Weddings

University of Wisconsin Memorial Union

Madison, WI View map

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The Wisconsin Union 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 serve as the perfect backdrop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Government Building
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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    Briana M. Married on 08/10/2019
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    Wonderful venue!

    We absolutely loved working with the Wisconsin Union. My husband and I are both alumni and the Memorial Union was the best wedding venue we could have asked for. Everything was set up the way we wanted, on-time, and well done. We did both our ceremony and reception in the same space and they switched the space over quickly and easily between the ceremony and reception. Hattie was wonderful to work with in the planning process and made things easy to understand. Also the views you get from the terrace are unlike anything else. All of our visiting families and friends were in awe! Couldn't recommend it enough!
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    Sarah Married on 03/30/2019
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    Wedding at Memorial Union

    Our wedding in Tripp Commons at Memorial Union was absolutely magical! The venue was awesome and the staff working the event went out of their way to make it a great night. Our event coordinator made sure everything went smoothly, was organized and communicated with us about our preferences, which made the whole planning experience feel manageable. The bartenders were fun and the waitstaff efficient...food was excellent and you cannot beat the views and location! We LOVED having our wedding here!
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    Mikaela Married on 10/08/2016
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    We had our wedding reception in Varsity Hall of Union South, and were very pleased with how everything went. We went with the union because of the connection to the UW, the location near downtown Madison, and the reasonable cost compared to nearby venues. We had a fairly large guest list (180 total), but they were easily accommodated in two sections of the room. The food was great, and we appreciated having so much choice over the beer as well! We really like the room, and it was especially beautiful during the appetizers when the sun was shining in the big windows. We also really liked that there was so much “overflow” space outside of the ballroom – our guests who were bothered by the music could go relax on the patio or out on the tables/ couches right outside of Varsity Hall.

    Hattie was our wedding coordinator, and she was great to work with. The union changed their catering menu between when we signed the contract and our wedding, but she was flexible with us and allowed us to pick off the old menu as well. There was a slight miscommunication about the cost of the bar on the day of the wedding (in our favor), and they were very flexible and honored the lower price that we had been told. Overall, a great pick for a venue!

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800 Langdon St Madison, WI, 53706
6082622511
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University of Wisconsin Memorial Union frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of University of Wisconsin Memorial Union in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by University of Wisconsin Memorial Union for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Government Building
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at University of Wisconsin Memorial Union for wedding events?

University of Wisconsin Memorial Union offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does University of Wisconsin Memorial Union offer?

University of Wisconsin Memorial Union offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does University of Wisconsin Memorial Union offer for wedding events?

University of Wisconsin Memorial Union offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner

What percentage of users recommend University of Wisconsin Memorial Union and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

University of Wisconsin Memorial Union is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in flexibility.

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