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Monona Terrace

Madison , WI
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LOCATION

One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI US 53703 (map)

PHONE

608-261-4000

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ABOUT US

Imagine a place where nature and architecture live in perfect harmony. A place where sweeping views frame the ideal venue for sweeping you off your feet. It's no wonder so many couples... Read more
Imagine a place where nature and architecture live in perfect harmony. A place where sweeping views frame the ideal venue for sweeping you off your feet. It's no wonder so many couples choose Monona Terrace as the place to celebrate the beginning of their lives together. Whether it's a wedding, anniversary or other special occasion, Monona Terrace marries the ideal location with service and style to help you create an event to cherish and remember - forever.

Monona Terrace makes a remarkable impression for any event. But the location is just one piece of the event-planning puzzle. At Monona Terrace, you’ll have a dedicated Event Coordinator ready to help you create a day that’s more than memorable. We’re here to attend to every detail so that it is as enjoyable for you as it is for your guests.

Monona Catering, the exclusive caterer for Monona Terrace, provides a blend of elegance and home-cooked goodness. We will work closely with you to address any special needs your event may have such as custom and ethnic menus, special dietary needs or special theme. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1997
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Government Building, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
2000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We went through the Monona Terrace for our wedding ceremony and reception. They do all of the catering in-house so it was nice to not have to worry about finding a caterer in addition to the venue. The ceremony was on the rooftop in the center circle and the reception was in the Community Terrace. Both locations were beautiful. The food was delicious and served very quickly. They were very responsive to any questions I had and very accommodating to any last minute changes. I can't imagine having my wedding any place else.
We went through the Monona Terrace for our wedding ceremony and reception. They do all of the catering in-house so it was Read more...
We went through the Monona Terrace for our wedding ceremony and reception. They do all of the catering in-house so it was nice to not have to worry about finding a caterer in addition to the venue. The ceremony was on the rooftop in the center circle and the reception was in the Community Terrace. Both locations were beautiful. The food was delicious and served very quickly. They were very responsive to any questions I had and very accommodating to any last minute changes. I can't imagine having my wedding any place else. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
We hosted our wedding reception at Monona Terrace in the Community Terrace room. Absolutely breathtaking view! Our experience started about 6 months before our wedding with a group tasting of food at from Monona Catering. Delish! We met our Catering Manager there: Micayla Jones. Separately rating her performance and professionalism: 5 stars+++ She was AMAZING! She always responded quickly, always professional, and was there every step of the way no matter what the question was. She was also there on our wedding day to make sure everything went smoothly. I can't say enough good things about Micayla. Monona Terrace staff was also very pleasant. They set up our space to exactly what we wanted....nothing was out of place!! We had wonderful feedback from our guests on the wait staff as well. Very polite and efficient! My only complaint about this venue were the bartenders. We paid for 3 bartenders for the entire night. We thought by using 3 bartenders, working for a great venue, (with a 20% gratuity included) they would be top notch. We had numerous complaints from our guests of them being extremely rude. My husband and I had very few drinks throughout the night, and when we were greeted by the bartenders...(keep in mind the BRIDE and GROOM!), we were asked "What do you want" in a very rude tone. I am hoping new staff are hired, or the current staff is trained better. They were my only complaint of the entire venue. However a HUGE Thank You to Micayla and everyone else on the Monona Catering staff, you were all wonderful!!!!!!
We hosted our wedding reception at Monona Terrace in the Community Terrace room. Absolutely breathtaking view! Our Read more...
We hosted our wedding reception at Monona Terrace in the Community Terrace room. Absolutely breathtaking view! Our experience started about 6 months before our wedding with a group tasting of food at from Monona Catering. Delish! We met our Catering Manager there: Micayla Jones. Separately rating her performance and professionalism: 5 stars+++ She was AMAZING! She always responded quickly, always professional, and was there every step of the way no matter what the question was. She was also there on our wedding day to make sure everything went smoothly. I can't say enough good things about Micayla. Monona Terrace staff was also very pleasant. They set up our space to exactly what we wanted....nothing was out of place!! We had wonderful feedback from our guests on the wait staff as well. Very polite and efficient! My only complaint about this venue were the bartenders. We paid for 3 bartenders for the entire night. We thought by using 3 bartenders, working for a great venue, (with a 20% gratuity included) they would be top notch. We had numerous complaints from our guests of them being extremely rude. My husband and I had very few drinks throughout the night, and when we were greeted by the bartenders...(keep in mind the BRIDE and GROOM!), we were asked "What do you want" in a very rude tone. I am hoping new staff are hired, or the current staff is trained better. They were my only complaint of the entire venue. However a HUGE Thank You to Micayla and everyone else on the Monona Catering staff, you were all wonderful!!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Monona Terrace was not only a beautiful location, but we were treated with professionals who cared about our day, and who genuinely cared about us. We planned the entire wedding from abroad, and the people at Monona Terrace were in constant contact with us every step of the way. They took the time to ensure we had a perfect day, and they even postponed the ceremony to let the rain pass so we could get married on the rooftop!
