Mother and Son dance during wedding reception at Schauer Arts Center in Hartford, WIsconsin.
Couple saying vows at the Schauer Center
The bar area at the Schauer Arts Center in Hartford, WI
Bride and groom pose on the theater at the Schauer Arts Center
Bride and groom arrive and greet guests at their Schauer Arts Center wedding reception
Schauer Arts Center wedding reception with white linens
Groom and mother on the dancefloor at the Schauer Arts Center
Schauer Arts Center
Roaring twenties inspired bridal party look- Bride and her bridesmaids pose on staircase at the Schauer Arts Center in Harford, WI
Silhouette of bride and grrom on second floor at the Schauer Arts Center
Bridal Portrait at Schauer ARts Center in Hartford, WI
Couples first look before wedding ceremony at Schauer Arts Center in Hartford, WI.
Wedding party photos on top of the stage at Schauer ARts Center in hartford, wisconsin.
Wedding Ceremony in Theatre of Schauer Arts Center in Hartford, WI.
Wedding Party Portrait on the stairs of Schauer Arts Center.
Wedding Table Decor at the Schauer Arts Center.
Wedding reception decor with pink and white accents and chinese laterns from the ceiling. Theater wedding at Schauer Arts Center in Hartford, WI.
Wedding Reception with Guests During Speeches at the Schuaer Arts Center in Hartford, WI.
Couple celebrating their wedding and taking photos after reception on the stairs at Schauer Arts Center, Hartford, WI.

Schauer Arts Center

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147 N Rural Street Hartford WI 53027






Room Capacity

50 - 250

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One Venue, Unlimited Possibilities

Filled with culture and history, the Schauer Arts Center was transformed from a 1919 canning factory into an architectural award-winning, state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Soaring 14-foot loft ceilings, stunning natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, and exposed beams showcase a blend of industrial charm and elegance. Easy highway accessibility from I-43 with free parking and elevator access to persons with disabilities. The Wisconsin Auto Museum is right next door which offers a unique opportunity for your guests during cocktail hour. Due to Covid-19 the capacity number will vary depending on current health guidelines. Please contact us for details.

Included in your package:

  • Pike’s Peak banquet room for your reception and the Suckow Art Gallery for cocktail hour
  • Event planning and coordinating
  • Three bartenders
  • Two hours of decorating time(day before!)
  • Sound system with wireless microphone
  • Projector and screen
  • Up to (35) 60” round tables and a variety of banquet and cocktail tables
  • Upholstered chairs
  • 24” x 27” dance floor

To learn more please contact Katryna at  262-670-0560 ext. 215 |

Click link below to view a recent real wedding at the Schauer Center

Meaghan & Heath’s Schauer Arts Center Wedding



Unique/Alternative, Ballroom, Historic, Industrial


Bridal Suite, Free Parking, Grooms Room, Outside Caterers Permitted, Ceremony Space, Outdoor Space



Milwaukee, WI

Words truly cannot express just how happy we were with choosing Schauer for our reception venue. The moment we met Amy we felt incredibly confident that we would be in great hands and we were so right! Amy is such a pleasant person who was super professional and accommodating throughout the entire planning process. Schauer is a beautiful venue. We absolutely loved having the Suckow Art Gallery and Automotive museum open for cocktail hour and guests seemed to really enjoy this as well! All in all we highly recommend working with Amy and choosing Schauer for your wedding venue!


Jackson, WI

Amy was the BEST and the space is quite easy to transform into almost any vision with the assistance of Amy. I've been planning corporate events for 40 years and have never enjoyed the planning as much working with anyone else. I highly recommend you call Amy to start planning your amazing day at the Schauer Arts Center... you will not be disappointed with the venue or the service!


Hartford, WI

Absolutely wonderful!
The event coordinator, Amy, was fabulous to work with. She even took time to answer questions for me on her day off.

Mackenna & Dalton

Tryna, Katrina, Dana and everyone at the Schauer Center,

It has been a little over a week since Dalton and I got married at the Schauer Center, and while we finally feel like we can breathe a little bit, we just wanted to extend our gratitude for all the work and help you were to us for the last, i don’t know, year and a half?

There are so many instances that I can point out where I knew I loved Dalton, but one of the trips that solidified our relationship was when he agreed to see the Aladdin musical with me in Chicago. We had only been dating for a couple of months at that point, but that musical started our regular trips to the theater (also, I played the magic carpet in the junior version of the show lmao. The carpet is electronic in the broadway version, so I guess I’ll never get my well-earned Tony award for that). I never could have imagined getting married in one.

One of the comments we got most at the wedding was “how did you find this place?” I’ll admit, Hartford is nowhere near our families, but I had to tell people that I just simply googled “weddings in theaters in Wisconsin” and found you guys. We toured the venue in the heart of COVID, and it was the first time stepping in a theater for 10 months. I remember turning to Dalton and telling him that I felt chills as soon as I saw the stage. We weren’t even out of Hartford before he said that that is where we had to get married. For the last year and a half you were always so quick to respond to my emails, ease any concern I had.

I dreamed of my wedding my entire life and I never imagined it to be as beautiful as it was. The lighting of the stage was so romantic, the timing of the songs was perfect, Tryna literally bent over backwards to accommodate us for any request we had. It was truly the most perfect day and you all hold such a special place in my heart for making this happen.

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