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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Madison?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Madison on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Madison?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Madison at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Social locations are available in Madison?
Right now, there are 12 Social locations available in Madison.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Madison bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Madison guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Madison locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Madison?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Madison. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Madison booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Madison?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Madison is $211 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Madison?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Social locations in Madison, WI?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $450.
Which Social locations are most popular in Madison, WI in 2023?
How do I book a Madison location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Madison reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

Find Social locations in Madison, WI

About Madison

Madison is just about 60 miles from Milwaukee and with an estimated population of about 263,000, it's the second-largest city in the state. You'll regularly hear it referred to as "The City of Four Lakes," with Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa, Lake Mendota, and Lake Wingra found within the locale.

The city is named after James Madison, the nation's fourth president, but it's James Duane Doty, a land speculator, who developed the area. Taken by the natural beauty, Doty purchased 1,200 acres of land from the federal government for a reported $1.25 per acre. It's the ideal place to go fishing, sailing, or swimming, with thirteen area beaches, eleven launch sites, and scores of other recreational spaces found around the city.

From the Farmer's Market that hosts more than 200 vendors to other thrills accessible all over; the city is an ideal place to host myriads of functions. Think about renting a social location in Madison for your scheduled occasion.

Social Location Options in Madison

The venue sets the scene but cuisine and entertainment are equally important aspects when planning any type of event. From the process of finding an ideal social location in Madison to figuring out how to deck out the space; the local professionals are ready to assist.

  • Location
    The location often influences attendance and that means that you should choose an accessible venue. Selections of social locations in Madison are endless and you'll have your pick of venues that come as bare canvases, with some furnishings to get you started, or all-inclusive.

  • Parking
    Besides being accessible, you don't want to choose a venue that is arduous to reach or doesn't offer any parking. Your attendees will appreciate having a dedicated parking lot even if it costs an additional fee. Overall, it's convenient, safer, and will be more cost-effective than parking on the street.

  • Decorations
    Setting the tone for any event involves selecting a combination of decorations, lighting, and music that align with the theme of the occasion. Everything you could need is accessible from the party supply stores in Madison.

  • Acoustics and Sound
    The sound at an event should be just right. Attendees will disengage if the sound is either too low or overpowering. It's best to work with a sound technician in the process of looking for a social location in Madison or sourcing for equipment to amplify the acoustics.

  • Catering
    Depending on the arrangement, the venue might provide food and beverage service or you might have to collaborate with a catering company in Madison. In either case, you should take the time and come up with a befitting menu that also allows the attendees to sample a taste of the local favorites.

Social Location Companies in Madison

A social gathering aims at having people interact with each other and that's how you should structure your event. The local businesses can provide event rentals, food, and other items needed for the occasion.

  • Spotlight Events
    Spotlight Events is a premier planner who can put together weddings and corporate functions. Their services extend to providing enhancements like videography services, photo booths, and decor. Awards and accolades include WeddingWire Couples Choice Award and The Knot Best of Weddings.

  • Upstairs Downstairs Catering
    Involved in the business for more than four decades, Upstairs Downstairs Catering is the company you want to handle your meals. They cater to banquets, weddings, work luncheons, picnics, private parties, and other special occasions.

  • Madison Party Rental
    Initially known as A to Z Rental Center, Madison Party Rental is your go-to solution for event supplies. Their inventory list includes tents, tables and chairs, tableware, staging and dance floors, concession equipment, and more.

Pros and Cons of Social Locations in Madison

The breathtaking outdoor scenery, amazing food, and family-friendliness make Madison an all-around great place to host a social gathering. However, before you place your John Hancock on a Madison function space contract, find out what you are signing up for.


  • The food
    Wisconsin is dubbed "America's Dairyland" because it’s the nation's leading cheese producer. Your event will be a hit with cheese dishes on offer along with beverages sourced from one of the city’s 80 wineries or 200 craft breweries.

  • The nature
    Madison ranks high as a bike-friendly city and the city offers access to several summer/winter outdoor-based activities. It's a great place to host an adventure-themed social occasion.

  • It's a family-friendly city
    You'll have success hosting a family-friendly social gathering in Madison. Plenty of activities and events in the city are structured with family in mind. The Henry Vilas Zoo offers free admission and it's amongst the rather short list of North America's 10 free zoos.

  • The arts
    Madison fully embraces the arts as experienced through the music and theater scenes. These are also great avenues to bring people together in a social setting. Kid's art-based activities are quite popular in the city.

  • It's a college town
    Being a college town, Madison has top education and sports programs. The student population livens up most of the fun establishments, and they are a great group to target for your unique and thrilling social event.


  • The cold winters
    You are better off scheduling a social event in summer because Madison winters can get brutal. Temperatures never rise above the freezing level and the city experiences snow levels that are double the national average.

  • Student population
    The fact that Madison is a college town can also be a disadvantage. Alcohol consumption is terrible in this city and protests are frequent around Madison.

  • Summer bugs
    With great summer weather comes a bug population including lots of mosquitoes and fungus gnats. The Brown marmorated stink bug is a newcomer to Madison in recent years.

  • The city is politically charged
    There are always political rallies happening around town and protests accompany them at times. They can prove highly disruptive if your social event is happening near the commotion.

  • It's expensive
    State and local taxes are quite steep. Factor higher costs into your budget when planning a social event in Madison.

Famous Locations in Madison

  • Wisconsin State Capitol
    Standing majestically in Madison's downtown area, the Wisconsin State Capitol dates back to 1917. The building features two large wings on either side as well as a dome that rises 284 feet high. Daily tours are provided around the facility.

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens
    The Olbrich Botanical Gardens provide a feast for the senses, starting with the location on Madison's waterfront area. The Bolz Conservatory and glass enclosures displaying collections of roses are some of the highlights.

  • Chazen Museum of Art
    Located within the University of Wisconsin, the Chazen Museum of Art features diverse permanent exhibits including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints. The museum regularly hosts traveling exhibits and guided tours.