Monona Terrace

One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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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55 Reviews for Monona Terrace

Recommended by 93% of couples


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  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Kristen Hoppman · Married on 06/29/2019

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    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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    Elaina · Married on 07/07/2018

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    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.

    Photos from Dutcher Photography (also highly recommend)
    http://www.robandsamphoto.com/archive-blog/2018/7/14/elaina-nate-a-modern-monona-terrace-rooftop-wedding

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Monona Terrace Pricing

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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

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  • One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI, 53703 See on map
    608-888-9001 (Phone number)

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