The Treasury

303 East Walworth Avenue

Delavan, Wisconsin 53115


A unique, historic bank currently under renovation to be the perfect space for your next event, gathering, or meeting.  The building, located in downtown Delavan, Wisconsin, is recognized nationally as a historic landmark and was built as a bank in 1909.  It has been home to various banks and businesses over the years and we are thrilled to turn it into a brand new space to be enjoyed in an entire new light!


Many ornate details & materials from the original construction remain today and this building is truly a gem.  The exterior is composed of rich, copper-red brick and limestone with soaring, almost floor to ceiling arched windows and even a vintage burglary alarm box.  Built on the southwest corner of the block, the grand main level ballroom boasts fantastic natural light, an antique bank vault (one of four in building), sixteen foot ceilings lined with original large wooden beams & other materials from the initial 1909 construction including beautiful green and white marble along the lower walls, true to its era.  



The bank is perched on the corner of a red brick street lined with antique green rod-iron street lanterns and has beautiful street appeal, along with many beautiful photo backdrops within walking distance.  The entire block is recognized by the national registry of historical landmarks and has a rich, interesting history dating back to the age of glaciers carving out the region, early Potawotomi Indian and pioneer settlements, and even home to the P.T. Barnum Circus "The Greatest Show on Earth" founded here in 1871.  


Upon completion, we plan to add to the space by utilizing an existing underground vault and build an upper level mezzanine overlooking the grand ballroom as bonus gathering spaces.  The basement vault, currently composed of rosy beige brick, concrete, and steel beams will feel polished, but industrial and perfect to be utilized as a bridal suite, private meeting space, or speakeasy type underground cocktail lounge.  The finished look of the interior will be upscale and grand with modern finishes, but also highlighting as many original features as possible to keep the charm of original space and era.  The main floor vault will be a lighted room feature visible upon entry and could also be repurposed for a variety of uses during space rental such as a display room for photos & keepsakes, desserts, or even to set up a small bar or coat check, just to name a few ideas.  We are going to keep all room furnishings mobile in order to accommodate a customized space layout to meet your individual event needs.  


We have secured a liquor license to serve beer, wine, and spirits; conditional use permit for the designated use of space from the city; will be building out brand new handicap accessible bathrooms, small catering prep room, and additional staircase to access new public spaces in basement and mezzanine.  Current plans show it would be intimate enough for small parties or meetings and large enough to comfortably seat 185, as designated by the city. 



The bank is conveniently located near major highways & interstates for easy travel and situated directly in the heart of downtown with close proximity to beautiful parks, lakes, landmarks, churches, hotel accommodations, and more.  There is ample free street parking near entrances and free municipal lots on the same block, which can easily accommodate our anticipated capacity without hindering other local businesses.  The downtown is lined with quaint shops, restaurants, other historic landmarks, beautiful scenery, and attractions to visit while you're here too!  There are also many hotel accommodations in close proximity to our space, some even walking distance!

Delavan is just outside of Lake Geneva and also a fairly reasonable commute to Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Janesville, Whitewater, Kenosha, and other major regional cities nearby.  


Ryan & Jillian Niemann

Ryan & Jillian are both native to Southeastern Wisconsin, enjoy raising their family here, and appreciate all the great things this area has to offer.  Jillian, a graduate of Lake Geneva Badger High School, has been a freelance stylist for an elite clientele for 15 years and most recently, specializes in weddings & events.  Ryan is a residential carpenter and loves catering to individual needs of clients and custom built, refined details.  They look forward to creating a beautiful space that will be a great destination to bring together families, friends, and the community for years to come.  

why Build a venue?

How "The Treasury" idea came to life

It all began a week before their own wedding in 2016.  Jillian saw a bank for sale that reminded her of a commercial shoot she had worked on when living in Nashville.  Knowing that a photography studio wouldn't be a great business plan for southern Wisconsin, immediately it clicked that it would be an amazing space for not only photos, but also events & weddings.  After doing a little research they realized they could make it a reality and the rest is history.  With Jillian's background in photo, film, tv, & events along with her husband's background in building they knew it would be amazing.  Each detail has been planned with not only the event functionality in mind, but also how the space will capture light & photograph.  

We look forward to welcoming the community for a big event upon completion of the project and are booking now for June 2020 and beyond.

Thank you for your interest in our event space!  Please stay tuned as we continue to update plans & progress!

Event ideas perfect for the space

  • Wedding

  • Family Reunion

  • Anniversary Party

  • Birthday Party

  • Bridal/Baby Shower

  • Private Meeting Space

  • Seminar

  • Rehearsal Dinner

  • Bridal Brunch

  • Holiday Function

  • Charity Gala

  • Art Gallery

  • Music Performance

  • Public Speaker

  • Family Celebration

  • Intimate Dinner Party

  • Luncheon

  • New Years Eve

  • Political Rally

  • Commercial Shoot

  • Photo/Video Studio

  • Send us your ideas.... the list could go on!


303 East Walworth Avenue, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115


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