Milwaukee’s Boerner Botanical Gardens radiates with the wonder of nature. The lush scenery, magnificent lighting and refined décor make a perfect setting for your wedding.
Amenities + Details
Indoor Event Space
Outdoor Event Space
Outdoor - Covered
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Ballroom, Garden, Park, Tented, Trees
Venue Service Offerings
Food & Catering
Awards and Affiliations
Boerner Botanical Gardens Reviews
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Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Sue R
Amber was more than we could have ever asked for as an event planner. From the very first telephone call to the wedding day she made sure that the day ran smoothly.
Our communication was mostly through emails and telephone calls, as we lived ou...
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Ashley K
My husband and I are so happy that we decided to go with the Boerner Botanical Gardens and Zilli Hospitality Group for our wedding reception venue, catering, bar, and flowers (Adorn Floral). Amber, Yvette, and Katie were very responsive to phon...
Reviewed On 10/06/2018 by Lauren T
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue! Amber has been so amazingly helpful through our entire wedding planning process. We feel so fortunate to have our wedding here! I would highly recommend this place to anyone considering it!...
Reviewed On 10/06/2018 by Meghan S
We had a wonderful brunch wedding at Boerner Botanical Gardens in September. Our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about the food, the venue and the wedding itself! Amber with Zilli was very responsive and a delight to work with....
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Susan R
Wow, where do I begin?!
I couldn’t be more pleased with how our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding turned out. Right from the beginning of the planning stages until the time it was all over, the staff at Zilli Hospitality Group at Boerner Botani...
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Dana B
Everyone went above and beyond for our wedding, everything went smoothly ,friendly staff and the food was amazing, we got so many compliments. Thanks again for taking care of us on our special day!
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Hannah T
I absolutely love this venue and how helpful they are! Amber is nothing but a joy when it comes to the stressful planning process. I am getting married in 2020 and I wanted to change the date AFTER signing the paperwork, she rearranged without ...
Reviewed On 9/19/2018 by Jeremy S
The venue is possibly the most beautiful place to hold a wedding in Milwaukee County, especially during the summer when all the flowers are in bloom. The staff was quite amazing and helpful. It had rained just before our ceremony but right afte...
Reviewed On 8/22/2018 by Mitchell C
We got married on August 11th, and it was perfect. The ceremony was in the fragrance garden, the photos were in the gardens, and the celebration was in the reception hall. Having everything on site made the day run smoothly and stress free! Amb...
Reviewed On 8/21/2018 by Jamie H
We got married this past weekend and couldn’t rave enough about how amazing our wedding turned out. Amber and Jan, and the rest of the Zilli’s team were the most accommodating and helpful people we could have asked for. I didn’t have a wedding...
Reviewed On 8/14/2018 by Liz Z
Going with Zilli was the single best decision we made while planning our wedding. Amber and Jan at Boerner Botanical Gardens went above and beyond for us in every way. They literally never told us "no." They let us use spaces that were not typi...
Reviewed On 8/07/2018 by Michelle T
My husband and I just got married at Boerner on July 27th; a Friday wedding. We absolutely loved the gardens and having both our ceremony and reception on the grounds. It was fabulous going from our 5:00 ceremony in the fragrance garden to our ...
Reviewed On 8/01/2018 by Zia O
This place is absolutely gorgeous in the summer. We booked the Rose Garden and while there weren’t roses at this time of year (late July) it was still a beautiful place for the ceremony and for photos after. We took photos elsewhere in the gard...
Reviewed On 4/26/2018 by Sandra L
My son got married on April 14, 2018. When I found out the wedding was going to be held in Wisconsin and I am from Louisiana, I panicked. I searched for days to find the perfect place for the rehearsal dinner. I wanted one that would represent ...
Reviewed On 2/03/2018 by Kaitlin V
We had such an amazing New Year's Eve wedding at the Boerner Botanical Gardens, couldn't recommend it enough! The space was perfect - it was great having the garden room for our cocktail hour, and then a big reveal of the ballroom for our dinn...
Reviewed On 12/05/2017 by Sally K
We had my daughter's wedding at Boerner Botanical gardens on 11/25/17. The ceremony was held in the Atrium and the reception and dinner followed directly after in the cocktail area and banquet room. The venue was beautiful for the ceremony in ...
Reviewed On 10/20/2017 by Ellie C
I cannot say enough about our entire experience we had with the team at the Botanical Gardens. The Fragrance Garden made such a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. Boerner Hall has a lovely view and the flow from the garden to the reception ...
Reviewed On 10/08/2017 by Jennifer B
To be honest, I was a little disappointed with the event planning staff. They didn't get too involved and sometimes emails went unanswered. But everything else went perfect. The people who did all the set up did an amazing job and the catering ...
Response from the Vendor on 10/27/2017
On behalf of all of us at Zilli Hospitality Group, we appreciate your comments and are disappointed that you were not satisfied. We take your feedback very seriously and are sharing it with our event planning staff as well as leadership within ...
Reviewed On 9/13/2017 by Sharon F
A few last minute glitches but they corrected them quickly. Beautiful setting, Rose Garden, for our wedding
Reviewed On 7/16/2017 by Rebecca H
The botanical gardens was the most magical place to have our ceremony! We got married may 7th, I was so worried about weather but it turned out perfect. The annual garden was perfectly bloomed at that time!
Reviewed On 9/16/2016 by Tara K
When we were first looking for a venue - I was in sticker shock and almost went the route of doing everything ourselves at a venue where you could bring in your own vendors- which would have maybe saved us about $3,000 however - I'm so glad we ...
Reviewed On 7/20/2016 by Leah L
This is an absolutely stunning venue. We booked their banquet room and couldn't be happier. Lori and Margret were fantastic to work with throughout the whole process. They were responsive and quick with their communication. Nothing sat for long...
Reviewed On 3/15/2016 by Libby W
We had our February ceremony with 24 guests in the Garden House Exhibit Room after the Domes were shut down 2 weeks before our wedding. The room was great for our small group, and the interesting history of the construction of the building was...
Reviewed On 7/25/2015 by Sara Z
We loved getting married in the gardens - we had so many beautiful photos! The buildings and grounds are gorgeous! The planning was a little tricky, you have two points of contact - one for the gardens and then one if you use any rooms in the...
Reviewed On 11/06/2014 by Michelle k
We toured 20+ venue sites around the greater Milwaukee area. After touring Zilli's Coast building, they seemed to be the catering company for us, but I did not settle on that location.
We ended up touring the Domes and other Zilli's location...