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Education. Recreation. Conservation.

Experience a wedding’s natural beauty
at Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve

Welcome to The Lodge.

Celebrate with the beauty and elegance of a natural, outdoor wedding in the premier Northeast Wisconsin landscape of Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve. The Lodge welcomes your guests with the same warmth and comfort that you would expect in a serene, Northwoods venue. You and your guests can enjoy the tranquil feeling of the outdoors inside, with added convenience of amenities and tasteful presentation for the most nurturing environment imaginable.

Situated on more than 700 acres of diverse habitat and blissful backdrops, the Lodge is conveniently located just north of Appleton, only minutes from award-winning hotels and shopping districts. Although we don’t provide overnight accommodations at The Lodge, the variety of options nearby are nearly endless.

The Perfect Venue:

Enjoy all the amenities of a traditional ceremony with the pure beauty of nature. Take a deep breath of fresh air and know that your wedding plans will come together as naturally as the two of you did.

  • Great Blue Heron Hall | Atrium | Timber Top Terrace | Seats 250

  • Black Bear Den Auditorium | Exhibit Hall | Timber Bottom Platform | Seats 160

Ceremony Locations:

If the beauty of nature beckons you, the preserve offers two outdoor settings for creating your perfect ceremony. Each site includes an indoor space with seating up to 100 in case of inclement weather.

  • Outdoor Amphitheater | Aldo Leopold bench seating for 75 | Includes: Gazebo, outdoor fireplace, built-in stone seating, and electricity

  • The Pines | Aldo Leopold bench seating for 75 | Includes: Gazebo, fire ring, and electricity

For more information, download our wedding brochure here, email [email protected], or please call (920) 731-6041.

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Great Blue Heron Hall

*Rendering of the new Great Blue Heron Hall. Capacity of 250 for weddings/banquets.