Monona Terrace was not only a beautiful location, but we were treated with professionals who cared about our day, and who Read more...
Monona Terrace was not only a beautiful location, but we were treated with professionals who cared about our day, and who genuinely cared about us. We planned the entire wedding from abroad, and the people at Monona Terrace were in constant contact with us every step of the way. They took the time to ensure we had a perfect day, and they even postponed the ceremony to let the rain pass so we could get married on the rooftop! Read less
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Emilia
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Monona Terrace was great! The staff were always very friendly and working closely with our planner was the best experience, she helped us a lot and was always very patient and understanding! We had the community Terrace room and it is so beautiful! The guests really enjoyed themselves and the food that they provided!
Working with Monona Terrace was great! The staff were always very friendly and working closely with our planner was the Read more...
Working with Monona Terrace was great! The staff were always very friendly and working closely with our planner was the best experience, she helped us a lot and was always very patient and understanding! We had the community Terrace room and it is so beautiful! The guests really enjoyed themselves and the food that they provided! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Great venue!! Costly but well worth it!
Great venue!! Costly but well worth it!
Great venue!! Costly but well worth it! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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james
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.9/5.0
The views at the terrace speak for themselves. They are very professional. We were very surprised at how helpful Micayla, our room coordinator, was the day of the event. It saved us a lot of stress. The only complaint is having to wait until a year out to confirm you have the room, we had a last minute scare.
The views at the terrace speak for themselves. They are very professional. We were very surprised at how helpful Micayla, Read more...
The views at the terrace speak for themselves. They are very professional. We were very surprised at how helpful Micayla, our room coordinator, was the day of the event. It saved us a lot of stress. The only complaint is having to wait until a year out to confirm you have the room, we had a last minute scare. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We worked with Micayla who was great. Had no real issues, the venue is a bit pricey but worth it in the end!
We worked with Micayla who was great. Had no real issues, the venue is a bit pricey but worth it in the end!
We worked with Micayla who was great. Had no real issues, the venue is a bit pricey but worth it in the end! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
The Monona Terrace was a great place to have our wedding. Our ceremony and reception were beautiful, and the staff were very helpful and prompt in their responses to us, especially Wendy. The only thing that was a problem was the cost of alcohol. I think the prices were a bit ridiculous. The room rental and food was appropriate though. Overall, we had a great experience!
The Monona Terrace was a great place to have our wedding. Our ceremony and reception were beautiful, and the staff were Read more...
The Monona Terrace was a great place to have our wedding. Our ceremony and reception were beautiful, and the staff were very helpful and prompt in their responses to us, especially Wendy. The only thing that was a problem was the cost of alcohol. I think the prices were a bit ridiculous. The room rental and food was appropriate though. Overall, we had a great experience! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The planner(s) we worked with at the convention center for our rooftop ceremony were excellent. They were responsive, helpful, and efficient. We worked without an independent wedding planner, so my husband and I did all the arrangements ourselves. On the day of the ceremony, everything at the Terrace was set exactly as it needed to be and we didn't have to stress at all about the venue. We were very happy about that!
The planner(s) we worked with at the convention center for our rooftop ceremony were excellent. They were responsive, Read more...
The planner(s) we worked with at the convention center for our rooftop ceremony were excellent. They were responsive, helpful, and efficient. We worked without an independent wedding planner, so my husband and I did all the arrangements ourselves. On the day of the ceremony, everything at the Terrace was set exactly as it needed to be and we didn't have to stress at all about the venue. We were very happy about that! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.3/5.0
The Monona Terrace is in my personal opinion the most beautiful place in Madison to have a wedding. The windows and views overlooking the lake give the terrace an ambience that can't be beat. Our out of town guests who had never seen the Terrace before were snapping photos of the interior non-stop, and we received so many compliments about how beautiful our reception was. The food was delicious, and the wait staff was incredibly attentive and professional.

