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Green Bay Botanical Garden

Green Bay, WI View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
31 reviews
$992 - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$992 - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Weddings in the Garden

When your relationship is ready to bloom, there is no better place to celebrate than Green Bay Botanical Garden. The Garden is the most beautiful venue in northeastern Wisconsin and a wedding here will be one your guests are sure to remember for years to come. The Garden’s 47 acres of display gardens and natural areas capture the beauty of northeastern Wisconsin’s continually changing seasons. Explore the array of versatile settings, each unique in its atmosphere.

Garden tours by appointment only. For rental rates, availability or to set an appointment to see the venues at the Garden, please complete the request form on our website at http://bit.ly/gbbgweddings_contactus.

Kress Oval Garden

Kress Oval Garden is a contemporary rose garden that is the definition of beauty and the most popular ceremony site at the Garden. This garden is enveloped with vibrant perennials and a lush green lawn surrounded by two brilliant white arbors, a peaceful water fountain and the Stumpf Belvedere -- an exquisite Grecian Gazebo. Peak bloom is June through August. However, this garden is stunning May through October.

Capacity: Approximately 250 seated. Kress Oval Garden can be tented.

Woodland Garden

This intimate garden has a naturalized style which contrasts beautifully with the more formal gardens that overlook it. Native trees, shrubs and wildflowers surround a bluegrass lawn that is the perfect atmosphere for a timeless wedding ceremony. Peak bloom is early May, but Woodland Garden flourishes May through October.

Capacity: Approximately 230 seated. Woodland Garden can be tented.

Kaftan Lusthaus

Kaftan Lusthaus is an exquisite three-season gazebo with a Scandinavian design. It features an elegant entrance, impressive hand-painted rosemaling and charming chandeliers. Kaftan Lusthaus is surrounded by the beauty of the formal gardens.

Capacity: Approximately 50 seated.

Stumpf Belvedere

The Stumpf Belvedere is an illustration of an early Grecian Gazebo. The stars, clouds, and moon engraved into its crown capture the poetry of the view as much as the quote from Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Ellen Kort - "Circle the light...talk to stars...bless the seasons...let peace bloom like a rose...like the small sure lift of wings." This gorgeous structure enhances the spectacular view overlooking the Garden.

Capacity: Maximum of 10 standing.

Cornerstone Foundation Hall

The Garden has the ability to accommodate elegant indoor receptions. Envision filling the Cornerstone Foundation Hall with family and friends for a lavish reception. The space features stunning high-ceilings with organic tones that complement exposed wood beams, large windows overlooking the Garden, and a rich colored floor. The hall will accommodate 212 guests for exquisite receptions situated within the Garden’s timeless natural setting. Guests may spill out into the adjacent K.C. Stock Foundation lobby or onto the L.G. Wood Foundation deck as music and laughter waft throughout the Garden.

Capacity: Maximum of 212 seated.

Grand Garden

Situated in the Schneider Family Grand Garden, the Cowles Terrace is an impressive setting for a ceremony. Native trees, grasses and wildflowers envelop this new garden venue. The Cowles Terrace features a grand staircase and access to the Billie Kress Amphitheater stage. Peak bloom for the Cowles Terrace is May through October. Can be tented.

Capacity: Approximately 300 seated

Matthew Schmidt Garden

Your guests will enjoy the stunning atmosphere in the Matthew Schmidt Garden. Surrounded by native trees, magnolias, blooming shrubs and wildflowers, this site features a breathtakingly beautiful 130 foot living wall and the Wangerin Pavilion, a contemporary backdrop structure. Peak bloom for the Matthew Schmidt Garden is May through October.

Capacity: Approximately 250 seated

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,700

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

31 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Tammy Married on 09/04/2021
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    Beautiful Venue - Worth Every Penny

    We are so glad we chose the Green Bay Botanical Gardens for our ceremony site. What a beautiful place to exchange your nuptials. And the background for your pictures is amazingly stunning. The staff kept in contact with me through the whole Covid mess and was extremely helpful on the day of our wedding. I highly recommend this venue. They are thorough and organized. It was a delightful experience!

    Green Bay Botanical Garden's reply:

    Hi Tammy,

    Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and Michael. We look forward to seeing some of the beautiful wedding pictures!
  • Sarah
    Sarah Married on 07/09/2021
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    Best night ever!

    Everything was perfect! Our day of coordinator was very friendly and knowledgeable. Not to mention the venue is BEAUTIFUL! So many photo opportunities.
    I rated GBBG as if COVID didn’t exist because that’s out of their control but the restrictions were extreme so if you’re someone not willing to budge with the guest list GBBG may not be the best fit. Lucky for us, July was the perfect time because the restrictions were lifted. Thank goodness!

    Green Bay Botanical Garden's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words and feedback. We look forward to seeing photos from your and David's special day!
  • Jenna
    Jenna R. Married on 08/10/2019
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    Beautiful!

    Our ceremony was absolutely stunning. The Kress Oval Garden was the perfect size and required little to no decorations because it was so beautiful on its own. The event coordinator, Hannah, was awesome to work with and very accommodating. I highly recommend booking your ceremony here!!!

    Green Bay Botanical Garden's reply:

    Hi Jenna!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed working with you and Jordan and can't wait to see the photos from your beautiful day!

Awards

  • 31
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Charlotte & Jeremy
    59 photos · 10/06/2018
  • Isaac & Abby
    25 photos · 06/23/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Freeman's Photography Freeman's Photography Wedding Photographers

I had the chance to shoot in the Gardens there in 2009 and it is a photographers dream! Everything with the wedding went smooth and there are a variety of areas to shoot great portraits! Thank you for providing such beautiful grounds!

Seize the Day Events Seize the Day Events Banquet Halls

We always enjoy being part of weddings and social gatherings at Green Bay Botanical Garden. As the Garden's preferred decorator, we constantly strive to enhance it's natural beauty and ambiance. The staff is friendly and the Garden has an unmatched beauty perfect for anyone looking for a unique and charming atmosphere.

Map

2600 Larsen Rd Green Bay, WI, 54303
9204909457

www.gbbg.org
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Green Bay Botanical Garden frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Green Bay Botanical Garden?

Green Bay Botanical Garden includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Green Bay Botanical Garden in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Green Bay Botanical Garden for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Green Bay Botanical Garden for wedding events?

Green Bay Botanical Garden offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Green Bay Botanical Garden offer?

Green Bay Botanical Garden offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Green Bay Botanical Garden offer for wedding events?

Green Bay Botanical Garden offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Green Bay Botanical Garden have available for wedding events?

Green Bay Botanical Garden offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Green Bay Botanical Garden and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Green Bay Botanical Garden is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

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