Elevate Your Event: Discover The Lookout at Kinn Guesthouse, Milwaukee’s Premier Venue

Located in the heart of Milwaukee, The Lookout is a rooftop event space offering views of the city and an incredible venue to host your next event. Set on the 5th floor of Kinn Guesthouse Downtown, The Lookout offers an experience guests are sure to remember. 

We’re serious about curating an atmosphere that exceeds expectations– from our indoor areas to our al fresco seating surrounded by 360º views of the Milwaukee skyline. Set the stage for your event with this unique backdrop, excellent for wedding celebrations and corporate gatherings alike. Our venue promises sophistication, versatility, and stunning vistas that capture Brew City’s charm.

Welcome to The Lookout: Milwaukee’s Top Choice for Events

Wedding event space in Downtown Milwaukee at dusk

You won’t find a venue that blends modern sophistication with functional design more seamlessly than The Lookout. Located on the 5th floor of Kinn Guesthouse’s Downtown location, our space features exposed wooden beams, bronzed lighting fixtures, and an elegant flooring pattern to create a mid-century modern feel.

Intentionally minimalist design allows for complete customization according to the theme of your event. That’s why The Lookout is suitable for extravagant weddings and professional rendezvous. However, what’s truly stunning about our space is the opportunity for both indoor and al fresco seating, surrounded by the Milwaukee skyline.

An Overview of Venue Capacities and Features

We like to think of ourselves as more than just a venue, thanks to our comprehensive list of services that ensure your event goes off without a hitch. 

Rental of The Lookout always includes: 

  • 2,074 square feet of indoor space; 2074 square feet of outdoor terrace space

  • Retractable, accordion glass doors on the southwest corner of the space for an open-air atmosphere

  • Dedicated private restrooms

  • Access to in-house furniture, such as tables & chairs

  • 2 custom-built mobile bars

  • House speakers with Airplay capability

  • On-site team of professionals to assist: event liaison, security, valet 

  • Prep kitchen

  • If beverage or bar service is needed for your event, The Lookout has your back! Glassware is included in all of our bar packages.

Customizable Room Packages 

When hosting an event at The Lookout, you can conveniently book rooms for your guests at Kinn Guesthouse downstairs. Here's how our room blocks work:

  • Flexible Booking Options: You can either cover all the room costs or let your guests book their own rooms using a dedicated link.

  • Security Deposit: A $2,000 security deposit per floor is required to confirm the block. This deposit is returned after check-out and inspection.

  • Easy Access and Communication: Guests receive a unique code via text on the day of check-in, granting secure access to the building, their floor, and their room. Additional needs can be communicated via text.

This streamlined process ensures your guests have a comfortable and secure stay, adding to the seamless experience of your event.

Ideal Milwaukee Wedding Venue

Breathtaking Views for Your Special Day

At The Lookout, we host nights to remember. Enjoy watching the sun lower over a stunning view of the Milwaukee skyline, creating an ambiance that is hard to forget. A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and the venue should reflect that. The Lookout’s rooftop terrace offers a picturesque setting, perfect for capturing stunning photographs with the sunset and skyline as your backdrop.

Customizable Spaces for Any Wedding Size

Our spaces are easily customizable to fit your needs. With a seated capacity of 140 (or 120 with a dance floor) and standing reception capacity of 220, The Lookout provides the flexibility to create the wedding of your dreams. To learn more about our capacities and abilities, fill out this interest form to inquire with our event liaisons. 

Corporate Events That Impress

Sophisticated Spaces for Professional Gatherings

Elevate your corporate events with The Lookout’s sophisticated spaces designed for professional gatherings. Our venue offers an impressive setting for meetings, conferences, and networking events, keeping your guests inspired and engaged. Flexible seating arrangements and room layouts allow for all sorts of unique events to be held at The Lookout. 

State-of-the-Art Facilities for Every Corporate Need

From breakout meeting spaces to intimate corporate lunches, The Lookout is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet all your corporate needs. Enjoy access to fully equipped common areas, including chef-inspired kitchens, living rooms, dining areas, and fireplace lounges. Don’t believe us? Take it from the many companies that have chosen Kinn Guesthouse as their home base for a business retreat.

The Lookout’s Comprehensive Event Services

Full-Service Support for Every Occasion

At The Lookout, we provide full-service support to ensure your event is a success. Our dedicated team is here to assist with every detail, from planning to execution, so you can focus on enjoying your event.

Catering Options: Local Flavors Meet Elegant Dining

Delight your guests with exceptional catering options that combine local flavors with elegant dining. Our culinary team will work with you to create a customized menu that suits your event’s style and taste preferences. Choose from our list of excellent vendors that represent the very best in Milwaukee. 

Advanced Audiovisual Capabilities

Ensure your event runs smoothly with our advanced audiovisual capabilities. From presentations to entertainment, our state-of-the-art technology will meet all your needs. Get out on that dancefloor thanks to our in-house speaker system, with Airplay capability to stream music straight from your phone. 

Hosting Social Events at The Lookout

Perfect for Reunions, Birthdays, and Celebrations

Planning a high school reunion, birthday party, or a completely random-themed celebration, just because? The Lookout is the perfect venue. Our private and stylish rooftop space provides a stunning backdrop for creating lasting memories. Guests are consistently impressed with the service provided by our venue staff and planners. 

Adaptable Layouts for Personalized Party Themes

Our adaptable layouts allow you to personalize your party theme, making every celebration unique. The beauty of the surrounding city views adds an extra touch of magic to your event.

Why Choose The Lookout for Your Next Event?

Evening event at The Lookout at Kinn Guesthouse in Downtown Milwaukee

Our venue’s versatility, stunning views, and comprehensive event services make it Milwaukee’s top choice for any event.

Simply put, where else can you step onto an outdoor terrace and enjoy sweeping views of iconic landmarks like the Hoan Bridge and the Grain Exchange building? Renting this picturesque space comes with a suite of additional services that make planning your event easier, saving you money, energy, time and hassle.

Plan Your Visit to The Lookout

Scheduling a Tour of Our Facilities

We invite you to schedule a tour of The Lookout to experience our exceptional venue firsthand. Our team is ready to show you around and discuss how we can help make your event unforgettable. To inquire about a tour, kindly complete this interest form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

Booking and Availability

To inquire about reserving The Lookout, kindly complete this interest form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible to go over any questions or details. Contact us today to check availability and secure your date. We look forward to hosting your next memorable occasion.

Ready to take your Milwaukee event to the next level? Book your space at The Lookout at Kinn Guesthouse today!