The University Club

803 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 Map · Phone number
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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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10 Reviews for The University Club

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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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    Lindsey · Married on 08/04/2018

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    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
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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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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?
    $ 1000.00
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

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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  • 803 State Street Madison, Wisconsin, 53703 See on map
    608-856-3319 (Phone number)

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