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The Madison Club

Madison , WI

LOCATION

5 East Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703 US (map)

PHONE

608-255-4861
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ABOUT US

Situated in the heart of downtown Madison on the shore of Lake Monona, the Madison Club offers an elegant and timeless location for your wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner.... Read more
Situated in the heart of downtown Madison on the shore of Lake Monona, the Madison Club offers an elegant and timeless location for your wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner. We offer indoor and outdoor event space, unparalleled service and wedding menus that highlight fresh, local ingredients. Our banquet space can seat up to 250 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 300 people for an hors d'oeuvres reception.

We promise to provide you and your guests a memorable experience with exceptional cuisine, historic architecture, a fabulous downtown location, and a professional service staff ready to assist you throughout the entire event process. When it comes to your special day, we pull out all the stops! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
12
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Country / Golf Club, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
264
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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nyebride
Wedding:
12/31/2016
4.0/5.0
Madison Club was a beautiful venue for our New Year's Eve wedding but there were a few things that could have bumped it up to five stars. First of all, working with Emily was outstanding, but Emily is no longer there. We were told several things by someone else who is no longer working with Madison Club and then later recanted (i.e., we were told that Christmas decorations could be taken down considering we were renting the whole space -- two weeks before our event when we happened to stop in to see the space, we were told that they could not take the Christmas decorations down). Mary hung up on me when we were discussing the matter. Luckily our wedding planner was amazing and agreed to take many of the decorations down for us -- however, the Madison Club made her put the decorations back up for "corporate events in January and February." The food was just okay -- I tried the chicken crostini appetizer and it was not good and then I had the chicken for dinner -- even though we had menus printed and the chicken advertised was with a smoked tomato sauce, my chicken appeared without any sauce and was very dry. I heard things from other guests that the chicken was not good but I heard from several guests that the beef was outstanding. Service was great, actually amazing -- our dinner for 210+ people went off without a hitch and we were actually ahead of schedule by the end of dinner, which really impressed me. I saw nothing but exceptional service from the staff at Madison Club, from the wait staff to bar staff to everyone in between. The charges afterwards were also a point of contention: in our contract, we had an indication that the bar staff would notify us once we reached $1750 in drinks after our drink package ended for us to make the call whether or not to continue hosting the bar. No one ever notified us, so we assumed we hadn't reached that amount. However, we received a bill for the bar for almost $4000 afterwards.
Madison Club was a beautiful venue for our New Year's Eve wedding but there were a few things that could have bumped it up Read more...
Madison Club was a beautiful venue for our New Year's Eve wedding but there were a few things that could have bumped it up to five stars. First of all, working with Emily was outstanding, but Emily is no longer there. We were told several things by someone else who is no longer working with Madison Club and then later recanted (i.e., we were told that Christmas decorations could be taken down considering we were renting the whole space -- two weeks before our event when we happened to stop in to see the space, we were told that they could not take the Christmas decorations down). Mary hung up on me when we were discussing the matter. Luckily our wedding planner was amazing and agreed to take many of the decorations down for us -- however, the Madison Club made her put the decorations back up for "corporate events in January and February." The food was just okay -- I tried the chicken crostini appetizer and it was not good and then I had the chicken for dinner -- even though we had menus printed and the chicken advertised was with a smoked tomato sauce, my chicken appeared without any sauce and was very dry. I heard things from other guests that the chicken was not good but I heard from several guests that the beef was outstanding. Service was great, actually amazing -- our dinner for 210+ people went off without a hitch and we were actually ahead of schedule by the end of dinner, which really impressed me. I saw nothing but exceptional service from the staff at Madison Club, from the wait staff to bar staff to everyone in between. The charges afterwards were also a point of contention: in our contract, we had an indication that the bar staff would notify us once we reached $1750 in drinks after our drink package ended for us to make the call whether or not to continue hosting the bar. No one ever notified us, so we assumed we hadn't reached that amount. However, we received a bill for the bar for almost $4000 afterwards. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about the Madison Club and it's super professional staff. We worked with Emily to plan our wedding and she is sensational. They pay attention to every detail and no question is too silly to ask. I have had the best experience with this venue and would recommend it to any Madison area bride.
I can't say enough good things about the Madison Club and it's super professional staff. We worked with Emily to plan our Read more...
I can't say enough good things about the Madison Club and it's super professional staff. We worked with Emily to plan our wedding and she is sensational. They pay attention to every detail and no question is too silly to ask. I have had the best experience with this venue and would recommend it to any Madison area bride. Read less
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Ally
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved this venue for our reception! We worked with Chastity, who took great care of us before, during and after the big day. She always responded quickly to emails and was great with helping us plan the flow for the evening. We can't say enough good things to describe the pleasant experience we had working with her. Unlike other venues who were only interested in details of your wedding, she actually made us feel like we were friends. She was also great about working with our budget. It made all the difference in the word while planning. Additionally the venue is beautiful and photographs extremely well! The food is delicious and doesn't taste like banquet food at all. In fact all our guests kept telling us how much they loved all the food.
We absolutely loved this venue for our reception! We worked with Chastity, who took great care of us before, during and Read more...
