Corporate & Social Event Venue in St. Paul

An historic venue for your business or social gatherings.

Host Your Gathering at The Club

The Summit Avenue Clubhouse, located on Summit Avenue offers multiple rooms to choose from for your special event.

Open to Non-Members

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

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We Welcome the Following:

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Business Meetings
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Holiday Parties
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Birthdays
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Anniversaries
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Family Gatherings
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Educational Seminars
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Children's Pool Parties (Members Only)
Private event catering

On-Site Event Catering

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’ll work closely with you to create your perfect menu.

See Catering Menu

Children's Pool Parties

Children’s birthday parties (under 10 guests) June – August. Pool parties are only available for members.

Kids jumping into a pool

A Variety of Event Spaces

Choose from any of the following event spaces at The University Club.

Ramsey Room

University Club members enjoy a breathtaking view in our formal dining room.

Summit Room

Ample windows provide natural light and splendid views of Summit Avenue, the downtown skyline, and the Mississippi River Valley. Original wood paneling, an ornate plaster ceiling, and the wood-burning fireplace create a warm, inviting atmosphere.

150 guests | Round and rectangular tables
120 guests | Round tables of 8 and 10
175 guests | Theater style
200 guests | Reception style
75 guests | Half moon rounds

Terrace

This light-filled space was originally a canopied open terrace. Now enclosed in order to be enjoyed year-round, the terrace features large windows overlooking downtown; Iit is often used in conjunction with the Summit Room.

100 guests | Reception style
48 guests | Round tables of 8

Library

Nothing evokes cozy sophistication like a grand library. The Club's extensive literary collection lines the walls of the Library, which offers a great view and an ideal setting for smaller gatherings.

20 guests | Conference style
40 guests | Reception style

Overlook

The Overlook Room earns its name from the splendid view of the historic Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House, Summit Avenue, and the Mississippi River Valley. Expansive windows and a wood-burning fireplace make this room ideally suited to a wide array of parties, and dinners.

25 guests | Open square
80 guests | Reception style
60 guests | Round tables of 8

Varsity Grill

The unique structure and beautiful views of the Varsity Grill leave a lasting impression to all who visit. The Varsity Grill features its own fully stocked bar and also provides deck access - room available to rent October-May only.

40 guests | Round tables
75 guests | Reception style

Fireside Room

Located on the first floor, adjacent to the Ramsey Room, the Member Bar provides a natural "meeting and greeting" place.

Member Bar

Located on the first floor, adjacent to the Ramsey Room, the Member Bar provides a natural "meeting and greeting" place.

Commonwealth Properties Events

The University Club is a sister property to other award-winning event venues.