The best venues for your intimate wedding or elopement in Madison, Wisconsin

bride and groom stand at lake on their wedding day in madison wisconsin

You’re getting married!!! Now comes the time to start planning for your wedding day. If you and your partner have decided on an intimate wedding in the Madison area but are searching for a venue, you've come to the right place! Here's a list of the best venues in Madison, Wisconsin, for your elopement or intimate wedding

couple walks up stairs of capitol building in madison wisconsin during their elopement
Couple walking in the Capitol building in downtown Madison after their intimate winter elopement.

The Tinsmith in Madison, Wisconsin

This is a stunning indoor venue located right on the isthmus in downtown Madison. After opening in 2020, The Tinsmith created small elopement packages for couples looking for an alternative wedding day option. The Tinsmith features two large event spaces and a solarium with a stunning assortment of house plants. The Tinsmith can accommodate up to 200+ guests, which makes it a great option for smaller and larger weddings.

Learn more about having your intimate wedding at the Tinsmith here.

Take a look at an intimate wedding I photographed at the Tinsmith.

intimate wedding ceremony at the tinsmith in madison wisconsin
Couple shares vows during their intimate ceremony at The Tinsmith in downtown Madison.

Ellsworth Block in Madison, Wisconsin

Ellsworth Block is a historic building located right on the capitol square in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. It features a beautiful brick exterior and is a popular venue for intimate weddings and smaller events. If you are looking to elope with a smaller guest list, Ellsworth Block could be a great option.

Learn more about hosting your event at Ellsworth Block here.

Gates of Heaven in Madison, Wisconsin

Built in 1863, and located right on the shore of Lake Mendota, Gates of Heaven is the fourth-oldest synagogue building in the U.S. Popular for intimate weddings and ceremonies, it can hold up to 98 people, but comfortably fits closer to 30-50. One block away is the gorgeous Victorian-era Period Gardens which is great for photos.

Learn more about this historic piece of Madison history here.

couple shares vows during their intimate wedding in Madison Wisconsin
Couple shares vows during their intimate wedding at the Gates of Heaven in Madison.

Olin Park in Madison, Wisconsin

Olin Park is a beautiful outdoor venue located in Madison, Wisconsin. It features a variety of scenic areas for your ceremony and potential reception, including the picturesque lake Monona, beautiful rolling hills, and a large open lawn. If you are looking to have an intimate wedding, Olin Park could be a great choice. Olin park can accommodate a variety of sizes for your wedding making it suitable for both larger and smaller gatherings. In addition to its natural beauty, Olin Park also offers a variety of amenities and services to help make your special day perfect, including a structure you can rent to celebrate with your favorite people.

Learn more about Olin Park here.

bride adjusts grooms tie during elopement at madison's olin park
Bride adjusts groom's tie during their portraits at Olin Park.

Mansion Hill Inn in Madison, Wisconsin

Located steps away from Capitol Square, Mansion Hill Inn is a gorgeous setting for any intimate wedding or elopement. Make your wedding a weekend-long celebration by staying and celebrating in a gorgeous and historic piece of Madison's history.

Learn more about hosting your wedding at Mansion Hill Inn here.

The Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin

The Capitol building is a historic and iconic monument located in Madison, Wisconsin. It is the seat of the Wisconsin state government and features a beautiful neoclassical design. If you are looking to have an intimate wedding in Madison, the Capitol is a great choice. The building offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony. They can also help with providing an officiant, and/or you could have a friend or family member officiate your ceremony. There's a reason I have a smaller elopement package just for downtown Madison couples - the Capitol is a gorgeous Madison staple to consider for your elopement!

Learn more about ceremonies at the Capitol here.

couple has intimate wedding ceremony in the capitol building in downtown madison wisconsin
Couple has intimate ceremony inside the Capitol building in Madison.

No matter what kind of wedding you’re planning or what size your guest list may be this list of the best venues in Madison, Wisconsin for your elopement or intimate wedding will help you! From the historic Capitol building to the plant-filled Tinsmith, these intimate wedding and elopement venues are ready and waiting to help make your dreams come true on your wedding day! So take some time today to explore each one and find out which one fits best with your vision of happily ever after…and contact me to photograph it!

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