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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.

Rental Guidelines.

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 discounted rental prices to the following groups: The University of Madison and affiliated groups, Members of the Friends of Allen Centennial Garden and nonprofit organizations.

*10% discount for UW alum, staff, faculty or individual student rentals.

*25% discount for UW department, UW Student Organizations or other non-profit rentals.

*Friends of Allen Centennial Garden must inquire about their discount rental rate. 


The Garden accepts rentals on a rolling basis and only 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.


English Garden

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



Lawn Garden

Tents and chairs must be rented through a third party. 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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