Wedding & Photo Permits
Celebrate in the Gardens!
You’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Gardens when you select Boerner Botanical Gardens for your wedding or vow renewal ceremony.
Our Wedding Ceremony Sites are available Spring through Fall, offering a variety of blooms and beauty in each season. Prior to June, fewer flowers are blooming in the sites, and all sites become less colorful after mid-October due to frost and winter preparation of the Gardens.
The historic Garden House or the Education & Visitor Center may be rented for dressing facilities or as an alternate ceremony site in case of inclement weather. White folding chairs may also be rented for your ceremony.
Setting 1 Juniper Grove (south of Herb Garden) – For up to 200 guests
Setting 2 Annual Garden with Gazebo – For up to 30 guests
Setting 3 Rock Garden Vista – For up to 200 guests
Setting 4 Rose Garden Overlook – For up to 80 guests (not available after mid-October)
Setting 5 Fragrance Garden - For up to 80 guests (with building hall rentals only)
Setting 6 Shrub Mall – for up to 200 guests (*limited permit times available)
Wedding permits are issued for the following time periods:
8-10am, 10am-noon, noon-2pm, 2-4pm, 4-6pm, 6-8 pm
(*Shrub Mall times: 10am-noon, 1pm-3pm)
Note: the Wedding Permit includes admission to the gardens and photography within the
2-hour period. If additional time is needed for photographs, a BBG Photography Permit may be purchased.
Boerner Botanical Gardens Wedding Ceremony Permit Rates
The Ceremony Permit includes admission to the gardens and photography within the wedding site for a 2-hour period. If additional time is needed in the Gardens, a Photo Permit must be purchased.
For reservations, contact the BBG Milwaukee County Parks information desk at 414-525-5601.
Boerner Gardens Personal Event/Wedding Photo Permit
Boerner Botanical Gardens is available for personal event photo shots and wedding photos with the purchase of a photography permit.
Advertising & Commercial Photography Permits
Scenic locations are plentiful throughout the parks. A permit is required for all commercial and advertising photography. To obtain more information and purchase a permit, contact the BBG Milwaukee Parks information desk at 414-525-5601.