Your wedding can be one of the most special occasions in your lifetime. The North Point Lighthouse offers a one-of-a-kind experience for your wedding engagement, ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner for the person who desires a personal and intimate setting. Not only will your event be held in a historic setting, but you will also become a part of its history. A myriad of metaphors serves a couple well at the start of their life journey together: the longevity of the lighthouse; its bright beam guiding ships on their past journeys; and the dedication of its keepers to maintain the light shining on the horizon to those that seek it.

Our experienced event planners come along as part of the package in creating your own unique event. We have assisted in everything from a romantic wedding proposal in the tower or on our steps; a four-person ceremony in the tower lens room; to a wedding picnic, formal ceremony on the bluff or by the Victorian Kitchen Garden, to a reception for 175 on our terrace. Each wedding is tailored to the bridal couple’s personalities.

We have also helped create events to fit almost every life occasion: (surprise!) birthday parties to anniversaries and renewals of vows, graduations, celebrations of life, in every format from a casual picnic to intimate formal sit-down dinners. We can assist with providing a selection of trusted vendors and suggestions with choices that are relevant to you. Because we are selective in the types and numbers of events that are held here, each rental request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Banquets, celebrations, receptions, rehearsals, wedding ceremonies

$1,400 3-hour minimum
$350 Each additional hour (Total hours = set-up through clean-up)



$75/hour Semi-private 12PM – 1PM or 4PM – 5PM Saturday and Sunday
$200/hour Private, as available


Wedding Rehearsals

Fees include: rental of museum and/or property, onsite staff, tax, cleaning, commercial photography permit fee (not photographer)

Fees DO NOT include: bartenders, catering, tenting, chairs, tables, linens, service ware, music equipment

Canopies is our full-service rental partner for all equipment needs. (414-760-0770)

Preferred bartenders, caterers, florists, musicians, officiants provided upon request.

Bluff area – rental only, no Lighthouse, museum access or staff support – bathroom availability at the Marcia Coles Center – no tenting allowed in area. Requires full payment upon rental. $600.


Additional Information


Gallery level seated meal service 60
Gallery level standing only events with food and beverage service 90
Gallery level, lawn, and patio with tent
(tent required for over 100 people for banquet)


Rental Hours

Monday – Thursday 8AM – 10PM
Friday 8AM – 11PM
Saturday – Sunday 8AM – 12PM or 4PM – 11PM

(NOT available Saturdays & Sundays during open public hours, 1PM – 4PM)


Please note:

  • Due to space constraints, dancing is not allowed inside the museum
  • Museum is handicap accessible
  • Down payment required to hold date; Payments are non-refundable
  • Commercial photography permit fee for photos on grounds & inside, if not renting facility: $150/hour
  • Renters are responsible for damages to the property and grounds during the rental period
  • Contact: or call 414-332-6754