From weddings that hearts remember to meetings that accomplish missions, the Villa Terrace is the perfect place for your next special event. The unparalleled beauty of a Mediterranean-style villa will surround your guests as they appreciate tranquil views of Lake Michigan from the Terrace de Luna or stroll through the magical Renaissance Garden. Experience the delight of finding beauty around every corner and transform your event into a very special occasion.
The Villa was designed and built in 1923 by David Adler for Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd R. Smith. Mr. Smith was the grandson of the founder of the A.O. Smith Corporation. Mrs. John J. Curtis (formerly Mrs. Lloyd R. Smith) deeded the Villa Terrace to Milwaukee County in 1966. Overlooking Lake Michigan, The museum features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, and changing exhibitions. Tours may highlight the Permanent Collection, changing exhibitions, The Renaissance Garden or history and architecture of the home.
The Villa is available for wedding ceremonies of 120, rehearsal dinners or receptions for 80-135. Please visit www.cavtmuseums.org for more info and to view our other house museum the Charles Allis art museum which can also be rented.