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Featuring fabulous views of the Capitol and State Street

Fresco is a spectacular setting for business meetings, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and family celebrations. Available seven days a week, our restaurant holds up to 70 guests for seated breakfast, lunch or dinner events, and up to 100 for cocktail style receptions. Larger groups can be accommodated by renting Fresco restaurant and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s sculpture garden or lobby.

Fresco is MMoCA’s exclusive on-site catering company

We offer fresh, seasonal menus for events large and small. From preparation to presentation, we take pride in serving food that is artfully prepared and tastes delicious. The spaces at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art are some of the most beautiful in Madison and are stunning for seated events of 80 people or fewer, or cocktail-style receptions for up to 275 (with the use of Fresco restaurant). Please visit the museum’s website for information about rental spaces:

Outdoor lounge rental

Not available in 2020 due to social distancing requirements

Located in the Sculpture Garden on the rooftop level of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Outdoor Lounge is an ideal setting for a casual and relaxed event. Perfect for corporate functions, happy hours, birthday parties, or any warm weather get-together, it’s the premier urban outdoor area in the city, with panoramic views of downtown Madison. The space features 2 large, U-shaped couches and 3 cocktail tables, and accommodates a maximum of 20 people. The Outdoor Lounge area is available Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday between the times of 4pm – 9pm, and Friday and Saturday evenings between 4pm – 10:30pm.

If you have any questions about how your event can work in our spaces, please fill out the Event Inquiry Form.

Fresco Rooftop Catered Event