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Schauer Arts Center

Hartford, WI View map Visit website

About

Located approximately 40 minutes northwest of Milwaukee, in the heart of the Kettle Moraine, the Schauer Arts Center is a performing and visual arts complex located in downtown Hartford, next to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. Originally a canning factory, the building was built in 1918. After extensive renovations, the Schauer Center opened in February 2001, and now boasts the 571-seat Ruth A. Knoll Theater, the Suckow Family Art Gallery, The Lodge and Ante meeting rooms, a catering prep kitchen, rehearsal hall, dance studio, and Pikes Peak banquet room.

For more information, or to set up a tour of our facility, please contact our Event Services Coordinator, Katryna Winter-De Leon, at tryna@schauercenter.org or call 262-670-0560 x215.

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?

$2,700

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
Event Planning
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

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
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Server(s)

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?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
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

37 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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  • Meaghan
    Meaghan Married on 09/05/2021
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    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!!!

    Schauer Arts Center's reply:

    Meaghan,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly a pleasure working with you. Blessings to you both!
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    Sara M. Married on 05/08/2021
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    Amazing night and wonderful experience!

    Leading up to our event, the planning process was so simple and smooth! Amy, the event coordinator is so nice to work with and made all of our wishes come true. We had THE BEST NIGHT EVER and we couldn’t have done it without the Schauer Arts Center team. I can’t recommend them enough. Pricing was affordable and very reasonable. If I could do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing! Everything went exactly as planned.

    Schauer Arts Center's reply:

    Hello Sara,

    Thank you so much for the nice feedback! You and your family were so enjoyable to work with. I am glad you are happy with everything and I am pleased to have been a part of it.

    Best,
    Schauer Events Team
  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth C. Married on 10/26/2019
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    Absolutely wonderful

    The event coordinator, Amy, was fabulous to work with. She even took time to answer questions for me on her day off.

    Schauer Arts Center's reply:

    Hi Lizzie,

    Thanks so much for the nice words! It was truly a pleasure working with you and your family in making your vision come true.

    Best,
    The Schauer Events Team

Awards

  • 37
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Emily & Joe
    48 photos · 05/22/2021

Deals

Schauer Arts Center 1
Discount

10% Off Your Total Wedding Rental Package ($2,700 value) if You book December- February!

Pricing

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! Then when our Amy left I was promoted to the Director of Event Services.

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.

Map

147 N. Rural Street Hartford, WI, 53027
2626700560

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Schauer Arts Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Schauer Arts Center?

Schauer Arts Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Event Planning
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Schauer Arts Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Schauer Arts Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Schauer Arts Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Schauer Arts Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Schauer Arts Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Schauer Arts Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Schauer Arts Center for wedding events?

Schauer Arts Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Schauer Arts Center offer?

Schauer Arts Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Schauer Arts Center offer for wedding events?

Schauer Arts Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Schauer Arts Center have available for wedding events?

Schauer Arts Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Schauer Arts Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Schauer Arts Center is recommended by 94% 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 professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Schauer Arts Center offer?

Schauer Arts Center currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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