Go local with the best food, drinks & events Madison has to offer!

Hours of Operation

MONDAY 7:30 AM—9:00 PM | Garver Lounge Closed
TUESDAY 7:30 AM— 9:00 PM | Garver Lounge Closed
WEDNESDAY 7:30 AM— 9:00 PM | Garver Lounge: 5:00 PM—9:00 PM
THURSDAY 7:30 AM— 10:00 PM | Garver Lounge: 5:00 PM—10:00 PM
FRIDAY 7:30 AM— 10:00 PM | Garver Lounge: 5:00 PM—10:00 PM
SUNDAY 7:30 AM—9:00 PM | Garver Lounge: 10:00 AM—3:00 PM


The Event Space at Garver

A quintessential Madison experience.

The Garver Project

Local has a new home.


Located on Madison's near East Side, nestled behind Olbrich Gardens, the award-winning Garver Feed Mill® is a multi-faceted destination that features local artisans, producers, wellness studios, and retailers offering visitors everything from coffee to ice cream, catering to kombucha.

The renovated Feed Mill honors and preserves Madison's rich agricultural and industrial history by re-activating the building as a next-generation food production center and provide visitors with the opportunity to taste the best of Madison. The historic Mill has been transformed into a platform for local food businesses to grow, and in turn, expand Madison's profile as a Midwestern hub of high quality, hand crafted food and drink.

Private and public events in our indoor and outdoor event spaces keep Garver bustling throughout the year, bringing people from near and far to "the Soul of Madison" - the vibrant East Side of the City. In winter months, Garver is home to the Dane County Farmers Market, the largest producer only farmers market in the nation.

Health and wellness enthusiasts looking to connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them will also find community at Garver Feed Mill through a variety of spiritual and physical wellness offerings from yoga and meditation classes to aromatherapy and spa retreats.

Garver is a foodie and wellness destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, benefiting from the close proximity and future programming with Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Olbrich Park.

Garver Feed Mill® is an award-winning turn-of-the-century building on Madison's near East Side that is home to a collection of producers, artisan food makers, wellness studios and hospitality providers.


2020 Historic Preservation Award

2020 Historic Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse from the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation.

2020 Historic Restoration Award

2020 Historic Restoration Award by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

2020 WI AIA Merit Design Award

2020 WI AIA Merit Design Award by Wisconsin Architect Magazine features the work of Wisconsin architects.

2021 ASID Bronze Award

2021 Bronze Award by the Wisconsin Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Bringing Industry to Madison

The Garver Feed Mill has been a Madison icon since its earliest days. Built in 1906, the Mill was originally constructed as a sugar beet processing facility by the United States Sugar Company . As the largest factory in the state of Wisconsin, the facility played an essential role in Madison’s economic development and emergence as a major industrial center. Designed by the prominent Madison firm of Law, Law and Potter, the building became known throughout the city as the “Sugar Castle” due to its gothic arched windows and Richardsonian turret, which gave the building a palatial appearance. The sugar plant remained in operation until it closed its doors in 1924.






Thank you for your inquiry. We appreciate your interest in using the Garver building as a photography backdrop for professional business photos, however, we currently do not permit professional posed photography at Garver unless you are part of a privately booked function through Garever Events, LLC.   Posed photography would include wedding, family, engagement, prom, maternity, graduation, senior photos or the like.

As you may know, one of our current tenants at Garver is Twig & Olive Photography.  In fairness to our tenant, we cannot allow other professional photographers to utilize the Garver space and have the same benefits as our rent paying tenants.   We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

We encourage guests and visitors to take casual photographs of their visit for their own personal use. However, if you are coming to the Garver for the purpose of taking professional posed photos, please be advised that this is not permitted.  Thank you again for your interest.