The Sylvee

A Blank Slate with Industrial Flair

25 S. Livingston Street | Madison, WI

The Sylvee offers a vast, open concept first floor, a warmly-lit full-service bar, and a tremendous stage equipped with a premium sound system and lighting setup.

The second floor provides ample seating with a stage view, a bar that sits in front of sky-high windows and grand views of the capitol building, and a private, closed-off meeting space.

Blend the industrial vibe of the Sylvee with your own creative concept to bring your event to life!

Venue Features

Main Entrance
First Floor
First Floor
First Floor Bar
Green Room - Common Area
Green Room - Common Area
Private Dressing Room
Second Floor
Second Floor Bar
Conference Room

Event Manager
From signing your contract to closing out your event, the Event Manager is there for you every step of the way. They handle the timeline of vendor deliveries and pickup, assist with room set-up arrangements and transitions, oversee the event staff, and will be on-site to make sure all logistics are handled so that your event is executed without a hitch.

Technical Director
The on-site Technical Director handles all AV needs. They will work with you to determine your personal lighting preferences and schedule any light transitions throughout your event. They coordinate sound, mics, projector screens, and additional equipment rentals.

Full-Service Bar
With an extensive list of beer, liquor, and wine options, the bar manager assists with picking the perfect selection for you and your guests. Whether it be a hosted bar, cash bar, or a combination of the two, they are there to customize your needs.

Event Staff
We will schedule a manager to be here throughout the day, in addition to our security, tech, and bar team. We will maintain the facility and manage the bar for the evening (check bathrooms, clean up spills, reset tables/​chairs as needed, manage tech, serve guests, etc.)

Other amenities include:
  • Use of second floor bar with view of capitol for cocktail hour
  • Projector and screen
  • State-of-the-art sound system
  • Green Room with four dressing rooms & a private bathroom 
  • Use of in-house tables and chairs
  • Personalized message on the Sylvee marquee
  • Climate controlled venue
  • Podium for speakers and presentations
  • Elevated stage
  • Designated catering prep area
  • ADA accessibility
  • Elevator access
Room Setup Capacities

First Level

Reception: 1,250
Banquet: 500
Theater: 650

Second Level

Reception: 200
Banquet: 128
Theater: 158

Conference Room

Reception: 50
Banquet: 40
Theater: 72

Full Venue

Reception: 1,500
Banquet: 668
Theater: 880

Reception: A combination of large rounds and cocktail tables with plenty of open space for mingling and dancing.

Banquet: Tables and chairs set up for a formal sit-down meal.

Theater: Rows of chairs facing the front of the room, usually divided by center and/​or side aisles.

Perfect For
  • Weddings
  • Holiday Parties
  • Galas & Fundraisers
  • Private Concerts
  • Corporate Events
  • Cocktail Hours
  • Staff Happy Hours
  • Staff Meetings
  • Bridal & Baby Showers
Events That Engage, Parties That Rock

At FPC, our venues are never the star of the show, the people are! We help event organizers build the same sense of excitement and anticipation among their attendees that fans feel to see the world-class artists that grace our stage. A great event has guests wanting to attend, not guests having to attend.