Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum offers an opportunity to celebrate one of life’s most memorable events, your wedding!

Conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Hawthorn Hollow is the ideal location to gather friends and family from far and wide.

Let nature be your décor as you choose one of our picturesque landscapes to exchange your vows.


We have three very unique places to choose from for ceremonies. (Ceremonies only.)

Margaret’s Garden

Our garden, named after the original owners of the property Margaret and Ruth Teuscher, is a wonderland filled with native flora and remains one of our most unrivaled places to tie the knot! With three different layouts available, this spot will make a memorable atmosphere for your wedding ceremony. (Chair rental not included.)


The Amphitheater

This absolutely breathtaking spot lies in the heart of the hollow next to the banks of the Pike River. Complete with its own bench seating and rustic arbor, the trees will lend their beauty to make all of your nature wedding dreams come true, no matter the season.

The Town Hall

Built in 1859 and moved to Hawthorn Hollow in 1966, the Somers Town Hall is one of our most treasured buildings here in Somers. The quaint and rustic backdrop of the painted white exterior lends itself as a classic place to exchange your nuptials. (Chair rental not included.)

All of our ceremonies can accommodate up to 100 people and include the following:

• 3-hour rental day of the wedding
• 1-hour rehearsal time
• Cart service for those that need it the day of the wedding
• Staff available for parking cars
• Photo permit for use of the property
• Use of our Nature Center as your bridal party get-ready room
• An onsite coordinator that will help you make your day special
• A beautiful and unique place that will give you memories for a lifetime

The price for each site with all the things included listed above is a non-negotiable $800.

Hawthorn Hollow is a non-smoking facility and alcohol is not allowed other than permitted special events. Pets, animals, and balloons are prohibited. The release of animals is not allowed. The use of fake or real flowers for dropping on the ground is not permitted. Drones are permitted within reason and must be arranged with the Event Coordinator before use. We are not responsible for “Acts of God”. Please stay in all manicured areas of the property, we will not be responsible for anything that happens in the non-manicured areas. All garbage and décor need to be picked up at the end of the event. Hawthorn Hollow is first and foremost a nature sanctuary; any rules that are broken will result in a hefty fine as we see fit.

To set up a tour or for more information please fill out the form below of call 262-552-8196

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