The University Club

803 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The University Club

The University Club is a full service event venue located in Madison, Wisconsin. This classic venue has proudly hosted weddings and events for over 100 years. The retro venue is placed in the heart of University of Wisconsin’s beautiful campus. The event space is ideal for upscale affairs that will make you feel like you're stepping into the past with the charming turn-of-the-century venue.

Facilities and Capacities
The University Club can comfortably accommodate your big day, whether it be big or small. The venue boasts three unique event spaces that are ideal for any aspect of your wedding, from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. Sitting off the main drag of State Street, guests can get a stunning view of Lake Mendota and the Memorial Union, making it the perfect choice for a sophisticated wedding day.

Services Offered
The University Club offers a long list of services, all sure to make your big day run smoothly. Their talented wedding staff will work closely with you to make sure that every linen is in place, every piece of cake is perfectly cut and every detail is perfectly executed. Additional services include:

  • All inclusive packages
  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Clean up
  • Event planner
  • Pet friendly
  • Set up


Cuisine
The University Club offers both in-house catering and in-house bar services. They use only the freshest ingredients and are willing to work with you to create a personalized menu. They also offer bar services without a drink minimum, making great spirits more affordable. The skilled chefs and bartenders at The University Club will take care of all your culinary needs with comfort and care.

Accommodations
Located in the heart of the University of Wisconsin’s campus, The University Club provides a variety of accommodations for you. The venue is placed in downtown Madison, ensuring that you and your guests have multiple lodging options leading up to and after your big day. The club also has ample parking and wheelchair access.

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9 Reviews for The University Club

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Katherine · Married on 06/17/2017

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    The University Club was wonderful. We had our reception here. They had worked with most of our vendors before, and handled all the setup arrangements without needing my middle-man-ing at all really. Patrick Bailey is the new catering/events manager and while he wasn't there when we booked the venue, he was super responsive and fantastic. We had about 90 people total and that was a good number--the space can accommodate more but I think it would be tight if you went over 125 seated guests.

    The food was delicious, the venue had everything set up exactly as I wanted, and they were awesome. When you are a wedding there, you've rented the whole building, and there are back rooms and lounges that you can use for more intimate moments. We arranged for a special toast in honor of my husband's late father, and the U club handled setting that up in a back room. The patio was also perfect for my family members who don't like crowds to sit and smoke a cigar.

    Having my reception at the University Club was everything I hoped. Thank you!

    Sent on 06/20/2017
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    Gertrude · Married on 04/16/2016

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    Everything was exceptionally good. The service was excellent. The general manager was very professional, patient, courteous and very responsive. He was readily available throughout the planning process until the end of the reception after 11pm. The food was very good and we will forever be grateful to all the staff who our wedding day very memorable.

    Sent on 05/04/2016

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The University Club 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, 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? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Pet Friendly, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

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2 Endorsements

  • Wisconsin Historical Society
    Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Weddings

    Excellent reception venue in historic and elegant building. Very accommodating staff and exceptional appointments and service. I highly recommend the UW Club for wedding receptions.

  • Paulius Musteikis Weddings
    Paulius Musteikis Weddings Wedding Photographers

    University Club is one of those well-hidden gems of Madison Downtown. New management that stepped in few years ago really did a tremendous work and gathered finer banquet crew. This unique reception venue not only radiates charm and history but also serves fantastic food and has carefully selected staff that radiates hospitality and care. One of my favorite venues to work with!

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