4 adults standing and leaning against a black metal railing, blue sky with white clouds, overlooking Sturgeon Bay bridges and water. Fall colors on trees

Be Our Guest! 

Host your event, wedding or next meeting overlooking Sturgeon Bay’s working waterfront, at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. DCMM also offers the option for you to host your small wedding at the Cana Island Lighthouse.

Spaces available for rent at the Museum in Sturgeon Bay offer use of a galley kitchen and outdoor deck. Both large rooms connect to a central lobby offering additional seating capacity. Each space offers views of all the activity on Sturgeon Bay, from the waters of Green Bay to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. [Review our Event Rentals brochure.]

Rent the 10th floor of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower to host an indoor party with 360 degree views of Sturgeon Bay from 110 feet above the water, and use the rooftop Baumgartner Observation Deck when Door County weather is accommodating.

The newest room (opened 2021) is the Captain’s Quarters, on the second floor of the Museum. Adults seated at round tables, facing a speaker making a presentation. Blue water patterned carpet, windows overlooking Sturgeon Bay's working waterfront.

  • Capacity for 60+ people
  • Attached galley kitchen
  • Outdoor deck above Sturgeon Bay’s new west waterfront promenade
  • Large group rental of Captain’s Quarters includes access to the top of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower.

The Reddin Bridge Room, on the second floor of the Museum, is great for smaller gatherings.

  • Capacity for 55+ people
  • Access to galley kitchen
  • Access to Lighthouse Tower

Indoor Observation – Floor 10 & Rooftop Observation Deck: WOW your guests with jaw dropping views of Sturgeon Bay:

  • Capacity for 30 people
  • Host a small party or life celebration
  • Breathtaking views of Sturgeon Bay

A laptop with HDMI ports, large flat-screen TVs in each room, high speed WIFI, microphone and speakers are available for use with rental.
Docent-led tours for your group are available with coordination with the rental coordinator prior to your event.

We Welcome All Types of Events!

Parties and Showers:  Less mess at home, and your guests can explore the museum as part of the fun! 

Surprise Parties: Meet the guest of honor at the museum, and have your party and guests waiting in the Bridge Room. This is a unique surprise for a birthday, anniversary, holiday or special event!

Rehearsal dinner: Cater your rehearsal dinner into the Door County Maritime Museum’s beautiful new Captain’s Quarters, with its romantic view of the bay. Explore the interesting galleries and appreciate 11 Door County lighthouses and artifacts, shipbuilding through the years, model ships, engines and marine innovations.

Wedding reception: Use either room for your party and catered event. The outdoor deck overlooking Sturgeon Bay and our red tugboat John Purves, provides fantastic picture backdrops.

Classes, lectures, conferences, planning/visioning meetings, board meetings, product launches, cocktail parties, exclusive dinners, association meetings and retreats are even more ways to utilize these rental spaces.

Non-Profit Rental Discount

Your non-profit group can rent the Bridge Room for a 50% discount, or the Captain’s Quarters for a discount, for fundraising events, board meetings, member receptions and other special events.

Contact DCMM to rent space or host your event

Please fill out your event information and submit a reservation request to DCMM, to rent space at either the Museum in Sturgeon Bay or Cana Island.

The Door County Maritime Museum is located at 120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI. For more information on renting the Captain’s Quarters, Reddin Bridge Room, or Maritime Lighthouse Tower for your next event, please contact Paige Funkhouser at (920) 743-5958 or pfunkhouser@dcmm.org.