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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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
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Jenna Roovers · Married on 08/10/2019
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!!!Sent on 08/14/2019
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Janie · Married on 10/08/2017
I will say that I have absolutely no regrets in selecting the Green Bay Botanical Garden for our venue. Simply put, it was amazing! I thought the pricing was very reasonable and I felt good about paying a non-profit instead of a reception hall. Amber and Haley were extremely helpful and are very experienced in event planning. Nicole helped on the wedding day; she was excellent. I really enjoyed working with people who clearly take pride in their work. Even small details, they were able to help out and make suggestions along the way. I really appreciated their help. We had a small wedding with 49 guests. The Kaftan Lusthaus building was perfect for our needs. Technically we were 'inside' but with the windows and doors open it was like we had an outdoors ceremony. It was really perfect. The next best part, you really cannot beat the beautiful setting of the gardens. All of our guests commented on how lovely the grounds were and how perfect the setting was. This also made it easy and convenient for our photos. We didn't need to run to various locations - there are so many different 'areas' within the garden for photo settings. We really had a perfect wedding day and that certainly had to do in part to our selection of the Green Bay Botanical Garden.Sent on 11/05/2017
Kelsey · Married on 07/15/2017
The Green Bay Botanical Gardens was such a beautiful place to have our wedding ceremony and reception! Our guests loved having access to the gardens and to see all of the gorgeous flowers. Amber and Haley were easy to contact and great to work with. They made sure that everything was scheduled right and laid out perfectly. The staff the day of were super helpful and friendly. Everything went perfectly and the gardens made it absolutely wonderful!Sent on 08/20/2017
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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!
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.