Today at Monona Terrace

Building hours 8:00am-5:00pm
Rooftop hours Sun.-Thurs. 8:00am-10:00pm
Friday/Saturday 8:00am-midnight
(closed during inclement weather)

Public Tour Information

Lake Vista Café
is closed for the season. Reopening in May 2017.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Feb 25, 2017
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

2017 Dairy-Aire Gymnastics Invitational

7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Lunchtime Yoga

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wed, Mar 1, 2017

Business Day in Madison

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


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In September 2015, Monona Terrace was certified as a “green building” at the Gold Level by the U.S. Green Building Council’s prestigious LEED program.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed a design for a “dream civic center” in 1938—his architectural vision for the City of Madison—Monona Terrace.

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Monona Terrace Video

An inspiring event starts with an inspiring location, one that opens up possibilities—both for your event and your attendees.

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Gift Shop

From traditional home decor to stunning new jewelry, we have over 1,500 items, so you are sure to find something special for everyone. With our extensive line of ties, scarves, stained glass window hangings, clocks, pillows, vases, throws, and coasters, we have the perfect gift for you.



Monona Terrace Blog

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. […]


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