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Venues in Madison, WI,
(608) 261-4000

About Us

Monona Terrace is a rooftop wedding venue located in Madison, Wisconsin, that serves the surrounding Milwaukee region. This waterfront location offers couples indoor and outdoor settings to host their wedding celebration with friends and family. Whether you want to host a small, intimate gathering or a grand, magnificent gala, Monona Terrace is here to help.

Facilities and Capacity
LIkely no friend or family member will need to be turned away from your guest list for size restrictions — Monona Terrace allows couples to host up to 2,000 guests for their ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Their five event rooms can accommodate small and large celebrations. Bright, open spaces are perfect for being able to socialize without feeling cramped or uncomfortable. Both you and your guests are sure to enjoy and appreciate such an area.

Services Offered
Staff at Monona Terrace will do their best to make sure couples are well-prepared and cared for during their wedding. They offer many services, including all-inclusive packages, accommodations for overnight and out-of-town guests, and get-ready rooms to allow couples to prepare. They also offer bar, catering, and lighting/sound services, as well as an event planner who can help organize your wedding. Monona Terrace has wireless internet, parking, and wheelchair access. Staff may help with set up and clean up, and offer the following food and beverage items:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Monona Terrace offers couples buffet, hors d'oeuvres, plated, and station serving styles for their catering services. Couples may bring in an outside cake of their own choice, and servers can help with cake cutting. Monona Terrace also offers cocktail reception and dessert services. Couples are encouraged to attend tastings to preview and select food items. Some tasty dishes they offer include risotto stuffed chicken, margherita chicken, lemon pesto pork, and vegetarian options. You may notify Monona Terrace of any and all dietary restrictions.

Other Services
Couples may rent event items from the venue, including audio equipment, chairs, a dance floor, furniture, lighting, and tables. Monona Terrace would also be happy to provide couples with bar services. They have a liquor license and bartenders, who may staff a cash, limited, or open bar and serve the following:

  • Champagne toast
  • House beer, wine, and liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer and wine


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  • We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Monona Terrace last weekend. First, it all started with our awesome tour with Breanne and we were hooked! Breanne showed us around answering all the questions we had that day to make us feel like we were making a great decision to have it at the terrace. Our big day was everything and more that we could have ever wanted at the Monona Terrace. We were very surprised by how often the staff came by to ask us if we needed anything and how everything was. That was a very nice touch. We didn't have to worry about anything not being on time and fully trusted Monona Terrace. Micayla was AMAZING and a rock star. There aren't enough words to explain how helpful she was and how relaxed/at ease she was on Saturday which made me feel at ease. Micayla always answered my (many) emails right away and was thorough in her responses. Every time I asked her if I could do something, she always found a way to make it work. The food was amazing and we got nothing ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Brooke, Thank you for the kind words. It was such a pleasure working with you and Alex! Thank you for sharing your special day with us! Best wishes to you in your adventures together!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Rooftop, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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