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Nestled in downtown Hartford, the Schauer Arts Center is a nonprofit regional center for the arts, making us Washington County's most unique special event venue. 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. With much of the building's industrial ambiance still intact, our facility showcases a distinct blend of old-world charm and contemporary elegance. 

The Schauer Arts Center is available for both public, ticketed shows and private, non-ticketed events. No matter your event, our professional staff will work closely with you to ensure your event receives a standing ovation. The Schauer Arts Center is perfect for: 

•  Weddings  

•  Graduations & School Dances

•  School Concerts

•  Trade Shows & Expo-style Events

•  Holiday Parties

•  Corporate Meetings & Presentations

•  Rehearsal Dinners

•  Fashion Shows

•  Bridal & Baby Showers             

•  Networking Events

•  Engagement Parties

•  & Much More! 

 

Covid-19
Current Rental Events

Covid-19 has disrupted everyone’s lives, calendars and planned special events. We want to help you celebrate your special event, while keeping everyone safe. For current planned events, we will work with you to determine if the event is possible within current guidelines and with your guests able to feel comfortable attending.

Due to Covid-19, capacity in rental spaces is reduced. This number will vary depending on the space reserved, type of event and current health guidelines. Please contact us for details. Along with reduced capacity, we encourage social distancing whenever possible. Tables will be spaced 6 feet apart and will have a maximum of 6 people at each table, rather than the usual 8.

As of August 1, all guests age 5 and up entering the Schauer Center are required to wear a mask. Children ages 2–5 are encouraged to wear a mask. Exceptions while eating, drinking and making speeches will be detailed with renters. All Schauer staff will wear masks. Any and all food (i.e, buffet, appetizers, etc.) must be served by a caterer or specific person properly gloved and masked. Self-serve beer (special beverage package option), water, etc. is temporarily unavailable.

There are signs throughout the building with reminders of these restrictions along with encouraging hand washing, proper hygiene and distancing. The Schauer Center is doing more frequent cleaning and disinfecting, including just prior to each event. A Schauer staff will clean high touch surfaces such as hand railings, door handles, faucets, etc. periodically throughout the event time. There are additional hand sanitizer stations and tissues provided For additional guidance, please visit the Washington Ozaukee County Health Dept. website. Washington Ozaukee Health Site www.washozwi.gov.

Future Rental Events

Are you planning ahead for a special event? Was your event canceled due to Covid-19 and cannot be rescheduled in the same venue? We are available for tours, consultation and booking. Please contact us for an appointment at 262-673-0560, ext. 215 or amy@schauercenter.org

Schauer Arts Center

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Main Stair

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Suckow Family Art Gallery

For intimate gatherings, the Gallery features exposed loft ceilings, hardwood floors, and regional artwork.

Amenities

400 sq. ft Prep Kitchen
Elevator & Grand Staircase Access
Full Bar

Space Details

Capacity: 75 (banquet style)
Size: 3300 sq. ft

Technology

Sound System
Adjustable Lighting
WIFI

Coolness

Rustic Beams & Exposed Brick
Revolving Regional Art Displays
Intimate Cabaret-style Seating

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Pikes Peak

Able to accommodate up to 280 guests for dinner and over 400 for a presentation, Pikes Peak banquet room features floor-to-ceiling windows in a loft-like setting.

Amenities

400 sq. ft Prep Kitchen
Elevator & Grand Staircase Access
Fixed and Portable Bars
Portable Dance Floor

Space Details

Capacity: 280 (banquet style)
Size: 4,000 sq. ft

Technology

Screen & Projector System
Sound System with Microphone
Adjustable Lighting
WIFI

Coolness

Floor to Ceiling Picture Windows
14-ft Lofted Ceilings

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Lodge/Ante Room

Perfect for a smaller social or business gatherings

Amenities

400 sq. ft Prep Kitchen
Elevator & Grand Staircase Access

Space Details

Lodge Capacity: 96 (banquet style)
Lodge Size: 1300 sq. ft
Ante Room Capacity: ​Contact us for details

Technology

Screen & Projector System
WIFI

Coolness

Casual & Affordable Space for Meetings, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners and more

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Ruth A. Knoll Theater

Should your event include a guest speaker or special presentation, our 571-seat theater features state-of-the-art acoustics and amenities.

Amenities

Greenroom with Couches
2 Chorus-Sized Dressing Rooms
1 Star Dressing Room
2 Private Bathrooms with Showers
Washer & Dryer Available
WIFI

Space Details

Capacity: 571
Stage: 24' Deep by 50' Wide
Ground level loading dock, 30' from stage
Furthest seat from stage is 80' away

Technology

Modern Sound and Lighting Systems
Screen & Projector System

Coolness

Knowledgeable and Friendly Tech Staff
Repurposed Space with an Intimate Feel
You won't want to leave!

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Recognition & Partners

the knot WISN A-List Wedding Wire