Street Level Specifications


The Wisconsin Center’s main architectural focus is the Rotunda area at the corner of Wisconsin and Vel R. Phillips Avenues. A public area in most circumstances, this street level space hosts a VISIT Milwaukee Visitors Information Center. Glass-enclosed concourse/lobby/pre-function spaces extend west and north from the Rotunda, and feature a variety of artworks.

Just a few a steps further, Coffee Corner offers premium brew from Starbucks® and other hot and cold beverages and snacks. Coffee Corner is operated by Levy Restaurants.

On the street level are registration windows, a 37,506 square foot ballroom, up to 14 meeting rooms, and large pre-function lobby spaces. North of the ballroom, a pre-function space exits into the Wells Street underpass providing sheltered, curbside drop-off space for guests or valet parking.


The ballroom can be subdivided into up to four smaller ballrooms.

Ballroom floor: Carpeted
Floor load capacity: 350 lbs./sq. ft.
Ceiling: architectural relief, 28′-31′ heights
Lighting: Chandeliers, track lights, 2 styles of down lights, perimeter lighting. All adjustable. Follow spots in mezzanine-level booths.
Power: 2 each 400 Amp/3 Phase and 200 amp/3 Phase supplies for corporate theater. 100 amp, 60 Amp, 30 Amp and 20 Amp supplies in floor and on perimeter.
Utilities: Connections for phone, data lines, video, fiber optics
Ballroom loading access: 10′ W x 14′ H drive-in door


Street level meeting rooms: 14 (maximum)

Two street level meeting/breakout rooms (102 and 103) can be subdivided into as many as five smaller rooms. A third meeting room (101), can be divided into up to four rooms.

Floors: carpeted
Ceiling: 15′ 3″ heights, acoustical tile
Lighting: Each division has 2 levels of fluorescent lighting, plus one zone of track lights, one zone of down lights and one zone of perimeter lights, all adjustable.
Power: Each division has 30 Amp and 20 Amp power supplies. 60 amp service is available for larger room sets.
Utilities: Complete sound & light systems. Connections for phone and data lines. Equipment for teleconferencing, satellite links, multimedia.


Pre-function Space

Floor: Carpeted
Registration areas: Portable – may be set up at variety of locations

Other street-Level Amenities

Restrooms: 6
Refreshment areas: portable equipment
Parking lot: 276 spaces
Visitor Information Center: Rotunda
Box Office: 4th & Wells