You deserve the perfect backdrop for the celebration of a lifetime.
An Unforgettable Venue
The Club’s Summit Room and Terrace provide an unforgettable venue for a groom’s dinner, bridal celebration, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and/or reception.
With second-to-none service and an upscale, intimate vibe, brides and grooms report feeling like they've hosted their wedding at the stunning mansion of a close friend.
Envisioning an outdoor ceremony? We’ll host you at Overlook Park on Summit Avenue, adjacent to the University Club, where your guests will enjoy stunning views of downtown Saint Paul and the river valley.
Ceremonies are also available at Boyd Park, Cochran Park, and Nathan Hale Park, all of which are within a couple blocks of the University Club.
Outdoor ceremonies must be booked through Saint Paul’s Parks and Recreation Department
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.
Experienced Event Coordinators
Our detail-oriented staff takes pride in making sure your wedding is tailored to your perfect specifications.
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.
Free Full Executive Membership for Six MonthsSee Membership Benefits
You’ve already made the most important decision—whom to spend your life with. Now you’re realizing that this decision comes along with a whole lot of other choices, like where to host the biggest event of your life.
Venue is everything. It says so much about who you are and what kind of event you want to have. Will it be all white tie and champagne? Glitz and glam? Great Gatsby chic? Old world elegance? Understated and relaxed? Refined and sophisticated? A breathtaking, over-the-top event of the century? An immersive weekend getaway that—literally and figuratively—transports your guests?
It all starts with place. Place is more than four walls. It’s the feeling your guests get when they step through the door. Will their jaws drop?
When you select the right setting, you won’t have to blow your budget on décor. The venue itself will bring your vision to life. And you can still customize to your heart’s content. Think of it like starting with a filet mignon instead of a hot dog: You can add all your favorite toppings to either dish, but they’ll never compare.
The best part: The filet mignon doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. When elegance, sophistication, and unparalleled taste are built right into the venue, a high-class event is simply part of the package.
So start dreaming. At Commonwealth Companies, we’re dream-weavers. We’ve provided the backdrop to the region’s most unforgettable, talked-about, Instagrammed, Pinterest-boarded, flawlessly executed wedding ceremonies, receptions, cocktail hours, groom’s dinners, rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, gift openings, and more.
Whether your event calls for the tranquil privacy of a secluded island or the chic glamour of a historic urban penthouse, Commonwealth Companies deliver an unparalleled blend of elegance and service.
With more than a dozen event spaces between them, the University Club and Saint Paul Athletic Club offer a diverse range of settings to suit every need. Our dedicated, professional catering staff is ready to attend to each detail, from event design to impeccable execution. We listen closely and help create a unique event that's tailored from start to finish, with a broad array of décor, entertainment, and menu options.
Whether you're looking to host two guests or 400 guests, the University Club and Saint Paul Athletic Club will help you create memories to last a lifetime. You do not need to be a member to hold a private event at the University Club, but members do receive special benefits.
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