Overall, I enjoyed my experience with the Monona Terrace - our wedding coordinator was helpful and very attentive to details. She went out of her way to get us in for additional tastings when we had trouble finalizing our dinner selections.

A couple smaller complaints - our wedding coordinator was out of the office on vacation and then at a conference for a while and my husband and I were not told. After multiple e-mails went w/out a response, I had to call the terrace and speak to someone else to get some of our questions answered. Not a huge deal, but at crunch time, this would've been rather stressful. Regarding the food, the terrace's meal and alcohol services are rather expensive, but with their sliding scale policy, overall I think the catered reception at the terrace was a good value.

The last thing I have to mention is an error that was made on the night of our reception. I hate to mention it because it honestly didn't tarnish our evening at all, but for some, this may have beee a crucial error. I won't go into specifics, but my take on it was that it happened, it all worked out, and Monona Terrace acted quickly and appropriately to fix their error. Their response to it was super professional and I was very pleased that they were able to remedy the situation quickly and effectively.
The Monona Terrace is in my personal opinion the most beautiful place in Madison to have a wedding. The windows and views Read more...
The Monona Terrace is in my personal opinion the most beautiful place in Madison to have a wedding. The windows and views overlooking the lake give the terrace an ambience that can't be beat. Our out of town guests who had never seen the Terrace before were snapping photos of the interior non-stop, and we received so many compliments about how beautiful our reception was. The food was delicious, and the wait staff was incredibly attentive and professional.

Overall, I enjoyed my experience with the Monona Terrace - our wedding coordinator was helpful and very attentive to details. She went out of her way to get us in for additional tastings when we had trouble finalizing our dinner selections.

A couple smaller complaints - our wedding coordinator was out of the office on vacation and then at a conference for a while and my husband and I were not told. After multiple e-mails went w/out a response, I had to call the terrace and speak to someone else to get some of our questions answered. Not a huge deal, but at crunch time, this would've been rather stressful. Regarding the food, the terrace's meal and alcohol services are rather expensive, but with their sliding scale policy, overall I think the catered reception at the terrace was a good value.

