One private VIP Chalet and five private domes, complete with unique seating accommodations, festive lighting, and a heater.
Each dome seats up to eight guests and the chalet seats up to ten. All guests must be 21+ no exceptions
You’ll have 90 min to enjoy your private experience. Please arrive no more than 5 minutes early to check-in, due to limited indoor capacity and waiting areas.
Every Lux Dome experience includes keepsake camp mugs for your party to take home and enjoy, plus a select beverage package of your choice!
Our food and beverage menus are designed for family-style service, with themed, or customizable options. All pre-booked reservations include a Beverage Package.
When you book your Lux Dome or Chalet you can select additional food and beverage options that can be waiting when you arrive, or served in courses during your experience.
Each Dome/Chalet is scheduled with staggered reservation slots to ensure groups arrive and exit at different times. We have also built in 30 minutes of cleaning and sanitation between each reservation slot; in addition to our Moving Milwaukee Forward Enhanced Approval 72-point safety procedures, we will utilize atomizer fog bombs to target airborne pathogens and bacteria, and will thoroughly vent to allow for proper air flow. Each Dome/Chalet has a door and an air vent which opens for fresh air ventilation during, and between each reservation.
Guests are encouraged to BYOB (bring your own blanket), and will be asked to wear a mask whenever entering and leaving the Dome/Chalet, as well as when your server is present.
$200 reservation fee secures your private VIP Chalet reservation; $150 reservation fee secures your private Lux Dome reservation. Every advance booking includes a private dining area for up to 10 guests (Chalet) or up to 8 guests (Dome) for 90 minutes, plus a beverage package of your choice! See our Food & Beverage Packages for options.
If your party shows up late for your reservation, we, unfortunately, cannot extend the length of your rental. The domes are in high demand and are generally booked back-to-back to allow as many guests to enjoy them as possible. As an example, if you show up 30 minutes late, your rental would be for 60 minutes rather than 90. Partial refunds will not be issued for parties arriving late.
Each dome seats up to 8 guests and the Chalet seats up to 10, with a variety of both bench and upright chair seating. It is lounge-style seating, so there is a coffee table, but no “dining” table. Think of it as akin to sitting around a campfire and sharing food and drink, but with fewer mosquitos.
Sorry, every dome rental and package is the same price regardless of the size of your party size. All food and beverage packages contain 8 servings.
All guests must be 21 years of age or older. No exceptions.
Absolutely not. It is prohibited by Wisconsin law. Any guest found smoking will be asked to leave immediately along with their entire party, with no refund granted. Open flames of any kind are also not allowed on the rooftop.
They are “heated”, but you will be sitting on a rooftop, in winter, in Wisconsin, separated from the cold winter by a thin membrane. Each dome includes a small, electric heater that will take the edge off of the chill, but please come dressed for a winter activity! It may take a bit of time after the door is opened to reheat your dome. The domes also include small windows for ventilation if desired. Please come dressed with a hat, gloves, and a few layers that you can adjust to your own individual comfort level. Heck, bring a snuggly blanket! While we welcome you to change the temperature in your dome, WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT MOVE YOUR HEATER! It has been placed to prevent damage to the outer shell of the dome. Any heater moved during your stay may result in a charge for damage to the shell or the frame of the dome.
In the case of extreme cold, blizzard, or dangerous icy conditions, we may need to cancel reservations to ensure safety and your comfort level. In these cases, you will be notified via email about an option to reschedule your booking or receive a complete refund. We will make every attempt to make the cancellations well in advance of your reserved time, but reserve the right to make fully-refunded cancellations in the case of emergent weather conditions at any time.
Access to the roof is via our indoor stairway—or for those needing assistance—via our elevator. The roof will be cleared of snow regularly and will be free from ice. Our only limitation is the width of the dome doorway, which is 28”.
Much like sled dogs of the Arctic sleep outside of igloos, pets are not allowed in the Lux Domes. Local laws prohibit us from allowing pets on our rooftop deck.
The domes are strong, engineered, structures that are designed to withstand 30+ mph winds and 90+ pounds of static snow load. That being said, they are constructed of lightweight materials that can be damaged by impact, heat or puncture. We ask that you take precaution when moving in the domes and refrain from touching the walls or grabbing ahold of the frame. The domes are inspected and cleaned after every party, and a damage fee of up to $200 may be added should any evidence of damage be found after your visit.
For the enjoyment of the guests in neighboring domes, we request that you do not add your own soundtrack to the experience.
All Lux Domes guests are welcome to use the indoor, fully-heated restrooms on the first floor at Café Benelux. We’d recommend using the facilities before going to the roof to avoid unnecessary opening of your dome door.
With the domes having a roughly 11-foot diameter, your party should be composed of the type of folk that aren’t too weirded out inside a full elevator. There will be a lot of sitting around in a circle watching other people eat and drink, so some pleasant conversation would be a great next step. Maybe bring a game? But bring the kind of game that you could play in a full elevator, because table space is at a premium for you board game fans. Think Cards Against Humanity, Head’s Up, etc.
No outside food or beverage is allowed in the Lux Domes. Including that flask in your inside breast pocket.
In addition to the packages that you select when you book your dome, a dome host will stop by periodically to see if you would like to add any more food or beverage packages to your tab.
No. The food and beverage options for the Lux Domes were designed specifically to be shared amongst a large group, in cozy quarters, on a rooftop, in winter, in Wisconsin. Because there is no dining table, all food items are finger-friendly and served on platters. Warm beverages are served in large thermoses, ensuring they remain hot throughout your stay. For those who would like a beverage other than what is in our packages, we’d recommend arriving early and ordering and paying for your beverage of choice from the bar and carrying it to your dome when your party is seated.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation for any reason, guests will need to reach out to email@example.com. Cancellations, refunds and reschedules will not be accommodated within 24-hours of your booking date. If your cancellation is at least 24 hours in advance, you will receive a full refund.
The base package is $200 and includes a private dome for 8 people, for 90 minutes, a keepsake camp mug for each member of your party, plus a select beverage package of your choice. The payment for the base package is made online at the time of your booking. Additional food and beverage packages that you select when booking will be paid for during your visit at Café Benelux. These additional packages will be added to a tab when you arrive. Any additional items you add during your visit will be added to your tab, which you will then settle before leaving the dome.
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