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Weddings

When your relationship is ready to bloom, there is no better place to celebrate your love with family and friends than at Green Bay Botanical Garden. Whether you’re drawn to a more intimate location or want an expansive, elegant setting, you’ll find a stunning surrounding that fits your style. Peak bloom is between June and August.

By choosing the Garden for your event, your rental fees directly support and maintain our beautiful gardens and natural areas as well as help us offer free educational, recreational, and cultural programming for our northeast Wisconsin community and beyond.

Ceremony Venues

Kress Oval Garden

This garden is enveloped with vibrant perennials and two brilliant white arbors, a peaceful water fountain, and the Stumpf Belvedere – an exquisite Grecian Gazebo.

Capacity: up to 250 seated

Johnson Woodland Garden

This intimate garden has a flagstone pathway and staircase which contrasts beautifully with the more formal gardens that overlook it. Native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers surround a bluegrass lawn.

Capacity: up to 200 seated

Matthew Schmidt Garden

Surrounded by native trees, magnolias, blooming shrubs, and wildflowers, this area features a breathtaking 130–foot living wall and the Wangerin Pavilion, a contemporary backdrop structure.

Capacity: up to 250 seated

Kaftan Lusthaus

An exquisite gazebo with a Scandinavian design. It features an impressive hand-painted rosemaling and charming chandeliers. Surrounded by the beauty of the Lux Foundation Upper Rose Garden.

Capacity: up to 50 seated

Fischer Family Overlook Arbor

A stunning pavillion and pergola structure that overlooks the Schneider Family Grand Garden. Surround yourself in natural greens, grasses, and wildflowers.

Capacity: up to 10 seated

Reception Venues

Schneider Family Grand Garden

For an elegant outdoor reception, the Schneider Family Grand Garden is the perfect setting. Amongst the blooms and beneath the stars, you’ll be surrounded by your loved ones under an enchantingly lit tent. Guests can dance the night away on Cowles Terrace or spill out into the adjacent WPS Foundation Plaza or Schneider Foundation Classroom with cocktails in hand. Explore the adjacent Magnolia Grove and bask in the ambience of native flowers.

Capacity: up to 175 plated or family-style meal or 150 for a buffet

Cornerstone Foundation Hall

Envision filling Cornerstone Foundation Hall with family and friends for a lavish indoor reception. The space features stunning high ceilings with organic tones that complement exposed wood beams, large windows overlooking the Garden, and a richly colored floor for exquisite receptions. Guests may spill out into the adjacent K.C. Stock Foundation Lobby or onto the Simurdiak Patio featuring the Jan Wos Garden.

Capacity: up to 200 plated or family-style meal or 150 for a buffet

Member Discounts

Garden Angel members and above receive a discount on wedding site rentals. Please inquire about membership at the Garden for details. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers.

Venue Tours

Self–guided visits of the venues are available during non–special event, general Garden hours. No appointment is needed. Simply let our Guest Experience Team know you are interested in holding an event and would like to view our spaces.

We offer complimentary guided site visits of our venues Monday–Friday during open Garden hours. Contact us in advance to schedule a private site visit at weddings@gbbg.org or 920.491.3691 ext. 125.

See what other couples are saying!

- Francesca

We had such a blast! Everything was beautiful, and felt like a magical day. I am so happy we chose the Garden. The staff continued to be very personal and caring. I appreciate everything you all did to make my day come to life.

- Debra

The Events Team was easily reachable during our entire event and did so with a joyful heart. We would most definitely recommend this venue to other organizations and are hoping to have another event in the future.

- Kathleen

The Events Team was amazing and very helpful. They answered questions and gave great suggestions. They helped everything run smoothly and I can't thank them enough. Our guests loved exploring the Garden.

- Stephanie

Everyone who helped us from tours, booking, rehearsal, and day-of were incredible. The communication was handled well, especially given the COVID updates, and we felt well taken care of the entire time. Excellent team!

- Tammy

Your facility is beautiful and I will definitely be back to visit when I can. I think many of my guests will as well. Your staff was always kind and informative and helpful. I absolutely recommend.

- Aubree

The Events Team was great to work with and the space was absolutely beautiful. We will definitely recommend this space to others and would host another event here. We absolutely loved it!

    Get Inspired

    Weddings at the Garden are as diverse as the plants we grow! Follow @GBBotanicalWeddings on Instagram to discover how couples and our Events Team celebrate these special moments in every season.

    Contact Us

    Garden tours by appointment only. For rental rates, and availability, or to set an appointment to see the venues, complete our request form.