Welcome To The Venue

Located in the heart of downtown Janesville, Wisconsin, the Venue is the premier event venue in Southern Wisconsin. After being vacant for 50 years, the building has been painstakingly restored to bring back the beauty and charm of this historic building for its use as a leading banquet and event facility. Book your special event at the Venue and enjoy the freedom of choosing any licensed and insured caterer. Beverage and alcohol service is available through the Venue. Tables, chairs and glassware are included in the pricing as well as an onsite event coordinator to assist you at your event. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Venue features three unique rooms to suit your needs for events ranging from 10-350 people.


The Venue is an extremely unique space that can accommodate groups ranging from a small seminar to a wedding reception. We have three exceptional rooms that can be rented to make the vision of your special event come to life. Our whole facility is ADA-compliant and has been beautifully restored to preserve its historic elegance.



The Venue has three distinctive and unique rooms to perfectly accommodate a variety of functions. The Bower City Ballroom is our main space that can host large group gatherings, large seminars, wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. The Second Empire Room is perfect for smaller gatherings such as seminars and parties as well as a special room for the bride before the ceremony. Our 1870’s Room offers a built-in-bar which makes it ideal for cocktail receptions, smaller receptions, seminars or holiday parties.




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