The University Club of Saint Paul




The University Club and its sister property, the downtown Saint Paul Athletic Club, provide the perfect backdrop for the celebration of a lifetime. Here, weddings are both grand and intimate, enveloped in the historic opulence of swirling staircases, shimmering chandeliers, sweeping views, and ornate architectural detail. Envisioning an outdoor ceremony? They’ll host you at Lookout Park on Summit Avenue, adjacent to the University Club, where your guests will enjoy stunning views of downtown Saint Paul and the river valley. Next, enjoy your reception in the Grand Ballroom. As the Saint Paul Athletic Club's main dining room, the Grand Ballroom has been painstakingly restored to its original (1917) appearance. It features breathtaking detail, including an intricate ornamental plaster ceiling, dark marble walls, and two-story windows. Whether you host a small or large wedding, your guests will be wowed, and you'll be relaxed. Professional catering and event staff work closely with each couple to meticulously plan every detail, ensuring that nothing is overlooked. Enjoy personal touches that will make the memories of your big day last a lifetime.

Venue Style

Private Club, City/Skyline View, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $2,000 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. There is also a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The fee for a ceremony is $500.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The University Club of Saint Paul is estimated at between $6,332 and $13,299 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight