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McNamara Alumni Center

Minneapolis, MN View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
21 reviews
Up to 400 guests

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Up to 400 guests

The McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis is an elegant celebration venue with wood and copper interiors inspired by the Minnesota landscape. The venue offers two stunning settings for wedding receptions--Memorial Hall accommodates up to 400 guests; University Hall up to 150 guests--both accommodating ceremonies, too.

Other amenities McNamara offers include: Award-winning D'Amico Catering, our exclusive on-site caterer; an adjacent 500-car parking ramp with event rates between $8.00-$13.00 per car; and adjacent Graduate Hotel, connected to McNamara by tunnel, with 304 sleeping rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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21 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Haili H. Married on 09/04/2021
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    Absolutely perfect!

    They were so easy to work with along the planning journey and on the day of they were so friendly and excited for me and my husband. I had last minute changes and they were so accommodating . They do have an exclusive caterer which scared me at first but they were just amazing as the venue staff.
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    Outdoor Elements in Indoor Setting

    McNamara University Hall was the perfect location for our wedding ceremony. The copper walls and numerous windows made for an absolutely beautiful venue. We really appreciate how detailed oriented, organized, and responsive, Courtney was. She even went above and beyond to remind us that we could use the main hall to use for photos if there was no event scheduled during the same time. Also, excellent value, great service, and did I already mention it made for an elegant venue to get married? It was about 100 degrees the day of our wedding, but we still had the outdoor elements of the birch trees, shrubbery, and water fountain, while being nice and cool inside. Highly recommend!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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200 Oak Street S.E. Minneapolis, MN, 55455
(612) 624-9831

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Closed Saturdays and Sundays.
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McNamara Alumni Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at McNamara Alumni Center?

McNamara Alumni Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of McNamara Alumni Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by McNamara Alumni Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at McNamara Alumni Center for wedding events?

McNamara Alumni Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does McNamara Alumni Center offer?

McNamara Alumni Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does McNamara Alumni Center offer for wedding events?

McNamara Alumni Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does McNamara Alumni Center have available for wedding events?

McNamara Alumni Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend McNamara Alumni Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

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

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