MEMORIAL UNION TERRACE OPENING in MADISON WI

The sunburst chairs return to the Memorial Union Terrace

Justin and I are so excited to have the chairs back at the Memorial Union Terrace TOMORROW! WHOOHOO!!!! We love getting a pitcher of beer, sitting by the water and people watching.

There is more than just sitting and drinking beer to! The hot dogs & brats are another way we love enjoy the warmer nights! It’s a fun, cheap date night! You can also see amazing good movies and bands on the stage! We found out about the movies on accident one year. We were having too much fun watching people, time just flew by! Before we knew it the sun was going down and a screen was going down. A movie we’ve never seen before came on, so we stayed and watched! Another fun addition to a date night! A FREE MOVIE!


The terrace is also amazing for photos too! BUT, a few things you need to know first if you are taking wedding, family or couple photos down there!


  • You do need a permit, it is free but they want to be aware of who’s down there. There are times we forget, but we are aware of the rules, and abide by them.
  • For weddings, I highly suggest NOT doing this! As it’s SUPER busy during the Summer months and be a little annoying to maneuver around all the people. If you really want to do this, I suggest it just being the couple or make sure the photographer knows the rules.
  • For families or couples, I couldn’t recommend photographing in the early mornings instead! This way you have all to yourself, you don’t have to fight crowds and the morning light is AMAZING! But, if you have your mind made up, get there early enough to get a table or be prepared to work around the crowds 🙂
  • Be conscious of the people around you – they are trying to enjoy a relaxing evening. Don’t ask anyone to move, don’t take the chairs when you can’t take them & be respectful.

Memorial Union Terrace Opening Day! Things to do in Madison Wisconsin, UW Madison
Memorial Union Terrace Opening Day! Things to do in Madison Wisconsin, UW Madison
Memorial Union Terrace Opening Day! Things to do in Madison Wisconsin, UW Madison
Memorial Union Terrace Opening Day! Things to do in Madison Wisconsin, UW Madison