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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 May 18, 2020, 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 (Thursday, November 1, 2018).

November 1st Lottery Location
We are pleased to announce our November Lottery for dates in May 2020 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 April 2020 for Union South and Memorial Union.  We will begin taking reservations for May 2020 at the wedding lottery held on Thursday, October 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:
December 21

2019:
January 4, 11, 18
February 1, 22
May 17, 24
July 5
August 23
September 20
October 25
November 1, 15, 22
December 13, 20

2020:
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 6, 13, 20, 27                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

April 3, 10, 17, 24

Saturdays:

2018:
December 15, 22

2019:
January 5, 26
February 2, 9
March 23
November 2, 16
December 14, 21

2020:
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 29
March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4, 11, 18, 25

Sundays:

2018:
October 28
December 23

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

2020:
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 12, 19, 26

Great Hall at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2019:
January 4, 18
February 1, 8, 15, 22
May 17, 31
November 1, 8, 15, 22
December 13, 20

2020:
January 10, 17, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10, 17, 24

Saturdays:

2019:
January 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16
November 9, 16, 23
December 14

2020:
January 11, 18
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4, 11, 18, 25

Sundays:

2018:
October 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 16, 23

2019:
January 6, 13, 27
February 3, 10, 17
March 3, 10, 24, 31
April 21, 28
May 5, 19
June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 21
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 8, 22, 29
October 6, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 15, 22

2020:
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 12, 19, 26

Tripp Commons at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2019:
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
May 31
December 6, 13, 20

2020:
January 10, 17, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10, 17, 24

Saturdays:

2019:
January 5, 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16, 23
**August 31
**November 2, 9, 16, 23
December 7, 14, 21

2020:
January 11, 18
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4, 11, 18

** Tripp Deck will be Offline for Renovation.

Sundays:

2018:
October 7, 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, 21, 28
May 5, 19
June 2, 9, 16, 23
July 7
**August 11, 18, 25
**September 8, 22, 29
**October 6, 27
**November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15, 22

2020:
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 12, 19, 26

** Tripp Deck will be Offline for Renovation.