Plan your 2020 DNC event at the historic McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion
Just minutes from Fiserv Forum & the heart of downtown
Conveniently located on Milwaukee’s historic East Side, just minutes from the Fiserv Forum and the heart of downtown, the McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion is one of the city’s most charming event venues. Start planning your 2020 Democratic National Convention event at one of Milwaukee’s last surviving and best preserved historic sites, complete with catering, entertainment, & more.
View this downtown gem
Helen Bader Recital Hall
Hailed as “a jewelbox”One of the finest small performance and event spaces in Milwaukee. Featuring superior acoustics and stained glass windows believed to have come from the Louis Comfort Tiffany studios in New York.
Gentlemen’s SalonThis room once served as a men’s guest reception room. It features an African Marble fireplace and a small closet that once housed cigar humidors.
Women’s SalonDecorated in French Rococo style, features a marble and brass fireplace with hand-carved moldings.
Dining RoomLined with mahogany panels, this grand dining hall features large chandeliers and smaller wall-mounted torchieres that are original to the room.
Large Stained Glass WindowAttributed to the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Depending on the time of day, its rich colors take on different hues. Can you find the hidden picture?
McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion at a glance
More than 22,000 square-foot interior with 10 handsome fireplaces, each unique, and some trimmed in mahogany, tile or marble.
Seated Event Capacity – Helen Bader Recital Hall
Theater capacity: 125 persons
Buffet dinner capacity: 110 persons
Plated dinner capacity: 90 persons
Meeting Room Capacity – Various Spaces
Board room capacity: 15 persons
8 classrooms capacity: 20 persons each
Parking, Transportation, & Accessibility
The McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion has on-site parking, a private lot with spaces for up to 22 cars. Additional parking lot space is available for additional rental.
Public transportation is available via MCTS bus lines 30, 30x, and Goldline. It is 2 blocks north of the Ogden Hop Stop.
All facilities are ADA accessible, with elevator service to all floors.
Public address system
Recommended Catering Partners (list of vendors available on request)
Tables & Chairs
About the McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion
Designed by prolific Chicago architect Horatio R. Wilson | Constructed in 1904
The McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion is one of Milwaukee’s best residential examples of the Neo-Classical Revival style, featuring a symmetrically balanced façade and colossal portico with Corinthian columns. It is constructed of red Galesburg brick and Michigan brownstone, with copper trim and wrought iron railings adorning the exterior. The interior is lavishly decorated with a Tiffany “Magnolia” design window on the stair landing, leather wall coverings, extensive plasterwork and woodwork, leaded glasswork, and gold leaf ceilings.
The ornately-designed residence reflects the transformation of Prospect Avenue in the 1880s, when older structures were replaced by elaborate and extravagant mansions. This area came to be known as Milwaukee’s “Gold Coast,” where some of the city’s wealthiest citizens resided. The McIntosh-Goodrich Mansion was no exception. It was built in 1904 for Charles L. McIntosh, a successful industrialist as well as president of the First National Bank. In 1921, the home was sold to William Osbourne Goodrich and his wife Marie, daughter of beer baron Frederick Pabst.
The McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, a non-profit community music school serving more approximately 16,000 students throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Notable alums include Liberace and Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz.