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Your forever starts here. With space for up to 330 seated guests, 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? We’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.

Whether you host your wedding, reception, or the entire weekend with us, your guests will be wowed, and you'll be relaxed. That's because our professional catering and event staff works closely with each couple to meticulously plan every detail, ensuring that nothing is overlooked. We offer hands-on planning services, gourmet food, and the unique, personal touches that will make the memories of your big day last a lifetime.

You don’t have to be a member to host an event at the University Club or Saint Paul Athletic Club. To us, you’re already family. If you are a member, ask us about special member benefits for event hosting.

Additional Venues and Services

Now that we’ve figured out the wedding venue, it’s time to iron out the rest of your event. Looking for the perfect spot for a groom’s dinner, accommodations for your guests, or even a honeymoon location? Look no further. The University Club of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Athletic Club are part of the Commonwealth Properties group. Consider filling all of your wedding needs with the following venues:

  • W.A. Frost, the iconic Cathedral Hill restaurant serving new American cuisine in an old-world atmosphere. W.A. Frost is an ideal location for an upscale, intimate groom’s dinner or a day-after brunch.
  • Hotel 340, Saint Paul’s premier boutique hotel, is located in the same building as the Saint Paul Athletic Club, making it optimal for guest accommodations. Hosting your wedding at the Saint Paul Athletic Club or University Club? Enjoy a complimentary bridal suite at the hotel.
  • Stout’s Island Lodge is an historic resort on a private island. The former summer residence of a wealthy lumber baron, Stout’s Island Lodge is the ultimate escape — yet it’s just a two-hour drive from the Twin Cities. Perfect for a getaway, destination wedding, or a honeymoon.
  • Catering

    As hard as this may be to believe, the breathtaking architecture and incredible service aren’t even the first reasons people choose to host their events with us. The first reason? Our food.

    As the exclusive caterer for our venues, we offer gourmet dining that’s beyond compare. We’re known for artfully crafted, mouthwatering food that your guests will be talking about for years to come. Looking for something specific? We’ve partnered with some of the Twin Cities’ most exceptional caterers specializing in authentic global cuisine. Take your guests on an unforgettable food “vacation” to Italy, Thailand, India, Brazil, Morocco, France, or virtually anywhere you want to go — without having to leave town. Ask us for details.