The following rules and procedures apply to any and all decorations brought into Monona Terrace for events. Please consult with your Event Coordinator if you have questions about a decoration not mentioned below that you would like to bring into the building. Please note that it is your responsibility to remove any and all decorations from your function space at the end of your event.
You are welcome to work with the florist of your choice. Please note that flower petals may not be placed on the carpet, on the roof, or dance floors. The labor costs for removing any flower stains from the carpet or dance floor will be charged to your event.
You may bring in your own table centerpieces.
No open flames are allowed. If you are using candles in your room decor, each candle must be placed inside a non-flammable container, and the flame of the lighted candle must be below the rim of the container. Candles, and flower petals are not allowed on the Rooftop spaces.
All decoration materials must be made from a non-flammable material or treated and maintained in a flame-retardant condition by means of a flame retarding process.
The following items are not allowed at any time: Glitter, confetti, Silly String, adhesive stickers or decals, gum or rice.
Helium balloons are allowed in the building if they are securely anchored to a stationary object, and will not be given away or sold. Helium balloons may not be given out to guests on an individual basis. The charges incurred for the removal of any balloons that float to the ceiling will be the responsibility of the person who signed the contract.
No decorations can be affixed to the walls, windows, floor or ceiling or any surface of the facility. If there is a decoration that you would like to hang in your function space, please work with your Event Coordinator on an acceptable means of display.
No lighting or decorations may be placed on the trees or plants at Monona Terrace.
You must request approval from your Event Coordinator to hang banners or signs in the facility. For approved hanging methods, specific locations and weight limits, contact your Event Coordinator. Following are general banner and signage guidelines:
- Monitors are located on each level of the convention center displaying all events taking place on that day. If you wish to provide additional signage for your event, consult with your Event Coordinator. Signs can also be purchased from Monona Terrace.
- Banners with grommets can be hung from pre-approved locations. Please consult with your Event Coordinator to confirm recommended sizes for banners and approved locations for their display.
- Signage may be displayed on portable sign holders, bulletin boards, easels or other fixed method with approval from your Event Coordinator. You are responsible for the provision, installation and removal of such materials.
- Signs are not allowed to be taped, tacked, stapled, nailed or otherwise affixed to any surface in Monona Terrace.