Alumni Memorial Union Facilities

The Alumni Memorial Union is located at 1442 West Wisconsin Avenue and is considered by many as the heartbeat of campus. The Alumni Memorial Union "AMU" facilities includes the Union Sports Annex, Varsity Theatre and Weasler Auditorium and offer:

  • 17 meetings rooms
  • 10,000 square foot Monaghan Grand Ballroom (divisible into five separate spaces)
  • 1,050 seat capacity Varsity Theatre
  • 500 seat capacity Weasler Auditorium
  • State of the art audio/visual equipment
  • Variety of dining options including a cafeteria, coffee shop, Innovation Kitchen, full service dining room and Union Sports Annex WOW Wingery
  • Services in the AMU including contract postal station, full service bank including two ATM machines and the The Marquette Spirit Shop

The Alumni Memorial Union Event Services Office is available to help you with all aspects of your event. A limited number of spaces can be requested online. Other venues must be requested in person to the AMU Events Services Office room 245 or by phoning (414) 288-7202.

Note: The Varsity Theater and Weasler Auditorium are shared locations between the Alumni Memorial Union and the Office of the Registrar and can only be reserved by contacting AMU Event Services.

Reserve Space

Space reservations are accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To make a reservation, call us at (414) 288-7202 or stop by room 245 of the Alumni Memorial Union. A select amount of spaces can be reserved online.

Your reservation remains tentative until you provide us with all setup information and obtain any necessary approvals. As soon as you do, we will send you a written confirmation. All reservations are subject to university operating and rental policies.

Approval is required from the recognized head of the sponsoring department or recognized student organization. For events that involve a fee, university users must provide a complete account number. Non-university-sponsored users are required to provide a 75 percent down payment on the space to confirm it.

To ensure space availability, make your reservations early. Reservations are subject to space, room and equipment availability. Room assignments are subject to change.

Whenever possible, observe the following minimum guidelines:

Event/meeting needs

Lead time

Minor setup required

Two working days

Food service menu requirements

10 working days

Custom Menu Requests

15 working days

Guest Count Guarantee

Five working days

Ballroom, Weasler, Marquette Place, Varsity or major building areas

10 working days

Technical or non-technical personnel required including all program scripts, presentations, etc.

10 working days

Beyond stated operating hours

30 days (and approval of

AMU director or designee)

Outdoor areas, rain sites

15 working days

If you must cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so your space can be made available for another group's use.

Catering

The Alumni Memorial Union Event Services team is available to assist with all of your room, equipment and catering needs. Sodexo Dining Services is the preferred provider for catering at Marquette University. We invite you to visit the Catering site to view the MCity Catering Guide as well as all of their Guides designed to make your next catered event one of a kind. 

To ensure the success of your event the following guide should be followed:

Catering needs

Lead time

Food service menu requirements

10 working days

Custom Menu Requests

15 working days

Guest Count Guarantee

Five working days

Alumni Memorial Union Event Services Office
(414) 288-7202
AMU, room 245

Or contact your assigned Event Coordinator.

Resources

BBJ Linen is a preferred supplier of Sodexo Dining Services for linens, chair ties, etc. While their website will provide you with the options available please know that additional service charges and ordering deadlines will apply.

Canopies Events With Distinction is one provider that AMU Event Services uses for tent, table, chair, etc. rental. Please work with your primary Event Coordinator to select items that are best suited for your event.

Event Checklist

Alumni Memorial Union Feedback Form

Food and Beverage Planning Tips

Sodexo Catering Fund