We absolutely loved this venue for our reception! We worked with Chastity, who took great care of us before, during and after the big day. She always responded quickly to emails and was great with helping us plan the flow for the evening. We can't say enough good things to describe the pleasant experience we had working with her. Unlike other venues who were only interested in details of your wedding, she actually made us feel like we were friends. She was also great about working with our budget. It made all the difference in the word while planning. Additionally the venue is beautiful and photographs extremely well! The food is delicious and doesn't taste like banquet food at all. In fact all our guests kept telling us how much they loved all the food. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was extremely happy we chose Madison Club for my only daughter's wedding. Guests complimented us on the beautiful venue and delicious entrees. The dinner service was orchestrated seamlessly, just as expected. I was so thankful for the included setting up of the candles, paper lace banners, family photos and scattered chocolates as well as wrapping up these items at the end. We were able to focus on our guests and celebrating that day. We danced up until closing. The wood dance floor made it easy on the feet and acoustics fine for music. In the end we paid as much as we would have at the Public Library using their sole cater or the Monona Terrace. .For these other venues we would have had to hire out for services included at the MC. We did our calculations, visited MC with family and chose well.
Chandeliers and fireplace, secluded garden patio, a spectacular view and classic club bar, professional waitstaff, gourmet food, what more could we ask for?
Sincerely B & L
I was extremely happy we chose Madison Club for my only daughter's wedding. Guests complimented us on the beautiful venue Read more...
I was extremely happy we chose Madison Club for my only daughter's wedding. Guests complimented us on the beautiful venue and delicious entrees. The dinner service was orchestrated seamlessly, just as expected. I was so thankful for the included setting up of the candles, paper lace banners, family photos and scattered chocolates as well as wrapping up these items at the end. We were able to focus on our guests and celebrating that day. We danced up until closing. The wood dance floor made it easy on the feet and acoustics fine for music. In the end we paid as much as we would have at the Public Library using their sole cater or the Monona Terrace. .For these other venues we would have had to hire out for services included at the MC. We did our calculations, visited MC with family and chose well.
Chandeliers and fireplace, secluded garden patio, a spectacular view and classic club bar, professional waitstaff, gourmet food, what more could we ask for?
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Loren
Wedding:
5/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Best wedding venue in Madison! The best staff that takes care of you from the minute you start planning till the minute you picked up all of uour belongigs after the event. Chastity was a joy to work with and made sure all our little special details were taken care of. David took the time to come up with 3 spectaular custom drinks that mirrored our wedding`s theme. The chefs created fantatic appetizers for cocktail hour and made 2 different steller dinner meals. Timing of everthing was perfect and were very accommodating to anything that popped up. But our captain of the night a dear friend of mine, Sarah was beyond amazing, she never let me lift a finger and as the bride that was a great feeling. They really took extra special care of us made our day perfect. Thank you to all who helped make that possible. Lastly, a hige shout out gpes out to Mary and Marius, both which without their lpve and support would not habe learned all I did and would never have been able to have the most beautiful and perfect wedding day a bride and groom could ask for. Lpve you all and thank you again for giving us a lasting memory!
Best wedding venue in Madison! The best staff that takes care of you from the minute you start planning till the minute Read more...
Best wedding venue in Madison! The best staff that takes care of you from the minute you start planning till the minute you picked up all of uour belongigs after the event. Chastity was a joy to work with and made sure all our little special details were taken care of. David took the time to come up with 3 spectaular custom drinks that mirrored our wedding`s theme. The chefs created fantatic appetizers for cocktail hour and made 2 different steller dinner meals. Timing of everthing was perfect and were very accommodating to anything that popped up. But our captain of the night a dear friend of mine, Sarah was beyond amazing, she never let me lift a finger and as the bride that was a great feeling. They really took extra special care of us made our day perfect. Thank you to all who helped make that possible. Lastly, a hige shout out gpes out to Mary and Marius, both which without their lpve and support would not habe learned all I did and would never have been able to have the most beautiful and perfect wedding day a bride and groom could ask for. Lpve you all and thank you again for giving us a lasting memory! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough nice things about the Madison Club! The building is beautiful, food delicious and staff are amazing! Chastity made the whole planning process as stress free as possible and our wedding was flawless. If you are considering having your wedding here - do it - you won't regret it!
I can not say enough nice things about the Madison Club! The building is beautiful, food delicious and staff are amazing! Read more...
I can not say enough nice things about the Madison Club! The building is beautiful, food delicious and staff are amazing! Chastity made the whole planning process as stress free as possible and our wedding was flawless. If you are considering having your wedding here - do it - you won't regret it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Our guests were amazed by the beauty of the building, the food was excellent, and the service was top notch. Although a bit pricy, we knew we were in good hands from day 1, and everything turned out just perfect. The only 2 small issues we had the day of the wedding (turn down the a/c and move a guest dinner table) were taken care of within minutes. Emily is a wonderful person to work with and always put our interests first. The only small negative was that we had too many people to fit in the same room for dinner, so any guests over 144 are sitting in-between rooms or in a 2nd room (with a limited view). That said, our guests didn't mind as they were closest to the bar :). Definitely recommend!
Our guests were amazed by the beauty of the building, the food was excellent, and the service was top notch. Although a Read more...
Our guests were amazed by the beauty of the building, the food was excellent, and the service was top notch. Although a bit pricy, we knew we were in good hands from day 1, and everything turned out just perfect. The only 2 small issues we had the day of the wedding (turn down the a/c and move a guest dinner table) were taken care of within minutes. Emily is a wonderful person to work with and always put our interests first. The only small negative was that we had too many people to fit in the same room for dinner, so any guests over 144 are sitting in-between rooms or in a 2nd room (with a limited view). That said, our guests didn't mind as they were closest to the bar :). Definitely recommend! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/6/2014
4.4/5.0
We had such a wonderful time at our wedding at The Madison Club. The team did a fantastic job and made everything so effortless for us. Everyone raved about the beauty of the space and the food.

