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Reserve our rooms

The Center has beautiful, natural light-filled rooms and spaces in two modern/industrial buildings — Ironworks and Brassworks — 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 classes to batting practice to wedding receptions with 250 guests seated at tables. We can also provide catering and beverage service for your event. 

We opened our doors at the renovated Kupfer Ironworks building in 2008. In September 2018, the Brassworks building opened to double our campus and meet the increasing needs of our community. With over 60,000 square feet of space, we have a variety of rooms available — from small meeting rooms to classrooms to large spaces suitable for weddings. The Center also includes a 12,000 square foot gymnasium, an outside green, a splash pad and a direct connection to the Capital City Bike Trail. The Center offers wireless access throughout the facility.

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

Facility rentals are allowed for groups of 10 or fewer only (must maintain social distancing)

Room space and time restrictions:

  • Evjue, Merrill Lynch, Bea Christensen, Lau Christensen, Bolz A, Bolz B, Rashke & Hicks rooms available starting at 6pm Monday-Friday, and weekends only
  • No other spaces available during this time frame

For more information and to check on availability contact:

Amy Manteufel, Events Manager
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608-204-8051
Margo Tiedt, Events Coordinator
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608-204-8028
Sam Holben, Events Coordinator
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608-204-8062 

Photo: Brett Anderson Photography

Goodman Ironworks building

149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704  //  View Google map

Ironworks building layout

*Please note that with room setups to accommodate buffet tables, head tables or stage risers, seating capacity for guests may be significantly reduced, and some room arrangement may be needed by you during your event.


Photo: Nikki N Photography

Evjue Room

The Evjue room is a beautiful, large community room on the south end of the Ironworks building. This carpeted space has 19 multi-paned windows facing both Waubesa Street and the Capital City Bike Path, exposed blonde brick, steel beams and rough-hewn oak walls. 

AV access, which is included in the room rental price, consists of a dropdown screen, a ceiling projector and built-in speakers.

Rental of the Evjue room includes the carpeted foyer (15' x 17') immediately outside the room’s doors. This space has a coatrack and optional Canteen bar, and is a useful extension of the Evjue room for a welcome table or lounge area, depending on the nature of the event.

The Evjue room is 2,126 square feet and accommodates up to 120 guests seated at 60-inch round tables of eight chairs each. 

Floor Plan for 80 Guests  //  Floor Plan for 126 Guests


Photo: Laura Zastrow Photography

Merrill Lynch Room

The Merrill Lynch room has exposed blonde brick walls and steel beams with five multi-paned windows facing Waubesa Street. It also features a sprung-wood floor, ideal for exercise and dance. AV access, which is included in the room rental price, consists of a mounted 75-inch screen and built-in speakers.

The Merrill Lynch is 938 square feet and accommodates up to 40 guests seated at 60” round table of eight chairs each.

Floor Plan for 20 Guests  //  Floor Plan for 40 Guests


Photo: Mike Rebholz

Evjue + Merrill Lynch Rooms

The Evjue and Merrill Lynch rooms combined feature exposed blonde brick walls and beams with 23 south- and west-facing multi-paned windows with views onto the Capital City Bike and Waubesa Street. The Evjue room is carpeted, while the Merrill Lynch room has a blond sprung-wood floor, perfect for dancing and other activities.

AV access, which is included in the room rental price, consists of built-in speakers that may be synced throughout the space, a drop-down screen on the south wall with an overhead projector, and a 75-inch screen in the Merrill Lynch portion.

Rental of the two joined rooms includes the carpeted foyer (15' x 17') located immediately outside the Evjue room’s doors. This space has a coatrack and optional Canteen bar, and is a useful extension of the Evjue room for a welcome table or lounge area, depending on the nature of the event.

Together, the Evjue and Merrill Lynch rooms are 3,064 square feet and accommodate up to 144 guests seated at 60-inch round tables of eight chairs each.

Take a 360° Google Tour of the Evjue + Merrill Lynch Rooms (and the whole building)

Floor Plan for 144 Guests


Photo: Jonah Westrich

Bolz Room A

Bolz room A is a carpeted space with steel beams and nine multi-paned windows along its west wall that look onto Waubesa Street. AV access, which is included in the room rental price, consists of a dropdown screen, a ceiling projector and built-in speakers. The equipment is intended for background music and speaking presentations; amplified music is not allowed in this space.

The Bolz Room A has an attached service kitchen that may also be rented for an additional rental fee. The service kitchen includes a six-burner stove with a two-compartment oven, a sink and small microwave, a commercial dishwasher, three 4' x 2' counters and one shelf of refrigeration. Utensils and cookware are not provided.

The Bolz Room A is 1,075 square feet (approx. 45' x 24') and accommodates up to 60 guests seated at 48-inch round tables of six chairs each.

Floor Plan for 54 Guests


Photo: Jonah Westrich

Bolz Room B

Bolz Room B has blonde exposed brick walls with three multi-paned windows that face Waubesa Street and a sprung-wood floor ideal for exercise and dance. AV access, which is included in the room rental price, consists of a pulldown screen, a ceiling projector and built-in speakers. The equipment is intended for background music and speaking presentations; amplified music is not allowed in this space.

The Bolz room B is 466 square feet (approx. 20' x 23') and accommodates up to 24 guests seated at 48-inch round tables of six chairs each.

