Tripoli Shrine Center: Milwaukee’s Historic Venue

Milwaukee’s Tripoli Shrine Center, an architectural replica of India’s Taj Mahal, is on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in local culture, history, and architecture. Completed in 1928, it is one of Milwaukee’s unique landmarks and is home and headquarters to Milwaukee’s Shriners International. Tripoli Shrine Center is available for public rental to hold events, including:

Perfect Location for Weddings, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, and Dances

About Tripoli Shrine Center

Whether you need a place to celebrate with family and friends or to hold a corporate or non-profit event, you won’t find a more beautiful venue than Tripoli. Three halls available for rent give you a choice of a majestic foyer, a spacious ballroom, and an intimate parlor.

Grand Dome and Foyer

Rent the space beneath Tripoli’s Grand Dome for a unique wedding ceremony, dinner venue, or photo-op.

Humphrey Hall Ballroom

The ballroom fits up to 400 guests and offers a dropdown screen, theater-style stage with a curtain, and expansive dance floor. This large reception hall is perfect for weddings, anniversary celebrations, sorority formals, and quinceañeras.

Melham Parlor

Choose the parlor for small group gatherings such as business, corporate, or board meetings or special presentations. Tripoli offers breakfast, lunch, or dinner catering for your event.

The Shriners and What We Stand For

The Shriners, founded in New York City in 1872, are an organization composed solely of Master Masons. This is an international fraternity of over a half million members belonging to 195 Shrine Centers worldwide.

Tripoli Reception Hall Rental Milwaukee


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The Shriners and What We Stand For

Shriners Hospitals for Children (up to age 18)

The Shrine, although known for colorful parades, circuses and clowns, has a more serious side as well. Since 1922, the Shrine has supported and operated a network of 22 specialized hospitals providing expert orthopedic and burn care to children 18 and under, regardless of the patient’s or family’s ability to pay.

In 1922, the Shriners established the first pediatric orthopedic hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. This started a tradition of addressing special needs of children:

  • The first pediatric burn hospitals, paving way for similar facilities worldwide
  • The first pediatric spinal cord rehabilitation units
  • The first pediatric air ambulance to transport critically injured burn patients with specialists on board

Independent Charities’ Seal of Excellence

The Independent Charities of America Seal of Excellence honors nonprofit charitable organizations that have, upon annual independent review, been able to certify, document and demonstrate “the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.” Shriner Hospitals meets these high standards.

Our hospitals change the world through caring for kids. our research discovers new knowledge to improve quality of care and ultimately the quality of life of children and families. Our mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect. Our pediatric speciality hospital care encompasses:

  • Orthopedics
  • Burns
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery and Therapy