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The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club, located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, has a long-standing reputation for being the premier wedding venue in Madison. Our experienced wedding specialists, catering staff, and award-winning chef work together with you to create the wedding of your dreams. Let us take care of the details. From decorating tables to selecting the menu, our team of experts makes the process easy and worry-free. Plus, our recently renovated ballroom provides the perfect romantic setting with a touch of modern elegance. The perfect location gives you easy access to beautiful photo ops like Lake Monona and the Capitol, and your guests can walk to an array of museums, restaurants, shops and parks during any wedding weekend downtime. See why Wisconsin Bride has rated us Best Wedding Night Hotel and Best Hotel for Guests. Contact us today for more information on wedding receptions, engagement parties, guest accommodations, rehearsal dinners, and farewell breakfasts.

Facilities and Capacity
This venue can accommodate up to 300 wedding guests in their flexible, freshly-renovated space. While staying at The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club, you and your guests can enjoy one of their comfortable and elegant rooms on the premiere level or the exclusive Governor's Club.

Services Offered
This venue offers the following services:

  • Signature wedding menu
  • Reception package
  • Setup assistance

The executive chef at the Madison Concourse was named Best Local Chef by Madison’s Reader Poll.

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Caitlin S. Married on 11/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great Service!

We just had our wedding at the Madison Concourse on 11/12. From the first time we were looking at venues, we felt the most comfortable with the Concourse. The staff throughout the hotel are friendly and Julie and her event staff were so responsive to all of our questions. We ended up choosing the Concourse for several reasons, but one of the big ones was how experienced the staff are here and how seamless they made the initial process. That level of service carried through the year! Any time we had any questions, they were there with answers so quickly. There is a coordinator there on site during the wedding, which really removes all worries! The hotel is in the perfect location for a downtown wedding, everything was walkable. It's a great spot for a wedding with a number of out of town guests (as ours was) - there is an airport shuttle and it's easy for out of towners to get to experience Madison without needing transportation. Highly recommend the Concourse for a wedding, or any event!
Sarah Married on 09/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Madison Concourse was absolutely fantastic!

Our experience with learning about their space, catering, bar options, etc. was a snap! They made it incredibly easy to get ALL the information we needed and in a timely manner! Once we had signed on the dotted line to reserve the space for our wedding, they dealt with us in such a perfectly professional manner even when we asked for about 20 modifications to the event order! They helped with planning the timing of things and took several tasks off my plate, which goes a LONG ways with any couple working through planning a wedding!
The day-of, all of the event staff was extremely friendly and made the day/night go off without a single hitch in the agenda! It was such a relief to know that we were in such great hands with the Madison Concourse! The bartender working our event was AMAZING! He knew what my husband and I were drinking and had the beverage started as soon as either of us started walking towards him!

The food was .... delectable! We knew we were taking a chance with several of the items that we weren't able to sample in advance, however everything came out perfect! Our guests kept telling us how fantastic the food was and how great they thought the wedding space was! All thanks to The Madison Concourse and your fabulous staff!
Alyssa Married on 08/24/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome Venue

I had my wedding at the Concourse at the end of August, and it was fabulous. Chastity is awesome at answering any questions, and helping you plan our the space. Staff was beyond helpful the day of the wedding. Many guests complimented us on the food, which was plated. We also dropped our decorations off on Friday night before the wedding, and Chastity and the team set it all up for us- it looked better than we could have imaged. I can not recommend the Concourse enough for an ideal Madison based wedding. All of our guests loved the venue, and loved being so close to the capitol. Especially for out of town guests, the location can't be beat!
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Julie Woodward
Julie Woodward
Director of Catering

Julie works with many different clients from weddings and meetings to large conferences and has done so for 13 years at this hotel. She describes herself as balanced, positive, and innovative: “I never want to stop learning and I continue to look for ways to improve. I enjoy going to conferences and watching YouTube videos so I can bring back new ideas and experiences to the hotel.” Julie enjoys working with front-line staff to review what customers are asking for and what they are expecting. It could be as easy as adding another wine selection to our banquet bars or setting a room up a specific way to flow better for our guests. She loves so many aspects of her role, but her favorite is crying during the father of the bride speeches at weddings: “We work so closely with our brides for several months that I truly feel I’m part of their family.” Julie likes to think of her life and her work as a puzzle and puts the pieces together: “I have three daughters that have all grown up as the daughter of an event planner. They all know how to alphabetize place cards, set tables, create centerpieces, and they know the difference between Halal, Gluten-free, and Kosher. It’s been rewarding to watch them be Social Chairs of their sororities and plan their Spring Formals knowing that they enjoyed and learned a lot about life, cultures, and food while growing up a hospitality kid.”

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Paul Toepfer Photography Paul Toepfer Photography Wedding Photographers

The Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club is a fantastic location for your wedding reception! All my bride's love all the unique locations within this hotel for portraits and it's so close to the Capital and State Street for an easy walk!

Ueda Photography Ueda Photography Wedding Photographers

I've been working quite a bit with them and I got to say that I love their food!

Kuhl Entertainment Kuhl Entertainment Wedding DJs

We always love the opportunity to work with the staff at The Madison Concourse Hotel. The coordinators have been nothing short of accommodating each and every time we are out there. The space itself is great for a wedding reception...large enough to fit everything (photo booth, DJ, bar, dance floor) in the same room with plenty of space to walk around and lounge about...although we'd rather have you dancing! It's also a short hop, skip, and a jump to State Street and a multitude of bars to hit up after the official celebration has come to a close. Looking for a nice downtown Madison venue? Check these guys out!

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