Madison Event Center – Covington, KY

The Madison Event Center is a popular reception hall in downtown Covington, KY. It holds six event spaces across four floors in its main building at 700 Madison Ave. This historic building served as home to Covington’s F. W. Woolworth’s department for 72 years. A little over 20 years ago, the Salyers family, which also runs Donna Salyers Fabulous Bridal, rehabbed and opened this beautiful event space.

Exterior of the Madison Event Center, Covington, KY
The main entrance of The Madison Event Center

The Grande Ballroom

Photo booth in the Madison Event Center's Grand Ballroom
Our open photo booth in the Grande Ballroom

The Grande Ballroom is the largest space in the Madison’s complex of rooms. It takes up the entire basement of the building and is perfectly sized for a large wedding reception or corporate event, with seating for up to 375 people. It has a built in bar with three draft stations, private bathrooms (you won’t be sharing bathrooms with other events, at least in this room), and a built in dance floor. It has a modern interior, and you enter the room by way of a grand staircase (or the elevator).


Other Features of the Madison

This is an all-inclusive venue with many options either available or required to be provided by their packages. Catering and beverage service is handled in-house. They have several menu options to choose from and can customize a menu to match your event. Additionally they have several selections of beer, wine, and liquor available that can be customized.

grande ballroom
View of the Grande Ballroom from a front corner

Decorations are available as well, and complement the contemporary styling of the rooms. Centerpieces, linens, and the popular Chiavati chairs are included.

Parking is free for both events and tours through validation at the parking garage behind The Hotel Covington.

Beautiful lobby of the Madison Event Center
Lobby of the Madison Event Center


Madison Event CenterWebsite

700 Madison Ave

Covington, KY 41011