A Natural Wedding
From rustic to elegant, we’ll provide the wedding you envision. Conveniently located just fifteen minutes north of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan, we offer the full experience of nature throughout all seasons. Our central location, exceptional customer service, and naturally beautiful building make us an ideal location for your event. Lake Michigan’s shoreline, forests, and prairies create stunning backdrops for your celebration.
Your wedding venue rental supports all of the work we do as a nonprofit organization focused on the environment.
Included in your rental: Great Hall | Hearth Room | Veranda | Outdoor ceremony location | Inclement weather location | Natural photography locations with the use of golf cart | Second floor Wedding Party Suite with full-length mirror & fireplace | Secondary dressing room | Caterer’s kitchen and staging area | Two wood burning fireplaces | Manager on duty for your entire wedding | Free parking | Rehearsal time
Friday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Great Hall 225 Seated | Outdoor Ceremony 225 | Inclement Weather Ceremony 170
We have a variety of bar options and can customize a package to perfectly suit your needs.
- 5-Hour Beer, Wine, and Soda Bar | $23 per Adult
- 5-Hour House Bar | $27 per Adult
- 5-Hour Select Bar | $30 per Adult
- 5-Hour Premium Bar | $39 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.
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.
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, Zill’s 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 wedding food through Compost Crusader.
Invite Our Raptors
Our stunning raptors appearing at your wedding will make a lasting impression. During the cocktail hour, you can have owls, hawks, falcons, and even a Bald Eagle, mingle among your guests. Our birds of prey can be added to your wedding if their availability allows
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Tree Ceremony $400
Schlitz Audubon provides a Bur Oak Tree to incorporate into your wedding ceremony. This special commemoration of your day will support the local habitat for years to come. You receive a map with GPS coordinates of your tax-deductible donated tree’s location after it is planted at the Center.
Aldo Leopold Bench $150
Our twist on the wedding guest book, we provide you with a wooden bench for your guests to sign as a keepsake, suitable for outdoor seating. After it is signed, our staff can varnish it for an additional $25.
Our café lights are dimmable Edison-style light strings that create a simple, elegant addition to your wedding décor.
Dance Floor $150 | Auditorium $150 | Dining Area $350 | Veranda (complimentary)
Up Lighting $400
Ten lights illuminate the eight oak pillars in the Great Hall, as well as either side of the front entrance, to add a warm glow to the ambiance of your reception. These can be rented in a variety of colors to suit your wedding style.
What time can my wedding ceremony or reception begin?
Indoor spaces may be used starting at 5:30pm. Outdoor ceremonies may start at 5:00pm for a full wedding rental. Daytime ceremonies are available from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
What time can vendors arrive to set up?
Set up begins at 3:30 in the Great Hall. Set up starts at 3:00pm at the Pavilion. Vendors may unload at our back loading dock starting at 12:00pm the day of your wedding. All items must be removed at the end of the event.
What does your staff take care of the day of the event?
Schlitz Audubon staff maintains the facility’s cleanliness throughout the event, assists vendors with questions, controls the lighting and temperature of the building, manages the bar for the evening, clears barware, and assists with wedding ceremony procedures. We are not responsible for décor set up and takedown. We suggest a personal attendant or wedding planner to assist with these details.
What is the ceremony back up plan in case of rain?
Our inclement weather plan seats 175 guests. We work with you the day of the wedding to make a decision regarding ceremony location.
Are tables and chairs included in my rental fee?
All tables and chairs must be rented and are an additional fee. Canopies Events with Distinction is our exclusive rental company. Your selected caterer will take care of all of your rental needs directly with the rental company. Canopies Events with Distinction will set up and tear down all tables and chairs.
Daytime Wedding Ceremony
We offer daytime ceremonies on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00am-1:00pm. Please contact our rental department for availability.
Included in your rental: outdoor ceremony location | Inclement weather location | Natural photography locations with the use of golf cart |Dressing room with full-length mirror | Manager on duty for your entire wedding | Free parking | Rehearsal time