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Weddings

Your Big Day

Get Married at the Iconic Wisconsin Union

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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

  • 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!

  • 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.

    Due to the change in Wisconsin Union operations related to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended wedding lotteries and are unable to accept new wedding reservations at this time.  We will begin accepting new requests for weddings after the Wisconsin Union re-opens. Wedding lotteries will resume on the first working day of the month after the Wisconsin Union re-opens.

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    *May Room Offline for Construction
    *June Room Offline for Construction
    *July Room Offline for Construction
    *August Room Offline for  Construction
    *September Room Offline for  Construction
    *October Room Offline for  Construction
    *November Room Offline for  Construction
    *December Lottery Held in June  2020 

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

  • Wedding Tastings

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

    Entrée Tasting Dates:

    2021 Dates to be determined.

    Hors D'oeuvres Tasting Dates:

    2021 Dates to be determined.

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

    Wisconsin Union Catering Menus & Info

  • 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

  • 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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