Atrium Open Court Spaces



Discovery Building

330 N. Orchard St

Madison, WI 53715

The first floor of the Discovery Building features a large atrium divided into four open court spaces that can be reserved individually or as a group. It features abundant natural light and versatile setup options with comfortable couches and chairs available for casual seating. The space is suitable for large expositions, receptions, banquets and poster sessions, and can be available as part of a larger event or as a standalone reception site.

Space Details

Open Court - Main

The premier & largest atrium space with ample room for a buffet, bar or displays; accommodates up to 250 people

Open Court - Central

Adjacent to the Forum & Welcome Desk; accommodates up to 100 people

Open Court - West

Fully-customizable open space including live ficus trees; accommodates 50 people

Open Court - East

Open area with ample natural light; accommodates 125 people

Plan your event at The Discovery Building

With 40,000 square feet available, the main floor of the Discovery Building can accommodate up to 1,200 people. The first floor of the building is a central space where campus, community and industry gather to celebrate idea sharing through conferences, poster sessions, banquets, receptions, lectures & more. The Discovery Building is also home to twin research institutes, the private Morgridge Institute for Research and the public Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID). Their private-public collaboration helps facilitate breakthrough discoveries to advance health and well-being.

  • State-of-the-art audiovisual services including projection, sound, live streaming and multimedia capabilities
  • Onsite dining options and catering
  • Flexible, functional spaces with customizable setup options
  • Plants and trees that create a natural ambience