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 stone fireplaces, and a state-of-the-art audio system.
The dedicated venue staff can assist with rehearsals, wedding procedures, and event planning. 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. 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.
16 Reviews for Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Alicia B. · Getting married on 07/09/2021
Jessica was absolutely amazing to work with from planning our wedding, navigating the ongoing challenges with COVID, and during our wedding. Jessica is hands down the BEST vendor I have ever worked with. The Schlitz Audubon offers breathless and endless photography options to capture your lifelong memories in an elegant and timeless way. I highly recommend the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.Sent on 10/05/2020
Annalise · Married on 06/20/2020
We’re in LOVE with our venue!
The first moment my fiancé and I walked into the space we were in love. The timeless elegance and natural beauty completely sold us! Jessica is such an amazing event planner and is just as excited for our wedding as we are!Sent on 02/27/2019
Matt S. · Married on 12/10/2019
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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