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.
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.
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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 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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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center?
- Bridal Suite
At Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, what does the bar service starting price include?
- 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?
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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What services does Schlitz Audubon Nature Center offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Preferred Vendors Only
What furniture and decorations does Schlitz Audubon Nature Center have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
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