Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
With 185 acres of forest, ponds, prairies and bluffs, incredible views of the Lake Michigan shoreline and every other aspect of beauty nature has to offer, the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is a spectacular venue to host events and weddings. The magnificence of the landscape matches the elegance of the venue’s design. Nature’s raw beauty acts as an inspiration for corporate events and an incredible backdrop to beautiful weddings.
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is an oasis displaying the magnificence of nature. It can host events in every season, complimented by Wisconsin’s stunning, glacial winters, showcasing the rebirth of spring, savoring in the full blooms of summer and enchanting with autumn’s warm colors. The simple elegance of nature is complimented in their venue spaces.See our exclusive venues
The venues at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center provide an incredible setting for your special night. They easily accommodate weddings and receptions, and with Zilli’s elegant touch, your guests will be marveling at the environment, the wedding and the cuisine.
With a high-arched ceiling, exposed wooden beams and an abundance of natural light streaming through a multitude of windows, the simple beauty of this room is ideal for vintage, nature themed or rustic weddings. It can hold wedding ceremonies with 150 guests, standing receptions of 200 or dinners with 175 guests.
The outdoor pavilion is a breathtaking ceremony space for those who truly appreciate the beauty of nature. It has room for 150 guests at a wedding ceremony, 200 at a standing reception or 175 for dinner.
The auditorium is simply decorated and easily transformable to your wedding’s style. It can accommodate 150 guests in a standing reception, 150 for dinner or 120 for a ceremony.
- Ceremony Space
- Reception Space
- Free On-Site Parking
- Outdoor Space
- Tables & Chairs On-Site
- Wheelchair Accessible
- WiFi Available
We chose to hold both our ceremony and our reception at the nature center, which made for a seamless transition for both of us and our guests. The venue itself is absolutely stunning and fit our vision perfectly. It made for gorgeous photos and our guests had overwhelmingly positive feedback!
veranda wound up being even more perfect and beautiful than we had imagined. It fit all of our 115 guests easily, and provided a more intimate atmosphere, especially paired with the sound of rain falling behind us.
When looking for a venue, we wanted something a little different but also something that would require minimal extra decorations, and this was the perfect place. The nature center is so beautiful on its own that we hardly needed to add anything! Because our wedding was in the winter, we used the auditorium for the ceremony but were able to take some pictures outside as well and everything turned out beautiful.