As one of Southeast Wisconsin’s premier event planning and catering companies, Culinary Infusion was an evolution that began years before its brand introduction in 2013. Starting as a full-service meat department in 1969, the family-owned company expanded into up-scale catering in the 1980’s. The company rebranded to Culinary Infusion in 2013 when the Meyer family opened their first venue, Circa on Seventh.
The renovation of Circa on Seventh, which turned a 100-year-old theater into an event venue, sparked the passion for revitalizing architecturally, unique buildings into event destinations. With the immediate success of Circa on Seventh, with its 22-foot-high ceilings, grand staircase, and balcony bride’s room, the family began the search for a second distinct space that would provide their clients an event experience.
In 2017, The Covenant at Murray Mansion welcomed its first guests. To define the space as “unique” may be understated. The Covenant, formerly a Danish-inspired church built in 1955, was redefined into a sophisticated event venue with the capacity to host 320 guests. When the former congregation purchased the property in 1949 on which to build a church, the two-acre property was already full of history with the existing buildings.
The Murray Mansion, built in 1874 by George and Mary Murray, was transformed into a beautiful cocktail lounge and boutique event space, with all the detailing and character you would expect to see in a 145-year-old home listed on the National Register of Historic Properties. The original adjoining servant quarters of the mansion were updated to offer guests an Air BnB full-house experience with its three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The Airbnb was named “The Parish House” to recognize the time the pastor of the church lived in the property.
Culinary Infusion added Upper East to their portfolio of event destinations in 2020. Located in Downtown Kenosha, Upper East is an urban wedding and event space located on the second floor of a former 1910 department store. Expansive windows fill the room with natural light and draw attention to the downtown view. The 100-year-old wood floors and tin ceilings add historic ambiance to this urban setting.
The passion for offering clients architecturally unique event experiences continues into the third generation of this family-owned business. From its original business concept to the recognized brand it is today, Culinary Infusion continues to expand through innovation in event design concepts, exemplary service and exceptional cuisine.