Candlewood Suites




Located just outside of downtown Madison, the Hawthorn Suites of Fitchburg offers a contemporary yet sophisticated setting for your wedding day. This hotel is ideal for destination weddings or couples hosting many out-of-town guests. Between the hotel’s first class service and centralized location near the airport and some of the area’s finest attractions, including picturesque State Street, the classical state capitol building, or the University of Wisconsin campus. Lake Mendota is also an easy drive away. Hawthorn Suites of Fitchburg has a beautiful banquet space that is perfect for hosting your ceremony or reception, boasting beautiful features like expansive windows, plush printed carpet, and timelessly beautiful dark wood finishes. Once your big day comes to a close, sojourn to one of the romantic suites to enjoy a relaxing wedding night only a few stair flights away from your reception! The gracious staff will truly put the bow on top of your wedding experience, ensuring that they attend to your every need during your stay.

Venue Style

Hotel/Resort, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 125 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 125 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up/decorating can take place the day before at 12:00pm. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1,500 for a reception and includes 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $250 with reception rental or $300/hour for a ceremony only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hour. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Candlewood Suites is estimated at between $5,136 and $10,275 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 11:30PM