Facility Rental Categories, Guidelines and Rates

Facility Rental Categories

Rental rates vary according to the classification. The terms "Group", "Residency" and "Local" are defined as having primary residence in the City of Madison.

Group I

Local neighborhood associations, local neighborhood centers and other volunteer-based local community groups which are not engaged in for-profit or fundraising activities.

Local Group I organizations are able to use the meeting room free of charge once a month for up to 3 hours. If requests go beyond 3 hours (in a month) a $10 per hour fee will apply.

Group II

Local non-profit organizations which are service, civic, recreational and/or educational in nature; not engaged in for-profit or fundraising activities.

Group III

  • Private individual or group events, such as parties, weddings, business meetings.
  • For-profit businesses or organizations.
  • Non-profit organizations, which are other than, service, civic, recreational and/or educational in nature, or non-local non-profit organizations.
  • Non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, neighborhood centers, other volunteer-based community groups and private individuals who rent the facility to engage in for-profit or fundraising activities.

Notes

All groups are responsible for the behavior of their guests and invitees. Groups or individuals specifically shall take responsibility for alcohol consumption of guests and any behaviors that may be harmful to any of the facilities, customers, or staff.

Scheduling Policy

Reservations are required for all groups wishing to utilize the WPCRC. Please make reservations by calling (608) 245-3694.


Facility Rental Guidelines

Commercial Use

If Lessee uses the Facility for commercial use or charges any form of admission, Lessee agrees to pay WPCRC 15% of the gross revenues in addition to all other fees, deposits, and charges. Payment shall be made within five (5) days of the event and submitted with documentation of gross revenues satisfactory to WPCRC.

Security

If WPCRC or Lessee decides security is necessary at Lessee's event, Lessee will be responsible for all fees related to security personnel and equipment. Fees are due at time of reservation. WPCRC reserves the right to do a background check on Lessee and its representatives.

Late Reservations

In the event of a late reservation, checks will not be accepted. Payment must be made by cash or credit card.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in any part of the Community Center at any time.

Food Service

Available through permitted caterers. Potluck is allowed for groups of 60 or fewer, but there is no kitchen access. Please see rental coordinator for additional kitchen information.

Clean Up

Groups having drop-off or pick-up food service from a permitted caterer will be responsible for the complete clean-up of all areas utilized, including removal of tablecloths and all other personal equipment. All disposables must be placed in appropriate trash receptacles. Recyclables must be placed in recyclable containers only.

Ending Time

All events must end by 10:00pm, including clean-up, unless otherwise agreed upon.

Storage

The storage of any equipment or other accessory items belonging to the users is not permitted. WPCRC is not responsible for any equipment or other accessory items left at the Community Center at any time.

Decorations

The use of nails, tape, tacks or the like to fasten decorations or other materials to walls, doors or from the ceiling is prohibited. Glitter, rice, birdseed, etc, may not be thrown or used as tabletop decorations. Helium balloons are not permitted.

Candles

Candles, other than votives, are not allowed.

Responsibility

Lessee shall be responsible for the behavior of any and all event attendees. A responsible person or persons from Lessee's group shall be present at the event at all times. Lessee agrees that its representatives shall familiarize themselves with and abide by Park Division rules and regulations as well as specific Lessor facility rules.


Rental Rates

In keeping with the mission of the WPCRC and in order to not be exclusionary to any of the local user groups, facility rentals are priced using a three-tier system defined by three rental categories: (Groups I, II and III). WPCRC has equipment rental available. All fee are subject to tax.

Catered food must come from one of the permitted caterers.

Community Room > 1, 2 & 3 1 & 2 2 & 3 1 2 3
CAPACITY: Banquet/Lecture > 160/200 120/150 96/115 64/85 56/65 40/50
CITY OF MADISON RESIDENT Weekday
M-R
Half Day $210.00 $185.00 $135.00 $135.00 $95.00 $75.00
Full Day $470.00 $300.00 $300.00 $225.00 $180.00 $115.00
Evening $360.00 $340.00 $240.00 $225.00 $180.00 $115.00
Weekend
F-Su
Half Day $300.00 $240.00 $185.00 $170.00 $150.00 $115.00
Full Day $475.00 $360.00 $300.00 $280.00 $245.00 $185.00
Evening $590.00 $475.00 $415.00 $280.00 $245.00 $185.00
CITY OF MADISON
NON-RESIDENT
Weekday
M-R
Half Day $230.00 $210.00 $150.00 $145.00 $105.00 $85.00
Full Day $500.00 $315.00 $315.00 $235.00 $190.00 $125.00
Evening $380.00 $365.00 $265.00 $235.00 $190.00 $125.00
Weekend
F-Su
Half Day $325.00 $280.00 $200.00 $180.00 $160.00 $115.00
Full Day $500.00 $365.00 $315.00 $290.00 $255.00 $195.00
Evening $630.00 $500.00 $440.00 $290.00 $255.00 $195.00
Half Day 4 Hours Monday-Saturday: 8am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm
Full Day 8 Hours Monday-Saturday: 8am-4pm
7 Hours Sunday: 11am-6pm
Evening 5 Hours Daily: 5pm-10pm
1 Hour Extend until 11pm: $100
  • Additional fees may be charged for alcohol, catering service, special activities or security.
  • Security deposit required.
  • All rental groups must complete a facility rental agreement.
  • All catered food must be provided by one of the permitted caterers.
  • Kitchen use is available upon request. Fees and a kitchen orientation required.
  • Potlucks are permitted for groups of 60 or fewer (no kitchen access).
  • All fees are subject to Wisconsin State Sales Tax.