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.
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:
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.
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:
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Kayla · Married on 10/25/2014
Working with Micayla in the months prior to our wedding was super helpful. She is extremely kind, detail oriented, and went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was a hit! I would highly recommend a wedding at the Monona Terrace- their staff was so kind, knowledgeable and our decor was handled with care. Thank you so much for making our wedding incredibly memorable!!! Micayla- you are the best!Sent on 10/27/2014
Elaina · Married on 07/07/2018
The Monona Terrace was a beyond perfect wedding venue! Their staff know exactly what they are doing and made our planning process and wedding day go off without a hitch. From the knowledgeable and helpful staff to the amazing food, I cannot say enough! I highly recommend the Monona Terrace to anyone looking for a wedding venue in Madison.Sent on 07/18/2018
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Tony · Married on 10/28/2017
We held our wedding reception at Monona Terrace on October 28, 2017, and are very pleased with how our event turned out, as well as with all the planning leading up to it. At the outset, Breanne was helpful and no-pressure as we considered potential venues. Once we chose Monona Terrace, Marcia and her staff provided clear guidance and answered all our questions along the way. We particularly enjoyed the tasting where you get to sample all the food offerings to make your selections! Matt was very helpful finalizing all details the week of, and the night itself came off without a hitch. The service staff was attentive and friendly (they even set aside a few of each appetizer for us at the head table, a nice touch), the food was delicious (a common compliment from our guests), the room set-up was flawless, and things just ran very smoothly. Would definitely recommend!Sent on 11/22/2017
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