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The Historic
Danes Hall of Waupaca 
Where History and Hospitality Meet
 Frequently Asked Questions

Q.   Where is there parking at the Danes Hall?

A.   As a historic building, Danes Hall was built to accommodate parking for only 2 horse-drawn carriageswhich were tied to the street-side hitching posts. However, today there are 135 parking spots within 1 block of the building.  Fifty of these spaces are across the street in a newly paved parking lot on the corner of Granite and Washington Streets.  A map is available on request.

Q. How many people can I invite to my wedding at the Danes Hall? 

A. Our Grand Ballroom can hold 200 chairs arranged in rows, which is perfect for your ceremony.  We can comfortably fit 17 round tables in the dining room, which leaves room for a cake table, head table, the piano, and the bar.  Eight to ten people can fit at each round table however, we recommend tables of 8. Tables may be set up on our main level and in the Granite Cellar if you want to spread your guests out.  We also have cocktail tables that may be used during your event.

Q. Is the Danes Hall wheelchair accessible? 

A. Yes, it is.  Cars can pull up to our main entrance.  We have an elevator that spans three levels.  Each bathroom has accessibility, and we have a lower bar to hang coats in our coat room.  

Q. Does the Danes Hall provide decorations?  

A. We provide white or ivory tablecloths, various colors of napkins, custom colored lighting in our grand ballroom and Granite Cellar, and flameless candles.  We want to preserve our historic building, so you may bring in your own décor, but no open flames or tape or tacks may be used to secure items.  Please discuss what you would like to use for decorations to see how we may be able to accommodate them.

Q. Do I get to bring in my own food?  

A. Yes, at the Danes Hall of Waupaca, you get to choose your own caterer or bring in homemade food.  (Please ask if you’d like a list of caterers used by our previous clients.)  This includes any non-alcoholic beverages, which we provide coolers and ice, pitchers, and dispensers for your cold or hot beverages.   Due to our liquor license, we must buy all alcoholic beverages through a distributor and have one of our own bartenders serve it to you and your guests at our full service bar.  You or your caterer provide dishware, silverware, and glassware.  

Q.  Is Danes Hall open for tours?

A.  You are always welcome to visit Danes Hall to experience its architecture and history.  Since the Hall is often booked for private and public events, we suggest calling us first so these events won't limit your tour.  Our current business hours are Tuesdays-Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Feel free to call 920.209.1700 to schedule a tour.


Q.  Is there a fee for tours?

A.   No.  We want your visit to be "price-less"!!!  We do love you paying it forward by telling people all about the Danes Hall of Waupaca.

Q. Does the Danes Hall have air conditioning? 

A. Yes, we do. 


Q. Does the Danes Hall book other events the same day as mine?  

A. Our policy is to only book one event per day at the Danes Hall.  You and your guests can enjoy the space(s) that you rent without worrying about another group sharing our staff or the facilities during your event.


Did we miss your question(s)?  Please contact us and ask. or call 715-942-2660.       

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