The last thing I have to mention is an error that was made on the night of our reception. I hate to mention it because it honestly didn't tarnish our evening at all, but for some, this may have beee a crucial error. I won't go into specifics, but my take on it was that it happened, it all worked out, and Monona Terrace acted quickly and appropriately to fix their error. Their response to it was super professional and I was very pleased that they were able to remedy the situation quickly and effectively. Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.5/5.0
The Monona Terrace is beautiful! We had such amazing photos of our ceremony in the center circle with the beautiful capitol backdrop! We worked with Wendy who was wonderful and had great recommendations and allowed all of our requests and decorations. She was there day of and very responsive. My only complaint was a few glass blocks that were unattractive that were used to hold down our aisle runner and now are in some of our photos. Which is probably my fault for not thinking of my own anchors for it. Besides that the staff was great, very quick food service, and my family and friends raved about the food. We would highly recommend the terrace and found it a lot of bang for our buck out of all of the Madison,WI choices. Definitely a beautiful and picture-esk spot of a wedding and ceremony. The dinner and dance facing the lake in the community terrace was amazing. We couldn't have picked a better spot! Also, the sliding scale that can reduce your rental fees with food and beverage purchases was great! We even got money back after the wedding, which we were very excited about! For the most beautiful wedding in Madison, pick the Monona Terrace.
The Monona Terrace is beautiful! We had such amazing photos of our ceremony in the center circle with the beautiful Read more...
The Monona Terrace is beautiful! We had such amazing photos of our ceremony in the center circle with the beautiful capitol backdrop! We worked with Wendy who was wonderful and had great recommendations and allowed all of our requests and decorations. She was there day of and very responsive. My only complaint was a few glass blocks that were unattractive that were used to hold down our aisle runner and now are in some of our photos. Which is probably my fault for not thinking of my own anchors for it. Besides that the staff was great, very quick food service, and my family and friends raved about the food. We would highly recommend the terrace and found it a lot of bang for our buck out of all of the Madison,WI choices. Definitely a beautiful and picture-esk spot of a wedding and ceremony. The dinner and dance facing the lake in the community terrace was amazing. We couldn't have picked a better spot! Also, the sliding scale that can reduce your rental fees with food and beverage purchases was great! We even got money back after the wedding, which we were very excited about! For the most beautiful wedding in Madison, pick the Monona Terrace. Read less
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brandy
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.9/5.0
The staff at Monona Terrace was available for all of my questions and took care of so many small details that it allowed me to worry less and enjoy more. They also treated our guests well.
The staff at Monona Terrace was available for all of my questions and took care of so many small details that it allowed Read more...
The staff at Monona Terrace was available for all of my questions and took care of so many small details that it allowed me to worry less and enjoy more. They also treated our guests well. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.8/5.0
Anyone who knows Madison knows that the Monona Terrace has it's work cut out for it - it's a goregous venue in the heart of Madison. But even more than they, they provided us with astounding service. The wedding day was so easy - we didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything worked and was in order just like we asked.

Admittedly, it's a bit pricy, but honestly for the space there wasn't really anything to complain about. They weren't any different than any of the other convention areas or hotel spaces we could have used.

One other thing, which may be a little silly, but I think it really speaks to the place. It was spotless. Many of the ladies went barefoot during the reception and we were shocked by the end fo the night to find that our feet were still clean.
Anyone who knows Madison knows that the Monona Terrace has it's work cut out for it - it's a goregous venue in the heart Read more...
Anyone who knows Madison knows that the Monona Terrace has it's work cut out for it - it's a goregous venue in the heart of Madison. But even more than they, they provided us with astounding service. The wedding day was so easy - we didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything worked and was in order just like we asked.

Admittedly, it's a bit pricy, but honestly for the space there wasn't really anything to complain about. They weren't any different than any of the other convention areas or hotel spaces we could have used.

