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Boerner Botanical Gardens

Hales Corners , WI
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LOCATION

9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI US 53130 (map)

PHONE

414-525-5635

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Boerner Botanical Gardens is located just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, with free parking for more than 300 cars.

Zilli Hospitality is the exclusive caterer for the... Read more
Boerner Botanical Gardens is located just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, with free parking for more than 300 cars.

Zilli Hospitality is the exclusive caterer for the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education & Visitor Center. Their expertise in executing events is enhanced by a full-service, on-site kitchen. Catering services are priced separately from rental fees. Room rentals may be subject to a catering minimum for food and beverage.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2003
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
286
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2003
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Paulina
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Boerner gardens is a beautiful place for a wedding any time of year and so many great picture spots. we did our first look on the bog walk and met in the middle it was very romantic. They have lots of sights to chose from and the hardest part was deciding which spot to pick to have the ceremony. It was very easy to work with the Milwaukee county park system people. thank you.
Boerner gardens is a beautiful place for a wedding any time of year and so many great picture spots. we did our first look Read more...
Boerner gardens is a beautiful place for a wedding any time of year and so many great picture spots. we did our first look on the bog walk and met in the middle it was very romantic. They have lots of sights to chose from and the hardest part was deciding which spot to pick to have the ceremony. It was very easy to work with the Milwaukee county park system people. thank you. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the gardens for our September wedding. Everything was amazing. The gardens looked great, and there were so many great spots for pictures. We lucked out and the weather was perfect (it stormed the following 2 days). We worked with Alyson who was amazing and made sure everything ran smoothly, and took care of any issues or problems we had. She was great at giving us ideas and suggestions to help create our vision and giving us alternative options to make sure everything fit within our budget.
We had our ceremony and reception at the gardens for our September wedding. Everything was amazing. The gardens looked Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the gardens for our September wedding. Everything was amazing. The gardens looked great, and there were so many great spots for pictures. We lucked out and the weather was perfect (it stormed the following 2 days). We worked with Alyson who was amazing and made sure everything ran smoothly, and took care of any issues or problems we had. She was great at giving us ideas and suggestions to help create our vision and giving us alternative options to make sure everything fit within our budget. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue! Alyson was great!
Beautiful venue! Alyson was great!
Beautiful venue! Alyson was great! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
They cater many of the county facilities and they do a good job. The location was awesome and staff courteous. Bartolotta makes great food too.
They cater many of the county facilities and they do a good job. The location was awesome and staff courteous. Bartolotta Read more...
They cater many of the county facilities and they do a good job. The location was awesome and staff courteous. Bartolotta makes great food too. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/28/2007
5.0/5.0
The food was excellent, the service was as well. Very elegant service, we had a plated lunch for our reception. The staff were very attentive and willing to do extra set-up and take down to incorporate some things I did myself. I would very highly recommend them to anyone. The costs for a smaller mid-day reception are MUCH more affordable than for a bigger evening reception. Very happy with them!
The food was excellent, the service was as well. Very elegant service, we had a plated lunch for our reception. The staff Read more...
The food was excellent, the service was as well. Very elegant service, we had a plated lunch for our reception. The staff were very attentive and willing to do extra set-up and take down to incorporate some things I did myself. I would very highly recommend them to anyone. The costs for a smaller mid-day reception are MUCH more affordable than for a bigger evening reception. Very happy with them! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Abby
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.9/5.0
The gardens were the perfect setting for our fairytale wedding. And the fact that the gardens came with Bartolotta services was a double bonus. We are STILL getting messages and phone calls about how absolutely perfect the reception was. They are professionally staffed with people to greet guests, serve food, and make sure all the vendors arrived. Everything went so smoothly, I didn't have to worry about it. They even helped us make our centerpieces and put them up. Our wedding coordinator went out of her way to help us in any way she could.
Even more, our bridal party was far out into the back of the gardens taking pictures and two servers walked all that way to make sure the bridal party was fed by serving appetizers on silver platters. It was so sweet!
The setting is beautiful, the atmosphere is elegant, and the service is professional. When I walked into the dinner hall after they had set it up, I cried because it was so wonderful. They even added some Cinderella touches that I didn't pay for because they knew I loved Cinderella.
The food was also delicious. This was another thing that we got incredible compliments on. Every plate was individually looked after and prepared. We had one vegetarian entree out of 200 guests and Bartolottas made sure to get her a pasta dish discreetly. Gourmet excellence!
If you want a classy (and worry free) wedding in a tranquil setting fit for royalty... Bartolotta catering at the Boerner Botanical gardens is the place to go!
The gardens were the perfect setting for our fairytale wedding. And the fact that the gardens came with Bartolotta Read more...
The gardens were the perfect setting for our fairytale wedding. And the fact that the gardens came with Bartolotta services was a double bonus. We are STILL getting messages and phone calls about how absolutely perfect the reception was. They are professionally staffed with people to greet guests, serve food, and make sure all the vendors arrived. Everything went so smoothly, I didn't have to worry about it. They even helped us make our centerpieces and put them up. Our wedding coordinator went out of her way to help us in any way she could.
Even more, our bridal party was far out into the back of the gardens taking pictures and two servers walked all that way to make sure the bridal party was fed by serving appetizers on silver platters. It was so sweet!
The setting is beautiful, the atmosphere is elegant, and the service is professional. When I walked into the dinner hall after they had set it up, I cried because it was so wonderful. They even added some Cinderella touches that I didn't pay for because they knew I loved Cinderella.
