Have the wedding of your dreams at Overture Center. Now booking June, July, and August 2022
Wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers all find the perfect stage in the heart of downtown. With lighting and sound capabilities worthy of a Broadway show, Overture Center will provide you and your guests with an everlasting memory of elegance and style. Our top-notch event staff, exclusive fine dining by Catering a Fresco and theatrical and lighting capabilities are unmatched, all in the perfect downtown location.
Your day, your night, all in the shadow of the magnificent Capitol dome. Our breathtaking spaces and downtown views show your guests the best of Madison.
Imagine Your Wedding with Overture Center
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Overture has earned a reputation for being the premier venue in Madison for weddings. We’ve worked exceptionally hard to earn this honor, and each wedding is thoughtfully orchestrated with the utmost care by all members of the team. Our couples are the center of attention from the first meeting to the last dance so you can be sure your wedding will be a unique and magical experience.
With Overture you get
- Stunning and unique venues for parties of 25 – 350
- Experienced staff to assist with wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, showers, and gift openings
- Hotels, restaurants, and downtown area all within walking distance
- Ample garage parking nearby
- In house event coordinators
As a state of the art performing arts center we put a little flair into every wedding. Our onsite sound, lighting, and technical specialists work to ensure each wedding is better than the last. If you can dream it, we can create it! As an Overture couple you have access to all of the team’s expertise.
Imagine your wedding with
- Custom fabric draping
- String lights
- State-of-the-art sound equipment
- Uplighting and custom lighting design in the colors of your choice
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What our couples say about us
“The Overture Center is nothing short of incredible. Danielle / Youngjin could not have done a better job throughout the entire process. Perfect venue. Perfect food. Perfect wedding.”
“Overture was wonderful to work with! They sent us monthly check in emails as we were planning and were always organized and quick to respond to my many questions and requests. They were kind, thoughtful, and always professional! On the rehearsal and wedding days, the Overture team made sure everything went smoothly and we were prepared for everything to go off without a hitch. They’re definitely pros. And they even helped with bustling my dress when my mom and bridesmaids were having trouble! I’d absolutely recommend Overture to any couples who want a classy, professional, beautiful wedding venue.”
“Can I give them a higher rating than 5 stars? They helped make our wedding what it was. The venue is beautiful and they do everything they can to make your day easy and stress free. Our wedding and reception were perfect and this is in large part due to their professionalism and flexibility. (The staff) are amazing and I like to think they work as hard for everyone as they did for us. We looked at a few venues but the overture was the one for us. We knew it immediately when we walked in. I am still getting compliments about the food, it was DELICIOUS! There is so much more I would love to share about what they were able to do for us but you will have to find that out for yourself.”
“The Overture Center main lobby was such a stunning setting for our wedding. When we got engaged and decided we wanted to be married in Madison (we went to undergrad there, but now live in New York) it was at the top of our list, and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice. So many of our out-of-town guests who had never been to the Midwest were blown away by the beauty of the space, and with 200 people, it felt full but not crowded.”
“The Overture Center is a beautiful place to get married. The staff is outstanding, and very helpful. Any questions you have, whether it’s related to overture or where you can find items for your wedding, they will go out of their way to help you get answers. They make you feel very comfortable, and are quick on their feet when responding to situations that may arise.”
“Overall, the Overture Center was an amazing space, professional staff, fantastic food, great catering staff, decent organization from the wedding coordinator, and absolutely amazing location for a downtown Madison wedding. Everyone at the Overture Center was extremely helpful, kind, and accommodating. Our event coordinator was exceptional. Like many brides, I was worried about a lot of the small details for my wedding, but (she) handled everything beautifully. Because of her help, (spouse) and I were able to sit back, relax, and actually enjoy being at our own wedding.”
“My partner & I had our wedding ceremony at the Overture Center, and it was absolutely amazing! Every staff member that we encountered & worked with was polite, kind, generous, and accommodating. The day was executed perfectly, and we could not stop getting compliments about the food (Catering a Fresco)- (we actually did not have even one person saying the food was mediocre)- everyone was blown away! The space, Promenade Hall, was beautiful and the mezzanine area outside is the perfect for your guests to lounge, mix & mingle. If you’re in Promenade Hall, I would recommend spending the little extra for the globe lighting- it was beautiful and really set the mood. Thank you to everyone (Amanda, Brenda, Bailee, Danielle, and all the staff working that evening) for making our day wonderful & relaxing!”
“The Overture Center went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. Throughout the wedding process, they checked in several times to answer any questions and were continually available. The catering provided a wide range of options and were flexible to accommodate specialty cocktails and late night snacks. On the day of the wedding, they coordinated with our various vendors seamlessly. The reception went by so fast and without a hitch due to their efforts. A secret gem of a venue in Madison!!”
Let’s get started on building your perfect Overture Center event! Fill out our Inquiry Form below and we’ll put you in touch with our Events Specialists.
Overture Center for the Arts is a proud member of the National Association for Catering and Events.