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The Treasury

303 East Walworth Avenue

Delavan, Wisconsin 53115

HISTORY

The Treasury was once known as the Wisconsin State Bank and has been home to a variety of businesses over the years aside from a financial institution.  The building, located in downtown Delavan, Wisconsin, is recognized nationally as a historic landmark and was built as a bank in 1909. 

 

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.  

 

DOWNTOWN DELAVAN CHARM

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.  

 

THE AREA

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 and regional and international airports nearby.  

Founders

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.  

Thank you for following our renovation and supporting our new business that is so dear to our hearts.  

Event ideas perfect for the space

  • Wedding

  • Family Reunion

  • Anniversary Party

  • Birthday Party

  • Bridal/Baby Shower

  • Private Meeting Space

  • Seminar

  • Music Performance

  • Concert

  • Award Ceremony

  • Rehearsal Dinner

  • Bridal Brunch

  • Holiday Function

  • Charity Gala

  • Charity Gala

  • Art Gallery

  • Music Performance

  • Public Speaker

  • Family Celebration

  • Intimate Dinner Party

  • Luncheon

  • Memorial Service

  • New Years Eve

  • Political Rally

  • Commercial Shoot

  • Photo/Video Studio

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

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TOUCH

303 East Walworth Avenue, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115

events@thetreasurydelavan.com

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