Cover Photo Credit: Kristina Lorraine Photography
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Mercantile Hall is a new, urban & industrial chic event venue in Burlington, Wisconsin that sits squarely in the heart of the city's historic downtown. From its construction before the turn of the century, the building has morphed from a mercantile (old school mall) to a department store, and most recently a furniture store that was ravaged by a massive 5-alarm fire in 2014. Interestingly, as the restoration crews worked hard to clear the fire debris by removing the layers of soot and melted wires, the most amazing discovery was found - the original hardwood floors hiding beneath a fireproof polyester covering. The warm tones of the wood floors and the exposed imperfect brick walls make the most beautiful setting that can take on a variety of looks including industrial, vintage, modern, rustic, or artsy.
So it was a fateful day just about two years later when the idea was born to take that amazing space and create something insanely special. Two women dedicated to service, community, and fun (along with a posse of friends, family, and community members) helped Mercantile Hall take its first full breath in the Spring of 2017. Leaving its original elements intact, the entire space features experience-rich design with components that can be changed to transform each and every event making the space unique each time.
Mercantile Hall is owned by Wendy and Andrew Lynch & was co-founded with Mercantile Hall's Director of Events Stephanie Heft. Their cup of love for Burlington spilleth over as they work hard to create a place for dreamy weddings, awesome corporate events, school and civic functions, and supersized community events. We love meeting new people so send us a note if you want to drop by and see what we've got going on in there. We love to share our passion and show off this beautiful space.
Credits for Cover Photo: Kristina Lorraine Photography & Frontier Flowers. Photo Credits for the collage images above: Bon Bon Belle Bridal, Bridesmaid Dresses from B-Hive @ Bon Bon Belle, Andi Stempniak Photography, Autumn Silva Photography, Uttke Photography & Design, Jane Kelly Floral, Gertrude & Evelyn Furniture Rentals
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