Located in the heart of Madison, the Best Western Plus InnTowner is an ideal location for both wedding receptions and guest accomodations. The hotel recently completed a multimillion dollar renovation of the banquet hall and guest rooms, offering a modern canvas for your wedding day vision and expertly appointed guest rooms with many amenities.
Venue Features: Newly renovated grand ballroom with free parking and a complimentary shuttle to local attractions. Wedding packages include traditional or creative menu choices, a guest room for the wedding couple, a hospitality room for a rehearsal dinner or gift opening, a hardwood dance floor and an on-site wedding coordinator.
Capacity: The InnTowner offers 4 halls to accommodate corporate events, bridal showers, receptions and gift opening brunches. Each named to honor an individual who left a legacy at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, here is the history behind each event space:
The InnTowner has dedicated its most expansive banquet and meeting room to a larger-than-life athlete, Alan Ameche. Even as a freshman football player at the UW Madison, Ameche began to break Badger rushing records. In 1951 and 1953, Ameche led the Big Ten in rushing. He was named “All Big Ten” fullback in 1953 and was “All American” in 1953 and 1954. Ameche was Wisconsin’s first Heisman Trophy winner in 1954. It wasn’t until 1999 that another Badger, Ron Dayne, was a Heisman Trophy recipient.
One of the University of Wisconsin’s presidents in its early, formative years, John Bascom was recruited from Williams College in 1847 to take leadership of UW Madison. He favored a traditional liberal arts curriculum and immediately set out to improve the course, faculty and quality of the students attending the UW. Bascom favored co-education and arranged for women to have equal access to academic studies. His liberal beliefs associated him with women’s suffrage, the right of labor to organize, and prohibition. Professor Bascom served as UW President until 1887.
Professor Charles Van Hise, geologist and education, was the University of Wisconsin’s president from 1903 to 1918. Van Hise’s forward thinking blended the English model of liberal arts education, the German model of research and graduate education, and the academic emphasis on outreach. In 1910 he authored the country’s first textbook on the conservation of natural resource studies.
The InnTowner’s Graaskamp room was named in honor of the late Professor James A Graaskamp, M.B.A, PhD. and Chairman of the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics at the University Of Wisconsin School Of Business, Madison. Professor Graaskamp provided the preliminary feasibility study for the construction of the InnTowner and it was he who urged the inclusion of this unique seminar room in the design of the hotel.
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Check out the gallery below for inspiration from the recent “Going Green” styled shoot at Best Western Plus Inntowner.
Photographer: Dutcher Photography | Cake: Sweet Hartley’s | Photo Booth: Paparazzi Party Booths | Floral: Sweet Pea Waunakee