Wedding cakes are often one of the most important (and expensive) parts of the big day. We’ve seen hundreds of beautiful and elegant wedding cakes here at The Madison Concourse Hotel. We’ve also seen our fair share of fun, original cakes, including a recent summer wedding with an octopus bride and groom cake topper! One of the biggest trends we’ve seen in weddings over the last year is the growing number of alternatives to the traditional wedding cake. Dessert bars, usually including candy and baked goods have become very popular. These are always a hit with guests because they can pick and choose how they’ll satisfy their sweet tooth! We’ve also seen a number of cupcake towers instead of regular cakes in recent months. Besides being just plain adorable, cupcakes are convenient. Guests can grab one and walk around or take some to-go on their way out. Cupcakes are also usually purchased in a variety of flavors instead, so every palette can be happy! Check out some of our recent wedding desserts in the pictures below!
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We’re so thrilled to announce that thanks to our past clients we’ve been awarded the Wedding Wire 2014 Couples’ Choice Award! The award is given to the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide for excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Thank you to all our brides for making us Madison’s premier wedding venue!
Best wishes to newlyweds Leah and Stefan who just held their wedding reception here at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. The couple had a lively and unique event thanks to the many personal touches they incorporated into their big day. For example, the bride made custom signs that were on display throughout the ballroom for the bar, dessert table, gift table, etc. Each place setting contained a homemade cookie, adding to the intimacy of the night and guests were also asked to leave words of wisdom for the couple using special Wedding Mad Libs. The dessert table was a sugar-fiend’s dream where the cakes stood on pedestals along with jars and platters of mini macaroons. Congratulations again to Leah and Stefan and may they have many happy years together!
Congratulations to Amanda and Andrew! The newlyweds recently celebrated their Wisconsin winter wedding here with us at The Madison Concourse Hotel. The couple truly made their wedding reception their own by putting sweet personal touches on even the smallest details. Each table’s centerpiece was customized by a Madison location that has a special meaning for Amanda and Andrew. They also asked their guests to sign a picture of the specific location their table was assigned, giving the couple beautiful keepsakes to cherish for years to come. The bride and groom treated guests to delicious favors, including Hook’s Five Year cheddar cheese and jars of locally made honey. A hot chocolate station complete with peppermint schnapps, irish crème, mini marshmallows and peppermint sticks, set up during the cocktail hour, was another highlight for the guests. Best wishes Amanda and Andrew!
Kristin and Culley had their wedding reception here with us at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club this December. It was a festive occasion that embraced the Christmas spirit. A Christmas tree adorned the area by the dance floor, and pine cone place card holders certainly emphasized winter cheer. The wedding colors were lavender, lilac, plum, silver and charcoal. Floral centerpieces stayed true to the color scheme, as did the linens. Silver Christmas ornaments were used in other centerpieces as well as fillers for glass vases. One of our favorite touches at this wedding reception was the Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head located on the place card table. They even dressed up the famed potatoes as bride and groom. Congratulations to Kristin and Culley and may they have an equally epic relationship as Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Best wishes!
Congratulations to Amber and Drew who decided to have their festive wedding celebration with us this winter at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Given the time of the year, the couple chose to embrace the season and decorated the ballroom accordingly. Red pointsettias scattered the room and a Mistletoe Arch was erected for an appropriate photo op. Another element of holiday cheer was the centerpieces used for the high top tables surrounding the dance floor. They submerged holly and LED lights into water filled vases and placed a lit candle floating on top of it all. Each guest table also had its own cake with white shimmer frosting and red flowers making cake time a cinch. White drapping covered the ballroom’s most prominent chandelier adding more elegance to the room. Happy Holidays to Amber and Drew and may you have many happy years together!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!