Whether planning a wedding, retirement party, birthday party, or a gathering for any occasion, let Olbrich Botanical Gardens be the backdrop. Olbrich has three rooms inside the botanical center that are available for rental year-round, each of which overlooks the stunning scenery of the Outdoor Gardens. The Bolz Conservatory is also available as an add-on for evening rentals and as a ceremony site for small, early evening weddings.

Select one of the rental spaces below to learn more about holding your private event here at Olbrich.

Atrium wedding photo above by Twig & Olive Photography

Approved Caterers

Food service is available through local caterers that are contracted to provide food service at Olbrich. You contract directly with the caterer of your choice from our approved caterer list. Bar service is also available upon request.

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Wedding Packages

April 1 - October 31

During peak wedding season, ceremony and reception spaces must be booked together as a package on Fridays and Saturdays only. In order to provide the best service possible, Olbrich hosts only one wedding event per day during this time of year.

The rest of the year, our wedding rental spaces may be booked à la carte - the Atrium or Conservatory for wedding ceremonies, and the Evjue Commons for wedding receptions.

Spaces Included
  • Evjue Commons - A reception space with a capacity of 150 people from noon - 11 pm
  • Lussier Terrace - An outdoor patio adjoining the reception space from noon - 11 pm
  • Atrium - An indoor ceremony space with a capacity of 120 chairs from noon - 7 pm (6 pm in October)
  • A private changing room from noon - 7 pm (6 pm in October)
  • Event Garden - opportunity to move ceremony to outdoor Event Garden with a capacity of 120 chairs from noon - 7 pm (Garden Season only and weather permitting)
Extras Included
  • Tables and chairs set up for your reception, as you prefer
  • White chairs (120) set up for your ceremony (indoor or outdoor based on rental season)
  • One hour rehearsal to be scheduled in advance
  • Photo opportunities throughout the gardens during public garden hours (following Olbrich Botanical Gardens' Photography Guidelines)
  • One-year Garden Family membership
  • September & October - a special reduced ticket rate for Olbrich's GLEAM: Art in a New Light exhibition for your guests on the evening of your rental
Pricing

GARDEN SEASON - Option for outdoor ceremony

May 26 - September 30, 2023

May 24 - September 28, 2024

Saturdays - $4,600

Fridays - $4,100

MID SEASON - NO option for outdoor ceremony

April 1 - May 25, 2023 & October 1 - 31, 2023

April 1 - May 23, 2024 & October 1 - 31, 2024

Saturdays - $4,100

Fridays - $3,700

Outdoor Ceremonies

For weddings during the Garden Season (May 26 - September 30, 2023 & May 24 - September 28, 2024), if there is good weather on the day of your wedding, you will have the option to move the ceremony outdoors to the Event Garden. Olbrich's Event Garden is beautifully landscaped with seasonal annuals and a dark wood pergola.

Please note that the Event Garden is a part of our outdoor public garden, so cannot be rented itself. It is not private and cannot be blocked off, but is an optional location to hold the ceremony on the day of the wedding. Other garden guests may pass by your wedding ceremony.

Available Saturdays in 2024

For garden season wedding rentals (as of 10/16/2023)

May 25

June 8, 29

July 6, 13, 27

August 17

Or feel free to get in touch with our Rental Office by phone at (608) 246-4733 during business hours.