Things To Know About Monona Terrace Room Rentals and Coronavirus

We have long been champions of the importance of expecting the unexpected. And, while no planner or venue could have predicted Coronavirus or this past year, we have and will continue to adapt to safely orchestrate your incredible. Here is what you can expect in 2021.

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is currently closed to the general public but open for scheduled events.

Prior to welcoming you back, we have achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities.

We’re following Public Health Madison & Dane County’s Emergency Order, which monitors important public health metrics to determine the size of events that can be held. As of March 10, Emergency Order No. 14 is in effect and will be until April 7.

Order No. 14 has several changes, some of which include indoor gathering limits and face mask requirements.

Wedding Venues and Coronavirus

Much has changed since the onset of COVID, but one of the events to be hit hardest on a global scale is undoubtedly weddings and venue reception halls. We provide a dedicated Event Coordinator to help you with every detail and question, allowing you to focus on your guests and relish in the excitement of being together with your loved ones again.

Per Public Health Madison & Dane County’s Emergency Order, the following guidelines are in place.

Indoor Wedding Venue

  • A gathering inside where food or drink is offered or provided is limited to 150 individuals or less, not including employees.*
  • A gathering inside where food or drink is not offered or provided is limited to 350 individuals or less, not including employees.*

Individuals still must maintain six feet of physical distancing and wear face masks indoors.*

Outdoor Wedding Venue

  • A gathering outside is limited to 500 individuals or less, not including employees.*

Individuals still must maintain six feet of physical distancing. Face masks are required outdoors if there are more than 50 individuals in attendance.*

Please note, face masks are now required to reflect the guidance of the CDC. The CDC considers face masks to be two or more layers. Certain items are excluded, including bandanas, ski masks, and single-layer neck gaiters.

(*Emergency Order No. 14, in effect until April 7)

Conventions, Meeting Rooms and Coronavirus

Monona Terrace has the digital infrastructure, technical expertise, full-time audio-visual staff, and meeting planning experience to be your partner in taking your meeting virtual. Learn more about our virtual event offerings.

Our doors are still open for in-person meetings. All in-person conventions and events will follow the same guidelines as weddings and special events per Public Health Madison & Dane County’s Emergency Order.

Café/Yoga/Events and Coronavirus

Guests of Monona Terrace love to enjoy sprawling views of Lake Monona and downtown Madison’s cityscape at Lake Vista Café, located in the William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens.

Currently, Lake Vista Café is closed for the season.

However, our innovative community program offerings (including yoga) have gone virtual! Search the events calendar for event details and sign-ups.

Special events will follow the same guidelines as weddings and conventions per Public Health Madison & Dane County’s Emergency Order. Your personal Event Coordinator will be available to help with any details and questions leading up to and during your event.

For more information on COVID-19 please see:

Our COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQs) guide

Madison and Dane County Public Health

CDC How Corona Virus Spreads