Facility Rental

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

Zilli Hospitality Group is the exclusive caterer for the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education & Visitor Center.

Their expertise in facilitating 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.

For more information or to reserve a room, please call (414) 525-5635 or email Zilli Hospitality Group.

Boerner Hall Rental

This area accommodates 300 guests theatre style or 288 for full seating. This room features a 21′ x 21′ dance floor, a riser, 60″ round tables and seating of 8 guests per table along with an upholstered style chair. Plus a large drop-down screen and podium are available. Guests will enjoy the view of the Fragrance Garden as well as sunset, park benches and soft lighting during the evening.

Boerner Hall is located on the first floor (ground level) of the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education & Visitor Center. This hall is ideal for weddings, banquets and corporate events, silent auctions and more. 

Garden Room Rental

The Garden Room is located off the Atrium and affords a great deal of natural lighting from both sides. The Window wall overlooks the Frangrance Gardens and allows guests a nice retreat from a business meeting.

This space is ideal for meetings, cocktail receptions, intimate sit down dinners and more with group sizes of 96 or less.

It can also be combined with Boerner Hall and lends itself well for a perfect site to cocktail and end the evening with dancing.

Multimedia Room Rental

The Multimedia Room is located on the lower level of the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education & Visitor Center. This room is ideal for presentations, demonstrations or lunch breaks. Seating can be arranged theatre style for 180 or classroom style for 96.

 Classroom Rental

Two types of classrooms are available for educational presentations, strategy meetings or as breakout space. All classrooms feature plenty of storage and counter work space, a whiteboard and screen for audiovisual presentations. Educational partners, plant societies and garden clubs qualify for special rates.  Seating for 36 in lab with sink/45 in traditional classroom setting.

Two classrooms are located on the lower level and two lab-style classrooms are located on the first floor (ground level) of the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education & Visitor Center. These rooms are ideal for presentations, meetings or art and garden workshops. Seating available for 36 in lab-style classroom and 45 in traditional classroom.

Nell’s Garden Cafe Rental

Nell’s Garden Cafe is an intimate gathering space ideal for small weddings, anniversaries and corporate functions. Event space is available after 4pm as the Cafe is fully operational during season May-October.

The octagonal shaped Cafe features five large, Garden facing windows looking upon the Garden Terrace, an additional gathering space for this facility. Seating for 52 at round tables of 8 and 100 theatre style seating.