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Price range: $4,100 - $5,550 Price range: $4,100 - $5,550
Couples usually spend $4,800 Couples usually spend $4,800
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$200 starting price
Bar service
$19 per person
Reception
$2,430 starting price
Ceremony
$200 starting price
Bar service
$19 per person
These prices are available for the months of March through November. These prices are available for the months of December through February.

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Schauer Arts Center opens its doors to couples as a stylish wedding venue in Hartford, Wisconsin. This building began as a canning factory in 1919 and is rich in the history of this era. As it has changed hands over time, the space has been renovated and transformed into an architecturally award-winning building. Here, couples can gather with loved ones and enjoy a celebration in this prestigious setting.

Facilities and Capacity

Sweethearts can say I do in this venue, immersed in theatrical beauty and breathtaking natural surroundings. Schauer Arts Center boasts multiple event areas that each create a perfect backdrop for events of various sizes and styles. The 571- seater Ruth A. Knoll Theater can host large celebrations, with acoustics and audiovisual equipment to elevate any party. The theater has an industrial-chic vibe with ambient interiors, exposed ceilings, and charming wooden beam features. Couples who choose this space can enjoy use of the changing rooms and green room while they prepare for the exciting day ahead. The Pikes Peak banquet room has a capacity of 250, where guests can enjoy views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. This trendy event area offers a loft-like setting with ample space for a bar and dance floor. The smaller Suckow Family Art Gallery welcomes up to 75 wedding-goers into its intimate space with hardwood floors and walls adorned with regional artwork. Lodge/ Ante Room is the smallest space here, perfect for a gathering with up to 40 loved ones. All of these spaces grant the chosen catering team access to a prep kitchen, as well as having audiovisual equipment perfect for party time. Outside, the lush greenery surrounding the space makes for a vibrant and beautiful photo backdrop.

Services Offered

Happy couples are invited to get in touch with the team at Schauer Arts Center to begin making their wedding dreams a reality. An experienced event coordinator will lead them through the process and can help arrange bar services and event rentals. This includes everything from tables and chairs to centerpieces, ceremony arches, and more. For the bar services, all barware will be provided. The bar can be stocked with beers, wines, champagne, liquors, and more, all served by skilled bartenders. Outside vendors are welcome to further service the day to the couple's needs and desires. Setup and clean-up of the chosen space will be taken care of by the team, leaving the newlyweds to relax and enjoy their celebration to its fullest.

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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?

$2,430

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?

$200

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

$200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$19

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Specialty Beer

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Loft
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December
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Reviews of Schauer Arts Center

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
40 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.9/5 40 reviews
Google
4.8/5 84 reviews
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Sarah Sent on 06/27/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing! Dream Come True

Absolutely Loved this Venue for our Wedding reception. Katryna, the new event coordinator, was amazing to work with! Always responded very quickly to any questions that I had. She went above and beyond to make our Dream event come true. She was very flexible and easy to talk to and work with. During the reception she was there to help with anything and everything that needed to be done! Such as sneaking me into a private bathroom to get situated and my dress bustled before the Grand March! The space is beautiful and can be equipped with hanging lights, and up lighting to illuminate the Hall. The bartenders were all very kind and attentive and even helped clean up after dinner as well. We also rented out the neighboring Wisconsin Auto Museum for our Cocktail Hour which our guests loved. I couldn’t imagine our Wedding at any other Venue! Everyone we worked with helped our Dream Wedding come true!

Photography by @ChasingSunsetsLLC on IG
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Mackenna Sent on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream come true

The Schauer Arts Center made our wedding dreams come true. From helping us set the stage to look like something out of a broadway show to creating a romantic reception space - they did it all. Getting married in a theater was dreamy and we received so many compliments from our guests about the venue and the auto museum. We have been married for almost a year now and we constantly look back at our wedding photos in awe of what they helped us create. The Schauer Center is a mostly women-run team and being able to work with them so closely helped ease any stress and nerves. They also let us buy a painting early from the gallery to remember the day! They also handled my mother (who deemed herself the creative director) with such patience and ease, I feel like I could learn some lessons from them. I am so grateful for this team and this venue. It was the best night yet.
Meaghan
Meaghan Sent on 09/15/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Soooo Amazing!!

Amy was a complete joy to work with. She made everything run so smoothly! I had a ton of questions and she made me feel like I was the only bride she was working with! Very responsive with emails, and even day of when I had a question I was able to call her cell phone direct and got things worked out! I couldn't recommend Amy and the Schauer Arts Center enough! Also very affordable!!!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

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Team

Katryna Winter-De Leon
Katryna Winter-De Leon
Event Services Coordinator

I started working here at the Schauer Center in 2019 as a server and moved my way up to managing events in 2021!

Casey Leintz
Casey Leintz
Assistant Event Services Coordinator

I recently joined the Schauer Team mid way through 2022 and am excited to help plan your special event with us!

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
DJ Express Disc Jockey Service DJ Express Disc Jockey Service Wedding DJs

well first they do a great job and Kathy will make your day very special for ya! very nice place to have a wedding At!

Neal Kreuser Photography Neal Kreuser Photography Wedding Photographers

The Schauer Center facility is a great facility to host a wedding. Ideal for mid size weddings, the Pike's Peak room overlooks downtown Hartford with a classy taste of Old town flair. Kathy is extremely easy to deal with and my wife and I chose the Schauer for our wedding reception venue. It was a great vailue and an easy choice for our Hartford area wedding.

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Schauer Arts Center frequently asked questions

Schauer Arts Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Schauer Arts Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Schauer Arts Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Beer
The space offered by Schauer Arts Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
  • Museum
Schauer Arts Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Schauer Arts Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Schauer Arts Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Schauer Arts Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Schauer Arts Center is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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