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A bride and groom walk through a tunnel created by their bridal party in the Formal Garden.Haylie Rae Photography


An exquisite venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and photography

Welcome to the premier wedding venue in Oshkosh: The historic Paine estate is flourishing with art, gardens, and inspiration. Characterized by European-style architecture and four acres of botanical gardens, our breathtaking property offers an unforgettable setting for the wedding of your dreams. 

Please note:

Bookings for 2024 are full. We welcome your inquiry for events in 2025.

The Paine will be closed to private rentals August 1–December 31, 2025 due to an exhibition and subsequent Nutcracker in the Castle presentation.

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Ceremonies & Receptions

An inspired wedding day begins and ends at the Paine. Before your ceremony, gather with your bridesmaids in our charming Carriage House bridal suite. Exchange vows in one of our enchanting botanical gardens. Take unforgettable photos among the seasonal blossoms while your guests grab a cocktail and explore our estate. Continue your evening with dinner and then dance the night away in our elegant Conservatory and Carriage House.

View our ceremony & reception brochure

A couple embrace near a garden bed on the front lawn.
Emily Megan


Pop the question in Oshkosh’s most romantic venue! Choose from any of our botanical gardens or inside the mansion. Our weddings team will discuss your ideas with you in advance and offer advice for planning the perfect proposal at the Paine. On the day of your proposal, a member of our team will greet you and ensure that your secret stays safe with us. 

View our proposal brochure

A bride and groom kiss in the Ceremony Garden.
Haylie Rae Photography


The Paine offers a variety of elegant indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony locations for groups of 20 to 200 guests. Our flourishing gardens, historic mansion, charming Carriage House and timeless Conservatory each have unique architectural and design features to provide a lovely backdrop for your wedding day.

View our ceremonies brochure

A couple walk with their bridal party in the Formal Garden.
Haylie Rae Photography


The Paine is a magnificent backdrop to capture memorable wedding day photos. The English country estate features a combination of enchanting architecture and acres of captivating gardens. A complimentary photography permit for the gardens is included with all ceremony and reception rentals. Mansion photography may be added on for an additional cost, and availability is dictated according to art exhibition scheduling.

For photography sessions without an event rental, a permit and scheduling two weeks in advance is required.

View our photography brochure

Wedding Venues

The Paine offers stunning settings throughout all seasons. The gardens provide a picturesque outdoor location for ceremonies. The Conservatory offers a flexible space for ceremonies and receptions. The adjoining Carriage House provides a warm space for pre- and post-dinner festivities as well as smaller events. As the centerpiece of the property, the historic mansion provides an old-world setting for intimate gatherings. 

Your wedding day deserves only the best!

Please connect with our team to schedule a tour and learn more about hosting your wedding at the Paine.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take a tour?

We would be delighted to take you on a tour of the estate! Please connect with us by filling out the form above, calling (920) 235-6903 or emailing to learn more and schedule a tour.

What are the costs of hosting a wedding at the Paine?

The Paine offers a range of pricing that varies by wedding package. Please connect with us by filling out the form above, calling (920) 235-6903 or emailing to learn more about options and costs.

Do I need to be a member of the Paine to rent the facility?

Yes. Rental privileges are available to all Paine members at the family level ($90) and above. We invite you to become a member and enjoy the many benefits of our membership program.

How long can my event last?

Wedding ceremonies are based on a one-and-a-half-hour rental. Wedding receptions vary by package. As the Paine is located in a residential neighborhood, all events lasting beyond 10:00 PM must be held indoors and comply with local noise ordinances.

Are we able to host a rehearsal?

Yes. A complimentary, 30-minute rehearsal held the day before your wedding is included with each ceremony reservation.

What amenities are included with my wedding package?

The Paine provides appropriate ceremony chairs as well as tables and chairs for wedding dinners and receptions. Our event managers are also able to share a list of local recommended vendors for your additional supply and equipment needs.

Are you available for holiday weekends?

Yes! The rate for the Sunday before Memorial Day and Labor Day, as well as the day before the Fourth of July, is the Saturday rate. Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day rates are the Saturday rate plus $500. We are not available for rentals on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Do you host multiple weddings on one date?

With many different packages available, we often host more than one rental event on a date. However, we only allow one wedding ceremony or reception at a time to take place on our property.

Will the property be open to the public during my event?

The Paine is open to the public 11:00 AM–4:00 PM Tuesday–Sunday. Events taking place after 4:00 PM will have private use of the grounds.

Can we take wedding photos inside the mansion?

Mansion photography sessions may be reserved separately or may be added to your ceremony or reception reservation. Please see our photography session rates for details.

Can my guests tour the current exhibition in the mansion?

Upon request, a special reservation may be made so that your wedding guests may tour the mansion. An additional fee will apply. Guests may also purchase admission during our normal business hours to experience the museum and the current exhibition.

When is the rental fee due?

A down-payment of 50% is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due six months prior to your event.

Is a security deposit required?

Yes. A $300 security deposit (ceremony) or $500 security deposit (ceremony and reception) is required. The deposit is refundable 21 days after the event.

What are your catering policies?

All food and beverages for Paine weddings are provided through our catering partners. Cakes and confectionaries may be provided by any licensed bakery. We do not allow carry-ins.

Where should my guests park?

Private parking lots are located at 1313 Elmwood Avenue and 1410 Algoma Boulevard. Guests may also park along Algoma Boulevard and Congress Avenue.

Do I need a photography permit to take photos on the grounds?

Yes, a permit is required to take photos on the Paine property. A photography permit (gardens only) is included with all ceremony and reception rentals. Please see our photography brochure above for more information.

When should I call to reserve a photography session?

Photography sessions are based upon availability and should be reserved at least two weeks in advance. Reservations may be made up to three months in advance.

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