Reserving Rooms

For you, by reservation

The Evjue Community Room

The Center has rooms available for use for events and meetings of all sizes. We have facilities suited to a wide range of activities, from small group meetings to ballroom dance to batting practice. We can also provide catering for your event.

Interested in scheduling an event?

  1. Read all documents below. Really.
    We know, we know. It's a lot to read, but it's worth it. The more familiar you are with our policies and the options available to you, the more efficiently our staff can help you.
    Facility Use Overview
    Room Rates for 2015-16
    Room Use Guidelines
    Serving food at your event
    Facility floor plan

    Regarding serving alcohol: As of May 1, 2012, GCC holds its own liquor license. Any event that plans to serve alcoholic beverages must purchase and serve all beer/wine/liquor through GCC according to all WI alcoholic beverage laws. No carry-ins are allowed.

    We have many great meeting spaces.

  2. Check Room Availability

    We use an online reservation system to keep track of room reservations at the Goodman Community Center.
    How to read our calendar

    To find available rooms >> Blocks of color any color indicate a room reservation. You'll likely see that many times for many spaces are booked well in advance, making it tricky to find a time. Throughout the year, we have programs for preschool through seniors who use this facility, so we're all sharing this community space!
    Plan for transition time >> Will you need time to decorate or set up? Clean up? Plan for that when you're looking for a room that will work for you.
    The calendar is for viewing only >> When you're ready to request a room, reserve below.

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    1. In Username, enter: public
    2. Click the Login button to view. You don't need a password.
    3. Click the Logoff icon at the top of the page when you are done

  3. Questions to help with your planning:

    Room/s desired >> Do you already know which room you want?
    When >> What date/s and time/s could work for you?
    Class or series >> When is the first and last date that you'll meet?
    Transition time >> How much set up and clean up time will you need?
    Public or private >> Please let us know if it is a private event or if it is open to the public.
    Event title >> What should we call your meeting/event on the contract?
    Number of guests >> How many people are you planning for?
    Contact information >> Who has the authority to confirm plans and make decisions? Who will be the contact person the day of the event?
    Billing address >> Where do we send the invoice? To whose attention?
    Non-profit? >> Have your tax exempt number handy, if applicable.
    Music >> Will you have live music, a deejay or other entertainment?
    Other amenities >> What AV equipment, tablecloths, etc. would help with your event?

  4. How to submit your room reservations.
    >>Make sure the room(s) are available before submitting your reservation. Use the online calendar
    above to check availability.
    >>You need to allow 1-1.5 hours between events so that we may clean and reset the room(s).
    >>If you are not clear on any of these please call before submitting your reservation.

    PLEASE call at least two weeks before your event. A month or more for bigger events would be dreamy. With the heavy demand for our rooms, we use that time to iron out details of the contract, arrange for staffing, and ensure custodial and other required services are lined up.

For private events and parties:
Contact Kristi Kading, Facility Use Assistant
Email >>
Phone >> 204-8062

For classes and ongoing meetings:
Contact Margo Tiedt, Facility Use Manager
Email >>
Phone >> 204-8028

Not sure which is right? Contact Kristi Kading.

The Goodman Community Center does not endorse or support any political or religious groups using space at the center. Any political or religious group is a private facility renter.

Want to rent The LOFT?

Our teen space in the Goodman Community Center offers a variety of different options, from a performance room to arcade games. Please read this LOFT rental document carefully.

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Need a good caterer?

Our in-house catering company, Working Class Catering, is a great option if you are hosting an event here at the Center, and they do catering in the community, too. From coffee and cookies to a full banquet, we offer a wide variety of catering options to suit your specific needs. Every dish is prepared on site, from scratch, with a focus on fresh, seasonal menus.

Our catering company is unique to Madison. It is a part of a vocation program (Teen Education and Employment Network, TEEN), offering teens work experiences that help them develop marketable skills. The teens are not only learning how to prepare seasonal, local foods to professional standards, they are also learning how to plan menus, deliver quality catering, and provide great customer service. They work side-by-side with top professionals, so you can be assured that you are providing the best for your guests.

Send an inquiry to our Working Class Catering staff

Info packet for outside caterers

List of approved outside caterers

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