built in 1949

Built in 1949, the former Ixonia Fireman’s Hall has played host to generations of weddings, New Year's Eve celebrations, dances, plays and community gatherings.  

Today, Chivaree on Park, has been reinvented as a modern event space with an industrial glam design, while preserving nostalgic touches of the building's past, re-purposing the original plush velvet curtains, windows and 68-year old maple dance floor.  

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Behind the Name

The name 'Chivaree on Park' was chosen by founder, Kristy Kimball, to pay homage to venue's roots of celebration. Frequently held in the late 1940's and early 1950's, chivarees were noisy mock serenades (made by banging pans and kettles) to newly wedded couples. The spirit of that era carries on, as chivarees remain tradition at Chivaree on Park weddings.

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Our Team

With a passion and love for weddings, our dedicated Floral and Design Team, Event Coordinators, and Caterer will work relentlessly to bring your wedding day vision to fruition at Chivaree on Park. 

 
 
 
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A Lake Country native, with a creative soul, Kristy is the Founder + Creative Director of Chivaree on Park. 

Over the years, Kristy used her passion and eye for impeccable floral and bridal design to help create one-of-a kind weddings throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. 

In 2008, Kristy opened the doors to Betrothed Boutique  and Modern Bloom in downtown Oconomowoc, providing wedding floral, accessories, bridal gowns, and tuxedo and linen rentals.

Throughout the past decade, Kristy's floral and bridal designs have been featured in publications including Milwaukee's Life Style Magazine, Premier Bride of MKE and SE Wisconsin, and at events such as the Milwaukee Art Museum's annual Art in Bloom, Wonderful World of Weddings, and more. In 2017, her floral shop, Modern Bloom, was also honored as nominee for Milwaukee A-List's best wedding flowers. 

In the fall of 2017,  Kristy took lease of the former Ixonia Fireman Department Hall. After a complete renovation, the newly named "Chivaree on Park" will debut it's spring of 2018 events.