Floor Plan for 14 Guests  //  Floor Plan for 24 Guests


Bolz Rooms A + B

The Bolz Rooms A and B combined, have 12 multi-paned windows facing Waubesa Street along its exposed-brick west wall. Bolz Room A has carpeted floors and Bolz room B has a blond sprung-wood floor suitable for dancing or easy-clean-up activities. AV access, which is included in the room rental price, consists of built-in speakers that may be synced throughout the space, and two screens with ceiling projectors

This space has an attached service kitchen that may also be rented for an additional fee. The service kitchen includes a six-burner stove with a two-compartment oven, a sink and small microwave, a commercial dishwasher, three 4' x 2' counters and one shelf of refrigeration. Utensils and cookware are not provided.

Together, the Bolz Rooms A and B are 1,541 square feet and accommodate up to 84 guests seated at 48-inch round tables of six chairs each, or up to 125 guests seated theatre-style.

Floor Plan for 125 Guests


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Photo: Jonah Westrich

Morton Mezzanine Meeting Spaces

The Morton Mezzanine meeting spaces are tucked up in the Ironworks building's raised second story. Surrounded by glass panels and the clerestory windows, punctuated by potted greenery, these airy spaces are designed for casual meetings. The spaces are only somewhat private and not entirely soundproof. These are the only non-handicapped accessible spaces in the entire building, reached by way of a 19-step flight of stairs.

Conference tables and seating are designed for meetings for groups of 10 (Mezzanine B) or 12 (Mezzanine A).

The Morton Mezzanine A measures 19.5' x 17' and may be rented for a nominal fee. The furniture, which is provided and set “as is,” includes a conference table (8' x 3'), a smaller rectangular table (5' x 3') and wheeled chairs.

The Morton Mezzanine B measures 17.5' x 11.5' and is a free drop-in space, available to be shared by all users. The furniture, which is provided and set “as is,” includes a conference table (6' x 3.5'), a smaller rectangular table (5' x 3') and wheeled chairs.


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Photo: Mike Rebholz

Gymnasium A or B

The gymnasium space is available for parties and events. Gym use can include activities such as basketball, volleyball or children’s activities (additional charges may apply). There is also a batting cage available (and baseball pitching machine). Space and times are very limited.


Jack Hicks Room

 


Rashke Room

 


Grace Room

 


Railroad Studio

 


Grace + Railroad Studio

 


Gantry Room

 

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Photo: Brett Anderson Photography

Goodman Brassworks building

214 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704  //  View Google map

Brassworks building layout

*Please note that with room setups to accommodate buffet tables, head tables or stage risers, seating capacity for guests may be significantly reduced, and some room arrangement may be needed by you during your event.


Lau Christensen Room

The Lau Christensen Room will seat 140.


Bea Christensen Room

The Bea Christensen Room will seat 120.


Bea & Lau Christensen Room

The Bea & Lau Christensen Room will seat up to 250 seated guests at tables. 


NGL Community Room

 


CM Vantage Room

This unique meeting space is accessible only by stairs.

Wedding Packages

Brassworks Building

$2500 (up to 250 people)
  • 1 large room and 2 smaller rooms for storage/dressing
  • All tables & chairs (linens are additional)
  • Built-in AV system with microphones, drop-down screens, projectors, flat-screen TV
  • Built-in dance floor
  • Friday night access (if available) from 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Saturday access starting at 10:00am-12:00pm (event must end at 11pm)

Ironworks Building

Friday $990 (up to 144ppl)

12:00pm-12:00am (event must end at 11pm), access to smaller room at 4pm

Saturday $1565 (up to 144ppl)

10:00am-12:00am (event must end at 11pm)

Sunday $860 (up to 144ppl)

12:00pm-10:00pm (event must end at 9pm)

  • 1 large room and 1 smaller room for storage/dressing
  • All tables & chairs (linens are additional)
  • Built-in AV system with microphones, drop-down screen & projector
  • Built-in dance floor
 

2020 Room Rates

View pdf rates document

We make it easy to serve great food.

Facility users are allowed to bring in prepared food, prepare your own food in GCC’s service kitchen or use one of GCC’s approved caterers. The Goodman Community Center also offers its own in-house catering service option through the Working Class Catering program. All alcoholic beverages must be purchased and served through GCC’s in-house catering service.

Preferred Caterer: Working Class Catering

  • Professional chefs and staff
  • Give teens employment/educational programming
  • Benefits the Goodman Community Center
  • Full menu, full-service catering

Outside caterers will be approved on a case-by-case basis, with signed contract. Facility users will pay a $3.50 per guest fee at the time the contract is signed. If the facility user decides to use Working Class Catering, and has paid the outside catering fee, this fee will be applied towards their Working Class Catering bill. 

Regarding serving alcohol: 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.

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Need a great 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.

Browse our menu.

Send an inquiry to our Working Class Catering staff 

Things to know when scheduling an event

The Goodman Community Center strives to keep our rates affordable for everyone in our community. This does mean that we expect our facility users to support the event’s clean-up. Be aware that there may be other events and activities elsewhere in the building.
Some key tips:

  • The Goodman Community Center is a busy community space, open to the public. There will likley be other events in the building during your facility rental.
  • GCC expects all facility users to remove event items which you brought in, and to place garbage in proper containers.  

RENTAL OVERVIEW AND GUIDELINES


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 DJ or other entertainment?
Other amenities: What AV equipment, tablecloths, etc. would help with your event?

To inquire on room availability for your event, please contact: 

Amy Manteufel, Events Manager
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608-204-8051
Margo Tiedt, Events Coordinator
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608-204-8028
Sam Holben, Events Coordinator
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608-204-8062 

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How to submit your room reservations:

  • Make sure the room(s) are available before submitting your reservation by contacting our Hospitality staff.
  • 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.

 SUBMIT ROOM RESERVATION REQUEST


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.