McNamara Alumni Center

200 Oak Street S. E., Minneapolis, MN 55401 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About McNamara Alumni Center

Has your original wedding day been impacted or postponed, but you are still dreaming of walking down the aisle this year? We have launched a private ceremony package that is just for you!


- $1,000 for a ceremony up to 10 people in Memorial Hall, Johnson Great Room, or University Hall
- 3 hour rental - includes set-up, ceremony, and post-ceremony photos
- Accommodation for a “first look” -- two private dressing rooms with on-site staff to get you in place
- Built-in AV for vows and music in all rooms
- Great lighting in each room to live stream your ceremony to virtual guests
- Gorgeous photo opportunities within the building and outside on the landscaped plaza
- Have a private first dance together following the ceremony with convenient hook-up for music
- Complimentary bottle of champagne or sparkling cider


Hold a private ceremony in 2020 & receive discounted pricing if you return for a reception in 2021!

OPEN DATES: October 3rd, December 31st (NYE), and March 6th!

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.

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19 Reviews for McNamara Alumni Center

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kelsey · Married on 03/26/2016

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    So helpful and accommodating! I loved everyone we worked with and they were very helpful!

    Sent on 03/29/2016
  • User4370770 · 2+ years ago

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    Absolutely LOVE this place! It's the only venue we considered. Memorial Hall is spectacular, the architecture is amazing. The staff were extremely helpful throughout the entire process, but especially the day of. D'Amico catering is very pricey, but we got so many compliments on the food.

    Sent on 09/14/2015

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McNamara Alumni Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 4000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • 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
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    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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  • 200 Oak Street S. E. Minneapolis, MN, 55401 See on map
    612-439-2251 (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays.
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