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Monona Terrace

Madison , WI
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

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.

Let us help you start the journey to your dream day!

Breanne Chase
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Government Building, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
2000
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

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Justin
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Terrace. They definitely know their wedding business! Micayla was our representative, and she walked us through everything very thoroughly and clearly. She didn't make us feel stupid when we had to ask questions multiple times (there's so much that goes into a wedding!). What impressed us was the way she was able to get creative to get things to fit into our budget. From switching around meals to mixing up the layout, we were able to hit our budget while still keeping high quality. The food was delicious - not what I was expecting for large batch, catered food. The venue is obviously gorgeous. The team at the Terrace also added lots of nice touches and covered things we didn't even think about (eg, saving the wedding party a plate of appetizers, small gifts as thank-you's, and clearly communicating hand-offs between workers). We highly recommend working with Micayla and the Terrace!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Terrace. They definitely know their wedding business! Micayla was our Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Terrace. They definitely know their wedding business! Micayla was our representative, and she walked us through everything very thoroughly and clearly. She didn't make us feel stupid when we had to ask questions multiple times (there's so much that goes into a wedding!). What impressed us was the way she was able to get creative to get things to fit into our budget. From switching around meals to mixing up the layout, we were able to hit our budget while still keeping high quality. The food was delicious - not what I was expecting for large batch, catered food. The venue is obviously gorgeous. The team at the Terrace also added lots of nice touches and covered things we didn't even think about (eg, saving the wedding party a plate of appetizers, small gifts as thank-you's, and clearly communicating hand-offs between workers). We highly recommend working with Micayla and the Terrace! Read less
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Raisa
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more happy with having our cocktail hour and reception at the Monona Terrace. It seriously could not have been more of a perfect venue. All of our guests were amazed and kept mentioning that they really wanted to come visit Madison again, and we think this had a lot to do with the Monona Terrace. The cocktail hour on the roof was amazing. The reception in the Community Terrace was amazing. We were pleasantly surprised with how pampered we felt by every single staff member we encountered. Working with Breanne and Marcia was an absolute pleasure; they were definitely our most professional and responsive vendors, and we really appreciated that. We feel so lucky that we were able to hold our reception at a venue so special and so iconic of Madison.
We could not have been more happy with having our cocktail hour and reception at the Monona Terrace. It seriously could Read more...
We could not have been more happy with having our cocktail hour and reception at the Monona Terrace. It seriously could not have been more of a perfect venue. All of our guests were amazed and kept mentioning that they really wanted to come visit Madison again, and we think this had a lot to do with the Monona Terrace. The cocktail hour on the roof was amazing. The reception in the Community Terrace was amazing. We were pleasantly surprised with how pampered we felt by every single staff member we encountered. Working with Breanne and Marcia was an absolute pleasure; they were definitely our most professional and responsive vendors, and we really appreciated that. We feel so lucky that we were able to hold our reception at a venue so special and so iconic of Madison. Read less
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Sheena
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
So great, we do not have anything but good to say. Their staff was on point 100% of the time and in always communication with us both. I recommend them to anyone, you will be surprised the value you can get this beautiful venue at with the basic package and building your wedding from there. Be sure to book a year in advance if possible to secure your date and the best room choice.
So great, we do not have anything but good to say. Their staff was on point 100% of the time and in always communication Read more...
So great, we do not have anything but good to say. Their staff was on point 100% of the time and in always communication with us both. I recommend them to anyone, you will be surprised the value you can get this beautiful venue at with the basic package and building your wedding from there. Be sure to book a year in advance if possible to secure your date and the best room choice. Read less
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Shalyn
Wedding:
10/23/2015
5.0/5.0
The Madison Monona Terrace is one of the most scenic, historic and beautiful places to get married in the Madison, WI area. We had our ceremony and reception there and loved every minute of it! Micayla Jones was our catering manager and did a fantastic job listening to our requests and helping us through the planning process to the wedding day! She was so personable, accommodating and a pleasure to work with. All of the food at our reception from the hors d oeuvres, dinner to chocolate covered strawberries and pizza was amazing and extremely fresh! We would recommend the Monona Terrace, Micayla Jones and the rest of the Terrace staff to everyone! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all for helping us have the "best day ever!"
The Madison Monona Terrace is one of the most scenic, historic and beautiful places to get married in the Madison, WI Read more...
The Madison Monona Terrace is one of the most scenic, historic and beautiful places to get married in the Madison, WI area. We had our ceremony and reception there and loved every minute of it! Micayla Jones was our catering manager and did a fantastic job listening to our requests and helping us through the planning process to the wedding day! She was so personable, accommodating and a pleasure to work with. All of the food at our reception from the hors d oeuvres, dinner to chocolate covered strawberries and pizza was amazing and extremely fresh! We would recommend the Monona Terrace, Micayla Jones and the rest of the Terrace staff to everyone! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all for helping us have the "best day ever!" Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic experience throughout the planning process with Monona Terrace. Marcia was our coordinator, and she is extremely knowledgeable and quick with responses. She helped us revise our plans a few times and was calm, professional and patient with us throughout.

The venue itself is beautiful. We were in the Grand Terrace, Hall of Ideas and the Rooftop center (with Lecture Hall as a rain back-up), and all of the areas and grounds were perfect for a wedding. We had a lot of out of town guests who loved the location right downtown on the water.

The food was delicious. I heard from many people that it was the best "wedding food" they'd had. The service was also great - there was a manager there who helped take care of my little nephew by bringing him milk in a lidded cup--such great, personal service like that was common on our big day.
We had a fantastic experience throughout the planning process with Monona Terrace. Marcia was our coordinator, and she is Read more...
We had a fantastic experience throughout the planning process with Monona Terrace. Marcia was our coordinator, and she is extremely knowledgeable and quick with responses. She helped us revise our plans a few times and was calm, professional and patient with us throughout.

The venue itself is beautiful. We were in the Grand Terrace, Hall of Ideas and the Rooftop center (with Lecture Hall as a rain back-up), and all of the areas and grounds were perfect for a wedding. We had a lot of out of town guests who loved the location right downtown on the water.

The food was delicious. I heard from many people that it was the best "wedding food" they'd had. The service was also great - there was a manager there who helped take care of my little nephew by bringing him milk in a lidded cup--such great, personal service like that was common on our big day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
So wonderful and accommodating. They were super professional and organized. I was planning my wedding from another state but they were able to work with me to set up meetings, etc. and everything was perfect!
So wonderful and accommodating. They were super professional and organized. I was planning my wedding from another state Read more...
So wonderful and accommodating. They were super professional and organized. I was planning my wedding from another state but they were able to work with me to set up meetings, etc. and everything was perfect! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/24/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not be happier with our choice to go with Monona Terrace for our ceremony and reception venue! Everything about our wedding day was simply perfect. Everyone says one big thing will go wrong on your wedding day and I can honestly say not one thing went wrong. The staff was fantastic in making sure everything got to where it needed to be and we were ready to go. The venue itself is beautiful and the food was fantastic. So happy with our choice!
My husband and I could not be happier with our choice to go with Monona Terrace for our ceremony and reception venue! Read more...
My husband and I could not be happier with our choice to go with Monona Terrace for our ceremony and reception venue! Everything about our wedding day was simply perfect. Everyone says one big thing will go wrong on your wedding day and I can honestly say not one thing went wrong. The staff was fantastic in making sure everything got to where it needed to be and we were ready to go. The venue itself is beautiful and the food was fantastic. So happy with our choice! Read less
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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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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
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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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