Corporate & Private Events
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center provides a natural setting for meetings, retreats, and other special occasions. Our award-winning green building has the warm ambiance of the north woods, just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee.
We offer full evening facility rentals for private events and corporate parties in our Great Hall, which includes access to our Hearth Room, Auditorium, and Veranda. This venue also works well for fundraising events. See available Bar Packages and select caterers list below.
Capacity | 225
Availability | 5:30pm -10:00pm. November – April.
For May – October availability, please contact our rental department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost | $350 per hour with a 3-hour minimum, November – April
May – October costs, please contact our rental department at email@example.com.
Our festive party package includes:
- tree cookie centerpieces with LED candles
- greenery on fireplace mantels with LED candles
- warm café string lights
- two complimentary holiday cocktails with any bar package
- holiday music playlist
View our gallery to see how Schlitz Audubon offers an inviting atmosphere for evening gatherings.
View our gallery to see how our Center is an ideal venue for your organization’s fundraising event.
Daytime Corporate Retreats & Meetings
We offer a unique environment that fosters creativity and lets you escape your normal work setting, with a variety of meeting rooms available.
Located on the second floor, this room is perfect for small meetings and retreats.
With a capacity of 190, our Auditorium works well for larger business or group meetings.
Invite Our Raptors
There are a variety of ways to incorporate a visit from our raptors into your special event or business meeting.
At your private party, your guests can mingle among owls, hawks, falcons, and even a Bald Eagle! A bird encounter can provide an educational and awe-inspiring break during a business meeting.
Please contact our registrar at [email protected] to inquire. Availability is limited.
Available Bar Packages
We have a variety of bar options and can customize a package to perfectly suit your needs.
- 5-Hour Beer, Wine, and Soda Bar | $24 per Adult
- 5-Hour House Bar | $28 per Adult
- 5-Hour Select Bar | $31 per Adult
- 5-Hour Premium Bar | $40 per Adult
- Dinner Wine & Champagne Toasts Available
Contact our approved caterers directly for pricing information. They will also arrange for rental of tables, chairs, linens and other equipment. You may select the vendor of your choice for the cake/dessert.
Chef Jack’s understands the dynamics that go into planning an incredible event. Their experienced, friendly, and professional event team will assist you every step of the way.
From Scratch Catering
Homemade, homegrown and entirely From Scratch, they’re here to serve you. Allow From Scratch to put the ‘special’ into your special occasion.
Larry’s Brown Deer Market
Unique specialty and fine food store makes Larrys’ Milwaukee’s go-to place for professional full-service catering and artfully delicious hors d’ oeuvres.
Lee John’s Catering
Lee John’s features exquisite cuisine and exceptional service. Their creative flair blends ethnic flavors with a modern interpretation.
Out and Out Catering
Out and Out believes in high quality, delicious yet simple, full-service catering. From start to finish they’ll exceed your expectations without exceeding your budget.
From casual social events to black tie formal, Saz’s experienced staff will ensure a seamless and memorable experience with uncompromising quality and attention to every detail.
Your local, trusted caterer, Sendik’s provides the finest catered experience with high-quality service to make your event stand out
Shully’s Cuisine & Events
Milwaukee’s premier custom caterer and event planners where every detail matters. Family owned and operated, Shully’s, has been creating delicious memories for 35 years.
Tall Guy and A Grill
Tall Guy’s local partners and conscientious service team will deliver an extraordinary and uncomplicated event that expresses the personality and passions of their clientele.
Zilli Hospitality Group
An award-winning, Milwaukee-based hospitality and catering company, Zilli has been exceeding customers’ expectations for more than 40 years.
Caterers are responsible for tables, chairs, and all other equipment rentals through Canopies.
Schlitz Audubon composts 100% of remaining event food through Compost Crusader.
Corporate Rental FAQs
Which rooms are available for business meetings and events?
The Auditorium and the second floor Conference Room may be rented for daytime meetings and other events between 9:00am – 5:00pm. The Auditorium seats up to 170. The Conference Room seats up to 30. The Great Hall, the adjoining Hearth Room, and the Veranda may be rented at 5:30pm. The Great Hall seats up to 225.
Do you have Audio/Visual equipment?
Yes, included in your rental are Wi-Fi, wireless microphone, and a screen with an LCD projector.
Where are guests allowed to park and how many spaces are available?
Parking is free and included in your rental. We have 110 parking spaces.
What time can I have access to the rooms?
We can open as early as 8:00am for business meetings. Additional fee for events starting before 8:00am.