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University of Wisconsin-Madison

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
800 Langdon St.

Madison, Wisconsin 53706

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Maximum
Meeting:1300
Meeting
Rooms:30

About

About University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Wisconsin Union is comprised of the Memorial Union and Union South buildings. Both of our Unions are landmarks at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, which provide facilities to thousands of students, student organizations, campus staff, local companies, and community members in order to facilitate the mission of the University and to provide learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Memorial Union is one of the most beloved and historic destinations on campus, built in 1928, known for its historic architecture and famous Memorial Union Terrace that overlooks Lake Mendota.

The Memorial Union just finished multi-phase renovations to which include an updated East Wing in addition to utility and ADA compliant upgrades. Memorial Union serves all of campus and is known for being located in the heart of downtown and the famous State Street area. Memorial Union is the “living room of the campus,” a place to come socialize, relax, study, eat, and enjoy all the beautiful sunsets and lake views that Madison has to offer. Since opening its doors in 1928, it has offered a variety of social and educational activities for UW students, faculty, Wisconsin Union Members, and the Madison community. Among its many treasures, the building houses a 1,200 seat performance theater, Strada Italian Cuisine, Carte Soups & Salads, the Daily Scoop Ice Cream, Badger Market, Peet’s Coffee, Der Rathskeller German-Style Tavern, Wheelhouse Studios, Wisconsin Hoofers, various art exhibits, and plentiful study space. Situated on the shores of Lake Mendota, the classic architecture of the building boasts a picturesque lakeside view as well as a terrace featuring 600 of our trademark sunburst chairs – the perfect spot for an afternoon snack in the summer.

Union South re-opened in April 2011 and replaced the former student Union located on the same space. Union South opened as a LEED Gold Certified building. Union South is the home of Varsity Hall an 11,000 square foot ballroom divisible into three separate spaces. There is also a 330-seat Marquee Theater, 17 meeting rooms, state of the art audiovisual equipment and 60 hotel rooms. Other features include, several outdoor decks, four restaurants and Peet’s Coffee Shop on the ground floor, The Sett Recreation, climbing wall, bowling alley, pool tables, and games.

Each year, the Wisconsin Union holds large academic conferences ranging from 200-2,000 participants in its buildings and surrounding campus facilities. The Ribonucleic Acid Society Meeting was our largest hosted conference at 1,150 participants until 2011 when our staff hosted and coordinated the National Science Olympiad competition. Over 2,000 participants from 120 schools competed throughout campus including Memorial Union and Union South.

 
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Madison - 0
Milwaukee - 80
Chicago,IL - 150

:
Dane County Regional Airport - Madison, WI - 15 minutes


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CATERING
Whether it’s for a meeting break, tailgate party or wedding reception, the Wisconsin Union caters to you. Wisconsin Union Catering’s tradition of excellence is found at events in both Memorial Union and Union South—plus delivery throughout the UW-Madison campus.


In-House CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1300 Attendees


30 Spaces

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Theatre Style 1300 | Classroom Style 300

TECHNOLOGY
Internet and phone access; comprehensive audio-visual; fully equipped 1300 seat theater; technical support; access to computer labs.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

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Accommodations

Accommodations

1300
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Hotel | 200 rooms
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| Hotel | 72 rooms
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| Hotel | 163 rooms
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| Hotel | 137 rooms
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| Hotel | 194 rooms
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| Hotel | 240 rooms
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| Hotel | 373 rooms
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Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
1300
Overall
300
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
| 1,950 SQ FT
Location: Memorial Union
Large theater space offering a stage and various audio/visual options.
| 624 SQ FT | image

Location: Memoriral Union
AV:Flat Panel TV
Fixed conference table for up to 16 people.
| 788 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
Flexible space that can be divided into two rooms
| 644 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
| 3,587 SQ FT | image
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Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
Used for meetings, large gatherings and more, this space has direct access to an outdoor patio overlooking Lake Mendota and the Terrace.

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
Black box theater
| 810 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
Features views of Alumni Park and can be divided into two rooms
| 524 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Flat panel TV
Fixed conference table for 12
| 1,214 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
Murals depicting scences of early Madison life line the walls of this room.
| 4,928 SQ FT | image
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Location: Memorial Union
AV: Three Projectors & Screens
| 904 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
| 618 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
| 1,214 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
| 407 SQ FT
Location: Memorial Union
AV: Flat planel TV
Windows to this room's west wall offer views of Alumni Park and adjoins to the State Room.
| 400 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
| 600 SQ FT | image

Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
| 1,295 SQ FT
Location: Memorial Union
AV: Projector & Screen
| 755 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Projector & Screen
Fixed conference table with outlets for up to 18. Has direct access to the second floor deck, which overlooks South Plaza.
| 474 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Flat panel TV
Has access to second floor outdoor deck and roll-up window for registration, coat checks, or similar.
| 684 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Projector & Screen
Fixed conference table with outlets for up to 18.
| 10,778 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Three Projectors & Screens
Large divisible hall with adjacent lounge.
| 3,441 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Projector & Screen
The cinema has plush seats, an expansive movie screen and a specialized sound system.
| 937 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Projector & Screen
| 508 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Flat panel TV
| 626 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Projector & Screen
Includes balcony overlooking campus.
| 406 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Flat panel TV
| 981 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Projector & Screen
Has direct access to third floor deck.
| 1,270 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Two Projectors & Screens
| 867 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Projector & Screen
| 1,562 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Projector & Screen
| 425 SQ FT
Location: Union South
AV: Flat panel TV
Fixed conference table for 12.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
Whether it’s for a meeting break, tailgate party or wedding reception, the Wisconsin Union caters to you. Wisconsin Union Catering’s tradition of excellence is found at events in both Memorial Union and Union South—plus delivery throughout the UW-Madison campus.
Dining Options

  • Der Rathskeller
Der Rathskeller is a favorite gathering place for students, staff and community members. With a German beer hall feel, this Wisconsin Union icon hosts music sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate's Music Committee, game watches for the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers, and provides a place to socialize. 
  • Strada
Strada, an Italian street food eatery, featuring hearth-fired pizzas, pasta dishes and piadinas - Italian flatbread sandwichs filled with cheese, meat and vegetables.
  • Carte
Carte - a sandwich and made-to-order salad shop with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
  • Daily Scoop
Babcock Daily ice cream is served from a single scoop waffle cone to the freshman 15 sundae with 15 scoops of ice cream.
  • Peet's Coffee
Peet's provides coffee, tea, and pastries.
  • Der Stiftskeller
Der Stiftskeller, offers a variety of beer, wine, soda and salty snacks.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Dane County Regional Airport - Madison, WI - 15 minutes
Nearby Cities
Madison - 0 miles | Milwaukee - 80 miles | Chicago,IL - 150
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber




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