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.
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:
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.
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.
10 Reviews for The University Club
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kate Schneider · Married on 06/22/2019
Our guests loved it (and so did we!)
My husband and I are so glad we chose to get married at The University Club, it made planning our wedding easy (or, at least as easy as wedding planning can be!) They had every detail covered - we dropped off some decorations and our wedding day, everything was set up beautifully. The food is delicious, and the staff are friendly and attentive. It's a perfect location for overnight guests with hotels within walking distance, and we all were able to grab a pitcher at the terrace and bar crawl after the reception!
Also, our guests loved it - they were able to take advantage of the beautiful summer night and sit out on the patio (we also had games out there), socialize in the lounge area, stay in the dining room, or hit the dance floor. The layout is great for allowing people to find their own space to mingle. We had our rehearsal dinner the night before in the basement, which has a vintage hunting lodge vibe.Sent on 10/24/2019
Lindsey · Married on 08/04/2018
The University Club is a Fantastic venue. It provided great food, great service, and flexibility. I have a complicated diet restriction that was accommodated beautifully. Sarah does a great job communicating and responds quickly to requests. My guests were so impressed with the quality of the food that was served from the appetizers to the their dinner options. (However the cake that they provided was not good-we ended up being reimbursed for the low quality of the cake, Sarah did a great job communicating to us after the event.) They did a great job working well with other vendors. The beauty of this building can speak for itself and does not need many decorations to make it look like a wedding venue. The location is perfect and the ability to reserve rooms at the Lowell center (which is a block away) makes the UW club one of the best wedding venues in Madison. There is no food and drink minimum which allowed us to stay on budget. Overall great experience!Sent on 09/09/2018
Katherine · Married on 06/17/2017
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.Sent on 06/20/2017
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!
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.
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!