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Paine Art Center and Gardens is a historic wedding venue located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Devoted to all things beautiful, the estate boasts charming European architecture, a museum and art gallery, and heavenly gardens. Take your first exhilarating steps as newlyweds before a stunning backdrop of natural splendor.

Facilities and Capacity

The many indoor and outdoor spaces at Paine Art Center and Gardens are suitable for any occasion surrounding your wedding. At the private Ceremony Garden, exchange vows below a handsome pergola surrounded by an arboretum of lush trees and blooming flowers. Lead your guests to the estate's mansion and dine in the Conservatory, which accommodates 180 guests and features large windows, a large skylight, and views of the Formal Garden. With its cylinder-shaped chandeliers and plenty of natural light pouring in, this space is ideal for an evening or afternoon soiree at any time of the year. The mansion's Great Hall and Carriage House are equally charming and perfect for a smaller celebration.

Services Offered

Following a tour of the estate's grounds, this venue's events team can help you choose the perfect space and layout and discuss all the necessary details. Their exclusive caterer provides delectable cuisine, and an included photography permit allows for photoshoots in the gardens. At an additional rate, you and your partner can add the mansion to your permit to capture its vintage aesthetic. All wedding bookings include a get-ready room, servers for your reception, tables and chairs, and tableware. However you envision your special day, the Paine Art Center and Gardens team would be honored to host your romantic celebrations and provide as much support as possible. For a true love match, you deserve nothing less than perfection.

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Art Gallery
Historic Building

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Covered Outdoor
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Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres

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Shoshauna S. Sent on 10/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue, Exceptional Staff!

We came from out of state (Alaska) to have our wedding at the Paine! Working with the staff and them working with our in-state family was a great experience and provided the most magical experience. The gardens were absolutely stunning and the reception spaces were perfect for our 100 person guest list. We especially appreciated their advice and guidance on the planning process as most of us in this position have never done this before! Many of our guests commented on how incredible this venue is and agreed it was the perfect place to celebrate our love!
Marie Sent on 08/20/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely Setting & People

Gorgeous ceremony and reception space. Held our ceremony here, rained during the day and if this is the case they do have numerous options -- be sure to ask ahead. Great place!!!!!
Randi H. Sent on 12/31/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Nutcracker Wedding

The Paine was a wonderful all around place to get married, the staff was so helpful and made the entire process very easy. We picked the Paine for the decorations during Christmas, it really brought together our entire wedding. Laura our wedding assistant was phenomenal, I cannot sing her praises enough. The entire day was perfect!
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Kaytlyn Oelke
Kaytlyn Oelke
Director of Events

Being surrounded by happy people on one of the best days of thier lives is just one of the many reasons I love what I do!

I take pride in the personal yet professional bond I create with my couples. I look forward to helping you through your engagement journey and allowing you to remember what is most important about your day, the love between you and your fiance!

Holley Steffen
Holley Steffen
Event & Beverage Coordinator

Working with couples through the various stages of the wedding planning process, is an incredible feeling. Seeing couples create their own unique beginnings, is one of the many things that I love about weddings. I look forward to helping ease the stress of one of the most important days of your new life together!

Isabella Eliasen
Isabella Eliasen
Event Coordinator

I have always loved the Paine Art Center for it's beautiful gardens and rich arcitecture. As a wedding coordinator at the Paine, putting together the final details, and seeing our clients' personal touches is such rewarding work.

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Neal Kreuser Photography Neal Kreuser Photography Wedding Photographers

The Paine is one of the most historical and beautiful places in Oshkosh to have a wedding. I have worked there numerous times and recommended the venue for couples and family members that are planning an outdoor wedding. It provides backdrops and natural beauty that you cannot find elsewhere, and the staff is amazing.

Laurie Marie Photography Laurie Marie Photography Wedding Photographers

The Paine Art Center & Gardens is one of the most beautiful venues in Oshkosh. There staff is friendly and very willing to help. The grounds are always immaculate and there is a photo op around every corner. Anyone who has their wedding there is a very lucky, the experience is almost enchanting :)!

The Cake Guru Tamara's The Cake Guru Tamara's Wedding Cakes

The Paine has to be one of the most beautiful properties for a wedding ceremony in this state, combine that with a professional staff that is passionate about providing each bride and groom with a unique memorable experience and this venue is amazing.


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