Post # 1
Kick-starting planning for a Madison, WI wedding. Looking for a unique venues that have options (ceremony + reception; outdoor + indoor, close to hotels/city center). As a Badger alum, I’m familiar with some of the expected places (Union, Menona Terrace, Orpheum, Overture Center), so looking for fresh ideas.
What are the best Madison weddings you’ve attended – or suggestions?
Post # 3
Mine was at Lussier Family Heritage Center, and everybody who came said they loved it. We planned to have the ceremony outside, but it was raining, so we had it in their downstairs room while the upstairs was being set up for the reception. It was a pretty small wedding (about 60 people), but the rooms can easily hold more. It’s off the South Towne Mall exit of the Beltline, and we booked a block of hotel rooms at the Sheraton on John Nolen. That’s just one Beltline exit over, and it gave the guests easy access to the Capitol, State Street, etc. It was also a good bit cheaper than Monona Terrace, Olbrich, Overture, etc.
Post # 4
Wish I was more of a help, but I looked at all the typical places you mentioned, along with a few of the barns on the outskirts of the city and we decided on Lussier, like cyntist did.
I haven’t been to a wedding in Madsion, although my boyfriend went to a wedding at a Verona reception hall (not sure the name) and he said it was the best chicken he ever had.
Post # 5
The Gates of Heaven synagogue in James Madison Park is a unique venue for small weddings. I don’t think you can do a reception there, but it is close to downtown.