One other thing, which may be a little silly, but I think it really speaks to the place. It was spotless. Many of the ladies went barefoot during the reception and we were shocked by the end fo the night to find that our feet were still clean. Read less
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rel1028
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I am extremely impressed with the Monona Terrace staff. Everyone was friendly and attentive from the day we inquired about the facility. Brianne, Eartha, and the rest of the staff made our day one that will live on in our and our guests' memories for many many years!
I am extremely impressed with the Monona Terrace staff. Everyone was friendly and attentive from the day we inquired about Read more...
I am extremely impressed with the Monona Terrace staff. Everyone was friendly and attentive from the day we inquired about the facility. Brianne, Eartha, and the rest of the staff made our day one that will live on in our and our guests' memories for many many years! Read less
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Patti
Wedding:
11/12/2011
4.6/5.0
The Monona Terrace is not only a beautiful venue to have your wedding, but the staff and catering contacts are phenomenal. Everyone was extremely helpful and accommodating. I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff. Everything was perfect the day of my wedding.
The Monona Terrace is not only a beautiful venue to have your wedding, but the staff and catering contacts are phenomenal. Read more...
The Monona Terrace is not only a beautiful venue to have your wedding, but the staff and catering contacts are phenomenal. Everyone was extremely helpful and accommodating. I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff. Everything was perfect the day of my wedding. Read less
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Carolina
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.3/5.0
I had my ceremony at the Ballroom, and I wasn't 100% happy with it. The way the room was set up didn't look as good as I thought it would be.
My reception was at the Grand Terrace, and was beautiful. However, we had a table mixed up and their staff weren't able to handle the sittuation the way we wanted and it should have done. Also, their table linens are way to short to the tables. Event is their business, I think they should provide the appropriate material to their customers, so we dont have to pay extra money to rent them. Besides that, we had a great time!
I had my ceremony at the Ballroom, and I wasn't 100% happy with it. The way the room was set up didn't look as good as I Read more...
I had my ceremony at the Ballroom, and I wasn't 100% happy with it. The way the room was set up didn't look as good as I thought it would be.
My reception was at the Grand Terrace, and was beautiful. However, we had a table mixed up and their staff weren't able to handle the sittuation the way we wanted and it should have done. Also, their table linens are way to short to the tables. Event is their business, I think they should provide the appropriate material to their customers, so we dont have to pay extra money to rent them. Besides that, we had a great time! Read less
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carlycollins2
Wedding:
9/2/2011
4.9/5.0
The Monona Terrace was great. Not only was the view from the Community Terrace amazing, the staff, food, professionalism, and quick response time to any question or concern was perfect. Our guests continue to talk about how great the food was and some have contacted me to see who catered our wedding because they want them for their own event. Wendy Brown was great and discussed every single detail with us. Our bar bill was over the expected amount but we knew our friends and family would have a good time. The great venue and service was so exceptional, we didn't mind having to pay a little over. Best venue ever!
The Monona Terrace was great. Not only was the view from the Community Terrace amazing, the staff, food, professionalism, Read more...
The Monona Terrace was great. Not only was the view from the Community Terrace amazing, the staff, food, professionalism, and quick response time to any question or concern was perfect. Our guests continue to talk about how great the food was and some have contacted me to see who catered our wedding because they want them for their own event. Wendy Brown was great and discussed every single detail with us. Our bar bill was over the expected amount but we knew our friends and family would have a good time. The great venue and service was so exceptional, we didn't mind having to pay a little over. Best venue ever! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.9/5.0
PHENOMENAL! The views are spectacular. The sunset WAS UNREAL!!!! I couldn't have asked for a cooler reception. Literally, it was kinda cold, but they let us use space heaters outside. lol
PHENOMENAL! The views are spectacular. The sunset WAS UNREAL!!!! I couldn't have asked for a cooler reception. Literally, Read more...
PHENOMENAL! The views are spectacular. The sunset WAS UNREAL!!!! I couldn't have asked for a cooler reception. Literally, it was kinda cold, but they let us use space heaters outside. lol Read less
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Melissa Sweeney
Wedding:
7/23/2010
3.0/5.0
