Imagine a place where nature and architecture live in perfect harmony. A place where sweeping views frame the ideal venue for sweeping you off your feet. It's no wonder so many couples choose Monona Terrace as the place to celebrate the beginning of their lives together. Whether it's a wedding, anniversary or other special occasion, Monona Terrace marries the ideal location with service and style to help you create an event to cherish and remember - forever.
Imagine celebrating your special day at Monona Terrace.
Monona Terrace makes a remarkable impression for any event. But the location is just one piece of the event-planning puzzle. At Monona Terrace, you’ll have a dedicated Event Coordinator ready to help you create a day that’s more than memorable. We’re here to attend to every detail so that it is as enjoyable for you as it is for your guests.
Monona Catering, the exclusive caterer for Monona Terrace, provides a blend of elegance and home-cooked goodness. We will work closely with you to address any special needs your event may have such as custom and ethnic menus, special dietary needs or special theme.
The Gift Shop offers a wide selection of Frank Lloyd Wright and Monona Terrace specialty items suitable for party favors or attendant/guest gifts. We offer a volume discount on most merchandise. The order is required 21 days before your event to ensure delivery. Please call your Event Coordinator for more details.
Floral arrangements may be ordered from the vendor of your choice. Please instruct your florist or decorator on event move-in/move-out times and clean-up and delivery requirements. Be sure to give your Event Coordinator the name of the florist or decorator working on your event.
You may order your tiered wedding cake from an outside baker. The bakery must be a pre-approved, professionally licensed bakery in the State of Wisconsin with all required paperwork on file with Monona Terrace. Please review our full Wedding Cakes Policy. Monona Catering will assist in coordinating the delivery and set-up of the cake, but will assume no liability for the quality or condition of another bakery’s product. For all events other than weddings, cakes must be ordered through Monona Catering.
Outside vendor deliveries, rental equipment, etc. may arrive at Monona Terrace no more than one day before your event. Please note that our storage area is not air-conditioned so we cannot accept delivery of perishable items (e.g. chocolates, flowers, etc.) Any other arrangements should be made in advance with your Event Coordinator. Storage fees may apply for items delivered early or items left behind after an event.
The John Nolen marquee, an outdoor programmable LED road sign - visible to passing motorists, is located west of the facility on John Nolen Drive. The sign will display all events in the facility that day, on a rotational basis. The interior of Monona Terrace is equipped with numerous event-posting monitors throughout the facility.
A coat check service can be arranged through your Event Coordinator at a cost to your guests or master billed to your event. Coat racks in your room may also be an option.
Guest Service Greeters are positioned at the Level 4 Main Entrance. They are scheduled during all event hours, and provide directional and general information to all guests at Monona Terrace. Additional greeters can be scheduled for your event upon your request. Your Event Coordinator will provide current costs for this service.
There is a 600-stall parking ramp adjacent to Monona Terrace available for your use. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted without making advance arrangements with your Event Coordinator. Charges do apply for parking.
Monona Terrace has sufficient equipment (i.e. tables, chairs, etc.) to support the usual needs for events and room capacities. Should equipment requirements exceed or differ from our inventory, rental from an outside vendor will be required. Your Event Coordinator can provide a list of local outside vendors for additional equipment needs. The following equipment is included in the base room rental:
• Tables and chairs for one room setup per rented room
• One corded microphone or standing lectern with attached microphone
• One easel
• 16" or 24" high riser platform with skirting
• Head table with skirting
• Placecard & Gift Tables
• Cake Table
Standard banquet setups at Monona Terrace are based on 66” rounds with 8 chairs per table. Capacity layouts are available from your Event Coordinator. Other table types available include:
• 66" Round
• 48" Round
• 72" round
• 2' x 4' Rectangular
• 8' x 30" Rectangular
• 42" High Cocktail Table
We currently have 400 white folding chairs for the William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens. Request for additional chairs will incur additional charges.
For catered functions, Monona Catering provides white or wheat tablecloths at no charge. Other linen options are available at an additional cost through Monona Catering.
Riser platforms are available in 4' x 8' sections with elevations of 16" or 24". Head table, riser size and placement will be determined by your Event Coordinator.
Portable dance floors are available for most room setups. Consult with your Event Coordinator about pricing.
We have both baby grand pianos and electric pianos available for rental. Please consult with your Event Coordinator on availability and prices.
Monona Terrace is the exclusive provider of audiovisual services. No audiovisual equipment may be brought in by an individual or outside company. Monona Terrace offers state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and technical support for your event. Our experienced staff will assure a trouble-free event that is professionally presented. Please note that this exclusive policy does not apply to musical equipment (musical sound systems, instruments, etc.) or laptop computers.