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Approved Caterers

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a City of Madison public park. Because the Gardens is publicly funded, each of these caterers has liability insurance with the City of Madison and has paid a security deposit. In addition, each caterer remits 10% of the total food and non-alcoholic beverage sales from an event to the City of Madison thru Olbrich Gardens.

Due to Public Health Food & Safety regulations, potluck or carry-ins are not allowed.  Please contact the Rental Coordinator, as listed below, with any questions.

For more information, please contact:

Patti Jorenby, Rental Coordinator

(608) 246-4733



Blue Plate Catering
8401 Greenway Blvd.
Middleton, WI 53562

Fax   608-827-9266
Contact: David or Tim


Cranberry Creek Cafe
1501 Lake Point Dr
Madison WI 53713

fax  608-222-1301
Contact: Jim Norton



NOTE:  Gaylord Catering has catered here for many years and will get a permit when events start taking place again






Buck and Honeys

804 Liberty Blvd  #105

Sun Prairie WI  53590


Contact:  Aimee Anderson









Bunkys Cafe

2827 Atwood Ave

Madison WI  53704


Fax:  608-204-7005

Contact: Teresa Pullara-Ouabel






* Although many of the caterers on this list are accomplished bakers, you are not limited to this list to provide your wedding cake.

You are welcome to use the licensed vendor of your choice for the wedding cake (or equivalent) only.



Alcoholic beverages

Blue Plate Catering carries the liquor license for Olbrich Botanical Gardens thru end of 2022. Any and all alcoholic beverage service must be sold and served through Blue Plate Catering. If not having alcohol, non-alcoholic beverage service may be arranged with the approved caterer of your choice. To reserve your bar service needs, please call the vendor immediately upon reserving your room.

Please contact:
Blue Plate Catering
8401 Greenway Blvd
Middleton, WI 53562
Contact: David or Tim


Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719