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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

There are a lot of factors to think about when it comes to planning an outdoor wedding, but weather is definitely one of the most significant. For sunny days, the seasonal annuals of the Outdoor Event Garden are a gorgeous sight to see at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. If you have your mind set on a garden ceremony, but you're concerned about an unexpected rain shower, both the indoor Atrium and exotic Bolz Conservatory include the best of the outdoors.

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Quivey's Grove

This Madison wedding venue continues to be a popular site for country-inspired weddings and we can definitely see why. At Quivey's Grove, you can choose to wed underneath a canopy of black walnut trees or in the front yard with a large birch tree as your backdrop. If inclement weather occurs, there's the option for a tented ceremony and reception, as well. Either way, you'll have a picture perfect background for an elegant rustic affair.

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The East Side Club of Madison

You obviously won't find any oceans nearby but Madison has some pretty amazing waterfront wedding venues. With Lake Monona as the backdrop, there's nothing as peaceful as a lakeside ceremony at the East Side Club of Madison. If you're going for more of a beach theme, the club also offers a tiki bar for cocktail hour to give everyone a little slice of paradise before you jet set off on a tropical honeymoon.

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High Noon Saloon

While many couples choose a chapel, it's not hard to find Madison wedding venues that break the norm. Known for lively concerts, the High Noon Saloon has an eccentric indie environment for you and your guests to celebrate in all night long...

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Park Hotel
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Park Hotel

You won't find any other hotel like this Madison wedding venue, well, because it's the only hotel in Capitol Square. There's no need to worry about organizing outside accommodations for your guests when you have everything right here in the heart of the capital city. It's classic and elegant, and the city views here are unbeatable.

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Memorial Union and Union South

Since we're talking about a city full of lakes, let's get back to it with more waterfront wedding venues. While Memorial Union and Union South have plenty of traditional ballrooms, its historic-meets-modern style is just another reason it's a popular spot for weddings. And that view - just imagine how gorgeous that lakeside backdrop will look in your wedding photos.

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Overture Center for the Arts

Theaters are some of the best venues for weddings, especially larger parties. The modern style and spacious floor plan of the Overture Center for the Arts makes it especially perfect for a glamorous city celebration.

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Not far from the Capitol, this stylish Italian restaurant is known for more than just its food. Bachelorette parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and even small brunch wedding parties will enjoy this spot for a more casual city affair.

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Discovery Building

The Town Center of the Discovery Building provides a modern space that's versatile for just about any wedding theme. Shown here, the Mesozoic garden view space adds a natural ambiance to any event.

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The Orpeheum Theater

Offbeat couples, take note of the Orpheum Theater. The contrast of the Art Deco exterior with its French Renaissance-inspired interior adds an element of whimsy to your festivities. Seeking more Madison wedding venues? Start here.