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Prepare to say “I do” at these Madison-area wedding venues

Check out this list of local spots to host your special event.

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Say “I do” in the 608. | Photo by Valerie Halling via The Bur Oak

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Whether you’re getting a jump start on your holiday party planning or preparing for an upcoming wedding reception or family reunion, check out this list of rentable wedding venues around Madison.

Note: Guest counts and rates are based on estimations and various options available on each venue’s website. Please contact venue owners to inquire about current availability and current pricing.

Industrial vibes

Palestrina, 1105 Laser St., Verona

  • Rate: $1,800-$4,400
  • Accommodates 200, 175 seated
  • 5,000 sqft
  • Key features: This reception venue has a contemporary industrial aesthetic, your guests will remember enjoying the fireplace in the lounge area.

Tinsmith, 828 E. Main St., Madison

  • Rate: $3500 for a 12-hour rental period, plus a bar minimum
  • Accommodates 200 seated
  • 9,000 sqft
  • Key features: This pet-friendly venue features a 5,000-sqft reception hall with 23-ft ceilings.
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The Tinsmith offers an indoor/outdoor experience.

Photo by C+N Photo

Intimate gatherings

Local Motive, 646 W. Washington Ave., Madison

  • Rate: $300+
  • Accommodates 50
  • 900 sqft
  • Key features: This unique venue is a renovated train car, perfect for an intimate event.
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Local Motive is perfect for intimate gatherings. | Photo via Local Motive

The Bur Oak, 2262 Winnebago St., Madison

  • Rate: Pricing available on request
  • Accommodates 150
  • 4,000 sqft
  • Key features: The rustic charm of this venue shines through the Edison-themed lighting, brick walls, and exposed barrel roof.

Allen Centennial Garden, 620 Babcock Dr., Madison

  • Rate: $550-$1,250+
  • Accommodates 150-300
  • 2.5 acres of outdoor space
  • Key features: You’ll forget you’re in the city at this outdoor-yet-secluded garden.
Aerial view of Allen Centennial Garden

Allen Centennial is tucked away near the southern shore of Lake Mendota. | Photo via Allen Centennial Garden

Multiple options

Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr., Madison

  • Rate: Pricing available on request
  • Accommodates up to 600
  • 350–30,000 sqft
  • Key features: With 30 rooms to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your big day.

Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison

  • Rate: $121-$154/person
  • Accommodates 50-225
  • 10,300 sqft of total event space
  • Key features: No need to outsource catering, the Madison Club’s culinary team will provide your event with the best of the best from fennel-crusted lamb rack to Wisconsin cream puffs.
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Your guests will love Madison Club’s historic charm. | Photo by Jake Anderson Photography via Madison Club

Larger venues

Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St., Madison

  • Rate: $700-$3,500
  • Accommodates 30-350, 200 for seated dinner
  • 26,000 sqft of total event space
  • Key features: From just the rooftop to the entire museum, you can choose which floors of the museum to celebrate in. Pro tip: The museum’s facility rental services are expected to start again in fall of 2023, get your name on the waiting list today.

The Edgewater, 1001 Edgewater Pl., Madison

  • Rate: $140-$220/person
  • Accommodates 300+
  • 40,000 sqft of total event space
  • Key features: Treat your wedding party to a spa day before your big day at the only property with a AAA Four Diamond rating in Dane County.

Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison

  • Rate: $69-$99/person
  • Accommodates up to 300
  • 27,000 sqft of total event space
  • Key features: All packages include a $25 gift card for every ten guest room nights booked.
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