The food was also delicious. This was another thing that we got incredible compliments on. Every plate was individually looked after and prepared. We had one vegetarian entree out of 200 guests and Bartolottas made sure to get her a pasta dish discreetly. Gourmet excellence!
If you want a classy (and worry free) wedding in a tranquil setting fit for royalty... Bartolotta catering at the Boerner Botanical gardens is the place to go! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
I know that Boerner's contract with the current caterer (Bartolotta's) is ending at the end of this year, and so everything will change with the new catering group's contact. I would investigate if you are thinking about reserving them for a wedding in 2014 or after. However, that being said, it's a wonderful place to have a wedding.
I know that Boerner's contract with the current caterer (Bartolotta's) is ending at the end of this year, and so Read more...
I know that Boerner's contract with the current caterer (Bartolotta's) is ending at the end of this year, and so everything will change with the new catering group's contact. I would investigate if you are thinking about reserving them for a wedding in 2014 or after. However, that being said, it's a wonderful place to have a wedding. Read less
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andy
Wedding:
7/15/2012
4.8/5.0
Professional and accommodating staff, beautiful venue and excellent food!
Professional and accommodating staff, beautiful venue and excellent food!
Professional and accommodating staff, beautiful venue and excellent food! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
The value of this wedding venue was amazing. We were able to save a lot of money having our ceremony and reception both at Boerner. Our ceremony was beautiful in the gardens behind the main center and the larger ballroom was perfect. Rachel coordinated every detail including all of the catering with Bartolotta Catering. Everything was delicious. Only a couple of minor hiccups, there was a large circle planting area that was bare with dirt - that wasn't planted between the ballroom and the ceremony site - would have been nice to have flowers planted there. Looked awkward. And there were supposed to be outdoor highboys so people could enjoy their beverages outside. But over all it was a great day.
The value of this wedding venue was amazing. We were able to save a lot of money having our ceremony and reception both at Read more...
The value of this wedding venue was amazing. We were able to save a lot of money having our ceremony and reception both at Boerner. Our ceremony was beautiful in the gardens behind the main center and the larger ballroom was perfect. Rachel coordinated every detail including all of the catering with Bartolotta Catering. Everything was delicious. Only a couple of minor hiccups, there was a large circle planting area that was bare with dirt - that wasn't planted between the ballroom and the ceremony site - would have been nice to have flowers planted there. Looked awkward. And there were supposed to be outdoor highboys so people could enjoy their beverages outside. But over all it was a great day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Hana
Wedding:
10/9/2011
4.6/5.0
Bartolotta Catering did a fabulous job on our wedding! The food and service were outstanding. They were flexible with our vision for the menu and even let us create our own dishes.
Bartolotta Catering did a fabulous job on our wedding! The food and service were outstanding. They were flexible with our Read more...
Bartolotta Catering did a fabulous job on our wedding! The food and service were outstanding. They were flexible with our vision for the menu and even let us create our own dishes. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.6/5.0
A wonderful place to have an outdoor ceremony. We could not have found a more beautiful place to have our wedding. The one complaint I have is the staff is sometimes slow to respond to phone calls or emails.
A wonderful place to have an outdoor ceremony. We could not have found a more beautiful place to have our wedding. The one Read more...
A wonderful place to have an outdoor ceremony. We could not have found a more beautiful place to have our wedding. The one complaint I have is the staff is sometimes slow to respond to phone calls or emails. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/21/2013
4.4/5.0
We used Boerner Botanical Gardens for our wedding ceremony and we LOVED our ceremony! We got married on the Shrub Mall Lawn and it was incredibly picturesque. Mike at the gardens was incredibly helpful and the staff was super accommodating to us and our families. They were a pleasure to work with . And because the gardens are county owned, its an excellent deal. We would recommend them to anyone!
We used Boerner Botanical Gardens for our wedding ceremony and we LOVED our ceremony! We got married on the Shrub Mall Read more...
We used Boerner Botanical Gardens for our wedding ceremony and we LOVED our ceremony! We got married on the Shrub Mall Lawn and it was incredibly picturesque. Mike at the gardens was incredibly helpful and the staff was super accommodating to us and our families. They were a pleasure to work with . And because the gardens are county owned, its an excellent deal. We would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
Was given an idea of complete service and that didn't happen quite as described. Would recommend venue but must get your own day of coordinator too Forgot to set head table as discussed and shown on map. This was upsetting Beautiful ceremony amazing food
Was given an idea of complete service and that didn't happen quite as described. Would recommend venue but must get your Read more...
Was given an idea of complete service and that didn't happen quite as described. Would recommend venue but must get your own day of coordinator too Forgot to set head table as discussed and shown on map. This was upsetting Beautiful ceremony amazing food Read less
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Allysha
Wedding:
9/6/2014
3.8/5.0
This is a mixed review because we had some significant issues with FBBG, but they did get resolved. My advice, make sure you get EVERYONE's contact information when you do your booking because the person we went through was let go and there went our contract too. FBBG was able to honor some arrangements and they did come through and help us with the rest of our issues, and everything turned out great. We had our ceremony at the gardens in September and it turned out to be a lovely sunny day! We were able to take pictures all around the gardens which was perfect and our guests loved it. It isn't the most cost-effective place to have a ceremony, especially if you have a lot of guests and need to have chairs. However, if you want to have a place with fantastic pictures, this is it.
This is a mixed review because we had some significant issues with FBBG, but they did get resolved. My advice, make sure Read more...
This is a mixed review because we had some significant issues with FBBG, but they did get resolved. My advice, make sure you get EVERYONE's contact information when you do your booking because the person we went through was let go and there went our contract too. FBBG was able to honor some arrangements and they did come through and help us with the rest of our issues, and everything turned out great. We had our ceremony at the gardens in September and it turned out to be a lovely sunny day! We were able to take pictures all around the gardens which was perfect and our guests loved it. It isn't the most cost-effective place to have a ceremony, especially if you have a lot of guests and need to have chairs. However, if you want to have a place with fantastic pictures, this is it. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue

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