Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is a beautiful, natural setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions located just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. The venue sits on the shores of Lake Michigan and boasts scenic views, including picturesque woods, ponds & prairies that provide striking backdrops for your wedding 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 our pavilion lawn surrounded by trees. The venue offers an inclement weather ceremony space with seating for up to 170 on our veranda, keeping your guests dry while taking full advantage of the natural, outdoor setting. During colder weather, our interior spaces can accommodate up to 125 for an intimate hearthside ceremony in front of a natural stone fireplace, or up to 190 in our private auditorium space.

Full evening rentals of the venue include a cocktail hour on our covered veranda, a hearth room complete with bar service, dining in the great hall with a separate space for dancing, and two dressing rooms including a private second-floor suite, complete with a full-length mirror and fireplace. Our main reception area offers a combination of natural warmth and technology, featuring a two-story beamed ceiling, two natural stone fireplaces, as well as an excellent audio system for music, and wireless internet as a convenience for your guests.

Services Offered

Our venue staff can assist with rehearsals, wedding procedures and event planning and will coordinate with all 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. 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 in-house bar and bartenders at Schlitz Audubon are licensed and provide excellent customer service. Services may include a champagne toast for your reception, table wine, and our range of bar options which comprise house beers, liquors, and wines as well as premium liquor, signature cocktails, specialty beers and specialty wines.

Other Services

We work with Compost Crusader to save all compostable organics from weddings as part of our commitment to conservation. Our LEED-certified “green” building uses energy-saving technologies for electricity as well as for heating and cooling the building to keep our visitors comfortable year-round. All weddings support the Center's mission of conservation, environmental education, and access to nature for all. Rental fees are tax-exempt.

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Lake Michigan - Robyn Vining
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Veranda - Morgan Franklin
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Great Hall - Ari Rosenthal
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Snow - Morgan Franklin
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Ceremony - Kate Weinstein
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Lake Michigan Shoreline
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Indoor Ceremony - Paul Owen
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Auditorium Indoor Ceremony
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Indoor Ceremony-Dennis Felber
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Green Building - Brian Slawson
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Pavilion Ceremony - FRPhoto
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Lake Michigan Shoreline
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Recessional - James Stokes
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Pavilion - Brian Slawson
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Great Hall Reception
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Veranda - the Uttkes
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Snowy Evening - Dennis Felber
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15 Reviews for Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Matt Schenke · Married on 12/10/2019

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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Our Wedding Experience

    We highly recommend having your wedding at the Schlitz Center. Jessica, our coordinator, was incredibly accommodating and helpful along the way. Anybody would be lucky to have their wedding there!

    Sent on 10/28/2019
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    Andrew J Donahoe · Married on 10/26/2019

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      5.0
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      5.0

    An Incredible Venue on Lake Michigan

    We got married at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center on 10/26/19. It was 45 and rain, so we switched to the backup rain plan and got married on the porch. We would not change a thing. The colorful leaves, the sound of rain on the roof, and the lights on the porch made our ceremony absolutely magical. Inside, staff kept the giant fireplace going while guests warmed up from the cold. Our guests raved about our venue and how it was perfect for a fall wedding. It was cozy and it fit all 90 of our guests without feeling too empty. The venue was also great for photos! We were able to do a first look on the beach as well as stunning photos up in the tower and on the boardwalk. We would strongly recommend Schlitz to anyone!

    Sent on 11/16/2019

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2400
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2000
  • 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)
  • 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
    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
    Photo booth
  • 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
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

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1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    FREE AMENITY FOR FRIDAY AND SUNDAY WEDDINGS

    Receive 1-$150 amentiy at no charge for Friday and Sunday weddings booked in 2020. We offer string lights, ceremony arch, photo back drop, wine barrles and many other options!

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  • 1111 E. Brown Deer Road Milwaukee, WI, 53217 See on map
    414-622-1141 (Phone number)
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