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Available Dates

Securing Your Date
We begin taking reservations for events on the first working day of the month, 18 months in advance of a requested event date.

For example, if you are interested in having a wedding reception on December 7, 2019, the earliest you can make a request for a reservation would be the first working day of the month, 18 months prior to the event (Friday, June 1, 2018).

June 1st Lottery Location
We are pleased to announce our June Lottery for dates in December 2019 will be held in our 2nd Floor Office in Memorial Union. This newly renovated space is across from the historic Main Lounge. Please reference the following parking information to ensure a stress-free parking experience. Parking Info

Popular Space Reservations For Union Members

The Union uses a lottery system for member reservations in our popular large reception spaces—Great Hall, Tripp Commons and Varsity Hall. On the first business day of each month, those Union members who arrive at the Campus Event Services office in Memorial Union (2nd Floor) between 8:00 am and 9:00 am will be given a number upon completion of a form. The lottery will be held at 9:00 am with reservations made in the order that the numbers are drawn.

We are currently accepting reservations through November 2019 for Union South and Memorial Union.  We will begin taking reservations for December 2019 at the wedding lottery held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Campus Event Services office at Memorial Union.

Due to University conferences and events, not all weekend dates may be available. Before coming to the lottery, please call or email the office to determine the most current availability.

 

Information needed and requirements to be eligible for participation in the lottery include:

  • Wisconsin Union membership number
  • Name of Union member
  • $1,000 non-refundable deposit
  • Approximate number of guests
  • Phone number, email and mailing address for the main contact on the reservation
  • Preferred date and preferred reception space
  • Maximum of one lottery number assigned per event. Reservations are non-transferable. 

Please note that reservations for events occurring less than 18 months in advance are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

 

The available dates below are updated on the first business day of each month

Please call Campus Event Services (608-262-2511) to verify availability.

Wedding Date Availability

Varsity Hall at Union South

Fridays:

2018:
July 6
August 17, 24
December 14, 21

2019:
January 4, 11, 18
February 1, 22
March 15, 22, 29
May 17, 24, 31
July 5
August 23, 30
September 6
October 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22

Saturdays:

2018:
December 15, 22

2019:
January 5, 26
February 2, 9
March 2, 23
May 25
June 15, 22
July 6
August 3, 10, 17, 31
October 19, 26
November 2, 16

Sundays:

2018:
June 3, 17, 24
July 8, 29
August 12, 19
September 9, 16, 30
October 7, 28
November 4, 18
December 9, 23

2019:
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 21, 28
May 5, 19
June 2, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24

Great Hall at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2019:
January 4
February 1, 8, 15, 22
May 17, 24, 31
June 7
September 6, 13, 20, 27
November 1, 8, 15, 22

Saturdays:

2019:
January 5, 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16
September 7, 21, 28
November 2, 9, 16, 23

Sundays:

2018:
August 12, 26
September 9, 30
October 7, 14, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 9, 16, 23

2019:
January 6, 13, 27
February 3, 10, 17
March 3, 10, 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28
May 5, 19
June 16, 23, 30
July 7, 21
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 22, 29
October 6, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24

Tripp Commons at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2019:
January 4, 11, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
May 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 12
**August 16
**September 6, 20, 27
November 1, 8, 15, 22

** Tripp Deck will be Offline for Renovation.

Saturdays:

2019:
January 5, 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16, 23
**August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
**September 7, 21, 28
November 2, 9, 16, 23

** Tripp Deck will be Offline for Renovation.

Sundays:

2018:
June 10
August 19, 26
September 9, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, 23

2019:
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 19
June 2, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 21
**August 4, 11, 18, 25
**September 1, 8, 22, 29
**October 6, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24

** Tripp Deck will be Offline for Renovation.