FAQs

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Looking to have your wedding at the most naturally beautiful spot? Great! Here are a few frequently asked questions:







Bubolz has selected several local catering services for you to choose from to have the best experience possible. You can contact each directly and they will assist you with designing a menu for your event. You may select the vendor of your choice for the cake/dessert. View our Preferred Caterers list.

Our Great Blue Heron Hall has a maximum capacity of 250 people, including the head table. Our Black Bear Den Auditorium has a maximum capacity of 168, including the head table.

The floor in both the Great Blue Heron Hall and the Black Bear Den Auditorium is a hard surface, providing a built-in dance floor.

Yes! We offer a 50% discount off the ceremony price when also having your reception at the preserve.

Yes, you may hire a band or D.J.

Your rental fee includes the use of the room(s) and/or ceremony location during your rental time slot, photography locations, parking, and use of the trails for all guests. The reception rental fee also includes tables and chairs.

Bubolz Preserve staff maintains the facility’s cleanliness throughout the event, assists vendors with questions, controls the lighting and temperature of the building, manages the bar for the evening, and clears barware. We are not responsible for decor set up and takedown. We suggest a personal attendant or wedding planner to assist with these details.

Checks made payable to Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve. Credit cards are accepted (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, or Discover) with an additional 3.5% service fee added to total invoice.

The rental time for ceremony only is from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. We are not able to guarantee a back-up location in case of inclement weather.

The rental time for a ceremony when your reception is at Bubolz is from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. In case of inclement weather, the reception space may be utilized, with guests seated at their dinner tables.

The wedding reception rental time frame is from 1:00-11:00 pm. That time includes set up and tear down. If you’d like to rent additional time, there would be an added fee.

The wedding reception rental time frame is from 1:00-11:00 pm. That time includes set up and tear down for all vendors. If you’d like to rent additional time, there would be an added fee. All items must be removed at the end of the event to avoid additional cleaning charges. We do not permit items to be stored for days leading up to your event. We are not responsible for any items left behind.

Guests will be provided with onsite parking at no additional cost for your event.

Bubolz Nature Preserve supplies and services all bars. A beverage minimum will be applied for all weddings. Per Wisconsin statutes: No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.