One of the biggest wedding trends we saw here at The Madison Concourse Hotel in 2013 was the growing number of wedding parties using our parlor rooms. These spacious rooms on our sixth floor include a private bathroom, elegant furnishings, and a kitchenette. These suites are perfect for a dressing room space for the bridal party. There is plenty of counter space, as well as multiple mirrors and a large bathroom. Our convenient location also makes the perfect spot for a hair or makeup designer to meet with the bride. Parlor rooms can act as a children’s’ room as well, with a lot of open space for the little ones to run around. They can also be rented for the whole weekend of your wedding, and serve as a home base for overnight guests. One wedding party stocked their parlor room with snacks and beverages for their guests for the whole weekend. Contact the Catering Department for more info at email@example.com or 608-257-6000.
Congratulations to Jamie Sue and Jef who recently celebrated their wedding with a beautiful autumn themed reception here at The Madison Concourse Hotel. The couple personalized their big day with an orange Memorial Union chair style cake, a fun way to incorporate Madison into their celebration. They also had a large cupcake display for their guests to enjoy. The cupcakes were many fun flavors, including Irish Trifecta, which was a chocolate scotch ale cake with Irish whiskey ganache and Irish cream frosting. Jamie Sue and Jef also treated their guests to a full night of delicious food! Besides the cupcakes, guests enjoyed appetizers, a plated dinner, and late night snack foods. The bride and groom also shared their passion for music with their guests, bringing it into their reception through their table numbers. The number of the table was written on sheet music, and table assignments were written on sheet music folders. Best wishes Jamie Sue & Jef!
Good luck to Tom and Alison who recently held their wedding reception here with us at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. They had a fun packed reception and a beautiful ceremony at the State Capitol. Before the ceremony the bride and her bridesmaids were able to get ready for the big day using one of our parlor suites. They also had lunch delivered providing a nice way to sit back and relax before the big nuptials. What made their ceremony special and unique were the Dr. Seuss themed vows they promised each other. At the reception, the couple decided to leave goody bags filled with activities for every kid present so they could enjoy the night while they waited for dinner and also gave guests custom candle holders from Etsy. Congratulations Tom and Alison and may you enjoy many happy years together!
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Heather and Bryan recently celebrated their nuptials here at The Madison Concourse Hotel with a baseball themed soiree. The couple’s place cards were baseball tickets, personalized with the wedding date, and the guest’s name and “team.” Instead of table numbers, the tables were named after MLB teams and the centerpieces were the teams’ pennants. The tables also featured three different centerpieces with beautiful fresh flower arrangements of varying heights. The couple’s burgundy, green and white color scheme really came out through their beautiful floral displays and decorations. Each guest received a personalized can koozie with a fun saying as a wedding favor. The bride and groom also had custom Mr. & Mrs. signs on their chairs at the head table. Best wishes Heather & Bryan and thanks for celebrating with us!
Congratulations to newlyweds Francesca and Joe who recently celebrated with us at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. They went all out for the fall-theme of their wedding given that their big day fell on the first official day of Autumn. They had pinecone placecard holders, wicker jack-o-lanterns with LED lights that decorated the hall outside the ballroom. The centerpeices were all put together by the bride and her sisters which included fresh pumpkins, fallen leaves, pinecones, and acorns which adorned all of the tables in unique arrangements. Also at this wedding was a cupcake buffet of ten different flavor combinations - yum! We also had some fun decorating the ballroom for this wedding because we got to set up some unique draping from our chandeliers. Guests had a fantastic time at this reception and also left happy with their favors in tow - lottery tickets from the bride and groom to demonstrate how lucky they are to have the guests at their wedding. On that note, we wish Francesca and Joe good luck on their journey together! We think you both hit the jackpot.
Congratulations to Alicia & Christopher who celebrated their nuptials with a Sunday morning wedding ceremony, reception and brunch here at The Madison Concourse Hotel. Guests mingled and enjoyed passed champagne, mimosas, fruit skewers and bite sized pastries while the bride and groom took pictures. After the brunch buffet reception, the couple and their guests danced the afternoon away. Chris and Alicia also had a homemade guest book. Instead of a traditional sign in book, they displayed a picture of a painted tree on which guests would put their thumbprint in green ink and sign. Such a fun twist on tradition! Thanks for celebrating with us Alicia and Chris!
Weddings develop trends over the years and throughout the seasons, much like our favorite fashions. This fall at The Madison Concourse Hotel we have noticed several wedding ideas that just may catch on and some you may have already noticed. Autumn being the colorful and vibrant season it is, brings with it many themes. A popular movement in the fall is one that incorporates rustic elements. These elements range from burlap table covers, lanterns, candles, branches, mason jars, etc. All of these elements really emphasize the characteristics of being outdoors during the fall. So, that is the trend for fall weddings: bringing the experience of autumn into the ballroom for a magical night. Wedding cakes with fondant decorated to look like birch trees, mason jars as wine glasses, and even wooden planks used as table runners all help bring the outdoors inside.
A huge thank you to Arvinder and Maninder who chose to have their wedding with us at The Madison Concourse Hotel. They chose to celebrate in traditional Indian style with lots of dancing, mingling and beautiful Indian music. They arrived in classic Indian fashion and were escorted inside by a festive drummer. The ballroom looked elegant, the guest tables were decorated with lantern centerpieces, and a small sweetheart table with draping for the bride and groom was the main focus of the room. We hope it was a night to never forget. We wish you many happy years together Arvinder and Maninder!
A big thank you to Ashley and Josh who spent their wedding night with us at The Madison Concourse Hotel. They had very unique decorations for centerpieces on each of the tables. Table decorations alternated from vases with candle holders to trees with hanging candles making for a warm atmoshpere. Uplighting for the head and cake tables as well as for the bar helped accentuate the important areas of the room. One thing about Ashley and Josh’s wedding reception that any guest can appreciate was the fact that they had a traditional three tiered wedding cake and also a special ice cream cake which was a surpise gift for the Groom. Another creative bit to these nuptuals was the arch that welcomed guests into the ballroom that the Mother of the Bride made herself. We wish Ashley and Josh many happy years to come!