rental venues

The Manitowoc County Historical Society offers you something a little different than most places when it comes to meeting and event location options.

Rental sites may include the Niles Church, Nennig Dance Pavilion, the outdoor village green (outside the Niles Church), Two Creeks Town Hall and the Pinecrest Saloon.

All-inclusive Large Group Reservations: Your reservation includes 4 daytime operating hours (9 am to 4 pm) on the day of your rental for a cost of $650.  This time can also be used for any set-up needs you may have. Additional hours may be available during daytime operating hours for $50 per hour. Additional hours may be available from 4 pm to 9 pm for rental at a price of $100 per hour. Guests do not pay an admission fee.

Small Group Reservations: Community groups, organizations, and business meetings may also be held at an hourly rate. The standard rental rate is $50 or $100 per hour, depending on the time. Please contact MCHS at (920) 684-4445 to discuss rental options.

Also provided on your rental date are two Manitowoc County Historical Society personnel to assist with questions and guest needs.  A tram golf cart ride is also provided from the Welcome Center to the rental site for guests that need assistance.

Your rental time includes set-up and clean-up.  Any outside rented set-up needs may be coordinated outside of this window if approved by Manitowoc County Historical Society staff.

Contact MCHS to begin planning your family or business event.  MCHS Members receive a 10% discount on rental fees.

Two Creeks town Hall

Occupancy: 80 guests

Two Creeks Town Hall is a multi-purpose space that has housed countless civic and family events since it was constructed in the 1890s.  Electrical outlets are available. The wood burning stove in the back corner of the church provides heat and will be readied by Society personnel on the day of your wedding, if needed.  Tables and chairs are available for use at no charge.  The Town Hall is available for rental from May through October. The use of the site’s Golf Cart is included to help your guests. 

Nennig dance hall

Occupancy: 100 guests

The Nennig Dance Pavilion was built around 1897 by Joseph Nennig in the Manitowoc County town of Cleveland.  This octagon dance hall features a king’s post pendent truss that holds up the ceiling and the roof without using any posts.  The space makes a wonderful venue for a wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner or gathering.  Seating capacity is approximately 100 guests. Electrical outlets are available. 

Tables and chairs are not included in the price of the rental but we can assist you with the rental of those items.  Tables and chairs (those typically found in the Town Hall) are available for use for rental for $1 per table and $.50 per chair. The tables and chairs would be set up and taken down by MCHS Personnel. This space is available for rental from May through October.  The use of the site’s Golf Cart is included to help your guests.

niles Church

Occupancy: 80 guests

The Niles Church was first organized in 1858 as the First Presbyterian Church but this building was not built until 1896.  Electrical outlets for plugging in portable electric organs and cassette/CD players are located throughout the church. PA systems and microphones are NOT needed due to the size and good acoustics of the church.  The wood burning stove in the back corner of the church provides heat and will be readied by Society personnel on the day of your wedding, if needed. A large floor fan, located in the rear corner of the church, may also be used.

Rental dates are available from May through October.  The use of the site’s Golf Cart is included to help your guests. 

 

Saloon

The Pinecrest Saloon is a great gathering space.  Electrical outlets are available.  If you are interested in serving beverages from behind the bar, please discuss this with Manitowoc County Historical Society staff to ensure this is done is a responsible manner.  The wood burning stove in the back corner of the church provides heat and will be readied by Society personnel on the day of your wedding, if needed. 

Village Green

Occupancy: 200 guests

The green space west of the Niles Church makes an ideal space for a special occasion.  Overlooking the village bowl, guests can enjoy the peaceful beauty of our grounds.  Electricity is available from the nearby Niles Church.  Tables and chairs (those typically found in the Town Hall) are available for use for rental for $1 per table and $.50 per chair. The tables and chairs would be set up and taken down by MCHS Personnel. This space is available for rental from May through October.  The use of the site’s Golf Cart is included to help your guests. 

Enjoy our scenic museum views with a custom rental option! Contact MCHS at (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org.