Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is a wedding ceremony and reception venue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that will give you the wedding you’ve always envisioned. Located along Lake Michigan, you and your guests will get to observe nature in its fullest form, no matter the season you get married in. The shorelines, forests, prairies, and Lake Michigan offer beautiful backdrops for your wedding, creating the perfect atmosphere for a rustic, vintage, or elegant wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center can accommodate a maximum of 225 guests for dinner, 225 for an outdoor ceremony and 175 for an inclement weather ceremony. This venue offers covered outdoor, indoor, and uncovered outdoor locations for your event. Inside the Great Hall, you’ll have use of the Hearth Room and the Veranda throughout your reception. There’s a second-floor bridal suite, complete with a full-length mirror and fireplace, as well as another room for the other half of the wedding party to prepare in. There’s an outdoor ceremony location (and a back-up inclement weather location, should rain or snow be forecasted for your wedding day) that offers gorgeous scenic views of the surrounding area.
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center provides couples with space for ceremonies and receptions. The venue is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking for you and your guests. Event services include a bridal suite, event planning, in-house bar, lighting/sound, and wireless internet. Event rentals are also available for audio equipment, barware, and lighting. Schlitz Audubon’s central location, fantastic customer service, and natural buildings make this a reliable, enjoyable place for you and your guests.
The in-house bar and bartenders at Schlitz Audubon are licensed and can provide a champagne toast for your reception. An open bar option is available for you and your guests where you can be served house beers, liquors, and wines, as well as:
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Amy · Married on 09/02/2017
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center was the absolute perfect location for our September 2nd wedding. Everything was gorgeous and we couldn't have hoped for a more beautiful setting. Jessica Buehler (the event coordinator) was fantastic to work with throughout the process. She was extremely organized and professional from the start and if it wasn't for her, our wedding wouldn't have gone as smoothly as it did; especially when it rain stormed and the ceremony had to be moved to the veranda at the very last minute. We originally planned to get married at the outdoor pavilion, and had our hearts set on that location until the downpour. However, the veranda wound up being even more perfect and beautiful than we had imagined. It fit all of our 115 guests easily, and provided a more intimate atmosphere (especially paired with the sound of rain falling behind us). It was wonderful having someone to help keep an eye on the details throughout the planning process and Jessica was great at communicating with everyone involved. We opted to include the owls in our package and we were thrilled to see them during the cocktail hour. Our guests loved the extra touch and couldn't get enough of the educational entertainment they provided. We were so glad that we chose Schlitz Audubon Nature Center as our venue. The outdoor scenery, the wildlife, and the building itself, all came together to provide us with the most romantic setting for our special day. I wouldn't have changed a thing!
Rachel · Married on 02/02/2018
My fiance and I couldn't be happier with the Schlitz Audubon as our wedding venue. The events team was very responsive and flexible as we planned our winter, indoor wedding in front of their hearth room fireplace. You can add string lights and a visit from the birds of prey from their raptor program for a nominal extra cost. They were extremely professional and the best part is they're a nonprofit so the money you spent goes to a great cause!
Kristen · Married on 09/23/2017
We chose the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center because of our love of nature and how beautiful the site is. Even if you need to use the backup plan for your ceremony, it is still beautiful. Logistically I was nervous with the timing of everything as it is a public space, but if you pick professional vendors that have been there before, they all know the drill and things went incredibly smooth. We worked with Jessica who was amazing to work with. She was professional, told us things straight, gave us great recommendations, answered our questions in a timely manner, and was great when dealing with my mom as well when she had questions and asked for advice. She was so accommodating and we really enjoyed working with her. They have amazing staff that made our day wonderful. The Schlitz Audubon made for our dream wedding and we couldn't have asked for anything more! Thank you so much for everything - we loved, loved, loved our wedding day here!
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