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The Madison Event Center

Covington, KY View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
213 reviews
$8k - $9k For 100 Guests

About

$8k - $9k For 100 Guests

The Madison Event Center is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Covington, Kentucky. This Cincinnati destination boasts a timelessly elegant setting that was made for life's milestone celebrations. The expert staff has combined over 25 years of experience to design and host a day you will remember forever.

Facilities and Capacity
The Madison Event Center has everything you need to host pre-wedding parties and your ceremony and reception. The Loft is an elegant and stylish indoor ceremony space that seats 200. During warm and mild weather, The Terrace is the perfect spot for your outdoor ceremony, with natural light, exposed brick, and space for 300 people. There are six ballrooms at this large venue, each featuring elegantly appointed interiors to suit all styles and budgets. Every ballroom contains a dance floor, a built-in bar, and a private restroom. The Grande features a gorgeous staircase and pin spot lighting for your reception of up to 350 guests. Another option is The Emerald, a more romantic and traditional event space for a maximum capacity of 260 guests. Other spaces include The Crystal, a contemporary spot for 210 guests, The Madison, with classic architecture and space for 170 loved ones, and The Galleria, a vintage-inspired space that seats 150 total. You also have the option of using the Royale, a cozy atmosphere for your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or an intimate celebration with up to 120 friends and family members.


Services Offered
The Madison Event Center offers all-inclusive wedding packages that are customized to meet your needs. Offering a stress-free experience, the dedicated event planners and staff will ensure your wedding day is personalized and special. With the all-inclusive package also comes complimentary decor. Couples can choose from a large selection of linens, centerpieces, and tabletop decor, as well as upgrades for table runners, chair sashes, and sequined overlays. The dedicated team oversees the smooth running of events in your choice of ballroom, taking care of setup, cleanup, and everything in between.


Cuisine
All menu options are created by the executive chef and are prepared in-house by the talented culinary team. With carvers and servers, every request is taken care of. Couples may choose from the Silver, Gold, and Platinum menu options depending on budget and tastes. Catering services include buffet and plated options, with foods ranging from seafood, chicken, salad, pork, pasta, and much more. In addition to in-house catering, there is an in-house bar that includes unlimited beer, wine, champagne, and soft drinks. The bar features custom cocktails, and you have the choice of upgrading to additional liquor packages.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$1

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

$1

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
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

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
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
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
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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    Katie S. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Great all-inclusive package

    Our wedding day was perfect!! In no small part because of Janet C, our event captain. She checked in with us several times through the morning in the bridal suite, walked blocks to my (now) husband’s car with him to help move parking barriers due to the “great bridal chase” run happening so he could park in the 8th Street lot, the sound system was stuck on Sirius Radio and she worked to fix it so we could connect our device playlist, our photo booth printer wouldn’t recognize The Madison Wi-Fi so she spent well over 30 minutes helping us troubleshoot it and finally got it connected and working.
    Our guests had a wonderful time and Jason and I couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. The room was decorated exactly how we imagined, the food and drinks were delicious, and the staff were so kind and gracious. The Madison sells itself as being as an all-inclusive venue and that is 100% what you delivered!! From decor and linens, food and bar options, choices of ballrooms, ceremony spaces and bridal suites, and your impeccable service, The Madison was absolutely the “the complete package” for us! Thank you again for all your help in making our wedding perfect for us!
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    Tori W. Married on 08/05/2022
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    10/10, everything went perfect

    They made our dream come true!
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    Kaitlyn C. Married on 12/11/2021
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    The Madison Event Center helped bring my dream wedding to life!

    I had set many venue tours when I first got engaged and The Madison was first on the list. After one tour and learning about all the Madison had to offer, I cancelled all of my other tours and began planning. Shortly after booking, Covid hit. To help with social distancing for our original date, The Madison offered us upgrades at no charge that consisted of a plated meal (instead of a buffet) and a larger room that was available at the time. We found out 3 weeks before our original date that KY had limited weddings down to 25 people. We had always envisioned a big wedding due to having a large family and many friends that we wanted to celebrate with us. I remember frantically calling to learn my options with The Madison and being given a list of available dates within a few hours. Since we had planned a winter wedding, we ultimately decided to keep everything the same and move it to a year later (12/11/21❤️) and, to my surprise, The Madison let us keep our plated meal upgrade! Once our new wedding date got close, Riley, our events specialist, reached out and began to plan our final details and everything went so seamlessly! We were provided times for decor drop off, set up, rehearsal, etc and even an exact timeline for the big day down to the minute. The actual week/day of my wedding was so stress free and this is purely thanks to the Madison. They even called my vendors the week of the wedding and provided an hour of decor set up the day of and because I didn’t have much, they knocked it out as my florist set up our arrangements. Riley was our ceremony captain and told us exactly when to walk down the isle and even answered last minute questions as I sat in the get ready room. Amy & Hayleigh were our reception captains. Amy met us at the door, introduced herself immediately and made sure my husband and I, as well as our parents were enjoying the evening. Paired with our DJ, our captains informed me when it was time to have our intro, eat, cut our cake, etc. Amy even made sure that we each had a drink in our hand whenever we wanted one and my husband says that he felt like royalty all evening! 😂 At the end of the night, Amy handed us a bag that had a hand written note, a bottle of champagne, and a piece of each flavor of our wedding cake that they had saved specifically for us. I can’t thank The Madison enough for making this such a great night - let’s just say they know how to treat their couples and tick all the boxes when it comes to the small details! 😊

    The Madison Event Center's reply:

    We're so happy to hear about your experience, Kaitlyn! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review!!
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Deals

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The Madison Event Center offers a 25% discount for any Friday evening as well as a complimentary late night station!

The discount will vary depending on the month, some dates are even up to 50% off! Call us today to schedule a tour and let's start planning your wedding!

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Team

Shelby Evans
Shelby Evans
Sales Manager

Shelby is a Wedding Sales Manager at The Madison and Hotel Covington, she joined the team in 2021 and cannot wait to connect with you!

Chenae Hatton
Chenae Hatton
Sales Manager

Chenae is a Wedding Sales Manager at The Madison and Hotel Covington, she joined the team in 2021 and cannot wait to connect with you!

Ashley Bangi
Ashley Bangi
Sales Manager

Ashley is a Wedding Sales Manager at The Madison and Hotel Covington, she joined the team in 2016 and cannot wait to connect with you!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
PhotoInk Photography PhotoInk Photography Wedding Photographers

All in one! Ceremony, reception, food, party, and great urban setting for really great photos! Love to work at the Madison

Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Bridal Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Bridal Wedding Dresses

We love The Madison Event Center. It's so nice to be able down the street and help our Brides out!

Glossa Professional Makeup Artistry Glossa Professional Makeup Artistry Wedding Hair & Makeup

I not only work with the Madison Event Center, I have been on the other end and have planned events here as well. The staff is amazingly helpful and they go above and beyond to make every detail of your wedding day PERFECT. Everything from the Chef's to the drinks are top notch. I love working with Madison Brides, they are overall less stressed out due to the coordinators at the Madison that make the hectic wedding process so much easier.

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700 Madison Avenue Covington, KY, 41011
8594446151
859-261-1117

Office Hours: Sunday CLOSED Monday 9am-5pm Tuesday 9am-5pm Wednesday 9am-5pm Thursday 9am-5pm Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-5pm
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