By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — The Knights of Columbus Hall, a longtime Marshfield event venue, will be closing its doors at the end of the year due to declining bookings.
“The thing is events are not as big, and there are a lot less weddings,” said Bob Gauerke, president of the John Eisen Corporation.
The building was constructed in 1968 as a permanent home for the Knights of Columbus Father John Eisen Council No. 1799.
“The Knights of Columbus cannot own the building,” explained Gauerke. “That is why they formed the (John Eisen) corporation. … They met in the downtown area prior to the new building. The members got together and built the new building.”
With the decline in the usage of the facilities and increased maintenance, the organization made the difficult decision to close.
“Our building is not getting any younger,” added Gauerke. “We have to have income to keep the building going.”
Gauerke said that the sale of the building will not affect the Knights of Columbus council, and the group will find another location to meet.
“We will honor all of our commitments and events planned until the end of the year,” Gauerke said.
The Knights of Columbus Hall will go up for sale in the upcoming month.