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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 September 19, 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 (Friday, March 1, 2019).

March 1st Lottery Location

We are pleased to announce our March Lottery for dates in September 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 August 2020 for Union South and Memorial Union.  We will begin taking reservations for September 2020 at the wedding lottery held on Friday, March 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 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: 

2019:
May 17, 24
July 5
September 20
October 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22
December 13

2020:
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 6, 20, 27
April 10, 17
May 15, 22
August 14, 28

Saturdays:

2019:
November 2, 16
December 14, 21

2020:
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 29
March 7, 21, 28
April, 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 23, 30
June 6, 20
July 4, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Sundays:

2019:
February 10
March 17, 24
April 21, 28
June 2, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 22, 29
October 6, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1

2020:
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 12, 26
May 3, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Great Hall at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2019:
May 17, 31
July 5
August 23
December 13

2020:
January 10, 17, 31
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 24
May 1, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 24, 31
August 14, 21, 28

Saturdays:

2020:
January 18
March 7, 14, 21
April 4, 11, 18, 25

Sundays:

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

2020:
January 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 26
May 3, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 21, 28
July 5, 26
August 2, 16, 23, 30

Tripp Commons at Memorial Union

Fridays:

2019:
May 31
July 5
August 23
December 6, 13, 20

2020:
January 10, 17, 31
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 24
May 1, 15, 22, 29
**June 5, 12, 19, 26
**July 10, 24, 31
**August 14, 21, 28

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

Saturdays:

2019:
December 7, 14, 21

2020:
January 11, 18
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18
May 16
**June 6, 13, 27
**July 4
**August 1, 15, 22, 29

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

Sundays:

2019:
March 3, 10, 24
April 7, 21, 28
May 5
June 9, 16
July 7
August 11, 25
September 8, 22, 29
October 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8

2020:
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 17, 24
**June 7, 21, 28
**July 5
**August 2, 16, 23, 30

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