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Meetings, Conferences, and Conventions

Meeting Room Rentals in Madison, WI

Step Outside the Expected

Monona Terrace is a convention center like no other, rising from the blue expanse of Lake Monona. We are just two blocks from the State Capitol and a short walk from Madison’s hotels, restaurants, museums,

and vibrant streets full of shops and restaurants. Find out why Monona Terrace is the premier host for meetings, conferences, and conventions in Madison and throughout the Midwest.

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Stay Nearby

There are nearly one thousand hotel rooms within walking distance of Monona Terrace, including 240 rooms at the adjacent Hilton Madison Monona Terrace. The Hilton features direct access to Monona Terrace in an enclosed, climate-controlled skywalk, and offers an additional 2,400 square feet of meeting space.

For information on additional accommodations in Madison, visit the Destination Madison web site. To book guest room blocks, call them at 800.373.6376.

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A/V Showcase

From wonderful weddings to weeklong conventions or an outdoor concert for thousands, Monona Terrace has the technology, expertise, and infrastructure to fulfill your creative and educational vision.

Make Your Event Unforgettable at Monona Terrace!


Whether you’re planning to invite only close friends and family or have your heart set on a larger celebration, Monona Terrace offers the best spaces to wed in one of the Midwest’s most vibrant cities.

5 levels

30 rooms

350 – 30,000 sqft

Grand Terrace

Overlooking Lake Monona, the Grand Terrace is a breathtaking venue for social functions, breaks, registration or gathering areas.

Madison Ballroom

The Madison Ballroom features 16-foot ceilings and beautiful chandeliers and can be subdivided into four separate spaces.

Rooftop Gardens Center Circle

A premier open-air reception or performance space overlooking Lake Monona that can accommodate up to 3,000 attendees.

Exhibition Hall

40,000 square feet of essential convention amenities, including a show manager office, concession area and seven loading bays.

Lakeside Commons

An open and engaging space, perfect for registration, or small displays with a walkout to the lakeside path.

Dane Room

An executive boardroom with stunning lake views for 15 people.

Community Terrace

Enclosed by paneled glass overlooking Lake Monona, this space is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or reception.

Hall of Fame Room

Be inspired by some of Madison's most successful and renowned athletes in the charming 600-square-foot Hall of Fame Room.

Wisconsin Room

An executive boardroom with stunning lake views for 15 people.

Hall of Ideas

With 16-foot ceilings and various lighting options, the Hall can be divided into six rooms perfect for meals or breakouts.

Meeting Rooms K–R

The Meeting Rooms provide an additional 3,680 square feet of multi-functional meeting space.

Lecture Hall

The multimedia Lecture Hall features state-of-the-art technology with theater-style seating for more than 300.

Rooftop Gardens West Circle

A unique open-air space overlooking Lake Monona ideal for social events up to 350 people.

Frequently asked


Is Monona Terrace AV exclusive?2023-02-08T18:48:54+00:00

Yes. Monona Terrace is the exclusive provider of all audiovisual services and is poised to handle everything from a simple lecture with a lectern and microphone to the most complex and engaging multi-media set-ups. Please talk to your event coordinator or a salesperson for further details.

Does Monona Terrace allow outside catering to be brought in?2023-12-14T15:25:20+00:00

Monona Catering is our fabulous (and exclusive) in-house catering company and will provide all of your food and beverage. One exception is a tiered wedding cake which can be provided through a Wisconsin-licensed bakery. Monona Catering is dedicated to customization of all aspects of your service and menu planning, which includes organic and local products, all manners of ethnic and cultural needs and, when possible, adaptation of favorite family recipes for your special occasion. Check out our menus here.

Are there hotels near Monona Terrace?2023-02-08T18:31:30+00:00

Yes, there are many nearby hotels within close walking distance. The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is connected to Monona Terrace by an indoor climate-controlled skywalk. Please call the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace sales office at 608-255-5100 for availability and rates. Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels and Resorts.

What amenities are available at Monona Terrace? 2022-12-29T16:06:11+00:00

Monona Terrace offers a full range of exhibitor services to ensure your event runs smoothly. If there is something specific needed for your event, your Event Coordinator will work with you to find a solution. Here is a partial list of amenities enjoyed at Monona Terrace:

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Courtesy In-House Phones
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Telephone and Electrical Services
  • Audiovisual and Sound Services
  • Event/Facility Security
  • Guest Service Greeters
  • Badge Checkers
  • Internal Event Posting Monitors & Outdoor Marquee
  • Coat/Luggage Check
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Ample Restrooms on All Levels
  • ATM Machine
  • Concessions

Come Visit Us!

Monona Terrace offers an interesting, inspirational experience for everyone. We look forward to introducing you to the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright in one of his flagship designs – Monona Terrace.