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a little piece of Europe in the heart of Milwaukee
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Kate Crowle


Having grown up in the Midwest and studying fashion design in London, Kate’s background established a successful career in visual presentation and design. Taking the helm of St. James 1868 was a natural next step. Her sense of style is evident in every detail; she has handpicked each element, merging European influence with a classic modern design,  creating timeless photography moments. The result is a uniquely curated property with unexpected experiences at every turn.



Owner and visionary Kate Crowle’s inspiration for St. James 1868 stems from her admiration for classic design and love of all things European.

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Monica Orr

Director of events

Monica has 20+ years in the event industry with an emphasis on special events, specifically weddings. Monica has executed events throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Europe for groups from 35 to 1,000. She will continue to manage her boutique event planning company, Morr Events, as this will be a perfect companion to her role at St. James.

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Colleen Kubiak

social media Coordinator

Colleen has a background in advertising and photography and has worked in the Milwaukee wedding and event industry for the past 4 years. She has found a love for sharing people’s stories through visuals, and was drawn to the history and the diversely talented team behind St. James 1868. Beyond social media and advertising, Colleen nurtures a love for travel, thrifting, and reading.

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Oliver Hunt

Executive Chef

Born and raised in London, England, classically trained Chef Oliver Hunt attended culinary school in Stockholm Sweden. Hunt’s culinary prowess has taken him all over the globe and finally to the US, cooking in New York and Minneapolis before discovering the foodie-forward city of Milwaukee.