens, packaging of rentals or personal belongings, or working for your outside vendors. If you would like our event staff to take care of additional décor and linen set-up, additional fees may apply. We suggest a Personal Attendant or Wedding Planner to oversee these details for you, both of which we are happy to provide.

Q: Are you handicap accessible? 

A: Yes. The Gage also has an elevator to get to the loft.

Q: What size tables & how many chairs do you offer? 

A: For dinner service, we have 60” round tables which comfortably seat 8-10 guests per table. We also include 6’ and 8’ banquet tables for your head table, DJ, buffet, etc. These are plastic folding tables and will need to be covered with linens. The Gage does not supply linens for your event, but linens can be rented from us for an additional fee. We supply up to 300 black padded folding chairs for your event.

Q: What are our parking or transportation options? 

A: The Gage has a lot adjacent to the building that can hold up to 393 cars! There is also ample street parking around the venue space. Valet quote can be given upon request.

Q: Are there any restrictions?

A: Please no adhering anything to our walls, floor, or ceiling. We highly suggest using easels for pictures or displays, and tabletop frames for pictures. No current displays or lighting in the space can be changed or removed. Candles may be used as long as they are contained in vases. The use of glitter and confetti is prohibited. Smoke and bubble machines are also prohibited. Sparklers may be used with prior approval from The Gage event staff.

Q: I am ready to book. What is involved in reserving my date?

A: A signed contract and initial non-refundable deposit is required. We accept all forms of payment (cash, check, and credit card). The initial deposit will be applied to the final invoice. The total balance of the final room rental is due 6 months prior to the event.

1139 South 70th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53214

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