Weddings at Boerner Botanical Gardens

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You'll be surrounded by the beauty of the gardens when you select from the wedding sites at Boerner Botanical Gardens.
Boerner Botanical Gardens Ceremony Sites  

9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130
Ceremony Site Map (pdf)
Whitnall Park Map (pdf)
Google Directions

Ceremony Sites/Capacity:

  1. Annual Garden & Gazebo – Suited for groups of up to 30 persons or less.
  2. Rock Garden Vista – Suited for for groups of up to 200 persons or less.
  3. Rose Garden Overlook – Suited for groups of up to 80 persons or less.
     *Not available after mid-October due to the installation of rose shelters.  
  4. Shrub Mall – Suited for groups of up to 200 persons or less.
  5. Fragrance Garden Terrace – Suited for groups of up to 200 persons or less
     *Only available with rental of Boerner Hall through Zilli Hospitality Group(414) 525-5635
  • Please Note: None of these sites are completely private because the Gardens are open to the public.
    All sites become less colorful after mid-October due to frost and winter preparation of the Gardens. Prior to June, few flowers are blooming in the sites.

Available: Spring–Fall, except during festival dates
Times: Permit times for ceremonies are available during the following 2 hour time periods

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3: 00 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Accessibility: Access to sites is wheelchair-accessible; sites may be lawn areas.

Parking: Ample parking in lot

Restrictions:

  • Your site is available to you only during the time period of your permit(s).  
  • Dressing facilities are not available unless rented. The Garden House or Education & Visitor Center may be rented for this purpose or as an alternate ceremony site in case of inclement weather
  • Chairs must be rented from Boerner Botanical Gardens at least 2 weeks prior to your wedding date.
  • Arbors, floral displays, tents, or other props are not permitted
  • Low volume music/sound amplification is allowed at your site. Sound must be "contained" to your site as to not impose on other areas.
  • Electrical hook-ups are available for an additional fee. There is no electrical hook-up available in site #2, The Rock Garden Vista.
  • Alcohol will be allowed at the site with an Alcohol Permit
  • Please refrain from horn-honking in the vicinity of the Gardens

Advance Booking: Book your event up to 12 months in advance and pay the current year's rate.

Booked in 2015 BBG Wedding (non-taxable)  
Note: the Wedding Permit includes admission to the gardens and photography within the wedding site for a 2-hour period. If additional time is needed for photographs in the Gardens, a BBG Photo Permit must be purchased.

2-hour period for 1-50 people $375
2-hour period for 51-100 people $525
2-hour period for 101-150 people $700
2-hour period for 151-200 people $900
Each add'l 50 people $185 
Additional Hours may be available for photogtraphy with a BBG photo permit. Contact BBG for availability

 

Wedding Photos ONLY
If you are interested in using the Boerner Botanical Gardens for your wedding photos only,
see the
Photography page.

For more information, call (414) 525-5601 or email Boerner Botanical Gardens

Rent the Exhibit Room in the Garden House as an alternate ceremony site in case of inclement weather.


Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Drive., Hales Corners, WI 53130
(414) 525-5600

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