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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Milwaukee, WI View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
19 reviews
$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is a beautiful, natural setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions located just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The property sits on the shores of Lake Michigan and boasts captivating views of picturesque woods, ponds, and prairies. The surrounding bounty of nature provides couples with striking backdrops for photography and a remarkable atmosphere to suit any wedding style from rustic to elegant.

Facilities and Capacity

Schlitz Audubon can accommodate up to 225 guests for ceremonies on the pavilion lawn surrounded by lush trees. The venue offers an inclement weather ceremony space with seating for up to 170 attendees on the veranda, keeping your guests dry while taking full advantage of the natural, outdoor setting. Indoor event spaces can accommodate up to 125 for an intimate hearthside ceremony, or up to 190 in our private auditorium space. Full evening rentals of the venue include a cocktail hour on the covered veranda complete with bar service and dining in the Great Hall. The property’s dressing rooms include a private second-floor suite, complete with a full-length mirror and fireplace. The main reception area offers an atmosphere of natural warmth, featuring a two-story beamed ceiling, two natural wood-burning fireplaces, and a state-of-the-art audio system.

Services Offered

The dedicated venue staff, Jessica and Bridget, can assist with rehearsals, wedding procedures, and vendor check-in. They will coordinate with your vendors to ensure your event runs smoothly. A golf cart with seating for up to four is available for the couple and photographers to explore scenic spots on the grounds and capture memories for a lifetime. The venue has 110 parking spots available which are free to wedding guests. Schlitz Audubon also offers lighting services, tree ceremonies, or rustic wine barrels for your decor as optional additions. The licensed in-house bar and bartenders will execute a champagne toast for your reception and serve a range of beverages including house beers, liquors, and wines.

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?

$3,200

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

$2,400

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

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

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Waterfront

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

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Lighting

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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

19 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Jamie Married on 06/11/2022
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    Wedding of our dreams!

    First of all the venue is spectacular. From the Ceremony and happy hour to the reception, everything was naturally so beautiful. Jessica and the Schlitz coordinators were so responsive and helpful. They organized everything we could think of for our big day. The venue and rentals add up for pricing, however, their alcohol package was very reasonable and the bartenders did an awesome job.
  • Victoria
    Victoria B. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Beautiful Venue

    We couldn't have asked to have our wedding at a more beautiful venue. All of our guests were raving about how gorgeous the outdoor setting and the event space was. Jessica and Bridget were wonderful to work with and made the whole process seamless. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing! We had our wedding in October, so the changing leaves and gorgeous outdoor photo spots made for beautiful wedding photos that I will cherish forever.
  • Melissa
    Melissa M. Married on 09/04/2021
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    Magical Natural Venue on Lake Michigan

    We loved our wedding at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center! The ceremony was held amidst the nature center's trees and greenery at the pavilion location. The grounds include photo opportunities alongside Lake Michigan, a pond full of lily pads and tower overlook where you can see the lake and tops of the trees. The staff was incredibly helpful and responsive answering all of our many questions and helped to oversee our vendors the day of the wedding. We're so grateful for their time and efforts in making our day perfect. It was a wonderful way to support a local nature center through our wedding as well, which was very important to us!

    Schlitz Audubon Nature Center's reply:

    Melissa - We loved working with you and Ben to bring your wedding day vision to life here. What an incredible team of vendors you chose to make it all happen... and your pictures! They are incredible! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and laughter together! Come back and hike here soon!

Awards

  • 19

Real Weddings

  • Kevin & Danielle
    25 photos · 10/19/2018

Pricing

Team

Jessica  Buehler
Jessica Buehler
Rental Manager

Jessica's knowledge of each event's details is unbeatable. With experience in key components of weddings such as catering and bar services, her problem solving skills put clients at ease.

Bridget Carlson
Bridget Carlson
Event Coordinator

Bridget brings years of event planning, communication and floral experience to couples at Schlitz Audubon planning their weddings. Her environmental passions pair with an attention to detail and easy problem solving skills to bring couples at ease and make the planning fun.

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Map

1111 E. Brown Deer Road Milwaukee, WI, 53217
4143522880
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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center?

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

At Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting

At Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Schlitz Audubon Nature Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center for wedding events?

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Schlitz Audubon Nature Center offer?

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Schlitz Audubon Nature Center offer for wedding events?

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Schlitz Audubon Nature Center have available for wedding events?

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Lighting

What percentage of users recommend Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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