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University of Wisconsin Memorial Union

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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.

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12 Reviews for University of Wisconsin Memorial Union

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12 University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Reviews

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Mikaela

Married on 10/08/2016

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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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Lukas

Married on 07/25/2015

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

My wife and I had our wedding reception in the Great Hall at Memorial Union in summer of 2015. Everything about the venue, staff, amenities were fantastic! We had around 160 people total in the Great ... Read more Hall and there was plenty of space for a harvest style head table surrounded by tables of eight for our guests. The hall also comes with a side adjoining room at no cost where we set up a photo booth and cocktail tables for guests to enjoy in case they needed a break of dancing. The staff was fantastic and we heard numerous compliments from our guests on how polite and accommodating the waiters and servers were. The venue also includes a small service fee for getting the space ready and cleaning afterwards but there is no hidden cost for tables, chairs, linens, napkins, dishes/glasses... which was amazing! The venue also includes a contact person who helps you make all the tough choices on room setup, food/drink choices, appetizers, late-night snacks which helped to take a lot of the pressure and planning off of our plate. The venue holds a once a month food tasting that may be different each month so it is good to look ahead and plan which tasting you would like to try (one tasting per couple is free and included). For any current or future Badgers looking for a wedding venue right on campus, this is the place to be and would highly recommend the Great Hall!

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Lindsey

Married on 08/13/2011

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Everything was great! Steve was so calm and great about answering our many questions, and while he wasn't there the day of, things went amazingly! The venue is staffed by students and they did such a ... Read more a great job! everyone had food without waiting forever. they worked fast, we barely noticed them. food was great too. it was nice to have everything there that we needed. a great value too!

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