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Top Wedding Reception venues in Madison, WI

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A Spacious Banquet Area Great for Weddings
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Madison, WI
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Semi-Private Dining Space in Madison
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Madison, WI
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Beautiful Lounge in Madison
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Madison, WI
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Modern Bar for Events in Madison
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Madison, WI

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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 giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Wedding Reception venues are available in Madison?
Right now, there are 15 Wedding Reception venues 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 giggster.com 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 $262 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 Wedding Reception venues 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 $175 to $450.
Which Wedding Reception venues are most popular in Madison, WI in 2022?
The top 3 Wedding Reception venues in Madison, WI right now are A Spacious Banquet Area Great for Weddings, Semi-Private Dining Space in Madison and Beautiful Lounge in Madison.
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.

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About Madison

Located in Wisconsin’s Four Lakes region, Madison is one of the most uniquely situated cities in the country, with its picturesque downtown perched on a narrow strip of land between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa sit just to the south of the city, connected by a series of scenic waterways.

Madison is an outdoor-lover’s paradise, with hiking, biking, fishing and other abundant recreational activities. History enthusiasts can stroll through neighborhoods featuring homes by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright and visit some of the area’s National Historic Landmarks.

Madison is also an emerging foodie destination, with authentic ethnic cuisines and gourmet dining alongside hearty Midwestern favorites and Wisconsin specialties like cheese curds and booyah stew. The city also has a trendy nightlife scene thanks to the University of Wisconsin, and there are a growing number of microbreweries.

Madison is beautiful year-round with four seasons, making choosing seasonal décor for your wedding reception venue simple. There are vendors throughout the city specializing in making your wedding reception an unforgettable experience, from luxurious decorations, centerpieces and props to stunning cakes, entertainment and more.

Wedding Reception Options in Madison

With its many picturesque lakes, waterways and historic buildings, Madison provides a plethora of wedding reception venues to choose from. Service providers specializing in wedding needs and activities are ready to help you bring your vision to life wherever you choose to say I Do.

  • Catering
    With fertile soil and a lengthy growing season, Madison is a leader in the fresh farm-to-table dining movement, with many restaurants committed to sourcing their ingredients locally. The city’s caterers are available to serve up local and regional favorites, including innovative gourmet creations, fresh sandwiches and salads, or Wisconsin beer brats and cheese curds. Some companies offer a range of tasty vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free fare, including desserts.

  • Mobile Beverage Service
    Many options are available for Madison wedding reception venues, with outdoor spaces being in high demand during the pleasant spring and autumn months. If you’re looking to host happy hour for your guests or kick back later with an open bar, Madison beverage services are available to bring a mobile bar cart, complete with talented bartending staff, to add top-notch service to your reception.

  • Reception Entertainment
    The vows have been said and the cake has been served – now what? Join your guests in kicking up your heels for the rest of the evening with one of the city’s professional live bands or DJs. Madison entertainment companies are available to supply top of the line audiovisual equipment, lighting displays and dance floor set-ups, along with talented DJs, emcees and live bands and vocalists. Have younger guests to entertain? You can also book the services of magicians, costumed character actors and more.

Wedding Reception Companies in Madison

Whether you’re an experienced DIY’er or have no idea where to begin the planning process, professional and experienced planners can take care of the smallest details while creating a Madison wedding reception venue that is unique to you and your partner.

  • Bliss Coordinating
    You and your partner have worked hard to plan the wedding you’ve always dreamed of, from hours of venue searching to multiple cake tastings and what feels like hours of invitation and reception favor assembling. The team at Bliss Coordinating will gather all the plans and design decisions you’ve made and organize them, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your wedding day knowing all the details are being taken care of by a professional coordinator. There are no pre-set packages at Bliss Coordinating; the founder and principal coordinator sits down with each couple to develop a plan that best suits your needs and budget.

  • Elevate Events
    Established by two sisters who have been working together as a team since they were children, Elevate Events is focused on telling a couple’s story through purposeful ceremony and reception design. Planners at Elevate will work with you to determine your needs, design a concept that fits your story and come up with a process that ensures a smooth, stress-free event. Services include full-service planning and design, creation of a design concept, day-of coordination and other a la carte services you make need down the line.

  • Piece of Cake Consulting
    Piece of Cake Consulting has been offering full-service wedding and event planning to the Madison area for more than a decade and has been named a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award winner five years in a row. Owner Betsy Pearson has extensive knowledge of the area and an impressive network of preferred vendors, ensuring you’ll receive quality service for your ceremony and reception. Piece of Cake offers a variety of packages to choose from, from full-service to design consultation, contract reviews and day-of coordination services.

Pros and Cons of Wedding Receptions in Madison

Madison is a beautiful city with many attractive wedding reception venue locations, but there are certain factors you should consider before making a final decision.

Advantages

  • Surrounded by natural beauty
    The city and especially the downtown area is surrounded by lakes, waterways and manicured natural areas. These special spots are great as photo locations also.

  • Festivals and events
    From music and art to beer and fireworks, Madison has an annual festival for just about any occasion.

  • Great for food lovers
    Choices of caterers are in abundance. James Beard Award-nominated chefs are committed to sourcing local ingredients and produce and more craft breweries are emerging each year.

Disadvantages

  • Lacking in diversity
    If authentic ethnic restaurants or retail shops are something you enjoy, you may not find many outside of a few around the University of Wisconsin.

  • Seasonal temperatures can vary
    Plan your wedding venue around the season. Madison experiences hot, humid summers and very cold winters with about 43 inches of snow per year, making outdoor events potentially uncomfortable.

  • Parking enforcement is specific
    Parking in winter is disrupted during the long, snowy winters and parking meters and zones are strictly enforced, making parking options a must for your chosen venue.

Famous Locations in Madison

  • Taliesin
    One of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous buildings, Taliesin was built in 1911 and served as Wright’s home, studio, garden sanctuary and inspiration. Part of the home was destroyed by arson in a 1914 tragedy and was rebuilt twice more under Wright’s direction. Visitors can tour the original structure and grounds, built of local Wisconsin limestone and river sand, and learn about Wright’s embrace of what he called “organic architecture,” which served as the basis for his designs.

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens
    Situated on Madison’s waterfront, Olbrich gardens are home to thousands of plants representing plant families from all around the world. The Bolz Conservatory, a stunning glass pyramid opened in 1991, houses 475 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants, including orchids, bromeliads and carnivorous plants, preserving many of which are now endangered in the wild. The garden is also known for its beautiful collection of roses and is home to a sala – a traditional, ornate Thai shade structure – one of only four located outside of Asia.

  • Pendarvis State Historic Site
    Located in Mineral Spring, the Pendarvis State Historic Site was home to one of America’s largest enclaves of Cornish immigrants, who came to the area in the 1840s for the lead mining opportunities similar to those in their native Cornwall, England. A pair of business partners began buying and working to preserve the unique cluster of buildings in the early 20th century. The preserved and in some cases recreated buildings serve as a living history experience for early immigrants to Wisconsin and once house both a restaurant and a pub.