With our variety of spaces, you’ll find the ideal location for any occasion, including wedding and baby showers, anniversaries, birthdays, graduation parties, quinceañeras, family reunions, memorial services, celebrations of life, and more.
Celebrate milestones, engage employees, and educate customers with an event at the Garden. From meeting rooms to our gorgeous outdoor areas, our spaces are perfect for board meetings, business dinners, picnics, seminars, workshops, and so much more.
By choosing the Garden for your event, your rental fees directly support and maintain our gardens and natural areas as well as help us offer free educational, recreational, and cultural programming for our northeast Wisconsin community and beyond.
Perfect for spring, summer, or fall, the Kaftan Lusthaus is an exquisite gazebo with a Scandinavian design. Located near the Lux Foundation Upper Rose Garden, this venue provides a refreshing backdrop for brainstorming workshops, team bonding, or an intimate party. Its elegance and charming design will help spark new ideas, transform old ones, or simply give your guests a chance to be invigorated in nature.
Capacity: up to 36 guests with seating at banquet rounds
For an extraordinary outdoor event, look no further than the Schneider Family Grand Garden. The beautifully paved Cowles Terrace provides a spectacular view of the entire area and is a must for large staff and client appreciation events, company picnics, graduations, and other occasions. Your guests can explore nearby garden areas and numerous native flowers in bloom, experiencing it all underneath the sun or stars.
Capacity: seats up to 500 with theater-style seating (300 chairs provided with rental), serves up to 175 plated or family-style meals, or serves 150 with buffet-style meal
Discuss options for higher guest counts with our Events Team.
With plenty of space for your guests, the Cornerstone Foundation Hall is the ideal option for a variety of events including conferences, workshops, meetings, and more. It features stunning high ceilings and large windows that overlook the Schneider Family Grand Garden.
This spacious hall also provides a convenient drop–down screen and LCD projector for all your audio–visual needs.
Capacity: up to 200 with seating at banquet rounds
East and West spaces accommodate up to 80 guests with seating at banquet rounds.
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, refreshing natural light fills the George Kress Foundation Suite of Classrooms. The suite can be offered as one, in a combination, or can be split up into three different rooms. Guests can experience the outdoor Garden by simply walking out onto the adjoining Mabel Thome Patio. This area is accessible via stairs or the elevator and features counter space, three sinks, a drop-down screen, and LCD projector.
Capacity: ranges from 15-80 guests based on room layouts
The suite can be offered as one or in a combination Fred & Jeanne Parish Board Room (A) and Patricia Baer Classroom (B) or Patricia Baer Classroom (B) and Nancy Gustavson Classroom (C).
**Additional outdoor rental spaces available by request. Please discuss with our Events Team.
The Garden offers additional activities ideal for team-building including walking tours, volunteer opportunities, and hands-on demonstrations by our Garden Team. Ask about our Herbal Adventure Signature Experience and our day meeting packages which are ideal for groups of 50 guests or less.
If you are a Corporate Member or Garden Angel member or above you are eligible to receive a discount on your venue rental. Please inquire about membership at the Garden for details. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers.
Self–guided visits of venues are available during non-special event, general Garden hours. No appointment is needed! Simply let our Guest Experience Team know you’re interested in holding an event and would like to view our spaces.