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Price range: $10,000 - $30,000 Price range: $10,000 - $25,000
Couples usually spend $18,450 Couples usually spend $18,450
Reception
$2,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$44 per person
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$44 per person
These prices are available for the months of April through October. These prices are available for the months of November through February.

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Quality catering
Guests comfort
Amenities

About

On WeddingWire since 2015

The Edgewater's rich history began when its doors first opened in 1948. Since then, they've celebrated thousands of weddings at the legendary location on the water's edge of Lake Mendota. The urban resort is the only property with a AAA Four Diamond rating in Madison or Dane County, boasts a dedicated wedding team, gorgeous flexible venues and a creative culinary team who creates unforgettable events.

  • Over 40,000 sq.ft. of special event spaces
  • 202 Luxurious Guest Rooms
  • Full Service Spa, Salon + Wellness Center
  • Several dining outlets offering the best of the Midwest
  • Located in the heart of downtown, steps away from the Capitol and University

Whether you're planning a wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, or wedding celebration, this is the place for traditions and lasting memories.


Services Offered
The Edgewater Hotel provides a range of different options couples can choose from. The venue offers additional services like:

  • Full Service Catering
  • Full Service Bar & Speciality Drinks
  • Getting Ready Room Options
  • Audio Visual Services
  • House tables, chairs, linens, glass, china, and silverware


History
The Edgewater Hotel was founded in 1948 in the city of Madison, Wisconsin. Just steps from the the University of Wisconsin-Madison and State Capitol, The Edgewater has been a site for waterfront relaxation, fine dining and entertainment for decades! The Edgewater has also hosted a wide array of celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Elton John, and Bob Marley. Renovated in September 2014, The Edgewater is continuing to write their history.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$44

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel
Rooftop
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
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
Drapery
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
November
December
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Reviews of The Edgewater

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
67 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.8/5 67 reviews
Google
4.5/5 2365 reviews
Beth
Beth F. Sent on 08/24/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Smooth and worry free

Staff was excellent and pro active. Made sure I was happy throughout the day. Food was amazing! As the bride I didn't eat much, but what I did eat was great. My guests raved about the food for a week! Roof top was AMAZING!
Emily
Emily K. Sent on 06/13/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST place in Madison to have a wedding!

Words truly cannot describe how amazing the Edgewater is. The staff, the service, the ammenities, the location... they were all so perfect. We worked closely with Meghan and she was outstanding. She made things as easy as possible, especially since we were planning a Wisconsin wedding while living in Ohio. They take their weddings very seriously and make sure that you have the absolute best weekend. Our wedding guests said that this was the best wedding they've ever been to, and were raving about the food. Meghan took care of every last detail as the event coordinator - she even knew our favorite drinks and brought them to us after the ceremony. When we got back to our room after the ceremony, there were flowers, champagne and chocolate strawberries up there for us with a handwritten card from the Edgewater staff. They made our wedding weekend absolutely perfect. This is a top-notch business that I can not recommend highly enough. We definitely are planning on making the trip back to the Edgewater for our anniversary.
Beth
Beth P. Sent on 01/15/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Elegance!

If you want an iconic, elegant wedding, the Edgewater Hotel is the place to go. We had our wedding there January 12th, and they exceeded our expectations. Shae, the wedding coordinator, is beyond exceptional. She anticipated issues, and had options to deal with every possible scenario. Staff went above and beyond to make our guests feel welcomed. My brother has a deathly seafood allergies, and everyone watched out for him. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the lake view rooms are exquisite. We had our entire weekend of events there, including an intimate rehearsal dinner. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend The Edgewater for your special day!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Camerata String Quartet Camerata String Quartet Wedding Musicians

The Edgewater is such an elegant place for us to perform for wedding ceremonies, receptions and dinner, as well as corporate parties and family events year round. The Camerata String Quartet has appreciated the direct assistance of staff and administration as they seek to provide an extraordinary ambiance for their guests! Camerata String Quartet/Madison WI

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