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Event Rentals

Weddings & Private Events

Make Your Next Event Historic!

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites you to host your event at our Headquarters location.

Centrally located in the heart of downtown Madison on the University of Wisconsin campus, the historic Headquarters building offers its unique and elegant spaces for the community to provide historical, educational, and social events that support the values of the Historical Society and benefit the Madison community.

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A smiling hetero couple, walks out onto the terrace with flower petals floating around them in pinks and reds. The bride wears and off shoulder low neckline princess cut gown, the groom a navy suit. Both are smiling excitedly as they hold hands. A blonde bride and a dark haired groom, smile delightedly on the balcony overlooking the library. They are holding a large colorful sunflower boquet between them. A black and white photograph of a hetero couple dancing on the terrace smiling at each other.


Let our historic building provide the ambiance to make your wedding one to remember. With classical columns, mosaic tile floor, suspended globe lighting, and marble, the lobby of the headquarters building is the perfect location for your reception or other private event.

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With a gorgeous stained glass ceiling vaulted high above your head experience an event like never before. Artisinal wood furniture, classic columns, and beautiful windows all help to create a space to give you memories for a lifetime.

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East Terrace

When the weather is right enjoy the gorgeous classic architecture on the East terrace of the head quarters building, lit in the color of your choice at night, to create just the right vibe for you important day. Cocktails and dancing are all the more enchanting in this awe inspiring location.

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With a vintage aesthetic to make any event unique, this auditorium provides the perfect stage for any event you might like to hold. Comfortable seats allow your guests to be enthralled by the lecture, ceremony, or talk held.

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A couple are photographed under their wedding arch in the library kissing at the end of their ceremony A couple look lovingly into each others arms as they have their first dance together in the lobby A bride walks excitedly downt the isle, flanked by her parents headed towards the alter. A bride and groom look back at the camera as they walk into the historic headquarters building. Her long dress flows over the steps.
A bride happily cuddles two children at her wedding at the Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters

Complimentary Family Membership

When you host an event with us

Become a Wisconsin Historical Society member and visit all 12 of our historic sites for free! Membership pays for itself in as little as two visits and includes other great benefits like discounts and reciprocal benefits to more than 1,200 organizations.

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Make Your Next Event Historic!

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For further information, email us at craig.jacobsen@wisconsinhistory.org or call 608.264.6450


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