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Make your next event historic!

With indoor and outdoor spaces, we have a beautiful and intimate place for you to host your private event. Sip cocktails to the sound of Lake Superior lapping on the shore or let the sunset set the mood for appetizers in the Walkway Gallery. Connect with nature and the past as you celebrate your new life together at the Madeline Island Museum.

All rentals allow outside catering. Book an event with us and receive a complimentary membership.

Madeline Island Museum After Hours

Connect the past to your future in a unique museum setting that offers both indoor and outdoor opportunities for your guests to celebrate and mingle.


  • 125 guests

Rental Includes

  • Access to the Capser Center, Walkway Gallery, Original Museum, Museum Store, and courtyard
  • Auditorium seats 75
  • Kitchenette prep area
  • This is only available outside of museum hours

Capser Center Auditorium

Hold your special event or meeting in a unique setting at the Madeline Island Museum during open or closed hours.


  • 70 guests

Rental Includes

  • HDMI projector
  • 11 ft by 6.5 ft screen
  • Lecturn
  • Mic
  • Speakers
  • This space can be used with traditional auditorium seating or other configuration by special arrangement
two hands cut a wedding cake

Rainout Weddings at Madeline Island Museum

We offer a great rainout location for your wedding on Madeline Island when the weather isn’t cooperating. Plan ahead and we’ll help make sure your special day continues without any hiccups!

A couple explores beer and brewing in the Brewhouse. OWW Summer Photoshoot 2022

Complimentary Family Membership

When you host an event with us

Become a Wisconsin Historical Society member and visit all 12 of our historic sites for free! Membership pays for itself in as little as two visits and includes other great benefits like discounts and reciprocal benefits to more than 1,200 organizations.

Make your next event historic!

For further information, call 715-747-2415 or email us at