A beautiful venue in the heart of Door County, the Kress Pavilion offers two floors to host your event.

The second floor features the Great Hall, a modern space with floor to ceiling windows, wood floors and exposed beams, offering natural light and a bright room that highlights Door County beauty no matter what the weather. One side of the room features a double-sided gas fireplace, while the other features a video wall for slideshows and videos.

Surrounding the Great Hall is a wraparound porch, offering bay sunsets and orchard views with complimenting patio furniture. The south end of the porch features an indoor/outdoor fireplace and an area for a ceremony of up to 110, cocktail area or bar location. The bayside of the porch features bluff and bay views and can accommodate a ceremony of up to 132.

The first floor of the Kress is home to the Egg Harbor library and features wood ceiling and floors, with a stone fireplace. Rented in conjunction with the Great Hall after library hours, the first floor can be converted into a special event space for a cocktail party of up to 110, ceremony of up to 132 seated guests or seated dinner up to 100.

Please see our list of approved caterers. If your caterer is not on that list, or you wish to self- cater, please ask about our approved caterer application. You are able to bring in your own alcohol, but will need to have a licensed server that can be sourced through your caterer or through the Kress Pavilion. You are not allowed have a cash bar for your guests.

Great Hall Quick Stats:

  • Seated, family-style dinner in the Great Hall will accommodate up to 135, Buffet style dinner in the Great Hall for up to 100, Plated dinner of up to 126*
  • Reception style, dinner for up to 150 with the porches | without porches, up to 126
  • See wedding book for full details.

First Floor Quick Stats:

  • Must be rented in conjunction with Great Hall and is perfect for a ceremony of up to 125, seated dinner for up to 100, or cocktail party of up to 110.
  • See wedding book for full details.

Entire Building Quick Stats:

  • When entire building is rented it can accommodate up to 200 comfortably when there is access to the outdoor areas.
  • Without access to outside areas the building can accommodate 140 with downstairs, our weddings will host cocktail hour in the downstairs, transition upstairs for a seated dinner and then make dessert available downstairs as the staff transforms the upstairs for dancing. Alternatively, a number of couples have chosen to do food stations throughout for a heavy appetizer reception.
  • See wedding book for full details.

*Be sure to check with your caterer on logistics of each meal and review the building transitions with our event team.

Availability Calendar

To find a date, either search your ideal date using the box at the top or click "the availability" button below. Dates highlighted in green are available!

Booking for the great hall cannot be done via the website, please call 920.868.3334 ext 3 or email to book the Kress!

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Rental includes Porches & Kitchen
(132) Chairs & Banquet Tables
(12-60" round & 27-6' banquets)
May 1 - Oct. 31
Nov. 1 - April 30
Flat Fee
6 Hour Rental Minimum
(two hours of set up & one hour of tear down required)
Additional hours (per hour rate)$250$250$200
Friday & Sunday
6 Hour Rental Minimum Required
(two hours of set up & one hour of tear down required)
Additional hours & hourly rate$250$250$175
Entire Building Fee
Flat Fee. Only available after library hours, includes Maker Space, and History Center in addition to library main space
Get Ready Room
Flat Fee. If not renting the entire building, a room can be rented to get ready.
Prices do not include tax, tax will be added to the total.


Premium, Locally Roasted Coffee by Isley Roasting (includes organic sugar and half & half) - Limit 40 people$10/ 12 cup pot
Bistro Tables (6 available)$10 each
Metal Easels (2 available)$2 each
Jaliska Dinner (white), Salad (gray) and Dessert Plates (white) (120 available)$.40/piece
Water Glasses (120)$.50/person
Stemless Wine Glasses (120) available$.50/person
Linens for 6’ tables, available in white, ivory or black (do not go to the floor)$7 each
Linens for 60” round tables and cocktail tables - white only (do not go to the floor)$10 each
Linen napkins available in multiple colors at .50 each with a minimum order of 60$0.50 per person
Fallen Palm Leaf Plates for Appetizers (4”x 4”) - bio degradable ---------more eco friendly products available on request$0.50 per person
Onsite Coordination - Not on site? Need help coordinating details? Please inquire with our event staff for coordination rates.Varies