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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 March 23, 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, September 1, 2017).

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 Union South (2nd Floor - Room 233) 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 February 2019 for Union South and Memorial Union.  We will begin taking reservations for March 2019 at the wedding lottery held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Campus Event Services office (Room 233) at Union South.

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:
January 5
February 2
March 23
May 18, 25
October 19, 26
November 2, 16
December 7, 14, 21

2019:
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 15, 22

Saturdays:

2017:
December 16

2018:
January 6, 13
February 3, 10
March 10, 24, 31
August 25
October 13
November 17
December 8, 15, 22

2019:
January 5, 12, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23

Sundays:

2017:
September 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 10

2018:
January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11
March 4, 11, 18
April 1, 29
May 20, 27
June 3, 17, 24
July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 18
December 9, 16, 23

2019:
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24

Great Hall at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2017: Closed for Construction

2018:
January 26
April 6, 27
June 8
August 31
December 7, 14, 21

2019:
January 4, 11, 18
February 1, 8, 15, 22

Saturdays:

2017: Closed for Construction

2018:
April 7, 21, 28
December 8, 15

2019:
January 5, 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16, 23

Sundays:

2017: Closed for Construction

2018:
January 21, 28
February 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18
April 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6
June 17
August 12, 19, 26
September 9, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 9, 16, 23

2019:
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24

Tripp Commons at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2017: Closed for Construction

2018:
January 19, 26
April 6
May 18, 25
July 13
August 31
December 7, 14, 21

2019:
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22

Saturdays:

2017: Closed for Construction

2018:
January 27
April 7, 21, 28
July 21
September 1
December 1, 8, 15, 22

2019:
January 5, 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16, 23

Sundays:

2017: Closed for Construction

2018:
January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18
April 1, 8, 15, 29
May 6, 20
June 10, 17
August 19, 26
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, 23

2019:
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24

Main Lounge at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2017: Closed for Construction

2018:
January 5, 12, 19, 26
April 6, 20, 27
May 18, 25
June 8
July 6, 13
August 3, 17, 24, 31
December 7, 14, 21

2019:
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22

Saturdays:

2017: Closed for Construction

2018:
January 6, 13, 20, 27
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 19
July 14, 28
August 11, 18, 25
September 1
December 8, 15, 22

2019:
January 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23

Sundays:

2017: Closed for Construction

2018:
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 20, 27
June 10, 17
July 8, 29
August 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 9, 16, 23

2019:
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24