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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Brooke · Married on 09/21/2019
Would recommend in a heartbeat!
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 but compliments about the chicken and pork dishes - and the apps. We will definitely recommend the Monona Terrace in a heartbeat!Sent on 09/25/2019
Monona Terrace's reply:Hi Brooke,
Kristen Hoppman · Married on 06/29/2019
Perfect wedding day! The food was hot and delicious for each guest. The staff was accommodating and present when needed! The view is phenomenal from the grand terrace and everything flowed smoothly.Sent on 07/02/2019
Monona Terrace's reply:Hi Kristen,
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
Photos from Dutcher Photography (also highly recommend)
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