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Allen Centennial Garden Reservation Information

A little sanctuary nestled in the heart of downtown Madison, and on the University of Wisconsin’s campus, Allen Centennial Garden offers an intimate, serene and breathtaking space to celebrate a lifetime of happiness. The grounds of the Garden are sure to impress, with natural beauty encompassing every inch. A private and secluded space among the bustling downtown area transports guests into a romantic oasis for ceremonies and stunning pictures in their exquisite English Garden, Great Lawn or other various spaces.

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To Make A Reservation

Please complete a Reservation Inquiry Form, call the Garden at 608-576-2501 or email Director of Marketing and Events, Kaitlin McIntosh at The Garden will get back to you regarding your inquiry as soon as possible. 


The Garden offers tiered rental pricing based on the function of an event.

Class A: 50% discount
"A" rates apply to nonprofit groups and government agencies and UW departments for noncommercial use, (i.e., no admission fee, vendor fee and/or donation is requested or received). Events may or may not be open to the public and may occur during or outside of regular operating hours.

Class B: 25% discount
"B" rates apply to nonprofit groups whose events or meetings involve admission fees, vendor fees, donations or a commercial use. Events may or may not be open to the public and may occur during or outside of regular operating hours.

Class C: Full Price
"C" rates apply to businesses, private individuals or private groups. Admission or vendor fees may be collected and donations may be received during the events. Events may be held during or outside of regular operating hours. 

Examples of class "C" use include private parties, receptions, seminars or workshops. UW alum, staff, students, and faculty receive 10% of a Class C rental.


The Garden accepts rentals on a rolling basis and allows one rental per day.




Friday Evening




9am – 6pm



9am – 6pm


English and Great Lawn Garden Spaces for Rentals

There are a number of variations in tents, chairs and decoration placement depending on your preferences. Below are pictures of the most commonly rented spaces at Allen Centennial Garden.


Allen Centennial Garden offerings for rentals:

• White padded chairs (60 total) $2/chair

• Folding Tables (10 total) 6ft X 2.5ft $10/table

• Trellis (1 total) 8.5ft X 2ft $100

• Pop-up Tents (2 total) 10ft X 10ft $75/tent


English Garden

Tents must be rented through a third party. See our rental guidelines for more information.


Lawn Garden

No tents allowed in this space See our rental guidelines for more information


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Allen Centennial Garden
620 Babcock Drive
Madison WI 53706

Contact Info
Phone: 608-576-2501

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