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Celebrate your special day at the Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park Branch

Overlooking Riverside Park, the Urban Ecology Center offers breathtaking views of the surrounding forests along the Milwaukee River. Your guests will enjoy taking a stroll in the park, exploring our award-winning, eco-friendly building, and admiring the view from our second-floor deck and tower.

Whatever your event entails, the Urban Ecology Center is uniquely equipped to provide the perfect backdrop for your day.

Check out this gorgeous video featuring the beauty of the grounds and the spaces you could use. 

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"Our wedding at the UEC was magical! We couldn't imagine a better ceremony or reception setting - the outdoor ceremony location was so gorgeous with such a small amount of decor and was so easy for our guests to access. The walk back to the reception was beautiful... The building was perfect for a reception - people looking for a quieter atmosphere or to do the activities could be upstairs and the dancing was downstairs." - Kayla and Pete

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"Our experience with the Urban Ecology Center was phenomenal! Due to the pandemic and international complications (my husband is from Europe and we were living on separate continents when Covid hit) we had to reschedule our date 3 times. Through all of the uncertainty and stress the staff, especially MaryBeth, we interacted with were understanding, compassionate, and flexible. They were aware of the ever-changing restrictions and created plans that felt reasonable and safe. I felt confident that we would still be able to celebrate our love in a meaningful way in the space my husband and I both adored." - Theresa and Arek

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Available Dates in 2023

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What sets us apart?

  • No hidden fees! As an organization we aim for transparency. What does this mean for you? No unexpected costs or rate hikes! Our rental rates are straightforward and easy to understand.
  • Amenities included in rental fee. We offer the use of our place settings and utensils, commercial-grade kitchen, AV equipment, parking lot, and furniture at no additional cost.
  • We operate with the environment in mind. Our spaces integrate green building techniques that are not only functional but keep costs low (so we can then pass those savings on to you).
  • Choose us and you choose to support our mission, too! Rental-generated revenue goes toward supporting our mission to provide innovative, enriching environmental education to urban youth, adults and families.

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