University Center Club is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Tallahassee, Florida. This venue, which is located at the very center of the Florida State University Campus, is a premier and prestigious choice for a Tallahassee wedding celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
University Center Club provides an eclectic and versatile range of exclusive event spaces for a variety of celebrations.
Indoor receptions can be held in one of several ballrooms. The University Center Club Grande Ballroom, located on the third floor, occupies 7,770 square feet of event space and has a maximum capacity of up to 1,000 guests. The third floor also offers the East Ballroom, which has a maximum capacity of up to 300 guests, and the West Ballroom, with a maximum capacity of up to 400 guests. The third-floor patio is available for outdoor celebrations, boasting a maximum capacity of up to 250 guests and affording unmatched views of Bobby Bowden Field.
Indoor receptions are also available on the fourth and fifth floors of this facility. The fourth floor, known as the Dunlap Champions Club, is a premier wedding venue in the Tallahassee area. It offers a maximum capacity of up to 700 guests and is considered a go-to room for galas and other sophisticated events.
The fifth floor also offers a variety of event spaces for more intimate celebrations and meetings. This floor provides a variety of dining rooms with maximum capacities of up to 50 people. Collectively, the fifth floor can host up to 200 guests.
This venue provides excellent photo opportunities outside amidst the Florida State University Campus, on the terrace, or indoors in one of the beautifully appointed event spaces.
University Center Club hosts wedding showers, engagement parties, wedding ceremonies, receptions, and more. Couples can work with a private events director to ensure their big day is executed flawlessly and according to their unique vision. An all-inclusive package at this venue includes wedding day staples such as tables, chairs, linens, barware, flatware, glassware, and china. Other more general services include:
This venue offers full and comprehensive catering services with a variety of available menus and packages according to each client’s preference. Packages are customizable and include options like butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, gourmet plated entrees and displays, baked bread with butter, coffee and tea stands, and recommended add-ons such as specialty bars and late night snacks.
Hors d’oeuvres are available in hot and cold varieties, including delectable creative options like basil-stuffed strawberries, Caesar salad scones, macaroni and cheese poppers with ham, and Southern fried chicken fingers. Plated dinners include each couple’s choice of a salad and main entrée, which includes classics such as shrimp, steak, or chicken. Vegetarian options are also available. This venue also offers full bar services, such as house beers, wines, liquors, and specialty libations like house martinis.
13 Reviews for University Center Club at Florida State University
Recommended by 93% of couples
Tel A. · Married on 04/02/2021
Roe Vow Renewal 25th Anniversary Celebration
We chose this video as the space for our very special day. We could not have been more pleased. From the onset of the initial tour of the facility to the actual date of the event, everything was handled with class, professionalism, and class. They exceeded our expectations. We recommend this venue for your next occasion / celebration!Sent on 04/07/2021
University Center Club at Florida State University's reply:Thank you so much Tel Aviv! We loved being apart of your special day. Congratulations on 25 years of love and wonderful memories. We will see you on your 50th!
Michael B. · Married on 06/06/2020
We had the pleasure of working with one of the UCC's private event directors, Pam Monnier. For about a year she helped us plan our day down to the most minute detail. We really came to Pam with just a vague vision and she turned that seed of an idea into the most amazing reality. The detail in the decor (the handwritten chalk board messages, the table names, etc) was just beyond any expectations we could have had. Every one of the staff members at the UCC was just spectacular. They were friendly, attentive, and generally just superb to be around. Oh, and the food. Oh. My. God. I was blown away when we did our initial tasting and the day of quality was equal. Just top notch. You cannot go wrong with the UCC.Sent on 06/08/2020
University Center Club at Florida State University's reply:Thank you so much for the glowing review Michael, It was truly a joy to work with you and Maverick. I was honored to be a part of your day.
Courtney · Married on 06/20/2015
We had our ceremony & reception here in June 2015 with Kaley as our wedding coordinator and I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding! Kaley was great to work with and always replied in a timely manner. The club was also very flexible, as we decided the week of to change the ceremony inside instead of outside due to the heat. The staff throughout the wedding worked hard to ensure we had a quick change from ceremony to reception. In addition, they made sure that we had everything we needed in order to make our day the best! We decided to choose the stations option as far as food and it was the most delicious food that I have had! I would definitely recommend anyone to the University Center Club, especially to work with Kaley! She helped us remind of little details and made sure that we were there to just enjoy the day!Sent on 11/30/2015
Team of University Center Club at Florida State University
Private Event Director
With over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Pam knew early on that a life in the exciting, fast-paced field of resort, restaurant and event management was the life for her. After working her way through college in various restaurant jobs (remember the old Silver Slipper?), she decided to turn her passion into a career.
After graduating with a Business Degree in Hospitality Administration from Florida State University, she began her career working on a 5-star resort on Captiva Island. After five years with the resort, she left for a while to try life up North (aka Atlanta) working for the Peasant Restaurants. At the age of 29, she returned to the gulf coast islands to open a restaurant and catering company on Sanibel Island. This was a fun and exciting adventure, but after 4 years, she sold her shares and move back to the capital city when she met her husband-to-be who was a pilot based in Tallahassee. Happy to be back in her home town, she continued her path in hospitality management as the general manager of the Chez Pierre Restaurant. It was here that she discovered her love of planning special events. She soon took a job at the University Center Club as a Private Event Director. After eight years in this capacity, she decided that with two small kids at home, she should try the 9 to 5 life. She returned to her alma mater as the Director of Industry Relations for the Dedman School of Hospitality where she worked with other students with the same passions as herself. As her kids got older, she yearned to be "back in the trenches" so she joined several other UCC alums at the newly renovated Hotel Duval as the Director of Meetings and Special Events. Other stops along the way back to the University Center Club include projects at Honey Lake Plantation, John Gandy Events and freelance event planning and catering. She is happy to have found her way back home to family and friends at the University Center Club and is enjoying the expanded role that includes the Dunlap Champions Club and Skyboxes.
Over the years, Pam has been fortunate to be able to plan and execute thousands of events of all shapes and sizes. With over 400 weddings under her belt, she is a certified Marriott® Wedding Professional and was the founding President of the Tallahassee Association of Wedding Professionals. She has served on a variety of boards and committees over the years, but has recently decided to slow it down so she can enjoy her family as both her kids start on their college journeys. When she has free time, she loves working in the yard, mixed media art and travels any chance she gets.
The UCC is such a fun and unique place to get married! Whether you're an FSU fan or not, nothing compares to their gorgeous ballrooms and upper deck overlooking the stadium! Their catering services are also impeccable, so you can rest easy knowing your guests will have an amazing experience. Kaley has been there for years and always takes great care of her brides!
Excellent venue for your wedding or event. Wonderful friendly and caring staff. We highly recommend the University Center for next wedding.
The University Center Club is a wonderful place to hold an event. Robin Wharton and her staff are a smooth running machine. She and her whole crew are very pleasant to deal with and always have smiles on their faces. There is never any drama with the University Center Club. Couple that with the excellent facilities and you have a great event. The setting is beautiful, and the staff work efficiently and quietly to make the event really sparkle. If you are having an event it is a great place to be.