Boerner Botanical Gardens
The Boerner Botanical Gardens offers variety in size, function and decoration. With expansive wide-windowed halls, as well as more intimate gathering spaces, the Gardens has options for every event, wedding or corporate. Located just 15 minutes outside of Milwaukee, the convenience of this location also impresses, especially with 300 free parking spaces. The elegance of the décor and setting in addition to the versatility of the spaces are unparalleled and readily adaptable for each event.
Breathtaking in every season, the Boerner Botanical Gardens is ideal for events with a winter wonderland backdrop, surrounded by autumnal colors and leaves, framed by the bright, green grass and fresh blossoms of spring or the lush gardens and warmth of summer. Enjoy your event at the Gardens with the splendor of nature showcased in every detail.Take a look inside
The Gardens hosts Milwaukee weddings small and large, and with the individual spaces each wedding has, the sophistication and natural elegance mirror throughout the entire facility and the grounds. The lush scenery, magnificent lighting and refined décor provide the ideal backdrop for your perfect night.
As mentioned previously, there are several spaces to choose from, listed below from largest to smallest.
Up to 300 people (theater-style seating) or 288 (seated at round tables) can celebrate in the largest venue at the Gardens. Boerner Hall has several distinct features:
- Window wall facing the Fragrance Garden
- Soft lighting
- Connects to the Garden Room
This space can entertain up to 96 guests, ideal for an intimate wedding.
- Connects to Atrium
- Natural lighting
- Faces Fragrance Garden
- Connects to Boerner Hall
Nell’s Garden Café
Well suited for smaller affairs, the Botanical Garden’s café seats 52 guests at round tables or 100 in a theater-style seating. After it closes at 4 p.m., the setting of your wedding can have:
- 5 large windows facing the gardens
- Outside terrace
- Natural lighting
- Ceremony Space
- Reception Space
- Free On-Site Parking
- Outdoor Space
- Tables & Chairs On-Site
- Wheelchair Accessible
- WiFi Available
Create unlimited looks to your event space with an array of ambiance colors.
Choose from almost unlimited fabrics and colors to go beyond classic and traditional looks.
Choose from several options; chiavari, rustic antique-inspired, minimalistic clear.
Choose from several options; imperial white, sheer ivory, warm glow.
Choose from over 6 options; royal white, cedar garden, minimalistic, plush, and more.
Create outdoor and indoor fun; giant Jenga and Yardzee.
Choose from station H2O and bottled water; Evian and Fiji.
Audio & video
Projector & screen – Ultra Bright projector perfect for your presentation.
Decor & Design Elements
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We absolutely loved our wedding at the Boerner Botanical Gardens! We held our ceremony in the fragrance garden and the reception in the ballroom. Everyone commented on how dreamy and beautiful everything was at the gardens and venue. Our pictures in the formal gardens made the day even more special. Our 90 degree day was hot, but the inside of the venue was a cool oasis.
Yvette and Cheyenne were great to work with! They were very communicative and transparent. We appreciate everything they did to help make our wedding the best day of our lives!
My daughter and new son-in-law’s wedding ceremony and reception were absolutely beautiful at this venue! It was a crisp fall day, and the outdoor set-up and fall foliage provided a stunning backdrop for the ceremony! Zilli Hospitality Group was top notch. From the initial planning with Yvette to the final walk-through with Cheyenne, they ran a seamless production! As the mother-of-the bride, I was an active participant in the planning and the day of the wedding. Yvette helped me so much. I couldn’t have completed the set-up tasks without her. We have received so many compliments from the guests on the food catered by Zilli. The staff from set-up to servers to bartenders to clean-up were outstanding. I highly recommend this venue!
I had an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception at Boerner Botanical Gardens! I worked with Yvette and Cheyenne from Zilli Hospitality Group and it was a really great experience. ZHG has a system down that makes planning more simple/less overwhelming and outlines everything for you along the way. I found that extremely helpful and calming! On the big day, I got so many compliments on the stunning venue, the amazing staff, and the food! Specifically about the food, I even got a few “this was the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding before”! That attests to the amazing chef and staff! Everyone was extremely kind and helped me with whatever I needed. I truly had the best day ever! I highly recommend!