Coast Restaurant @ Zilli Lake & Gardens

Coast Restaurant @ Zilli Lake & Gardens

Coast by ZHG is a newly renovated restaurant and venue space with private seating, entertainment space and a patio with unmatched views of Lake Michigan.

Milwaukee brides and grooms, corporate event planners and private event planners enjoy the beautiful, unmatched views of the newly-renovated restaurant and private event space at Coast.

Coast provides unmatched views of the Milwaukee Art Museum and Lake Michigan as well as private seating, entertainment space, a dance floor and a beautiful patio with spectacular sights.

Comfortably seating 180, and with room for up to 300 standing, Coast is a versatile venue that has been transformed into a gorgeous atmosphere for weddings, receptions, corporate events, holiday events and private events.

Zilli Hospitality Group exclusively caters all Coast events, so in addition to having a beautiful view at a beautiful venue, your event is also in the hands of award-winning professionals with 40 years in the business!

Limited Availability - Celebrate Easter Brunch With Us

Limited Availability - Celebrate Easter Brunch With Us 🥂
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Voters name Coast Restaurant - Zilli's Catering Best Wedding Venue for 2016

Zilli Hospitality Group the Best Wedding Venue #Alist #BestVenue #1 Voters named Coast Restaurant - Zilli's Catering the Best Wedding Venue in the Milwaukee area for 2016. More than 51 other nominees competed for...

It's that time of year again! Help make ZHG #1 on Milwaukee's A-LIST! Voting is open until November 20th. Find us in the WEDDINGS category under:
Best Wedding Caterer: Ellen Zilli's Catering (Zilli Hospitality Group)
Best Wedding Venue: Coast Restaurant
Best Wedding Flowers: Adorn-A Touch of Zilli

Featured Picnic Venue: Zilli Lake and Gardens!!

Clients often ask us what to look for in a picnic venue. It is important to anticipate the challenges and advantages of hosting such an outdoor event. We have found several venues in Milwaukee that lend themselves to picnics. Zilli Lake & Gardens at O’Donnell Park is a picnic venue that we are particularly proud to serve as the exclusive caterer.

In this post, we will highlight five features that make Zilli Lake and Gardens the perfect picnic venue.
1. Expansive grounds
2. Stunning views
3. Stadium lighting
4. Parking
5. Proximity to city landmarks

The views and landscape alone make Zilli Lake and Gardens a stunning venue, but our favorite part about picnics is turning an exquisite venue into a living, breathing picnic experience. Consider custom menu items and upscale decorative touches to really bring your picnic theme to life.

The ring on your finger and lovely bliss of engagement may not be enough to ease the stress of overwhelming wedding to-do lists!
Fortunately, we put together this guide to make planning a wedding in Milwaukee easy and fun. You will be happy to hear that the first step is to take a deep breath and relax because you will have all the information you need to make your wedding dreams come to life.

How to plan a wedding in Milwaukee:
1. Create a shared vision
2. Determine your wedding budget
3. Form a tentative guest list
4. Select a top Milwaukee wedding venue
5. Choose a premier Milwaukee catering company
6. Explore wedding decor ideas
7. Streamline wedding attire selections
8. Reserve additional vendors
9. Design a custom wedding menu
10. Don't forget pre and post wedding celebrations

Our creative wedding planners look forward to incorporating their creative flair and your unique style to Boerner Botanical Gardens, Mitchell Park Conservatory, Milwaukee Public Museum or another top wedding venue in Milwaukee.
To bring your wedding dreams to life, contact us online or give us a call at 262-547-9447.

To read the full article and learn how to plan the perfect Milwaukee wedding read our post here:

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! Today's focus is on The Miller Room.

With picturesque views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding gardens, this Milwaukee venue is an excellent location for large corporate events and weddings. The modern interior and available terrace are two distinct advantages to hosting events there. It seats 250 guests at round tables and, in addition, you can rent the interior prefunction space for cocktail receptions, breakout sessions and more.

The artfully landscaped terrace wraps around the L-shaped room and offers breathtaking views of the lakefront, Pier Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Adjoining the South Garden, the room and patio provide versatility, but all of these spaces are equally beautiful settings for your event or wedding. Zilli’s finesse and the classic elegance of this space compliment the gorgeous scenery, adding to the simplicity of hosting corporate events and weddings at this lakefront venue.

Come take a look inside!!

Here's another amazing thankful Sunday post we wanted to share from Kelsey M's post on

"Zilli Hospitality Group catered our June 7th wedding, and everything was fantastic. The servers were all so polite and accommodating, the food was hot and delicious, and everything was professional and organized. Zilli set up all of our linens and dishes, and did an amazingly fast clean up job. Everyone was so helpful. We ended up paying a little more than we would have liked to, but I would say it was worth it for the excellent service we received. We were assigned a contact person to help us plan our menu and timeline, so it was nice that we always knew who to call if we had any questions. We also did a Zilli tasting and had a positive experience there. It was in a bigger group setting at Coast, which was helpful since we were able to taste more items and see some bigger displays. We also saw all the tableware in person at the tasting."

Thank you so much Kelsey! We can't wait to hear from you too!

Start your summer picnic planning today! These dreary days will be gone and the summer will be here before you know it. That means it’s time to get ready now, before we blink and we’re wearing shorts and sunglasses!

How can you start working on your summer picnic plans?

Begin by putting together your perfect company picnic (with a little help, of course):
Where are the hottest venues this summer?
What custom menu options are you looking for that will impress all?
Who are the new entertainment options this season?

Essentially get all of this and more done with a single call to Zilli Hospitality Group—Milwaukee’s favorite picnic planner.

It's Cinco de Mayo! We wanted to share with you a delicious new margarita!
Try this refreshing summer twist on a classic drink, with notes of citrus added by the exotic flavor of blood orange. A perfect beverage for watching a fiery summer sunset. The Blood Orange Margarita!

1.5 oz Avion Silver Tequila
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1.25 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Blood Orange Puree
.5 oz Gran Marnier
Orange sprig garnish (optional)

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients, shake and strain into glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

Easy and simple yet delicious! #margaritas #cincodemayo

Mother's Day is only 4 days away! Did you forget to make reservations? Are you in need of a delicious brunch with wonderful and amazing views? Look no further than Coast!

We will be featuring a Bellini bar, surf n turf station, breakfast, and gourmet desserts. What mom wouldn't want to be a part of this special day?!

Reserve your spot here:

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931 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI

Opening Hours

Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm
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