Monona Terrace is not only designed to meet the high-tech demands of today’s convention, trade show and meeting planners, it is also designed for complete accessibility and civic enjoyment. And crowning this jewel is a 68,000-square-foot rooftop garden that celebrates the cityscape. Look out over Lake Monona, the downtown skyline, and the State Capitol dome. You have found the backdrop you need for memorable and effective meetings.
Imagine a place where nature and architecture live in perfect harmony. A place where sweeping views frame the ideal wedding 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. Monona Terrace marries the ideal location with service and style to help you create an event to cherish and remember – forever.
Creatively charged by the architecture and the natural landscape, Monona Terrace is truly the product of our community and culture. We proudly offer free community programs which serve more than 50,000 people in the Madison area and beyond each year! Gather. Celebrate. Learn.
Imagine a place where nature and architecture live in perfect harmony. It’s no wonder so many choose Monona Terrace as the place to celebrate important events. Whether it’s a anniversary, annual dinner, fund raiser, or other special occasion, Monona Terrace combines the ideal location with service and style to help you create an event to cherish and remember.
Monona Catering offers a wide variety of services. In addition to delicious, baked-to-order pastries and desserts from our in-house bakery, we offer an extensive published menu with many locally-sourced items. Our culinary team, led by Chef Matt Reichard, excels at addressing ethnic menu needs, including Kosher foods and specialty foods hailing from India, Native America, Pakistan, Bolivia, France, Italy and Germany.
In November 2015, Monona Terrace was certified as a “green building” at the Gold Level by the U.S. Green Building Council’s prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) program. Monona Terrace was previously certified at the Silver Level in 2007. This award recognizes the continued efforts of Monona Terrace to promote a whole-building approach to sustainability.
Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed a design for a “dream civic center” in 1938. His architectural vision for the City of Madison – a curvilinear gathering place that would link the shore of Lake Monona to the State Capitol – has now been realized. With interiors redesigned by Taliesin architect Tony Puttnam, Monona Terrace spans ninety feet out over shimmering waters, incorporating thoroughly modern technology and amenities with the architect´s signature organic design.