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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 July 13, 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 (Monday, January 8, 2018).

January 8th Lottery Location
We are pleased to announce our January Lottery for dates in July 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 June 2019 for Union South and Memorial Union.  We will begin taking reservations for July 2019 at the wedding lottery held on Monday, January 8, 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.

 

**Please Note: Both Memorial Union and Union South Campus Event Services Office Locations will close at 12pm on Friday 12/22/2017 for winter break. Union South will reopen at 8am on Wednesday 01/03/2018 and Memorial Union will reopen at 8am on Monday 01/08/2018.**

Wedding Date Availability

Varsity Hall at Union South

Fridays:

2018:
May 18, 25
October 26
November 2, 16
December 7, 14, 21

2019:
January 4, 11, 25
February 1, 22
March 1, 15, 22, 29
April 19, 26
May 3, 17, 24, 31

Saturdays:

2018:
March 24, 31
December 8, 15, 22

2019:
January 5, 12, 26
February 2, 23
March 2, 9, 23
April 6, 13, 20
May 4, 25
June 8, 15, 22, 29

Sundays:

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

2019:
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 28
May 5, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Great Hall at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2018:
August 31
December 7, 14, 21

2019:
January 4
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 19, 26
May 3, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturdays:

2018:
December 15

2019:
January 5, 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
April 6, 13, 20
May 4

Sundays:

2018:
February 11, 18, 25
March 4, 18
April 1, 15
June 3, 17
August 12, 19, 26
September 9
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 9, 16, 23

2019:
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 19
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Tripp Commons at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2018:
May 25
August 31
December 7, 14, 21

2019:
January 4, 11, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 19, 26
May 3, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturdays:

2018:
December 1, 8, 15, 22

2019:
January 5, 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 25
June 1, 8, 29

Sundays:

2018:
January 28
February 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18
April 1, 8, 15
May 6
June 10, 17
August 26
September 9, 23
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
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30