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A Healthy Obsession with Quality

By | March 8th, 2016|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Monona Terrace earns prestigious Wisconsin Forward Award Sometimes good enough is good enough. But not if you’re aiming for excellence.

Going Green Earns a Gold

By | February 4th, 2016|Sustainability|

Monona Terrace is recognized with the second highest LEED rating Before the world was talking about green buildings, Monona Terrace architect and visionary, Frank Lloyd Wright, pioneered an organic approach. By focusing on construction that honored the relationship between people and nature, and by using local material and incorporating solar energy into his plans, he [...]

Everyone’s Mad for Madison

By | January 8th, 2016|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Our recommendations of what to do when you come here to explore You know how every once in a while you discover a town that stays with you long after you return home? Our visitors frequently tell us that Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison is one such spot. If you’ve been here for a convention and are longing for a return visit, consider this your official invitation to come back and stay awhile, no matter the time of year. We’ve even made it easy to plan your itinerary by sharing our personal recommendations of “must-do’s” and favorite activities—straight from people who live and work here. So welcome to Madison. Enjoy your stay. […]

Building Excitement Before Your Event

By | July 14th, 2015|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

How to use simple tactics to fire up the crowd Attendee engagement. It’s a phrase you hear—and most likely repeat—with every event you plan. With good reason. “You need to grab attendees’ attention before they even step foot inside your venue so that they arrive already excited for the event itself. They’ll come ready to learn, network and contribute. But maybe even more importantly, long after they return home, they’ll remember how they benefited,” offers Meg Statz, CMP, event services manager for Monona Terrace. “That makes for happy customers—and ones who will likely want to return to a future event that you plan,” she says. […]

From A to V: Five Audio/Visual Must-Haves When Planning Your Event

By | June 17th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination|

In today’s wired world, technology goes hand in hand with effective gatherings. In fact, nine out of 10 events at Monona Terrace require some kind of technical support, says John Klingelhoets, an audio/visual technician with Monona Terrace. “Technology, requirements and equipment change so rapidly nowadays that it’s not just nice to have audio/visual support—it’s imperative,” he says. […]

Planning the Perfect Sales Meeting

By | May 27th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

There are two kinds of meetings: important ones and really important ones. And considering that your entire sales team may get together only once a year or more, the sales conference is often the highest-profile meeting you plan.

Keepsakes Worth Keeping: 10 DIY wedding favors your guests will love

By | April 29th, 2015|Weddings|

When choosing do-it-yourself wedding favors to give your guests, there’s no shortage of ideas. A quick search online reveals candies in decorated jars, bags of coffee beans, s’mores in cute containers—the list is endless. But what if you want to make and give something a little more sentimental or personal? Here are a dozen ideas to inspire you. […]

Set Your Tables and Set the Tone

By | April 3rd, 2015|Weddings|

Five Wedding Tabletop Trends for 2015 Wedding receptions are as unique as the couple that’s marrying. And setting the right tone begins with your table decorations. “When your guests enter the reception area, how do you want them to feel? What mood do you want to set?” asks Wendy Brown-Haddock, CPCE, director of sales and catering for Monona Catering. Whatever you have in mind—from jaw dropping elegance to rose petal romance—your table decorations will help you get there. So where do you start? Brown-Haddock offers five trends she’s seeing in 2015. […]

How to Choose a Sustainable Venue

By | March 2nd, 2015|Sustainability|

Many organizations require that their events meet certain environmental standards. And even if organizations don’t set standards, planners often do. “Ten years ago, planners were not concerned with or even considered greening their meetings—now it’s a more frequent occurrence with folks wanting to meet in a ‘green facility,’” explains Laura MacIsaac, director of sales for Monona Terrace. Still, some venues are more equipped than others to host a sustainable event. What should you look for when choosing a greener location? Start by asking these five questions. […]

So You Said Yes. Now What?

By | February 11th, 2015|Weddings|

SVHeart Photography Congratulations—and let the planning begin! We’ve helped hundreds of brides and grooms make their big-day dreams come true at Monona Terrace. So we put our heads together and developed a list of the first five things to do after you get engaged (besides celebrate). Follow these suggestions and we’re sure that the start of your wedding planning will be as smooth as buttercream frosting. […]