We used had to move our wedding date to a Friday to be able to get the room we wanted (the community terrace room) It was beautiful but it seemed there were a lot of hidden costs. There are a lot of things they restrict you from bringing in as well. If we were to do it again we would find a different location and save some money. With that being said they were organized and worked well with our wedding planner. The location is the only reason to choose this place in my opinion.
We used had to move our wedding date to a Friday to be able to get the room we wanted (the community terrace room) It was Read more...
We used had to move our wedding date to a Friday to be able to get the room we wanted (the community terrace room) It was beautiful but it seemed there were a lot of hidden costs. There are a lot of things they restrict you from bringing in as well. If we were to do it again we would find a different location and save some money. With that being said they were organized and worked well with our wedding planner. The location is the only reason to choose this place in my opinion. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kristinoden
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.6/5.0
We used the rooftop for our ceremony and cocktail hour and held the reception in the community terrace. The setting was beautiful! The staff was very professional and everything ran smoothly. People raved about the setting and the food.
We used the rooftop for our ceremony and cocktail hour and held the reception in the community terrace. The setting was Read more...
We used the rooftop for our ceremony and cocktail hour and held the reception in the community terrace. The setting was beautiful! The staff was very professional and everything ran smoothly. People raved about the setting and the food. Read less
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megs280
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I LOVED working with the staff at the Terrace. Our wedding ceremony was held outside on the rooftop center and they worked so hard with us to ensure we had the perfect day! The event coordinator, Mandy Mommaerts, was constantly accessible to us via email and phone from the moment we were making the decision to have our ceremony at the Terrace right through the day of the wedding. Everyone was so easy to work with - questions were quickly answered and I never had any concerns with choosing this location. Even when there was a hint of rain in the air on the day of the wedding, Mandy worked with me to lay out what we needed to do to ensure we had our outdoor reception. We received so many compliments about the location of the ceremony and looking back at the gorgeous pictures of the rooftop, I am so thrilled that we chose the Monona Terrace!
I LOVED working with the staff at the Terrace. Our wedding ceremony was held outside on the rooftop center and they worked Read more...
I LOVED working with the staff at the Terrace. Our wedding ceremony was held outside on the rooftop center and they worked so hard with us to ensure we had the perfect day! The event coordinator, Mandy Mommaerts, was constantly accessible to us via email and phone from the moment we were making the decision to have our ceremony at the Terrace right through the day of the wedding. Everyone was so easy to work with - questions were quickly answered and I never had any concerns with choosing this location. Even when there was a hint of rain in the air on the day of the wedding, Mandy worked with me to lay out what we needed to do to ensure we had our outdoor reception. We received so many compliments about the location of the ceremony and looking back at the gorgeous pictures of the rooftop, I am so thrilled that we chose the Monona Terrace! Read less
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rachelu25
Wedding:
12/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Food was excellent, service was excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Food was excellent, service was excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Food was excellent, service was excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Read less
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sbp92207
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.0/5.0
We had many positive comments on the beauty of the space and the food.
We had many positive comments on the beauty of the space and the food.
We had many positive comments on the beauty of the space and the food. Read less
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Jacki
Wedding:
7/6/2007
2.8/5.0
We loved our view for the cermony and our reception...its gorgeous...it is a hassle to book though cause you have to be the first on a certain date to call and then you can be booted out of your room for 6 months after the call...they says its never happened...but we were the first this summer and it did...and it sucked. We then were forced to take the one Friday they had open in the summer.
Then they were on hand at the wedding for everything and the food was amazing and serving staff was great.
But we had some problems we wanted resolved afterwards and once they got the money...which is a hefty amount...they never called us back.
We loved our view for the cermony and our reception...its gorgeous...it is a hassle to book though cause you have to be Read more...
We loved our view for the cermony and our reception...its gorgeous...it is a hassle to book though cause you have to be the first on a certain date to call and then you can be booted out of your room for 6 months after the call...they says its never happened...but we were the first this summer and it did...and it sucked. We then were forced to take the one Friday they had open in the summer.
