The first floor features a large atrium divided into four open court spaces that can be reserved individually or as a group, as shown on the Town Center Floor Plan. The space is suitable for large expositions, receptions and poster sessions. 
 

Amenities

  • Accommodates up to 625 people
  • Features abundant natural light and versatile setup options with comfortable couches and chairs available for casual seating
  • Water features create natural gathering spots for focused conversation
  • Available as part of a larger event or as a standalone reception site

Room & AV Fees

UW–Madison and Affiliates 

Nonprofit Groups

For-Profit Groups

 

Open Court-Main

Accommodates 275 people

This is the premier and largest atrium space with ample room for a buffet, bar or displays. It accommodates up to 275 people and is ideal for banquets, receptions, poster presentations or exhibitions. It is often reserved in conjunction with the forum as a reception space.

Amenities

  • Large atrium space with ample space for a reception or poster session
  • Often rented with the forum for larger events and conferences
  • Large windows offer natural lighting
  • Water features create ambience in the space
  • Cocktail tables or posterboards are available for rental to complement your event 
  • Limited AV services are available for this space as well 

Included in Space Fee:

  • Space comes as is and includes soft seating furniture of couches, chairs and coffee tables; furniture may be removed for an additional fee
  • Space on the south side of the building between the live ficus trees
  • Stanchioned off, designated space for your event
  • Event signage
  • Event and AV personnel to help you get started at the beginning of your event and on-call support during your event

 

Open Court-Central

accommodates 150 people

This area is adjacent to the forum as well as the main building entrance and is commonly used for banquets, event registration, coffee breaks or smaller gatherings. It is next to the media wall, which may be rented separately.

Amenities

  • Medium-sized atrium space located near the welcome desk used for banquets, event registration, coffee break space or smaller gatherings
  • Extra furniture and AV rental are available for an additional fee
  • Adjacent to the media wall which may be rented separately

Included in Space Fee:

  • Space comes as is and includes 6 round tables with 4 chairs each
  • Stanchioned off, designated space for your event
  • Event signage
  • Event and AV personnel to help you get started at the beginning of your event and on-call support during your event

 

Open Court-West

accommodates 75 people

This open space includes live ficus trees and is fully customizable. It accommodates up to 75 people and is ideal for smaller receptions, banquets or exhibitions.

Amenities

  • This space is a quaint smaller section of the atrium with live ficus trees
  • Open space fully customizable to your needs
  • Can be used alone or in conjunction other atrium spaces
  • Furniture and AV rental are available for an additional fee
  • Please note there is no power available in this space

Included in Space Fee:

  • Stanchioned off, designated space for your event
  • Event signage
  • Event and AV personnel to help you get started at the beginning of your event and on-call support during your event

 

Open Court-East

Accommodates 125 people

This open area includes ample natural light and is well-suited for smaller receptions, banquets or exhibitions. It accommodates up to 125 people.

Amenities

  • This atrium space is located near Steenbock's on Orchard and features live ficus trees
  • Open space fully customizable to your needs
  • Can be used alone or in conjunction other atrium spaces
  • Furniture and AV rental are available for an additional fee
  • Please note there are limited power outlets available in this space

Included in Space Fee:

  • Stanchioned off, designated space for your event
  • Event signage
  • Event and AV personnel to help you get started at the beginning of your event and on-call support during your event

Reserve Your Space

Offering inspiring spaces for use by campus and community groups. The spaces accommodate lectures, expositions, receptions and banquets. 

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