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, and we are happy to provide many sustainable event options for green weddings.
Included in your rental is a 5:00pm ceremony with outdoor or inclement weather locations.
Also included: Great Hall | Hearth Room | Veranda | 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
Peak Season (May-October)
Off-Peak Season (November-April)
Great Hall Reception 220 | Pavilion Lawn Ceremony 220 | Ravine Deck Ceremony 140
Outdoor Inclement Weather Ceremony 170 | Indoor Auditorium Ceremony 190
Indoor Hearth Ceremony 125
We have a variety of bar options and can customize a package to perfectly suit your needs.
- 5-Hour Beer, Wine, and Soda Bar | $26 per Adult
- 5-Hour House Bar | $30 per Adult
- 5-Hour Select Bar | $34 per Adult
- 5-Hour Premium Bar | $44 per Adult
- Dinner Wine & Champagne Toasts Available
Contact our approved caterers directly for pricing information. They will also arrange for the rental of tables, chairs, linens, and other equipment. You may select a vendor of your choice for the cake/dessert.
All Occasions Catering/Bubb’s Barbecue
All Occasions Catering has proudly served the Milwaukee community since 1929. Our variety of menus and full-service capabilities brings people together through delicious food for weddings, galas, or corporate events, but as they say, “It’s not just about the food, it’s about the experience.”
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. 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, Zilli’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 remaining wedding food through Compost Crusader.
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.
Please inquire about availability as soon as possible, as our raptors are not available for all dates. If booking a meet and greet is a priority for you, inquire about their availability for your date before signing your contract.
To book a Raptor Meet and Greet or for any questions, contact our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree Ceremony $500
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 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.
Ceremony Arch $150
Made from ash trees felled on the property, our rustic wood log ceremony arch may be rented to provide a beautiful ceremony backdrop, suitable for hanging fabrics and floral decorations. Our macramé fabric may be rented along with our ceremony arch 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.
Tours are available by appointment Monday-Thursday and occasionally on Fridays and Saturdays.
Feature image by Koshollek Photography.