Monona Terrace

One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703 Map · Phone number
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About Monona Terrace

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

Cuisine
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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56 Reviews for Monona Terrace

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Jillian D. · Getting married on 06/08/2022

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Highly recommend

    We had out wedding in the midst of the COVID summer of 2020-- which meant so many last minute changes to plans. Monona Terrace was so responsive and open to ideas; they made a very stressful situation much more tolerable. Jeanette and Micayla are wonderful-- really, every staff member we came into contact with was friendly and helpful and we were so impressed. Our event came together perfectly-- the food and the bar were great and our guests especially loved chatting with the bar staff. THANK YOU to everyone there; we are so grateful we chose Monona Terrace.

    Sent on 03/13/2021
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    Brooke · Married on 09/21/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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,
    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!
  • Kristen

    Kristen H. · Married on 06/29/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Unbelievable staff!

    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,
    I'm so thrilled to hear you had the perfect wedding day! It was such a pleasure working with you and Mitch. Thank you for choosing Monona Terrace for your special day! Best wishes to you!
    -Breanne

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Monona Terrace FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • 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?
    5
  • 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

Map

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Monona Terrace frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Monona Terrace?

Monona Terrace includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Monona Terrace in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Monona Terrace for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Rooftop
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Monona Terrace for wedding events?

Monona Terrace offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Monona Terrace offer?

Monona Terrace offers the following types of wedding events:

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

What services does Monona Terrace offer for wedding events?

Monona Terrace offers the following services for wedding events:

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

What furniture and decorations does Monona Terrace have available for wedding events?

Monona Terrace offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

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

What percentage of users recommend Monona Terrace and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Monona Terrace is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.4 in flexibility and 4.4 in value.