Wisconsin Historical Society

816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706 Map · Phone number
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About Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites you to host your event at our Headquarters location.

Centrally located in the heart of downtown Madison on the University of Wisconsin campus, the historic Headquarters building offers its unique and elegant Beaux Arts spaces for the community to provide historical, educational, and social events that support the values of the historical society and benefit the Madison community.

Available rental spaces include the Auditorium, Lobby and Library Reading Room.

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Wisconsin Historical Society Main Floor Lobby: Ms. Forward
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Wisconsin Historical Society Main Floor, North Lobby
Wisconsin Historical Society Main Floor, North Lobby
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2 Reviews for Wisconsin Historical Society

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  • Quality of service 5.0
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Jade · Married on 06/30/2018

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    Beautiful venue with great support

    We had a great experience at WHS. The building itself is beautiful inside and out (I may be a little biased, because I have loved this building since I first set foot in it as a pre-teen- it was an added bonus to learn that they recently started doing weddings here!). The event coordinator, Craig, is very knowledgeable and experienced, and went out of his way to help us with any detail he could. He was extremely responsive to emails and is willing to work with us to accomplish our wedding vision. We originally wanted to have the ceremony outside by the front columns, but it ended up being over 90 degrees out with insane humidity so we moved the ceremony inside. No problem- Craig made things work either way. It was great to have multiple options, bother indoor and outdoor, for ceremony and reception sites. Craig was always willing to offer his advice and knowledge which was a huge relief to us, given that we had never planned a wedding before! I cannot recommend the Wisconsin Historical Society enough. (Photos by Red Wave Weddings redwaveweddings.com)

    Sent on 11/22/2018
  • User4992615 · 2+ years ago

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    My husband and I recently got married at the historical society and the day was absolutely magical. Much of the day's success can be credited to the amazing coordinator at the historical society, Craig Jacobsen. Craig attended to our every need, whether it was finding parking for our elderly guests, organizing the stage and even helping to construct our chuppah. The location itself is beautiful and I would highly recommend this location if you are looking for a church feel outside of a church for your ceremony. The building has many areas to take pictures and is easily accessed by guests. I highly recommend this location as I believe it was many of our guests favorite part of the day thanks much in part to all of Craig's hospitality and service.

    Sent on 10/27/2016

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Wisconsin Historical Society FAQ

  • 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? $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 800.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, 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? $ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Limited Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Government Building, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • Blooms
    Blooms Wedding Florists

    Beautiful, unusual location for a wedding and Craig, the event coordinator, was amazing! He was quick to respond to any questions and incredibly helpful on site!

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  • 816 State Street Madison, 53706 See on map
    6082646450 (Phone number)

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