Venue Hire - Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Lecture Hall
MMoCA’s state-of-the-art lecture hall is available for presentations, film screenings, talks, panel discussions, piano and small music recitals, and more. The space seats 230 and has a small stage and a full range of audio-visual equipment for use with film, video, DVD, and computer.

The museum’s spacious lobby boasts high ceilings, black granite floors, large windows, and a stunning three-story glass staircase. This space is perfect for standing cocktail receptions during the museum’s public hours of operation, or small seated dinner events when the museum is closed. Because it is adjacent to the lecture hall, the lobby combines well with presentations or recitals that also incorporate a reception.

Rooftop Sculpture Garden
The rooftop sculpture garden is a very special venue for outdoor events during warm months. Guests on the rooftop enjoy stunning third-story views of Madison, from the Capitol dome to Bascom Hill, as well as bird’s eye views of the State Street pedestrian mall and the surrounding rooftops. The opportunity to view large-scale outdoor sculptures by renowned artists adds to the venue’s charm, as do the many plantings and grassy areas. The sculpture garden accommodates 300 people standing or 150 seated in chairs for an outdoor wedding. For an additional charge, guests may have white frame tents installed for their event through Bucky’s Rentals. Tents can accommodate up to 64 guests seated at banquet tables, 48 guests seated at round tables, 80 seated in chairs for a ceremony (with an aisle) or 160 guests standing. Please see 20’ x 20’, 20’ x 30’, and 20’ x 40’ tents for more information or contact Jennifer at MMoCA with questions.

Catering a Fresco
Fresco, the museum’s rooftop restaurant, manages food and beverage service for all events taking place at MMoCA through its catering arm, Catering A Fresco. Fresh, seasonal fare is offered, along with a quality selection of wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages.

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