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Monona Terrace

Madison , WI
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LOCATION

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

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608-261-4000

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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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Kayla
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Micayla in the months prior to our wedding was super helpful. She is extremely kind, detail oriented, and went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was a hit! I would highly recommend a wedding at the Monona Terrace- their staff was so kind, knowledgeable and our decor was handled with care. Thank you so much for making our wedding incredibly memorable!!! Micayla- you are the best!
Working with Micayla in the months prior to our wedding was super helpful. She is extremely kind, detail oriented, and Read more...
Working with Micayla in the months prior to our wedding was super helpful. She is extremely kind, detail oriented, and went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was a hit! I would highly recommend a wedding at the Monona Terrace- their staff was so kind, knowledgeable and our decor was handled with care. Thank you so much for making our wedding incredibly memorable!!! Micayla- you are the best! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/11/2014
4.7/5.0
I absolutely loved the Monona Terrace for my wedding venue both for my ceremony on the rooftop and my reception in the community terrace overlooking the lake. I worked with Wendy Brown-Haddock and she went above and beyond as a wedding coordinator. The only reason that this did not get a perfect review is because of the many additional costs for things that we ended up not having because of price. Such as uplighting, which our dj would have provided for free but the terrace wouldn't allow unless we paid for their lighting. Also, having a slide show would have cost way extra so we just played ours from my laptop at the gift table. Overall the price for food and such was pretty comparable to other caterers and venues around town and I had many people tell me that it was both the most delicious wedding food they have had as well as the classiest wedding they have attended.
I absolutely loved the Monona Terrace for my wedding venue both for my ceremony on the rooftop and my reception in the Read more...
I absolutely loved the Monona Terrace for my wedding venue both for my ceremony on the rooftop and my reception in the community terrace overlooking the lake. I worked with Wendy Brown-Haddock and she went above and beyond as a wedding coordinator. The only reason that this did not get a perfect review is because of the many additional costs for things that we ended up not having because of price. Such as uplighting, which our dj would have provided for free but the terrace wouldn't allow unless we paid for their lighting. Also, having a slide show would have cost way extra so we just played ours from my laptop at the gift table. Overall the price for food and such was pretty comparable to other caterers and venues around town and I had many people tell me that it was both the most delicious wedding food they have had as well as the classiest wedding they have attended. Read less
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Private User
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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Janet
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at Monona Terrace and it was absolutely perfect. Wendy was our catering manager and was incredibly kind and attentive. We were planning our wedding from out of state and yet I never felt that it was difficult since she was so responsive to all of my emails. She was also incredibly flexible with regards to any changes we asked for, and worked hard to save us money where she could. In fact, everyone we worked with at Monona Terrace seemed to genuinely care about making our wedding day perfect. The food was great, the staff at the reception was attentive, and the views of Lake Monona are unparalleled.
We had our reception at Monona Terrace and it was absolutely perfect. Wendy was our catering manager and was incredibly Read more...
We had our reception at Monona Terrace and it was absolutely perfect. Wendy was our catering manager and was incredibly kind and attentive. We were planning our wedding from out of state and yet I never felt that it was difficult since she was so responsive to all of my emails. She was also incredibly flexible with regards to any changes we asked for, and worked hard to save us money where she could. In fact, everyone we worked with at Monona Terrace seemed to genuinely care about making our wedding day perfect. The food was great, the staff at the reception was attentive, and the views of Lake Monona are unparalleled. 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:
1+ year ago
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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