Choosing a venue is often the first task for newly engaged couples planning their wedding. You really can’t have a wedding without a venue! Whether it be a garden, historical site, courthouse, family property, or anything in between … you need to get married SOMEWHERE!
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be highlighting a handful of local wedding venues here in the Madison area that we have both worked at personally and also loved. Whether it be the experience and service, or the aesthetics and location (or both!), we will share our own personal insight on each venue, as well as information from the venue itself on what makes their space special and unique!
Today we will be kicking off with The Edgewater in downtown Madison. The Edgewater is one of our favorite venues to photograph at for a number of reasons! Its location is the first thing that comes to mind; right in the heart of downtown Madison, not only is it ON the water with access to the lake for both photos and guest’s enjoyment but it is also just a few blocks from The Wisconsin State Capitol.
One other feature we love about the Edgewater is its Presidential Suites for getting ready on the morning of the wedding. The suites are incredibly spacious, filled with beautiful light & backdrops for photos, and have unbeatable views of both the lake and city!
We will let the Edgewater team do the rest of the explaining, with photos from weddings we have photographed there to follow — so enjoy! : )
An Edgewater Wedding
“The Edgewater Wedding is an experience that is simply unparalleled anywhere in the region, offering everything needed for the perfect wedding weekend, all in one place. In this versatile, glorious location right on the shores of Lake Mendota, with beautiful views from all over the hotel, our Wedding Concierge Team has thought of everything to perfectly orchestrate every element of your great event.
Our Wedding Concierge Team specializes in all things weddings and brings years of experience, skill and passion to unravel the complexities and simplify the planning of your most special event. Our team works with you on dates, locations, menus, toasts, timing, rooms, bachelor and bachelorette parties, spa and beauty services, the storing and unwrapping of presents and much, much more — just about everything that you can think of. They have answers to your questions, resources for all your needs and the planning skills to make sure the work and effort involved remains behind the scenes, invisible to your guests.
Welcome guests with the comforts of home and the addition of luxury through our expertly appointed rooms and suites offering stunning views that you won’t find anywhere else in Madison. Start your weekend with a spa day – sure to pamper and relax – and add a private space for your bridal party to mingle and sip mimosas. Our full-service Spa and Salon personalizes wedding day hair and makeup sessions for your entire party so everything goes perfectly on the big day.
The Edgewater has a dramatic water location and a long list of venue options with more than 40,000 square feet of special event space. From the Grand Ballroom to the intimacy of The Sky Bar atop the hotel, you’ll immediately begin to imagine how a truly unforgettable gathering can fall into place. Host your rehearsal dinner at one of our rooftop venues with stunning Lake views. Gather and greet casually with friends and family at The Boathouse or at Augie’s and send-off in style with brunch in The Wine Room.”