All on the water
Host your event overlooking Lake Mendota
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We’re here to be your partner for successful meetings and events. Expect hands-on Edgewater service, creative spaces and chef-inspired seasonal menu options designed to create an impressive event.
Experience Madison at The Edgewater.
The Edgewater is Madison and Dane County’s only AAA Four Diamond resort. Enjoy our first-class meeting and banquet facilities, while our dedicated sales team assists you in planning your next corporate gathering.
Let the dedicated sales, A/V, food and beverage team take care of all your group’s needs, so that you can focus on the bottom line – a productive, memorable event on the water. Just steps from downtown Madison, the square and UW-Madison’s world-class campus, your group can get everything done on property and venture out easily on foot, by boat, or with our convenient transportation options. We’ve got it all here on the shores of Lake Mendota.
The Grand Ballroom and Nolen Gallery combine beautifully to allow your group some showcase space, as well as access to the outdoor Plaza. The Edgewater also offers several additional venues for breakout sessions and retreats, plus five distinct restaurants for any post-conference dinners, pre-meeting coffees and end-of-the-week happy hours. Lake Mendota’s lapping waves and the downtown hustle and bustle meet here to give your guests a true Madison experience, showcasing all that this city has to offer locals and visitors alike.
Our Distinct Venues
Choose from any (or all) of our fabulous venues for your next meeting or convention.
Ideal for a small meeting spaced, or a staging area for a bridal party. This comfortable, versatile space is conveniently located on the same level as The Grand Ballroom, just off of the parking garage, so access is easy. Enjoy every amenity in this intimate meeting space—start planning.
Nestled at the top of The Wisconsin Building, offering the very finest views of Lake Mendota, the State Capitol, the city, and university. This unique space can be reserved in combination with other Edgewater venues, or individually, for weddings, holiday parties, board meetings and more.
This space is the capstone to the renovation of the historic Langdon Building. It’s an elegant, versatile event and meetings space, suitable for private dinners, board meetings, and other corporate events. The space overlooks Lake Mendota from on-high and offers a grand marble bar as you walk in off the elevators. Beyond this impressive entrance, you find yourself in an intimate gathering space that can showcase your video, presentations and audio, or simply serve as a private dining space for a great graduation celebration. However you choose to use the space, it is sure to amaze your guests.
Offering magnificent, expansive views of Lake Mendota for a truly unparalleled experience. With 30,500 square feet of outdoor space, The Edgewater’s Grand Plaza can accommodate events of all sizes. The flexible venue allows for large and small tents and multiple configurations perfect for corporate groups, weddings and celebrations. The Grand Plaza can also be combined with The Nolen Gallery and The Grand Ballroom for a gorgeous, indoor and outdoor experience for any affair.
This 6,150 square feet of flexible event space, 16-foot windows with sweeping views of Lake Mendota, and sophisticated, inviting room finishes make it one of the most memorable event spaces in the Midwest. The terraces are located directly outside The Grand Ballroom, adjacent also to The Plaza, and provides an intimate outdoor setting overlooking the lake.
Offering 1,660 square feet, the perfect size for group functions ranging from 20 to 120 guests. The Mendota Ballroom features an attached foyer, The Mendota Gallery, ideal for coffee breaks or cocktail receptions. The Mendota Ballroom can be divided into three sections.
The Edgewater is proud to offer Madison’s most spectacular venues and special events spaces, both indoors and outside, almost every square foot offering uninterrupted views of Lake Mendota. With a grand ballroom like no other, unique outdoor plaza, intimate private dining areas, and two private event spaces atop each of our hotel towers, your guests will create memories on the waterfront and experience events offered nowhere else in Wisconsin.
- Indoor Space: 14,500 square feet
- Outdoor Space: 30,500 square feet
- Grand Ballroom: 6,150 square feet
- Breakout Rooms: 7
- Maximum Indoor Seating Capacity: 500
- Maximum Outdoor Seating Capacity: 500
- Special Event Spaces: 4