Then they were on hand at the wedding for everything and the food was amazing and serving staff was great.
But we had some problems we wanted resolved afterwards and once they got the money...which is a hefty amount...they never called us back. Read less
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Leigh
Wedding:
6/8/2007
4.0/5.0
Monona Terrace did us a great service, our origional venue went out of business 3 months before our wedding. Because we chose to have our wedding on a Friday night many of the fees were waved or discounted. The food was good, if not great and the view was beautiful.
Monona Terrace did us a great service, our origional venue went out of business 3 months before our wedding. Because we Read more...
Monona Terrace did us a great service, our origional venue went out of business 3 months before our wedding. Because we chose to have our wedding on a Friday night many of the fees were waved or discounted. The food was good, if not great and the view was beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Melinda
Wedding:
5/26/2007
4.8/5.0
It seemed a little expensive at first, but not when compared to other sites in downtown Madison. Worth it for what you get, beautiful location. Food was excellent. Staff was very helpful and easy to work with. Several staff went above and beyond what I expected. Very pleased. They do charge extra for some things, like dance floor, stereo, piano etc.
It seemed a little expensive at first, but not when compared to other sites in downtown Madison. Worth it for what you Read more...
It seemed a little expensive at first, but not when compared to other sites in downtown Madison. Worth it for what you get, beautiful location. Food was excellent. Staff was very helpful and easy to work with. Several staff went above and beyond what I expected. Very pleased. They do charge extra for some things, like dance floor, stereo, piano etc. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Vanessa
Wedding:
7/28/2006
3.9/5.0
Great food, easy to work with.
Great food, easy to work with.
Great food, easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/24/2006
4.5/5.0
I had nothing but a positive experience at the Monona Terrace. The sliding scale really worked in our favor and it was nice to get some money back after the wedding that we put toward the honeymoon.
I had nothing but a positive experience at the Monona Terrace. The sliding scale really worked in our favor and it was Read more...
I had nothing but a positive experience at the Monona Terrace. The sliding scale really worked in our favor and it was nice to get some money back after the wedding that we put toward the honeymoon. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/22/2005
4.7/5.0
Totally professional and gave me the confidence I needed to have as relaxing a day as is possible. They were flexible with us on some of the timing and allowed us to take some pictures even though things weren't set up yet. The room and view were beautiful and they did the centerpieces exactly to my specificaitions. They also worked well with my other vendors. Only thing was you definitely paid for it and everything was extra. The liquor especially really hit our budget.
Totally professional and gave me the confidence I needed to have as relaxing a day as is possible. They were flexible with Read more...
Totally professional and gave me the confidence I needed to have as relaxing a day as is possible. They were flexible with us on some of the timing and allowed us to take some pictures even though things weren't set up yet. The room and view were beautiful and they did the centerpieces exactly to my specificaitions. They also worked well with my other vendors. Only thing was you definitely paid for it and everything was extra. The liquor especially really hit our budget. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/31/2004
4.1/5.0
The catering was fantastic, and the waitstaff was very attentive and professional. The venue is beautiful and very elegant. The only problem we ran into was that we were told that we could use the side meeting room attached to our room as a changing room for the bride. However, the day of the wedding, the maintenance staff kicked us out of the room (saying that we couldn't use it) and locked it so we couldn't get back in. We tried to contact our event coordinator, but she was no where to be found and was not answering her phone messages. I ended up having to change in the bathroom in the hallway with guests traipsing through to use the bathroom before the ceremony. Everything else, though, was wonderful.
The catering was fantastic, and the waitstaff was very attentive and professional. The venue is beautiful and very Read more...
The catering was fantastic, and the waitstaff was very attentive and professional. The venue is beautiful and very elegant. The only problem we ran into was that we were told that we could use the side meeting room attached to our room as a changing room for the bride. However, the day of the wedding, the maintenance staff kicked us out of the room (saying that we couldn't use it) and locked it so we couldn't get back in. We tried to contact our event coordinator, but she was no where to be found and was not answering her phone messages. I ended up having to change in the bathroom in the hallway with guests traipsing through to use the bathroom before the ceremony. Everything else, though, was wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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