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Wisconsin Masonic Center is a historic wedding venue located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Dating back to 1891, this property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses one of the oldest pipe organs in Wisconsin. It offers ample event spaces, styled services, and a rich historical setting for special wedding celebrations.
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Wisconsin Masonic Center offers an array of spacious event rooms to host all kinds of occasions. The stunning Masonic Auditorium provides a theater setting for heartfelt wedding ceremonies. Here, up to 1,000 guests can be accommodated in tiered seating, giving a perfect view of you and your beloved on the proscenium stage below. For smaller ceremonies, both Lodge rooms can accommodate 120 guests each and offer theater seating and stage areas. For your cocktail hour, the John Catlin Lounge provides an idyllic setting. Here, up to 200 of your nearest and dearest can mingle among the antique furnishings and old-world atmosphere. The functional fireplace creates a gathering point within this space and can cast a cozy glow across evening events. The Grand Ballroom is a breathtaking setting for a sophisticated wedding reception. Here, terrazzo marble flooring is complemented by large pillars that break up this extensive space. Up to 450 guests can be comfortably accommodated here for a seated reception. A two-tiered stage is also available for wedding entertainment or as the setting for the head table. The on-site get-ready room features lounging couches, mirrors, and a private restroom to allow for comfortable pre-wedding preparations.
Full event catering can be provided by the in-house culinary team to enhance your occasion here. They can craft everything from tray-passed hors d’oeuvres to dazzling dessert displays and everything in between. A full range of bar services is also available and includes professional bartenders and a selection of premium liquor. Setup and cleanup of your event can be provided for your convenience. Tables, chairs, linens, and china are also included.
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Masonic Center is Awesome
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An awesome, classic venue with so much to offer. Very large reception area, an actual church inside, the library is great for cocktail hour and numerous rooms for private wedding party storage or even to have separate rooms for kids entertainment, make this a perfect place to have everything in one place. Staff is outstanding as well.
I am DJ and have done several events at the Masonic Center. The staff here has always been pleasant and easy to work with! They will work with you to be sure your event day will be flawless! I highly recommend this venue, you won't be disappointed!
Beautiful, historic, and interesting. The staff is excellent and ready to help. There is a reason the Masonic Center is one of the most popular places in town.
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