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COVID-19 update – Please be aware that while the CDC guidelines are in place, our venues are at half capacity in order to provide a safe structure of social distancing.

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

Indoor Events

Kemper Chapel – capacity 150
Built in 1875, with its notable collection of stained glass windows and outstanding woodwork detailing and brickwork, it is truly the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony. The Chapel seats up to 150, features dressing rooms for the Bride and Groom, and a wedding circle walkway. Piano and organ are available.

Simmons Auditorium – capacity 150
Built by the founder of the Simmons Company, the Auditorium seats up to 150 guests. This area has hardwood floors, a large stage, and wall murals dating to the 1800s. Winding stairways to a cafe balcony overlooking the  main dining area are unique features that distinguish this room. The Simmons Auditorium is perfect for a large reception or event.

Founders Hall – capacity 115
Founders Hall is a carpeted two-level area with wheelchair access. The area allows for seamless flow from food and bar to a built in dance floor. Many couples have both their wedding ceremony and reception in this space. A brick patio with a fountain makes for a lovely picture setting.

Ambrose Hall – capacity 50
Ambrose Hall is a wonderful setting for a smaller event with full breathtaking lake views on the east side of the Kemper Center. Hardwood floors and a porch with access to the grounds are perfect on a summer evening. A separate room for food/bar creates a natural flow.

Study Hall (with Chem Lab and Library) – capacity 80
The Study Hall and Chem Lab are one of our most unique spaces. Three separate, but conjoined rooms are located on the second floor of this historic building. The Chem Lab is a hip bar backdrop for mixologists – facing the Lake on the east and providing beautiful views. This area is perfect for high boy tables blended with traditional table seating that allow for conversation and dancing.

Outdoor and Tented Events

Kemper Grounds – capacity 250
The Kemper grounds is perfect for tented events or open air weddings. If you have dreamed of a scenic outdoor wedding with a lake view, Kemper is the perfect choice. We will work with your local tent company to be sure you have everything you need for your perfect outdoor event.

Anderson Arts Center Grounds – capacity 500
The recently renovated Anderson Arts Center is a grand and exquisite backdrop for a wedding. On the Anderson Arts Center grounds, tented or open air events can fit up to 500 people. We recently added a private bridal dressing room with a double door entrance to our outdoor patio. Electricity is available for caterers and sound/DJ, and renovated public restrooms are available for your guests. The Anderson grounds are a stunning choice for any kind of large outdoor event.

For questions, information, or to schedule a tour, call us at (262) 925-8043, email hospitality@kempercenter.com, or fill out the form below and we will contact you.

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