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We vow to make your wedding day perfect.  From start to finish, let us take care of every detail. 

Campus Event Services provides planning and coordination for any size wedding reception, anniversary party and other special events. The beautiful rooms and spaces in the Memorial Union and Union South offer a unique backdrop to your dream day.

Book A Wedding

Booking Process

From start to finish, here are the steps toward your walk down the aisle at the Union:

Available Wedding Dates at Wisconsin Union

Booking requirements & information you will need:

    • 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.

Attend the Lottery to Secure Your Date


Meet with one of our planners to start making food, decor and other selections

Make Final decisions


Enjoy your big day!

Lottery & Eligibility

Only Wisconsin Union Members may make room reservations.  If you are not currently a Wisconsin Union Member, we invite you to join.  Learn more about Becoming a Member.  

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 December 2020 for Union South and Memorial Union. We will begin taking reservations for January 2021 at the wedding lottery held on Monday, July 1, 2019 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 us at: (608) 262-2511 or email us: events@union.wisc.edu, to determine the most current availability.

 

Available Dates

 

2019  Friday    Saturday  Sunday
July 5 - 7, 21
August 30 31 4, 11, 18, 25
September - - 8, 22, 29
October - - 6
November - - 10, 17
December - 14 1

 

2020Friday Saturday Sunday
January 10, 31 11, 25 12, 19, 26
February - 1, 8, 15, 29 2, 9, 16
March 20 21 1, 8, 15, 22
April - - 12
May 22 2, 30 17, 24, 31
June - - 7, 21, 28
July 10 4, 11, 18, 25 5, 19, 26
August 28 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 11, 18
- 6, 13, 20, 27
October - 3, 17 4, 11, 25
November 13, 20 14, 28 1, 15, 22, 29
December 11, 18 12 13

 

 
2019  Friday    Saturday  Sunday
July 5 - 7, 21
August 23, 30 - 11, 25
September - - 8, 15, 29
October - - 6, 20, 27
November - - 10, 17, 24
December 13, 20 - 1, 15

 

2020Friday Saturday Sunday
January 10, 17, 31 18 12, 19
February - - 2, 9, 16, 23
March 13, 20, 27 7, 14, 21 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April - - 12, 26
May 15, 22, 29 - 3, 31
June 12, 19, 26 - 7, 21, 28
July 24, 31 - 5, 26
August 14, 21, 28 - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September - - 20, 27
October - - 4, 11, 18, 25
November 13, 20 21 1, 15, 22, 29
December 11, 18 12 13

 
2019  Friday    Saturday  Sunday
July 5 - -
August - - 11, 25
September - - 8, 29
October - - 20, 27
November - - 3, 10, 17, 24
December 13, 20 21 1, 8, 15

 

2020Friday Saturday Sunday
January 10, 17, 31 11, 18 12, 19, 26
February -  - 2, 9, 16, 23
March 6, 13, 20 7, 14, 21, 28 1, 15, 22, 29
April - - 5, 12, 19
May 15, 22, 29 - 3, 24
*June 5, 12, 19, 26 6, 13, 27 7, 21, 28
*July 10, 31 - 5
*August 14, 21, 28 1, 8, 15, 29 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
*September - - 6, 13, 20, 27
*October - - 4, 11, 18, 25
*November 13, 20 14, 21 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
*December 11, 18 12 13

*Tripp Deck will not be available during these dates due to construction. 

Tastings & Catering

Wedding Tastings

We offer menu tastings for wedding couples on the following dates:

Entrée Tasting Dates:
Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Sunday, April 19th, 2020
Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Hors D'oeuvres Tasting Dates:
Thursday, January 23rd 2020

Reservations are required - please contact your event planner to sign up (608) 262-2511 or events@union.wisc.edu.  

Wisconsin Union Catering Menus & Info

A/V & Specialty Services

The Wisconsin Union offers a wide range of audio/visual and presentation equipment for weddings at Memorial Union & Union South.

Event equipment can be reserved through your Campus Event Services wedding planner as soon as your event is scheduled. Our friendly team of event and building managers are available to assist you with your rented equipment use or answer any questions on the day of your event.

You may bring in your own equipment, but we cannot provide technology support for non-Wisconsin Union equipment.

More Details on A/V & Equipment

Wedding Planning Guide

Making Plans

We look forward to talking with you to start planning your wedding. In the meantime, feel free to take a look at our guide, agreement details and menus.

Wedding Planning Guide

Rates & Policies

Ceremony Agreement and Information

 
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