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Boerner Botanical Gardens

Hales Corners , WI
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

414-525-5635

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ABOUT US

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. Located just... Read more
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. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee this venue has ample amenities including free parking.


Zilli Hospitality Group, the exclusive caterer for Boerner Botanical Gardens has over 40 years of experience, and their expertise in executing events is enhanced by a full-service, on-site kitchen.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Museum, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
286
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, French, Italian

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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 without a response or follow through. We had a rather large wedding and I was so impressed with their ability to plan and coordinate it all. They were extremely accommodating, making sure everything we wanted to happen, did. Working with the gardens and with Lori made the whole wedding process stress free. Their in house caterer, Zilli, was also excellent. Their food was absolutely fantastic. They do group taste testings, which was done really well. They have all of their food available for you to sample, we were then able to pick and mix and match based on our package. On the day of the wedding, the coordinator that was there was also fantastic. She was always around, but was never noticed. She made sure the day/night went smoothly and coordinated with everyone. I received many compliments from my guests on how beautiful the venue was, how excellent the food was, and even how fast the bartenders were! Zilli's and the Gardens are a top notch venue and I would use them over and over again!
This is an absolutely stunning venue. We booked their banquet room and couldn't be happier. Lori and Margret were Read more...
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 without a response or follow through. We had a rather large wedding and I was so impressed with their ability to plan and coordinate it all. They were extremely accommodating, making sure everything we wanted to happen, did. Working with the gardens and with Lori made the whole wedding process stress free. Their in house caterer, Zilli, was also excellent. Their food was absolutely fantastic. They do group taste testings, which was done really well. They have all of their food available for you to sample, we were then able to pick and mix and match based on our package. On the day of the wedding, the coordinator that was there was also fantastic. She was always around, but was never noticed. She made sure the day/night went smoothly and coordinated with everyone. I received many compliments from my guests on how beautiful the venue was, how excellent the food was, and even how fast the bartenders were! Zilli's and the Gardens are a top notch venue and I would use them over and over again! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/10/2015
1.9/5.0
The gardens itself was beautiful and Nicole who helped us coordinate the wedding was fantastic. But I was so disappointed in their security and the response that followed. We booked the rose garden for our ceremony and rented the dressing room in the Garden House. When I arrived at the Gardens, the people at the front desk told me to just go in and it was unlocked. There was a birthday party going on in the next room. The door was suppose to automatically lock between our door and the birthday party door but this was not case and we were not aware that it was unlocked. During the ceremony, somebody stole from our dressing room. About $300 in cash was stolen, entire makeup bags were stolen (around $1700), alcohol was stolen, and wedding cards were stolen. This situation caused our whole wedding timeline to change. This definitely put a damper on the day. The people at the gardens were not especially helpful or concerned. They offered to call the police. We waited for them, so we were unable to take pictures at Miller Park like we wanted and had to wait around. The policewoman who came was not helpful or sympathetic, she told us the chance of finding the people who did was zero and there is really no point in filing a report. So it was a waste of time even contacting them. I think the Gardens should have taken more security precautions and provided us with a key. I also was unhappy because when we were dealing with all of this, they abruptly told us to take the rest of our stuff out of the room because the 3 oclock people were there to use the room. We wouldn't have still been in the rom if our stuff hadn't been stolen and we had to deal with the police. And to top it off, even though credit cards were not stolen, they were moved around so everyone had to contact their credit card companies because pictures could have been taken of the number and security codes. This was not something that we wanted to deal with and I want people to be aware of these issues.
The gardens itself was beautiful and Nicole who helped us coordinate the wedding was fantastic. But I was so disappointed Read more...
The gardens itself was beautiful and Nicole who helped us coordinate the wedding was fantastic. But I was so disappointed in their security and the response that followed. We booked the rose garden for our ceremony and rented the dressing room in the Garden House. When I arrived at the Gardens, the people at the front desk told me to just go in and it was unlocked. There was a birthday party going on in the next room. The door was suppose to automatically lock between our door and the birthday party door but this was not case and we were not aware that it was unlocked. During the ceremony, somebody stole from our dressing room. About $300 in cash was stolen, entire makeup bags were stolen (around $1700), alcohol was stolen, and wedding cards were stolen. This situation caused our whole wedding timeline to change. This definitely put a damper on the day. The people at the gardens were not especially helpful or concerned. They offered to call the police. We waited for them, so we were unable to take pictures at Miller Park like we wanted and had to wait around. The policewoman who came was not helpful or sympathetic, she told us the chance of finding the people who did was zero and there is really no point in filing a report. So it was a waste of time even contacting them. I think the Gardens should have taken more security precautions and provided us with a key. I also was unhappy because when we were dealing with all of this, they abruptly told us to take the rest of our stuff out of the room because the 3 oclock people were there to use the room. We wouldn't have still been in the rom if our stuff hadn't been stolen and we had to deal with the police. And to top it off, even though credit cards were not stolen, they were moved around so everyone had to contact their credit card companies because pictures could have been taken of the number and security codes. This was not something that we wanted to deal with and I want people to be aware of these issues. Read less
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Cat
Wedding:
9/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Great price for the scenery! Honestly, what could be better than walking through a secluded garden on you wedding day. Jackie is incredibly flexible and assists in making your day YOUR DAY.
Great price for the scenery! Honestly, what could be better than walking through a secluded garden on you wedding day. Read more...
Great price for the scenery! Honestly, what could be better than walking through a secluded garden on you wedding day. Jackie is incredibly flexible and assists in making your day YOUR DAY. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/11/2015
4.7/5.0
We were recently married at the gardens, and it is an absolutely stunning venue. Margaret was really responsive and helpful, and the packages provided through Zilli are amazing -- the food was so good! We booked a bridal suite where we had hair and make-up done the day of, and this is a great option for a large bridal party who wants to change clothes and keep their belongings at the venue. We opted for mini-desserts instead of a cake, and I would highly recommend this! It is one of the only venues that had an indoor/outdoor option as well as parking for all of our guests. The staff was extremely attentive throughout the entire process. We really had the best day at a beautiful location!
We were recently married at the gardens, and it is an absolutely stunning venue. Margaret was really responsive and Read more...
We were recently married at the gardens, and it is an absolutely stunning venue. Margaret was really responsive and helpful, and the packages provided through Zilli are amazing -- the food was so good! We booked a bridal suite where we had hair and make-up done the day of, and this is a great option for a large bridal party who wants to change clothes and keep their belongings at the venue. We opted for mini-desserts instead of a cake, and I would highly recommend this! It is one of the only venues that had an indoor/outdoor option as well as parking for all of our guests. The staff was extremely attentive throughout the entire process. We really had the best day at a beautiful location! 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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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:
2+ years 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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:
2+ years 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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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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