A Natural Wedding
From rustic to elegant, Schlitz Audubon can provide the wedding you’ve always envisioned. Lake Michigan’s shoreline, forests, and prairies offer stunning backdrops for your special day. Located just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee, our natural building complements the beauty of the land.
Your wedding venue rental supports all of the work we do as a nonprofit organization focused on the environment.
Evening Wedding includes
Great Hall | Hearth Room | Veranda | Outdoor ceremony location | Inclement weather location | Natural Photography Locations | Second Floor Bridal Suite with full length mirror & fireplace | Groom’s room | Main kitchen | Staging area for use by your caterer | Two wood burning fireplaces | Manager on duty for your entire wedding | 10 complimentary Family Passes | Parking
Friday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Contact our rental department for daytime ceremony availability and rates
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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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.