It was great that The Madison Club provided food, cake and setup stuff. It greatly reduced the number of vendors we had to deal with. They also essentially acted as a planner for everything that happened from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception.

Overall, they made our wedding a delight.
We had such a wonderful time at our wedding at The Madison Club. The team did a fantastic job and made everything so Read more...
We had such a wonderful time at our wedding at The Madison Club. The team did a fantastic job and made everything so effortless for us. Everyone raved about the beauty of the space and the food.

It was great that The Madison Club provided food, cake and setup stuff. It greatly reduced the number of vendors we had to deal with. They also essentially acted as a planner for everything that happened from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception.

Overall, they made our wedding a delight. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
The Madison Club was the perfect venue for our wedding. Emily was incredibly responsive to my hundreds of emails and small changes along the way. The day of, they made sure that we were taken care of and had food and drinks brought down to us while we waited to enter. The entire waitstaff was polite and efficient. The rooms looked amazing and the food was delicious. I would strongly recommend that any bride chose the Madison Club for her wedding. We couldn't have been happier with the way our day turned out.
The Madison Club was the perfect venue for our wedding. Emily was incredibly responsive to my hundreds of emails and small Read more...
The Madison Club was the perfect venue for our wedding. Emily was incredibly responsive to my hundreds of emails and small changes along the way. The day of, they made sure that we were taken care of and had food and drinks brought down to us while we waited to enter. The entire waitstaff was polite and efficient. The rooms looked amazing and the food was delicious. I would strongly recommend that any bride chose the Madison Club for her wedding. We couldn't have been happier with the way our day turned out. Read less
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Amirah
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.6/5.0
The Madison Club was a great rehearsal venue. We chose the blue room overlooking the Monona Terrace, Lake Monona, and the capital. I couldn't ask for a better location. The staff were rigid about including placecards (I didn't want the families to feel like it was extremely formal), so I had to go with a buffet dinner. However, they were able to get me the food I wanted for a great price. Our appetizers and most of the food was great. The lamb was a little dry, and they didn't bring out steak knives until I asked for them. Overall, I was quite happy with my rehearsal dinner at The Madison Club.
The Madison Club was a great rehearsal venue. We chose the blue room overlooking the Monona Terrace, Lake Monona, and the Read more...
The Madison Club was a great rehearsal venue. We chose the blue room overlooking the Monona Terrace, Lake Monona, and the capital. I couldn't ask for a better location. The staff were rigid about including placecards (I didn't want the families to feel like it was extremely formal), so I had to go with a buffet dinner. However, they were able to get me the food I wanted for a great price. Our appetizers and most of the food was great. The lamb was a little dry, and they didn't bring out steak knives until I asked for them. Overall, I was quite happy with my rehearsal dinner at The Madison Club. Read less
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DEALS

Rehearsal Dinner Special Offer!
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Redeem In-Store   $235 Value
Host your Rehearsal Dinner with the Madison Club now through July 2017 and receive one of the following during your meal: *Complimentary Room Rental (Outdoor Options Available) *Complimentary Champagne Pass upon Arrival *Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres Platter (choose from crudites, fresh fruit or antipasto)

Offer Expires: 07/31/2017
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