The DeKoven Center

600 21st St Racine, WI
Max Capacity: 200 people
Creating History One Story at a Time! The DeKoven Center is a historic, picturesque venue to host your wedding or event in Racine, Wisconsin. Our campus, built over 150 years ago as Racine College, features St. John's Chapel, the Great Hall and Taylor Hall, which are wonderful locations to hold your ceremony and reception and house your guests overnight. In the center of the DeKoven campus, St. John’s Church was built in 1864 and for over 50 years served as the chapel for the students and faculty of Racine College. Since that time, St. John’s has welcomed wedding guests, retreatants, and various communities in prayer.St. John’s beautiful Belgian Stained glass windows and vaulted ceiling with unique scissor trusses provide a striking and historic atmosphere for weddings and other special events throughout the year. The original carved wooden pews in choir form can accomodate up to 150 people. A fine pipe organ is located in the choir loft at the west end of the chapel. There are wonderful acoustics, and the chapel is fully amplified. It is also handicapped accessible. The Great Hall is a beautiful reception space perfect for weddings and events with up to 200 guests. You provide the catering. Taylor Hall is The DeKoven Center's retreat center, which has dormitory-style rooms for overnight guests. It's a charming location to house guests and is within easy walking distance of the chapel and Great Hall. For smaller receptions and events we have Assembly Hall, which comfortably fits up to 100 people. Outdoor weddings can also be accommodated in one of our beautiful gardens, and scenic views of Lake Michigan are located just across the street for photos and relaxing walks. Pricing at The DeKoven Center is highly competitive compared to other venues in the Racine area. We can help you stay within your budget while creating a memorable, enjoyable experience.
Package Pricing
Event Spaces
Assembly Hall
Great Hall
Taylor Hall
  • Chapel On-Site
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • Facility Location Setting: The DeKoven Center is located in Racine, Wisconsin on 11 acres of land on the shores of Lake Michigan. The campus includes eight historic buildings with space for retreats, weddings and community events.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200
  • Nearest Airport: 16-25 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 5
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 1-5 miles
  • Special Features: The DeKoven Center is a historic landmark built in 1854 as Racine College. Today it is home to eight buildings, six gardens, and 11 acres of green space in the heart of urban Racine.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 2,000
  • Year Built: 1852
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