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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Brooke B. · Married on 07/12/2021
I was the Wedding Planner for Jeff and Keiran’s wedding at McNamara Alumni Center on December 31, 2019. We were blown away by the overall experience and the venue itself met and exceeded all of our expectations. From day one with communication, to on site assistance with set up, the staff that helped to make Jeff and Keiran’s day run smoothly, couldn’t have been nicer and very professional. The catering staff was just as amazing and the food is something guests still talk about today. This venue played a huge part in the success of the wedding and I would highly recommend it to any of my future brides and clients.Sent on 05/12/2020
Kelsey · Married on 03/26/2016
So helpful and accommodating! I loved everyone we worked with and they were very helpful!Sent on 03/29/2016
User4370770 · 2+ years ago
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
Looking to plan an in-person Spring wedding? McNamara has two zones for wedding celebrations: University Hall for < 150 people and Memorial Hall for > 150 people. We only have a few Saturday openings left in Spring 2022!
Grab one of these dates to receive $200 off your venue package: