Danes Hall of Waupaca is a historic venue located in the heart of Wisconsin. Built in 1894 by the Danish immigrants who came to this central Wisconsin community, Danes Hall has been a place of culture and celebration for more than six generations. Anchored into the granite ledge at the North end of Waupaca's Main Street, Danes Hall has several rooms on three levels which bring the unique experience of Danes Hall to life.
Danes Hall has modern restrooms, a private Bride's Room, a coat room, and an elevator that reaches all three primary levels to accommodate guests with mobility challenges. All areas of the building are WiFi capable with LiveStreaming capabilities to broadcast your special event.
The Grand Ballroom - Located on the upper level of Danes Hall, the Grand Ballroom brings elegance and charm to every event. The ballroom can comfortably seat 160 guests for a sit-down dinner on the main level and up to 200 people theater-style for live performances, lectures, and educational programs. The balcony which surrounds the ballroom's main floor can increase this capacity with an additional 75 people.
The elegance of the ballroom is enhanced with its wooded Chiavari chairs and fine linens. The ballroom's historic Steinway Grand Piano dates to 1896 and brings the acoustically perfect ballroom to life.
The Meeting Room and Library - The mid-level of Danes Hall has two meeting rooms which comfortably host smaller groups for showers, team meetings, and smaller lectures. Beautifully decorated with historic furniture, a 19th century grand piano, and original artwork from Denmark, the "Meeting Room" can comfortably seat up to 40 people for a sit down dinner and up to 50 people theater-style. The Library is a smaller room with a kitchenette ideal for small business meetings and art classes. This level also has a separate Bride's Room which is available for pre-wedding bridal party preparations.
The Granite Cellar - The lower level of Danes Hall is the historic Granite Cellar. The beautiful wood bar and granite stone walls provide a truly unique space for social events of up to 70 people. The Granite Cellar can also be used as a gathering space for your guests to congregate before and after a wedding ceremony, concert, or business event in the main ballroom
Nels Rasmussen Park - The adjacent stunning gardens of Nels Rasmussen Park are meticulously maintained by the Waupaca Garden Club. A favorite spot for wedding pictures and group shots, the gardens are the focal point of North Main Street.